In the news...
inside seattle | sunset magazine june issue 2018
EAT/Redmond: With its souring windows and gently glowing wicker lanterns, Woodblock is a seriously overperforming neighborhood bistro. The food's not fussy, just utterly satisfying: grilled Spanish octopus in garbanzo bean salad, or a rich and silky duck-liver mousse served with a red wine-and-onion relish. If you're in a casual mood, sit at the bar or kitchen counter,
the 10 best cocktail bars in washington | besthingswa.com 5/17/18
For a most excellent adventure, visit Woodblock, a casual and comfortable American cocktail bar located in Redmond, Washington. Open for lunch and dinner, late night celebrations, and a fantastic weekend brunch, Woodblock is like eating at your friend’s house. You’ll find fresh ingredients in each menu item from breakfast plates like chicken and biscuits, soup and salad combos like the San Marzano tomato soup and choice of salads, to the specialty dishes like grilled Spanish octopus and duck confit cassoulet. The drink menu is worth exploring and features old time cocktail favorites like the Old Fashion, Manhattan, and Vacation in a Glass. There’s also a great selection of wine by the glass, champagne, and bottled beers. READ FULL ARTICLE
woodblock - suburban eats | foodolish.com
Open for just over a year, Woodblock has already established itself as a neighborhood mainstay in Downtown Redmond. Owned by Carolyn & Tony Scott, who met waiting tables 20 years ago, Woodblock is a realization of a friendly restaurant with great food and a bar program with some serious cocktails. The place was bustling on a recent Friday night, with Tony making the rounds and chatting with regulars in between serving drinks. READ MORE
Come On, Get Happy | 425 MAGAZINE 2/21/17
The Eastside’s tastiest happy hours. Here at 425, we like to think of ourselves as mac ’n cheese aficionados. Connoisseurs of the cheese, masters of the mac. And Woodblock in Redmond has one of the top mac ’n cheeses on the Eastside... READ MORE
The Most Important Meal of the Day | 425 MAGAZINE 2/8/17
These breakfasts will get you out of bed. A newer restaurant on the scene, Woodblock has been making waves in Redmond. The restaurant began brunch service last August. Try the Woodblock Benedict with housemade pork belly or salmon cake on an English muffin, covered in Hollandaise and served with potatoes. Or go with a classic Croque Madame. READ FULL ARTICLE
All Roads Lead to Redmond's Woodblock | seAttle Magazine january 2017
Find a new twist on American favorites in the heart of a developing pocket of Redmond. To longtime residents Carolyn and Tony Scott, Redmond’s downtown shift toward density and walkability is a welcome evolution. The couple has spent close to 20 years dreaming of their own restaurant, and last March they opened Woodblock on the now-vibrant few blocks where Cleveland Street intersects with Redmond Way, which is packed with new restaurants. Woodblock prints adorn the walls, and pendant lamps swing from tall ceilings. READ MORE
chef shuffle | eater seattle 8/5/16
Woodblock, the hip neighborhood restaurant that opened in Redmond this spring, has a new chef at the helm: Rodel Borromeo has been replaced by Savuthy Dy. According to a release, Dy was born in Cambodia and raised in Washington, and has worked at The Herbfarm, The Book Bindery, and Rione XIII. He's launching Woodblock's new weekend brunch service Saturday, August 13, with dishes like chicken in a biscuit and French toast waffles.
7 Seattle AREA Restaurants MAKING AWESOME Burgers | SEATTLE MET 6/9/16
The James Beard Foundation has created the Blended Burger Project, whereby restaurants compete to create the best burger they possibly can—out of meat blended with mushrooms. READ MORE
5 questions for the bartender | seattle met 6/2/16
Featuring Bryce Sweeney, Bar Manager, on the pleasures of drinking whiskey from an empty bone marrow. READ FULL ARTICLE
inside seattle | sunset magazine june issue 2016
EAT/Redmond: Lunch with Layers. Named for the ancient art form of woodblock printing, in which artists layer colors and textures onto a blank slate, Woodblock is a creative new Redmond bistro with a casual neighborhood vibe. Decked out in twirling wood ,wicker lanterns, and solid ceramics, the dining room feels modern, yet approachable, with a menu to match. Dishes take on fun twists, like the plate of roasted spiced carrots on a puddle of homemade ricotta. The duck liver mousse, rich and silky, is served with a honey-tinged glass onion relish, and the perfectly crisp chicken wings make for a dynamite bar snack, drizzled with spicy chipotle-buffalo sauce.
redmond's new restaurant on the block | 425 magazine "best of 2016" may/june issue 2016
Redmond is growing and changing, and Woodblock is looking to carve out a place in the hearts of Redmond residents with fresh food, intimate decor, and a dedicated team. READ FULL ARTICLE
Three new happy hours we love | SEATTLE MAGAZINE 5/16/16
Redmond knows how to wind down in this relaxed, modern New American spot on Cleveland Street. You’ll want at least one order of the French fries ($5) dusted with garlic shallot salt and heirloom carrots ($6) pan-roasted and tossed with maple syrup and fennel seeds atop housemade ricotta and a gremolata of walnut, raisin and thyme. Better yet, split the house-smoked, pork belly-topped Woodblock burger ($10, normally $15) with your happy hour cohort and you won’t eat again until breakfast. Yum. READ FULL ARTICLE
10 hottest new restaurants in seattle | zagat 5/11/2016
Insider Tip: Go Monday nights for half-price wines by the bottle and massive charcuterie boards. READ FULL ARTICLE
Play-Full Summer Eats For Seattle Kids and Families | parent map magazine, may issue 2016
Redmond: Happy hour + pedal power ... Redmond is catching up to Bellevue’s dining scene with the opening of Woodblock restaurant and cocktail bar in downtown’s Old Town Lofts building (16175 Cleveland St. #109, Redmond). The “eclectic rustic fare” menu is upscale, starring dishes such as duck confit salad, blue-cheese truffle burger and braised oxtail butternut squash risotto. Kids will find comfort in familiar favorites such as mac ’n’ cheese and wings with baby potatoes. During happy hour, families can find deals such as $5 fries, $6 Caesar salad and $9 burgers. READ MORE
12 Restaurants That Do Mother's Day Right in Seattle | zagat 5/4/16
Stop by this new spot in Redmond with mom for lunch, served 11 AM–4 PM. There’s a lunch-focused menu alongside specials like braised lamb with nettle-mint pistou and risotto or sockeye salmon with tomato, feta and an herb salad. Top everything off with a rosé cocktail, Pimm’s Cup or a tequila and serrano-infused Mamacita Caliente. Reservations requested. READ FULL ARTICLE
Woodblock Restaurant in Redmond Adds to Early Success with Lunch | BELLEVUE BUSINESS JOURNAL 4/8/16
After a successful grand opening, Carolyn and Tony Scott have added lunch to Woodblock restaurant’s offerings. Lunch is now on daily at the Redmond restaurant from 11am to 3pm—happy hour kicks in right after that, running from 3pm to 6pm, with dinner starting at 4pm. READ MORE
seattle's highly anticipated woodblock lives hype | the daily meal 4/6/16
The Seattle suburb of Redmond raises the bar with its new and convivial gastropub "...Woodblock offers rustic, innovative Pacific Northwest fare that is both comforting and indulgent..." READ MORE
Seattle's 8 Most Anticipated Spring Restaurant Openings | ZAGAT 3/14/16
When it comes to new restaurants, the first few months of 2016 have treated Seattle pretty well. And as the trees begin to blossom and the temperatures rise, the restaurant hits just keep on coming... READ MORE
Redmond Welcomes Woodblock's Seasonal, Local Menus This Week | SEATTLE EATER 3/14/16
"...The focus will be on local and seasonal food, and the plan is to offer "something for everyone," with a strong cocktail list for date night or drinks with friends and an accessible, rotating menu that the whole family will enjoy..." READ MORE
Woodblock in Redmond Grandly Opens March 18 | seattle meT 3/10/16
Scotch eggs, craft cocktails, and artistic inspiration. Woodblock, a new restaurant in Redmond’s Old Town Lofts building focusing on Pacific Northwest seasonal ingredients and craft cocktails, opened softly this week for dinner and will hold its grand opening Friday, March 18... READ MORE
Woodblock Restaurant to Open in Redmond | 425 Magazine 3/8/16
There’s a new restaurant on the block in Redmond.
Opening March 18, Woodblock will focus on seasonal fare sourced locally. With snacks like Herb Roasted Olives, to small plates like heirloom carrots with maple syrup, to entrees like braised oxtail butternut squash risotto, Woodblock has something on the menu for everybody.
The bar will have a wide selection of spirits, especially from local distilleries like Sun Liquor, Woodinville Whiskey, and Oola... READ MORE
Woodblock Restaurant to open in Redmond | 425 Magazine January/February Issue 2016
Carolyn and Tony Scott are bringing a new craft cocktail bar and restaurant to Redmond. The 80-seat restaurant, named Woodblock, will be part of the Old Town Lofts building in downtown. The Scotts have been active in the Redmond community for 17 years and live in walking distance from the soon-to=open restaurant location. The pair met while working at Seattle's Painted Table restaurant at the Alexis Hotel. The new venture is named Woodblock after the printing style that involves layers of color, just like the layers of food. Woodblock will focus on craft cocktails, including barrel-aged, classic and creative drinks using fresh and local ingredients. The kitchen will utilize Northwest-sourced ingredients. "The flavors will be big. The menu always evolving, utilizing what is freshest and in season, " said co-owner and operator, Tony Scott. Woodblock will be joined by Kirkland bakery, Hoffman's Bakery, which closed and reopened in the new Redmond location last December.
Woodblock opens in Redmond in 2016 | 425 Fresh Sheet 12/9/15
Carolyn and Tony Scott are bringing a new craft cocktail bar and restaurant to Redmond. The 80-seat restaurant, named Woodblock, will be part of the Old Town Lofts building in downtown. The Scotts have been active in the Redmond community for 17 years and live in walking distance from the soon-to-open restaurant location. The pair met while working at Seattle’s Painted Table restaurant at the Alexis Hotel. The new venture is named Woodblock after the printing style that involves layers of color, just like layers of food. Woodblock will focus on craft cocktails, including barrel-aged, classic and creative drinks using fresh and local ingredients. The kitchen will utilize Northwest-sourced ingredients. “The flavors will be big, the menu always evolving, utilizing what is freshest and in season,” said co-owner and operator Tony Scott. Woodblock will joined Hoffman’s Fine Cakes and Pastries which is moving from Kirkland to Redmond later this month.
Woodblock will open in downtown Redmond | Seattle Eater 11/20/15
Woodblock, a craft cocktail bar and restaurant, is headed to downtown Redmond's Old Town Lofts building in early 2016. Expect "a robust craft cocktail program (menu) including house-barrel aged cocktails, classic and creative beverages using fresh, seasonal ingredients and an extensive selection of spirits. Local distilleries, wineries and breweries will be the spotlight in the bar, while the kitchen will cook with ingredients that are NW grown, raised, caught and sourced." Owners Tony and Carolyn Scott will later announce their chef and key staff.