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Poppy

4.4
2150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:30pm
Bar menu: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00 - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(206) 324-1108
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jerry Traunfeld
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Poppy can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (206) 324-1108
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Cross street
Roy
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Parking details
There is a pay lot with restaurant access directly behind Poppy. Enter directly from the parking lot through the herb garden. Street parking, metered and non-metered, is available in the area.
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Public transit
Poppy is 5 blocks north of the new Capitol Hill light rail station, a 10 minute walk. We are also on the (49) bus route between downtown and the University District. There are two stops within a block of the restaurant.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2150 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent!!! Always a pleasure to dine at Poppy. The food is absolutely amazing. Very good service. Definitely recommend!!!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful meal. However, we had a 7:30 reservation and were not seated until 7:55. Then we were not attended to for a while after that. Not a great way to start a dining experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

So just realized i had made the reservation for the wrong Wednesday! Went last week and they didn’t even tell me that my reservation was InCorrect and for today instead. they made it happen w a hitch! That is true customer service! Great food and cocktails! Will be back again

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a excellent meal. We were disappointed that they mostly moved away from their thalies for Restaurant Week this time around, but the main dishes were still delicious, and it was still a great experience - just not the value or true Poppy experience during those promo weeks. Staff is always very friendly and attentive, and the flavors are always distinct, bold, and balanced.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was excellent at Poppy as always. Fresh and seasonal.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Went in here with a group. Our server, Debbie, was GREAT! But apparently we were there during Restaurant Week and you had to order the 3 course option. This was a bummer on the budget for some of our people anticipating being able to order a single salad. Would have been great to have a non Restaurant Week 3 course option available.

Banana ice cream with the date cake was AMAZING!
Beef cheeks were good as well.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

So fresh so creative so good! Delightful meal. I had the vegetarian thali. I loved the variety and beauty of the various dishes. I’m not a vegetarian but this seemed so appealing I ordered it. No regrets. I will go again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing always.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

We went for restaurant week so the value was good, however the service was very poor. It took over half an hour to get our drinks, we had different servers and the pacing of the appetisers and mains were out of whack. The flavours of the food were great but temperatures were off and some items were lukewarm or completely cold. There was also a very noisy table we were seated next to which didn’t help with the ambiance but overall the service was poor and not at all worth the set 20% service charge. I wouldn’t go again unless someone else really wanted to go - which is disappointing as it was a restaurant I had really looked forward to trying :(

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Great, but very slow. Took over 2 hours for dinner.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Besides a little fluke on reservations (my party and I were told we did not have reservations), they were still able to accommodate us and we thoroughly enjoyed food and service! Great time to catch up with friends too during SRW!!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The food is awesome but the service is fair... the wait time between courses is unreasonably long and I think our waiter serves especially slow compared to other tables

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Poppy's creative mix of flavors does not disappoint. Their thalis have a variety of different items. My friend enjoyed her vegetarian thali while I enjoyed the braised beef cheeks. The appetizers were also varied and creative. While the desserts have different flavors and combinations, they feel slightly below the level of the appetizers and thalis.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing food and ambience with great wine selection.
Staff was friendly and welcoming

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

New to the area and have done some research on James Beard winners in the area. The chef did not disappoint and the staff was accommodating. The food is creative, bold and yet not too over thought. Highly recommend Poppy to foodies or fans of creative usage of spices.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fun spot with interestingly delicious food. Great place to take a friend visiting from out of town. Has great personality in its decor and menu, and delicious drinks

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service here was really unusually slow, terrible and disorganized. We were starving and thirsty. The prices were also high for the food. But really, it was the service that threw me.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Nice ambience and attentive service. Dishes were amazing and fresh. Would dine again if in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had not been to Poppy in quite some time and were pleased. One of the best restaurant week meals we've had! And, very nice service. We recommend Poppy whole-heartedly.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Restaurant week menu: thai sausage with endive salad, braised beef check, and hot date cake with banana ice cream. Dessert was the star but beef cheek had good flavor

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was great! However, the restaurant was very loud and the service was extremely slow - it took almost 3 hours for our dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Poppy's Seattle Restaurant Week dinner was terrific! Both of our dinners - all three courses - were wonderful. It was a bit noisy, but not so that it was annoying. The server was very attentive, food came out in good order. Definitely a place to visit time & again.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great. The beef cheek is melt-in-your mouth tender

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I was really disappointed in the menu change. I had been there six months ago and had a great time with amazing food, but the change from thalis to traditional American really took the magic out of the dinning experience. The food was good, but nothing special especially for the price. I won't be recommending Poppy any more

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

As always, Poppy served creative and tasty dishes. The halibut was perfect, moist tender and with a sauce that was extremely flavorful.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This is a restaurant week review - I went with my husband and we had a great time! Highly recommend the vegetable thali. The service was great and the food was really wonderful. We went early in the evening so it wasn't too loud, but I could see it getting loud as the night progressed. Wonderful (although pricey) cocktails.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Not a great place

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We always love Poppy. However, we miss the more extensive thali menu. Entrees were very good but prefer the varied thali tastes. Ordering sides just is too much food for us. The server urged us to get a thali to share but the dishes were not particularly shareable in a larger group. We understand there are good reasons for the switch but liked the previous incarnation better. We really appreciate all the care in your preparation and presentation of the meals.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I took an out-of-towner who was suitably impressed. She left Seattle ten years ago and had never been to Poppy. A bonus is being able to walk, but basically, Poppy does not disappoint. Busy as they were, service, food and drink were perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing food! Birthday dinner fell during restaurant week. Delicious

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I always wait for the Dine-Around weeks to once again visit Poppy. The food is so creative and always so tasty. Even when the place is full, the noise level allows you to actually speak with the person across from you. Friendly and knowledgeable wait-staff. Over the years, the price-to-value ratio has gone down a bit, since now they charge you for the naan which used to come with the thalys plates. In addition, only the vegetarian option now comes with the thalys--something we learned the hard way after ordering our favorite halibut and then realizing that we got no thalys with it. Our server was kind enough to remedy that by comping us a platter, but if the situation had been pointed out in the very beginning, we would have been saved the embarassment. For regulars of Poppy like us, we just ASSUMED. Shouldn't have done that. All this complaining aside, our server was terrific, the food was unforgettable, and we'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Went during resturant week, would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

New menu is great and service is quicker.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. Been there many times, and never disappointed

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Overalll good. cocktails were great but the rice I got with the beef cheek was a little salty. Also the spot we were sitting had the lights from passing cars shining in our eyes

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This was our third visit to Poppy and we definitely enjoyed it. We sat on the bar side and it was low key on a Tuesday night. Service was excellent. Love the different flavors you get to experience with the Thali, the chicken in yogurt sauce was outstanding, and the Eggplant Fries that we started out with are a special treat.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food at Poppy has always been outstanding but they seem to be able to keep innovating. We had an incredible experience, brought my boss here from San Francisco and she was blown away with the flavors and the quality of the food. Service was warm and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Fantastic quality food. Definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fantastic visit to Poppy! Told them via Open Table that it was our four-year wedding anniversary, and they greeted us at the door with profuse congratulations on our special celebration. Next came some complimentary rose (too bad my wife and I don't really drink, but they were more than happy to mix us up some fancy non-alcoholic cocktails on the house. The food was delicious and fresh, and the ambience was perfect - not too quiet, and not too loud! We were so pleased with the service that we got a $50 Poppy gift card for our babysitters to enjoy a night out on us! We're from CA, but we plan to be back next time we're in Seattle!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was absolutely phenomenal and Rachel was perfection! Thank you all!

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