The Fonté Bar sets opening date for flagship restaurant in Rainier Square

The new restaurant will offer lunch and dinner service, coffee, baked goods, and grab-and-go items.

The Fonté Bar sets opening date for flagship restaurant in Rainier Square

Downtown Seattle will soon have a new upscale lunch venue.

Fonte Bar from Seattle's Fonte Coffee Roasters is scheduled to open in the lobby at Rainier Square on Monday. The flagship location will be an 8,000-square foot restaurant, bar, and cafe, offering full lunch and dinner services, as well as coffee and baked goods.

In a press release, owner and founder Paul Odom stated that the Fonte Bar was proud to be part of a downtown area that has begun to flourish again. "We want to create a place where people can enjoy drinks, socialize and be entertained by hospitable staff from sunrise to sunset."

The 58-story tower is part of a Wright Runstad & Co. project that includes a 10-story building for offices at 400 University St. The tower contains 189 luxury residential units on floors 41-58, and office space below.

Amazon is subleasing 734,000 square foot of office space at Rainier Square, but a large portion remains vacant. Bank of America and Goldman Sachs subleased office space in November. Also, RBC Wealth Management, Ryan Swanson & Cleveland LLC, and Schroeter Goldmark Bender were law firms. According to a JLL listing, there are spaces available up to 203,000 square foot.

The ground-floor retail space will be occupied by a PCC Community Markets, and the future location of Mendocino Farms. The 400 University St. building will house 9,000 square foot of Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao.

The Fonte Bar brings another high-end dining option to downtown with items like steak tartare and a Kobe beef burger, as well as a cocktail menu. The bar will offer Sunday brunch.