Photo of Poppy in Seattle, WA, US
Photo of Poppy in Seattle, WA, US
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New American Restaurant

eggplant fries • naan • thali • duck

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  • Photo of Tracy Silverman
    4 years ago
    Fantastic patio where you can drink in an herb garden.Try the "Shrubbing Bubbles"!
  • Photo of Eater
    4 years ago
    Jerry Traunfeld continues to wow by applying his deep experience in local, seasonal cooking to the Indian thali format for small tastes.
  • Photo of Joe W
    4 months ago
    We met our son and fiancé here for a late dinner. The food is creative and the place has a fun young vibe to it. Service is helpful and the drinks are creative. Good and fun.
  • Photo of lsbish01
    4 months ago
    This was a first visit for me but my friend had been there many times and always raved about the food. We had the fig Gorgonzola toast for an appetizer. It was incredible. We both had thali for dinner, me Salmon and my friend the chicken. The tasting were incredibly flavorful. I would highly recommend this place. Beautiful decor.
  • Photo of mac2310
    5 months ago
    Make that plural!! This is not your ordinary corner bar and grill. By all means, visit and amaze your taste buds with most unusual combinations of flavors and textures. My choice of plates was salmon with a light herb cream sauce; surrounded by finely shredded carrot with pickled ginger, sungold cherry tomatoes mixed with melon balls in a delicate vinegarette, tomatoe soup with strawberry and sage, roman beans--white and green, and the most unusual of all-- spiced cabbage/ pumpkin seed fritter. Each in its own serving bowl and served with lovely naan. Worth the price!
  • Photo of pookala
    5 months ago
    The focus here is on thalis (an Indian word for metal platter) where the idea is to offer different flavors of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy all on one single plate. Poppy does a Northwestern cuisine version and they do it really well. We went early on a weeknight, were warmly welcomed and enjoyed the quiet that comes with an earlier reservation time. Our party of five shared a few starters, the breads and spreads platter, the seasonal & deliciously prepared squash blossoms and a herring salad (be careful of the bones!). There are four choices of thalis daily and since we were five we got to see each of the mains: a spiced lamb osso buco, salmon in a summer herb sauce, roast chicken with plums and sage and a yummy vegetarian platter of carrot agnolotti with pea sauce, sunchokes and grilled onions. The accompaniments on each platter were perfect and really highlighted the flavors and bounty of the Northwest. To finish, even though we were full, we shared a butterscotch creme brulee, gooey butter cake and a black currant sorbet. All scrumptious. Service was perfect, attentive yet not intrusive, informative and professional. An excellent value for your dining dollars.
  • Photo of Alec D
    5 months ago
    I wish I could afford to go more often. If you're on a budget go for happy hour or you could go for dessert and coffee. They have some of the best french press decaf coffee in the city.
  • Photo of Paul P
    5 months ago
    Outstanding food and service in a stylish atmosphere. We really enjoyed the concept of the 'Thali' platter and appreciated the delicate flavours, a real treat to taste such exquisitely prepared food!
  • Photo of Mudge828
    5 months ago
    I was, frankly, nervous about Poppy. The menu seemed a bit out there, a bit too trendy for my usual tastes. But the food and the service won me over. Our server took the time to carefully explain the menu and how the thalis worked. And they really worked. Yummy tastes throughout the meal. I found more options to eat and more things that were better than they sounded on the printed menu. All in all, a very happy surprise. And I'd happily go again.
  • Photo of mpatel491
    6 months ago
    They have a thali concept - imitating the traditional India way of eating with unleavened bread, few curries and dessert -but with a Northwest twist. Poppyseed naan is good but the rest leaves much to be desired. Service is poor and drinks over priced. Parking is available behind the restaurant which is good, given the Cap Hill parking situation. We loved Lionhead, next door, and owned by the same chef much more.
  • Photo of Patrica582
    6 months ago
    Located on Broadway, this restaurant is central to many other food outlets and bars. As recommended on Trip Advisor, we booked a table in Poppy's and had a really excellent meal. I'd advise a starter each (Alaskan herring great) and a Thalis between 2. One Thalia each too much food and bumps the bill up unnecessarily. Lacked atmosphere but recommended
  • Photo of CurlerDom
    6 months ago
    I visited with two friends on a Friday evening, and were wanting a formal dining experience. The atmosphere appears slightly more casual; however, the food does not disappoint! Dishes are slightly more expensive than you'll find elsewhere, but the food was fresh and appeasing to the pallet. We only all ordered separate and unique Thalis, which apparently change frequently. Moderately filling, each entree was comprised of many individual dishes that brought out complimentary yet striking flavours. Overall I'd recommend this restaurant for someone wishing to enjoy a more exotic dining experience. The diverse items on each plate allow for a fulfilling dining experience.
  • Photo of Bruce H
    6 months ago
