About Poppy

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.

622 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

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

Cross Street:
Roy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 324-1108

Website:
http://www.poppyseattle.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jerry Traunfeld

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.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (206) 324-1108

Additional:
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Let Poppy do your holiday cooking this year! Our special three course prix fixe will feature the best of the season in a festive atmosphere. And we promise to clean up, too. $65 per person. Reserve your table soon!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us once again to ring in the New Year and bid 2017 farewell! Celebrate in style with our special four course prix fixe, $95 per person. Reserve your table soon, space fills up fast!

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Poppy Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (61)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Good for a Date (45)
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Special Occasion (40)
Local Ingredients (39)
Good Vegetarian Options (35)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Casual (24)
Seasonal (23)
Fun (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Healthy (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Tasting Menu (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (11)
Business Meals (10)
Organic (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
People Watching (10)
Disabled Access (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Tapas (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Spicy (6)
Vegan (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2013

Jerry Traunfeld is a genius with flavorful ingredients, especially herbs, & unusual combinations. He introduced us to sea beans at The Herbfarm. His daily presence in the restaurant seems to inspire a good attitude in cooks and servers. Reasonable prices encourage repeat visits. Thali-style presentation is delightful, literally, allowing variety in modest servings. For us, Poppy is one of the top 5 restaurants in the Seattle area.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 22, 2013

Our server knew her way around the wine list -- always a plus! Sausage and short rib pleased our meat eater. I'd skip the spiced nuts and grains, though -- too much like dried cereal without the milk.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 21, 2013

I liked the food in that it was well prepared and not too filling. I also like the sharing aspect

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2013

Great innovative restaurant with terrific food.The small portion dinner multiple option dinner options were superb.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 19, 2013

Love this place. The setting is just right for a relaxing, enjoyable meal. Great service, very special meal, unique in every sense of the word. I wish Jerry would move to Miami, professionally. We could use a place like Poppy.

Thanks for a wonderful evening with some special friends. I hope to see all of the wonderful people at Poppy soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2013

Most of our party of 8 arrived about 20 min before our reservation and we were accommodated at the bar while our table was readied. The cocktails were original and interesting. Between all of us, we ordered the 'normal' and vegetarian versions of both the 7 and 10 item thalis. The food was well prepared (not over or under cooked), but some of the hot thalis cooled off too fast to fully enjoy. Some of the flavor combinations seems a bit forced, like they were part of an experiment (perhaps my expectations were unduly inflated by my experiences at the Herb Farm?). None-the-less, dinner was quite enjoyable and I will definitely return - this is my forth or fifth time eating at Poppy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 17, 2013

This was our third meal at Poppy and probably our best!
The vegetarians were thrilled with their Thali.
The duck was also declicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2013

Delicious, creative cuisine! Perfect portions and scintillating combinations make for a culinary thrill.Easy to converse with dining partners in this inviting comfortable setting in Capital Hill.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 15, 2013

Went for my anniversary and was pleasantly surprised! So delicious. Colorful. Great little place. Would definitely go back. Also the 10 Thalis was very filling so don't worry about the small portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2013

We loved the subtlety and variety of flavors in the small plates. Beautifully presented.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2013

On arrival we were seated at a cramped table in the middle of the room and when we asked the hostess to move us, she said no, that they were sold out. Later, our server, Madeline, was very accommodating when asked if she could move us. She was very helpful with our requests for cocktails and menu substitutions. She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and very gracious throughout the evening... certainly an asset to Poppy. Almost everything on our chosen thalis was deliciously prepared and the use of spring fresh herbs brought each dish to another level. The green-roasted halibut and lavender-rubbed duck leg were excellent. The beef cheeks were a tad dry and not as tender and flavorful as we've had in other restaurants.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 12, 2013

This place is definitely worth checking out. Poppy offers an easy, and tasty, way of trying multiple items in smaller portions and makes being adventurous a little easier. Overall, a great setup, with a fantastic staff and wonderful view for people watching.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 11, 2013

I must say that the service at this restaurant is incredible. The servers are knowledgeable and very helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 10, 2013

We are repeat diners at this neighborhood favorite restaurant that serves up interesting combinations and flavorful India based preparations of foods sourced locally in the north west. As usual, whether selecting a 7 dish meal or a 10 dish meal, there was plenty of variety and a few dishes that would broaden our experience. The herb infused cocktails and the unusual appetizers at the beginning of the evening started us off right, and the recommended wine pairings worked well with the main dishes. The service was attentive.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 3, 2013

Despite the epic reviews the restaurant has earned, our food was less than satisfactory. All our dishes, except the soups, were cold. My goat cheese ravioli was obviously warm at some point but had cooled by the time it reached our table as the goat cheese had a notably gritty texture. The halibut tasted dull and overcooked, and the eggplant fries were nothing more than slivers of fried eggplant drenched in honey. It was a dissapointing, flavorless, cold meal, and I would not reccomend this restaurant to any for the prices on the menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 3, 2013

great concept for food presentation and healthy portion sizes

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 3, 2013

Outdoor seating right in the sunshine for nice days! The non-alcoholic drinks are delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 30, 2013

In a town with so many dining choices, Poppy
Was unfortunately not a standout.
Of my selection of ten main course dishes, two were superb,
Two good, and six a disappointment,
It is a fun spot and the service very good, but I will not go back,
except possibly for dessert,
Which included the best cake, hazelnut,
I have ever had in my life.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2013

Fabulously executed, interesting "thalis" concept. We LOVED this restaurant.

