BluWater Bistro - Leschi

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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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Mother's Day whole Roasted Chicken Family Meal

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$120.00 per order

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Starting May 5, 2020·Sun 4:00PM-6:00PM

You can still spoil Mom this Mother's Day!!

All you need from wine to dessert!

Whole Roasted Organic Chicken

Bottle of For a song Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Organic Greens salad

Sides, roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts

key lime pie

(Delivery available within 3 miles simply call restaurant to arrange after ordering)

Pre-Order & Mom will know you went all out. Pre-order by Friday @ 8pm at 206.607.2596 or visit www.bluwaterbistro.com

Mother's Day Bone-in Prime Rib Family Meal

Takeout

$180.00 per order

Prepaid

Starting May 5, 2020·Sun 4:00PM-6:00PM

You can still spoil Mom this Mother's Day!! Bluwater has you covered with family style dinner options! One meal serves 5-6 family members. Choose party size of 1 when reserving per family meal

All you need from wine to dessert!

Bottle of For a song Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Organic Greens salad

Sides, roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts

key lime pie

$180.00

Pre-order by Friday @ 8pm at 206.607.2596 or visit www.bluwaterbistro.com

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celebdiner
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booths and great and the views a definite plus.

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MichellaZ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to BluWater to celebrate my mom's birthday and it was an amazing experience. The waitstaff treated us so well. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day a day late here. Food was piping hot and delicious. My husband and I both got steak and shared the decadent toll house cookie for dessert.
The place was packed but our server was very attentive.
Live jazz was playing but the noise level was very comfortable.
We are planning to go back for a lunch date, so we can appreciate the view.

DD
DiningDiva
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I've visited this restaurant a few times but I've never seen it quite like this. It was Valentine's Day and they were completely booked. Although the atmosphere was nice (as usual) I wasn't very pleased with the wait. We had reservations and were not seated for 30 minutes! The check-in process was quite manual with the reservations for the evening printed out on paper, names crossed off when guests arrived and then added to another piece of paper in the order that they were crossed off the other. Tables were seated based upon party size vs the order of the list. This type of establishment should have a computerized system for this purpose.

The live entertainment was a nice touch, although, in conjunction with the number of guests in the restaurant, it was almost impossible to hear your party speak. The service was initially a bit slow...but expected. My second glass of Riesling was somehow refilled with Chardonnay (which is what my guest had). However, we were able to get that corrected easily.

On the plus side, although void of napkins/utensils, the table setting was classy (I enjoyed the candles and fresh-cut roses). The waitstaff was super friendly and professional, the food was delicious, and our table was immediately cleared when we finished our plates. All in all, it was a good night!

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Dave
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe and great location along Lake Washington. Hard to find parking though and there's no valet so plan ahead. Food was terrific, with the exception of my steak was very rare instead of medium. Couldn't eat it and it was so busy i didn't see the waitress for a long time. Everything else was great. Jazz band was playing near the entrance and the clientele knew the wait staff and visa versa. Great "old" feel inside that was cozy and cool.

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vipAllisonV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day was great and our server was awesome even with her packed section. Food was great too!

TM
ToddMcD
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was average and so was the service. Right now the only thing this place has going for it is the location. I would not go there again until new management!

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vipjmg98118
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 5 if us for Valentine's 4 of had the special steak and lobster..steaks were cooked medium-rare to perfection the lobster was flavorful and tender. The 5th person had the Mahi Mahi with Crab, it was wonderfully cooked as usual

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EXPERIENCEDfoodie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our evening here. I will say our server was great and the food was awesome, the host when we called was this younger kid who seemed VERY rude. We almost cancelled our reservation due to his poor customer service skills and general rude attitude, but we didn't. Our server was great and she really did very well. It's hard to find good service in Seattle, especially if you've lived in any other part of the US. I have no idea why places hire such poorly skilled employees when there is such a large job market, it's baffling.

However, at BluWater, with exception to the host staff, the service was great. The food was cooked perfectly and we had a great time.

JA
JoAnneR
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The BluWater Bistro was perfect for four or us to celebrate a birthday. The view is pleasant and the booths are comfortable and private. So often when you go out to eat, the music is so loud that it becomes difficult to enjoy a conversation. We were delighted that the BluWater Bistro noise level was low. The service was great along with the food. Their house chardonnay was as good as far more expensive bottles. This restaurant is nice for all ages and the lounge area by the fire, is an inviting place to linger. Also, there is a shuffle board table that is fun to play. A most enjoyable birthday celebration. Thank you, BluWater Bistro.

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Nana
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lovely waitress made our day! My group consisted of two over 80 and two 20’s. She made our lunch with our grandsons so special as she was so pleasant and so very attentive.

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SuzanneD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to BluWater bistro. My husband and I made a reservation for dinner. We were 20mins late but when we arrived the hostess was very nice and accommodating. She took us straight to a table. Carmen was our server and she was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. We definitely plan on returning.

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vipBarbie
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Carmen is awesome and the salmon is the best anywhere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was meh. I asked for a pear and gorgonzola pasta and instead got a salad 🤦🏻‍♀️ Not the same at all, but the salad wasn’t bad. The desserts were good.

Overall, not interested in going again, but it’s not a terrible place either.

JB
JuliaB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always go for happy hour for sure to see someone I know. Great neighborhood place on the water. This was my first time going for New Years Steak & Lobster, creamy Mashed potatoes, fresh cut green beans. Complimentary Champagne and party favors with a large TV to watch the countdown. What an amazing setup.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good night out. Very easy going for NYE

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent, service was great. Restaurant was clean.

JL
JoelL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the chef did a superb job with the food. It was really a very special New Year celebration!

