Nettletown to close after this weekend; Choi calls closing ‘bittersweet’

Nettletown, Christina Choi’s innovative Eastlake restaurant devoted to wild and seasonal food, will close after this weekend

In an email this afternoon, Choi said she is closing Nettletown “to pursue other ventures.” She says another great neighborhood place is coming to her space at 2238 Eastlake Ave. E., but she didn’t provide any details.


Final weekend hours at Nettletown will include dinner tonight (Friday) from 5:30-9, brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a “last party” on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. The last party will be a buffet and will cost $15. There will also be drink specials.

In an email, Choi said, “I can’t say much right now but it is a good thing. It is a bittersweet ending with Eastlake but I still live here!”

She says she’ll be doing some catering and will have more information later on her future plans.

Choi opened Nettletown in March 2010 in the space previously occupied by Sitka + Spruce. Matt Dillon, the founder of Sitka + Spruce, was a part owner of Nettletown.

Choi, an Eastlake native, was a co-founder of Foraged & Found Edibles that supplied wild ingredients to local restaurants. She also edited the Illustrated Wild Foods Calendar and is well-known in Seattle’s food and restaurant community.

UPDATE: This story has been changed since it was first posted. Details on Choi’s future plans and a quote have been added.

2 thoughts on “Nettletown to close after this weekend; Choi calls closing ‘bittersweet’

  1. Dan

    Kudos to Christina and her team on bringing a special restaurant to our neighborhood. Tasty, healthy, unique food and flavor combinations.

    I will greatly miss the ginger seaweed, the huckleberry dessert and the very flavorful elk meatball sandwiches!

    All the best on your future ventures!

  2. Robert Rudine

    We will miss your unique contribution to the art of feeding Eastlake’s seekers of the wild and foraged, the Swiss and the Chinese – and just damned good brunch and munchable treats. Irreplaceable and beyond category, Nettletown will be remembered by those fortunates who tasted there the good life.

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