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
184 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (163)neighborhood gem (100)special occasion (81)good for groups (43)romantic (33)hot spot (29)great for outdoor dining (23)notable wine list (21)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (13)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Our favorite Seattle eatery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    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
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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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    • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poppy is one of our favorites
    Trident
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every time we go back to Poppy we wonder why we have not been back for a while. Always great food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great and different
    Lynnebrad
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful food. Different than any other place web have been. Attentive service
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • johnc5215VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We've been to Poppy several times now. As always the food is the best reason for coming, but also the very helpful and knowledgeable wait staff. They provide just the right level of attentiveness without being intrusive or hyper-friendly. The list of Washington wines is not huge but gives one the feeling of careful selection and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    havingfun2
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had king salmon dishes that were outstanding. Numerous small sides were an eclectic (e.g., fingerling potatoes with lavender), but fantastic combination that were delicious on their own and brought out the flavor of the salmon. I also had an heirloom salad (Billy's tomato salad) that was delicious with a unique dressing (non-overpowering bacon flavor) and cucumber sorbet. Service was attentive. Only point of feedback was that it took quite a while to get our entrees (~45 min) at a time when there were only a few other customers in the restaurant. Overall, great experience and would recommend.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!!!!
    Dantheman
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place never fails to wow us. The food is always great with very interesting flavor combinations. The portions are just right and the poppy naan ties it all together. Your taste buds will thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Poppy has never disappointed me. This is the third time I have dined here and this time for a special birthday dinner. The food is over-the-top delicious without being pretentious and uptight. I have never had such great service anywhere as this restaurant. Informative, polite, discreet and attentive. This was an outstanding dinner from start to finish.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • The food here was awesome!
    justmarried
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Poppy was put on my radar as I watched old episodes of Top Chef Master, and Jerry, the owner, was one of the featured chefs. The judges all agreed that his food was excellent. As I live in Seattle I looked up his restaurant. My husband ordered a duck thali; I ordered a beef thali. We both enjoyed the food very much. I was as proud of the food as if I had cooked it myself because my husband was so pleased with it and I scored points for finding the place. He picked the bone clean! He never eats dessert, but they looked interesting so we ordered a desert thali. Usually, he'll only try a bite, but he found these irresistible. Bar raised! We liked it so much, we bought a gift card to give to my daughter for her 21st birthday! Well done, Jerry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So many flavors
    pickypicky
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We enjoyed our meal a great deal. I do think however that some of the side dishes were not harmoniously seasoned, and that the bitter elements of the herbs were overly emphatic.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Sista
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a great dinner at poppy, tried the duck Thalis and it was great. The cocktails were innovative and really good! Thought it was a little pricey though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Your tastes buds will be inspired! Dinner was delicious and prompt. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Dessert was worth every spoonful.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Poppy is special....
    Todd
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Poppy is our favorite restaurant in Seattle. We always go there on special occasions. Please try Poppy if you haven't. You will not he disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smarter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I am a smarter person after my dining experience at Poppy. The flavor combinations and use of fresh, simple ingredients in new creative ways really had my synapses firing. I felt like I was opening up new trains of thought as I bounced around the many delights on my Thali plate. Lettuce soup, squash blossom main course, hot and numbing dumplings; the list goes on of "write home about it" dishes at Poppy. Thanks so much!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really fabulous until.....
    MelVal
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I went with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. It was a mid-week date night and very special and romantic. Through the Open Table site, I requested that only one thing that people say Happy Birthday to my girlfriend. And sure enough...the hostess and server greeted us with a nice welcome and Happy Birthday. The server was great, pleasant, honest (sometimes brutally), and helpful. She really made the experience great, and I could tell she felt very comfortable with us. Even bought us a glass of wine and dessert. But, then it went south to awkwardville....she began to tell us her life story, and I felt a bit awkward about the content. I won't elaborate, but let's just say it is not suitable for kids. She was really fun until then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate