Our second visit to S&S. Just as amazing as the first time. Superb food. Great service and advice from staff who know their food and wine.
It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. This is worth every penny!
The chef’s menu was a giant puddle of brown butter and root vegetables. Every course. Terrible service, went 20-30 minutes without food between courses.
Delicious and innovative as always!
We did the chef’s choice with wine pairing.
Went here for my anniversary. We got a tasting menu. We will probably be back to try the normal menu as I think it changes a lot.
The food was amazing and the atmosphere was truly great. We were three people and we shared meals out of the Starter and Appetizer section instead of from the Main’a section. That way we could try more of the delicious plates. I highly recommend this place.
I love the atmosphere, food and decor. I feel like I'm in Europe somewhere. The beet salad was not only delicious but beautifully presented. The sausage with root vegies., kale and marcella beans beans tasted so fresh!
Fantastic dining experience! Highly recommend!!!!!
Buzzy fun atmosphere, we were seated promptly at long table with other diners. Waitress was not happy or something, I did not feel welcome. We asked what was in the Set Meal and she reluctantly told us the courses. She argued with me about the name of a cocktail instead of smiling and helping me by consulting the menu together. I have been a waitress and it needs a cheerful and kind personality. We enjoyed most of the food, though small portions to be sure. It was wonderful to see our friends and to taste new food combinations but really it was expensive and I would not return. Hope they can do better with more friendly wait staff.
I went with my husband to enjoy a Sunday Brunch, the weather was amazing and the place has beautiful windows to enjoy it.
The mimosas and the coffee are super good, but the meals are not amazing... my husband had the quiche and I did the fritata.
The place is not cheap, so you expect value for what you pay.
Sitka and Spruce has high end food in a casual dining atmosphere. The menu has well thought out flavors, and it changes daily so it's worth trying more than once. Most of the ingredients are from the owner's farm so it is clear how fresh everything was. The freshness was a joy.
The atmosphere is nice and the place is quite quaint. We were seated when we arrived and everyone was very nice. The entire menu consists of 3 entrees, 3 appetizers and 7 side dishes. Very small with limited choices. The food had flavor combinations that do not pair well with one another. The quality was questionable with low quality cheeses, mushy Gnocchi and a small pork cut that was very fatty. Even the cocktails were sub-par. I provided the wait staff with a full gratuity for the overpriced and disappointing meal since they did their job well. Upon leaving I noticed the King Co Food Safety Rating that was posted was "Okay" which is defined by king Co. as: "the restaurant has had MANY red critical violations over the last four inspections." That figures. I learned my lesson and will not return.
Pork is the trendy protein right now. However, when we went to this establishment on Monday the server informed us the menu options are limited on Mondays. Since 3 our of 4 guests do not eat pork our options were even more limited.
Excellent service. Steelhead cooked to perfection!
The Food was just ok. The bread was amazing but the charuticay was just ok. Moose was average. The texture of gnocchi was too soft. It's really cute.
Overall our experience at Sitka & Spruce was excellent; however, their window seats are extremely, extremely drafty. I had to keep my coat and scarf on for the whole meal, and still felt chilly by the end of the meal.
Service staff member surprisingly unfriendly, seemed put off to interact
Great place to get good local fare in some adventurous recipes. Ingredients were paired well and balanced great on the plate. Environment is a little unique, being very open concept, so not super in keeping with the pricy vibe, but overall a place that’s be fun with friends. Rustic open table meets urban chic.
We came here for my birthday before a show.
The service was fine at the very beginning but was very slow the rest of the time we were there. The cocktails at the beginning of dinner and the cappuccino took an extremely long time to be delivered. The cappuccino was very bitter and undrinkable. We had waited so long to receive it that the waiter took it off the bill because it took so long. The food itself was very good but I left the restaurant feeling a little disappointed overall.
Extremely slow. Restaurant wasn’t full and we still waited 50 minutes for brunch food, basically fried sausage and baked eggs. Buckwheat beignets were interesting and good.
The baked egg was good! The lamb sausage was okay. The service was not too friendly, but it seems like they are short with help.
Fantastic location in Capital Hill of Seattle, cool building and decor. The menu is surprisingly limited; beware when hosting clients with specific appetites. Sampled a bit of everything, and enjoyed most of the dishes, with the chicken and salmon particularly well prepared and tasty. The fish seemed to be prepared sous-vide method, which I really enjoyed; but some people don’t. Lamb dish was th only one that did not fully enjoy, over cooked and over prepped with greens and such. Gnocchi small dish was superb/perfect. Toast with root veg topping small dish was also excellent. Extensive wine list, mostly European, so I did wish that there were other regions represented. For such a wine list, they don’t use proper red and white wine glasses, which is a miss. That said, I’m okay with a diner style wine glass, it’s not going to stop me from drinking the wine, but some people aren’t so cool with lack of proper glassware.
We opted for the fixed price 4 course chef’s menu, which at $60 seemed like a total bargain. The food was amazing, and there were ample portions too. Highly recommend.
The food and ambience are lovely, however the customer service was just so-so. When my family and I arrived we were kept waiting at the front even though we were the first people there and had made a reservation. Also, our waitress just wasn't very friendly, she didn't smile. Actually, she seemed annoyed to be serving us. She wasn't rude or disrespectful, but I expected more.
Kind and rather perfect service, beautiful fresh plates and the ambiance all make for a fantastic experience.
We did the tasting menu, which was a mistake. The dishes were not very delicious, nor inventive.
Great place. We celebrated a birthday and the Chef's Special was spectacular! Though a little spendy it was very enjoyable!
Maybe it was on off night but the food did not meet expectations.
The delicious tasting menu with wine pairings that was a perfect way to start off a resolution to eat good food and enjoy living in Seattle in 2018. We enjoyed sitting at the butcher block table near the kitchen - watching the chefs prep/plate our dishes was a treat for a couple of people who love to eat but who aren't chefs themselves.
We ordered the tasting menu so that we could try a lot of things
Service was very attentive and the food was delicious. I understand the menu is meant to be shared, but would be nice if they had a few more main options.
I had my birthday lunch here. The rustic atmosphere is great. Service was excellent. Restaurant was quiet for lunch. I always anticipate with delight tasting the creative cuisine. The yogurt and sausage with kraut were my favorite dishes. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Came here on a Monday night, post-holidays, and was able to have a quiet and delicious catch-up dinner date with a friend. Attentive service with no rush (though not sure if it was because it was pretty slow and not as packed). My friend and I split the pickled veggies, beet salad, and scallops shrimp and bean entree. They were able to accommodate for my friend’s allergies. Would definitely come back again with my husband for date night.
Everything we ordered was phenomenal, from cocktails and bread to appetizers, entrees and dessert. I am planning on returning and would recommend for anyone looking to have a relaxing, delicious dinner.
I had been hearing about this restaurant for s while and had a good opportunity this week. The food was excellent. I do wish there were a few more choices of big plate items.
New years eve....server seemed to be going through the motions, food not particularly good, sea urchin dish a real stretch....did not eat it...
We liked Sitka and Spruce, but I didn't walk away blown away. We felt we paid too much and our dishes were not as cohesive as I expected them to be.
I wish they would have had more warm dishes on the menu. I liked their large selection of vegetables, but I felt they got carried away with making them raw and fresh. Our beet salad was alright, except there were only 2 beats and lots of red cabbage. I think this was not on purpose. Our pork was great, but was about 60% fat - I'm sure it was more of an accident versus how all of the cuts are prepared, also.
I will try again, because I know all restaurants have their bad days.
I am optimistic about our next visit.
Entrees not up to par. One plate delivered cold, one with fish overcooked, one ok but not superior. Someone in management not paying attention! The excellent wait staff was the one highlight of the evening. Have dined here for years but not probably going back.
Disappointed by food choice and quality on our Christmas Eve meal. Have dined at S&S around once/year for past 6+ years but this will be our last time. All aspects of quality have gone down hill, unfortunately. Highly recommend looking into other restaurants instead of spending your money here.