The Four Swallows

The Four Swallows is a genuine five star restaurant located on Bainbridge island, WA.  Home to the restaurant in the historic 1889 William Grow House on Madison Avenue. This sample review is indicative of most reviews:

Acolytes attest it’s “worth the ferry ride” from Seattle for “some of the best” cuisine around at this Bainbridge Island Pacific NW–Italian where “seasonal ingredients prepared perfectly” assure “everything on the menu is a winner”; the “charming historic house” features a “bar with cozy booths” and “light-filled front rooms”, all attended by an “excellent”, “professional staff.”

What We Did:

  • Layout Design
  • Built website with WordPress CMS.
  • Integrated social network sites
  • FLASH animation.
  • Website optimization (SEO).

The Four Swallows site was a fun project.  The goal of the design was to keep things simple and focus on the menu.  I can tell you from my own experience, the Four Swallows is a MUST DINE location if you’re visiting Bainbridge island.

Geraldine Ferraro and Michael Sharp moved in a little over 14 years ago after they were forced to uproot their 5-year-old restaurant from its original location in Lynwood Center on the other side of the island.

Ferraro originally joined Four Swallows as its pizza-maker before becoming an owner. She cooks in the Italian tradition, and she still makes pizza. I didn’t get a chance to try it, but if it’s as good as the rosemary-flecked focaccia bread that comes gratis to each table, I can see why it’s a menu mainstay.

Sharp tends to the extensive wine list and oversees the dining room. He is the tall, unflappable presence at the door, the one who fields your frantic call when the ferry is running late. He assures you that they’ll do their best to serve you, as long as you are willing to be patient with them.

Tensions dissolve easily in a setting like this, no matter whether you are seated on the wisteria-shaded front porch; in the romantic recesses of the dim wine bar; or in one of the bright, airy front dining rooms. The staff is so gracious they are almost courtly, but with a sense of humor that keeps any suggestion of stuffiness at bay.