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Golden Beetle

1744 NW Market St. Send to Phone
206-706-2977 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Middle Eastern food prepared with Seattle-style sensibilities.
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Dinner Mon.-Fri., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Golden Beetle Restaurant Review

: This former storefront space has turned intimate and inviting under the romantic glow of Turkish lanterns, creating the perfect backdrop for enjoying the cooking of chef/owner Maria Hines (Tilth, Agrodolce). The flavors of Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt season the menu with bold spices and deep flavors. Designed to be shared, 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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