BluWater Bistro - Leschi

4.4
933 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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NikM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great location, good food and awesome service always.

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SeattleVisitors
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant! Our food was wonderful- excellent value compared to other restaurants. Very friendly servers!

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TanP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome service . Food was good and would love to go here again soon .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Reservations don’t work well here though! So expect for long time waits whenever you make a reservation!

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KellyA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

While our food was absolutely great and our server and runner were very polite and attentive, the front of house was a complete mess unfortunately and it really put a damper on the night.

Not sure if it's just getting used to operating during COVID, but when we arrived for our 7pm reservation, we had to stand in line for 15 minutes outside before getting the chance to check-in, which is when we, and many behind us, found out that the reservations weren't being used, it was just wait until you were at the front of the line and at some point a random staff member would seat you.

Hopefully they start honoring the reservation system and make checking in a better experience, I mostly felt awful for the people that had a reservation for more people earlier than us and didnt get seated till after.

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vipLikes8s
Seattle
76 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was really a nice surprise. I didn't know what to expect. I asked for warmest spot so hostess seated us outside next to firepit and a heater. It was nice and toasty. They had a good and varied menu and my friend and I had a lovely dinner and said we would be back.

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KeithE
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in their covered, heated, outdoor dining area! Staff were friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and I look forward to dining here again.

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AaronU
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I made a reservation at 8:15 we still had to wait in line he took my name and put it on a list we finally sat at a table at 9 what was the point of the reservation

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MirandaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was decent and it’s a great location. Staff seemed overwhelmed and stressed, but everyone was nice and knowledgeable. Dining room was warm and cozy even though it was a big area. Not too loud.
Food selection was limited but covered all the bases. Steak was under-seasoned but the Mac and cheese was tasty. I would go here again to try a full menu (when the staff is not overwhelmed with Vday/COVID stressors) and also have a nice glass of wine with a view! Seems like a great spot.

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JoeyG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great staff! Crab mac & cheese is a must!

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AdaliC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The waitress didn’t bring a few items we order and wanted to bring at the end when we already finish dinner like salads and champagne and was gone for a while didn’t pay much attention

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing a great job considering the lockdown restrictions. One of my favorite places.

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PaulM
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, friendly staff, good food,. Overall a fun place to dine

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We made a 4:30 reservation for Valentines Day. We tow the waitress we had a reservation . She acted like she didn’t care and sat us at a very small table against the wall. we asked to me moved. She left us for long periods before she took our drink and food orders. we ordered appetizers and she took away our utensils but didn’t replace them. When our pain dishes arrived, we had no utensils to eat with and she was no where to be found. My boyfriend actually had to ask another waitress for utensils after we had been waiting for ten minutes. We did not receive champagne with our meal, as was advertised. We ordered cheesecake to go. She brought us our bill and we paid but she never brought us the cheesecake we paid for. After about 15 minutes, my boyfriend had to go check the n it. This was the worst service ever. I will not be back and will not recommend this place again.

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Valentine
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We came for Valentine's day brunch but there were boxes everywhere and it was cluttered and you could tell they were preparing for Valentine's dinner and didn't care so much about the experience for anyone coming before 4pm

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Male host did not acknowledge reservation.

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EL215
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was great, our birthdays were amazing! I would come again hopefully covid won’t be an issue anymore

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found a reservation on the fly, pleasantly surprised, food was amazing, and service was top notch!!!

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vipTCMV
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BluWater is our go to. We love the friendly service and have menu favorites. They have done an amazing job with the outdoor dining set up... you hardly know your outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First week of restaurant reopen. So quiet but food and service was as great as always.

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we loved it. Music was amazing, food and drinks perfect 👌. Will become a regular spot for us.

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ChristinaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was amazing! The service from the time I walked in to the time my party paid was amazing. I had a minor wait but was greeted with complimentary champagne near a heater. Within no time my party and I were seated and immediately greeted I our waitress. The food was delicious as well as the cocktails. My daughter and our table enjoyed the signature s’mores for a outdoor fun experience. I would recommend this place since it has become a staple in my restaurant dining.

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SS03
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe and comfortable dinning at Bluwater Bistro on their patio. Great food, all Covid precautions were being followed, great food for the value. Highly recommend and we will go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice evening. Happy to see some indoor dinning finally allowed!

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EricM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmen is the best. She’s Lesxhi’s welcoming committee and it keeps me and others coming back to Blue Water week after week.

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SatchelS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We arrived and asked our server to support us in figuring out a menu plan. We noticed the menu was different than what is on the website, common in COVID times. We asked what vegan options could be available since the cauliflower steak was not available anymore. Our server said it was above her pay grade to talk to us about what options could be available. She was incredibly rude and dismissive and just walked away. She didn't come back to our table for a while so we just left. Ive been here multiple times, we were there to celebrate a birthday and it was really disappointing.

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Rina
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

My expectations before arriving were not too high to begin with given the pandemic & its circumstances, however the food was basic, bland, & not worth the price. The service was horrible - our waitress took our order and never came back to check on us at all...we had to ask two other waiters just to refill our water? It was a beautiful restaurant with a nice view but unfortunately I will not be returning.

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BrandonM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ordered fish and chips for 2, and a burger to go. Sadly, the fish and chips tasted like they had been sitting in the freezer for 6 months. The burger was decent. The service was good.

I know these are really difficult times for restaurants, but just giving an honest review.

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SandyB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic clean safe socially distanced. You all are doing it right during this horrific pandemic

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KristopherW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing . Hooked my Wife up with an amazing drink . Sometimes its not the food but the service and she did so good it made the food amazing . I have recommended to many people looking for a great evening ,great food and greater service . I will be beck for sure and even sooner if I could guarantee I had the same server

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AlessandroF
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner despite Covid. We will be back

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AlessandroF
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the Covid restriction they did a fantastic job. The food is really good and the staff was friendly and efficient. I live in Texas and I was visiting Seattle and I went there twice. I will go back again next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!

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Mike
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No comment at this time thank you ................

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nope nope nope. Rude. Didn’t honor our reservation. Didn’t text or call. We wasted 30 dollars on an Uber just to be turned away. No offer of a drink. No waiting place with a heater. Just a “we acknowledge your reservation but we now have a 45 minute wait” should’ve texted or called everyone but this restaurant is unprofessional. This place should shut down and let others open. Will never recommend or go back.

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Jimw
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought they tried to provide a good experience during the COVID crisis. The chairs were not very comfortable. The burger had good flavor but the bun bottom was completely soaked and falling apart. The service was excellent. Good clam chowder was good.

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Danieli
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time dining "outdoors" due to covid.
Brunch was delicious, the heat lamps did what they could. Great service.

FAQs

BluWater Bistro - Leschi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates 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 933 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.