As a showcase of the Pacific Northwest, The George will offer a modern, brasserie-inspired dining experience in the heart of downtown Seattle featuring the freshest seafood straight from local waters and dry aged meats sourced from farms across the state and region. Artisan cheeses will be provided by local dairies, and seasonal Pacific Northwest fruits and vegetables from local farmers and sustainable foragers.
Originally opened in 1924, Fairmont Olympic Hotel’s dining room has served as the social hub of Seattle for many decades. From hosting fashion icons and legendary musicians to top philanthropists and tastemakers, the space has been a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Through the years, the classic dining room has been the setting for generations of events and has become a memorable part the Seattle dining scene. The new name pays homage to the history of the cherished dining room, while evolving into a new era and introducing fresh traditions.
The George makes its debut with a stunning new look by Spanish design studio Lázaro Rosa-Violán (LRV) that honors the space’s famed history and soaring classical framework, while incorporating fresh and timeless interior designs, as well as a new beautifully crafted bar and a dedicated street entrance from Seneca Street at the corner of 5th Avenue. Still guided by the vernacular of the building’s original architect George B. Post, many of the unique design elements remain the same, while bringing in a new overall interior aesthetic.