Beach Cafe
Beach Cafe

Beach Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://beachcafekirkland.com/
  • Phone: (425) 889-0303
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Daily 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM

    Lunch/Dinner Menu:
    Sunday – Thursday 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM
    Friday-Saturday 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM

    Happy Hour:
    Daily 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Weekend Brunch Specials:
    Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Steffen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Discover Kirkland's Best Happy Hour Daily from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakeview Dr.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at the Plaza Level of Carillon Point for $5.00 per car or 1 hour, 30 minute validated parking in any of the self parking garages.
A word from Beach Cafe
Inspired by beaches around the world, the Beach Café serves up cuisine featuring fresh ingredients from the Pacific Northwest region. Dine indoors or out on the waterfront patio (weather permitting), and enjoy your favorite cocktail and appetizers during daily Happy Hour.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Beach Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (81)great for outdoor dining (66)great for lunch (42)neighborhood gem (33)great for brunch (20)special occasion (18)good for groups (17)kid-friendly (15)romantic (15)fit for foodies (15)hot spot (10)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were looking for a quiet place to double date and linger with another couple. This was just the right place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beach Cafe
    anne
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Nice restaurant for a family meal. Lovely view of Kirkland Bay and marina. Good salmon burger. Lovely fireplace in the Living room
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • friendly to regulars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    one of my book group has been meeting here monthly since this summer. the staff is always very friendly and accommodating and our regular waitress even remembers how i take my coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No comments
    Spiritman
    Dined on 10/25/2014
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    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Cioppino was bland, but the sweet potato fries and calamari were good. We were surprised when we used our passport cards, an automatic tip was charged more than the usual % almost 20% for tip.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice!
    happydinning
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I think the best thing about our visit was the wonderful waitress we had. She was kind, attentive, very accomodating, and didn't pressure us to hurry with our decisions! Our food was very good and served in a very reasonable amount of time. We thought the menu offered a good mix of lower priced items as well as more gourmet items of higher price. We enjoyed our visit very much and will definitely visit again and highly recommend! The view was also wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had a group of six gals. The server was wonderful. The food was great! We enjoyed the ambiance and could talk with no outside interruptions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We always have some type of fish when we eat here, they know how to cook it well. Our friends had the tuna burgers and said they were the best they've had. We had the fish and chips and were equally pleased. The salads were good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went here for a Sunday brunch - there weren't very many brunch options for a Sunday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Perfect Evening
    mmacVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Warm and sunny enough to do outdoor dining on a late September evening, we were delighted to find Beach Cafe on Open Table. There were six of us, three adults and three children. The children were somewhat energetic and the waiter was simply cool and friendly and warm in serving us, despite the children's efforts to rattle him. All of our food choices were very satisfactory, and those of us who chose the mahi mahi entree were especially pleased with our choice. It was baked (in banana leaf) to perfection and was so wonderfully seasoned. Wine prices were incredibly reasonable for the quality, and quite a value. After dinner, we could stroll the dock, and watch the sunset. A perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, view and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love coming here! Food is great and the service is outstanding!!! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server Elliot
    Norton
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Elliot was professional, efficient & kind. Made our birthday celebration one of the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best view in Kirkland!
    Suzie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a late reservation so the restaurant was pretty empty and quiet. We waited over 20 minutes until we finally flagged down someone to wait on us so obviously, we were forgotten. Although, it didn't start off too well, the food selection was good as well as the service and the view breathtaking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beach Cafe
    Aloha9620VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a lovely luncheon at the Beach Café. My wife enjoyed the Halibut and I had my usual cheese burger (my favorite). Excellent as usual, and topped off with a wonderful cheese cake, yummmmm. I love this place, there is free parking, and the ambiance of this restaurant is second to none. I usually take my clients here, and they are always happy with my choice. The restaurant was packed on this beautiful sunny day, and if you wish to try it, do yourself a favor and make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outdoor option
    BeforeShow
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    On sunny afternoon, it's great to dine here at waterfront. Service is not consistent, and food is decent. Lunch menu is limited compared to dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Fall into Summer Night
    Debbie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great view, excellent food...reasonable prices. over the dessert choices too
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and view
    EyshaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    All food items tried were excellent. I had the prawn salad and my husband had the fish and chips. We ended the meal with the tres leches cake that was out of this world. I highly recommend it. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the view, food and wine. The server was a bit slow, but we preferred that as we just wanted to relax and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-Around Terrific
    where2eat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Beach Cafe would be terrific just for the food. Excellent. It would be terrific for the view. Superb. But it has both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great expereince!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was my first time at the restaurant and looking forward to coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find for gluten free
    jbar
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I found the Beach Cafe through my passport dining card. It's a great find. The mahi-mahi is really outstanding, and the waiter was very knowledgeable about their gluten-free offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was poor
    BellevuefamilyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were on our boat and decided to stop by. Parking was a breeze on the dock. When we got in, we mentioned we had reservations through open table. We were told there was no outdoor seating although there were several tables available. We were seated inside in a very noisy location by that happy hour bar. Our waitress took forever to get to us, and we ordered our food. Our food came quite promptly, but my husband's lunch took much longer to receive. Our waitress never came back to check on us after we had received our food. It then took forever to receive our bill. One thing we did not appreciate was being charged an 18% for serving our table so poorly! We complained to the manager and he promptly took off the service fee.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • toy4mal
