Plum Bistro

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 78 reviews )
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1429 12th Ave (at Capitol Hill), Seattle, Washington, USA, 98122

From the owners of Hillside Quickies, Plum's menu features changing menu of salads, main entrees, sandwiches, burgers, sweet potato fries with Southern and Caribbean influence. Offers Sunday brunch. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat 10:00am-10:30pm, Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Caribbean, Southern

Reviews (78)

First Review by Soules

amazing food and lovely atmosphere! - Edit

My husband and I absolutely loved this restaurant! We had the sautéed maitake mushrooms and Mac 'n' yease for apps - which were both outstanding! He had the Cuban black beauty and I ordered the grilled pesto tofu with purple potatoes. The server mistakenly brought the tempeh vermouth, so we did not want to waste and took that entree. It turned out to be the favorite dish of the night :)

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Classy Bistro - Edit

The food is high quality. I got a veggie pizza and the vegetables on top were cooked perfectly. It's a little pricey for me but it's so good that it is worth it every once in a while.

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My fave Vegan restaurant in Seattle - Edit

I love Plum Bistro! It is my go to recommendation for any fellow vegan new to town or just visiting. They have delicious food, and best of all they do brunch on both Saturday and Sunday! I always have such a hard time deciding what I want becasue everything is delicious. However, my favorite brunch item is the bottomless cup of Stumptown coffee and the Southern Slam; panko crusted seitan, biscuits and gravy, grits and collard greens. (seriously drooling thinking about it.) The happy hour is also great, if you can find a seat in the bar. It's a great time to go if you're indecisive, the portions are smaller so you can have a little bit of everything.

Pros: Brunch, Happy Hour, Delicious food

Cons: limited seating

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Trendy, cozy, amazing food - Edit

Brunch as it should be! :-)

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yum yum - Edit

Quaint little bistro with really upscale and delicious food. It was a busy lunch and the service was fantastic! I will be back!!!

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Tasty - Edit

I ordered a quiche for lunch and it was really tasty but a smallish serve. My partner had a wrap. He really enjoyed it too. Service was good and the ambiance was nice. It was in a great area too!

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Amazing vegan spot! - Edit

I loved Plum Bistro! I had bought a Groupon for the restaurant a very long time ago and never used it, so it expired. So I decided to just go solo and use what the value of it was (25$) because it was enough for one person. I ordered an Orcas Island Iced Chai tea, the chipotle avocado sandwich, and the rosemary fries with dill aioli. OH MY GOSH it was ALL so incredibly good! Like others have said, there's so much to choose from so I just picked something off the menu and was extremely pleased. Although I loved everything, I have to say my favorite parts of the meal were the dill aioli and the chai tea! They also serve you water with orange and cucumber in it which was a pleasant combination that I've shamelessly been drinking ever since my visit. Depending on what you order it can be pricey. With a drink order, entree, and appetizer and it put me right at 25$.

Pros: Excellent food, Great atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: Somewhat pricey

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Small, Loud, Busy, & Totally Worth It - Edit

I'm not a fan of loud & crowded places to eat, so was a little apprehensive when friends took me to Plum on a Saturday evening & I saw that the small space was heaving with people.

We were told that only large parties should book tables, so it was disconcerting to arrive & be told we had an hour's wait. If my hosts hadn't eaten there before & been so enthusiastic, I would have left & gone elsewhere, probably never to return. Luckily, they convinced me that it was worth the wait. They were right.

Though a little cramped & rather noisy, the atmosphere was friendly & relaxed. The menu was overwhelming - making a choice from such a wide selection of dishes was nearly impossible. It was a case of just picking something & turning the menu over to prevent further shilly-shallying.

The food came surprisingly quickly & was superb. All our dishes were beautifully presented & incredibly tasty. Who knew that the good old veggie lasagne could taste so heavenly?

This isn't a disability-friendly place, which is a shame. The loo is outside the restaurant on a shared area of the building down a steep flight of steps & requires a passcode.

Takeaway is available.

Pros: Gorgeous food, Friendly, helpful staff, Takeaway is available

Cons: Not wheelchair/disability friendly, Lack of reservations means long waits

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Gourmet Vegan Fare - Edit

Plum Bistro is fantastic. Gourmet vegan food that will please every palate. The following is highly recommended: Cuban tofu, veggie pizza, purple potato taquitos, Caesar salad, mushroom french dip.

Pros: So many great choices.

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Best breakfast! - Edit

Their blueberry pancakes are delicious and so are the waffles!! I was not in favor for the eggs Benedict very salty. But another favorite of mine is the Mac and cheese! So good! The staff is nice but doesn't really come to the table a lot kind of have to wave them down.

Pros: good food, clean

Cons: pricey, slow service

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Favorite Seattle spot! - Edit

I went here for dinner on my own, and it was absolutely wonderful.

The food was delicious - starter and main, and my server was supernice and attentive.

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Oh yeah! - Edit

Order the Mac and "yeast", is the best one I ever had. Enjoy!

