Delicious food and modest prices. We had the Mahi Mahi poached over rice. Fantastic and just the right porches. Sat inside and watched the sunset. We will return ti enjoy a beverage on the outside patio.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great waterfront location!
Great location when the weather is nice. Beautiful sunsets!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Dinner
Great service, food and drinks. My wife and our sons had a great time. The weather was a little uncooperative but being from the northwest, a little storm is normal.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mood and food
Great view and location enhance the mood for enjoyment. The clams are the best starters.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect place to gather
The Beach Cafe provides a warm and gracious dining experience. Food always consists of fresh ingredients and tantalizes the taste buds. There is flexibility within the menu for those with sensitivities to seafood. It's a great place for friends to gather and enjoy some great cuisine!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dinner spot!!!
Amazing food, stiff drinks, great service!!! We will be back soon ;)
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good as usual.
But the service was not up to par. We had reservations for 1000, we came at 1000 and there was nobody to receive us. We sat at a table and then were ignored by the staff until I got up and talked to one of the waiter. One waiter then came without menus and I had to ask for water.
I hope that next time the staff will be on station before the arrival of the first guests.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cioppino fit for a deity...
On the Kirkland waterfront, pleasant and attentive service, reasonably priced, and the most divine cioppino I've ever had. I can't quite give the food as a whole five stars as my girlfriend didn't rave about the copper salmon special. Lots of alcohol flowing so don't expect a quiet meal. You're probably better off checking out the "Bin" upstairs for a more romantic and refined meal. Overall, I was pleased with my dining experience and look forward to coming here again.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love eating at the Beach Cafe, enjoy the food and the view. The Menu had changed-- don't know that I liked it better.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Beautiful Day at the Beach Cafe
I took my father to dinner at the Beach Cafe on a warm sunny day. The view was great, and the food and service were very good.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
As it was raining, I wasn't
As it was raining, I wasn't able to sit outside. However, on a sunny dry day this is the place to be. It's right on Lk. WA, a prime place to eat for lunch or dinner.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waterfront views, convenient garage parking with validation, excellent food, great service, reasonable prices.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, soggy bacon
Beautiful place, on the water. Watch the boats and people strolling.
Eggs Benedict was yummy, we had brunch items and everyone cleared their plates.
The potatoes that come with the meal were really good--lots of little veggies mixed in and a little kick to it.
But ask for your bacon to be extra crispy or you'll get a soggy rubbery greasy mess :)
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, decent food
We showed up on time and a were seated immediately. There is great outdoor seating on a patio, with a terrific view of Lake Washington, but since it was so hot outside we opted for indoors. The menu is noting super special: the dependable items of a big chain restaurant, the same salads, burgers, some fish options. They bill themselves as a fish place but it would not be my first option in town for that.
I had the lamb tacos. I expected grilled lamb in a soft taco; instead it was lamb gravy, which makes me think they used leftovers from the other two (fancier) restaurants in the same complex! Gravies always make me suspicious. The wife had a salad that was good. The kids had predictable kid men items: spaghetti and a burger.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Beach Café always hits
The Beach Café always hits the right informal-formal sweet spot and the food has never disappointed!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Waterfront Find!