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Waiter slow and tip was added on to bill which is fine except waiter did not tell us and the bill was a split bill so thought this was un professional at least
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I brought my husband here for his birthday. The hostess had set aside her favorite table for our celebration. It was lovely and had a great view - the perfect combination of the comfort of indoor seating and the view of the outdoor tables. The place was packed but the service was very good, prompt, and friendly. We had a great time and I really appreciated their help making my husband's birthday special.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary score!
    Musicisthefoodoflove
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Amazing view with the tall ships docked 100 ft away. Excellent food. Summer sun and Lake Washington were ideal for a fun anniversary "light dinner".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunset views
    MartinVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I went to enjoy the view and have a nice evening together. The food was good along with our service. We were able to eat out side for dinner per our request. As the sunset, it does gets a bit dark. I wish we had had some sort of lighting on the table, so that we could see our food as we eat. It was a bit loud outside but that is not the restaurant fault. They were showing a movie up above. We still enjoyed our time the views were terrific and you cannot take that away.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Favorite
    WWGirls
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We come often when choosing a restaurant in Kirkland area. Great view, easy parking, good food, good service, friendly staff, and we can visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday afternoon pleasure
    Dmccann59
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    one of the best places to " boat to" , on Lake Washington. We arrived for a 6:30pm dinner, on a Friday evening. Place was busy. But we got our asked for 6:30pm table. Not the outside we asked for. So we were disappointed on that. But window close. Service was decently prompt, given how busy they were. Server was pleasant, attentive, and right behind us. Courses were varied in choice. From a tasty chicken on couscous, which two of us took, to a couple of salads. Ideal for a party of 4-6. Our teenage nephew loved the view. ( Visiting from England. )
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    bng73
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Seems to have improved since my last visit. Really enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Great time, glad we picked this spot for a special dinner with out of town friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent outdoor dining
    DD2DineVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Once again, we enjoyed Beach Cafe - a great setting for an informal dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect at Sunset
    MsQuinn
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We often go to Beach Cafe for a beautiful summertime dinner at sunset on the water. The food is excellent and the view is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience is Priceless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have been to the Beach Cafe many, many times and are never disappointed with the view and surroundings. Great Kirkland waterfront cafe.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation on the wrong day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    While the restaurant made room for us, they had us for August 13th, while OpenTable reserved for us on the 12th. Made for an awkward moment to start with as we thought we would have to find somewhere else at the last minute. No way to celebrate a birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food
    gemmaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This could have been a great place if the food is better than average. their calamari was too hard to bite although it tastes okay. the rest of what we ordered were good though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    BellevueDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've dined here many times in the past, and for the most part have enjoyed good food and good service. This visit was lunch with an out-of-town friend who wanted to enjoy the water view. We ended up sitting toward the back with very little view, and the wait staff seemed to forget we were there although the surrounding tables were filled. Food was so-so. The Chop Salad was dry, and the ingredients were much too large....didn't seem to be "chopped" at all! Menu seems to have changed recently - too much chicken and not enough seafood. Had to chase the waiter for the bill. Rather disappointing experience based on many previous years of enjoyable dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladiesnightout
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The dinner menu was somewhat limited in selection but what was there was unique and delicious. The wait staff was courteous, knowledgeable although a bit inattentive due to the number of guests in the restaurant. The noise level was fairly high by the peak time but conversation was still possible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 63 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 817 reviews are from the Beach Cafe reviews archive.
  • Okay, not great
    Olive
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We made a reservation beforehand to come and celebrate a birthday. We read decent reviews about it and decided to give it a try. It was just only okay because the food really didn't stand out. The view is perfect, and that's its big plus, but it ends here. We won't be back since there are so many better places in Seattle to dine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beach Cafe
    Diner23
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I was disappointed about a few things. The dining room appears geared to parties of four or less. Our table of six was kind of shoved against a wall. Only a few of the seats had a view. Although we had a reservation, we were not given the option of dining outside. Upon the server's recommendation, I ordered an 'Asian Chicken salad.' Although it tasted ok, it looked like everything but the lettuce came out of a can, not look appetizing at all. The entries looked and apparently tasted fine. We asked for bread, and were brought four rolls (we were unsure as to which of the six of were not to get bread). Fortunately, as the reviews were so-so, my expectations were low.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entertaining Lunch Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Every time I've been at Beach Café for lunch there has been something entertaining going on....either the ducks and geese are especially active or the Woodmark is preparing for a special event or a yacht is moving. The value and service are great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice view!
    Evan
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The waterfront Beach Cafe in Kirkland is a great place to meet friends for dinner, with beautiful sunset views on the lake. Food is good, menu is fairly creative. Overall ambiance was casual and friendly, and not too loud. Definitely would consider visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always the same
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We have gone to the Beach Cafe at least a dozen times because the views are awesome. The food is always decent but does not blow you away. The joke in our family is the service is always the same, slow, slow and non attentive. We always laugh and say well get ready for the slow service and we are never let down. But we will always come back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate