Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino
Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino

Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tulalipresort.com/dining/blackfish.aspx
  • Phone: 3607161100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Bar: Monday-Sunday: 5:00 pm - 1:30 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Chef David Buchanon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: On Site.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet is offered through the casino and hotel entrances.
A word from Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino
The finest Pacific Northwest cuisine, prepared using traditional Tulalip Tribal techniques. Enjoy salmon skewered onto Ironwood spears and cooked over an alder wood coals, fresh oysters
hand shucked to order at the oyster bar, and an extensive list of Northwest wines
and local micro brews.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)romantic (42)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (32)good for groups (27)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (7)neighborhood gem (6)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have dined at Blackfish many times and this was without question the worst service we have experienced. First of all, we were seated at the last table, right next to the kitchen door when there were other tables available It's obvious that restaurants want the young and good looking front and center but we have come to accept this What was not acceptable was our server ignoring us. We had to flag her down in order to get a wine list. Then she said my choice was one she did not like without offering a suggestion. Blackfish offers a flatbread and usually the server brings it shortly after being seated but once again we had to flag her down. She never came back to check on us. we had to wait way too long for the check. Food good
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I came here my first time for business on a Tuesday in February and had a wonderful dinner with my partner, calm, quiet enough, and our server was attentive, one of the best casino dining experiences I've had. Then I came back, again on business, again dining on a Tuesday and expected to find the same atmosphere and level of attentiveness. . .sadly the restaurant was insanely busy and the quality of the ambiance went down as a result. My server didn't treat me as well as she did when I was with my partner and I could tell there was a huge preference placed on bigger groups even though a good deal of the restaurant's business, as I understand it, is meant to cater to business travelers, often dining alone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrible place to eat.
    skipthisplace
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The shrimp was barely lukewarm, there were no grill marks, no sauce of any kind on it. No spices, nothing. It was the worst, most bland shrimp I have ever had. The vegetables, also, were tasteless, bland, boring and barely warm with 5 completely raw green beans on top. My brother's grilled salmon was good, his potatoes were hard and were barely warm. The broccolini was warm, had no spice, no sauce, no flavor, were limp, not cooked, fried, roasted...we couldn't tell what was supposed to have been done to them. The gouda mashed potatoes were amazing. Waiter didn't bring my change back, we had to walk through the casino. Won't ever go there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALRG
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Both the food and the service were excellent. The place was tastefully appointed and very clean. Nice Place!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blackfish was OK.
    KHFoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It took over an hour to get our food and our server seemed annoyed while serving my husband and I. Both my husband and I have served before and are excellent tippers. Just because we are young doesn't mean we are cheap. The food was pretty good once we finally got it but not good enough to ever go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blackfish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Excellent seafood! The Halibut and the Pacific Bounty Bowl were delicious and the appetizers excelled most other seafood restaurants I have been too! The only problem is the walk thru the smoke filled casino which is horrible!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • diningdiva
    diningdiva
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food! Great service! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our first dining experience at Blackfish was excellent. Everyone was friendly and made us feel very welcome. We loved the atmosphere and menu selections. We ordered the fresh salmon and it was absolutely delicious. Our server also provided excellent service, which made the evening very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration for Birthday
    suzcone
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We have in the last few years had many of our family celebrations at the Blackfish. It is elegant without being too pricey, and you get more than your money's worth in delicious food and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not too bad
    bigemann
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Pretty darn good seafood. Service was good. Atmosphere is nice... not too loud, just enough light.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The presentation was beautiful. The steak and lobster was wonderful, but the veggies were under cooked. Second course came to soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 774 reviews are from the Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino reviews archive.
  • Fabulous Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The steaks are cooked to perfection, seafood is fresh and atmosphere is very nice
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Copper River
    Flyer60
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I ordered the Copper River King Salmon and my wife ordered King Crab Legs. The food was excellent. This was easily one f the best pieces of salmon that I have ever tasted. It was prepared just right for maximum good taste.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    wineguy
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Love coming here. The food, the service was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    pennywise7133
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    My wife and I visit the restaurant about one a month . We stay at resort and look forward to dinning at the Blackfish every time . Service is amazing , and food is always tasty .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day 2014
    Linderella
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Enjoyed the Mother's Day special Salmon dinner ~ DEE-lish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good seafood at a fair price
    Sonustack
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Love their salmon, although we don't like it raw like all the restaurants want to cook it anymore. So we always have to ask for it Medium well. They always look at us like we are crazy. Born and raised in Seattle eating Salmon at home and at restaurants all my life and all of a sudden all the restaurants want to serve it like sushi. Please - cook my fish, I don't like it still slimy and the same texture that it was when I cleaned it. They have great bread crisps with flavored butter, lots of food with the sides. Their Caesar salad and salmon chowder are both great. Haven't had any of the steaks as we always want fish when we come in. They actually have my favorite scotch - The McCallan and they have a nice wine list too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Paytoo
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food selection is great. We have eaten there twice for dinner and each time the selections were varied but all out standing. Great place for a special night out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    One of the best high quality and innovative restaurants north of Seattle!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We brought out of town friends for a birthday celebration and were expecting exceptional Pacific Northwest seafood. We instead found it mediocre at best. My husband described his oysters as "mushy". I had clams in garlic broth that were very bitter. One guest had halibut which she said was "okay". Our appetizer plate was also just "okay". I have worked in the seafood industry for 30 years and have come to expect the freshest and best this area has to offer, not what we were served Sunday evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing cuisine in Marysville!!!
    Victoria
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wow! Every time I go to The Blackfish Grill I leave so happy! The chef is a culinary leader in our state! I urge everyone to give it a try! Even an old standard, like chicken pot pie, is deconstructed and rebuilt to resemble, yet exceed by far, the traditional we all know and love. Truly a rare gem in the north end!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oyster delight
    Marcusy
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Excellent choices of fresh oysters. Servers have wide knowledge and recommended best ones for me. Cod was good. Cooked just how I like it. Their sides are fresh and delicious. From mashed potatoes. Asparagus. To beets and sauted veggie. Service fast. Thanks. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!!
    luvBlackFish
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I recommend BlackFish to anyone & everyone who loves seafood. Always excellent food and service. One disappointment was when they took the huckleberry souffle off the menu. I ordered that every time I was there. I now have to order the Tart-O-Lime which is very good and refreshing but I still like the huckleberry souffle better though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday....
    Dhahran76
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Had a great group dinner for my brother's birthday... Service and food both were awesome.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you're at the Tulalip Resort...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    give this place a try! We were happy with the food (we had halibut and shrimp) and the serving sizes. Extensive wine list (the place is managed by a sommelier, so we expected that). And our server paired our dinners with great wines, was very attentive, gave us space to talk, really nice service! A bit loud, but hey we're at a restaraunt in a casino! :) A fun night indeed!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    Kittykat
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The steak was outstanding however the pofatoe side was not. Prefer choice of mashed or baked potatoes to go with a steak. The palenta had much to be desired as it is N acquired taste. More variety on sides would really co.pliment the meals.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Blackfish!
    VanuatuGirl
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great food and great atmosphere for a North End restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Ahi tuna was amazing and service was excellent. Great direction of wines.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak and Seafood
    NTKirklandVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Went for my husbands birthday and he received his steak exactly the way he ordered it. He added scallops with his steak. Make sure you ask for Lucas to cook your scallops. He is excellent at scallops. They were perfect! I had salmon and asked for it to be cooked a little longer since I like it done in the middle and it was outstanding. It was seasoned perfectly. There is nothing quiet about this dining room.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I thought the food, as always,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I thought the food, as always, was outstanding. The service was good although our server did not get my order correct and I had to wait for my entree. She was very apologetic and gave us a discount for her mistake. Also, our regular server came over to apologize to us. The only negative to the restaurant is that the noise level is too high.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive, but good.
    jon2112
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Good food quality with a wide selection of dinners and starters. The dinners are on the $30 - $40 price range, starters are around $10 and dinner salads don't come with your meal; those will run you about $8 if you want to add them on. And if you are looking for a $1,200 bottle of wine, this is your place. The restaurant itself is very nice with friendly staff. One thing to note is the restaurant is not closed off from the casino so it could potentially get a little smokey in there. We were a little concerned with that but we didn't have a problem, but that's just something to keep in mind. I Would only recommend this place for a special event or a romantic dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • strange acoustics
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The restaurant wasn't particularly crowded and the background music wasn't loud, but there's SO much ambient noise you can't hear the person sitting next to you.
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • you wont be disappointed
    BillyGilbert
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This place is great. Always worth a visit. Not cheap but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blackfish 2
    mand
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Dinner was great, we were late for our reservation and the wait staff was awesome, no worries with the time change. We had a wonderful dinner!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost five star
    SusieQ
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The halibut was excellent; the potato dishes creative. The green beans were underdone, unfortunately. The lobster appetizer was delicious; served two generously. The service was attentive and timing was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant with good
    MicheleH
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Nice restaurant with good food. Alcoholic drinks are very weak! Waitress was great! Table in back of us had a small baby that fussed. Definitely not a restaurant for children.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Everything was outstanding. Our waitress and hostess were right there and boy the food was the greatest topped off with the best wine we have ordered in quite some time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a great meal and Tim was a super waiter. BUT, it was way too noisy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Customer
    MichelleG1982
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Been to Blackfish a number of times. Food is great, staff is always friendly. The only criticism I can think of really is how loud it can get in there sometimes, but really that's not anything the staff or restaurant can do, that's just large groups celebrating and having fun...no harm in that. I do remember my first visit to Blackfish a number of years ago, I loved that the portions weren't huge; you could finish everything that was on your plate. In recent visits it seems they have increased the portion size and I have not been able to finish the last few times...and I hate wasting food. I don't think it is necessary for half of your plate to be full of potatoes, but I'm sure some people like it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistant
    Marzb
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Each time we've dined at the Blackfish, the food and service is always consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.