Ethan Stowell's Red Cow Opens Tonight

Julien Perry

And, ladies and gentleman, that's how fast the restaurant industry works!

After just two nights of practice service over the weekend, Ethan and Angela Stowell are formally swinging open the doors to their new Madrona steak frites bistro, Red Cow (1423 34th Ave), in time for dinner tonight. Here's the menu, in case you missed it. 

The 1,800-square-foot former Restaurant Bea/June/Cremant space seats 35 guests in the dining room and 20 in the bar. 

Chicago-born Thom Koschwanez, who spent the past year as chef of catering and charity events for Ethan Stowell Restaurants, is the chef here. (There's a good chance you'll be able to spy him from the open kitchen if you're sitting in the bar). Before joining ESR, he was a sous chef at the James Beard Award winning Central Michel Richard in Washington DC. And just a couple of weeks ago, I had the unexpected pleasure of sitting at the kitchen counter as he whipped up a few dishes while taking a spin at Stowell's tiny Tangletown restaurant, Mkt. What a nice guy — and excited at the time to get his wheels revving at Red Cow.

Starting this evening, he does just that, as the ninth Ethan Stowell restaurant (counting Ballard Pizza Co.) officially opens. Red Cow will be serving dinner nightly from 5 to 10 pm, and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be made online or by calling (206) 454-7932.