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Marmite Rolls Out Its Full Lunch Slate on Capitol Hill

Now with salads, sandwiches, and desserts


After a few weeks of teasing a limited menu of mostly soup for take-away eating, Capitol Hill’s Marmite has rolled out a full sit-down lunch. In addition to four soup options plus chicken or vegetable broth, you can now fill up on a handful of sandwiches, salads, desserts, and “accompaniments.”

A sample menu posted on Facebook shows items like a roasted root vegetable soup; a sandwich of Dungeness crab and prawn on sourdough with lemon mayo, radicchio, and romaine; and an “epiphany” salad of white beans, apple, and chicory with a buttermilk vinaigrette.

Marmite is the multifaceted new venture from Seattle restaurant power couple Bruce and Sara Naftaly. Soon, the space will also include the couple’s Spirit in the Bottle cocktail bar, anticipated for early 2017. Sara also oversees next-door European-style bakery Amandine, which provides baked goods for Marmite.

Marmite is a much-anticipated addition to the dining scene, and a comeback for Bruce, who ran pioneering restaurant Le Gourmand from 1985 to 2012. During its 27-year run, Le Gourmand helped usher in a whole generation of farm-to-table restaurants focused on seasonal Northwest fare. Sara joined Bruce later, launching a cocktail bar called Sambar inside the restaurant space.

Stay tuned for more updates as the Marmite/Spirit in the Bottle roll-out continues.

1424 11th Avenue, (206) 755-8606, website. Open for lunch Monday to Friday 12 to 4 p.m.