West Seattle restaurants: Cassis’s successor to be Bistro Marée

Happened onto a bit of restaurant news while out and about today: The successor to suddenly shuttered Cassis at 2820 Alki SW will be called Bistro Marée, according to notices now up in the windows at 2820 Alki SW. It’s been six days since we reported on the closure of Cassis, after hearing from readers who got the news when trying to make reservations; proprietor Jef Fike announced last Saturday, December 19th, that the preceding evening had been the last one for Cassis – at this location, anyway. We confirmed it in person, finding him there that morning while contents were boxed up and moved out; he told us only that he would not be reopening anywhere in West Seattle. (His restaurant had a storied past on Capitol Hill, closing almost a decade before he opened on Alki.) But then, shortly after we published the first version of our report, Cassis chef Andy Dekle called to say he and other members of the “ownership group” planned to reopen the restaurant at the Alki location; as we subsequently reported, he thought at the time it would keep the name. But now, the new one is posted, listing Dekle and Megan Hartz “formerly of Cassis” as proprietors, and promising “Northwest-inspired French cuisine.” We’ll of course be following up.

7 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Cassis's successor to be Bistro Marée"

  • ws_suzanne December 25, 2015 (11:39 pm)

    I loved Cassis. It was one of my favorite special occasion restaurants on Alki.

    I’m really looking forward to discovering what Andy Dekle and Megan Hartz create at their new Bistro Maree, and wishing great success for all involved — including Jef Fike.

  • M.P. December 26, 2015 (9:15 am)

    Wonderful news.Dekle is a fabulous chef and Alki needs this place. We will certainly patronize the new bistro.

  • Jeff December 26, 2015 (6:19 pm)

    I hope Emily will still be making great cocktails!! Love the spot – looking forward to its reopening!

  • 35 years in West Seattle December 27, 2015 (11:23 pm)

    A true gem.
    Wonderful commitment to excellent cuisine.

  • James December 31, 2015 (11:59 am)

    Any updates on re-opening under the new name?

    • WSB December 31, 2015 (12:24 pm)

      Most recent thing we’ve heard: A reader forwarded us a reply he’d received from the new operators saying they hoped to reopen within two weeks.

  • Ws_deb January 2, 2016 (7:55 pm)

    Can’t wait to try it. Food was great at Cassis. Manager was a turn off.

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