We had delicious food, though there were a couple mistakes made (quickly corrected!) by our server. The fod--as always--was wonderful!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The nice view of the lake coupled with relaxed dining and consistent high quality of menu items make this experience worthy regardless of weather.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT GROUP FOOD EXPERIENCE
We had a group of 8 and we all got our food at the same time with very quick service. We had the best servers with a really positive, happy vibe about them. Everyone in the group enjoyed their meal and it made our experience really nice. Would definitely recommend for any business that has a larger group and it tight on time. Will definitely return!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Friendly and Sunsets
I tried the Beach Cafe for the first time, meeting a new lady I was taking on a date. The Cafe was a good choice. The bar provided good selections for a drink prior to dinner. Once seated within 15 minutes at an outdoor patio table, we enjoyed some light dinner selections with our wine. The food was tasty, the service was attentive and the view of the sun setting over Yarrow Bay was the perfect setting to make a good impression with a new date. I'll go back.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for locals and visitors
We were hosting guests from New York who were staying at the Woodmark so the Beach Cafe was a natural. We made reservations for six and everything was ready when we walked in. From the time we sat down everything was pretty good. The service was great. The food was very good. Beverages were refilled before they were empty. Half of our table had a wonderful view of the lake. The biggest concern was that as the sun went down half of our table was blinded by the sun. Even when the blinds were lowered, it did not significantly reduce the glare. Our dinner ended earlier than expected by the glare. I wish I remembered our waitresses name - she was very good. Made honest recommendations. She was very friendly without being intrusive.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice atmosphere, great food
I enjoyed the patio seating with the beautiful view of Lake Washington at sunset. It got a little chilly once the sun went down but they had heat lamps and offered a blanket if I was still cold. I had the salmon tacos and they were very good! The calamari was great as well. The menu is limited but the food they offer is fresh and inviting and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The prices are very comfortable for the location. I went here for a date and the patio seating is nice and lends a romantic feel. Overall I enjoyed it very much.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we have guests from out of town this is where we come to celebrate & have fun. It's quite the place to sit outside in the summer! The halibut dish was as good as any we've had in a 4 star restaurant. The wait staff is on the ball; efficient, attentive
and pleasant. Put the Beach Cafe on your places to eat list!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a View!!
We were at Beach Cafe for the first time for a Sunday Birthday Lunch, and it was outstanding! We were searching local restaurants for a memorable experience, and we definitely found it! We sat out on the umbrella-shaded patio, and felt like we were in Europe at a beachside cafe. Wonderful food, outstanding service, and what a View!!! Loved every minute of it, thank you, Beach Cafe for creating a memory for us!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't ask for a better
You can't ask for a better place to be on a warm blue sky day! The view was fabulous and the food just as good!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Moms 85th birthday
We arranged a semi-surprise dinner for 10, and had a great time. Great food. Server was great. Everyone was very pleased...especially MOM!! Thanks
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for Breakfast
The service was excellent. The servers attentive but not obtrusive. Good food, Reasonably priced. Will return soon.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Water View, Casual Atmosphere
Sat in the bar with two friends for happy "hour" on a temperate Wednesday evening. Had a fantastic view of the water, delicious discounted appetizers and drinks and a friendly server. The chicken wings are excellent! It was fairly empty when we arrived at 4pm, and quite lively and a bit loud by the time we left (round 7pm). We were there a long time and nobody pushed us to leave despite the full bar. I've been here before for dinner and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, including sitting outside on the patio by the water and have enjoyed it every time.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
love the scenic view
Our family lunch with my parents and kids was great. Beautiful outdoor setting. Food was also great!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there for breakfast. The service was exceedingly slow. The restaurant wasn't that full. Didn't blame the waitress. Maybe a problem in the kitchen? Not enough wait staff?
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Laid back environment.
It was Sunday around 3:30 PM so kind of the off hours of the day. The service was good but slow. It took at least 30 minutes to get our main entrees out and there were hardly any people there. The food was pretty pretty good. We started with manila clams which were really small and not as tasty as the broth. I ordered the mahi-mahi in a banana leaf which was really tasty.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
good place, great location
we go fairly often and have seen improvements over the past two years or so with Service timeliness. Food is consistently good.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best view in town!
If you want a great vista, and excellent food. this is the place for you. The wait staff is very friendly and even though this place always seems to be full (reservations recommended) they try very hard to give good service.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated by the door
We were seated by the door to the kitchen which my 2yo grandson loved but we were there early and didn't get a better seating arrangement. The special water cup with straws was a hit.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected!
Having not dined at Beach Cafe for 10 years, I expected sandwiches, burgers, tacos and noise. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised with the food options, how accommodating the service was when we ended up being a party of 5 and they only had tables for 4 outside, and the wine choices.
