About BluWater Bistro - Leschi
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.
Seattle, WA 98122
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
BluWater Bistro - Leschi Ratings and Reviews
This was a horrible birthday experience for my mother.
We made a reservation for 10 people, get there and there’s a makeshift table in the hallway where we were supposed to sit. We were right by the door and in peoples way. The food was mediocre and then at the end while we were eating cake the waitress asked us to leave because there was a large party waiting for our table. Oh my gosh! How embarrassing!!! We spent $600 to be kicked out before we finish our meal!
We had concert tickets that evening so booked an early dinner. There was barely anyone in the restaurant when we arrived (though bar area was busy & got progressively louder throughout our meal). The menu was appetizing, the atmosphere was pleasant, & the restaurant was clean & tidy; but the pacing was off. We'd allowed ourselves plenty of time, but the kitchen & waitstaff made our meal seem hurried. The entrees came out while salad was still on the table. The meatloaf was cold in the middle, & red potatoes side was undercooked. (Other than that, our meals, including dessert, were prepared correctly & very flavorful.) Waitstaff was friendly & attentive but consistently interrupted us mid-sentence. Finally I pointedly said we were not in a hurry, & the pace slowed down. Waitstaff comp'd the meatloaf entrée without our asking. I now live elsewhere & haven't been there in years (since it changed hands) so have nothing to compare to. It's possible they are so used to being slammed at dinnertime that the kitchen maintains a frenetic energy, but for an anemic post-holiday crowd, it would be great if it could adjust to a more leisurely pace.
Went here for Christmas dinner. The menu was limited but seemed specialized for a few meals and they did offer a multiple course Christmas dinner. The service was quick and friendly, especially considering how busy they were. Food was good for what it was and I was overall happy.
We went for Christmas Day dinner. Food was good, though the emphasis was on a limited menu. We had the prime rib and roast turkey combination which was accompanied by soup, potatoes, green beans an pumpkin pie. The restaurant was busy so it is not fair to judge the overall service which was acceptable under the circumstances. We had to ask twice for bread, and twice for butter to go with it, which never arrived.
I would return when it was not quite so hectic
Once again, another pleasant Christmas dinner at this warm and well-run restaurant. The special menu variety is appreciates because I want all turkey but my husband likes his with prime rib. We appreciate the very professional and pleasant wait staff. Our "go-to" year around restaurant. Always a positive recommendation from us.
Good food, and ultimately a good view. I was very disappointed, however, that, despite booking days in advance, we were at first given a VERY poor table location (one overlooking the parking lot) when other, clearly better locations were available with views of the bay. I had to insist on being moved to one of those. That slight, and the fuss required to correct it, really put a damper on the afternoon, and there was absolutely no excuse for it. Because of that, it may be some time before we go back.
We went to the Xmas meal. Restaurant ambience was nice. Our waitress was festive and friendly. The food had some great components - stuffing, mashed potatos, salad, cranberry sauce, string beans, and pumpkin pie were all good to very good. Unfortunately, the main courses (prime rib and turkey) were dry, overcooked, and not flavorful. They tasted like bad cafeteria food.
I usually have good experiences at this restaurant, so I plan on returning. But probably not for one of their fixed price holiday menus.
Food was only ok. Went for Christmas dinner. The soup was awful, the Turkey gravy was flavorless and the pumpkin pie tasted old. I cut them some slack since I have been to the restaurant before and enjoyed it and it was Christmas. One of our party cancelled at the last minute due to the snow and I told her later, she certainly did not miss anything.
We sat in the back of the restaurant, with a view, but the bar up front was REALLY loud. So loud that it was distracting to our dinner conversation on the complete opposite side of the space. The food was really good and the portions were large. I would definitely eat here again, however not with my in laws next time who happen to be hard of hearing.
We arrived on time and checked in (then the next day we received notice from Open Table that we hadn't honored our reservation and had to have that reversed). We asked repeatedly for a table by the window and they pushed us incessantly to eat outside by the dock -- really more like eating in the parking lot but it was okay. Two of us looked at cars but two did have some water view. Menu was extremely limited especially for seafood and food was okay. I remember much better meals and selections there in the past.
Four of us ate the Asian salad, Caesar with Chicken, Seafood Louie and Chicken sandwich on a ciabatta roll. All dishes were very good. The lettuce in the Caesar salad would have been nicer if it was cut or torn rather than whole romaine put on the plate. Generous chicken servings were wonderful! Lots of seafood on the Louie as well. Very nice business lunch with a beautiful view on a beautiful day!
Food was good but the restaurant is understaffed for lunch--there were two waitresses and a hostess (and I guess someone separately behind the bar for a busy lunch time, which was a beautiful summer day and peak lunchtime. Service was very polite but we had to flag people down. Not their fault--two waitstaff are not enough for a dozen or so tables inside and out!
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