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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.
Seattle, WA 98102
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
$31 to $50
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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.
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.
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
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
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Poppy Ratings and Reviews
I came here for my birthday celebration. The service is underwhelming and the food was mediocre. For $50+ /person meal, I expected more. The salmon curry almost tasted like two different dishes. Fish is super bland while swimming in a bowl of curry soup...curry is pretty watery. The only thing I liked are the small dishes which came with the main entree. The dessert platter is nothing special. =(
A friend and I went for dinner. We had the cheese flan, cocktails, salmon thali, and dessert thali. The cocktails were interesting- not cloying or sweet. The food was really good - after living in India for years it was evocative of India and fun w/o being derivative or pretentious. The thali portion was not huge so good for sharing with a starter and desserts-but we added a naan. It was a bit busy so an item came out a bit late but the manager treated us to it. The place had real attention to customer experience- including making good on what was ultimately a small miss. I'll definitely go back!
Very good experience. My partner and I shared the Oysters, Fig and Gorgonzola Toast, as well as the Salmon Thali. It was plenty of food and we loved the ambiance of the place. I typically reserve 5 stars for more of the higher end establishments,but that being said, the meal was delicious and we will be sure to come back. Poppy really is a Capitol Hill gem and we enjoyed every moment.
Eating at Poppy is truly an experience. My partner and o took out best friend from the east coast on the last day of restaurant week, and we were quite thankful to squeeze in a reservation. The goat cheese flan and fig toasts were so creamy and rich, and my pork shoulder with pineapple kimchi was absolutely succulent. Our desserts, pear polenta cakes with orange cream sauce, could've been heated up before serving, but the drinks were strong! Service takes their time giving you your food, and they keep everything dark to put off cell phone photography, so they make sure the food is front and center as it should be!
Drinks took an hour to arrive at our table.
Apps arrived 30 minutes later & dinner after another 30.
And then they mixed up our bill with another table. That took 25 minutes for them to correct as they had ran the cards. I fully expect to see both charges on my card once I review my bank account...that's the kind of experience this was.
We were there nearly three hours. No joke!
Beautiful waitress though.
I was very disappointed with my experience at Poppy. We went, with a reservation, for restaurant week on a Monday evening. The prefixed menu we ordered from was not delivered to our table until 1.5 hrs after we originally placed the order. The server provided no explanation apology or acknowledgement of our wait. Once the courses began coming out they were cool and breads were soggy when that was not intended. Lastly we were informed the dessert we ordered 2hrs previously was no longer available. It was hard to enjoy the dishes when they arrived so late and not at their best. If this is how they perform on a Monday I would not recommend returning.
Our Restaurant Week experience at Poppy was disappointing. Water was spilled twice on our table and the busboy didn't offer to clean up after himself. Also, the pork thali was chewy and served lukewarm.
At the end of our meal, the staff refused to accept a valid Open Table gift card because they believed it was a promo code, not a gift card.
I was disappointed after hearing such good things about Poppy over the years. Overall, it had the atmosphere of a fancy Ikea cafeteria.
After reading the reviews, I decided to try Poppy during Restaurant week.
A majority of the reviews mentioned that service was very slow and it was.
The place was not packed when we arrived, a little before 6 on a Sunday.
The food is excellent, combining lots of different flavors and spices which were all complimentary to the main dish. But, 2 hours is how long it took for us to finish our dishes.
We paid for the 2 hr. parking upfront, thinking it would be plenty. I had to flag the waitperson
down and tell her we had 10 min's left to finish our dessert and pay. We received the appe
fairly quickly, but I had to ask for our dinner twice. The explanation was only so many orders go through and we had to wait for the next 2. This tells me our order was not put in immediately, since I saw 2 other tables that were served dinner before us. These tables arrived after us and had a different wait person. Both of these tables left before we even got our dessert. I don't know if we had a new server or what? I do know that someone else brought out our dinner and someone else brought out our dessert as well. Maybe she needed help? 2 hrs. is unacceptable for a 3 course meal. I don't know about the prices since it was rest. week, so I cannot comment on that. The portions were all small, but filling enough for my husband and I. We are not big eaters. The flavors were wonderful, but I wouldn't recommend it for the wait.
Came for restaurant week and the food was phenomenal. The portion sizes for the Thali style food were perfect for sharing. When the entrees were served, someone described all the different sides to the Thali which was very helpful. The cocktails were unique and delicious.
The service was so slow that it took us 2 hours to finish a 3-course meal during which they ran out of things we ordered at the beginning of the meal. I ordered a dessert as soon as we were seated and they told me towards the end that all dairy free deserts are gone and offered me fruit instead.
