A Neighborhood Favorite
Everyone loves a cozy neighborhood restaurant. A local dining destination and just minutes from downtown, The Hunt Club is a favorite Seattle restaurant and bar among residents and visitors alike.
It’s a place for celebrations. A gathering place close to the hearts of folks who live here. With a warm, inviting atmosphere, and authentic, delicious cuisine, you’ll always feel welcome here – and you’ll want to keep coming back.
Executive Chef Dan Gilmore prepares classic cuisine, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Chef’s philosophy in the kitchen is to balance seasonality, sensibility and simplicity.
Come in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or just take a seat at the bar before a night on the town. (Happy Hour is served twice daily, even on weekends!) Oh, and our brunch, served Saturday and Sunday, is a local tradition.
And when the experience must match the mood, the Hunt Club, with bolster pillows and cushioned banquettes, is the place for a romantic night out. The Sorrento’s porte-cochere is reminiscent of an Italian piazza, with all the romance of a trattoria. You can also extend your evening with dessert or after-dinner drinks in the cozy Fireside Room.
Executive Chef, Sorrento Hotel & Hunt Club
Executive Chef Dan Gilmore brings more than 24 years of experience to his position at the Sorrento Hotel and Hunt Club restaurant. Since the ‘90s, Gilmore has built much of his reputation by working with the best chefs in the country at restaurants all over the West Coast, most recently serving as Executive Chef at Palisade. Prior to Palisade, Gilmore was chef de cuisine at Urbane at Olive 8, where he led the team to become one of the top five food outlets within the Hyatt organization.
Gilmore has also held positions at a number of notable restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Peso’s Kitchen & Lounge, Crush, The Herbfarm, Wuksachi Lodge, as well as Windows at the Sheraton Hotel in Tucson, Arizona.
Gilmore holds a culinary degree from Seattle Central Community College, as well as a number of certificates, which include a certified chef de cuisine certificate from the American Culinary Federation, an American Bistro Cooking certificate from Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, among others.
When he is in the kitchen, Gilmore enjoys listening to music of all genres and tempos. He usually rocks out to The Sex Pistols and Bad Religion during busy hours, but winds down to mellow music while shutting down the kitchen. Gilmore believes a smooth, calm kitchen making beautiful food is one of the happiest places to be.
Gilmore resides in Seattle with his wife, whom he met in culinary school and is a pastry chef, and their son.