The Barb – street view
The Barb – chefs
The Barb – Mr. Cohn
The Polynesian
The Polynesian – wait staff
The Met – 1980’s
Hirams – 1980’s
Elliott’s – 1990’s
The Met – celeb charity event 2008

In 1951, Mr. David Cohn founded Consolidated Restaurants Inc., then known as Barb Enterprises. The first Barb restaurant was located at Fourth Avenue and Seneca Street in downtown Seattle. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, a dozen Barb restaurants sprung up in the Northwest and beyond. In 1962, Mr. Cohn opened the landmark Polynesia Restaurant on Pier 51. In just over a decade, he created the largest single-owner-operated restaurant company in the Pacific Northwest.

In the 1970s, Barb Enterprises made way for Consolidated Restaurants, which has earned a national reputation for quality, service and community giving. Its landmark restaurants, Metropolitan Grill and Elliott’s Oyster House, are acclaimed dining destinations, enjoyed by generations of Seattle natives and visitors alike.

At the same time, the company’s trio of fast casual restaurants—Steamer’s Seafood Café, Quincy’s and Wing Dome—has expanded to locations throughout the greater Seattle area. And Consolidated Restaurants also operates The Zone, a pre-game event enjoyed by thousands of Husky fans during every University of Washington home football game.

In 2011, Consolidated Restaurants celebrates 60 years as the premier restaurant group in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Cohn’s son, Ron, who took over the reins in the early 1980s, continues the tradition of operating Seattle’s landmark restaurants as well as honoring the company’s long-held commitment to the community.


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