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Cliff House upstairs dining offers much to savor, but lunch needs some work

The scenic view from the dining room of the Cliff House Restaurant in Tacoma. Photo by Lui Kit Wong/Staff photographer

Readers started calling within days of The Cliff House Restaurant’s closure last December. Then followed e-mails. More phone calls, then e-mails. Never have I received such an outpouring in response to a closure.

As many readers noted, the Cliff House long has been a Tacoma treasure. “A Browns Point landmark,” one caller lamented about the closure. “I loved going down there,” said Federal Way resident Mark McConnehey with dismay when he phoned after the restaurant shuttered. He wistfully recalled his habit of taking out-of-town visitors to the Cliff House to soak in the sweeping Commencement Bay views with the backdrop of downtown Tacoma and Mount Rainier. Read more »


Cliff House restaurant will reopen in February

The Cliff House is back.

Or, at least it will be soon.

After closing in December, the Cliff House expects to reopen after the first week of February, depending on whether the liquor license, and other permits, are approved as quickly as the restaurant would like.

Fans of the restaurant, which is one of the South Sound’s oldest restaurants dating back to 1925, may be happy to hear that longtime owner Guido Brendicke will be back at the helm. Former chef and general manger David Masuda also is returning.

So what happened? I’m still piecing it together, but here’s what I know. Read more »