The Tacoma Club will transform its dining room into a public restaurant, The View, in October.
TNT photo by Bruce Kellman
A "new" restaurant is coming to downtown Tacoma.
The Tacoma Club, a private club that currently charges non-members a cover charge to dine 16 stories above Pacific Avenue, will transform its dining room into a restaurant called The View beginning Oct. 5.
"The Tacoma Club is still going to be here," general manager Robin McCoy said. "The main dining room will be open to the public. Our members are going to get priority seating and VIP seating and other benefits."
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A new menu is in the works. An executive chef and a sous chef have been hired from McCormick & Schmick's in Seattle.
Look for breakfast, lunch and dinner service Mondays-Fridays and dinner on Saturdays.
"It's going to be fine dining with a little Southern flair," McCoy said. "It's still going to be affordable."
Banquet business will continue, McCoy said.
McCoy said the dining room will undergo a "gradual remodeling." First off, is a new coat of paint.
"We need color in that space," McCoy said. "It's pretty drab."
The Tacoma Club
1201 Pacific Avenue, 16th floor, Tacoma
UPDATE: GM Robin McCoy sent along a bio of The Tacoma Club's new chef, Brian Nathanson. He's been cheffing for more than 20 years and is an advisor to the culinary arts program of Bates Technical College in Tacoma. McCoy's email says Nathanson has extensive dining and catering experience from "intimate dinners on private jets for 4 people to celebrity charity auctions for 1,000, to major product launches for 15,000 people." That's former Tacoma Club chef Tony Argosino, not Nathanson, in the picture.