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
Sitka & Spruce - Best Restaurants in Capitol Hill / First Hill ›
Sitka & Spruce reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since June 26, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (90)neighborhood gem (56)special occasion (39)romantic (26)hot spot (25)great for lunch (22)notable wine list (22)great for brunch (14)good for groups (12)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 10/22/2014The side dishes were great but the lamb dish was over cooked and the rabbit dish was blandSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- sybaritaDined on 10/19/2014The place in very nice! The atmosphere cool. I think that the relation quality of food/ price is not good. The menu is short and wine list is not realistic ! I went for brunch but they need to improve a lot the service!
- Delish!rodriguezDined on 10/17/2014Amazing food. Real unique flavorcominations that were a surprise and delight!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overrated and poor valueOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 10/12/2014This restaurant did not live up to expectations. The restaurant setting was gorgeous and very hip, but there are far better meals to be had in Seattle for the price ($160 for two with wine). A baguette for $5.50?! Raw radishes served with whipped butter and a scattering of smoked trout row for $15? Not mind blowing in the least. I'm all about farm to table, simple fresh ingredients, but this is not what I'd expect from a James Beard chef. The menu skewed heavily towards veg with only two mains: chicken and black cod. Cod was delicious, and the chicken was boring. We were pressured by our server to add a vegetable course on top of our starter and two mains, which ended up being too much food. Overall, restaurant is not worth the hype.Special Features:
- Never skip the scone!bansidhewailDined on 10/12/2014I thought I hated scones, because the usual coffee shop variety is dry and crumbly. The homemade scone at Sitka & Spruce is unforgettable, though! Ever since my first brunch there, I find myself thinking about it, and it keeps drawing me back. The egg breakfast is always a little bit different, and it's delightful each time! The meals are thoughtfully composed using fresh ingredients. It's a unique and delicious brunch for foodies to relish.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Was hoping to love itdinner2222VIPDined on 10/11/2014Despite the great ambience, the food was extremely disappointing.Special Features:
- Okay brunch, not amazingaqua6VIPDined on 10/11/2014We went for a late brunch last Saturday. Our reservation was for 1:00 and the place was less than half full at that point. We were visiting Seattle for the past two days and had friendly, helpful service everywhere we went. When we arrived here it was more surly than friendly. This continued with table service from the same woman. They were out of two dishes which would normally be fine but they comprised most of the short brunch menu. We chose food that was tasty but really was just plating food rather than cooking. The woman at the end of the meal was pleasant and would have changed the tone of the meal if she had been our server. The space is attractive. We had a delicious coffee at Victrola around the corner after lunch.
- A MUST TRYMJKBermudaDined on 10/10/2014Came from out of town and checked out some reviews online and this place was not a disappointment. Absolutely amazing food and wonderful service to accompany it. Every dish kept getting better. Would strongly recommend!Special Features:
- Great experience.GillDined on 10/3/2014It was a real adventure in dining for my wife and I but we enjoyed the whole meal. Location and ambience of the restaurant was great and the service was exceptional.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Creative DinnerJackVIPDined on 10/3/2014We had heard good things about Sitka & Spruce, and we were not disappointed. Each course was a creative mix of surprising combinations. For example, an appetizer of radishes was combined with butter and trout roe. As it turns out, a great combination. Everything was served family style, which allowed us to try more dishes. All very nice. The wine selection and service were excellent.Special Features:
- Sitka and SprucesmoothiemeisterDined on 9/30/2014A interesting menu using fresh local ingredients. A small room with a large communal table, single table and counter seating. Kitchen is open so you can see the food being prepared.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best food in SeattleSeattleeatsDined on 9/28/2014Always incredible, so fresh and delicious... my absolute favorite in Seattle. I can take anyone here and they fall in love... My cousin, a celebrity and foodie, well versed in delectable food, has to eat here every time she visits. You will always be pleasantly surprised by Sitka and Spruce, and you can always count on eating the most delicious meal you've had in awhile.Special Features:
- Consistent!ktjtstDined on 9/16/2014Always consistently great food at Sitka. Fresh! Delicious! Innovative! Local!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- hip multi-use spacesquarjawDined on 9/16/2014come for the pork come for the vegetables it's all good here...Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing meal!lolosfDined on 9/13/2014All of the dishes were unique and delicious - a true one a kind dining experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Too unusualPapaDined on 9/7/2014Portions small. Food ok but nothing special. Trying too hard to be different.
- Great BrunchBryanNYCVIPDined on 8/31/2014This was our first trip to Seattle and we read great reviews of Sitka & Spruce. It didn't disappoint. It's a foodie paradise in an enchanting space.Special Features:
- great service and greate foodMcCruditeDined on 8/28/2014great service. beautifully prepared food. charcuterie plate was killer, the pickled vege plate was mostly excellent, 3 out of 4 were amazing and one was meh, the pork tenderloin was perfectly prepared and a great plate. Service was friendly, nice and knowledgeable. We were late for our reservation, yes we called to inform them, when we got there they had our two top ready but offered us that they needed to turn the table at 8, but if we'd like to dine at our own pace they could offer us a window-bar seat. The window seats are great and I appreciated both the honesty and the alternate seating offering.Special Features:
- 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.
- DisappointednapagirlVIPDined on 8/24/2014Very disappointing after all the hype. 5 items total on the menu (not counting starters of bread, olives or radishes w/salt). Our first course of greens with toasted hazelnuts was fine but uninspired, and the beet salad involved huge hunks of red beets in a yogurt sauce, reminiscent of borcht. We both ordered the salmon entree, as chicken was the only other option. The dish was flavorful and the salmon fresh, but my piece was small and thin and, therefore, overcooked. The worst part was the service, which was so slow: it took 45 minutes for our first courses to arrive, which were served five minutes apart, then the dirty dishes sat on the table for another half hour while we waited for our entrees. Maybe an anomaly but I won't be back.
- 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: