Recognized as Seattle Met’s 2015 restaurant of the year, Stateside features a unique blend of Asian and European cuisine. The main focal point is modern, fresh Vietnamese food that pulls inspiration from both Chinese and French flavors and techniques.
I definitely feel a bit late to the game on this one, since I’ve been in Seattle for 13 months now and just got around to trying Stateside recently. I will say, though; that should be a testament to how many fantastic restaurants there are in Seattle. I’m so busy discovering new places in and around my Belltown hood; I’ve barely just scratched the surface of other neighborhoods like Capitol Hill.
I’ve passed by Stateside a few times, and it has a very unassuming exterior. It’s next to a great coffee shop, Victrola Roastery & Cafe, which always catches my eye because the outside is a bit more decorative. I have to say; I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into Stateside. It almost felt like I was walking into a vintage film. The interior decor had a hint of European Colonial style infused with a tropical Southeast Asian vibe. It is very airy and light, I would love to come back for a sun-filled brunch with my lady friends.
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Price Point: $$