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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (36)
Waterfront (25)
Casual (19)
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Great for Lunch (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

I always loved the cafe but this time I wasn’t as happy with the food or the service. I was very disappointed to see that they are not willing to pay their staff a decent wage and instead are charging customers an extra 4% tax/surcharge.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Enjoyed our night

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent place. Our family enjoys eating at this restaurant immensely.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fun, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Disappointed Sunday brunch. No real brunch just a std menu with some breakfast items. No waffles or pancakes etc. No crab! Okay service and nice views. Turkey sandwich was delivered meat! Very poor. Sweet potato fries were undercooked. Chop house burger was good.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Lovely location, right by the water in a small square. The place was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Food was outstanding! And the view... well the view alone would bring me back again! But the service was nothing short of excellent and we will certainly be back. I recommend making a reservation cause they get busy fast.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I’ve always enjoyed this restaurant for a quick lunch or a nice place to stop while boating. However, I took my father and his wife here for a brunch last Sunday and was shocked at the incredibly poor service. The three simple brunch items came out 15 minutes apart— I was nearly done with my omelette before my father got his entrée. The wait to get a coffee was interminable. Our waiter told us that part of the problem was that he couldn’t find any mugs (!). My grapefruit juice never came.

I don’t know whether the problem was with the kitchen or the wait staff, but the problem was real and I was embarrassed for having recommended this place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great place to have a fun lunch overlooking Lake WA. Service and food are excellent. Parking is always available through the garage and the restaurant validates.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner here - just terrific. Turkey like butter, amazing cornbread stuffing. Staff is wonderful. Hung out at the bar and then seated right on time at our table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food and helpful staff. Reasonable price for holiday dining.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Judging this restaurant by a Thanksgiving dinner is probably not a fair judging. We have had good meals there in the past but were very disappointed with our turkey dinner. I understand that cranberry sauce was an afterthought after lots of folks requested it at the early seatings that day. The "smoky" flavor of the cranberry sauce was rather strange and not to our liking. Cooking lots of turkey for many people is probably not easy. It was pretty bland. The portions of turkey were good but the portions of mashed potatoes and dressing were pretty meager. Were they running out by late afternoon? Loved the window seating and looking out at the water and boats. Our server was excellent and all of the staff were friendly and helpful and responded quickly to any request.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I have been there several times. Food great , service great and staff always happy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The restaurant was almost empty and the hostess did not want to sit us at a four top. The two tops were extremely small and located in far off corners with no direct line for the TV’s. She refused to sit us in a booth even though two remained empty the entire time we were there. The food was fine but the overall experience was sub par. Doubtful if we would go there again.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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