Opening March 18, Woodblock will focus on seasonal fare sourced locally. With snacks like Herb Roasted Olives, to small plates like heirloom carrots with maple syrup, to entrees like braised oxtail butternut squash risotto, Woodblock has something on the menu for everybody.
The bar will have a wide selection of spirits, especially from local distilleries like Sun Liquor, Woodinville Whiskey, and Oola.
The 2,300 square foot space has 76 seats, with 12 seats at the bar. The interior features woven pendant lamps, a bar made out of reclaimed Douglas fir, and a custom piece of woodcut art by Charles Spitzack, a homage to the name Woodblock.
Woodblock, located on Cleveland Street in the Old Town Lofts, is the long-time dream of now first-time restaurant owners Carolyn and Tony Scott.
The Scotts are Redmond residents and wanted to create a restaurant that would be comfortable as well as a good place for a date, family dinner, or just a bite at the bar with friends. It’s conveniently located next to the Connector Trail and near the forthcoming Redmond Central Park.
“Carolyn and I met 20 years ago working at The Painted Table in Seattle,” said Tony. “Opening our own restaurant has always been a long-held dream of ours — and the timing was finally right.”
Woodblock will be open 4-11 p.m. daily and until 12 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Happy hour is daily from 4-6 p.m. in the bar, and there will be a late night menu from 10 p.m. to close.
Woodblock is located at 16175 Cleveland St. in Redmond.