Poppy
Poppy

Poppy

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.poppyseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2063241108x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jerry Traunfeld
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roy
  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a pay lot with restaurant access directly behind Poppy. Rates are $5 for 2 hours and $9 for 3. Street parking, metered and non-metered, is available in the area.
A word from Poppy
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. Poppy is an excellent venue for your group dining needs, please call or email for details.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Poppy reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (192)neighborhood gem (113)special occasion (95)good for groups (55)hot spot (42)romantic (36)notable wine list (29)great for outdoor dining (21)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (14)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Simply Awesome!
    Jdangelo
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    What a unique and wonderful dining experience! Delicious, great service and a place we'll return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Memorable Dinner
    Perfection
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Three years ago three of us ate at Poppy, and three years later we chose Poppy again because the memory of that meal at Poppy stayed with each of us the past three years. And it was as good as ever. It was restaurant week, so included a three course meal with a thali, an appetizer and a dessert, for what normally just the thali would cost. We had a dinner that was totally satisfying and will not be forgotten. If you have not been to Poppy yet, do not hesitate, go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intersting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Seattle Restaurant week was a good opportunity to try this place as we sought a dining experience that was different than food we've had before. Eclectic dining with interesting combinations. Enjoyed the little bits of soups, salads and sides that compliment each featured main. The lamb osso bucco was tender and delicious albeit just a tiny bit salty. Hostess could work on being more welcoming.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've been to Poppy twice, both times during restaurant week. I enjoy being able to sample a few bites of many dishes. On the most recent visit, the soups were the least enjoyable, but there were plenty of tasty vegetable and grain dishes. The chocolate torte I had for dessert was average, but the smoked pineapple and peanut chili ice cream that came with it were superb. I wish they sold the ice cream by the pint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cap Hill Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was very excited to dine at Poppy and they did not disappoint. The salmon and steak were both cooked perfectly and the flavors were all very interesting and different. Love the tiny little portions of a bunch of different dishes.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Poppy is a hip Capitol Hill restaurant. Dress is casual, it's not a quiet romantic place but the ambiance is relaxing with warm lighting and candlelight. We were a party of 6 and we had a nice table near the middle of the restaurant. Between us I think we ordered all the Talis on the menu. Our food arrived hot and all at once and the waitress kindly explained what was on each of our trays. We all loved our meals and service was good. The Wagyu steak was 'melt in your mouth' delicious and I heard the salmon was equally great. Don't miss out on dessert, the options are really creative. I shared hot date cake with butterscotch, pecans and banana ice cream. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The variety of food you get with the Thalis is great- however, most of the things were good, not great. That said, I'm really happy we tried Poppy. Though I wouldn't suggest to go back on my own, I wouldn't be opposed if friends were meeting up there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant
    woorb
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We enjoyed our time here. Appetizers were delicious. When our entrees (thalis) took longer than usual, the kitchen brought us a small tart for the wait. Loved the main dish and everything was cooked perfectly but the seasonings for the side dishes were not what we're used to. They were very aromatic/herby so we couldn't eat much of it. However, if those flavors are what you like, then this is the perfect place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I want to eat here tonight!
    Jamielee3VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Visiting Seattle for my birthday and picked this place to go for "the day". Great decision. I loved this place and would go back tonight if I weren't back in Los Angeles. Can't say enough about the great staff and the great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Based on Restaurant Week
    ILoveFood
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Poppy is the one restaurant that I look forward to, for Seattle Rest Week. Every dish on the menu is delicious and I'm always leaving full (good portions!). The one negative takeaway, was that it felt like they were not prepared for the amount of reservations/people. I'm sure it was due to the fact that it was Restaurant week, but I don't recall this being an issue the last few years we dined at Poppy. For example, our reservations were made for 7:30p, we were given a 10 minute wait time, but wasn't actually seated until about 8-815p. We were at our table for about 15 minutes before our waitress acknowledged that we had sat down, etc. Overall, it was a still a great experience - we left happy and full, and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best meal all year
    DiscriminatingDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Took advantage of Seattle Restaurant week offerings - Lamb Osso Bucco. Best meal I've had all year (including trip to France)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Poppy experience!
