Capi­tol Hill

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BA BAR— Viet­namese. This trendy bar and restau­rant on Seat­tle’s Capi­tol Hill serves up Viet­namese street food and hand-crafted cock­tails. B, L and D daily. www.babarseat­tle.com. 550 12th Ave., 206.328.2030. $$ Map 1 L9

CAFE BARJOT— Breakfast. This breakfast spot serves up cof­fee, pas­tries and egg sand­wiches in a ca­sual set­ting. Ev­ery­thing here is un­der $10. Open un­til 2 pm daily. www.bar­jot­seat­tle.com. 711 Bellevue Ave. E, $ Map 1 I2

CAFÉ PRESSE— French. From the vi­sion­ar­ies be­hind Le Pichet, Café Presse serves tra­di­tional, un­pre­ten­tious French fare in a bustling ur­ban space. B, L and D. www.cafe­press­eseat­tle.com. 1117 12th Ave., 206.709.7674. $ Map 1 K7

CAPI­TOL CIDER— Amer­i­can. This spot on Capi­tol Hill has 30 ro­tat­ing taps: 20 ciders and 10 beers. It’s also a bot­tle shop and restau­rant that has a 100 per­cent gluten-free kitchen. Come for things like beef short ribs, duck breast and fish and chips. www.capi­tol­cider.com. 818 E. Pike St., 206.397.3564. $$ Map 1 J7

CUP­CAKE ROYALE— Cafes and Bak­eries. In their neigh­bor­hood cafes, where you can also the fa­mous Stump­town cof­fee, this beloved lo­cal bak­ery cre­ates from-scratch, baked-daily ar­ti­san cup­cakes in fla­vors that will keep you com­ing back for more. Made with mostly lo­cal and sus­tain­able in­gre­di­ents, each treat is packed with fla­vor and charm. Try

the salted caramel— we’re pretty sure you’ll like it! www.cup­cakeroyale.com. Capi­tol Hill, 1111 E. Pike St., 206.701.9579. $ Map 1 K7; Bal­lard, 2052 N.W. Mar­ket St., 206.701.6238. Map 2 C3; Madrona, 1101 34th Ave., 206.701.6240. Map 2 G7; West Seat­tle, 4556 Cal­i­for­nia Ave. SW, 206.701.6266. Map 2 J3; Down­town, 108 Pine St., 206.443.8674. Map 1 E8; Queen Anne, 1935 Queen Anne Ave. N, 206.285.1447. Map 2 E4

8 OZ BURGER & COM­PANY— Amer­i­can. The menu is in­spired by Amer­i­can tav­ern clas­sics, with burg­ers made from grass-fed beef (the house blend is a mix of sir­loin, tri-tip, short-rib and chuck), wild boar, Kobe beef, lamb, fish, free-range turkey or a veg­gie patty. www.8ozburgerandco.com. 1401 Broad­way, 206.466.5989. $$ Map 1 J7; Bal­lard, 2409 N.W. Mar­ket St., 206.782.2491. Map 2 C3

ERNEST LOVES AGNES— Ital­ian. An Ital­ian spot in Capi­tol Hill, head here for hand­made pizza and pasta made with lo­cal, sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents. Find dishes like lo­cal clams with house­made hot Ital­ian sausage and chili, squid ink tagli­olini and cast iron-seared steak. D daily, brunch week­ends. www.ernest­lovesagnes.com. 600 19th Ave. E, 206.535.8723. Map 2 F6

LARK— New Amer­i­can. Lo­cally sourced veg­eta­bles, cheese, char­cu­terie, grains, fish and meats are fo­cal points of the menu. The up­per level of the space is Bit­ter Raw, Lark’s bar, fea­tur­ing cock­tails, crudo and char­cu­terie. www.lark­seat­tle.com. 952 E. Seneca St., 206.323.5275. $$ Map 1 K7

LIL’ WOODY’S— Burg­ers. This burger joint has seven spe­cialty beef burg­ers— or you can make their own. They also have a va­ri­ety of other burg­ers and serve up shakes made with Molly Moon’s Ice Cream. www.lil­woodys.com. 1211 Pine St., 206.457.4148. $$ Map 1 I6; Bal­lard, 2040 N.W. Mar­ket St., 206.257.5259. Map 2 C3

LOST LAKE CAFE AND LOUNGE— Amer­i­can. This tra­di­tional diner and neigh­bor­hood bar is open 24-hours a day and serves huge por­tions of your usual diner food like tasty cheese­burg­ers and home­made pie. www.lost­lake­cafe.com. 1505 10th Ave., 206.323.5678. $ Map 1 K7

MAMNOON— Mid­dle Eastern. This spot in Capi­tol Hill serves a modern take on Mid­dle Eastern cui­sine. There are lots of small plates to share with a group, so select a few and find a new fa­vorite dish. If you’re short on time, Mamnoon Street is a walkup window for to-go items. www.mam­noon­restau­rant.com. 1508 Mel­rose Ave., 206.906.9606. Map 1 I6

MOMIJI— Ja­panese. This hip sushi haven stands out with its cool am­biance and hand­crafted tra­di­tional Ja­panese dishes that are spe­cially pre­pared from North­west in­gre­di­ents. D only. www.momi­jiseat­tle. com. 1522 12th Ave., 206.457.4068. $$ Map 1 L6

MON­SOON— Modern Viet­namese. This Capi­tol Hill spot serves so­phis­ti­cated Viet­namese dishes with a Pa­cific North­west in­flu­ence. In ad­di­tion to lunch and din­ner, there is a dim sum brunch on the week­ends. Menus change fre­quently, but ex­pect things like a cat­fish clay­pot and bar­be­cued pork

spare ribs. www.mon­soon­restau­rants.com. 615 19th Ave. E, 206.325.2111. $$ Map 2 F6; 10245 Main St., Bellevue, 425.635.1112. Map 2 G11

NAKA KAISEKI— Ja­panese. Chef-owner Shota Naka­jima’s Seat­tle restau­rant brings a con­tem­po­rary menu in­spired by kaiseki, the tra­di­tional mul­ti­course Ja­panese din­ner, to Capi­tol Hill. In ad­di­tion to a chef’s choice din­ner, an a la carte menu is avail­able. D Wed.-Mon., closed Tue. www.nakaseat­tle.com. 1449 E. Pine St., 206.294.5230. Map 2 G6

PLUM BISTRO— Ve­gan. This cozy spot has some of the best ve­gan food in the city. Meat-eaters won’t miss a thing. Try the Spicy Ca­jun Mac ‘n’ Yease or the Pulled BBQ Sei­tan Burger. Soy-free and gluten­free op­tions are clearly marked on the menu. www. plumbistro.com. 1429 12th Ave., 206.838.5333. $$ Map 1 K7

POPPY— New Amer­i­can. Chef Jerry Traun­feld (for­merly of award-win­ning, world renowned restau­rant The Herb­farm) is serv­ing up a new ver­sion of the tast­ing menu: the best, sea­sonal North­west in­gre­di­ents pre­sented In­dian style on a thali, a tray fea­tur­ing ten small serv­ings of de­lec­ta­ble dishes. www.pop­py­seat­tle.com. 622 Broad­way E, 206.324.1108. $$ Map 1 J3

POQUITOS— Mex­i­can. Hon­or­ing the culi­nary tra­di­tions of Mexico, this well-de­signed restau­rant serves au­then­tic Mex­i­can food like hand­made tor­tillas and made-to-or­der gua­camole, made with lo­cally sourced meats and pro­duce. Brunch,

L and D. www.vi­vapo­quitos.com. 1000 E. Pike St., 206.453.4216. $$ Map 1 K7

SEVEN BEEF— Viet­namese. The name of this new restau­rant comes from B√≤ 7 Món, the tra­di­tional Viet­namese seven-course beef din­ner. The menu fea­tures a wide va­ri­ety of steaks; Seven Beef buys cows from Her­itage Meats in Rochester, Wash., and makes all dry-aged steaks in-house. D only. www. sev­en­beef.com. 1305 E. Jef­fer­son St., 206.328.7090. $$$ Map 1 L10

SITKA AND SPRUCE— North­west. This open and stylish space fo­cuses on a menu of fresh veg­eta­bles and meats, and in­cludes an ex­ten­sive wine list. Their own sour­dough bread is baked fresh daily. www.sitkaand­spruce.com. 1531 Mel­rose Ave. E, 206.324.0662. $$$$ Map 1 I6

SPINASSE— Ital­ian. Spinasse has be­come known around Seat­tle for lus­cious, tooth­some hand­made pas­tas. Also ex­pect great an­tipasti and meats, served fam­ily style in a warm, com­fort­ing space. www.spinasse.com. 1531 14th Ave., 206.251.7673. $$$ Map 1 K7

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