Golden Beetle

Recommended

Bar, Restaurant
1744 NW Market St

Maria Hines offers Eastern Mediterranean food under the glow of 32 mosaic lanterns imported from Turkey at Golden Beetle (which is certified organic, just like her restaurants Tilth and Agrodolce). The place feels like a good cafe—lots of energy, a busy bar with an enticing list of craft cocktails. The small plates top out around $10, and YUM—e.g., the Golden Beetle's yogurt dip, better than anything like it you've ever tasted, all alive with the most springy sprigs of dill and tangy-fresh Greek yogurt crawling with cultures. The golden beetle—the actual insect—is an ingredient in the legendary North African spice mix ras el hanout. (It's also said to be an aphrodisiac like Spanish fly.)

Golden Beetle

1744 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
206-706-2977
Hours: Sun-Thu 5 pm-midnight (kitchen closes at 11 pm), Fri-Sat 5 pm-2 am (kitchen closes at 12:30 am), brunch Sat-Sun 10 am-2 pm
Restaurant Details
  • Features Bar/Happy Hour, Gluten-Free Friendly
  • Cuisine Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus, Mediterranean/Greek, Middle Eastern
  • Price $$
Bar Details
  • Features Full Menu, Happy Hour
  • Scene Neighborhood Joint