Sitka & Spruce
1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122Neighborhood:
Capitol Hill / First Hill
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Sitka & Spruce
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.sitkaandspruce.com/
- Phone: 2063240662x
- Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday - 11:30 am to 2 pm
Tuesday thru Thursday - 5 pm to 10 pm
Friday & Saturday - 5 pm to 11 pm
Sunday & Monday - 5 pm to 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday - 10 am to 2 pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Matthew Dillon
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: Our Private Dining Room is located in the Melrose Market Loft space. An elegant room surrounded by brick and wood interior. The room has one large wooden table that seats up to 14 people.
- Private Party Contact: Richard Gonzales 2063240662x
A word from Sitka & Spruce
Sitka & Spruce, located in Capitol Hill"s Melrose Market, is a restaurant centered around the unparalleled bounty of the Pacific Northwest. We work very closely with our community of farmers, foragers, fishermen, and purveyors to procure the best possible ingredients of our region. Our menu changes daily, and we do our best to showcase the beauty of our region's beautiful food ingredients.Continued
Join us for lunch or dinner on weekdays, and for brunch and dinner on weekends.
Join us for lunch or dinner on weekdays, and for brunch and dinner on weekends.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
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Sitka & Spruce reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (81)neighborhood gem (53)special occasion (40)romantic (24)great for lunch (23)notable wine list (20)hot spot (17)great for brunch (14)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
- Always greatEvaSVIPDined on 8/28/2014This place consistently delivers a great experience and impressed my out of town guest. The menu changes seasonally and there is always several delicious options, it's hard to choose!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DeliciousthewikDined on 8/22/2014Such a creative and very tasty array of dishes. Each plate was full of surprises that I welcomed. The goat shoulder entree was unlike anything I've ever had.Special Features:
- tonyDined on 8/22/2014words cant describe the explosion of flavors on your taste buds. dishes were unique and the presentation has to be seen to be admired. service was excellent and so helpful and patient. this restaurant will be a deffinite on every trip i make to Seattle. make sure you make reservations weeks beforeSpecial Features:
- Words can't describe the goodness!GeecheegirlVIPDined on 8/19/2014We loved S&S, a warm welcome followed by deliciousness. By my words can't do the plates justice. We sampled small plates and shared the goat leg/sausage for our main. All wonderful!Special Features:
- Maybe not a brunch place?OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/17/2014Hmmm...I thought this place would be better. The lamb was served almost too quickly...like it was prepped and waiting. And it was dry. My friend's salmon was pretty good. Server was odd/quirky/scattered. I get the idea around having a limited, focused menu. In fact, I like it. However, this menu cam off as far too limited. Maybe it's not a brunch place. My mouth was watering when we walked by Terra's brunch next door.
- Amazing!!!KiticelDined on 8/16/2014This place was everything we thought it would be and more!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was hit n miss.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/15/2014While a few of the share items we ordered were good, there were to few. We had six small plates. One was fantastic. The others were nothing special. The salmon smelled so bad we sent it back. Or Server was wonderful. It just wasn't anything special.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fabulous diningOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/11/2014Two generations of food lovers. Loved that the menu had limited choices (two entrees, four salads, four appetizers) and that the ingredients were a great combination of flavor, color and texture. Service felt European - we ate at a leisurely pace with no pressure to leave. Not cheap but not over the top - well worth many repeat visits.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very hotDavidVIPDined on 8/11/2014Every thing was great except the dining area temperature. It was uncomfortably hot.
- Fresh, perfectly cooked foodwranglerdinesDined on 8/11/2014This quaint, small restaurant was lovely for our family and guests. They were patient with our toddler's frequent walks. The ambiance was friendly. The food was perfectly cooked and fresh. Even though our server forgot our appetizers (we didn't bring it to his attention, so he didn't have a chance to correct it), we enjoyed every minute of our experience and will return for dinner again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome food!SeattleswedeDined on 8/6/2014Had a guest from out of town who is also a foodie. Lunch was amazing. The chamomile cured salmon was fabulous--a unique twist on gravlax. My entree of peaches, grilled peppers and ham was a fabulous combination of flavors. Excellent and friendly service.Special Features:
- Amazing!LBM10Dined on 8/4/2014One of the best meals we've ever had. All of the ingredients were super high quality and the flavors were amazing.Special Features:
- 83FoodieDined on 8/4/2014The food was good but not amazing. Pretty simple fare. Heavy on beets. Very limited menu. Only three appetizers, three salads/veggies, and two entree choices. Bread was good. Only available reservation was super early but then restaurant was half empty the whole time we were there so not clear why we had to eat at 5:00.Special Features:
- Clueless host on a starlit nightOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/2/2014No table for our 930 confirmed rez so waited 15 and took a take it or leave it communal spot by the wood oven in an already warm room (ergo ambience rating). Ok it happens, but could the host have offered something to express the house's concern - an amuse, bread or cold glass? Apparently didn't cross his mind. So we ordered dry martinis and were told they only serve a local gin. Asked if I could taste as not fond of overly botanical versions, he actually suggested a whiff instead! Must have been my look as I got a taste (very good btw) but really!? Food was quite good like many fine farm to table spots, but in the very warm room with tone deaf service, I wish I'd been somewhere more befitting that happy starlit Seattle summer night.
