Jerry Allen, 7 Cedars Casino CEO, center, cuts the ribbon at the Casino’s new restaurant The House of Seven Brothers, with food and beverage director Larry Smithson, left, and general manager Glenn Smithson, right, along with members from the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce on June 7. Sequim Gazette photo by Erin Hawkins

Jerry Allen, 7 Cedars Casino CEO, center, cuts the ribbon at the Casino’s new restaurant The House of Seven Brothers, with food and beverage director Larry Smithson, left, and general manager Glenn Smithson, right, along with members from the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce on June 7. Sequim Gazette photo by Erin Hawkins

The House of Seven Brothers combines tradition with future vision

The House of Seven Brothers

Family-friendly restaurant

Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 9 a.m.- midnight Friday and Saturday

Where: 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 US Highway 101, Sequim

Contact: 360-683-7777 (option 0, ask for Seven Brothers)

As the name implies, there is a story behind 7 Cedars Casino’s new restaurant The House of Seven Brothers.

The House of Seven Brothers officially opened to the public on June 11 and will replace the Casino’s buffet as well as what once was the Totem Grill.

Casino officials say this is the casino’s first step toward accommodating customers that will stay at its resort coming in 2020 and the name is inspired by a traditional S’Klallam story.

“We needed something to match our hotel experience,” Jerry Allen, 7 Cedars Casino CEO said.

Allen also said the new restaurant pays homage to the genealogical story based on Mary Ann Lambert’s book about the seven Ste-Tee-Thlum brothers, their little sister and family lineage, as represented by eight masks hanging throughout the restaurant.

The family-friendly restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday.

Casino officials say the menu is inspired by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe’s immemorial connection to the local waterways and the bounty it provides, offering fresh seafood from companies such as Jamestown Seafood and local fishermen, and sourcing products locally from farmers and ranchers throughout the Olympic Peninsula.

General manager Glenn Smithson said the restaurant has employed at least 50 people and the restaurant has a 168 person capacity. The dining experience features an open kitchen, a full bar and decor inspired by the seven brothers and their sister as well as the Jamestown S’klallam Tribe.

“We were ready for a change,” Smithson said. “A venue worthy of the hotel.”

Smithson said the restaurant took what was successful from the casino’s Totem Grill but also added many new elements to the menu for its new restaurant.

“The House of Seven Brothers speaks volumes in that it brings history and culture together today in the form of this beautiful restaurant venue,” he said.

“It is like no other on the Olympic Peninsula that we hope everyone locally as well as traveling guests will enjoy.”

Casino officials say the six month project was made possible by its architectural firm Rice Fergus Miller, Swinerton Construction and a number of local companies in the building trade and supply lines. Smithson said the restaurant also developed with the collaboration of Tribal Council, the Gaming Board and tribal and casino staff.

“I’m proud (of the new restaurant) but we also want the community to be proud,” Smithson said.

“We love what we do, who we do it with and who we do it for.”

To learn more about The House of Seven Brothers or to make a reservation online, visit www.houseofsevenbrothers.com/ or the restaurant Facebook page “The House of Seven Brothers.”

The House of Seven Brothers offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week at 7 Cedars Casino and will replace the Casino’s buffet as well as the Totem Grill. Sequim Gazette photo by Erin Hawkins

The House of Seven Brothers offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week at 7 Cedars Casino and will replace the Casino’s buffet as well as the Totem Grill. Sequim Gazette photo by Erin Hawkins

The House of Seven Brothers host staff, from left, Johnny Davis, Emily Prendergase, and Kathleen Williams welcome guests as they come into the restaurant. Sequim Gazette photo by Erin Hawkins

The House of Seven Brothers host staff, from left, Johnny Davis, Emily Prendergase, and Kathleen Williams welcome guests as they come into the restaurant. Sequim Gazette photo by Erin Hawkins

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