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Beach Cafe

4.1
1440 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(425) 889-0303
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Steffen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lakeview Dr.
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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.
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Entertainment
Discover Kirkland's Best Happy Hour Daily from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1440 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great location. Staff was warm and friendly. Kids' menu needs some work. Macaroni and cheese was pretty weak, a thin alfredo sauce for cheese sauce on macaroni and cheese for a 3-year-old is heresy. We did our part and she didn't cry, too much. Her 21-month-old sister looked at the macaroni and cheese with a disapproving eye, pretty much. Chedda makes mac and cheese bedda. Chicken salad would be improved with warm/hot rather than cold chicken. Some of meat (burger) and fish (cod) had dry and spongy texture of frozen food which is pretty standard at restaurants. Glad to see other families in the restaurant. Great to walk on the pier after dinner and dip the kids' toes and legs into the lake. We'll go back for sure.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Very loud. Very limited menu. Pricey. Not what it used to be. Won't be going back.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Friendly, Professional Staff. Noticed good team work amongst servers to ensure customer satisfaction. Food is of good quality and very nice preparation. Fish and Chips were delicious; and my friend loved the wings he took home for a later treat.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I had not been to the café for awhile and must say I was very disappointed. My meal was barely fair as was the meal of the person i was dining with. It was expensive and not good. I did like the Arnold Palmer.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Sitting outside at the Beach Cafe on a sunny day can't be beat. The ambiance is perfect, the view stunning. The menu has something for everyone, with great food and great cocktails. We were there for Mother's Day, and the service was remarkably slow. Not sure whether they need to hire more help or aniticipate crowds on sunny days or what, but it can ruin a special occasion when you have to wait 90 minutes for your food.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Arrived on time for reservation for two of us to celebrate Mothers' Day. Hostess could not find the reservation. We asked to be seated in bar. We were greeted promptly and received our soft drinks. Placed our order when receiving the drinks. The server returned three times to clarify the sub of regular fries for the waffle fries on my wife's order. The meal did not arrive for one hour. Despite repeated attempts to clarify the substitution on the fries, the orders were reversed when delivered to the table. The kitchen was clearly overwhelmed by the crowd and our meals were barely edible.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was ok and views were great. Service was all over the place to the point that it actually became a joke. First they couldn’t find our reservation and said they weren’t serving food, then found it a second later. They mixed up the simple orders despite the waitress saying she clearly wrote it down. Sometimes when we asked for something, it would not come. Others, multiple would show up because it had not been communicated that we received the item. Service definitely needs improvement.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Much anticipated luncheon. Was seated at a table just off the swinging doors to the kitchen Had to be asked to be moved so we could avoid the opening and shutting between waiters and waitresses. Lunch came and the fries were cold. Sent them back. Their ranch dipping sauce had so much horseradish in it, it did not taste like ranch. Received my quiche, which was delivered cold. Watched as waiters and waitresses wizzed by busy with other tables. Decided not to ask to have it warmed as everyone was super busy. Big disappointment on Mothers Day!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I normally LOVE this restaurant which is why I was so surprised by my recent experience. The service was poor from our server (the people delivering water and coffee were great), the booth was very uncomfortable for my husband who felt he was sinking into the seat, and when my food was delivered, the waitstaff went on and on about how hot the plates were but my eggs were COLD! The only thing that I can think is that our server forgot about us and so our food hung out under the heat lamps for an extended period of time.
I have continued to come here for special occasions for several years now, but will probably not do that again in the future.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This is a terrible, crowded, noisy, slow and extremely expensive place. The kitchen took 55 minutes for our food. And it was not even good. Very expensive.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fabulous lake view, busy, excellent food, one of many visits, love this spot especially for happy hour, but anytime, really.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Always has a good selection of comfort foods, salads, and burgers. Great view of the water, get a table outside if you can. They get busy, so service can be slow- depends on server. We’ve had good and bad experiences with getting our order, drinks, and food. This last time was fine.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Food quality is always underwhelming at Beach Cafe unfortunately. Such a great location but food and service sub par

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Service was a little on the slow side and bar closes at 9:30pm which I felt was a little early for a Saturday night. But food was good!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We were a bit disappointed in the menu being quite different from the previous, but found items we liked, just not what we originally came for. The Shrimp & Grits was tasty, but the sausage overpowered the dish. They could easily reduce the sausage by half and maybe add one or two more shrimp. The Chipotle Chicken Salad was flavorful and light. Avocado would be a nice addition to beef it up a bit and add the nutrients. Service was attentive and quite friendly, but they didn't pay attention to timing and what we requested. A couple of minutes after we received our Brussels sprouts appetizer they arrived with our split salad and or two entrees. We took the salads, but requested they bring the entrees after we'd had time to enjoy our appetizer and salads. They were happy to oblige, but why they brought it all at once is still a mystery. It's not logical. We do wish it were a bit quieter.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We were celebrating mothers day early. Loved the food and view, atmosphere was terrific.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We arrived for an early lunch at 11:30 AM. The hostess seated us on the side and in the back while all the window tables facing the lake were not occupied. Poor customer service.