- Great foodLuvsFoodDined on 8/2/2014I decided to dine in Sitka & Spruce to end my great holiday in USA and they did not disappoint. The food combination was definitely unique and highlighted the main ingredients. Everything was just right. It was interesting to observe this restaurants invites a cross-section of customer age-wise. Highly recommended for all occasions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Interesting dishes well preparedtravelingmomDined on 8/1/2014I enjoy Sitka and Spruce's interesting food pairings. They had a great summer menu of pickles and salads. I like that you can make up a meal of small plates easily. They had a charcuterie plate with some interesting and delicious items, though the salami was only so-so. Wait staff was knowledgeable, prompt and attentive but a bit condescending.Special Features:
- Inventive, deliciousOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/30/2014The dishes were all fresh and unique with great flavors, especially liked the shisito peppers and peaches. Service was great, overall a great experience, just a little pricey.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- What a brunch!OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/26/2014I happened on Sitka & Spruce in a list of hot Seattle restaurants and planned a brunch there during my visit. What a treat! Located within the Melrose Market - a fabulous hipster version of the Public Market - Sitka & Spruce is quite a gem! The menu was inventive and so sophisticatedly flavorful. We tried almost everything and it was hard to choose a favorite. I would fly back across the country for their pork sausage and raw beet "sandwiches". The bar menu was limited but good wine selections. Just two servers for the Saturday morning brunch kept the pace slow, but they were well-informed. Be sure to check out the other shops in the Market on your way out!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- KarlaNestaDined on 7/22/2014Loved everything about Sitka, from the aroma of wood burning in the grill to the taste of duck fat with radishes. Sitka rocks, keep doing what your doing! Wish we lived in Seattle, I would be a regular.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Neighborhood GemJAR1Dined on 7/21/2014I arrived at 11:30 for lunch and had the place to myself for a bit. The food and service were excellent, especially the marinated squash. I will definitely return the next time I am in Seattle.Special Features:
- Ambience, originality & serviceJennyVIPDined on 7/17/2014Sitka and Spruce was a treat for all the senses. The interior and décor were like walking into a market in New York. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive with a relaxed manner. The beet salad was my favorite. It is fresh, inventive and unlike any other beet salad. We sat at the communal table which is the best seat in the house. The set up felt like dining in someone's kitchen. They even had a turntable with records. It's a happy place.Special Features:
- Artful foodFoodyBoodyDined on 7/16/2014can't stop looking at how beautiful the presentation was- then the flavors! creative, savory brilliant cuisine. interesting post-industrial settingSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food Hungry AftertasteMichaelDined on 7/10/2014Eating at Sitka and Spruce is a glorious dining adventure, but the portions and the prices are respectively way to small and way too high. I ate at noon and was hungry at three after sharing three plates and spending $66.00. A better balance between price and quantities would be nice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent ExperiencepracticaldinerDined on 7/8/2014Nice neighborhood place - not fancy, but with great food, cooked imaginatively and a friendly wait staff. It was a great dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Different & delicious!willbebackDined on 7/8/2014Not fancy or pretentious - just so tasty! Highly recommended for people who love food and are intrigued by interesting combinations that invite you to savor every bite.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great ambiancesammyDined on 7/7/2014I had planned to have my birthday dinner here, however reservations were full so we tried to walk in. Unfortunately all of the tables were full but that did not deter us- we made a reservation for the next night and enjoyed a great meal. We decided to eat family style because of their smaller menus for sunday nights. The food was inventive and every dish was delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/25/2014Small place - takes awhile to get seated but worth the wait!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great fooduowgalaDined on 6/17/2014I was suspecting that the restaurant might be really good when I tried to make a dinner reservation, and I only could get one two weeks later than the day that I wanted to. The food was really delicious, the service personnel were very friendly and explained everything about the food. They made sure that we understood how big the plates were (big for one, but not too big), and they suggested that we share the plates that we ordered. We had a very nice goat, beets, olives, a nice zucchini dish, also butter and bread. By the way, the butter was amazing! Everything was top notch. I enjoyed every bite I had. I will definitely go back again, and I recommend it to everyone who is looking for a nice place for dinner.Special Features:
- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!love2eatDined on 6/17/2014One of my MOST favorite spots when I visit Seattle...home away from home. THE GOLD standard of what an AMAZING restaurant should be. I always make the time to have a meal here. Everything is PERFECTION!!! HUGE FAN! Sitka & Spruce makes me miss living in Seattle.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- S&S great againnordicaVIPDined on 6/16/2014It seems like a picnic in a refurbished warehouse...with a small but well envisioned menu, suitable for vegetarians or not, and with a well curated wine list. Casual NW chic atmosphere and service that warms up if you let them know you wish to engage. We prefer it for lunch and wish the deserts lived up to the entrees...but minor quibbles for a classic New-style Seattle eatery.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food & great serviceyum916Dined on 6/9/2014I loved the varying foods and flavors offered at Sitka & Spruce. It's a bit non traditional and we'll definitely come back!Special Features:
- Fabulous!cabgoesleftVIPDined on 6/9/2014It's not news but Sitka and Spruce is excellent. Great food; great service; cool space. Go there often.Special Features:
- Delicious food, fair servicemedboyILVIPDined on 5/28/2014This is the second time I've been here, the last time being a few years ago on my last visit to Seattle. It really is a neighborhood gem for Capitol Hill, with a changing menu daily and really inventive dishes made with many unique ingredients (eg. goose tongue, rockwells, fiddlehead fern, split emmer, smoked chicken gizzards, etc.). Dishes are really meant to be shared, and with the unique tastes of each, everyone at the table will want to treat each other's dishes! Service was fair, not overly friendly, but polite. (The receipt simply said "Your server was Sitka Staff".) I didn't appreciate the attempts to upsell us extra appetizers, since the pork loin would "take a while," which meant all of 20 minutes. In sum, great food, fair svcSpecial Features:
- Fantastic!steveDined on 5/23/2014It was my first time there, and a dinner to remember, with terrific, fresh, Northwest ingredients, wonderful combinations of flavors, textures and colors. I recommend it most highly!Special Features:
- Good food, enchanting environmentoMiloDined on 5/18/2014Food was great in its simplicity....scone with bitter orange syrup; green salad fresh, clean and fun; asparagus in a classic prep perfectly done. Service was a little slow and awkwardly timed - waited for wine and ordered bread to enjoy with food. I was bummed when I arrived and realized only a brunch menu was available. Not a huge fan of brunch menu items but we were able to find a few very tastey itemsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent brunchSlambebeDined on 5/18/2014Lovely place for brunch, chilled atmosphere, creative fresh dishes and friendly service. Loved it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fabulous DinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 5/17/2014Had dinner at Sitka and Spruce for our 28th wedding anniversary. Great ambience. Unpretentious. Fantastic service. Great food made with local ingredients. We had spot prawns as well as halibut. Seemingly simple dishes but both cooked perfect. Thank you for an amazing meal.Special Features:
- As good as they say.Quintessential33Dined on 5/17/2014Made a special trip to Seattle to have breakfast here. Totally delighted and happy. The ham hock terrine was off the chart. The fingerling potatoes flavored with sorrel were sublime. Everything was superb. The scone with bitter orange jelly--divine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not impressedGabbyDined on 5/13/2014I came to Sitka and Spruce on a trip to Seattle, looking for some locally-sourced eats. However, I left very unimpressed. We had both the asparagus and fava bean appetizers, which were over-salty and didn't have much other flavor. Our entree was the dry-aged duck, which was dry, tough, and flavorless. This restaurant tried very hard and could not deliver.
- notsuchhappycampersDined on 5/11/2014We have had wonderful times in the past. Mother's Day was a bomb. Our waiter mostly ignored us except to flirt with one member of our party; we were a large party and were told we couldn't order individual entrees. So we ordered "family style" which became laughable - trying to divide one fried egg by seven, allotting four beans per person. We had expected that "family style" would accommodate the seven of us. We repeatedly had to ask for our bread and drink orders. We simply could not get refills for our beverages and it took forever to get the bill. It was kind of a bizarre experience, actually.Special Features: