The W Bellevue is full of bold and experiential spaces, and the dining options within the hotel are no exception.

Chef Jason Wilson’s restaurant and kitchen, The Lakehouse, features a farm to table menu, a show kitchen, beverage storage rooms, complex MEP systems, and high-end casework and finishes that required detailed coordination. Construction took place while the podium was open to the public, requiring close communication and planning with facilities’ staff as well as the construction work in progress on the adjacent W hotel.

Civility & Unrest, Jason Wilson’s modern, speakeasy bar, is accessed through an unassuming door that blends into a wall mural. The bar features VIP areas, a large custom art chandelier that serves as a central focal point, and A/V and DJ set capabilities for private parties. Food service is provided by The Lakehouse one floor above. The project required complex MEP coordination as systems were routed through the adjacent W hotel during construction.


Kemper Development Company


HKS Architects


9,200 SF total

Year Completed


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GLY's Very Own Picasso

­Project Engineer Hannah Olson had, in her words, the opportunity of a lifetime to paint not just one or two, but three massive canvases for the Lakehouse and Civility & Unrest.

Hannah explains: “After Chef Jason Wilson asked me to paint, he walked me through the space and shared his story behind the design and what inspired him to build this restaurant and bar. The Lakehouse is a northwest themed restaurant with a farmhouse inspired menu. Mixing those two together, I immediately thought of Mt. Rainier which is what I painted for the private dining room.”

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