The food was tasty and went beyond the basics. I had their non-messy version of cioppino and loved it. They had better than average wines by the glass as well. I was dining with teenagers and can safely say that the burgers, tacos and crab cakes were a hit.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the special sandwich
We loved the special sandwich of the day--asian influenced salmon sandwich. The salmon was fresh and perfectly cooked, not to mention the large portion. It had kimchi and marinated cucumbers as condiments, brilliant combination. The aioli tied it all together, delish!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We asked a couple to join us at the Beach Cafe to enjoy the Indian Summer weather and the superlative view of Lake Washington. Self parking in the garage was easy and our table had wonderful sightlines to the patio and lake adjacent to the Watermark Hotel. Service was swift and professional offering insights to the specials on the menu. The lamb tacos, simmered for 6 hours, were a standout and the chicken stuffed with peppers and feta cheese was a tasty treat. The menu is not overly long but it did have a good selection of eclectic foods, fish and Mexican-inspired fare. The wine selection was adequate and the desserts delicious. A special note goes to the chocolate brownie dessert. This should be a primary choice for Eastside dining.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Of My Favorite Restaurants
I have been going to Beach Cafe for many years. The setting is beautiful with water views from every table. The outdoor seating is always full during the summer days and rightfully so the gentle water breeze with the boats and yachts of every size bobbing at the docks.
The food continues to be a 5 star cuisine. My favorite is the Teriyaki Chicken Salad, which has been replaced with the Ginger Chicken Salad which is also excellent. If you want a completely decadent dish, do try the Crab Penne N Cheese...just smacking good with every bite. Top it off with one of the best desserts I've ever indulged in, and one certainly does that with the Tres Leches Cake. Unbelievably good!!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with family
I noticed every age and all seems right at home.
Beautiful setting and I will definitely return.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My birthday dinner was at
My birthday dinner was at Beach Cafe. We sat outside and took in a beautiful view of the water and sunset.
Very nice dinner selections. I was treated to a dessert of my choice, which was delicious.
I will definitely return to try other dinner options.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We truly enjoyed the breakfast, and bloody Mary's....and mimosa's prior to taking the charter boat over to the UW Husky football game!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely outstanding. While we were tired and weary from our 7 hour flight to Seattle, our experience overall was great. It was very refreshing to have some local seafood after a long day on a plane and in the airports. Our order took longer than expected to receive due to a kitchen error. It was corrected as quickly as possible and we were compensated by offering a complimentary dessert and our drinks were free of charge. The staff was friendly and personable.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us had a business lunch and the service, food, atmosphere and view was excellent. We took out an out of town client and he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful lunch and a great view table! Had the crab penne and cheese which was outstanding and my friend had the mahj mahi, both were outstanding! We will return!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for lunch
Food is always great and the menu is seasonally updated. Great ambience and service... plus good parking!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a nice brunch here on a Living Social deal. Service was attentive, food tasty. Brunch menu is limited in size but they offer lunch items as well.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went for brunch but discovered the brunch menu was actually a short list of items on their lunch menu. What we had was very good but I suspect it would be more fun to go for breakfast or lunch rather than brunch.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beach Cafe on a bleak day
We recently had Sunday brunch at the Beach Café and found the food and service excellent. As we were meeting up with family we had not seen in more than two years we were looking for somewhere on water with a nice view an where we could relax and visit as well as dine without feeling rushed. The Beach Café hit the spot for us. Despite a cold and dreary day, the water view was uplifting the service was terrific and we felt we had found the perfect spot for this occasion.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Saturday Breakfast
Went there with a group on 9 guys for a short breakfast meeting. Made reservations on line and requested a quiet spot. Everything was just a ordered on arrival. Parking was wide open and free. Meal and service were well done. Staff was excellent . Fare was reasonable, and with a quiet place to meet, it was a bargain!
Would've been nice to have more combo meals which included pancakes or toast with the breakfast.
Jim T., Kirkland
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice Holiday celebration
I took a vacation from cooking this year and decided to let the folks at the Beach Cafe take over for me. What a great decision! The food was traditional and tasty. The chef-created pumkin cheescake was exceptionally creamy. The staff was inviting and friendly. After dinner we retreated to The Living Room, finishing up the evening in a relaxing venue with awesome spanish coffees. Igiven our experience, I probably won't cook next year either.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prompt, excellent sevice, Thanksgiving entree was delicious, good bar, and beautiful view!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM