Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill

4.5
206 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

Vios Café in Capitol Hill is a vibrant restaurant that specializes in authentic Greek cuisine. The restaurant's spacious dining area features wooden floors and furniture complimented by brightly colored walls adorned with murals and artwork. Vios Café has a casual ambiance that makes it a great place to enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family. The restaurant offers special takeout and catering menus for guests who want to enjoy its food outside or for special events.

Begin the meal with one of the restaurant's homemade dips served with warm pita bread. Options include hommus, tzatziki, kopanisti and green olive tapenade. Try an appetizer like eggplant rolls or falafel. Vios Café offers a variety of traditional entrées including lamb yiouvetsi, pork gyro, chicken or lamb souvlaki and the special house ground lamb burger.

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4.4
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vipF00dGuy
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love returning to Vios for a taste of Greece. Unpretentious, but well-crafted dishes.

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Ozzie
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood food. Superior staff. The kind of place that you want to go back to often ......the go to restaurant that you know the food will always be good and your tired of being disappointed when going to the hot new place.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Athens meets Seattle ! Great greek food, a fun atmosphere and friendly service, what more can you want in life.

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cateb
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for kids as they have a fun kids' play area. If you're there with a little one they seat you by the play area so you can watch over your child while you eat! The service has always been good and they have a great menu.

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greenbeanjr
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service for this group of five with a 2 year old. The children's play area was a life saver for the parents !!

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DanL
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasently surprised by this local restaurant. Excellent food and very reasonable prices. Friendly, attentive service that was relaxed, warm & welcoming. We'll be back!

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SSinCapHill
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience2

One of the three servers was actually pleasant. One who was that manager was a jerk and was very short with us. The other male server was snarky as well. The female server was very pleasant. The food was ok. I don't know if I'll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and of course the kids loved the play area and kids menu. We were a little long getting seated (even though we had a reservation) but I understand it was a busy night and that's how it goes in the restaurant business. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, helpful and efficient and the food was delicious. I especially loved the dolmas and the red pepper dip.

One persnickety little things: I like my Ouzo room temperature, no ice, and it was served in a rock glass with ice - not what I expected!

Overall, we had a great meal, great food, great service, so 4.5 stars out of 5 is my rating for Vios! We definitely plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of friends visited a friend who lives on Capitol Hill & ate lunch at Vios. It was great food, & for me brought back my experiences while visiting Greece & the great food I had while traveling. Vios is a great find on Capitol Hill. Our waiter was personable & fun.

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ErikG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Highlights were the sampler, eggplant rolls and pasticcio.

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vipEuroseattelite
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Always reliable good food, excellent service and very welcoming!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

consistent good greek food served in a casual friendly ambience

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PaulH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always delicious, never disappoints. I go there as often as possible

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vipfoodiekate
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, especially with young kids. Extremely friendly service and the food was very good and prompt. We'll definitely be back!

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vipGemmama
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2016
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We chose to sit outside because when we walked in the restaurant for our reservation, all we could hear was the sound of children screaming. It turned out there was only one table occupied – by some parents and their children who were playing in and around the play area. Does a restaurant really need a play Area? So we sat outside at a sidewalk table. A male waiter recited the specials-while sitting on them adjacent table. Offputting!

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LLMT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always at this lovely neighborhood spot. Fabulous place for the adults in our group to enjoy some wine and delish food while my 2 year old niece enjoyed playing in the designated kid play area in the restaurant. we will be back.

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LocalDiner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly, helpful staff who were very understanding about our late dinner (last customers in the restaurant).

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JohnA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We have been there a couple times. The staff is rude and arrogant. When I use open table to make a reservation they do not respect it and give me preference over walk ups at the same time. They make me wait as though I did not have a reservation. My date found 2 pieces of PLASTIC in her water glass. When that was called to the server Diana's attention, she did not care. No apology or accommodation was offered.

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erinF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made graduation dinner special, accommodating the taking of photos, a tight schedule and several special requests. Thanks!

