Provisions has seating for 38 and will be open for lunch, dinner and, starting Sept. 28, a weekend brunch.
Provisions has seating for 38 and will be open for lunch, dinner and, starting Sept. 28, a weekend brunch.
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Before Eden Hill Provisions opened for dinner service on Friday, chef Maximillian Petty was already contemplating the next Queen Anne venture — maybe a gas station/gastropub? Jennifer Petty told her husband to just stay focused on making their new American bistro — a big sister to Eden Hill down the street — a successful neighborhood spot.

“I’m just slowly giving the neighborhood what I want and hoping it translates,” he said.

The Pettys opened their upscale Eden Hill restaurant on Queen Anne Avenue in 2015, for which Maximillian Petty has earned several James Beard nominations for Rising Star Chef of the Year.

While the neighborhood had clamored for more fine-dining spots, those tastes have changed. With two small children, the Pettys also don’t have the time or money to enjoy frequent date nights, and they say many young families in Queen Anne feel the same way.

“I just can’t eat anymore pizza with my kids,” Maximillian Petty said.

The opportunity to get back to basics and offer a more casual, famil- friendly dining experience came when Cupcake Royale owner Jody Hall contacted the Pettys to let them know she was leaving her Queen Anne space down the way from Eden Hill.

Hall told Queen Anne News at the time that the space was too big for her. The kitchen at 1935 Queen Anne Ave. N. is three times the size of Eden Hill’s, Jennifer Petty said.

“Which is funny, because we’ve taken this bigger space to do less,” Maximillian said.

Eden Hill moved to exclusively offering tasting menus, and a number of dishes tested their over the years have moved over to Provisions.

“A lot of things we created over there but never really hit their stride because we didn’t have the space,” Maximillian Petty said.

Carryovers from Eden Hill include the Cauliflower Chilaquiles and Petty’s signature Big Max burger, which has enjoyed a good showing at this season’s Queen Anne Farmers Market. They’ve sold 2,300 burgers so far, plus 832 Little Thomases, named after their 3-year-old son. The 30-day dry-aged, hand-ground Wagyu beef patties are what make the burger, Maximillian Petty said.

“We put so much love and care into it,” he said.

Because the Little Thomas proved too sophisticated for young palettes, Provisions’ kids menu offers a simpler “Lil Sammy” cheeseburger, named after the Pettys’ 1-year-old daughter, Samantha; there’s also mac-and-cheese and chicken nuggets.

Provisions has a window where people will soon be able to pop in to pick up burgers, fries and cookies to go. The website will allow people to order online and then pick up their food, Petty said. Keep an eye out for that option at edenhillprovisions.com.

Other menu items being promoted are the Sea Scallop Lasagna, Eden Hill Waldorf and Kettle Corn Brussell Sprouts, which are fried, and then tossed in a warm coconut caramel and topped with molasses shoulder bacon. Petty said trying to make the sprouts with a FryDaddy in the small Eden Hill kitchen proved too hazardous.

The Pettys tried out Provisions with friends and some Eden Hill regulars on Thursday night, where the Venison Hand Pie was the top seller.

“We’ll change with the seasons. Probably four or five times a year there will be a large overhaul,” Petty said, but with staples like the Big Max remaining.

Provisions was booked for Friday night, and there are 120 reservations for this weekend.

“We’re a little terrified,” Jennifer Petty said. “A lot of groups. A lot of high-chair requests.”

Provisions will open for weekend brunch starting Saturday, Sept. 28.

That menu includes a Braised Brisket Hash with duck fat hash tots, Dutch Baby Cakes, French Toast Sticks with sea buckthorn and lemon curd, and a Fried Carbineros Shrimp and Grits.

Jennifer Petty said they tapped Best Practice Architecture to design the space, adding they were the same team that handled the Cupcake Royale design.

There’s even shelf space for fermenting the chilies that go into the hot sauces, which can be purchased at the retail market at the front of Provisions, along with bottles of wine, restaurant apparel, foie gras cake batter, pickles, jams, jellies, candied nuts, gift baskets, etc.

The Pettys said they are thankful to the Queen Anne community for embracing their first restaurant, and they’re looking forward to sharing Provisions with them.

Provisions is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and dinner from 5-10 p.m. daily. Weekend brunch will be offered 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.