1. a public room or building used for a specified purpose.

  2. a place where alcoholic drinks may be bought and drunk.

  3. a large public room for use as a lounge on a ship


Michelle Magidow, Owner

Chef-owner Michelle Magidow has lived and breathed restaurants for most of her life. Here in Seattle, she’s worked in some of the city’s most notable restaurants, including Salumi, Harvest Vine, Lark, and Delancey.

At Salumi, Michelle was Armandino Batali’s sous-chef. Working alongside him, she dug into classic Italian cooking and also discovered a love for customer service at the restaurant’s famous Friday night dinners. From Salumi, she went on to Harvest Vine and then Jonathan Sundstrom’s Lark, moving into a front-of-the house management role. When Lark’s sister bar Licorous opened, Michelle became a partner.

After almost a decade with the Lark family, Michelle found her way to Delancey, where she worked closely with owners Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg and honed her vision of what a neighborhood restaurant could be.

Union Saloon is the culmination of Michelle’s talents and tastes, the kind of corner bar where she herself would like to be a regular.