Stateside (Seattle, WA)

Stateside
300 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
Dining date: 1/1/17

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Opened in 2004, Stateside has been popular for its modern Vietnamese cuisine on Capitol Hill. My brother’s been here before, and helped us select this spot for its Vietnamese-inspired brunch. It was one of the few restaurants open on New Years Day, making this my first meal of 2017.

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CRISPY DUCK FRESH ROLLS duck rolls wrapped in fresh herbs and rice paper

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PHO BRAISED BEEF POTSTICKERS gingered black vinegar

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PHO BO beef brisket and shank, flat rice noodles, fresh herbs

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BUN BO HUE spicy and aromatic beef and pork soup with round rice noodles, crab and fish dumpling, quail egg and herbs

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EGGS BAO’NEDICT Canadian bacon filled golden steamed bun, poached eggs, hollandaise, pork floss

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CREAMSICLES vietnamese coffee and thai iced tea

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We had a good brunch here. The crispy spring rolls were hot and crispy as advertised with a nice balance of duck and vegetables. The pho-braised beef potstickers were less successful. The filling needed a little more balance; it was beef-heavy and there wasn’t any of the crispy dumpling bottoms I was looking for. The bowls of soup noodles, however, were very satisfying. And so were the creamsicles – a fun way to end the meal.


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