Lucky timing and hot weather provided an opportunity for a quick look inside The Lookout, a new neighborhood bar/pub opening later this month in the the remodeled Artemis space on Bellevue Ave E. Scheduled to open June 19th, The Lookout is looking good: warm wood floors, seating, and wainscoting, and lovely, bright mural paintings from artists NKO and NTG.
The windows of the space have been papered over for months, keeping the interior remodel and in-progress wall murals very hush hush. Today, the front door was open and the architect/designer (Bryce?) was happy to chat for a minute about the opening schedule.
Happily, The Lookout plans to start using the building’s back patio for outdoor seating; it is partially shaded and has a terrific westerly view with all the usual suspects you would expect to see when perched over I-5. ( Lake Union, Queen Anne, the Needle, the Sound, and beyond.)
The Lookout is a new place with new concept, new interior, new menu, new whatever-else, yet owned by the same pair who ran Artemis. On the closure of Artemis and the reinvention to The Lookout, Owners Oscar and Boris say,
While we miss being a destination for casual fine dining, we remain committed to bringing you the same level of excellence as a neighborhood bar/pub. We look forward to introducing you to The Lookout in the near future. The back patio is already in place and we’ll be delighted to have you join us to enjoy it.
I’m looking forward to chillaxin’ on that patio. You?