Mother's Day success
Having done my usual procrastination, I was extremely fortunate to find an available reservation here for Mother's Day brunch for our family of 4. There didn't appear to be a bad seat in the house-all seem to have a view out the large panoramic windows looking straight out onto Lake Washington (with patio dining outside too). The view would be fantastic during a clear day or sunset. The service was friendly and quick and the food arrived at a good temperature. The waiter kept my coffee cup filled and was attentive. Don't let the name "Bar and Grill" fool you, this place is family and kid friendly-although I would suspect it gets a bit more grown-up in the evening; there is a full bar separated from the main dining area.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time For Everything
I have never given five stars to any dining establishment because there is always something that needs improving, however I cannot yet find anything to suggest for the BeachHouse. I've tried.
The food is fresh. I ordered the clams for an appetizer and the sauce is worth bragging about. The stuffed halibut was flavorful, fresh and rich. Green beans nice and tender, potatoes were just right.
My other half ordered the surf and turf. The steak was tender and grilled just as he ordered it and the shrimp were crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
The kids love the s'mores at the table and I adore the chocolate cake. We had great service and were very well taken care of. The view of the lake was beautiful!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
first time for dinner
I have been to the Sunday brunch several times and it has been good so decided to go for dinner and was pleasantly surprised. The white wines arent great, but that is to be expected at a bar and grill, but the food was quite tasty and reasonably priced, and as usual the view was terrific.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view from especially
Great view from especially the window tables, but very chilly. Good thing the food is served piping hot! No bread served, bummer- saves more room for your entree I guess. Love the reasonable prices.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely menu, something for everyone. Kid menu was varied and good portions. Definetly will return.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
happy hour, lunch, dinner, baby shower; whatever the event food is good and the wait staff is quick and courteous.
only issue is parking can sometimes be a challenge on a sunny day.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Crowded on Friday - Go other nights
This place is beautiful and fun on nights that it is not crowded. I went on a great weather Friday eve and it was packed. Our reservation for a outdoor or window seat did not happen. We still had a fun night with great food and drinks. And, the waiters are really nice and don't hover. It is a bit pricey, but they do have Happy Hour every night. Oh, a bit noisy on Friday, but fun music.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice find in Kirkland!
We were looking for a nice dinner with a view of the water... restaurant from the front is not too exciting, but once you are inside... the interior is nicely done with wide open views of Lake Washington. We ate off the appetizers with the Clams just tremendous!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice family outing
We had a very pleasurable time, all enjoyed their food, and an active two year old was tolerated very well. Everyone wanted to come back again another time.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is good, water view is good
There were 4 adults and 3 kids in our group. We were hoping to do a happy hour order but they said that we had to book the table in advance in order to do that. It is fine since kids eat free on Sunday. Price is ok with the portion of the food. I would eat early so the family could enjoy some time by the water and the park.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful Date Location
Took my girl here and couldn't have been more pleased for a date. The service was wonderful, the food came in large portions and was very tasty, and the view of Lake Washington was unreal (especially at sunset). However, I'm sure my overall experience would have been diminished if the weather was bad.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good. Prime rib on
Food was good. Prime rib on the nightly specially list was a little over cooked but the seafood kabobs, NY sirlon beef dip and kids meals were great.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the view was spectacular; next time we will try outdoor dining or sitting by the window, or in a booth. Smack dab in the middle of the room felt crowded and a little dark. Our service and server was delightful. The food stands a part as very special from run of the mill restaurants . Very creative menu and I could tell the chef was highly skilled as each diners food item was truly delicious! Good, quality, fresh food. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overlooking Lake Washington is always a good place to be for a summer meal. We went with friends and no e of us had been before. We were seated quickly and all were able to find something of interest on the menu. The menu is not extensive but what is offered was prepared nicely and tasted good. I had the yellow fin tuna with a nice hot wasabi, the fish was just right. My partner had the steak salad which she said was ver good. Our friends had a vege burger and fish and chips for which there was no complaints. All in all a nice evening.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for sharing!
We had enjoyed a brunch as a couple after our Sunday worship service several months ago. We decided to get a group together this past Sunday including five other people. We made reservations. The table was perfect size for the seven of us. The staff was most attentive and everyone enjoyed the good food. What was on our list of good spots is now on the lists of so some others through our sharing of this great spot!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
Had brunch with my mom and brother. Food was great! Our server was attentive and friendly. Nice atmosphere with a great view. We were all very pleased with our food. The Crab Benedict was fantastic!
