Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill
Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill

Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vioscafe.com/vioscapitolhill.html
  • Phone: (206) 329-3236
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday- Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:30PM

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Soukakos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We are also available to deliver and serve a meal at your desired place. We select the menu in advance and talk about all the detailed arrangements and we can provide staff to serve and clean after your party is done.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Aloha St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking for 6 cars is available behind our building.
A word from Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill
Vios Café is an authentic Greek restaurant where food is celebrated with the art of cooking in a setting reflecting the comforts of home.

With a generous spirit, Thomas Soukakos shares his passion for gathering around the table, love of good food, and long conversations with family and friends.
At Vios, even the simplest meal is a guaranteed good time.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)kid-friendly (23)fit for foodies (15)good for groups (14)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)special occasion (5)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • What a fabulous place to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    What a fabulous place to go with three generations of a family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch at Vios Capitol Hill. The mushroom, sage and Manouri cheese omelet with breakfast potatoes and grilled bread was so good. And what could be better than a server who was so welcoming, gracious, and knowledgeable - thank you Ann! Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great greek dinner
    voxclamantis
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We chose this restaurant because it was close to the venue for a concert we were attending, and it worked out perfectly. Our party of 4 had the gyros, lamb souvlaki, flank steak and prawns special. All were very good, though the lamb was slightly overcooked, and the skewers were a little small. The wine list was not long, but we found a very suitable sangiovese to share. The service was excellent. We told our waiter about our concert starting time, and he made sure the timing worked, and even came by a little before the time we needed to leave to make sure we could get our check settled in time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always YUM!
    ElleVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We are soooo lucky to have this fab restaurant in our neighborhood! And it was truly a great place to dine on New Years Eve en route to a party. Not only is the food gourmet- and as ex-NYers, we're kinda fussy- but the staff and the warmth that they give the restaurant make it our favorite time and again! Thanks Tomas, Jorge ET al!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch & dinner with kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We live in the neighborhood and love Vios, but that appreciation was reinforced this weekend when we met some friends visiting from out of town for brunch there. It was great because our two young sons could play in the kid area while we were able to have a uninterrupted conversation with our friends. Our boys loved the waffles; we loved the shashuka and eggs benedict we got (the latke base is a nice alternative to an English muffin, at least for my gluten-free sweetie). Highly recommend this place if you want good food and you have kids in tow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great kids play area
    Emily
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    This is the best place in Seattle to bring kids. The food is delicious, the play area is great, and the waiters are very kid-friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kids playing = Can be loud
    MosieSaysVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    There is a play area for kids, which makes this a great choice for young families. But those of us who would rather dine sans the kiddie screeches find it a bit annoying. That said, the food is delicious, the flavor profiles deep and luscious -- generally. There are a few dishes that fall flat, but I really have enjoyed most dishes I have ordered. There is one waiter who upsells quite a bit and we were disappointed with the wine he suggested.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid through the years
    CapitolFeederVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    I recall going there when they opened about 8 or 9 years ago and remembered it was just fantastic healthy greek food. To this day I go there at least once a month and am always delighted by the food and service. Its so great to have an dependable, excellent restaurant in walking distance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    hungrymama
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    As a parent with 2 small kids, Vios is a rare find - a restaurant with truly delectable food, warm and consistant service, and kid-friendly atmosphere. It's hard to find a place that serves healthy, delicious food for both kids and adults. But you don't have to bring kids to enjoy Vios. I would recommend it for groups, dates, business lunches, family gatherings...you can't go wrong. Bottom line - food is fantastic and the place is full of heart and soul. Go now!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great at Vios!
    MTorres
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We come back again and again to the friendly, welcoming team at Vios. There is hands down no better place in Seattle where the adults can eat a delicious meal and the kids are happy, full-bellied, and entertained. And the team at Vios does a good job of seating the families near the play area so people without kids can eat in the quieter front area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm, friendly atmosphere
    rpinlet
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Third time here and never anything but excellent food....Staff and owner make sure that you are happy...We are looking forward to our next visit...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood find
    GoGreen
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Embarrassingly, I live on North Capital Hill and many times has passed VIOS on the way home. It's always busy and looks inviting. This past weekend with friends in town, we stopped in for dinner and where rewarded with a wonderful experience. The food was very good as well as the service. OK, I admit have previously enjoyed lunch and several quiet afternoon coffee's, which are equally nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, reasonable price!
    Josie
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Three of us had dinner on Saturday prior to a concert in the neighborhood. This was the first time there for all of us, but definitely not the last! Greek salad, lamb and chicken souvlaki, a bottle of wine, and two desserts -- all superb. Fast, friendly service too. I'm glad we made reservations because the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible service
    Laura
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We had such a great time - there were 10 moms and 10 babies. We had incredible food and outstanding service. It is such a wonderful piece of the neighborhood and is welcoming to moms and babies (not always easy to find!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups/kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    We had a wonderful dinner on a Wednesday night with seven adults and 4 kids (5yr,3yr,14mos,9mos). They have great long tables for large groups and plenty of highchairs. The waitstaff was excellent with the group and kids. HUGE bonus that they have a kid area - toys, books, little chairs, this place is stocked! Also great facilities for baby changing. The food was delicious and they had many options to please a variety of eaters (kid, veg, meat, etc.) Service wasn't super speedy but worth the wait for their food. Already planning on coming back with our PEEPS group next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family dining experience
    MercerIslandresident
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    We had a very enjoyable evening at Vios Cafe. The food was enjoyed by both adults and children ages 13 and 10. The service was first-rate and we felt that we got great value for the money. The whole family agreed that this was a "come again" restaurant!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Vios...
    EeeEats
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    ...was fabulous! Friendly, attentive staff and delicious, authentic Greek food made for a lovely night for me and my 3 girlfriends! Make sure to make a reservation as the fill up fast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky
    BabyBuddha
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    I am so lucky to have this restaurant in my neighborhood. We have eaten there 2x this week when it was too hot to cook in our kitchen. The other night the windows were open and people were walking in and taking tables inside and outside, I was reminded of one of my fondest memories of Rome. Our hotel was was in a neighborhood and we walked and stumbled across a restaurant with tables and lights and families gathered. We took a table and were surrounded by local people in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It was the most charming evening of my trip. This is what Vios brings to me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for dinner with Kids
    winewithkids
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    I've never been to a place that has a play area for the kiddos, this makes for a very loud and exciting dining experience - which was perfect. The service was great, the wait staff showed interest in making sure everyone was happy (you could tell they actually like having all the kids around) they all said hello to the children. Overall the place is very accommodating for families. Great food options for the little ones and the rest of us. The Trio Sampler plate was delicious as great size to share and the chicken souvlaki had the most amazing slow roasted tomatoes. The chocolate salted caramel custard was very satisfying for dessert. You can't beat $20 bottles of wine either!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family-friendly/great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Seattle has many restaurants with kid play areas, but this is the only one we've been to that has excellent food. The service staff are always pleasant and helpful. A real gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food again!
    MosieSaysVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    This place has amazing food -- great flavor profiles and quality ingredients. My daughter ordered something that had Israeli couscous in it, which she cannot eat (gluten intolerant), and she just failed to note it on the menu. Her fault entirely. We asked the waiter if we could sub something else. Bam! Done! He was awesome and we truly appreciated him taking extra care to make sure she was happy and her tummy would be well. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly a neighborhood gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Vios is always a guaranteed fun time––great atmosphere, vibrant with locals, delicious Greek food with gourmet foodie twists from chef/ower Thomas, fast/friendly service, and a welcoming neighborhood feel! Even though it is great for families (with the dedicated kid play area), it never feels like one of those "kid places" where you can't relax and enjoy a nice "adult" dinner. Thomas' radiant personality, warm & welcoming European style, and great menu never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood dining on Capitol Hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    We had excellent Greek gyros, lamb and falafel. Very fast, efficient service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Greek Food in Seattle
    Wine2Food
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The small plates and entrees here are expertly prepared and garnished. Every dish you order is full of clean Mediterranean flavors of lemon and good olive oil. The special of the evening which was a fish stew made up of salmon, halibut, mussels, and clams was outstanding. The hanger steak with Isreali couscous was delicious as well. The chef takes their time plating each entree with care and attention. I highly recommend ordering the Assyrtiko wine to pair with many of the plates. It has a nice astringency which goes well with olive oil garnished dishes like the Dolmas and Greek Salad as well as the Hummus, Tapenade, and other dips. This is one of those places you could dine at several times a month !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time's a charm!
    No3Gal
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    This was my second time dining at Vios. Our first experience was positive but not nearly as memorable. This time I ordered the lamb kebabs. They were simply delicious, perfectly seasoned and tender. The dish's accompaniments were equally well prepared. I've never tasted such sweet roasted tomatoes. My partner ordered the evening's special, a seafood stew, which was also superb. Thank you Vios for a lovely and food-memorable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the family dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Had a big group family-style dinner--i ordered ahead, the food just appeared, conversation flowed, greek dips and salads, then beautiful seared tuna on blackeyed peas, and green beans in tomato sauce sprinkled with feta on big platters. A great way to go for a big group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and Great Greek
    Pieps
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Great service and Great Greek food. One of the best greek restaurants in Seattle.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    This is one of our favorite restaurants-consistently delicious food, good service in a relaxed atmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation for the weekends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food on Capitol Hill
    RinaVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Enjoyed the pork chop very much. The lamb and chicken souvlaki was abit dry this time around, but stll tasty. I commented this to the cook and he took what I said on a positive note; good to know they care about their patron's comments. Affordable, good for small groups and families.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Willow
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    My boyfriend had never had Greek food and was eager to try it. While we were in the neighborhood for a SIFF film, I thought we'd check out this neighborhood gem. I'm so glad that we did! We were both satisfied with our meal and tried some new things. I'd recommend the 3-dip special to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always kid friendly
    SushiLoveVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    It is hard to find a place where you can eat good food without feeling bad about bringing kids with you. Vios is one of the few places where we feel comfortable with kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very friendly place, particularly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Very friendly place, particularly if they recognize you as a neighborhood patron, which we are not -- neighborhood-yes, but it was our first visit. Friendly, casual service, with good food. Cute play corner for the kids -- nice touch, if you have kids, which we do not, but still can appreciate. We liked Vios, but with all of the amazing restaurant choices, we might return or might not. If you have young children and want to go out to eat, you will probably like Vios -- check them out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tucked in the 19th Avenue
    Sarah
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    Tucked in the 19th Avenue corridor on Capital Hill, this is one of my favorites. Healthy and Mediterranean food-my idea combination. The food is excellent, service as well. Locally owned. Responsive to customer needs--special requests. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good!
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Discovered Vios via OpenTable when looking for a Greek restaurant. I was initially disappointed when I noticed there wasn't any calamari, which I was craving, but the lamb souvlaki that I ended up ordering was excellent! Tender, juicy, delicious! We also ordered the 3-dip pita platter with tzatziki, babaganoush and kopanisti, and all were excellent. A surprisingly great dinner overall!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vios is a delightful cafe
    bistrofanaticVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Vios is a delightful cafe for genuine Greek cuisine if you are looking for a very family friendly, neighborhood experience, but stay away if you are seeking a quiet spot for extended conversation in the absence of screaming 2 yr olds jumping up and down on the next table. It's unfortunate, because the Greek dishes, and particularly the lamb, is sensational and there's always a few superb specials, almost always including a wine special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy for our group.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Too noisy for our group. One of our party's chairs was prodded by another table group who got up often to tend their children.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For some reason, our reservation
    SushiLoveVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    For some reason, our reservation through Open Table did not show the correct number of people (instead of 8, it showed 2). It was difficult for them to arrange a table, but they were very kind to accommodate us. Service was great. Will remember to tell the server about separate checks when ordering next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic family spot, awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Fantastic food, friendly service, and perfect for kids. They have a great playroom set up surrounded by booths so we actually managed to enjoy a leisurely brunch while our toddler stayed occupied! Great kids menu choices, interesting and tasty brunch options. We just love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have always loved VIOS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    We have always loved VIOS and had a great experience during our last visit. Great menu and excellent customer service! Hard to find local neighborhood restos like this. If you haven't tried VIOS yet, it is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again, wonderful food
    RinaVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    Once again, wonderful food and friendly service. A definite must go to place in Capitol Hill. Great for families and small groups. Affordable as well. Try the roast chicken or the brisket. Nice ambiance too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate