Ethan Stowell Restaurants Opening new Victor Tavern Location in Edmonds, WA

EDMONDS, WA — Ethan Stowell Restaurants is thrilled to announce the grand opening of a new location for The Victor Tavern at 550 Main St, Suite 100, Edmonds, WA 98020. Under the culinary leadership of Chef Taylor Johnson and the expert beverage direction of Erik Carlson, the new Victor Tavern promises to be a vibrant addition to the Edmonds community.

The daily menu at The Victor Tavern Edmonds focuses on playful and casual tavern fare made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Guests can enjoy tavern burgers and sandwiches, small shareable plates, large salads, and a variety of large plate dinners. Highlights include the Smoky Tavern Wings with hot sauce and blue cheese dip, Steak Frites with flatiron steak and parmesan fries, and Fried Castelvetrano Olives.

Burger lovers will delight in the 6oz patties of grass-fed natural beef served on brioche buns. Crowd favorites include the Victory Burger with lettuce, onion, bread & butter pickles, American cheese, and secret sauce, the Truffle Smash Burger with truffles, mushrooms, gruyère, and truffle aioli, and the Veg Head with a plant-based patty, avocado, Mama Lil’s peppers, lettuce, tomato, onion, and aged cheddar. Sandwich highlights include a French Dip with prime rib, griddled onion, and horseradish mayo, and The Phoenix with spicy fried chicken thigh, pepper jack, lettuce, pickle, and jalapeño aioli.

Happy hour at The Victor Tavern Edmonds runs nightly from 4 to 6 PM, offering a selection of small plates, burgers, and beverages, including $9-$10 cocktails, $8 draft beers, and $9 glasses of wine.

Weekend brunch will be offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Featured dishes include Vanilla Malted Griddle Cakes served with applewood bacon and sage & maple sausage, Eggs Benedict with a choice of smoked salmon lox, applewood bacon, or prime rib, and a Breakfast Smash Burger with a fried egg, american cheese, sweet pickle, lettuce, and onion. For the thirsty, brunch features Victor Mimosa Service with a whole bottle of sparkling wine and fresh orange juice, Bloody Marys and rotation house slushy frozen cocktails. 

Erik Carlson, ESR’s Executive Beverage Director, has crafted a beverage program featuring a trio of categories including Quick Draw- Slushy Cocktails and Espresso Martinis on tap, Sours, Punches & Fizzes, and Stirred & Spirit Driven Cocktails. Selections include the Copalita Punch– a frozen slushy cocktail with tequila, mezcal, amaro, lime, grapefruit, and Aleppo pepper, the Amalfi Swizzle with gin, Aperol, lemon, passionfruit, and ginger, and the Derringerwith bourbon, curaçao, coffee liqueur, and orange zest. There are multiple house specialty non-alcoholic cocktails alongside house sodas and caffé vita coffee and cold brew. Local beers on tap and a curated wine selection by the glass and bottle are also available. 

“The culinary community in Edmonds is among the best in the Pacific NW and we are honored to be in such great company,” says Chef Ethan Stowell, Founder & CEO of Ethan Stowell Restaurants. “This new location will offer the same great burgers and delicious tavern fare that the Victor is known for, served within what could be our most beautiful restaurant build-out to date. We aim to be the go-to spot for a lively post-work happy hour or a great place to enjoy a game with friends.”

Located on Main Street in downtown Edmonds, The Victor Tavern is making its new home in a beautifully restored 6,714 square foot space, originally built in 1954 as a Thriftway Grocery Store, now part of the Main Street Commons development. This dynamic development also features Molly Moon’s Ice Cream, Copper Pot Bakery, Johnny Mo’s Pizza, and Virtue Cellars Tasting Room. The historic restoration project has been meticulously overseen by Okano Picard Studio (Architect), Wilcox Construction Inc. (General Contractor), and Specialty Woods (Casework). Outside, the new restaurant hosts a spacious covered and heated 24-seat patio that looks out onto the 440-square-foot communal Main Street commons courtyard. The courtyard has plans to host live music with amphitheater seating, making it an ideal spot for both community gatherings and outdoor dining. Within the restaurant proper, the new Victor Tavern offers an array of seating options, including a 34-seat bar, an 82-seat downstairs dining area (including a flexible 18-seat private dining room), and an upstairs dining area with 28 traditional seats and 12-16 seats designated for bowling. The upstairs area is designed as a game-forward room featuring three lanes of rollerball by US Bowling and two shuffleboard tables. At this time the upstairs gaming area is not yet open pending final permit approval, however, there are plans for the gaming area to open by mid-June.

Sports and sports viewing of both local and national contests is a central theme for the Victor Tavern and dining enthusiasts will be able to watch their favorite games on one of ten large screen televisions placed throughout the bar and restaurant. Both current Victor Tavern locations are official Mariners Bar League locations with Mariners games always available. 

The restaurant space retains its original wood barrel vault ceiling and features an open kitchen concept and a horseshoe bar with eight taps. Modern lighting, earth-tone leather, and mixed materials including unfinished cement and midcentury wallpaper create a contemporary urban atmosphere that will be familiar to fans of ESR restaurant spaces.

For those who enjoy inside information, we will also be opening a Victor Tavern in Eastlake this summer. Further details forthcoming!

For reservations or more information, please contact The Victor Tavern Edmonds at 425-599-4110 or visit:

Victor Tavern Edmonds 550 Main St, Suite 100 Edmonds, WA 98020 Phone: 425-599-4110

Written by Charles Koh

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