Tour David Machado’s New Pearl District Restaurant, Tanner Creek Tavern

Posted on 01/24/2018

One of the city’s most anticipated restaurants opens tomorrow: Tanner Creek Tavern will light the burners to serve globally inspired plates by chef Trevor Payne (Olympia Provisions, Little Bird Bistro) at 875 NW Everett St. As the photos below reveal, the 5,000-square-foot space adjacent to the new Hampton Inn Suites has a commanding atmosphere overseen by an open kitchen, with a 28-seat circular bar at its heart.

Along with lots of concrete, steel, blond wood, and natural light, Tanner Creek’s defining element is a black-and-white wall mural of the restaurant’s namesake Tanner Creek and tannery, built in 1845 in the nearby Goose Hollow neighborhood. The restaurant’s lounge area seats 48, with 66 seats in the dining room.

Tanner Creek’s full menus are now on the website. The dishes come in a wide range of styles, from power-lunch showstoppers to breezy salads for a relaxed afternoon with a glass of wine.

Along with a daily seafood special, Tanner Creek provides upscale offerings like harissa-stewed clams with fried potato and roasted fennel; eggplant tortellini with tomato butter and smoked ricotta salata; and grilled coulotte steak and braised shank with fingerling potatoes, beef jus, and English Stilton. The wine list centers on South America, with many options from Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

Tanner Creek Tavern opens for dinner seven nights a week tomorrow, September 12. It will add happy hour on Tuesday, September 19, and lunch will launch on September 26. Take a peek inside:

Floor-to-ceiling roll-up doors let in lots of light
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Concrete, steel, and blond wood, with a black-and-white mural of the old Tanner Creek tannery along one wall
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A table just steps from Tanner Creek’s open kitchen
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Tanner Creek’s 28-seat bar area
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Partitions offer seclude dining
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The sunny hall at Tanner Creek Tavern
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