Bruce Carey of 23Hoyt, Bluehour, Saucebox and clarklewis has taken over the former Rudy’s restaurant at the Salem Golf Club, renaming it FairWay.
The soft opening took place in late July, giving Chef Zack Capoccia a chance to get the restaurant in order. Zack started his career at Krue Restaurant in Sacramento, where he worked his way to sous chef. Eventually, he ended up at clarklewis restaurant in Portland before taking the helm at FairWay. The general manager is Casey Bard, who was last at 23Hoyt restaurant in Portland.
The cuisine is classic steakhouse and will focus on a tight relationship between the rancher and the restaurant. The menu covers a wide variety of old steakhouse items – crab cakes, fish and chips, pasta, veal marsala, salmon, prime rib, and of course, steaks. For those who just read the best steakhouse results, the ribeye is $34 for 14oz, a very respectable price.
FairWay is having a September Celebration Dinner on Saturday, September 23rd benefitting Family Building Blocks. You can see all the details here.
It’s at 2025 Golf Course Road in Salem OR. The restaurant is currently open for lunch and dinner.