Former Book Bindery Team Branch out With Copine
The 60-seat Copine (pronounced ko-pin, French for girlfriend or pal), which opened in July at the base of the new, mixed-use Ballard Public Lofts, is exquisite, from the Olson Kundig owner/principal Kirsten R. Murray-designed, center-stage, open kitchen to the soothing, neutral tones of the furniture. Every detail has been carefully curated, down to the tiny fork “stands” that hold McCrain’s ever-changing, innovative amuse-bouche, such as melt-in-your-mouth citrus-cured salmon with roe.
Copine: a welcome addition to Seattle's fine-dining menu
This new Ballard restaurant is polished and restorative, what you'd hope for from a chef and general manager with such impressive résumés.
From Shaun McCrain (ex Book Bindery) and Jill Kinney comes this rustic-chic Ballard spot fusing French technique with Pacific Northwest ingredients. Expect elegant, seasonal fare such as summer tomato salad and seared local halibut paired with international wine in the bright, airy space, fitted with white walls, dark hardwood floors and an open kitchen.