When you want to escape the Pike/Pine noisiness but stay in the Capitol Hill, head to 19th Avenue - it’s like a whole other very calm dimension. A particularly relaxing place to eat on this block is Monsoon, the sister restaurant of Ba Bar (our favorite Vietnamese restaurant in the city). Monsoon has a great menu, too - but we’re particular fans of their Happy Hour, where you can get discounted snacks like tamarind chicken skewers, shrimp chips, imperial rolls, and sausage sliders with hoisin aioli.
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It doesn’t get much better than having a Spanish brunch on Terra Plata’s rooftop garden in Capitol Hill. We like it for Monday night paella too.
There’s a lot of good Mexican in Seattle, but Mezcaleria Oaxaca in Capitol Hill also has an excellent rooftop.
Soi is an Isan Thai restaurant in Capitol Hill with excellent food and interesting cocktails.
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Stateside is a classy Vietnamese fusion spot in Capitol Hill where you’ll feel like you’re on a mini-vacation.
Hotel Albatross in Ballard is the ultimate birthday spot - the kind of place that serves drinks out of fruit. The Mexican-Asian fusion is good too.
Reckless Noodle House
Reckless Noodle House is an excellent Vietnamese spot in the Central District.
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Tallulah’s is one of the best - and most attractive - places to eat brunch in Cap Hill. Bring someone who won't mind you taking pictures of your eggs.
Volunteer Park Cafe
Volunteer Park Cafe is a go-to morning spot in Capitol Hill, but the secret is to hit it for dinner.
Harry’s Fine Foods
Harry’s Fine Foods is a beautiful, low-key neighborhood spot in Capitol Hill with great American food.
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