Tucked away in the heart of Gilman Village in downtown Issaquah you will find Flat Iron Grill. It is owner Sean Quinn’s and Chef Cody Reaves’s not-so-traditional take on a steak & seafood grill with the addition of some South American twists.
You will not find the classic steak sauce of America but chimichurri, the traditional condiment found in Argentina. You will also find great combinations of flavors in every dish from the Quinoa salad to the Flat Iron steak to the Black Cod. Cody and his crew work hard to put out amazing dishes utilizing as much regional and organic product as they can and the latest in modern cooking technology.
The dining area is a comfortable industrial-rustic room featuring classic and modern guitar music, red ceilings, warm colored walls and spattering of metal work from Gagnon Welding, giving it a not-at-all pretentious but a welcoming ambiance that makes you wanting to come back. All throughout the space you will find beautiful black and white photographs of local Washington destinations taken by local artists. The cozy bar features a large collection of American Whiskies, great local beers on tap and highly rated bottle beers from all over the United States and Europe. The wine list is priced to allow the guest to be able to enjoy a great bottle during their dining experience for not the price of any other restaurant – anywhere.
With no busy, noisy streets or parking lots Flat Iron Grill’s large deck is the ultimate destination to enjoy the great happy hour and sunny days with friends and family. Another amenity is the private dining room that can accommodate up to 26 for anything from business, holiday or rehearsal dinners to meetings and even sporting events on the rooms’ private television.
With more than 25 years in the restaurant business, Sean worked as the Executive Chef at Daniels Broiler in Bellevue and El Gaucho in Tacoma. In 2004, he helped create Asado – an Argentine steakhouse voted “Best New
Restaurant” by The Tacoma News Tribune. Sean and wife Barb, long time Snoqualmie residents, have committed to providing a quality, affordable restaurant close to home and give their guests a great dining experience without having to travel to Bellevue or Seattle.
The Executive Chef
Cody Reaves is Flat Iron Grill’s Executive Chef. He and Sean are long-time professional partners, and Cody most recently served as Executive Chef at Sip Wine Bar and Restaurant. Before that he was Sean’s Sous Chef at El Gaucho, where he earned the respect of Sean and his peers. Sean says of Cody, “The best asset to any restaurant is its employees. Having Cody reaffirms my desire to be the best restaurant in Issaquah, if not on the Eastside. His passion, creativity and pride set him apart from the rest.”
Come on down to Flat Iron Grill and find out what we have cooking tonight!