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March
25th

First bite: JW Restaurant in Gig Harbor


Pictured here: Seared scallops in a roasted red pepper Romesco sauce with risotto and garlicky green beans at JW Restaurant in Gig Harbor. Photo by Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer

Good luck getting a table at JW this weekend. You can call, but the restaurant will be sold out. Such is life for the tiny 30-seat restaurant that opened March 4 on Harborview Drive.

What makes it the hottest seat in town? JW offers refined entrées for less than $20, has a restaurant owner with a name recognizable in foodie circles and touts an inviting comfort spin on upscale American dining. I smell a win.

Jason Winniford is the JW behind the restaurant. Locals who follow restaurant happenings will recognize Winniford as the former general manager of Gig Harbor’s Brix 25. Read more »