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vipCarolK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I told the waiter of my food allergy before I ordered. He assured me that I would be fine with my order. After we had the appetizers, he came to tell me that my main course had the ingredient that I just ate in the appetizer!! Luckily, I am not anaphylactic but just broke out in hives!!! The chicken was also very dry. I really would not recommend this restaurant if you have any food allergies. I have never encountered this problem anywhere else as the servers have been very respectful and careful.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. Food is great and the play area is perfect for our toddler. Tables without kids won't even know they are there since the play area is in the corner.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great but the portion sizes were a bit light considering the prices.

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twinsue
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Vios for brunch. The breakfasts are great. Can't speak to anything else. The service is attentive and fast. This time was Mother's Day and moms got free mimosas.
A very nice touch!
It is casual and very friendly and pleasant.

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Webtitle
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is very attentive. Delicious Greek food and wine!

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twinsue
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch menu isn't huge but (no waffles or pancakes), but what they have is delicious, the service attentive and they take reservations!!

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vipMDfoodie
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The ambience could be better but the service and food were excellent!! Will definitely come back and tell friends about it.

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vipdiningdiva
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very casual, neighborhood cafe. It is very family friendly with a kids area, but a couple can sit away from it to enjoy an adult evening out. They have a varied menu with small and large plates. The food is simple and good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a party of seven and the food and service was wonderful. The triple platter appetizer with pita, hummus, tzatsiki, tapenade was absolutely delicious. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and we were able to talk easily around a family sized table and feel like we were sitting next to each other.

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vipHappytodine
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant and one of our favorites. For Greek food it's a fabulous spot. The brunch menu changes seasonally and it's always delicious.

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BallardDiner
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Greek food. Attentive service. Nice taverna atmosphere. A food oasis in its neighborhood.

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vipKristina
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vios has been my choice for lunch with friends two weeks in a row. The food is great. The staff is efficient and friendly, and you can hear the person you are with. I feel fortunate to have such a gem only a short walk from where I live.

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laco
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've been here twice now for brunch and have loved both experiences. The eggs benedict with greens on the latkes is perfect and super flavorful. Good service, reasonable prices, and great brunch menu items with a Greek twist.

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vipIvymom
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I greatly enjoyed the seasonal omelette with herbed goat cheese and gorgeous chanterelles inside and on top of the omelette. Service was prompt and attentive though never intrusive.

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vipmelindalane
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu at Vios—no matter what time of day you visit—is going to give you a headache because EVERYTHING looks and sounds so good. And it is: I have never had a meal there that wasn't outstanding. The spacious and well stocked play space keeps kiddos entertained so you can have an actual conversation with your dining companions. The servers at Vios are all super friendly and generous with their time, with extra attention to meeting the needs of a family (e.g. watering down the juice, serving the kids' food as soon as it's available). It's very evident that owner Tomas has put his heart and soul into creating this offering where people can celebrate life over a meal, even with kids in tow.

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vipKristina
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat breakfast at Vios, checking in at least once a month with our grownup daughters. Last weekend we shared breakfast there with visiting Idaho relatives, in clouding Lilly, age six, and Emi, age 3. Everyone loved their meal and the little girls thought it was pretty cool to be able to play with other kids while he boring grow ups talked. we think Vios' Bennidict might be the best in town, and the BLAT Sandwich is amazing, especially when they have tomato jam. The staff is welcoming and we feel like they are family too.

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meow
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This restaurant is always busy. I had been there without a reservation in the past, and the wait was usually more than 45 minutes. So this time, I made a reservation and showed up right on time. Well, we still had to wait for over 30 minutes until our table was available. It was very disappointing especially because we had a hungry 3 year old with us. The service and food were good as usual, but the overall experience was soured a little because of the long wait at the beginning. That is even with the reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and it's a kid-friendly place. Seeing the play area for the kids instantly made this place my favorite brunch spot. We will come back often.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2015
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Thr food was very good. Neverthless,I found it a bit too expensive for what it had to offer. And our appetizer came after we had gotten our main course!

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vipJfT2
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veggie succotash with poached eggs and basil sauce is sumptuous! World class. Friendly wait staff and a relaxed neighborhood atmosphere made us feel very welcome. Enjoy!

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Beth
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Vios to treat our daughter to dinner after moving her into the dorm. We received wonderful service from all members of the staff...and special attention from Jorge, our waiter. The food was awesome!

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Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.