Heliotrope Architects and Price Erickson completed a trio of distinctive cozy restaurants in Seattle
Bar Melusine, Bateau and General Porpoise is a trio of restaurants that are part of Sea Creatures, Renee Erickson’s James Beard Award winning restaurant group. Heliotrope Architects teamed up with Price Erickson and created one large volume divided into three unique and intimately scaled dining venues stretching down the city block in Seattle’s bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood.
“Bateau re-imagines the recently retired Sea Creatures restaurant, Boat Street Café, as a modern steak house with a view into an in-house dry-aging room. General Porpoise, a doughnut shop and multi-roaster serving filled, yeasted doughnuts is a sun-lit, bright, white space accented with shocks of radish pink. All three dining rooms hug the street and position diners close to a tall, expansive, glass storefront. Detailing is traditional, pared-down to a crisp, contemporary line. Herringbone flooring in wood and tile, rustic whitewashed wood siding, brass fixtures, and custom lights give consonance to the whole,” explains Heliotrope Architects PLLC