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Golden Beetle

1744 NW Market St. Send to Phone
206-706-2977 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Exotic Eastern Mediterranean cuisine served in a stylish setting.
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Dinner Mon.-Fri., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Golden Beetle Restaurant Review

: Golden Beetle’s menu highlights the bold spices and deep flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, with nods to Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. The former storefront space has turned intimate and inviting under the romantic glow of Turkish lanterns --- it’s a good backdrop for enjoying the cooking of chef/owner Maria Hines (Tilth, Agrodolce). Designed to be shared, the dishes offer a sophisticated spin on street food and reflect Hines’ creative flair. Consider starting with a few small plates, such as french fries spiced with sumac, a plump lamb meatball, and the traditional muhammara dip made with walnuts, pomegranate molasses and olive oil. Among the entrées, we suggest the pizza topped with ground rabbit, harissa-caramelized onion and mozzarella; slow-roasted baby-back ribs served with tamarind rice and apricots; and the rich lamb-chickpea stew with yogurt. Fish and vegetarian items are also available. A sweet finale is a must, so order the cardamom-spiced or black walnut donuts. Cocktails are unique but pricey for the size; wine and beer are better options.

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