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Bateau

4.6
4.6
912 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, Bateau is a beef-centric, French inspired restaurant with fresh, local ingredients and bold flavors. Bateau has an extensive wine selection including local and imported wines.

This season, we're thrilled to highlight all of the things we love most about Bateau: whole animal butchery, fermentation, foraged & seasonal ingredients, thoughtful service, and the elements of time that allow us to explore an abundance of flavors in our steaks and beyond. You'll have the chance to experience an exquisite Chef's Tasting Menu, a la carte favorites, and an array of steaks on your next visit.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 900-8699

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Taylor Thornhill

  • Private party facilities

    Bateau has a private dining room which accommodates 14 guests for a seated dinner. Join us for your next special celebration. If you would like to inquire about booking our Private Dining room, please email events@eatseacreatures.com for information and pricing.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanie Chunn: (206) 255-4562

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    11th Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking is on the street and payment is required until 10pm.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day $125 5-Course Tasting Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jan 14 - Feb 15, 2023
    Please come celebrate your Valentine with our 5-course tasting menu featuring: Tenderloin, pickled rose, fermented plums, crème fraiche, radicchio. Beignet, paddlefish caviar, chives. Barley risotto, black truffle, egg yolk. Chef's Selection of Butter Basted Steak, with accompanying side dish. Chocolate-caramel tart, whipped cream. *Guests will have the option of adding on an additional steak course for the menu cost of the steak. Optional wine pairing for $85 Any additional cost for beverages, taxes and 20% gratuity will be billed at the end of the meal. We look forward to celebrating with your loved ones!

What 912 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Good for special occasions

  • Seattle

    Good for special occasions

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  1. MH

    MarkH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and impeccable service. Great value.
  2. JN

    JNic

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Bateau is always outstanding, but the service makes the experience memorable. We love celebrating special events at Bateau!
  3. TL

    TinaL

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    For a steak house featuring beef, I had high expectations for their steak. However, the steak was very mediocre, didn’t have a ton of flavor or melt-in-your mouth sensation. The veggie that they used to pair with the beef was overly salty and didn’t provide a great texture. Other dishes were also average, especially at the $$$$ price point this was a let down.
  4. K

    Kate765

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our third time for dinner here. Great as usual!
  5. K

    Katie

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Bateau for my husband’s birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We split the chickpea pancake to start and shared a 19oz NY Strip for our main. Everything was delicious and our waitress was very attentive.
  6. P

    Plumber55

    Anchorage

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as it always is!
  7. HB

    HotBlob

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good here. We will be returning for more.
  8. RR

    RebeccaR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Late to this review, but we ate here for New Year's and it was an absolute triumph. We've been to Bateau during regular service, but NYE just knocked it out of the park. Incredible service and an amazing meal, from start to finish. Everything was so delightful, and we could not stop smiling.
  9. FS

    FoodSnob

    Hong Kong Islan

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Pretty unimpressive food overall. We had a set menu for New Year’s Eve and none of the dishes were great. The tartare was OK, it was served with a savory eclair that tasted like it was made three days earlier very stale. The croquettes were fine by themselves, but were given with the sauce to dip in that was so salty that it was barely edible. Consommé was good. It was clear, but it had these chunky pieces of celery root for texture, but none of it really went together. The main course was braised shanks, and they were very dry with no brazing jus over them. Finally, the desert was a Panna cotta with citrus, and can’t say anything one way or another. It was unmemorable.
  10. SP

    SharonP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner at Bateau. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The food was absolutely delicious, but the staff were amazing!!! They made it the best night!! Thank you!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm, friendly service and absolutely delicious food.
  12. S

    Samantha

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing concept, food and service. A top tier dinner experience, without the stuffy traditional steakhouse feel.
  13. TD

    TomD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place the the staff is amazing! I would recommend this to everyone
  14. WS

    WendyS

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Sadly disappointed, I reeeally wanted to like this place but like many others have stated, the value just wasn’t there for the quality. A pinch of salt would have gone a long way- not much flavor at all. This unfortunately doesn’t even make my top 10… or 20 for great steaks. Acceptable, but not worth the hype. Great service though.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The steak was rubbery, the waitress shrugged her shoulders off when we told her it wasn’t good. Other dishes were salty. The carpaccio was ok and the salad meh but we were starving so we ate all the salad 🤷🏻‍♀️
  16. C

    Chyenne

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had high hopes for our first visit to Bateau and the staff and food exceeded any and all hopes! The staff were so lovely, easy to communicate with, and very kindly left a birthday card on the table (so thoughtful!). They were also wonderful about making us feel welcomed as first timers, and very helpful with learning to decipher the very intimidating list of steaks. We opted for the Chefs tasting menu - it made the ordering process more simplistic and the chef delivered one of the best meals we've eaten. And, my partner, who is really into the Seattle steak scene kept raving about the uniqueness of texture and flavor that really is not comparable to other restaurants. This was a meal to remember! I have no doubt we will be returning in the very near future. Thank you to the wonderful staff, cooks, and chef.
  17. M

    Mack

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    AMAZING STEAKS AND EVERYTHING ELSE. We got the olives, baby lettuce salad, filet, rib cap, sautéed mushrooms and mashed potatoes with fresh grated truffle on top. Everything was absolutely freaking delicious, super flavorful and great quality. My only complaint was that the waitstaff wasn’t very nice or friendly and just seemed annoyed at us but the food definitely made up for it. Would go again soon!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my Dads 62nd Birthday! We arrived early so they let us sit at the bar until our reservation which was nice. The servers were really attentive, folding our napkins when we left the table & recommending steaks based on preferences. The food was soo good especially the steak. And the restaurant & tables were beautifully decorated.
  19. M

    Morg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very over priced for the quality of food. Taste did not meet expectations
  20. GC

    GraceC

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday. Intimidating and somewhat difficult to read chalkboard menu. Staff were professional and gracious. Very attentive!
  21. BB

    BrookeB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time trying cuts and ages of steak we have never seen anywhere else, even high end steakhouses. This was a truly unique and amazing experience.
  22. KM

    KaraM

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a magnificent experience! The entire staff went out of their way to make our evening special. We will never forget the incredible food, service, and atmosphere.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an exceptional experience from start to finish, from the decor, the outstanding service and really incredible food. We opted for the tasting menu as it allowed us to try a variety of dishes. Each dish was better than the next. Bateau has been on my list to get to for a while. It didn’t disappoint and I will certainly be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The steak, although cooked well, was underwhelming in flavor.
  25. c

    courtney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal, and our server was exceptional (props also to the amazing fellow server/bartender who remembered us from a previous chapter!) -- very accommodating with some clunky needs of ours, and very helpful in telling us more about the cuts and how to order best. We enjoyed every bite, and had a wonderful celebration of a big milestone. Thank you!
  26. CT

    CoryT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, highly recommend! First time and won't be the last!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Exceptional meal.
  28. JW

    JoeW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Ordering felt like a chore for anything, not just the beef. The bar area was really loud. The croquettes were very salty. We didn't understand the fixation of putting egg on most of the sides and starters. The ribeye had a lot of silver skin and the petite top sirloin was very very rare instead of medium rare like we ordered. In hindsight we should've sent it back.
  29. T

    Tanner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were a delight only bested by the dishes delivered from the kitchen. The tasting menu was a splendid experience, and one that I'll surely repeat, which to me is the highest praise for an experience - a second attendance. Cheers!
  30. DD

    DamienD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family friendly, amazing cozy interior very different from traditional stuffy steakhouses, and informative staff to help guide through selecting the right meat cuts. Excellent experience, and a range of costs available depending on cut which allows for various budgets. Definitely recommend if you really like beef as many items are made from the whole cow.
  31. n

    notafoodie

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Trendy and overpriced. 2nd visit in a month, both occasions included mediocre food and matching service. Don’t recommend it.
  32. ML

    MarcL

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The restaurant was nice. The food is good, not great.
  33. R

    Rosie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food concept and culinary experience. Knowledgeable staff
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, and overall experience was superior to most other dining experiences. We will definitely be going back one day!
  35. BM

    BenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place needs to be on your Seattle checklist. Absolutely amazing beef, intimate atmosphere, very kind staff.
  36. R

    Ryan

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Celebrated my birthday with Bateau again and have never been disappointed!! Thanks for the great food and service. See you next year
  37. A

    Amalia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. I’ve been here over 5 times and each time is phenomenal. Big shout out to the chef Justin for letting us taste the best food we’ve ever had.
  38. TE

    TracieE

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a cheap date but oh so tasty! Our server was amazing as was all the food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The best dish we had were the spot prawns. The oysters were also very good, the steak was good but not got the price. I understand the time and effort that was put in to making the steak but I personally don’t think it’s worth it.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steak with some delicious mash potatoes and the service was impeccable

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Bateau offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 900-8699.

Bateau is rated 4.6 stars by 912 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bateau

1060 E. Union St., Seattle, WA 98122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is on the street and payment is required until 10pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Taylor Thornhill

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 900-8699

  • Private party facilities

    Bateau has a private dining room which accommodates 14 guests for a seated dinner. Join us for your next special celebration. If you would like to inquire about booking our Private Dining room, please email events@eatseacreatures.com for information and pricing.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanie Chunn: (206) 255-4562

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