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Beach Cafe
Beach Cafe
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Beach Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://beachcafekirkland.com
  • Email: cafeinfo@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: American, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • 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 Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Perfect location. Nice view to the lake. Good place to hang out at the bar. Economic drinks. Service and Food were OK. Could be improved."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The view from this little gem is fantastic! The food was good and well priced. The service was fantastic and we closed the place down after meeting friends there. I'd give it a good solid A."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food is exquisite and the presentation artistic."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Another great meal at the beach cafe. Service is very attentive and the food is amazing, can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Offer wild, not farmed, salmon on the menu. Should be fairly easy to get, given where we live. We had a great table. A semi-circle table looking directly out the window. Asked for cocktail sauce and they did not have any. They made some up. Given there was seafood on the menu, felt they should have it already made and available. Did not offer bread. Had to ask for it. Do not make that optional. Given the name of the restaurant, offer more blended drinks. They said they did not have a blender. Ordered the shrimp appetizer. It was fair."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Nice, quiet lunch on a Saturday with friends - my special request for food prep was easily accommodated."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Arrived before 1AM on a Saturday, the two of us seated at a window with a northeasterly view of Lake Washington. Waiter arrived soon after to take our beverage order followed a few minutes later with our drinks to take our entree order. Brunch menu somewhat limited but the breakfast menu stopped at 11AM so our choies were not as good as those on th breakfast menu I viewed on-line before making reservations Suggest one view the menu on-line then make piock a time of arrival to match the menu you want to choose from."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Beautiful Lake Washington views from almost every table in the dining room, some in bar. Good variety of choices on menu, I have tried many of the dishes for lunch and dinner and have NEVER been disappointed. Prices very reasonable considering location, view, ambience and quality of food. 1 1/2 hr parking voucher in covered garage just steps to restaraunt door makes it one of the easiest places to park in Kirkland. This is my "go to" restaurant for business lunches & guests for dinner."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Birthday lunch was fabulous! Crab mac and cheese was a wow! The coconut crab & corn chowder was devine! And the pistachio gelatin was amazing! Loved it!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food is good and service is good as well. Very relaxed, perfect for a Sunday outing."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We were a group of seven and were very comfortably seated at a round table with a view. We loved the menu choices at lunch and enjoyed our food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "They mix different flavors together. Sometimes you will fall in love with it. And sometimes you might decide it was good to try for once. It has a very nice view. While booking online, I asked for a table with the view. Unfortunately only half of the table had the view. Just beware that portions are on the smaller size. However the kids portions are plenty."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Also very welcoming staff and well trained servers. The new manager came by to ask how our meals were. They were very good. The hamburger sandwich is one of the best I've had. The other items ordered were the ginger chicken salad and the crab salad. Those were also quite good although the crab salad could have had a bit more crab. All in all it was very enjoyable and I intend to go there frequently"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The Beach Café was the perfect place for a Friday night dinner with our kids (we are really tired of the chain restaurants). We got a great table with a view of the water, a kids menu with healthy choices and delicious food for both of us. I had the seafood cioppino which was really good. It wasn't "fishy" at all, and the broth was great. My husband had the fish and chips (minus the chips, plus a salad) and it was really flavorful. The kids menu is very affordable ($4-$6) which makes up for the entrees which are a bit more expensive ($21 for the cioppino)."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Crab cake appetizer was very small for $10. Salmon was boring/dry, chop salad was good, ginger chicken salad was good but drenched in too much dressing. Asked at least 4 times for bread on table; when it finally came, it was dry rolls. Bottom line, years ago (prior chef) this used to be one of our favorite "go to" restaurants, but haven't been in a number of years because of disappointing experiences. Went this weekend with friends (had Living Social deal), but continue to be disappointed. Bummer! Such a great location with great ambience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Disappointing brunch menu. The waitress was not very smiling, helpful or polite. The decoration feels old and outdated The view on the lake and the outdoor space are amazing."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The service was extremely slow for 5:30 at night. I ordered the fish and chips which when they arrived were coated in a panko type product with way too much seasoning. It completely took away from the taste of the cod. My friend had the corn chowder and said it was very good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The crab salad lacks much in the way of crab. The penne crab dish also had very little crab or cheese in it. The chicken salads had very little chicken and were not tasty. The view is very nice. The service acceptable. The menu was very limited. Have eaten there on many occasions over the years. This was disappointing. Will not be returning."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I took my good friend to lunch for her birthday. I requested a window table and was seated at a window table. While the food was average, our server was excellent. He explained the menu and some of the sauces and graciously answered all of our questions. My salad was not very good and when he asked for feedback, I was honest as I returned more than half of the salad. When the check came, he took the charge for the salad off the bill and said no one should pay for a salad they do not like. I was pleasantly surprised as that was not expected. I will return and know that the restaurant cares about pleasing their customers."