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Bateau, Seattle, WA
Bateau, Seattle, WA
Bateau, Seattle, WA
Bateau, Seattle, WA
Bateau, Seattle, WA

Bateau

4.4
4.4
1118 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

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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

  • Beef & Burgundy

    $225.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 26, 2024 only
    We are thrilled to bring our Beef and Burgundy event again, just a little earlier in the year this time. We invite you to come join us for a special evening celebrating the wine and culinary traditions of Burgundy. Chef Taylor Thornhill and team will be preparing a feast featuring classic Burgundian ingredients from leeks, to dijon, oeufs, the beloved escargot, oxtail, (yes, that is snails and tails), braises, fromages, and poached pears. To accompany, Jen O'Neil will be sharing her indomitable love of Burgundy with special wine pairings for this generous 4 course dinner. It's sure to be another special evening that we can't wait to spend with you! Please do let us know if you have any dietary restrictions to accommodate.

What 1,118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Good for special occasions

1,118 Reviews
  1. MeriR

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. However, the food was definitely subpar. The flavors were unbalanced, and the orange marmalade glaze for the beignet was burnt. We decided on the chefs tasting menu and were vastly disappointed. I would rather have picked one of their steaks.

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  2. InlandUmpire

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bateau's extraordinary 5-course tasting menu is a worthy tour of everything this fine restaurant has to offer.

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  3. dude

    Tallahassee

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was fabulous and made us feel welcome. The food was delicious. Bravo!

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  4. yunghegelian

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second time here, and it’s the absolute best. Very special cuts of meat, beautifully prepared. Every appetizer we had was decadent. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful, and they make sure you walk away having eaten one of the best dinners of your life.

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  5. Justin

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was slightly rude all night, 2/6 food items were burnt/just not good. For the price there is much better out there.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place- would go back. Excellent sercice, knowledgeable staff

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the ambiance of this restaurant. The steak tartare is incredibly unique and a gastronomical delight. I savored each bite. An appetizer of crab apple and plum was unusual but we didn’t get the harmony of this dish. The beet appetizer was also very unusual — Beets were delightful but the ajwain and dressing didn’t complement. My dinner guest had the 5 ounce filet and which was truly amazing and done to perfection. She’s still raving about it. As there was a shortage of filet availability and the rib eye featured was too large a portion for me, I ended up with a flat iron steak that was cooked to perfection merely satisfactory for my taste. That’s what I get for setting my taste buds for a ribeye. Let me say the service was impeccable. The staff works together as a team to ensure you are well cared for. The staff is spot on, well informed, efficient and friendly. I look forward to another dining experience at Bateau where I will order the ribeye and definitely the steak tartare. PS. Complimentary dessert of meringue filled with chocolate is heavenly.

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  8. ElevatePNW

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    John was a fantastic server. Food and wine list top notch.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    $140 for steak frite no appetizer no dessert… tip not included… the manager explained they had to do a small price increase after the pandemic…

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  10. Whiskyfox

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really one of the best places for steaks in Seattle. Not just the normal cuts but some interesting & unique ones as well as some seriously excellent sides and appetizers. If you’re interested in trying dry aged steaks this is the place to go as well! We travel here from Canada for special occasions and have been coming here since 2015. Always excellent.

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  11. Stephanie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were superb and the dessert (prune sorbet) was stunning! The service was excellent and the staff gave us the time to appreciate our meals and drinks. The written card wishing my husband a happy birthday was a delicate attention he appreciated. If you enjoy a quiet and relaxing atmosphere (and excellent meat), Bateau is a nice place to have lunch or dinner.

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  12. CHSdiner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I went with two of my friends for a birthday dinner. We all had the tasting menu, plus cocktails to start, a bottle of wine, and digestifs. Overall the experience was very good. The restaurant was tastefully decorated, and the service was good. Most of the dishes on the tasting menu were creative and memorable. Our main critique is that the "chef's choice" cuts of steak were a top sirloin and a flank steak. Both tasted good, but we didn't feel like we got a modern steakhouse experience with premium cuts like strip or ribeye (or even some modern cuts like Denver). I would say the steaks were the least memorable part of the tasting menu, ironically. Next time we will splurge and buy better cuts of steak a la carte. The cocktails were well done, and the wine menu was very good, but we felt like the wine director was a bit less knowledgable than at other Renee Erickson restaurants we've been to. Overall I would recommend and will be back again but will try some other dishes.

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  13. IndahA

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Nice card for our son’s 18th birthday.

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  14. Petey

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have passed this place so many times and am so happy to have finally eaten there. The service was excellent which added to the mood of a fantastic meal.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn’t eaten here since before the pandemic and were so happy to see that it was as great as it used to be. We were able to get our favorite: the burger, which is not on the menu any more but which you can order if you’re “in the know”. Absolutely delicious and those beef-fat, thrice fried frîtes are incomparable. Our server, whose name, I think was Taylor B., was exceptional. He was so kind to advise us to order just ONE fries to share, saying that we could always order another one if we wanted, given that it only took about 3 minutes to fry the potatoes. We appreciated his honesty, his willingness to look out for our “nickel’, so to speak. We ended up giving him an extra generous tip, just because he’d been so honest. I can’t wait to come back. Please don’t ever get rid of that burger as it’s the best one in Seattle.

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  16. AshH

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Go here - eat everything. Ok but really - get the vesper and a burger.. what burger? Exactly.

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  17. MarisaB

    Seattle

    68 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The taste of the food was pretty mediocre. This was the second and last time we go here. The taste of them steak was bad and texture was chewy. Even the delicata squash side was bad. The only good-ish dish was the steak tartare. Even the Bordeaux by the glass was not a good wine. Don’t know what’s the hype of this place. It is unfortunate they don’t put more soul and love to the food.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately, the steak I ordered was of very poor quality. It was probably select or commercial grade, with no flavor and no tenderness. I was extremely disappointed with the lack of taste and texture. The steak was cooked to my liking, but that was the only positive aspect of the dish. The prices at Bateau restaurant are on the higher side, but I don’t think they are justified given the quality of the food. Overall, I had a disappointing experience at Bateau, and I would not recommend it to others.

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  19. Isabel

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing except for the dessert menu. Poor selection.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food ran the gamut from good to epic, service was borderline poor. I understand that mistakes happen, but they should be noted and repaired.

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  21. Emilysl

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The art of a coursed out meal, with patience and breathing room, is gone. But not at Bateau. They did it perfectly. My friends and I had an amazing, leisurely, meal. We felt so well taken care of.

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  22. michaels

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and so was the service. It was a bit expensive but in no way was it not worth every bit.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time we’ve ever been and it was great. Great service great food definitely will come back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Typically a bit fan of their offerings, but their pre fix menu just was all over place. Scott’s egg the kidney dishes were forgettable, the beef cheek pie was well cooked but overly salted. The chip and roe was amazing and the beef tartare plate was delicious, The chuck chain was amazing with the anchovy butter. The chocolate tart was good. Overall, will come back for the beef and wine. Cheers!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for NYE with a fixed menu. The kidney dish was inedible, the steak undercooked. It took such a long time for service between courses that we were beginning to wonder if they forgot we were there. Our waitress recognized the poor timing and uneaten course(s) and brought additional side dishes to make up for it which was a nice gesture.

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  26. MelissaA

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was horribly oversalted and overpriced. The steak came out bone dry and over cooked. We asked for just a butter finish, not butter on the steak and we were given butter on the side and then charged $8 for it.

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  27. TylerC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and service. Highlights: Potato chips, Delicata Squash, and Top Sirloin. Essential: Milk Punch.

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  28. Washandia

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were really looking forward to a more modern, steakhouse for a special dinner. The concept is good--read their webpage. Service excellent. Atmosphere and decor beautiful. However, at the prices charged which is close to $100/pound for basic cuts, the steaks and sides have to be good or better. It is the complete opposite. The two cuts we had lack flavor, marbling, and way undercut further highlighting the lackluster flavor of the meat. I personally would not use this beef or a stir fry or stew at home. If you want to feel special and pay for it, like going to a spa, then by all means give it a try, but not worth it with other excellent steakhouses in Seattle and equally beautiful restaurants in Seattle. A few specific notes; Steaks are not seared. More like baked. Medium rare is actually rare. A paltry amount of mashed potato and while good, it had too much butter/ cream. It’s unnecessary. No green salad is a travesty and deserts don’t inspire. Mushrooms had a funny taste to them--tried too hard to be different. Sitting under the chalk board was mildly annoying. The restaurant is stunningly beautiful in its simple design and color schemes -one of the best set ups in the city and the staff seem like they are really trying.

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  29. JonahB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hospitality makes the meal, and the service at Bateau is always impeccable.

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  30. Allig92

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite spot to visit when in Seattle! Delicious food, great vibe, quality service.

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  31. NewtoNYC

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasting menu was the perfect choice, really amazing dinner.

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  32. KennethH

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Longtime fan of Erickson's wonderful restaurants and perhaps my overly-high expectations led to the biggest disappointment I have ever experienced in a restaurant. The concept is brilliant but it's success is highly dependent on the wait staff's ability to guide and inform. Our waitress failed at both. She seemed to struggle with other diners as well as their exasperation was evident in the repeated attempts to get help understanding the choices. Our party of three spent nearly $400. including the tip, and the only dish worth mentioning was the excellent bread pudding. The experience and this review makes me incredibly sad.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was honestly really hospitable. We were last late res and they made us feel at home. We caped forever and they were so gracious. Thank you

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  34. ChristiC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience is always fantastic here. I love the ambiance and delicious sides. Picking a cut of steak can be intimidating, but the staff is knowledgeable and helpful when you’re deciding. I also love their Vesper cocktail!

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  35. AustinC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food/steak was amazing and staff was even more amazing, thank you for having us!!

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  36. StillHungry

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre, service was decent and staff seemed knowledgeable. Steaks were under-seasoned even with the butter that goes on top, and did not seem to live up to the high pricing. The buttery potatoes glued our mouths shut, almost like they are put in a blender instead of mashed. The mushrooms were more butter than mushroom and really took away from the texture and flavor. The one redeeming thing was the manhattan, probably the best one I have had in Seattle. Overall, there are better places to go with more choices, and better food.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Steak was not as flavorful or good as we’d hoped. Server perhaps inadvertently didn’t ask how we liked the steak cooked - it came rare, and lacked notable seasoning. Whipped bitters potatoes and mushrooms were excellent. But we went for the steak and have definitely had better. .

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Looking back at all the restaurants we went to in 2023 this was the one I regret the most.

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  39. StevenF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fascinating to learn about all of the different cuts, differences in how to cook them, and very different flavours. Definitely going back. The sides were also good. Wine list was a bit predictable though.

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  40. Nicole

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal! Exceptionally knowledgeable server and outstanding food, in a lovely atmosphere.

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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 4.4 stars by 1118 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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