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Tag: The Office on Pacific


First Bite: The Office on Pacific

I expected flat panel televisions aplenty at a sports-focused restaurant such as The Office Bar & Grill.

But Lou Reed from the speakers was a nice surprise.

Not that I’m complaining about digging on “Walk on the Wild Side” as I dug into my risotto. Unfortunately, I wasn’t so wild about the risotto.

The restaurant opened Aug. 6 and is the project of business partners Matthew Henderson and Travis Scheff. This is the first restaurant for Scheff, who grew up in a restaurant family in North Dakota; the second for Henderson, who owns a sub shop in West Seattle.

The menu is a mix of kill-your-diet eats heavy on burgers, bacon and cheese, with most burgers and sandwiches falling solidly in the under $10-and-worth-it price category. Read more »


The Office Bar & Grill debuts in downtown Tacoma. Finally. A place where you won’t mind working late.

I had a funny e-mail exchange with Travis Scheff, owner of The Office Bar & Grill, which just opened Friday in downtown Tacoma at 813 Pacific. I wrote about the restaurant here and here.

The email exchange went something like this:

TNT Diner email: What should I try at your new restaurant?
Travis Scheff email: “The Spinach Artichoke Jalapeno Dip or Fried Mac for starters then the Fettuccini Alfredo w/ blackened chicken yum… then try our deep fried twinkie a la mode to top if off. If you would like to try a specialty drink our “post it” is yummy.
TNT Diner email: Are you trying to kill me???

It wouldn’t be the first time a restaurant has tried to off a critic.

But I’m sure he didn’t mean anything by it. Really.

Click “more” to see the menu and to read a bit more about the new restaurant. Read more »


New bar and grill: The Office on Pacific looks at early to mid-August opening

Travis Scheff, owner of The Office on Pacific, said today that the downtown restaurant is 2-3 weeks away from opening. They had planned an Aug. 1 opening. Scheff, who is opening the restaurant with business partner Matthew Henderson at 813 Pacific Ave., said the restaurant has hired a chef, and the menu is entering the final stages of tweaking. The liquor license already has been approved. As I reported in June, the concept is a neighborhood bar and grill, which Scheff described as Read more »