Food & Drink
Hand Crafted in Seattle.At Hotel Theodore, the entire food and drink experience is inspired by the bountiful, unspoiled Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest. Rider, our downtown Seattle restaurant, focuses on robust, unfussy cuisine featuring pure ingredients of the highest quality, and cocktails crafted from fresh-picked ingredients. Located just off our lobby, MADE coffee is a neighborhood hub for guests and locals alike, serving locally-roasted coffee brewed on-site by our skilled baristas. We also host a nightly aperitivo happy hour, available exclusively to Hotel Theodore guests. It is a perfect opportunity to connect with other travelers in our grand atrium.
Rider, where forest and ocean meet at our downtown Seattle restaurant
Washington native Chef David Nichols and local industry veteran Jonathan Fleming have teamed up to bring you Rider, a downtown Seattle restaurant celebrating two of the Pacific Northwest’s most defining characteristics: the forest and the ocean. Seattle was built on a foundation of logging and fishing, and at Rider, the bounty of the sea meets the transformative power of an open wood-fired grill. Diners can watch the action of the grill and open kitchen from Rider’s 90 caramel-hued seats and blue banquettes, or, for a more up-close view, from the 10-seat marble chef’s counter. Rider’s menus showcase sustainably-sourced and locally-caught seafood, meats from farms across the state, artisan cheeses provided by regional dairies, and seasonal Pacific Northwest vegetables from local farmers and sustainable foragers. Pair the meal with our expertly crafted cocktails, and savor the bounty of this wonderful region.
Downtown Seattle Happy Hour
Enjoy one of Seattle’s best happy hours every evening at Rider, with special prices between 3 to 6 p.m., and again from 10 p.m. to midnight, on some of our kitchen’s most popular items. From the bar, specials include $4 beers, $3 tall boys and a rotating cocktail of the day for $8.
MADE Coffee, downtown Seattle’s coffee shop
In true Seattle fashion, a key cornerstone of our hotel is MADE Coffee, our street-level café. The beans—a vibrant blend from Honduras, Brazil, and Colombia—are roasted in a vintage 1949 Balestra wood-fired roaster. With aromatic alderwood, a few simple gauges and decades of expertise, the time-tested machine imparts a bold, inspiring flavor with a slight smokiness to the MADE Coffee. In the shop, skilled baristas use an Athena Leva machine to ensure that the art of espresso is alive and well at Hotel Theodore. The Italian espresso-maker, with its intricate lever system and hand-hammered body, ensures that each cup is customized. Feeling caffeinated already? MADE Coffee also sells Oregon-made blends from our partners at Smith Tea.
Stop by on your way out to explore the city, or linger in front of the fireplace at our comfortable lounge seating, watching the passersby through our floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking 7th Avenue.
Get Spirited in Downtown Seattle
Join us in the atrium every evening at 5:30 p.m. for our Aperitivo Hour, a happy hour in downtown Seattle exclusive to Hotel Theodore guests. Enjoy light cocktails crafted by the expert team from Rider, using vermouths and other low-proof spirits inspired by the European tradition of whetting the appetite before an evening meal. It’s the perfect chance to mingle with fellow travelers and get a taste of the Pacific Northwest life.
1531 7th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
Daily: 5:30-6:30 p.m.