Back in January, Allison Scheff broke news that Dot's Delicatessen would be closing its Fremont doors to make way for a revamp that would ultimately see it transform from corner deli to Dot's Charcuterie & Bistrot. And tonight, ladies and genteleman, is the night of the grand reveal.
This new version no longer serves burgers or sandwiches at dinner--that's for lunch. Instead, classics grace the menu, things like coq au vin, blanquette de porc, cassoulet, steak frites, duck confit, brandade, steamed clams and cote de boeuf.
Dinner is served Wednesday-Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m., and lunch Wednesday-Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, with Sunday evenings designated for private parties.
Butchery classes taught by proprietor Miles James are also forthcoming.
I chatted with fellow food blogger Jen Chiu, who attended last night's packed soft opening (that's her photo to the right here). She says the escargo, a new item, is "f****** delicious," so that's something to check out.
General Manager Anna Wallace (Seattle Seltzer Co. proprietress and former bar manager of The Walrus & the Carpenter) tells me that the remodel and service tweaks have been a "positive enhancement" to the space and overall dining experience "while Dot's still feels like the lovely neighborhood joint it's always been."
Doors re-open at 5 p.m. this evening.