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Sitka & Spruce
Sitka & Spruce
  • Address:
    1531 Melrose Ave
    Seattle, WA 98122
    Neighborhood:
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Sitka & Spruce Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sitkaandspruce.com
  • Phone: (206) 324-0662
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:

    Monday thru Friday - 11:30 am to 2 pm

    Dinner:

    Tuesday thru Thursday - 5 pm to 10 pm

    Friday & Saturday - 5 pm to 11 pm

    Sunday & Monday - 5 pm to 9 pm

    Brunch:

    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 (206) 324-0662

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine and Melrose
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street and private lots are available in the area. Please allow extra time for parking.
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.

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
Diner Reviews
  • "We 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!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Hmmm...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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This place was everything we thought it would be and more!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "While 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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Two 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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Every thing was great except the dining area temperature. It was uncomfortably hot."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This 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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Had 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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "One of the best meals we've ever had. All of the ingredients were super high quality and the flavors were amazing."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The 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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "No 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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I 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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I 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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The 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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I 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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Loved 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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I 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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Sitka 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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "can't stop looking at how beautiful the presentation was- then the flavors! creative, savory brilliant cuisine. interesting post-industrial setting"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Eating 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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Nice neighborhood place - not fancy, but with great food, cooked imaginatively and a friendly wait staff. It was a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Not 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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I 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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Small place - takes awhile to get seated but worth the wait!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I 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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "One 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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "It 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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I loved the varying foods and flavors offered at Sitka & Spruce. It's a bit non traditional and we'll definitely come back!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "It's not news but Sitka and Spruce is excellent. Great food; great service; cool space. Go there often."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This 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 svc"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It 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!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food 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 items"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Lovely place for brunch, chilled atmosphere, creative fresh dishes and friendly service. Loved it."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Had 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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Made 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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I 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."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We 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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Incredibly healthy and overwhelming tastes. Yum. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "we recently had a dinner here, party of 4, and loved everything about this place! Little retro, with vintage decorations, no noise so we could all talk comfortably, excellent food. Great wine pairing too. Desert was divine - brown butter hazelnut cake!!! We were just visiting from NYC, but would definitely come back and will recommend to friends!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Sitka & Spruce = forward envisioned cooking, referential to the past but fresh and interesting in a great room at the Melrose Market. Go next door for oysters at Taylor Shellfish as well."
    Dined on 4/21/2014