The food's alright. Definitely worth trying, but the service is beyond bad. I guess since they have 20% compulsory gratuity, the staff can not be bothered to be professional.
TL:DR: Ambiance, service and food that are all excellent without fussiness or unwanted pomp.
My lady has raved about Poppy as one of her favorite go-to locations for a fun dining experience. So I rounded up a group of 9 for her mid 30s birthday dinner, and it was a great experience. The restaurant is beautiful in the sense of being very clearly designed in a way where the aesthetics are intentional, but not fussy or extravagant--they're purposeful, lovely, and uncluttered. Our server was clearly a seasoned pro . . . maybe in her mid 40s, and absolutely stellar service. Friendly, engaging, and helpful without a single missed beat or off note the entire night. And the food, well, it was fantastic. Creative dishes that were exceptionally well prepared, and made with incredible, fresh ingredients.
We'll be back again, soon.
My wife and I have been to Poppy a few times prior to this visit, which was inspired by Seattle Restaurant Week (prix fixe menu). Everything about the meal was exceptional, with the exception (no pun intended) of the noise level, which is not unbearably loud but definitely requires one to speak loudly to one's spouse or guests.
I will offer one specific observation of the unusually attentive wait staff. After our appetizers had arrived and the server departed, I fumbled with my fork and dropped it on the ground. I started to get up to walk to the next table over to grab a clean fork, and before I got their a server had rushed over and replaced the utensil. I don't think I have ever had that kind, pro-active service.
We were there for restaurant week. We put in our order and watched the table next to us be served appetizers, dinner and dessert and our waiter never came back. Finally he asked if we'd gotten our entrees - it had been over an hour since we ordered and we hadn't even gotten bread or appetizers. They had forgotten to put or order in. We were told they were out of all desserts. After being there almost 2 hours we were finally served and they paid for our meal but I won't be coming back.
we both wanted to try something new. We had no idea (with the name Poppy) that there was an indian flair to it. It was unique and fabulous. The flavors were not overwhelming one another and yet there was enough pop that I'm afraid I can't make it at home. We also enjoyed their cocktail list... overall we had a wonderful night and will be back. We are pescatarian's and sometimes it is difficult for us to enjoy all restaurants. this one was easy to enjoy! worth trying
Dinner took an hour and a half to serve. The meal (1 starter and 2 mains, no drinks) was still $60 even after a $40 discount. I was served a cold steak and blazing hot sides. Our waiter avoided us and made the hostess refill water. The flavors themselves were bland an uninspired. I would not go again even if it were on time and warm because for $100 I can get far higher quality food and flavors elsewhere and include drinks too.
We have had several good experiences at Poppy but our recent meal there was extraordinary! They have really upped their game from am already high level. Each bite was a flavor experience that made me wonder why my wife and I go anywhere else.
Just GO! Awesome. I promise.
Was visiting Seattle for a short trip from Philly and wanted to find something unique. Poppy did not disappoint. Great mix of styles and flavors with none of the pretense or clumsiness of "fusion". Cocktails were varied, creative, and if you're willing to trust the capable list you won't be let down. Honestly, trust is key at a place like this that does so much in only 4 entree offerings. I implore you: trust the chef. That strawberry-tomato-coconut milk bisque is fantastic-- partly because the flavors melt into one sweet, savory, salty concoction, and partly because, like everything on the menu, it rewards your trust in a great menu that knows what tastes good. Who doesn't constantly want their trust rewarded with great food?
This was my first time visiting Seattle and my friend recommended this place. There was a group of 4 of us. Two ordered flavored sodas while the other two ordered cocktails. The sodas were delicious but the two cocktails were both underwhelming.
The Thalis here were definitely the highlights. We each ordered a different Thalis: chicken, salmon, steak and carrot agnolotti. They were all paired with different soups, pickled fruits and vegetables that complement well with the main dish.
In the end, the bill was a bit pricey for what I think I got. However, I feel like I will still recommend this place to my friends, but with some caveats like my experience with the cocktails and the price. The atmosphere was fine, but I also feel like there's a disconnect between the ambiance and the price range the restaurant is set at.
Excellent food served in a thali concept. My salmon with a wine butter sauce with lobster mushrooms was divine. The herbed goddess salad was very nicely balanced. My Shigoku oysters were phenomenal with the verbena ice. My vegan daughter's thali was excellent with a velvety chickpea dish. The heirloom tomatoes with shiso ice and herbs were beautifully presented.
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