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Poppy

622 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
206-324-1108
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Ranked #85 of 3,390 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $50
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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Lynnwood, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I've only been here two times and both times were a wonderful treat. You receive several small plates on your tasting tray that allow you to sample the many wonderful dishes they offer. The first time we went, it was with a group of five and we all ordered different thalis. There was a nice, if small, range of feature... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The small plate presentation of the meal is fun and if, like me, you want to try many different things at a meal it is a great way to do so. A friend and I ordered two different thalis and shared, allowing us each to sample a good portion of the menu. All of the options seemed to be well... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Poppy's presents it's food as tasting trays called Thalis. This was a really fun way to try a bunch of different things on the menu. My daughter and I shared one and couldn't finish all the food.

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Kent, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I agree with other reviewers that this is a novelty restaurant. It's good to try at least once, but you won't feel compelled to come back. The thalis allow you eat many dishes at once. This is a great way to see what a restaurant has to offer, but Poppy bases their entire menu on the sampler idea. Some of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Poppy serves dishes on a thali, a collection of small plates served all together, in the Indian style, with naan. My husband had chicken in a yogurt sauce and I had walnut-crusted paneer. We had 5 other small dishes each, including cauliflower salad, smoky eggplant dip and house-made pickled carrots and beets. It was all delicious and exciting to try... More

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had been meaning to try poppy for over a year then finally made it and were not disappointed. The food was tasty and interesting. We went with friends who go a few times a year and I think we will do the same. There is nothing that I had that I will totally crave and have to go back... More

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Bothell, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had been meaning to try this place out for awhile. Wish I would have gone sooner. This place has some of the best food I have had in Seattle. Loved the presentation, the quality and the quantity of food that you get. My new favorite restaurant in Seattle.

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Seattle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was our first time here and I have to say it was "interesting", but, not great. The cocktails were great , however! The service was VERY slow and not sure why. Others were getting their food before us who had been seated after us. Quite disappointing. Will give it another try though.

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Red Hook, Brooklyn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Service was good. The food was like one of those terribly awkward movie scenes that make you embarrassed as a witness. It is a disservice to frozen food to call Poppy 'frozen food.' The food, across all spectrums, was magnificently bland and flavorless. And these were its finer points. The textures ran between chalk and styrofoam. And I was with... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A dining experience that reminds me, with its expensive plates stocked with tiny samples of various foods, of a ride on a ferris wheel. A sort of carnival-like effect that you don't really need to do twice. The confluence of tastes and textures–sweet, meaty, dry, crunchy–make for an unsatisfying clash. The duck leg I ordered was very tender and delicious,... More

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