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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Poppy reviews from OpenTable diners
205 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (180)neighborhood gem (109)special occasion (87)good for groups (50)romantic (34)hot spot (34)notable wine list (24)great for outdoor dining (22)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (13)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Solid Poppy experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Really enjoyed the unusual combinations of foods. The hot date cake is superb!
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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!
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not that good for me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible menu and service!
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    What a treat to your senses! Every bite was different, flavorful and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great for small eaters and vegetarians. Interesting cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Eat2live
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Everything from the steak to the eggplant fries were delicious. We look forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Losing its touch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been to Poppy many times but on 9/20/14 three of us went there and honestly the only thing we had that was good were the eggplant fries. The wagu beef was tough and chewy and the side dishes were uninspired and tasted bad. Worry that Jerry T is losing control of the quality at Poppy.
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  • Every bite a treat
    TopChefFan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been to poppy several times and always enjoyed it. This visit, both I and my dinner partner felt the whole meal was truly spectacular. We had the flan, fig bruschetta, salmon thal and chocolate tart dessert. Every bite was a real treat. Thanks to the Poppy chef and staff for a terrific evening.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great.
    luchtm
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I've always liked thali style and it was a great mixture of flavors... My only complaint about the food was that the duck leg was a bit salty for being in a huckleberry sauce... The main reason I would say this place is only "good" is that the service wasn't up-to-pare. Our waiter didn't seem very interested in serving at all. I asked if they had Dewars, and first he said no but then looked at the bar from our table and said, "Oh, yeah... I guess we do. I see it on the shelf."... He didn't seem to know a lot about the menu as well. Runners brought our food and checked on us. We didn't see the waiter again until the bill, which he picked up while we were still finishing. Certainly felt like we were being handed our hat... Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre movie at the Harvard Exit
    lesley
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My friend and I popped into Poppy for a bite before going to see a movie at the Harvard Exit. Sat outside and had a spectacular mix of appetizers and drinks. Love the fried mussels and veg tarte...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • yelikak
    Yelikak
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed Poppy very much. The food was unique and delicious. Flavors incredible. I highly recommend this cool place. Atmosphere was inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poppy - Great food but loud
    Kevin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to Poppy for my wife's bday and to celebrate friend's anniversary. Really had no idea what to expect except that we had heard the food was great. And that it was. We tried several appetizers and each ordered a different main course. None disappointed. The only downsides to the whole night were the cafeteria-style décor and noise. It was very noisy and difficult to have a conversation. Table and chairs were fit for a local high school cafeteria. Oh well, food and service were great. Would definitely go back but more as a casual date night or meet up with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious...
    Kevin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was excellent. The choices for full meals are limited to about four Thalis, but they are all fabulous. The staff knows the food very well, and the drinks are great too. Not a cheap place, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Ddbb
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I had bought gift certificates for friends but had never been myself. The food was wonderful as was the service. I look forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poppy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was our second visit to Poppy. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The only suggestion we would have for the managers would be to improve on the coffee. We ordered a French Press decaf coffee which was more than a little on the weak side. Perhaps there was a measuring error. Other than that, we had no complaints and would very happily return for another meal. There is a downside with respect to parking in the area which. of course, has nothing to do with the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Seattle Dining
    Eastsider4life
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Different, phenomenal food, fun cocktails, yummy treats, great wine menu and priced right. It is hard to go to other restaurants after going to Poppy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.