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About Beach Cafe

Inspired by beaches around the world, the Beach Café serves up cuisine featuring fresh ingredients from the Pacific Northwest region. Dine indoors or out on the waterfront patio (weather permitting), and enjoy your favorite cocktail and appetizers during daily Happy Hour.

1270 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Daily 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Lunch/Dinner Menu:
Sunday – Thursday 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday-Saturday 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Happy Hour:
Daily 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Weekend Brunch Specials:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Cross Street:
Lakeview Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 889-0303

Website:
http://beachcafekirkland.com/

Entertainment:
Discover Kirkland's Best Happy Hour Daily from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM!

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available at the Plaza Level of Carillon Point for $5.00 per car or 1 hour, 30 minute validated parking in any of the self parking garages.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Steffen

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Beach Cafe Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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1

4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (52)
Waterfront (41)
Casual (30)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Great for Lunch (21)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Brunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
People Watching (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Healthy (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Cozy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is our go to place before Husky Games. You can have an outstanding meal and walk out to the dock and have a beautiful ride over to the stadium. Food is fabulous and everyone you encounter at the Beach Cafe knows the drill and delivers in plenty of time. Great food and always a great time. We love this place!

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The restaurant experience was wonderful- great fish n chips. Finding the restaurant and therefore the closest parking area was a problem. We were unaware of the underground parking lot and we never saw a sign indicating the restaurant. The front desk at the Woodmark were very helpful in pointing us in the right direction which for us was down the stairs and through the bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I normally love the Beach Cafe but the last time I went for dinner it was a disappointment. Service was marginal and food was not the greatest. I hope they improve because this used to be a go-to restaurant for our group.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We stayed at the Woodmark Hotel as we were in town from San Diego celebrating my husbands birthday with dear friends from Kirkland. What a special evening with such wonderful ambiance - thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Hardly ever a wait. The food is always great here. Eggs Benedict is one of the best in town. Not crazy about the hash browns

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

One of those places whose only real merit is the setting, on the water’s edge of Lake Washington. Food was nothing special, service was friendly though.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We always enjoy food, cocktails & ambiance here. Local favorite!

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My beer took more than 10 min to arrive :-(

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a great family business meeting for three seated inside by the great looking outdoor dining deck. It was a light rain day so this was prefect with a view of sunset. Good eine and drink selection and a lovely pita, humus, olive and pepper sampler to start. My wife and I are eating vegan now and they offered a tasty, slightly spicy portabella with toast potatoes and veggies. Our son had a great grilled chicken Cobb salad which liked. There was no rush, we had the table for 2 hours on a light traffic Thursday night. Nathan was a super attentive server. A great meal, we will be back for lakeside deck dining. Under building parking was validated for 90 minutes, gates open when we left.

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Business Meals, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great location on the Lake Washington waterfront in Bellevue. The food is ok.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went to the Beach Cafe with friends before a show. Large menu with lots of great options for lunch and dinner. The food was excellent...I recommend the Bucket o' Rings! We've had better servers, but then, we've also had worse. The view of Lake Washington is spectacular. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was ok but my taco shell was pretty limp and not crispy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 14, 2017

It was a good meal but the chowder was served about 1 minute before the main meal so not only was the table crowded, we had to eat quickly so it didn't get cold. Otherwise, a nice evening.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

It was a beautiful September day -
Perfect for lunching outdoors. We
Were given a choice of sun or shade. It was perfect for out
Of town guests and the food was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Booked a reservation for a business meeting. Both the table arrangements and atmosphere were not ideal for business lunch. Food was good. Service was a little on the slow side, but our waitress did a good job. I'd go back, just not maybe with the goal of talking somewhat-confidential business.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our server was not attentive and our food was ok except the French fries which were
served cold....

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

the highlight of our visit was our server Ashley who also served that night as the bartender. Despite two jobs she was an exceptional server..kind, thoughtful, friendly and really knew her stuff regarding beverages and the menu. If Ashley is on duty you are assured a splendid evening!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This place has seen its ups and downs. I'd say right now it's on a down. The food was average and nothing special. The service was terrible. We ordered a starter to share (the mezze plate) which arrived 90 seconds before our mains. Our server didn't blink an eye. I had the mahi-mahi street tacos. Two small tacos with a few tortilla chips for $16 - seems expensive. Guacamole is an extra $2. It seems they fry their own chips as several were practically raw. Our server didn't return to ask about how our meals tasted. We had a bottle of wine, she never came to the table and offered to refill our glasses. The main thing this place has going for it is the view of Lake Washington. Until the food and service both improve I recommend skipping it.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 28, 2017

My wife and I arrived (with reservations) for Sunday breakfast at 9:00 a.m. It took 10 minutes to get a our coffee, and another 40 minutes to get our breakfast. Our waitress explained that the kitchen had fallen behind; however, the food was cold when it arrived (meaning the waitress was not promptly delivering food when it finally did come up).

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Stunning views of lake and specially great at Sunset!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Not worth it at all.. sub par food worse than a diner. We couldn't eat it came back hungry after throwing it away. Should have gone to a cheap diner instead

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good food but it took so long to get our food.
We must have come when it was too busy for the available staff

Overhead costs are going up.
I suggest that the restaurant should raise prices when they feel the need instead of posting signs declaring a " surcharge to support higher minimum wages."