    Ok, so my wife and I ate there and my Wife raved about it for a week afterward. I found it just OK so I will still give it a very good based on the averaging effect between us. The food is all fresh and the herbs do come directly from the gardens surrounding where you eat which is pretty cool. I have recently gone vegan so I was a little disappointed in the menu for a modern restaurant when it comes to the Vegan selection. The fried cauliflower I thought was way too done and even tasted a bit burnt to me but maybe it was the spices they used. Regardless it is a great atmosphere and the patio is really quaint and fun.
  • Photo of Sheila M
    6 months ago
    Found Poppy's on our first night in Seattle and would highly recommend. Mix of dishes served Thali style so you get a bit of everything and plenty to eat. We started with the eggplant fries which were delicious then a mix of veggie and non veggie Thali's. Staff were really friendly and accommodating, were happy to switch one of my dishes for something else I preferred. Finished with a few dessert bites at $1 each because we were so full!
  • Photo of KurtisThrasher777
    6 months ago
    This was one of the most amazing places I have eaten in a very long time. It's like a mini French laundry in Seattle Washington but with better vino.
  • Photo of Shawnah S
    7 months ago
    A friend of mine took a group of us for dinner here and I was impressed. The menu changes daily but they do have some staple entrees that are always available. The atmosphere is very laid back and informal. The menu has about 10 appetizers and 6 entrees. With the entrees there is the main dish, then small servings a soup, salad, starch and a veggie. The drink and wine menu are extensive. There is something for everyone. I had the dumpling. The presentation was great and the taste was even better. The beets they served with were great. My friend ordered the Osso Buco. It Fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. I highly recommend trying it. I also tried the salmon. It was seared and perfect in the middle. I would have given it 5 stars if the soups had been more flavorful. They were a little bland and gave the impression they were an afterthought.
  • Photo of Danno251
    7 months ago
    Poppy was recommended to us as a local fam-to-fork with hints of Indian spices, etc. We arrived on a Monday at about 8:45pm and were promptly routed to the bar and shown their bar menu, due to it being "late." We were tired from travel so we stayed, but after looking at their full menu, especially "today's Thalis," I wished we could have tried it. Nonetheless, bar menu it was. We both had a good tandoori chicken naan with cilantro slaw. Tried to split a Gooey Rosemary Butter Cake for dessert. Tasted good, but we're not close enough to split it a dessert like that. Good wine selection and full bar. Bartender was friendly and helpful. Worth a look!
  • Photo of Darren W
    7 months ago
    Very difficult from a normal restaurant meal , but very worthwhile , we had a selection between the 4 of us, we were not disappointed , the food was cooked to perfection , the halibut was outstanding along with the lamb. However I m not sure there is enough on the menu to keep me coming back
  • Photo of F650Rider
    8 months ago
    I've had the pleasure of Poppy three or four times over the past two or three years and until yesterday, I'd recommend the restaurant to anyone. Not anymore. The main dish was good, some of the sides were pretty boring and bland. Whatever you do, don't order gluten free naan. You could break a tooth. The mango sorbet was good, but the mangos in the garnish were unripe. Surely you can do better, Poppy, on an $8 or $9 dish of sorbet? The rosemary gooey cake was outstanding, and great accompanied by a vanilla frozen yogurt. This is an example of the the uneven quality. Part of the meal would be outstanding, another part would be so-so, or ho-hum, or disappointing. The garbanzo bean appetizer was good, interesting, and a nice was to start. The halibut was delicious in an orange creme. The staff was also uneven in quality. The host was a unpleasant, the waitress did a good job. Next time I'm in Seattle, I'll look for another place to eat. Poppy's is too expensive for such uneven quality.
  • Photo of maggie13seattle
    8 months ago
    This is a jewel of a restaurant on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The owner, Jerry, uses organic and locally sources food, arrayed on a Thali. Thalis originated in India and they are a smattering of different delights on one plate. You can order vegetarian or meat or fish Thalis. He gets rave after rave reviews in Seattle. Prices are reasonable, cocktails are original, and service is incredible. He named the restaurant after his mother, Poppy. Spicing is excellent but not over the top. It's an experience, and reservations are definitely recommended.
  • Photo of mkred
    8 months ago
    This is a must try restaurant in Seattle. The Thali concept from India meets America. The fusion flavors are delectable! And amazing dessert - must order the Thali dessert! Indulge!!!
  • Photo of WC-Travelers-75
    8 months ago
    At the end of a long day of travel and touring, we were coming back to the B&B where we were staying when it started to rain, so we ducked into the entrance of this restaurant. My wife saw that the had Copper river Salmon thali on the posted menu so that sealed the deal. In addition, this restaurant was recommended by the owners of our nearby B&B. The meal was outstanding but expensive. Entrees were Copper River Salmon with spring herb sauce ($32) and rosemary braised short ribs ($29). Salads were grilled octopus($14) and peashoots ($12). (More details of menu are in the pictures). Half bottles of wines were pricey at $39 and $43 each....but this was a special occasion. We fell for dessert - a chocolate tart. The total with tip was $235. Service by Bennett was efficient, gracious and informative. The meal was well paced - 2 hours - French style. This was the outstanding meal of trip to Seattle/ Victoria/ Vancouver.

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