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BluWater Bistro - Leschi

3.9
3.9
1034 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We opened The 3rd BluWater Bistro location in the Leschi neighborhood on March 13, 2004. Mick McHugh handed the reigns over to us after 22 successful years of running the Leschi Lake Café. With a slight remodel we cozy'd up the place, added some fantastic rollback windows, high back booths, some flat screen TV's, and leather furniture by the fireplace. The menu reflects all the goodness that a cozy bistro should offer, including the ever famous & popular "Lake Side Café" Fish and Chips... gotta keep the neighborhood happy. Stop in for some brunch on the weekends or some late night food.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (206) 328-2233

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a semi-private view area that can seat up to 40 people.

  • Private party contact

    Braydi Mackenzie: (206) 325-5779

  • Neighborhood

    Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,034 people are saying

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Kid Friendly

  • Seattle

    Outdoor Dining

  • Seattle

    Scenic View

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  1. SB

    ScottB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Prompt service, good food and good value. Good view of the lake as well.
  2. V

    Vicki

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Yes, food was very good. A very nice piece of halibut, cooked perfectly.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Poor experience
  4. K

    Kjoy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The ceviche tasted moldy and the chips were stale. Pizza and prime rib dip were not good. Our server was great. I think this place is probably best if you just sit in the bar for drinks and don’t eat any of the food.
  5. NM

    NatalieM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Last time we were at BluWater Bistro was pre-pandemic (2019). I was excited to take out of state family there for the food, service and views. I was very disappointed when we pulled into the parking lot and saw a huge pile of un-bagged garbage setting in their parking lot right up againts the fence and view of the water. Also, a family member found glass in her sangria drink and told the waitress about it, she seemed annoyed with us instead of apologizing for it. She brought her another sangria and same thing happened, it had a piece of glass in it again, never apologizing again. We should have asked for a manager and talked to them. The topper was my dinner came out 15 minutes after everyone else got their dinner. Over flowing trash in the bathroom was pretty bad too! Not going back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    Prime NY steak was really chewy. Other items were great.
  7. G

    Guru

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. We really enjoyed the entire service team too. You guys do such a great job. We enjoyed all the dishes. The only one I want to give feedback is the parmesan encrusted rockfish. Way too much crust … if you could just grill the rockfish and serve it with a salsa or something, it would be terrific. Thanks again.
  8. AP

    AnonPlatypus

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We made a reservation but when we showed up, we were told that there were no tables available. Once we finally sat down, we waited around 20 minutes for someone to take our order before we gave up and left. We were given our menus and water, but aside from that, no one came to acknowledge us the entire time we were there. There are better options available, such as the one next door that is also on the water with a view.
  9. k

    krnarys

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and service was great during the seafair airshow
  10. HO

    HOWestSeattle

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and an excellent place to watch the Blue Angels! We may have to make this an annual tradition. We hope this iconic spot will stay for a very long time.
  11. RB

    RareBird

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I’d been looking forward to try Blu Water for years. Only to be let down. The cheese board was more berries and grapes than cheese. Fish n chips were meh. Frozen fries? Really? And where was the bistro vibe?
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hello - I was charged twice on my debit card. Waited over 48 hrs to see if charge would “drop off”. It hasn’t. Called 3x today and was cut off 3x after Ashley said she’d transfer me to someone. If this could be fixed asap I’d appreciate it. Thank you!
  13. KC

    KariC

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. The food was amazing. And the location is spectacular.
  14. JK

    JonathanK

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with water view. Excellent ceviche and thai mussels to start. Fish and chips, crab mac and cheese, and french dip were very good as was blackberry cobbler.
  15. GH

    GeorgeH

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the young lady who served us was outstnading. Friendly, efficient and a welcoming smile.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, view & service!
  17. E

    Ethacutta

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably my favorite restaurant now lol the whole experience was nice , would love to go back for dinner this time.
  18. LU

    LilyU

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Among my go to place for brunch especially for a good catch up with friends. The food is consistently good, the staff are always friendly and attentive and the view of the water is amazing (if you happen to be seated in the dining area). It is my pleasure to recommend this place for good food with great comfort.
  19. BW

    BeckyW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot to eat and visit with beautiful scenery! Highly recommend. Family friendly.
  20. d

    dannym

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Fantastic waitstaff server, she was one of the best I’ve seen. Very average food,
  21. F

