The Corson Building in Seattle isn’t a restaurant and it isn’t supposed to be. It’s a dining experience. You will mingle with others – that’s the point. It’s about communal experiences, and creating community over food. The food is served family style for the whole table; you’ll have to sit with strangers at one of the three large tables — and pass your food around. Operated by chef Matthew Dillon, here’s what they do, in their own words:

The Corson Building is a home, a restaurant, and a community. Dedicated to food and its direct connection to celebration, community, and culture. Providing one of the few human experiences we all have in common. Eating. Sharing at the table, we can open up our senses and our consciences to our place in the world, along with the place of our neighbors.

The Corson Building runs on a system of organic processes. Built on a foundation of relationships with our community of friends and teachers, hunters and farmers, importers and foragers, wine makers, fishermen, builders, artists, and activists, we work to celebrate food and the daily nourishment it provides.

All days are different at The Corson Building. Whether it’s a menu for our dinners, a fundraiser, a cooking or wine workshop, an event, wedding, or just a good old party, we embrace this organic process, so within each day we can rejoice and reconnect with all who are involved.

The Corson Building
5609 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108