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“Brunch will never be the same. You will leave HAPPY !”
Review of Sitka & Spruce

Sitka & Spruce
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Ranked #223 of 4,271 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
Reviewed December 15, 2013

A warm buttermilk scone with a crunchy chewy crust like real french bread and a center as soft as down with homemade quince jam. A cultured butter croissant with carmelised goat's milk that is like the best homemade caramel you have ever had. Wild juniper cured salmon with zesty radish, kohlrabi, and crisp rye melbas. French press coffee as good as mine at home. A salad of chicories, ash-roasted shallots, pears & hazelnuts that is all deliciousness. A simple open kitchen with all the prepped products in full view to get your tastebuds going. One wall of the room is floor to ceiling glass to make a bright happy place in a cloudy cold Seattle day.

My FAVORITE Seattle brunch place. You will leave happy.

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Thank GuyA473
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

More like a non-red-meat restaurant than a vegetarian restaurant as some have implied--though vegetarians can eat very very well here indeed--the Sitka and Spruces menu emphasizes fresh and local in a way you might call sophisticated and yet holistic: unbelievably good bread, local cheeses, olives, pickled vegetables, mixed chiogga and purple beets on walnut puree, two orders of mussels in a white wine and parsnip broth, turkey rillettes with sliced smoked turkey--these are the foods we ordered.

And shared. And loved, because each was perfectly seasoned and balanced.

And ate with three bottles from a very considerate wine list.

If you're looking for steak frites or a burger, this restaurant isn't for you. If you don't know or care about the difference between seriously great bread and supermarket bread, this restaurant isn't for you. If wrecking ball high presentations are all that impresses you, then this restaurant isn't for you. If you prefer Coke with your lunch, this restaurant isn't for you.

And if you don't like to share dishes with others, then this restaurant really isn't for you. You'll end up like several of the reviewers here, complaining that the portions are too small because you conventionally expected one big plate that would be your personal entire meal, and that's not the concept here.

We ordered nine dishes, including three plates of bread (it really was to die for) and left so full that we skipped dinner even though we sat down to our table at noon straight up with empty tummies Does that sound like skimpy portions? And the food portion of our bill was just a little over $100, under $30 each. Compared to Denny's, expensive. But for the quality of the food we enjoyed? Not at all.

Diner, educate yourself. Sitka and Spruce may not be your kind of restaurant, but it doesn't change the fact that this restaurant excels at what it does.

We'll definitely return!

p.s. The location inside the scenic little Melrose Market is a big plus. I brought home cheeses from The Calf and the Kid and freshly made Toulouse sausages from the butcher.

p.s.s. Reservations available on Open Table.

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Thank UnrepentantFoodie
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Sitka is always one of my favorite restaurant. It's located inside of an indoor market on Capital Hill. This little gem isn't traditional American restaurant. It's trendy like an European cafe, yet fresh in local ingredients.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Pretty arrogant bunch here, with snooty attitudes ("That's not very traditional"). Not in the mood for high prices, what looked like small portions and mostly seeds and leafy stuff. We are all about change and experimenting, but not by others looking down at us.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I went to Sitka & Spruce with a large group (~10 people). We had a very nice waiter who helped us order and encouraged us to share several dishes. The food was ok, but not particularly interesting or inspiring, especially given the prices. Portions were small and we left a little hungry. The apparent manager of the restaurant was incredibly rude to our group on several occasions. As we were standing to leave she approached us and said "We'd like to continue to conduct our business here." A simple "Excuse us, could you all make room for our next customers?" would have sufficed. I won't be back.

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2  Thank annirvine
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