    YumsCapHill
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I've been dying to try Poppy since I moved to Capitol Hill 4 months ago. Poppy did not disappoint. The server was super into the food and our dining experience, the menu was creative and delicious with Indian, local, American and a handful of other influences. The cocktail list looked killer. The food was delicious - an albacore salad with grapefruit and fennel to start, the osso bucco served with a dozen sides and naan (including a celery soup, beet-fennel salad, a tiny slaw, etc) as the main, and a hot date cake with salted pecans and banana ice cream. Yums!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    Palate
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Poppy is a taste bud party, with great food, service, and a warm inviting atmosphere. A must try for any foodies out there!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    hungryinSeattle
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Poppy is our family's choice for a special night out, and our most recent trip was all-around delicious, as expected. There are always interesting new flavor combinations, and we love having a lot of little tastes of things. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Seattle's best
    GiselleVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Delicious food and cocktails, innovative menu, spacious dining room with high ceiling and lots of windows. I love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give it a try
    Satisfied
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Really enjoyed the unusual combinations of foods. The hot date cake is superb!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I visited Poppy for Seattle Restaurant Week and was so happy with the service, location and most of all--the delicious food! I would absolutely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Poppy = Yum!
    Aces
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Really enjoyed my Poppy dining experience. The interior is clean and light, furnished with natural woods and pops of color; modern paired down style that's a bit Scandinavian meets Japanese design. The food was visually appetizing and tasted delicious. We ordered from a prix fixe menu (Seattle Restaurant Week) with a solid assortment of options, for vegetarians and omnivores. The cocktails were just right. The mussels were fantastic. The osso buco was good, but not at flavorful as the duck. Dessert was a miss for me, but not my dinner mate. I had the chocolate torte(?) which was more like a cold hard piece of fudge, but he got the hot date cake–delicious. Server was good for most of it, but spacey at the end, the hostess was stern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible food
    TeeRace
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I had the opportunity to sample a number of items, and they were all incredible. The Lamb Osso Bucco was the best lamb I have ever had.
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    fit for foodies
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  • pleasure for the senses
    erad
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    During a visit to Seattle I was able to once again visit Poppy for dinner. This week happened to fall during Restaurant week in Seattle. As expected our meal was beautifully presented and delicious. I always look forward to having the opportunity to dine where amazing thought goes into preparation and presentation of a meal. Will continue to look forward to returning on later visits to the Seattle area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummm
    OutToLunch
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food was fun and delicious, served in Thali's. Lots of great herb combinations to tantalize the tastebuds. Fun drinks. Loved their icecream and the hot date cake- whic was warm, rich and lovely. Service was great our waiter was knowdgeable, pleasant and attentive--glasses remained full all night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You should go here!