Imagine if every business did this.

I wonder if the restaurant has raised wages in turn or if this is just an excuse.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Outdoor patio and view are great but food is marginal for such a high level and pricy restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I've been to Beach Cafe several times. Food is always good. When the weather permits, patio seating is great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great service, food was excellent. Good value for large portions.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We haven't been here in a while and we like the views and food. I was disappointed by the additional $7-8 Service charge added onto the bill. When I asked my server she explained that this was because of the $15 minimum wage. She stated that none of this went directly to the servers. I'd prefer they raise their prices a dollar per menu item rather then add on a service charge based on a percentage of the bill.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The view is spectacular and the meals are simple and nicely priced. It took awhile for the food to come, although it was salads and eggs, so I'd Recommend going when you have time to sit and enjoy your company.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great place for brunch on a summer day.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I've been to the Beach Cafe quite a number of times now and they are consistent. If you're looking for a basic sandwich or that typical NW plate of Salmon they'll do fine. I do think though that they need to change up the menu a bit - gotten a bit tired of the same ol' . .. just saying.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food is good and the view is fantastic!
We were staying at the Woodmark Hotel for our anniversary and we always dine at the Beach Cafe when n the area. Everything was nice as usual.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The weather was perfect for a beach-side meal and we had been looking forward to taking our friends. Outside seating wasn't available, which was understandable, so we selected a table next to a wall, hoping to be able to hear. The noise level was SO loud that my wife went to the hostess and talked her into an outside table (even that was surprisingly noisy but we managed).

So far, so good. Then we encountered very poor service - almost to the point of being laughable. We were constantly having to flag down whatever server we could find to: replace a fork and knife that were not clean; ask for water; inquire about our drink order and ask for bread. When our meals arrived (salad with salmon, salad with Ahi, salmon tacos and I had a seafood pesto pasta) they were for, the most part, well received and enjoyed. My pasta dish, on the other hand, had been under a heat lamp so long that the pasta on top was dry and firm and the pesto "sauce" was more of a soup. The flavors were good - save for the pasta - and it's regrettable that the pasta was so dried out.

It is unlikely that we'll return.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Unfortunately, this restaurant looks to have been "rode hard and put away wet"! Carpets are filthy, wood is stained and it looks very worn. We arrived early for our reservation but we were in no hurry. Hostess said it would be a short wait for our table, which we had no problem with. When we were seated, our table had not been cleaned. Dirty dishes were gone, but food crumbs and water from the last guests glasses were still on the table. No silverware or napkins. The hostess laid our menus on the table on top of the water and food crumbs. Food was fair. I was hoping for fresh seafood but was disappointed to see burgers and tacos were the main menu items. No seafood salads, no shrimp cocktails, nothing fresh. We finally had to ask for silverware and napkins. This restaurant is in a fabulous location with a beautiful view but in my opinion, that's all it has going for it. It was our anniversary and I'd say it was pretty much a bust! I picked this location because we were married at The Woodmark Hotel and I thought it would be fun to return to the point. Next time I will pick a much nicer restaurant and take a walk on the point instead.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Good food, great location.

Sat on patio next to the lake.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our first time, great service,food,and beautiful evening!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The menu is small and the food quality has really decreased. This used to be one of our "go to" places in Kirkland. We won't be going back except maybe for cocktails.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had to wait more than 10 minutes to be waited on. And 30 minutes did brunch. Eggs Benedict was cold and the eggs were overlooked

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We regularly visit this place and we are pretty happy with food and service. However this weekend service was not up to speed with orders. We were seated and it took 15 min before someone came to take our order. I understand it was a busy morning, however service was not as expected. Food came out and we had no silverware !! I observed a couple being seated and waiter said "I'll be right back" she did not come back for 20 minutes!! I am sorry to give this negative review of my visit .... I hope service improves

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Location excellent. Just need to polish up the service and make it more cohesive. Hit or miss on food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This is Based on only one visit. They had our Open Table reservation and seated us immediately. Staff was courteous and professional. Food was only fair. A dish of steamed clams was full of sand, though the broth was nicely seasoned with good flavor. A replacement dish of clams (my choice; our server offered to get whatever I wanted) was still a bit gritty, but not bad, though the broth tasted like a different recipe from the first dish. It wasn't bad, but was less buttery with an unexpected bite of spice. It also took the kitchen quite a while to get the replacement clams out. Given how quick a dish it is to prepare, I can only conclude they did not make fixing a mistake a big priority.

My companion's steak salad looked good, and she liked it.

Noise level for lunch was pretty high. One the one hand, it facilitated a private conversation, but it was also a little hard to hear.

Overall, this experience was not great, but there was nothing fatal to a return visit at some point.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a table reserved for the lunchtime hour on a thursday. It is always great to see a restaurant that is busy, but it shouldn't come at a lack of service. They were kind enough to fulfill our request for an outdoor seat as we were celebrating an office member's birthday. However, the rest of the meal was not spectacular. The service was so-so, we did not receive all of our silverware until our food had been delivered, they forgot to refill our drinks and we only had one refill over an hour and half meal. I was disappointed in the ahi burger, and it could have been a misunderstanding on my part, but usually ahi is served seared and this was ground up into a burger patty and was not the way one would expect ahi. The sweet potato fries were wonderful though.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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