New Ballard Restaurant: Copine

After the much-loved, top fine-dining restaurant Book Bindery (North Queen Anne) closed on June 28, 2014, the city was a-buzz with their plans for a new venture, called Copine. Back in October 2014, the restaurant venture had successfully reached its first round of financing, but a location had not been solidified.

But now, Copine is finally here, and the location is our historic Ballard neighborhood! The new Ballard restaurant opened on July 5th, and is located on 24th Avenue NW. The 64-seat eatery features a unique menu of American and French fusion. “We offer contemporary American cuisine executed with classical French technique and attention to detail,” Copine’s website notes.

Some of the highlights from the starter menu are Ahi Tuna Crudo with compressed watermelon, puffed rice, jalapeno, and mizuna salad; Hudson Valley Foie Gras Terrine with Collins Family Orchard cherries and candied pistachio; and House Smoked Pork Belly with sugar time peaches, shaved celery and pork jus. From the main entree selection, the Crispy Skin Sablefish with “bonito consommé” and pickled vegetables, or the Pan Roasted Anderson Ranch Lamb Rack with house made falafel, golden raisins, cauliflower, and lamb jus both look delightful!

Copine also has a mouthwatering dessert menu and thoughtful selection of wines by the glass and the bottle.

Just a 5-minute drive from the Hotel - or a 10-minute walk - up north along 24th Ave NW after crossing NW Market Street, Copine is a special new Seattle eatery to try during your stay.