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Poppy

622 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
206-324-1108
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Ranked #133 of 3,446 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $50
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
Cross street: Roy
Transit: Poppy is on Broadway along the main metro bus route (49) between downtown and the University District. There are two stops within a block of the restaurant.
Description: In a warm, modern dining room overlooking the lively streetscape of North Capitol Hill, Poppy presents James Beard award winning Chef Jerry Traunfeld’s style of Northwest cooking. Inspired by the thali, a tray of many small dishes served all at once to each guest, Poppy's menu highlights the best of local seasonal ingredients, spices, and fresh herbs from its own back garden, and includes many options for vegetarians.
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Tried and true that NEVER dissapoints on service, food or.drink. Easy quality. My comfort spot. Eatten here so many times. Figured time re-endorse this spot

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USA
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Enjoyed a nice evening with friends at Poppy. Food was very good, but also a bit twee. Seemed like it was just too much thought for the ingredients. Table had everyone of the four thalis - not a bad one amongst the group. Plenty of the small plates as well, which were all very good. The wine list was OK,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was seated in the patio, which turned out to be the restaurant’s herb garden. It was a lovely warm night, but the patio is shaded and was scented with lemon balm, behind my chair, and other herbs, and I was treated to glimpses of the resident hummingbird just beyond my table. The food was excellent. The five dishes accompanying... More

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Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had dinner here on a Monday evening with local friends. Service was a bit slow, but that might have been due to the fact that we were there during dinner hour. The chef loves to work with fresh herbs and a lot of unusual flavor combinations. Behind the restaurant, by the outdoor dining tables, is a large herb garden... More

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Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Dinner at Poppy with friends proved to be a very unpleasant experience. The first 'hit' came when parking in the lot behind the restaurant. Evening charge is $10, but when the credit card is processed, it's $12.20 (sales tax added). There ARE lots in Seattle where the tariff is set so that the final price with tax rounds out, but... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I love dropping in for happy hour or just for appetizers. The Thalis are also a treat. The wait staff is very good. Dessert and coffee are reason enough for a visit. Great location as well.

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Bellevue, Washington
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139 reviews 139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Poppy serves Thalis, an assortment of creative and beautifully prepared foods in small dishes. You choose one combination from the list of 6 assortments or so. Be prepared for a surprise in your mouth. Some flavors may be familiar, some not so, but it will be a fun and unexpected meal. Most dishes were wonderful, one was a bit unusual... More

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Sammamish, Washington
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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This restaurant is located in a pretty hip area of Seattle. Unfortunately, because it's so popular, parking is kind of a pain. The restaurant actually has a large parking lot in the back, but you must pay, and pay dearly. On a Sunday evening, parking there would cost $12! That's ridiculous. Instead, we drove around and around until we found... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The apps were excellent, we ha the dumplings and the octopus. Well seasoned and very fresh tasting with the herbs. The dumplings were nice and spicy and the octopus was tender. The main courses were really nice as well, we had the gnudi and the halibut and enjoyed them both. Nicely portioned and the side dishes (small cups of different... More

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Hoeilaart, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located in Capitol Hill, Poppy's is an original restaurant serving Thalis (round tray with several small dishes), a nice way to discover various dishes. Great food combinations and the easygoing, attentive service make it a wonderful place to have dinner with friends.

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