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Beach Cafe
Beach Cafe

Beach Cafe Details

  • 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: 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 Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our waitress was perfect, and the food was spectacular! My guest and I had never been before to the Beach Café, and we will most definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food and service were wonderful and the view was great! They were even very gracious modifying one of our party's order to fit her dietary needs."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great spot, lousy Ahi Tuna burger. This is their "signature dish," and although plentiful, it tasted awful. This restaurant is way overrated."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Everything was great. Jeff, our waiter, was terrific great attitude, friendly, and very accommodating."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner and an amazing sunset just happened for us while dining."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Asked for a window table when making the reservation, were seated at an interior booth with empty window tables right there in front of us. What the hell. It may seem small, but there are a lot of high-end restaurants in Bellevue/Kirkland -- the food here was OK, but not that OK. We don't see any reason to come back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a great time and we each loved what we ordered. The fish and chips is amazing and my husbands burger looked so good that is what I am ordering next time but I also liked my chop salad."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I love to cook and typically cook on my own, but the food here is delicious. I came for breakfast and it was a wonderful experience. The food had great flavor, the orange juice was better than store bought brands, and the hot chocolate was tasty. Sat outside to a great view of the water and various people milling about. The device was great, had a nice waitress who made sure we were doing ok, without bugging too much. They also have out blankets to people who were cold outside while eating. The price is about what I expected, but it was worth it for sure. Definitely recommend this to everyone."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Beach Cafe is always good. The atmosphere is fun and lively. The view is amazing...inside or outside. Good service, and always come back for the beautiful lake views."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I've been here multiple times, the Jerk Wings & Salmon are always a hit, anything else we try has been a miss. On Saturday the restaurant was miserably warm. A restaurant of their caliber should have an AC that can compete with the window heat. The salmon tacos were terrible. I felt like it would be safe because their salmon entree has always been good, but I wanted something more casual and didn't want to spend the 32.00 MP on the salmon. It was way overcooked, very dry and VERY salty. I would recommend to a friend but I would say, stick with wings, salad or the salmon entree. The location is great, staff is friendly, beautiful view, good sized outside deck."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Table was not ready for reservation and hostess did not handle very well. It was a hot sunny evening and the outdoor umbrellas could not be moved to block the sun. Because the kitchen was slow, service was as well but we liked our waitress. Clam appitizers were served with one slice of bread, who does that? But entree salad and burger were ok."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "and the food was slow...we had a 7pm reservation, and did not get our food until 8:35pm."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I give 4.5 (gotta leave room for truly stellar service and food) stars for our waiter and food then take away some for the hostesses not listening and messing up my husbands birthday dinner. When we arrived, the hostesses were preoccupied and short with us and said our request for outdoor seating couldn't be honored as there was an hour+ long waiting list and they didn't reserve the patio. I stood there and watched two couples walk in and get seated on the patio who were not on a list and commented on it. They irritatedly explained that parties of 7 were harder to accommodate. I said that I had reservations for 2 not 7 then they realized their mistake of lumping us in with another group, but too late....we sat inside. May not go back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Banana leaf wrapped Mahi Mahi with rice, cucumbers, butternut squash was Muy fantastico! Great setting. Booked later in evening so we could watch sunset! Very relaxing."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Overpriced salad and coffee. Dark meat in chicken salad Validation for 1.5 hours meant paying $4.00"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Large portions at reasonable prices. The house burger and tuna burger special were cooked perfectly and the fish and chips were outstanding. Plus, you can't beat the excellent Lake Washington views."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "It's always a great place to eat, but on a perfect (weather-wise) Seattle day, the view is unbeatable! The lunch menu is varied and everything I've had has been quite tasty."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "See below - good brunch with that exception. The waitress (think it was Lia) was good and she took off her most expensive dish for brunch because I think she felt badly about the cost of bread!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I found this place searching yelp for seafood restaurants with a water view (in kirkland/bellevue). I wanted an impressive place to take a date and I must say, I got it! Great atmosphere, nice views, and good service. Thank you to Vanessa (Hostess) for a lovely first date seat looking out to the sunset. Jason was a good server, but I did not like how he just brought the bill without asking if we were done ordering/ready for the bill. All in all, a great place to eat, and you will definitely impress a date with this location. OpenTable made it super simple to reserve a time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This used to be a great restaurant - great food and service. I had a family reunion here a few years ago but in the past year it has really gone downhill. The menu has changed, it's been paired down which is fine but the food quality is awful. Undercooked or overcooked with zero taste. The service was only so-so. The hostess said she would seat us outside and then led us to a table inside. When I asked about it she responded "ummm outside is full". I looked outside, it was clearly not the case, so perhaps they were under-staffed and didn't want to fill another table. Sad to see this happen to a place that has great outdoor seating with lake views."