Habitant is a Hidden Culinary Gem inside Nordstrom Downtown Seattle

Nordstrom’s Habitant redefines the shopping experience with an exceptional dining offering that is fresh, relevant and urban. 

Meet Paul Polis, local Restaurant Chef and innovation team member of Nordstrom’s Habitant from Seattle, Washington. He brings an unprecedented level of detail and culinary prowess to the team at Nordstrom’s. Each morning, he’ll taste every menu item to ensure the freshness, colors, and taste are perfect before it’s service time. If something is off, he’ll remake it. No shortcuts. This type of practice is not seen at every restaurant, but at Habitant, it’s a standard for Paul. Just like the fashion counterpart Nordstrom, Habitant wants to keep the guest experience consistent and repeatable on every visit.

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Guests dining at Habitant can expect a tapas style menu where it’s encourages to order several items and share. The menu features freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, and locally-infused appetizers. Along with the food options, you can enjoy a glass of regionally-inspired wine, or handcrafted cocktails that use delicious, fresh squeezed juices, homemade syrups and premium spirits for truly top notch cocktails.

Ingredients are sourced locally from farms in Washington like Charlie’s for fresh produce, peaches from Pence Orchards, a fourth-generation family farm in Wapato and berries from Sterino Farms, which are harvested and delivered daily to ensure you received the freshest quality fruits and vegetables.

Habitant is a great compliment to the Nordstrom experience, especially for those looking for a shopping break, and get refreshed with a nice meal. Whether you’re shopping at Nordstrom or not, we recommend dining at Habitant or grabbing a cocktail. The prices are great too!

Screen Shot 2017-11-12 at 12.03.27 AM-squashedMaple Bacon Deviled Eggs / 6.50 / cage free eggs, maple sriracha glazed bacon, scallion

Screen Shot 2017-11-12 at 12.02.25 AM-squashedMediterranean Hummus / 7.95 / garbanzo beans, kalamata olives, marinated feta, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary bread

Screen Shot 2017-11-11 at 11.12.25 PM-squashedHoney Chipotle Chicken Wings / 9.50 / daikon sprouts, green onions

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are a customer favorite. / 10.50 / romaine lettuce, yellow pepper, tomato, cilantro lime vinaigrette, queso fresco

Screen Shot 2017-11-11 at 11.11.52 PMRicotta Meatballs / 9.75 / rustic marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, grilled artisan bread

Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 10.43.22 AMPolenta Fries / 5.95 / rosemary, sage, parmesan, oven roasted tomato aïoli

Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 10.43.59 AMCandied Bacon / 6.95 / applewood smoked, brown sugar, black pepper. This bacon is immensely flavorful, highly smokey, and thick. This is by far one of the best candied bacons we’ve ever had. 

Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 10.44.58 AMA savvy seasonal pumpkin mouse for dessert

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Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 11.00.34 AMGuests can enjoy a number of handcrafted cocktails with fresh fruits, syrups, and bitters. 

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Nordstrom Habitant
Downtown Seattle 500 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 628-2111


Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.