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BluWater Bistro - Leschi

4.4
630 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(206) 328-2233
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Raymond Haynes
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Private party facilities
We offer a semi-private view area that can seat up to 40 people.
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Private party contact
Braydi Mackenzie: (206) 325-5779
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Complimentary mimosa for mom during brunch! Bring mom down for a mimosa and a great breakfast. Bluwater is offering a dungeness crab quiche for 18.50 as well as other breakfast favorites. Breakfast served from 9:00-4:00pm Reserve your spot now.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 630 People Are Saying
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We loved everything but the noise level. We could hardly hear each other in our own booth.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food and cocktails were great. Went during happy hour, but ordered off the regular menu. View by the window was lovely, even on a rainy afternoon. The Gorgonzola, pear, fig pasta was fantastic. Room was quiet enough to have a nice conversation. Price was a bit higher than expected, although not overpriced for the quality of our meal.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My group always chooses to meet here. Service is good and friendly, food fine and price not too high. We always have a pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great service. Food was spot on. We really enjoyed our time there.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our second time for Easter brunch. Definitely on the noisy side, but if weather is good, there is outside seating. The Easter menu was limited, but I enjoyed the crab Benedict. My partner, not so much as he had issues with the crab, but he can be picky, and he did like the potatoes. Overall, a generous crab benedict, with tasty potatoes, a scone with jam, fresh fruit, good coffee, and the service was quick, considering it was a very busy morning.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We specifically went to this restaurant for the menu, which was listed online, only to find out when we got there that what was listed on their website, is not what they were serving. And unfortunately, they were not willing to shy from their Easter Menu. They had everything available, however, they were not willing to crack 2 eggs to scramble them for me. I go to this restaurant ALL THE TIME for Brunch after walking Seward park but will not be returning after this experience. If you are not willing to do something as simple as scramble 2 eggs to make a returning customer happy, that's truly unfortunate. You've lost a great customer as a result. I suggest if you have a specific menu you are adhering to, you should list that on your website so customers know. Customers choose restaurants BECAUSE of the menu all the time. This was truly an unfortunate experience bc I really do like the place, atmosphere, etc. I will not be returning :(

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Busy Sunday Easter brunch. Inside was a little louder than I like and kinda dark. Wishing we were seated by a window instead of close to the bar and entrance. Waitress was attentive, but seemed less than thrilled to be there. The coffee and food were decent. I would go back and try their happy hour.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a wonderful Easter Brunch and they were able to accomidate 8 of us and we were treated wonderfully. A favorite for Chichen Fried Steak.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Server got both of our orders wrong, we ate them anyway, but when we let her know she got defensive and insisted it was our error. We both ordered the rockfisn, she brought chicken. I hadn't even looked at the menu past the rockfish, so didn't even know there was a similar chicken entree. There was no way we both misspoke. She did offer to take our meals back and redo them, but no apology offered.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

My cousins and I got together for Sunday dinner and all was excellent as always. We enjoyed our entrees and shared the toll-house cookie with ice cream. Cant't wait to return. Always a treat in every way. Comfortable seating both indoors and out. We prefer indoors but there's something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Gorgeous day and we got to sit aside! Overlooking Lake Washington and having a wonderful Sunday Brunch. Food was awesome!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Laid back ambience with a full menu of bistro staples. Come for the people and the cameraderie - stay for the food (and the view)!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food, the staff, and the atmosphere were all amazing. Even the limited Valentine’s Day menu was diverse and delicious. We will become regulars here.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a friend come into Seattle to visit and we are new to the area And wanted to find waterfront dining. We found this restaurant bistro in an incredible eclectic neighborhood, with a fabulous staff and terrific menu! Absolutely going back.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

two friends and I ended up staying for 3 hours in the afternoon. We had a delicious lunch and it was quiet enough for us to be able to talk easily. Delightful lunch.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The crab won-tons were excellent and made with real crab which is always nice to have,
the ribs were okay, we have had them before and they were fall off the bone tender, this time were a little tough but taste was still good and I would still recommend them. They did offer to make a new order of the ribs, we opted to take the leftovers home .

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Asked for a burger cooked medium, came out overdone and tough like a hockey puck. Second burger came out overdone as well. Other meals we ordered were bland and tasteless.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great lunch with a friend planning her wedding. Great food. Great view.

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I have dined at Leschi Blue Water many times with family, friends and co workers. In fact this where the Leschi staff hold our end of the school year celebrations and various after work happy hours and have had no complaints. This day was different, the wait staff was fantastic but the meal was far below your regular standards. It was more upsetting because this was a birthday lunch of someone from out of state and I had been bragging about the restaurant. No, I didn't say anything because the damage had been done.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Really great and reasonably priced spot. Friendly staff, some parking, nice view. Make a reservation, it is not a huge place. :)

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years celebration!

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We had such a lovely time. The bar was loud and rowdy and we almost left, but were then seated at a quiet booth overlooking the water. It was like a whole different restaurant. Great service, great food, quiet and unhurried. I will go back again!

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

It was very pleasant except for the cardboard boxes on top of the tall cabinet. I kept staring at them. They definitely ruined the ambiance

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Thank you for making our Christmas dinner so merry & bright. Can’t wait to come back to visit this gem during the day to see the view and try out the brunch menu.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Lovely staff and food. Great views

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

BluWater Bistro was great on Christmas Day! The food was delicious and the staff was great!

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner. Excellent service and food. Recommended.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner and it was a fairly small selection of food compared to the usual plethora of tasty tidbits. Must have been a small cooking staff because the food was over cooked. It was still an enjoyable evening.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was mediocre, service was uninspired. Waitress seemed bored with the whole thing. Food was overdone, served on extremely hot plates. I dont think they really cared if anyone was there, I doubt that anyone likes working there.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Carmen our waitress was exceptional. My Makers Mark Madhatten was the best ever. Lovely sitting in a booth on the water‼️Onion soup/ salad with salad flavorful

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Gorgeous views, great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a great experience! Awesome food.... Regular customers for the past 8 years.

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