    Foodie4ever

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is lovely. Had it been warmer would have loved to dine on the outdoor deck. Our party shared several small dishes which was fun. Everything was delicious. Our server, Kevin, was outstanding.
  22. EM

    ErinM

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great outdoor patio. Good service. The menu looked promising. But lacked flavor in everything. No seasoning. My poached eggs were hard. There was cheese on the potatoes that wasn’t listed on the menu, so my friend with a dairy allergy couldn’t eat them. Nice view, but the flavor was not worth the price or the drive we made.
  23. KH

    KaraH

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Location is great. Service friendly and high energy. Food so so. Restaurant indoors is old and tired and could use an upgrade.
  24. SM

    SusanM

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening to sit by the water!
  25. S

    Seattle

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a Sunday for lunch. We got a great booth with a water view. The fish and chips were excellent!
  26. SJ

    SeattleJohnny

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We’ve loved coming here over the years but the food and menu have declined. Clam chowder - meh. Chop Chop salad almost had no dressing. Fries were limp. Disappointing.
  27. TK

    ThomasKellerwannaBe

    Seattle

    135 reviews

    1.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The problem with restaurants with a view is they have to do very little else to succeed. This is the case here. Mediocre prepared food from an uninspired menu. The quality of ingredients was suspect and the construction of dishes "old style" -big portioned servings (pile a pound of brown lettuce on a plate, slice 3 massive tomatoes, one piece of basil, and mozzarella; put it in a freezer overnight, so that the cheese dries to shoe leather, then expect someone to think its caprese salad). The wait staff was lackadaisical bordering on asleep. We ordered a bottle of wine, an appetizer, and two main dishes. They came out in exactly the reverse order, main, appetizer, followed by a late bottle of vino.
  28. S

    Susanatsail

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service were great - the view is good but the dining area where we were seated is very tired and worn looking. Needs a revamp. Rockfish was terrific!
  29. PC

    PamelaC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    View and service were great. Lots of outdoor and open-window options. Margaritas were disappointing.
  30. SB

    ScottB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Had high hopes for this recommended restaurant but the experience was very disappointing. The issues really fall to management. They are understaffed but don’t close off seats so staff is overwhelmed. Entrees for our table came out half at one time and half ten mins later. Guacamole provided was brown. The cheese board was disgraceful. There was probably less than 2 oz of cheese Table was sticky.
  31. A

    Artsguy

    Seattle

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We dine at BluWater Bistro often and the service was a bit off during this visit. Our first waiter sat us and took a long time to return to take our order. So long that another wait staff had to take our order. She was very nice, but when our food came it wasn't exactly as ordered. It was late and I decided to eat it as served. Our original wait person did return and was apologetic for the delay, which was fine, just not the usual very good service we are use to at BluWater. Not to worry, we will return, just wanted to let you know the experience wasn't as enjoyable sit usually is.
  32. NR

    NicoleR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location. A bit disappointed that the menu online was different than the menu at the restaurant. Several people in my party do not eat meat or dairy and the server and kitchen was able to make modifications since the non-meat entrée was no longer available on the menu.
  33. HT

    HappyTummy

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Great with a few hiccups , the wait staff didn’t coordinate and no one knew who’s section we were in, so had to wait for awhile before we received water and bread. Silverware was soiled , had to send back twice … third time is a chat I guess… Dutch our waiter was excellent! The drinks yummy and the steaks were on point.
  34. m

    melindas

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We love to come here by boat! They have a new menu and we did not like it as well as the old one. The food was just ok. The wait staff was great!
  35. DR

    DarcyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time sitting outside watching people and the water.
  36. LB

    LisaB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service was very slow but it was Father's Day, but there was so room for a little improvement with communication etc.
  37. WL

    WLAGeorge

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service was good. Food Va is Good !
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great lakeside location. Multiple seating options. Great value.
  39. A

    Alex

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice evening. Good food, excellent service and pleasant environment. Love this place.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Had to flag and walk upstairs to get any server’s attention - even for the bill - waited nearly an hour for food - unacceptable considering it was a smorgasbord of fried food

FAQs

BluWater Bistro - Leschi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. BluWater Bistro - Leschi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 328-2233.

BluWater Bistro - Leschi is rated 3.9 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for BluWater Bistro - Leschi

102 Lakeside Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 328-2233

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a semi-private view area that can seat up to 40 people.

  • Private party contact

    Braydi Mackenzie: (206) 325-5779

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