Poppy

4.5
2393 reviews
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Northwest
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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always interesting and delicious food with top notch service

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JH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The bartender was rude and and inept. He hid looking at his cell phone by pressing himself to the compter/cash register and putting the phone on a tiny ledge while his back was to the bar and restaurant, blocking out customers. The food was bland, not a quality I associate with Indian food.The music was too loud.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Underwhelming experience after hearing how amazing it was. Menu rather limited actually, I chose the nettle ravioli with a sunchoke sauce and mushrooms. It was a bit too sparse with flavors. Others had the chickpea cake with eggplant and tomatoes. That was the better dish for flavor. The burratta salad was quite modest portion but well infused flavors. It was all just meh.

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PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poppy was delicious and a great setting for dinner. We had the vegan and paneer thalis and the eggplant fries. Everything was amazing and the thali would def have been plenty of food w/o an appetizer. Staff were friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poppy is a fantastic restaurant. Enjoyed both of our dinner and our shared dessert Thali's.

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CR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An amazing food experience, as slow. Service very slow. Took 40 minutes to even get appetizers

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to Poppy but this was an especially good night. From the amazing dips and dosa and scallops apps thru the tasty and fun thalis to the epic desserts. So much Yum!

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AE
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, service was attentive but definitely slowed down once the place got busier. No big deal, we ended waiting about 15-20 for dessert. Our waitress said it was just sitting there, so she took it off the bill.
Good is very flavorful, the thali has such a wide assortment of food they complimented each other well. The naan is ridiculous, I can eat just that and be happy. But as usual, the eggplant fries are always the star of show.
Overall a good experience, servers could smile a little more but it’s Seattle. Haha

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DS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety of well crafted dishes (10) and pleasing tastes. Makes you want to book a return!!!~

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G
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My thali was mostly tasty, but the black rice didn't taste like much and one of the vegetable dishes was way too vinegary and another too salty. The music was too loud.

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LM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burrata salad was amazing - order it with naan bread for an extra special treat!

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kate greeted us full of smiles, got us a great table by the window near the bar. Edna was super attentive, great explanations on whatever we asked and quick. Food was delightful... the vegan thali is super satisfying, though I ordered the regular poppy seed naan as an upgrade. Thoroughly enjoyable, we’ll be back again soon. Thank you Kate!

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MS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Poppy, celebrating my lady’s birthday, on the recommendation of a foodie friend.
We were warmly greeted, and asked whether we’d like a table by the window or in a corner further inside, the latter chosen by the my lady.
Presented with some pink bubbly to start with (thank you!) we had the Dosa as an appetizer -> wow, it was like a large, softer poppadum and very tasty. For our mains we had the Thali with pork shoulder, and the duck breast. Both were divine! The Thali is such a creative way of dining and we had a wonderful time working our way around the different tastes and textures, blending with the pork or duck meat. With our ice cream desert we got some complimentary caramels with them – so yummy!
The Chablis from Domaine Roland Lavantureux was equally divine and was a perfect accompaniment.
Our server was very attentive, and polite and unobtrusive.
This is some of the most creative cuisine I have had in Seattle, and we shall be returning!

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and airy spot with clear attention to the details. Indian inspired, but not Indian. All was delicious. Definitely have veg options. Service was friendly and very helpful.

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ES
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We visited on a Tuesday so we could enjoy the ‘Thali Tuesday’ special. Food was great. The service at POPPY was terrific and we felt very comfortable and made to feel very special by our Server.

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JT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Poppy did not disappoint! We went for Thali Tuesday...got to try so many different small plates..kept my mouth interested...so many flavors that worked so well together...so many colors....and service was impeccable! Will definitely be back!

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BF
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their food and the ambiance but the noise level is something that I do not like.

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D
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our daughter’s birthday- wonderful service, delicious food, always a great experience here.

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SS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had never tried this type of cuisine before and it was amazing. Friends from out of town joined us and we shared the dishes and everyone agreed that the preparation and taste were excellent. We were forewarned that the was not cheap eats so when the bill came it was no surprise and certainly not exorbitant. Good food and good value on Capitol Hill.

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SW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Attentive service that is never overbearing. Two Thali selections and several additional entrees. Something for everyone food wise. Inventive wine list both by the glass and bottle. Go and enjoy! Highly recommended!

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Original yet not pretentious. An absolute gem in the Capitol Hill area

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KE
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and was an incredible value. Ordered the Tuesday Thali and the dessert Thali. My new favorite place! Definitely will be back.

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c
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Thalis at Poppy are the best things in Seattle -- a wonderful array of small dishes with interesting ingredients (especially herbs and vegetables) and delicious flavors.

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SN
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent but the portion size left one wanting more. I was still really hungry after my ravioli dish. I felt it was very expensive for the amount of food I received; however, the food *was* delicious!

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HA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious, with interesting flavors; always friendly; a fun place!

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RS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very impressed with the service. The food is great.

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z
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

All was good; food was good and interesting too; place is loud/lively;
the reason we won't return is the stingy wine pour: the least expensive
by the glass is $10 and the pour was pitiful--maybe 3 ounces-- a quarter
of a small glass.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting from out of town. Went to a show nearby and heard good reviews. Did not disappointment. Great food, service was great as well. Would come back again if we lived nearby.

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L
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Busier than usual or maybe short of help early on. But it doesn't matter because we had all evening and thoroughly enjoyed everything!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and flawless service

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DM
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful flavors, good cocktail/wine/ beer menu, service was spot on, definitely recommend to friends and for business dinners , menu supports vegan/ veg and meat lovers

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SJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful first date experience. The staff was very patient while we took our time getting acquainted before perusing the menus. After several glasses of wine we ordered the NW cheese plate and the fig and glacier blue tart. Both were excellent and added to our shared enjoyment of the evening. We ended up a very leisurely 5 1/2 hours lost in conversation, and the staff displayed the perfect amount of attention without disruption.

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JB
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brought a friend, who just relocated to Seattle. It was the perfect place for a culinary experience to match her life-changing move!

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GI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for family member

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m
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect early Friday night dinner of a wonderful Thali that makes Poppy’s cuisine unique. This a glass of wine, the dessert sampler, and a genuinely thoughtful server is why Poppy is so special.

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b
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Valentine’s day thali was delicious! I don’t have the menu at hand, but I can say that the oysters, shortrib, and eggplant patisse dishes were terrific. A little too much effort and emphasis on dessert probably bumped the price too much, but value was there in the food, atmosphere, and service.

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A
London
60 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went on Valentine's Day, so the usual Thali dinners were not available. However, as always, the food was delightful. The nettle ravioli starter and chickpea cakes were full of wonderful flavors and treasures. The dessert thali for two was amazing - each small bite was delicious!

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r
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poppy is one of our favorite restaurants. Consistently excellent service, unexpected and delicious flavors, imaginative take on the thali tradition with Pacific Northwest ingredients. The staff is always very well-informed and accommodating.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thali Tuesday was great! Food was delicious and perfect portion size for a satisfying dinner for two plus dessert! Add a creative cocktail list and we were a couple of happy campers!

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j
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love Poppy!!
Its like an edible art gallery, creative fun menu and friendly staff. Our favorite Seattle restaurant!

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