Our only complaint was with the hostess. A 10 minute wait for our table despite being on time to the reservation. There were 3 open tables in the front area and we asked to sit at the window instead of the booth. We were told that the table was held for people who make reservations. We explained we did make reservations and the response was the table was being held for a reservation that specifically asked for that table. We sat at the booth which was comfortable and the table at the window sat empty the entire 90 minutes we were there.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Celebration!
My reservation on line was quick and easy and the Beach House sent me a reminder e-mail the day before our event. I'd asked for a window table; they couldn't promise but they had one for us!!! We had a coupon for a free dessert for two of our four which they graciously accepted as well as giving me a beautiful sundae for my birthday! Can't remember our server's name but she was fun, energetic, and very helpful! I'd suggested the Beach House as I'd been treated there a few months before for Saturday brunch (which was excellent!) and everyone in our group last Saturday evening loved the experience as well! Great Happy Hour menu and prices, too!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Brunch at Beach House
The salmon benedict special was outstanding as were the fried potatoes, steak fried steak, and pancakes. Coffee was tasty and plentiful. I ordered the crab and swiss omelet with a biscuit instead of toast and both were dry and crumbly. Everything else was great!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and i go every
My boyfriend and i go every year to the beach house for our anniversary an we love it! Amazing food and great service always!!!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little spot on the lake
We had a wonderful dinner here the other night- lettuce wraps for me and a steak dip for the Mr. We had a table by the window and the sunset view was gorgeous. Food was good-the server was amazing (wish I had taken note of his name!). Next time we plan to boat over and try the free moorage while dining! Also, made the open table reservation on the way over and they had our table ready and waiting when we got there, even accommodated my request for a spot with a view!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Happy Hour, and it goes
Great Happy Hour, and it goes until 7 p.m. We made reservations for dinner at 6:30 thinking we might get a Happy Hour drink in the bar and then move to a dinner table, but we stayed in the bar the whole time and ordered a variety of things on the Happy Hour menu. Beef tips, pork tacos, chicken lettuce wraps, pecan and bleu salad were all great. Fish and chips were okay.
A little warm in the bar, outside seating area is very small, it's right next to a park on Lake Washington.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Beautiful setting and a good selection on the menu. We really enjoyed ourselves.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was Excellent
The wait staff took great care of us during dinner and the food was fantastic! I will definitely be back soon, and with more friends!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, great location,
good food, great location, good view and views of the lake, but way too noisy for conversation. the restaurant could try and do something with acoustics. otherwise, good
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place next to a park with an Lake view from almost anywhere in the building. Prices and food were both good.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
brunch with a view
Great spot to enjoy a meal and a nice view of Lake Washington. Service was excellent. Crab omelet was stuffed full of crab; no skimping here.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to watch a sunset.
We had a great time. Our waitress was awesome and the food was great. The burger was huge and very well made as was all of the items on the small bites menu. I would recommend BeachHouse to any one looking for good food and a great view!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having never been to Kirkland,
Having never been to Kirkland, there was a lot to discover. We wanted to be on the water and this restaurant has a great view. It was an enjoyable dinner. The restaurant was a great find.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only two items of disappointment:
Only two items of disappointment: the parking was horrible and the noise level was louder than I would have liked it. The food was great, the service was great, the view was awesome, so all in all I had an great time.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visit, enjoyed it!
I looked at the menu first and liked the prices and the food it had to offer. I really liked my Parmesan Crusted Sole, they gave a generous serving, wished it could have been a little more flavorful. We had the Baked Brie for an appetizer which was also excellent. One thing I caution people, if you are looking for a romantic dinner, look else where, I counted 4 infants at the same time we were dining, which was a Friday night around 7pm. I don't really like having dinners with too many children present, because of the crying, other than that I like the place simple, but understated class.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden gem in plain sight
We'd probably driven by BeachHouse hundreds of time, but never noticed it. Service was fast and courteous, and the food was very good. The lakeside view is wonderful, and between the cozy booths, sports on TV, kids menu, tasty foods and bar, they offer something for almost everyone. I'd recommend it.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten here for brunch two times now. Both times the servers were cheery and efficient. The food was quite good - better than I expected and the selection for brunch is nice - not just eggs. This is a return spot for me, as the consistency and nice view combine for a good brunch experience.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a perfect spot for
This is a perfect spot for my not so behaved kids!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something a little different
It is nice to find a kid friendly restaurant that has some different dishes on the menu. I love steak, pasta Alfredo and burgers like everyone else but it can get very repetitive in local restaurants with a little crab sprinkled in to bump up the price. The Beach grill is both reasonable and offers some unusual combinations of food and influences from several different cuisines. We will definately be heading back.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little jem!
