Stoneburner Restaurant and the Olympic Rooftop Pavilion to Open in Seattle’s Hotel Ballard

Ballard – Seattle restaurateurs James Weimann and Deming Maclise are adding a new restaurant and rooftop event space to their already impressive stable of restaurants and bars. The masterminds behind Bastille Café & Bar, Poquitos, Macleod’s Scottish Pub, and the newly opened Von Trapp’s are slated to open Stoneburner on the street level of the new Hotel Ballard along with the Olympic Rooftop Pavilion, a private event space atop the hotel, sometime in late spring.

The restaurant gets its name from Jason Stoneburner, longtime chef at Bastille. Chef Stoneburner and Bastille general manager and wine director James Lechner will be operating partners at the new restaurant, dividing their time between the two Ballard Avenue locations. The menu will revolve around stone hearth cooking and handmade pastas, with a dedication to using farm fresh and artisan foods. Chef Stoneburner will be showcasing the best of the Northwest with local fish, shellfish, meats, and seasonal vegetables, while exploring a more rustic cooking style than that of Bastille. Lechner is putting together an Italian-influenced wine program, and Erik Carlson, bar operations manager of Bastille, will be taking on the role of creating a cocktail program to complement the menu. The restaurant will be open for lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner.

Weimann and Maclise will be furnishing the space with architectural objects and antiques from around the globe, including pieces from the decommissioned Italian Embassy in Buenos Aires. The 3,500 square-foot restaurant will seat approximately 125 and include a private dining room that seats 16 guests for intimate events. The front of the restaurant will be made up of NanaWalls that can slide open to the action on bustling Ballard Avenue on sunny days.

Stoneburner is located at 5214 Ballard Avenue NW. To learn more about Stoneburner and the Olympic Rooftop Pavilion, visit (coming soon)

Perched atop the Hotel Ballard will be the Olympic Rooftop Pavilion, a 1,400 square-foot glass event space with incredible views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier. The space is hemmed in on the west and south sides by glass NanaWalls that can slide together and provide a wind block or open completely. The deck is heated, with radiant floors, two fireplaces, and a water feature, and will fit 100 people for a seated event or 150 for a cocktail reception. Stoneburner will provide food and wine for the space exclusively, with Carlson on hand to create customized cocktails for events. The versatile space will make a wide range of stunning events possible.

Booking can be arranged with Holly Robinson at and Elisabeth Spring at

About Hotel Ballard
A boutique property located in the heart of historic Ballard, Hotel Ballard, is slated to open in May 2013. Located at 5216 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, the hotel boasts 29 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites overlooking the Olympic Mountains. Just minutes from downtown and steps from the Sunday farmers market, a plethora of culinary delights and coffee shops galore, shopping, and the city’s key attractions. The hotel houses its own restaurant, Stoneburner, a rooftop pavilion with private event space, as well as complimentary 24-hour access to the Olympic Athletic Club for guests, and much more. To make reservations or for more information, visit or call 206.789.5012.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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