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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

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (39)
Waterfront (29)
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Great for Lunch (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Healthy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 29, 2017

New menu. Really good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Made reservations thru Open Table -requested patio - when we arrived there was no patio seating. Later i noticed an empty table on the patio, but was told "there was a waiting list" Our fish & chips were overcooked & panko was spiked with mucho spices - they offered to comp lunch (which was nice) & we could order another lunch. My friend (from Portland) had to leave so they packed her a tuna salad (requested dressing on side) when she stopped enroute there was no dressing included... not a good day on the waterfront!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

There was a fire drill and the loud siren rang for so long that we needed to go outside to escape the piercing noise. The food was ok, not great. The service was the highlight . Our server was kind and thoughtful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Our server was very friendly, food was good, service was great. Nice location and view.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Love this place for brunch with girl friends!
Great brunch foods and great view of Lake Washington.
Also awesome coffee! :)

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

this place has really gone down hill in terms of food quality and service. The menu has become very limited. But, it still is in a great location, hopefully they can recover .

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and thought the restaurant would do something special for us; they did not.
The server was slow. Never came back to see if we needed anything. I had to ask twice to get water refilled.
We were told it was a great place to go to enjoy the water but even with our reservation we were told it would be another 30 minutes to sit outside. So we sat inside where it was extremely noisy.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Good for lunch or dinner. Great salads and fresh seafood. Good for casual dining anytime.

Tags: Quick Bite, Waterfront, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food, great pricing and friendly, attentive staff. Online reservation with special request easy!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Had an enjoyable dinner at Beach Café. Food was excellent and nice ambience - watching a sailboat race.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We had been to Beach Cafe for lunch about four weeks before and thought it would be cool place to take friends who were visiting from the UK for dinner. Frankly, we liked it better for lunch. Dinner menu was so-so. Server got our drinks order wrong. We all ended up with salads and when asked for bread or rolls we got what might have been uncut hamburger buns.

We will give them another shot but again at lunch. Liked that a lot better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 12, 2017

I had a 1:1 business breakfast meeting at the Beach Cafe at 8am on a Monday morning. The place was largely empty. One of the servers used glass cleaner to clean the windows right in front of us. It took 30 min to get our meals delivered. Our server was taken aback when we complained about the delay, and then decided to avoid us all together. We had to go to the reception desk to pay on our way out. Not going back.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Beach cafe was very patient with most of my party being a half hour late. The steak salad that I had was really good. Everyone enjoyed their food.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch with high expectations and were quite disappointed. Took 15 minutes to get coffee, they were out of two kinds of bread and then the toast was cold when it came, and most of us didn't think much of our food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Disappointed that some of the breakfast items are not served after 10a. Otherwise standard food quality, nice location and ambiance. Service was a little slow but server was nice and responsive.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Service and food mediocre, did not make the grade.. :(

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We enjoy breakfast at the Beach Cafe. The view is good and the food is great. The service could be better. Just getting a coffee refill took much longer and proved more difficult than it should have been.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food was good. Table and chairs were not cleaned very well. Crumbs on the seat. Service was slow when restaurant was half empty.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The menu offering at Beach Cafe has changed significantly in the last couple of years. After we sat at our table we had to wait at least 10 minutes before we even got a waiter to come over, while it wasn't even busy.

Since that was not the impression I wanted to give my guest on his first visit to the Seattle area we decided to leave and go elsewhere.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This reataurant use to be good 15 years ago, but the quality of food continues to go downhill. The fish and chips were heavily breaded, calamari was heavily breaded, ahi burger didn't taste fresh at all with not enough seasoning or sauce, the ribs didn't have enough sauce too. Time to invest your money in a new chef to match the restaurant's location and view.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 1, 2017

They have a new menu since the last time I was in. Really good selections. I had the chop salad which was unique yet delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Great location and atmosphere. Good service. However, all of our food selections were just average. The fish in "fish & chips" was excessively crusty, too much garlic seasoning and the fish itself dry.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 30, 2017

The service was slow. They put us next to loud table. We could not hear each other. The food was poor quality. The fish and chips were over breaded .

