Restaurants in Capitol Hill

The best restaurants in Capitol Hill maintain the feel of the neighborhood, meaning you can't find these things elsewhere. Each restaurant has their own unique spin on what they do, but the best ones all do have one thing in common: they serve amazing food. The knowledgeable, fashionable residents here would never settle for less than the best!

Updated: June 30, 2010

Restaurants in Capitol Hill: Brunch

Cafe Presse

1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

The long hours of this French style cafe mean that Hill residents can start their day with a tasty chocolate baguette and an espresso and end it with a beer and some delicious pommes frites at 1:30 in the morning.

Monsoon Restaurant

615 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

The upscale Vietnamese inspired dinner offerings here cater toward the fancier, north end of Capitol Hill, but the terrific morning brunch draws all comers for dim sum.

Restaurants in Capitol Hill: Dinner


926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Capitol Hill expanded a little to the south when Lark opened, so the neighborhood could claim this Northwest-inspired small plates spot as its own. The craftsmanship, detail and local ingredients set Lark apart from other restaurants, and clinch it a spot as one of the best restaurants in Capitol Hill.

Cascina Spinasse

1531 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Within weeks of opening, Spinasse was already being hailed as one of the best restaurants on the Hill. Now that it's been around for a while, the chef has brought home a Food & Wine Magazine best new chef award.

Anchovies & Olives

1550 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Ethan Stowell's foray into the neighborhood brings his unique Italian inspired food to the area, but with a Capitol Hill spin. In addition to his fabulous crudos (raw fish dishes) and expertly made pastas, there's Oyster Power Hour with $1 Northwest oysters.

Restaurants in Capitol Hill: Budget Dining

Hot Mama's Pizza

700 E Pine, Seattle, WA 98122

Late night pizza cravings are a staple of the bar crowds that roam Capitol Hill and Hot Mama's serves up the best cure you can imagine: giant east-coast style slices, including an excellent pesto pizza until 2am.

Rancho Bravo Tacos

1001 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122

It was the perfect Capitol Hill switch when the KFC was replaced by this taco truck's first brick and mortar storefront. Why would you want fast food fried chicken when you could have terrific Rancho Bravo burritos?