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Came here for Father's Day breakfast. Have been here a few times before. Nice views but the service seems to decline each time I'm there. Restaurant is also looking a little bit tired. I think the view is the only thing that keeps people coming. Food is not particularly memorable."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "What a lovely lunch! Had the fabulous crab/ginger soup and crab pasta. Just wonderful and the view of the lake couldn't have been better!!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Eating outside with friends on the only sunny day this week was a blast. They were prepared for the sun: they brought hats! Suggest you do too! Food was good but not spectacular. View was spectacular. A good place to introduce out-of-town guests to views of Lake Washington, Seattle, and the Olympics."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great waiter, food was excellent, loved the view and they sat us at a very nice booth since we were celebrating our sister's birthday."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We went to the Beach Cafe on June 7 after a long absence and found the food to be terrible. The salmon in the fish tacos was overcooked and doused in the aioli sauce. My wife was served a salad with mixed greens (which the menu does not indicate) and when she asked for romaine, they brought her a bowl of romaine to mix the salad herself. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We come here for the wonderful view and fresh fish. The chefs do an amazing job. Halibut or salmon, can't go wrong. They are so creative with the potatoes and veggies, we always want more."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As always, we love eating at the beach cafe. Service is friendly and food is great."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The calamari was just horrible - we tasted it and couldn't believe how bad it was - too much breading - couldn't even taste the calamari. Our entrees were very good but we were really turned off by the appetizer to which we were all looking forward. Our friend from Nebraska - who never gets fresh calamari - was so excited. You should take it off the menu if you can't improve on it. We folks from the Northwest know what good calamari is. Thank you"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. Most of the people working were friendly. We sat waiting for our waiter too many times to finally show up and take our order or serve our food. During that time many other tables were seated, waited on, and even served their food before us. Our waters were never refilled and our other empty drinks were never asked about either. We waited nearly 20 minutes for our bill, but eventually we tracked another waiter down and he brought our bill. He made the comment that our waiter was dealing with a large table, but they were only there for the last half of the time we were there so that doesn't explain the poor service at the beginning of our dinning experience. It will be a long time before we go back, if ever."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Overall, we enjoyed our time together at the Beach Cafe. Our server was outstanding, as was another who passed our table, offering quick bits of "frolic and fun statements." The female manager was just as outstanding. However, a male "manager/seater dampened it all. He didn't seem to want to engage us and when we asked if we could sit in a booth very near the window seat that waited for us, he declined, stating that it was reserved for parties of 4. In another restaurant, we would have left. However, we thought we'd go ahead and give it a shot. Well, we noted, throughout our time there, that he was just as unpleasant to everyone else he seated AND, after a stay of 1.5 - 2 hrs., no one ever took the table that we'd asked about. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Docked the boat and had brunch. Perfect spot on Lk. Washington. Service was outstanding this time which I could not say the same last time I was there. Pam was great....very friendly. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Service: terrible Food: lousy and overpriced View: great"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Would have loved to see a couple more choices on the food. My better half had issues finding something she liked. I tried the chicken with cous cous and it was amazing!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Avg breakfast fare, nothing notable. View is the star here Food is good, service is good. decor is good. Have had much better Have had worse. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Turkey sandwich was very good. My wife's Caesar salad was just lettuce without enough dressing and the coconut prawns didn't have much coconut on them. the staff was very good about taking the prawns back and brining more dressing."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Over priced appetizers and entrees. Salads were mediocre. Great location and service. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "On a recent Sat. night, the place was hopping, which might have accounted for the not-great service we received. It took a while for our order to get taken, then after ordering it, we were told they were out of the soup of the day, then we had to flag someone down for drink refills, etc., all while other neighboring tables were grabbing the waiter or his assistant whenever they walked by, since it didn't happen often enough. My fish and chips were good and my son enjoyed his turkey sandwich but my husband and son said the clam chowder (at $8/cup, I think) was watery and not great. Seemed that all the food was a bit expensive for a casual place, but its location on the water is probably what keeps people coming even at these prices!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Parking was inconvenient. Food was good and the calamari appetizer was excellent. Generally overpriced, the service staff needs lots of training. We had to beg for water, as an example. We had expected a view, even with the mediocre weather. The view would have been mediocre on a beautiful day! With poor parking and a mediocre view, I find the Beach Café NOT worth a return visit. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The view is absolutely impeccable. The service/timing, not so impeccable. It took well over an hour to have the food delivered for service which if you are on island time, this may be a good spot for you to enjoy the view. The restaurant was not crowded so that couldn't be why the service was so delayed. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014