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·Dined on April 28, 2013

Interesting approach with 7 or 10 small courses assembled on one round platter, probably wouldn't go back right away, though - a bit too unusual for frequent dining

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 28, 2013

This was our first visit to Poppy. We had high expectations and were a bit disappointed for a two key reasons: (1) Our waiter started off well with a great explanation of the menu, but soon lost attention where it took an unusually long time to get drink refills, order more food, and even to get our check. We finally ran out of time and had to leave (2) We had anticipated that the Thalis would be large enough to share, but they were not, so although the food was creative and flavorful, it was not a good value and even after a couple of appetizers and one Thali per person, we left still a bit hungry because we were out of time and didn't want to spend more money.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 27, 2013

Trendy, open setting, friendly ambience. Very interesting and tasty food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2013

I had been wanting to try Poppy for a while, I finally got the chance and was not disappointed. i will definitely be back fro happy hour!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 26, 2013

The most notable part of the night here was the food. The food here is great and inventive. There are flavors melded together that I would never have guessed, which makes dining here so exciting. I must admit a few flavor combinations were pushing the envelope with what I found to be great, but after a few more bites, it really seemed to work. Our waitress was very polite but perhaps not as timely with orders or clearing the table. I suppose her taste in the food may have differed from ours. We asked for a recommendation of an appetizer and the grilled eggplant fries that she pretty firmly stated was the best did not stand up to the quality of the rest of the dinner. Overall a great dinner. Inventive food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2013

Some of the most interesting and delicious dishes I've had, all on the same platter! A very unique format of Thali's, many dishes on one platter, each tasty in it's own right. Lots of Moroccan and Indian influences with fresh herbs and unusual spices. The decor is contemporary, not too note worthy. Fun and yummy cocktails.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 26, 2013

Thali style dining (one plate with seven or ten items) was fun. Vegetarian options delicious. Unique offerings no easily found elsewhere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 25, 2013

Poppy was an interesting play on Indian spice profiles. My husband doesn't care for traditional Indian cuisine but really enjoyed this. It was an ideal experience for sharing.

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 (London)·Dined on April 25, 2013

A great concept excellently executed. The food was good - both the starter and the thali. The flavours work well together and the idea is fun. If we lived in the area we would be regulars!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 25, 2013

Fabulous, couldn't be better. And thanks for supporting the Dine out for Life organization!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2013

A great place to have dinner at a table with friends or sitting alone at the bar. The food is always delicious. I recommend the 7 course thali with a few appetizers to start. Poppy also has a few great vegetarian options too. Everyone on staff is always welcoming and fun to be around. It's a definite must if you haven't already been.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2013

The food was great but the service style is unusual and I didn't think our server did a very good job of explaining the concept and didn't have much enthusaism for it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 23, 2013

A few weeks ago I was visiting my daughter, who goes to college in Seattle, and took her and her friend to Poppy for dinner. We were all entranced. We had starters (including a lovely crab citrus salad), one 10- and one 7-thali plate, and desserts. The only thing I was not crazy about was the nettle soup, but even so it was interesting. Everything else was superlative - original, delicious, fun to eat, nice to look at. We all absolutely loved the fish, which was in a sort of citrus sauce that was both rich and light. The chocolate dessert was one of the best I've ever had. In addition, my daughter's friend has a nut allergy, and the staff dealt with it in a professional and friendly manner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 21, 2013

The food and service was truly outstanding!

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 21, 2013

Had a wonderful dining experience, can't wait to take some friends there

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Our experience was very good -- Poppy has a lot of buzz for a reason. The food is not only good, but presented in a fresh, fun way that makes each dish more pleasant. The food is, if I understand it, a kind of twist on Indian fare, but the vibe of the place is more fun and modern than any other Indian restaurant I've been to. Try the oysters, they were delicious!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 20, 2013

The idea of a plate of many small items is interesting and well executed at Poppy. The 7 item plate is plenty for one person - the ten item was a bit much. I just wish the food was better executed. Two of us sampled a 7 and 10 portion plate. The cod was slightly undercooked, the duck slightly over done and the beef cheeks a bit too gelatinous. The celery gratin was nice - and the naan bread was just right. But nothing jumped out. We each had a mixed drink from the signature list and, while decent, neither had that explosive combination of flavored we get from a place like The Canon for example.

We will give Poppy's another shot when the menu changes and update the review. The staff was outstanding - great service all around.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Great interesting flavors&food
New interesting combos
Not a place To go if in a hurry
Service pleasant but slow......

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 18, 2013

The taste combinations were innovative and delicious. I have already recommended it.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2013

My first time at Poppy was phenomenal. Our server was awesome and the host was also amazing. I would recommend this to all my friend. The food was a bundle of cosmic explosions.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 17, 2013

Our visit was over 2.5 hours long. The food took a long time to come out, longer than our neighbors who arrived after us. When it did come it was dry, lukewarm, and not as tasty as the price tag would suggest. Will not return.

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