Capitol Club

414 E Pine St
Seattle, WA (map)

phone 206-325-2149

The Capitol Club is Casablanca romantic, with low-lying banquettes banked with dozens of tasseled and patterned cushions, an Oriental carpet, a few marble-topped tables, and candles all around. It's Capitol Hill's opium den—minus the opium, unfortunately, but with cocktails.

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The Capitol Club is Casablanca romantic, with low-lying banquettes banked with dozens of tasseled and patterned cushions, an Oriental carpet, a few marble-topped tables, and candles all around. It's Capitol Hill's opium den—minus the opium, unfortunately, but with cocktails.

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I had more than a few of their delightful winter beverage one cold Jauary evening and they were so good I couldn't concern myself with the nacho free menu.

Posted by Chambers McSween, Nacho Critic. on May 19, 2007 at 5:31 PM | Report this comment

I have a hard time convincing people to go here for dinner but when it's my choice (birthday etc.) I love me some upscale Meditteranean food. I love Meditteranean food no matter what (falafel window, sure), but the sexy pillows and tasty cocktails plus gourmet skewers are really my idea of a good time. On the other hand, everyone always wants to meet here for a drink, so if they are reticent to put down lotsa cash on delicately spiced couscous, just meet them upstairs. Bartenders are friendly too.

Posted by jezebel on June 28, 2007 at 11:58 PM | Report this comment

This is a really cool looking place. It is really built for small groups to hang out on a party night and have a good time. The cocktails are good, but some are on the smaller side. When I went their the service was subpar, and the outdoor was uncomfortable. The meal was pretty good, but the menu was fairly small.

Posted by Mark on July 11, 2007 at 10:05 PM | Report this comment

I used to LOVE the Capitol Club...I visited regularly, especially on half-price wine-bottle Wednesdays, had a romantic and delicious Vaentine's there with my boyfriend, and used their Blue Room as the location of my graduation party. The ambiance and the food always combined to create a satisfying dining experience. I visited last week, however, and am sad to report that the new chef is taking the restaurant in an entirely different direction. The menu is totally revamped, featuring mostly small plates, and they now serve food until midnight instead of 10. That's not bad in itself, but the focus is now obviously on the bar and not the food quality. Everything we ordered sucked. Tear.

Posted by Lisa Marie on September 22, 2007 at 6:17 PM | Report this comment

I just checked out the Capitol place interesting atmosphere. They just got a new chef who was sooo nice. He told me that the owner of the club is taking the place a new direction and from everything that I tried his food is good. It's not haute cuisine, and really the hill dosen't support that anymore. I loved the cheese plate and two of the cute pizzas. And by the by I just had his lamb shank last of the best ever and I've had shanks in Greece, California, you name it. I love that everything is affordable too...that means I can eat and have a cocktail not spend $20 on an entree.

Posted by Mishka Rhodes...Party girl extrodainare on September 26, 2007 at 11:53 PM | Report this comment

I had the Moroccan lamb and goat cheese pizetta...delish. My girl had the Wagyu burger...who knew there were japanese cows in the Us. She loved it...said it was some of the best meat she had had in her mouth in a long time...Wait a minute (I just got that) We'll be back because we don't have to chop off our arms and my left testicle to have quality food that's not boring...and hey we can afford a cocktail too.

Posted by Thomas girl loves me on September 27, 2007 at 1:15 AM | Report this comment

Went to the Capitol Club to check out the new Spanish Tapas menu and I was surprised on how delicious the food was. The meatballs are homemade and in a creamy tomato sauce with almonds, the calamari was the best I have had around town. The ambiance is still the same, dark setting with candles every where. I will be going back for sure!

Posted by Bar fly around seattle on February 15, 2008 at 6:33 PM | Report this comment

The Capitol Club had been one of my favorite haunts for years. My friends and I have used the blue room on multiple occasions. When I heard that it was changing hands, I was excited at the prospect that it might get some much needed update (read fresh paint, new pillows, anything). Sadly, every thing stayd the same except the one thing I wouldn't want them to change...the food. The new tapas are underwhelming and overpriced. Now don't get me wrong, I will go back. The drinks are still good, and maybe have gotten a little better. I'll just make sure to eat first. P.S. that 2/15 review is a shill, if the calamari is the best you've tasted in town you need to get out more.

Posted by Tastey Frank on March 20, 2008 at 3:31 PM | Report this comment

I recently found this little place on Pine St. and let me tell you I am glad I did! The inside is just like walking into a place in the Mediterranean. So relaxed and laid back. The food is just amazing every time I eat there. The best Tapas in Seattle calamari,pawns, marinated pork, lamb chops,cheese plates, salad and meatballs to name a few things on the menu and very cheap! The staff has got to be one of the nicest and friendliest I have seen in a long time. The doorman "Garry" always opens the door welcomes my friends and I to the club makes us feel very welcomed and excited to be there. He even helped us get a cab at the end of the night so we would not have to stand in the cold rain. The bartender "Josh" was very out going and made some of the best drinks all ways has a smile on his face. Great place to hang out and have a drink or chill with friends. They are not a so called gay bar but they are extremely gay friendly ~cheers~

Posted by Living on the Hill on June 5, 2008 at 10:02 PM | Report this comment

I absolutely love this joint. I have only seen it and been to it as of late so I don't know how it was before the new ownership but the cocktails are well crafted with a wide selection of whiskey to a little more exotic ginger vodka. I know cause I tried most of it at this point. I go to drink but I do eat occasionally and find the food very satisfying. I go on Sundays when it is mellow but have gone on Sat when it is crowded and always have had a good time. I highly recommend to anyone.

Posted by Gzus on September 18, 2008 at 5:11 PM | Report this comment

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