Tavern Hall will open its doors in downtown Bellevue as early as July 15. And if the ambitious 9,500-square-foot restaurant in the former Munchbar space ends up being half as impressive as it sounds, it could more than justify the drive across Lake Washington. Some familiar names in the local food scene are behind the concept, including brothers Marc and Bret Chatalas (Cactus) and James Weimann and Deming Maclise (Stoneburner, Von Trapp's,Bastille, Macleod's, Poquitos). 


The globetrotting Weimann and Maclise's obscure, weird, and gorgeous fixtures lined up to fill the space should be a draw: Tavern Hall will house salvaged lanterns from Coney Island, church windows from Portland, and the complete facade from a former psychiatric hospital hauled in from New York State.


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