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Friendly service Extraordinarly accommodating manager Salmon was great, salad really good. Balsamic dressing was really good and tasted homemade. Fish and chips were awesome, breakfast was great too. And french fries were to die for! Such a lovely, comfortable spot. It is part oft the reason I love to stay at the Woodmark. Knowing that there is such a consistent place and reasonably priced option for all meals. And a great view from nearly every seat!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I ordered the Crab Salad ($16) and the Mahi in Banana Leaf. The salad was not worth the price, it was just a bit of crab meat, lettuce, cherry tomatoes and vinaigrette. The Mahi was better but the portion was smaller and not as tasty as in the past. Basically, Beach Cafe is a Chili's/Applebees with a view. Since I haven't been to Chili's or Applebees for several years, those restaurants might have better food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Beach Cafe is a hide-a-way gem on the water of Lake Washington in Carillon Point. Business casual in its ambiance, NorthWest culture in its view and appeal, it is an ideal a lunch time stop with a customer, business associate or friend. I enjoyed it very much and will come back again!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We were using a Living Social coupon for brunch on the last weekend and the place quickly got slammed. OUr wiater was on top of it all, giving us excellent service. They food came in a timely manner. t was good breakfast fare, and the ham was a larger than expected slab. We've been here before and we will continue to go there. Breakfast lunch of dinner, it is good food,"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband &I had brunch to celebrate his birthday. I made reservations online for 2 at a quiet, window table. I got an email response saying that they do not guarantee such seating requests. When we arrived the front desk crew sat us at a very nice table for 2 at the window. The entire menu is offered at brunch time. We both had the ham, bacon, and eggs. Quality ingredients cooked to perfection. The waiter was not very attentive - coffee cups got empty and cold, didn't check for additional needs, waited for the check. He needs to learn to do "the sweep" (before leaving his section, look at every guest's eyes to see if they are looking for his attention). Prices were fair. Atmosphere is very fitting for the name - is it a cafe on the beach."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I am glad we purchased the amazon local deal. Service was good, and he offered us the choice to order breakfast right away or wait a few minutes and have brunch menu. Which we did. Prices good and view can't be beat. Both entrees very good."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We felt like we were alone even thought it was quite busy. Food delivered quickly. Crab salad great. Lamb tacos ... make sure to add the quacamole dip (delicious). We definitely will return."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Surprisingly good. Did not have high expectations, but enjoyed everything we had - breakfast one morning and dinner the next evening. Terrific setting, attentive service and very good food."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Outstanding service. Very attentive and accommodating for special requests. Great Wine options and the food is never bad!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I enjoyed myself and I was impressed by the view, customer service, and food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took someone there for a birthday lunch, as i have always enjoyed doing in the past. However, I was very disappointed as the chop salad I ordered was tasteless and the service was poor. We had to wait a long time before ordering, and the bill was put on the table without asking whether we wanted to order dessert. I had indicated it was a birthday celebration when making the reservation and the greeter, who was very welcoming, had shown us a complimentary birthday dessert list. I asked another waiter about this & he said he would tell our waiter. No one came by to take her order, but some time later they did bring her a dessert they had chosen, which she did enjoy, but I would hesitate going there again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Got a Groupon for this place and frankly we were disappointed. The food was very average and not at all flavorful. I had the salmon tacos and it was bland, the guacamole was not seasoned very well. And the worst part, we could not use our groupon because it was a public holiday. $50 down the drain!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed an early Valentine's Day dinner at the Beach Café. My husband had the fish and chips and I ordered the crab salad. I missed the sweet potato fries that used to be on the menu, but our dinners were delicious. For the first time ever my husband rejected the bottle of wine that we had chosen because it wasn't at all what we expected. The waiter handled it well and was very courteous. We enjoyed our evening and would go back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was delicious (their in-house citrus hollendaise was amazing), seating was cozy, view was wonderful, and the service was great. What more could you ask for? Recommend!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The restaurant has waterfront and very beautiful. On a nice day, the view can be gorgeous and there is a path for a nice walk too."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Reservation desk seemed a bit distracted/unorganized. Server was average. Nice view of Lake Washington. Lots of Energy. Food was very good and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here this weekend with my wife. Food was ok. Recommend going during the summer time"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the Thai corn coconut soup was DELICIOUS! I would go back just for that and I live in California!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This restaurant was ok. The menu selection was fairly limited. However the food was quite good. Service was great."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We celebrated a small birthday dinner during the week. Casual and yet nicer than a chain restaurant. Mahi was awesome and kids loved their fish and fries. Our waiter was fantastic. Drink was a bit light, but the kid's drinks were really good. Will eat here again. Unfortunately it was dark so we were unable to enjoy the sites, but the restaurant has a sensational view of the water."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This restaurant has such great potential! The menu has changed and we miss our delicious favorite items -- Chicken Picatta, Mandarin/Almond Chicken salad, good desserts -- always a fruit cobbler! On this visit there was finally a STEAK offering -- on a separate sheet. We would like to be able to count on having that for a regular choice when we bring guests. The choice of burgers used to be wonderful. The Kobi was great. Now there is just one burger -- it's good. Service is always very slow. It would be nice to see the return of a bread basket so we can nibble during the long wait."
    Dined on 2/5/2014