Renee Erickson at Bar Melusine

About Renee Erickson

Renee has been cooking in her own restaurants for over 15 years. In addition to her involvement with Sea Creatures, Renee owned the storied Boat Street Cafe in Seattle and Boat Street Pickles Company, sold at better grocery stores everywhere. Hailing from Woodinville, Washington, Renee is a Pacific Northwest native. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA and lives in Seattleʼs Ballard neighborhood with her husband Dan, and her dog, Arlo.


  • The 10 Best New Restaurants (Walrus & the Carpenter)
    GQ Magazine
  • The Most Important Restaurants in America
    Bon Appétit
  • Hot 10 Best New Restaurants in America
    Bon Appétit
  • Nominee for Best New Restaurant (The Whale Wins)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee Best Chef: Northwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • 10 Best Restaurants (Boat Street Cafe)
    Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Best Bars (Walrus & the Carpenter)
    Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • So Hot Right Now Award
    Eater Seattle
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Seattle

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From My Menu

Oysters at Barnacle
Spanish/Portuguese, Full Bar, Mediterranean
Jeremy Sewall
1 Recommendation