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Amazing and Delicious! - Edit

This place accommodated my food allergies so politely. Even with changes in the menu, they were friendly, and delicious!

Pros: Nice ambience, Tasty food, Filling and Good option

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love it - Edit

nice place and super yummy! i just love the mama africa salad

Pros: all vegan

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Great food! - Edit

Great food and great drinks! Service is not the greatest but the food makes up for it

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Elegant and Yum! - Edit

Went without reservations on a weekend night and were VERY lucky to grab last two stools at the bar. Ordered a few appetizers and were really impressed. The Max and Yeaze was the best vegan dish I have had in a restaurant, to date. It is super decadent. My boyfriend couldn't get enough of it. Sauteed mushrooms were really good too. The avocado roll was a little uninspired compared to the rest. The rest of the menu looked great and we will be back (with reservations).

Pros: creative menu, willing to modify (no salt), excellent food

Cons: long wait without reservations

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Great for Brunch - Edit

This is the in place for a weekend brunch. Busy, but worth the wait. A bit on the expensive side, and the management/servers are not as friendly as I prefer, but still an enjoyable treat.

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amazing! - Edit

Great service & amazing food. We started with the mac & cheese, cauliflower bites & the broccolini and wanted more than 1 serving of all of them. We also had the veggie monster pizza which was one of the best vegan pizzas I've ever had! They make daiya cheese taste like heaven, & have gluten free options for everything! 10/10.

Pros: amazing food , friendly service , gluten free/oil free options

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Really Terrible Lunch - Edit

First let me say the server was very nice. The lunch however was awful. I ordered the humus sandwich and the humus had gone bad, which rendered the whole sandwich inedible. Any restaurant should know better than to serve items that have gone rancid. I didn't bother saying anything because I lost my appetite and was disgusted that the people preparing the food don't know enough to either rotate or know when something has been sitting too long. I wouldn't give this place any "cows", but this option not available.

Pros: Nice server

Cons: Food terrible

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Good food and good service! - Edit

Nice atmosphere as well, near Seattle University and in a cool area. Food was very good, I will be back next time I'm in Seattle!

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great lunch - Edit

Good service! Great food! My hubby enjoyed the burrito. The sauces were amazing!! I had the Ruben sandwich, I would add more sauerkraut:( We splits bowl of great(but salty) French onion soup. We also split the brownies and ice cream! Yummm

Pros: service was great, all vegan

Cons: parking

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Great for lunch! - Edit

Now want to come back for dinner. Great food, great service, good atmosphere. We will be back.

Pros: Great food, Good selection, Great service

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Good food - Edit

We have had the pleasure of dining here about 3 times. The food is always good. Each time we have taken the kids with us which felt a little out of place, obviously a young hip place I will say the staff is always accommodating. Prices are a little on the high side but not horrible and I'd say worth the food. We have never made a reservation and it seems like the staff is always able to squeeze us in pretty quickly. The customer service I have to say has always been amazing.

Pros: Good food, Amazing staff

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My favorite in Seattle! - Edit

My fiancé and I love this place so much that we've got their food truck catering our wedding next week!
Everything we've tried is delicious and the price is appropriate for the quality of food and menu options, especially when the beautiful atmosphere of their Capitol Hill location is taken into account.

Pros: Creative, tasty food, ALL vegan and organic!, Mac & Yease!

Cons: Parking (but this is pretty standard in Capitol Hi

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Ok-ish, overpriced - Edit

The atmosphere is very comfortable, pleasing and chill, staff are friendly and helpful. They have a great selection of vegan dishes.

The dish I had (a pasta) was not particularly flavorful and very oily. As in- swimming in a slippery sea, and not in a pleasant way (nor was the oil flavorful). The accompanying bread/toast was a bit styrofoamy (white bread? sigh) and underwhelming. If this was a 6-8 dollar meal I wouldn't gripe... too much. Nor would I be inspired to go back. At 17-21 a dish, higher standards apply and so far they haven't met those.

If anyone has been to (the not long lived) Nutshell in Portland then you'll have an idea of the flavor, inventiveness and presentation I'm comparing Plum against (since Plum is clearly aspiring to fancy-fru-fru-classiness).

Note - I've only been there once so far, so this may not be a statistically significant sample size. Nevertheless, I was not blown away.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Expensive, Mediocre execution of food

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Rich food and lovely ambiance - Edit

Plum Bistro offers a classy ambiance with fancy and amazing food. The Mac and Yease is to die for, and while my meat-eating guests were not pleased with the seitan steak, I thought the texture and taste was great. The restaurant is small, but that only adds to it's quaint, nicer ambiance.

Pros: Nice ambiance

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Pretty Good - Edit

The food here is okay but a bit over-complicated. I love the mac and yeese, but I definitely wouldn't eat it every day. It The ambiance is nice though and the service is good. It's a nice place to go once in a while.

Pros: Nice ambiance, Date spot

Cons: Expensive, Complicated food

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