Restaurateur Tom Douglas, a highly respected fixture in the Seattle dining scene, has joined forces with the Nordstrom department store to debut Jeannie’s at the Fashion Show mall this fall.
Revealed back in June, the restaurant will replace the now shuttered, 15-year-old Marketplace Café and has been allocated an estimated construction budget of $2 million for the speedy overhaul.
The operator of 16 diverse restaurants, from fine dining to the Dahlia Bakery, Douglas unveiled Department Bento inside Nordstrom’s Bellevue Square store earlier this year.
Awarded the title of James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur in 2012 and recipient of the 1994 James Beard Award for Best Northwest Chef, the under wraps Jeannie’s concept will mark Douglas’ first expansion out of the Pacific Northwest. Any hints of launching an independent Las Vegas restaurant in the near future have not yet be dropped.
The Marketplace Café served a casual American menu on the third floor, during the store’s opening hours. Until Jeannie’s arrives, hungry and thirsty shoppers are being directed to the Ebar coffee shop on the first floor, right by the main entrance inside the mall.
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