McGill’s latest hot spot expands Hitchcock family

Bar Hitchcock, the latest delicious destination in the ever-growing stable of scenes owned by chef Brendan McGill, is open for business.

Designed by Les Eerkes of Eerkes Architects, the all-day cafe (located at 123 Winslow Way East) has a clean and modern feel with seating for 50, including a 30-foot bar and a lounge with a communal table and seating area with mid-century modern pieces as well as a stunning painting by local artist Meghann Riepenhoff.

All the wood, steel and brass accents were made by Bainbridge Island artisans.

Joining sibling hot spots Hitchcock and Hitchcock Deli on Winslow Way East, Bar Hitchcock is destined to become a “third place” for Bainbridge locals and visitors alike, McGill said.

“The beauty of an all-day cafe and bar is that our guests can eat, drink, and play with zero pretension,” he said. “From brunch with your crew, laptop coffee shop time, a drink and snack at the bar, or a place to drink wine, play cards and listen to music … we’ll be open at least 14 hours a day, which creates a great deal of opportunity.”

Bar Hitchcock is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The menu features “hyper-local ingredients with the thoughtful preparations that McGill is renowned for, with a little French comfort tossed into the mix.”

Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. and the bar menu is available from 4 to 10 p.m.

The adjoining Hitchcock Deli offers a full espresso program, including nitro cold brew, a selection of pastries, and the full lunch menu offered at Bar Hitchcock as grab-and-go. The deli also offers cured meats, smoked meats and fish, preserves, and jars of house-made pickles and other fermentations in the cold case, plus retail items like wine, pottery and books.

“In the spirit of hospitality, it’s important to me to provide table service at Bar Hitchcock,” McGill said. “But for guests on-the-go, Hitchcock Deli will have dialed-in online order systems and be streamlined for office lunch or the perfect picnic. And without the lunch line you’ll be able to walk up and order a coffee anytime.”

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McGill is the chef and owner of the Hitchcock Restaurant group. He hails from Alaska, where his love of cooking, fishing, and farming were cultivated from an early age. What started there has grown into a collection of highly acclaimed restaurants located in Seattle and on Bainbridge.