The loss of Walter’s hit the Sunset Hill community hard this winter, but pretty soon, there will be a new restaurant to help reinvigorate 32nd Ave NW.
Samara, opening at 6414 32nd Ave NW, is owned by chef Eric Anderson. Anderson, originally from Illinois, told Seattle Met that he gained inspiration for Samara from working at two restaurants in Portland, Besaw’s and Higgins. He wanted to mimic the open kitchen ambiance, and create a restaurant with a strong neighborhood appeal.
With an emphasis on seasonal dishes, the menu will include charred onigiri with dungeness crab, which Anderson said is a nod to Asian and French influences meeting in the Pacific Northwest.
The bistro’s name, Samara, is the word for a winged seed which falls from maple trees. Anderson told the Met that the name is also in reference to a house by Frank Lloyd Wright, which influenced the decor of the restaurant: copper features, rustic pottery, and a wood-and-brick interior.
Samara is slated to open in February — we’ll update when we know their opening date.
All photos from Samara’s Facebook page