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The location is wonderful! The host could have been more welcoming and engaging. While there were empty tables on the patio we were told it would be a 20 -to 30-minute wait, even though I requested patio seating in the reservation. We elected to grab a table in the bar instead of waiting. The bar server was very nice, and very apologetic that the Yucca Fries were no longer available, even though they were on the menu. It felt like a change in ownership and not a great experience for this frequent guest. Overall, disappointing experience - other than the location on Lake Washington.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 29, 2017

With reservation from OpenTable for 4. Waited 10 minutes. Three who walked in got seated first before we did. When got seated, 15 minutes before a server approached us. Coffee that we ordered did not come with any spoon, no utensils. It took 3 person to ask to give us utensils. Our food came in after 1 hour of waiting. Really bad service.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I have been here before and really enjoyed my experience so decided to take a friend there for her birthday. I wish I would have taken her somewhere else as we did not only get a lousy table but It was the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend and they were short staffed.. we specifically asked for no pork in the salad and while the server apologized, somehow the communication between the server and the kitchen broke down and the salad was served with the pork which he then replaced. They were also out of a couple dishes we wanted to order.

IT was perhaps an off day for them.. but it sure did not make my friend's birthday special.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The service was really bad, chairs were sticky. The food did not arrive at the same time and the small salad was the last to arrive when everyone had finished their meals. The one order was incorrect. Waited a long time to get the check.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Nice selection of local NW foods and drinks. Food selection was limited but a descent variety. The Club Sandwich was a hit at the table, followed by fish and chips. The fries (Regular and Sweet Potato) were flavorful and tasty. The Ahi Tuna burger missed the mark with not much flavor. Service was slow and lacking presence. We kept waiting for the server to return so we could reorder our drinks.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Excellent seating outside on a gorgeous day! Staff were very attentive without hovering. Food was good but the clam chowder doesn't live up to PNW standards.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Consistently Beach Cafe delivers quality food, with pleasant service.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Mahi tacos were delicious. Great location by the lake. Service was a little perfunctory but they were very busy and wasn't a problem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I got a chopped salad..and I think I would call it a chunk salad. huge chunks of beats and salami... not really a gals salad. I expect little pieces of things. It should not have been called chopped salad. Took a long time to get our check.. was tired of being there as I was done eating for a while. No bread offered with salad. Place was kind of noisy.. hard to talk. Otherwise it was good.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Their specialty for a vegetarian was a raw gooey, uncooked vegetarian burger. Disgusting.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We went to celebrate my birthday. Requested a window table. Got stuck in half a window. Service was horrible. Never refilled our sodas. Sat with empty dishes. Server always seemed hurried. For an $80 casual meal for 3 it was a bust. Won't be going back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 21, 2017

My lunch was a notch above OK, but my sister had problems with her order. The food she received was not what she ordered, and was returned to the kitchen for the correct entree. Her initial order took longer than expected to arrive, and the replacement order took nearly 20 minutes -- by which time I had finished eating. The wait staff was pleasant and responsive, although they seemed a bit overwhelmed. My sister was not charged for her lunch due to the confusion over her order. I have eaten at the Beach Cafe on several occasions over the past 15 years, and during that time I would give it a slightly above average rating. It's location is the key selling feature -- adjoining the Kirkland marina -- but diners should not go there expecting great food.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The Beach Cafe is located in a wonderful area that overlooks the water. It was a sunny warm day and we sat outside. Absolutely loved the ambiance and the food. There was a new waitress who seemed to be messing up people's drink orders and did the same with my wife's. We did not correct her...my wife ordered a Rose wine and the waitress brought over a Rose sparkling wine...not at all what she ordered. We should have said something in retrospect. Everything else was fantastic!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Forgot to put our order in the kitchen :(

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food is mediocre and restaurant needs updating. The booths have cracked leather and the floor and tables are always dirty.
I won't be going back

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's day brunch and parts of the meal were either overcooked or undercooked. So overall not the best. Willing to give it another shot though some other time maybe not on such a busy day.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding! I just wish that we had been seated deeper in the restaurant with a better view of the water.

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