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2.0Dined on April 26, 2018

It was an office birthday celebration. We arrived early to get a table outside for 8. We picked this restaurant for this very reason because the weather was really nice for a change. On a sunny, but cool day, we were seated in the cold shade, even though there was plenty of room on the other side in the sun for 3 tables to be put together like the setting at which they placed us. Four of us had to use their complimentary blankets. So, it completely defeated the purpose since we had no sun the entire lunch hour on a gorgeous sunny day.

2-3 people ordered the salad with goat cheese. No one had goat cheese on their salad. I mentioned it to our server, but nothing was done about it. Also, when walking out, we checked out others seated with the same salad. They had goat cheese.

One in our group barely had part of her meal and asked to have it boxed so she could finish it later. The box never returned. The server went back to check on it, but never came back with the box and didn't offer a solution.

The server was nice enough, and the food was average. Needless to say, the experience wasn't the greatest.

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2.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Mediocre food but great views. Won't go back.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The server was great and Carl had served us so well too!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Good food, very nice location. Would recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I've visited The Beach Cafe once before, and both times found the restaurant to be a great place to meet up with friends - great service, view, and atmosphere. I tried the fish and chips and have to say they were just okay. They're not the traditional beer battered version, theirs are panko crusted and were a touch dry, but the fries were good ;-)

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Nice quaint restaurant with a fabulous view! I had the veggie scramble and substituted fruit for the potatoes. The food was very tasty and the service was top-notch! I will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My wife and I were visiting from out of town for an anniversary party and I surprised my wife with a Birthday Lunch here... and the food was absolutely amazing! We are native Texans and by the end of our lunch we both agreed that Beach Cafe needs a Houston location. The Yarrow Burger was by far the best burger I have EVER eaten. Our afternoon was capped off with a complimentary Huckleberry Cheesecake. I give Beach Cafe six stars!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My wife had the baked gnocchi and loved it. They lost our reservation but fortunately were able to seat us on a Friday night. We also had the mezze plate which was pretty good. I had a steak ordered medium which was a little undercooked in a couple places, but came with delicious mashed potatoes.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

While the food was fine, I was surprised by an unexpected surcharge. The excuse/explanation given for the additional charge was to "support the WA State minimum wage." This is bogus. Not because I don't support a healthy wage. I do. It's bogus because some business owners try to slide this in as "a fee". It's really a tax. Wages are a part of running a business. If you can't support your business within your menu prices, then raise your prices! And, let's be clear. SEATTLE has a minimum wage of $15/hour. This is a KIRKLAND restaurant. Minimum wage here is $11/hour. The Beach Cafe (or the hotel it's in, The Woodmark) is taking advantage of the Seattle press about increased minimum wage.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Waterfront view. Friendly staff. Always enjoy our great waiter Brian. Very professional, friendly, makes recommendations, attentive to our needs. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Ample parking and stamped tickets provided. I commend the chef..Great Job!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Birthday celebration. Staff recognized the occasion with complementary dessert.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food, service and location great. We were annoyed that we had to confirm our reservation by telephone, after receiving your confirmation of our online RSVP. Just seems unnecessary.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We just happened to make a reservation so we had something for Easter brunch and were all so happy with the meal! All the food was delicious and the service was great. We had an awesome view of the water and a great brunch. Will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Beach Cafe is a wonderful Northwest find encompassing all of the things that one would want in a quality restaurant. The friendly efficient staff, ambience, view, and great menu make this classy yet casual cafe a great place to dine for all meals. It is a favorite amongst family and friends.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Enjoyable lunch!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The meal was good, although I augmented the salad with a different dressing which made it better. Service was initially good, but felt like we could have had more check backs.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Celebrated a family birthday here in a Saturday night. We love the changes in the menu. More gluten free options. Food was really good. We will be back

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Outstanding service. We were going to a show in Seattle, and our waitress made our requested schedule right on time!! Beautiful views (as always). Food was good/excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

They have a diversified menu and good food. Some prices seemed pretty high but then my entree salad was only $10. Service was excellent and the view is spectacular. They have outdoor seating but not until April.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wonderful view, nice food, good appies

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Extremely slow, uncaring service. Didn't get to the food; left after 20 min. of waiting.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The waitress was great but the food a bit disappointing.
I ordered the Halibut entree . The roasted
Asparagus and polenta were very good, however I thought the halibut was pretty mediocre and very dry. Since the halibut was the highlight for me I was rather disappointed.

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