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vipTygerdaman
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Even though we had reservations we had to wait because of over booking. I received my cocktail drink before others got water and sodas (about 20 minute wait difference). We were placed in an odd corner and had to flag down someone to get our waitress so we could order (about 30 minutes after the sodas arrived). I ordered my steak medium rare and got medium well. The waitress offered to take it back but we had other plans and didn't want to wait longer then we already had. We order the Blackberry Cobbler to share as the waitress said it was large (it was not!!) And we could even finish it due to the overwhelming flavor of clover or pumpkin spice.

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TheFlyingLeo
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing for NYE and loved it all. Good portions and walked out feeling full. Very grateful to enjoy dinner here. We didn’t wait too long before our table opened up for our reservation time. We didn’t even finish our first round of beverages in the bar and options got presented for a sooner seat near the fireplace or wait a tad longer for a table. Our server was very polite, gave us eye contact and made a point to celebrate the New Years with a smile.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for New Years and although it was packed, our reservation got us seated within 5 minutes. We sat comfortably and was served quickly. Great experience and my girlfriend loved it. Will be back for casual dining

LS
LaurieS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food on New Year’s Eve was phenomenal and our server was, too. We got the lobster/tenderloin special and it was reasonably priced and the steak was so tender. The cheese board was a little over-priced for what we received, but that’s the only negative we had. In the future, I hope they could add some gluten free options or designations on their menu especially in this day and age and considering we are in Seattle. A wonderful meal!

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vipleesie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They did a great job considering they were operating without electricity!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservations were not held for anyone, ruined Christmas family dinner. Went to another restaurant that knows how to operate and keep a reservation

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Jtolympia
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Christmas dinner. Reservation at 7:00. Arrived 6:50. Seated at 7:50. Must have run out of the right size plates-the extremely bland food was piled in a heap. Never again.

LW
LisaW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasted money. They could not manage reservations. Long wait for table after we checked in. Long wait for waitor, then long wait again for the food then for the check. The food was cold and chewy. They forgot our desserts even after we reminded them several times.

AJ
ArleneJ
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for Christmas Day. Walked into the restaurant lobby at 6 pm and it was packed with walk-ins. The staff maintained friendliness, attentiveness, and speed throughout the chaos of too many people waiting to be served. We were served on time. The meals were absolutely delicious, plentiful, fresh, and hot. We plan to go back on a "normal" day, but for that festive day, it was perfect!

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ErinT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made Christmas dinner reservations for 5 many days in advance. We showed up at 6pm for our 6:15 reservation. There was no waiting space and place was maxed. So I went to hostes to check in and they said there are 5, 5 tabletops in front of me, this is now after our reservation time of 6:15. Ended up having to leavers 6:45 because our grandmother could not stand and needed a seat. BluWater Bistro ruined our Christmas dinner!

I get it was Christmas and busy BUT that is in no way shape or form the customers problem. BluWater Bistro did not manage their tables / reservations as a restaurant should and most normal places do. Open table is customizable, they should properly set up their account and learn how to better serve their customers.

I absolutely will be waiting for a call or email from management that includes and apology and some sort of gesture that will convince myself grandmother to step foot back to this location as a 90 + year Madison Park resident.

If I could give a negative rating I would, I’m debating on drafting an email to the general manager again emphasizing how they ruined our Christmas...

CS
CareyS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in on Christmas day, and they were crazy busy, and everything was perfect, food, service, everything.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the crowd they had on Christmas, the staff did an amazing job! It was stressful for them but all were professional and smiling, doing their absolute best! Bart, you have an amazing team!

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LynnR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was Christmas Day, still they managed the crowds. With the volume of food they had to put out they did an amazing job !

DO
DebbieO
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Bluwater Bistro - Leschi - we especially love their grilled King Salmon dinner - it is absolutely the BEST Salmon we have ever eaten - will return often for this. It's always the BEST! It is always a fun, upscale and friendly environment. Highly recommend it!

BP
BobP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

... would recommend, but only when less busy. On Christmas Day, we had barely started our salads, when our entree was squeezed on our tiny table. It was a one price pays for everything day, so I imagine they had plenty of meals prepared ahead, based on reservation counts. However, just the rapid food delivery made us feel a bit rushed, on a special dinner day.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Christmas dinner was delicious the prime rib was perfect the ham was moist the sides were perfectly done and the starter salad was delicious

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vipw2lewis
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were disappointed in a number of things based on our experience with the Leschi café over the years before it became BluWater bistro. There appeared to be very little maintenance and updating. The host was dressed very informally which takes some of the air out of the special occasion. We were rushed and the entrées arrive before we had the opportunity to finish our salads.A bus boy dropped a number of glasses on the floor near our table and picked up only the large pieces of glass and the rest of the mrss remained on the floor all evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I made a reservation and they seemed taken back that i came in asking for a table of 10... even though I had made the reservation. They kept saying they would have to check because there were so many Christmas parties. No joke. Only 4 other tables in the restaurant. We’ve come here and booked larger parties and had amazing service.
It was my birthday. They made it seem like a hassle. Didn’t get menus until we asked for them.
Sad cuz it usually pretty great.

DK
DianeK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and service were excellent. The chicken caprese sandwich was tasty and perfectly prepared.
The noise level was higher than usual as there were some office parties with noisy games.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 14 which was originally only going to be 9 but the wait staff rolled with it seamlessly and had a wonderful experience! The food was good, the ambiance was perfect, and the service superb!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View is fantastic and so is the fish and chips

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is the neighborhood restaurant for us... and we always root for it to be really good. Sometimes it is. Sometimes it’s just so-so. This time, it was just so-so — the food, that is. The service is reliably good and cocktails are typically good. Maybe best as a neighborhood bar?

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

BluWater Bistro - Leschi is rated 4.4 stars by 826 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.