Queen City Grill is an iconic Seattle Restaurant & Bar located on 1st Ave & Blanchard in Belltown. The building was established in 1910, occupied by the “Queen City Saloon”. Peter Lamb, Robert Eickhof & Steve Good took a chance on opening one of the first fine dining establishments in Seattle. Renaming her the “Queen City Grill”, the space re-opened it doors under new ownership in the fall of 1987. As time went on Queen City Grill became a place where the average person could mingle with celebrities and music artists. There are 30 years of fond memories for many Seattle locals and visitors alike as QCG and over 100 years of history in it’s prior life as the Queen City Saloon.
On New Years Day 2017, Queen City Grill was set to close it’s doors forever. The community had been rallying to “Save the Queen!”, to no avail. However, a QCG alumnus, Trevor Greenwood, who previously managed the Queen City Grill and now owns the Cantinetta Restaurant Group returned to save her. Cantinetta Restaurant Group took over the space to keep one of the longest standing Restaurants in Seattle & it’s history intact.
After shutting down for several months for interior restorations, Queen City Grill was re-opened May 24, 2017. Chef Brian Cartenuto, the original Chef of Trevor Greenwood’s first restaurant, Cantinetta (Wallingford) has returned to take on Queen City Grill with his innovative menu items and thoughtfully sourced product. Kevin Stewart, QCG Alumnus, part owner & current Bar Manager spent years cultivating a loyal following tending bar. General Manager Amon Mende, another QCG alumnus, has returned to the Queen to ensure she’s around for another 30 years to come. Thank you for visiting us, we look forward to serving you!