    SDSeattle
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We have been wanting to try Poppy for some time and were happy to see they are participating in Restaurant Week. We were not disappointed. The food was unbelievably good. portions were perfect. All the staff were friendly. They even brought us complimentary champagne since we were celebrating an anniversary. We will be back and we will bring friends!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back
    Cookie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was the first night of Restaurant Week. A large party was slow to leave so our table wasn't ready for a few minutes. We were seated quickly as they left. The menu for Restaurant Week was quite broad, with 10 or 12 starter choices and 4 Thali selections for the entree. Each Thali consisted of a main and naan, surrounded by 6 small dishes of interestingly spiced sides and a soup. I had the Lavender Duck Leg and it was delicious. My husband had the Goat Cheese Flan which he enjoyed as well. His little soup was pumpkin and mine was roasted pepper. For our third course we chose from about 8 delicious sounding desserts. The Thali makes alot of sense because you get to taste many different flavors in small bites. Service was joyful.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Enjoyable Find
    dimosk
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    First time discovery, found the staff to be extremely gracious and helpful. Food was plentiful and tasty. Indian dishes were very good and desserts well worth sharing on a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite Seattle eatery
    BellinghamsterFoodies
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Driving in from Bellingham is special enough for us that we're very choosey about where we eat. Poppy has become a favorite. We always know we will never leave disappointed or underfed. The wait staff is a delight, and the kitchen creates some of the best offerings in town. We just returned from a trip to Provence and have to say that, although we sought out the best of Provence, Poppy's bests them all. If only the prices of wine in the U S were on a par with the prices in France, we would be even happier foodies.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food and service
    tomozo
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Eggplant fry is must!! You will be surprised. Pumpkin chestnut crepes was great too. Tiny soup and assortment of veggies are delicate and delightful.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite experience
    radonjic
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Best tecquila cocktail I've ever had. Perfect tapas-style as well as a gourmet taste sensation dining experience. Everything was perfectly delicious - serving a wide variation in pallet at the table. Lovely ambiance, fantastic service. I couldn't be happier with the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eh
    Clark
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food was alright, but not what I would call amazing. We actually didn't bother eating all of it because some of it wasn't worth consuming. I expected more from this place given reviews. They are going to have to do some soul searching if they want to keep the foodie crowd interested.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happycamper
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food and service. Always interesting menu. Would recommend for a great evening.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Poppy before a concert
    Jazzoid
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was only the third time we've been there. The first was soon after they opened and a bit of a disappointment. Flavors were all over the block and didn't complement each other. This time each main, one a duck leg the other vegetarian, came with small sides, condiments really, that complemented the main choice. The soups and pickley things were especially good. For me the wine choices were good but priced dearly.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wine priced per glass is way over the top too pricey.
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  • Indian fusion and FUN!
    ZenScott
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Poppy was great, the food was very unique and the energy was awesome! I would highly recommend anything on the menu. A friend had the lavender duck and couldn't stop talking about it. I had the wagyu beef and just WOW! The staff was super friendly and playful. Please do yourself a favor and go. Dinner for four ( with cocktails :D ) was about $200.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    daveytia
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had the salmon and steak and both were fantastic. The egg plant fries just melt in your mouth, so good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not that good for me
    lilyyy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I didn't quite understand why food rate is so high. Maybe I expected too much but... duck leg was too salty. Steak was fair. I wouldn't say food was bad, but it just didn't fit my taste. Bitter and tastes like too vegetable-ish. Great atmosphere and service though.
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  • Favorite place
    Orcasdiner
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Poppy is my favorite Seattle restaurant. The service is always outstanding. The menu has some great regular offerings and always changing offerings that are interesting, creative, and delicious!!! We come from Orcas Island to dine here and it is worth the trip. Katie is a skillful and delightful hostess.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • A flavor experience!
    EJdine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We Were quite happy to find Poppy! Never have I been on such a ride of flavors! I'm still thinking of their succulent lavender crusted duck, its accompaniments and the amazing homemade ice cream. Definitely fit for foodies! I can't wait to go back and see what the next menu entails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was really disappointed with Poppy this time. The service was absolutely terrible. Our table was not ready and we had to wait in the bar for about 20 minutes. Once we had ordered our food, it took absolutely ages to come out. My friend's steak was raw - not rare, raw. They had to bring the naan bread separately because it wasn't ready at the same time as the rest of the food. The first time I went to Poppy, it was amazing. This time it was a real let down.
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  • A delightful surprise
    MackieMesser
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Poppy takes a different approach to dining out; entire multi-course meals are presented. While initially dubious, the pairings are spot on. Everything compliments everything else on the plate. The experience would have been diminished had I not succumbed to the superior palate of the chef. This is one of those times you must relinquish control and trust. You will be well rewarded.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Incredible menu and service!
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    What a treat to your senses! Every bite was different, flavorful and fresh.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration!
    Greenways
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Perfect table for 8 and a celebration for a 21st birthday. Thank you Poppy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.