Pier 57 Celebrates the Legacy of Seattle Seafood


When summer rolls around in the Pacific Northwest, there is nothing quite like an experience on Seattle’s celebrated waterfront. Tourists and visitors alike flock to the area to take in the panoramic views of Mount Rainier, Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay, and enjoy the area’s celebrated shops and restaurants. While the area has undergone a transformation with the SR 99 Tunnel, the waterfront’s eclectic food scene is also celebrating a new revival. This spring Pier 57 has launched a brand-new menu at Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, Seattle’s beloved waterfront restaurant adjacent to the Seattle Great Wheel.

With Chef Nick Novello at the helm, the new menu pays homage to the history and legacy of Seattle’s beloved seafood culture. The restaurant celebrates chef-inspired, classic dishes with creative twists. Menu highlights include: Freshly Shucked Oysters with Grapefruit Mignonette; Shrimp Brodo with Housemade Ricotta Dumpling, made with a broth enriched by some of the 1,500 shrimp shells the restaurant produces in a month (more on this delicious, waste-saving recipe linked here via our friends at KING 5 TV) and Pan- Seared Fresh Halibut with Romesco Sauce and Creamy Mushroom Basil Pesto Risotto.

Chef Nick Novello joined Miners Landing late 2018 following in the footsteps of his father, who ran operations for the Seattle-based company’s California locations. Growing up in the business, Nick plans to pull from his personal connection to reinvigorate the menus and concepts within Miners Landing with special attention to the history and legacy of the space.  Novello has held chef positions with a variety of lauded Seattle restaurants including Skillet, Toulouse Petite and Local 360. His most recent position was with Lancer Hospitality, where he spearheaded a creative menu for the Woodland Park Zoo and other notable regional venues.

Home to the iconic Seattle Great Wheel and a variety of Pacific Northwest experiences, Miners Landing is a waterfront destination for dining, shopping and entertainment. With four restaurants, carefully curated shops, one-of-a-kind rides and attractions, this one-stop destination provides a unique perspective on the history and future of Seattle and beyond. Its four restaurants, including The Crab Pot Restaurant and Bar, The Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, The Salmon Cooker and The Alaskan Sourdough Bakery feature freshly-caught, local seafood prepared by Chef Nick Novello and presented in a variety of formats ranging from quick serve or street-style to a traditional crab feed or refined waterfront dining. The Great Wheel and Wings Over Washington provide a one-of-a-kind view of the region. The space features native wood carvings and historically-inspired décor that pay homage to the pier’s location, which played a significant role in the Seattle Gold Rush (1897-98). Miners Landing has been operated by the Griffith family since 1960 and owned by the family since 1980. Learn more at www.minerslanding.com and @minerslandingpier57 on Facebook and Instagram.

Erin Osborne