Had brunch with a great view of the water, had the Farmers Scramble and the food was delicious and more than enough. Hayden was a great server and the staff was friendly.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was average! Stay away from the s'mores for desert! Sounds fun but the graham cracker are gross! Beautiful setting and the service was good! Definitely would go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great View Nice Place
Brought some out of town friends for lunch. Nice view, easy parking, decent food.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with an old friend
Fantastic view, ducks provided good entertainment, fog burned off. Food was very good, and wait staff was fantastic. Only complaint was when we first arrived we had to wait several minutes before hostess was at the front desk, although once she arrived she was very personable. Overall a pleasant experience.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great views, great service
We had a great able of the lake. Service and atmosphere were fun.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think I've found my new favorite!
Upon entering the Beachhouse bar and Grill, you get a very warm and inviting feel. I was promptly seated by the hostess and then greeted by my server. She welcomed me to the restaurant and recommended a couple dishes that sounded amazing. I decided on the fried chicken dinner. When the food arrived, I was surprised by how generous the portions were and then dug in immediately because it looked so delicious. Absolutely one of the best dishes I have had, everyone has to try it. The whole experience was great from beginning to finish. I really enjoyed my visit there and will definitely go back every chance I get.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great energy
From the food to the staff this place earned a repeat visit!!...the brunch was amazing and fed us WELL! Thanks to the staff we had lots of laughs!! We will definitely be back!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great first time
We had a great first time experience! The service and food was great and we didn't have to wait long at all for our food! The view was beautiful. I highly recommend the beachhouse!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great!
The food was great. All of the dishes ordered by our group were excellent. The only downside to the dining experience was the timing of various courses by our server. She would bring out the next course when we weren't finished with the prior course and clear plates which clearly had more food on them without asking. I assume she's relatively new the service industry and it wouldn't be a reason for me not to visit this place again. We were there are a stormy evening and I can't say much for the view at night, but I'm sure it's great in the summer or for lunch!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my work team for lunch on a beautiful sunny day and the view was amazing. The food was very good with big portions. The waiter was friendly and helpful. Only downside was they weren't offering the pumpkin creme brulee even though it was on the daily menu. Other than that, it was a great lunch and a beautiful venue!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great prix fixe menu during Dine Around Seattle. The Spicy Prawn Soup was excellent. Main entree was delicious. Had crab stuffed salmon with red potatoes and grilled veggies. Had yummy bread pudding w/Caramel sauce. Nice presentation of the delicious courses. Gorgeous view of the lake and sunset was nice. Only problem was that the place was freezing inside. Not sure why. Service was okay but nice waitstaff.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
there was a large party of
there was a large party of old timers at the restaurant, but their noise really didn't offend us. The high ceilings must somehow absorp the noise. The old boys were singing and having a good time, it rubbed off to us I guess.
Your staff had to move us from our original seat to accommodate the large party, but the gave us lots of attention and served us well. It wa a good time. I hope I can make it to 85 years old , I think he was the oldest member in the group.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
date night gem
Had a great date night with the wife at the Beach House Cafe
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful brunch -- Great food, good service, outstanding view of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains. Prices were reasonable.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Better than Expected Beach House
Fresh ingredients, good flavors on foods including wild prawn appetizers, seared scallops, mushroom risotto and decent dessert too. Portions bigger than expected. Can't beat the views. Service just a bit less attentive than prompt, but friendly enough and we were seated next to a better table that was supposedly reserved but no one ever sat at it. (We had reservations). Certainly would dine here again and consider the regular prices fair. Went here on the Seattle Restaurant Week 3 for 28 deal.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was artfully prepared and served by a delightful server who attended to our every need. The crab cakes and martins were especially delicious. I can't wait to go back the next time I'm in Kirkland!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM