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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.

102 Lakeside Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 328-2233

Website:
http://www.bluwaterbistro.com/loc_le.php

Executive Chef:
Raymond Haynes

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

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Let Bluwater host your family for Christmas eve. Enjoy a prime rib dinner or selections off our dinner menu. We will be decked out for you and yoour family with trees and hioliday decor. Make your reservations now.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Traditional 3 course Christmas dinner. Choose two of Prime rib, ham or turkey with all the trimmings. Comes with holiday salad and pumpkin pie for dessert. Price is 39.00 or 16.00 for kids. Limited dinner menu also available. Open 12:00 - 9:00 pm. Plenty of holiday decor and ambiance.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year right! Live jazz, party favors and specials. Bluwater is offering a 6oz lobster tail and 6oz filet mignon for $40. Lots of holiday decor and a great view overlookng the marina. Make your reservations now.

BluWater Bistro - Leschi Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Authentic (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Gorgeous views, great ambiance.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good neighborhood casual dining at moderate prices with reasonable selection.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place is stuck in the 90's...same seating...it was old and dirty. Menus were old and dirty. The place needs a good cleaning. Food was mediocre at best...won't be back till they refurb and update!

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Every time we visit Seattle, we come here. It's a nice, laid back atmosphere with a perfect view.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, always good. If you can't live near Lake Washington, hang out here.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everyone at our table loved the food, we were all members of the clean plate club. Definitely will recommend to others and I already have.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice comfortable place down by the Lake Washington with nice views and the food was very good along with very good service from the staff. I will tell friends and come back again myself.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is my 2nd visit - both times for brunch. When I saw the potatoes delivered I immediately remembered them and said "oh yah - the potatoes are FABULOUS to my guests who were first timers. I had forgotten that wonderful part.

Very enjoyable restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This restaurant is great, for the most part. Menu is varied, service is good, view is fabulous. The decor is comfortable, but feels a bit shabby. A thorough clean up and freshing up is in order. Love the booths; they work for a group of a romantic dinner.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Made reservations less than an hour before and was seated immediately upon arrival. The food was really good, the service was great and the atmosphere was perfect. We love going here and always leave feeling good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Cozy, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Best fish and chips! Gorgeous view of Lake Washington! Lovely and casual.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

The purpose of the gathering was for the Catholic Housing Services staff retreat happy hour. The experience was amazing.. the weather was perfect for our outside table. The appetizers were flavorful and the service was timely and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had the rock fish with ceaser salad
Cooked just right
Great friendly service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Excellent menu options and delicious fares. Staff was pleasant and responsive. Parking can be a challenge, but the dining areas haven't been super crowded any time I've visited. Good view of the lake and Marina activities. A wonderful little find.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was great, service was wonderful. They did a great job making a birthday meal special and memorable!

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great place to enjoy and watch the Blue Angels! Great food and such a fun time.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great sea food , view of lake Washington and good service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I love the place. I would recommend to the owner to find a way to get rid of the glare from the windows. I had to move to the other side of the table because I could not see. There must be a 3M window film they could put on the windows that would help with glare and not impede the view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 18, 2017

My daughter and I wanted a local restaurant to celebrate our first ever girls trip to Seattle. We were not disappointed. We dressed up a bit just because we wanted to and we did not feel out of place. We could have dressed causally and still been comfortable! Food was worth it! Salmon was wonderful! The young lady that served us was very personable. I will eat there again when in Seattle!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Girlfriends birthday. Wanted something with a good ambiance yet not super fancy. This definitely fit well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Very, very disappointing. I'd been to Bluewater Bistro for drinks before and was really looking forward to trying dinner there. We got a table for two out back facing the water which was nice. But the food was really bad! Thinking the seafood would be good, I ordered the ahi and my date ordered the salmon. If I had to guess, I think they both had been frozen. Her salmon was mushy and oily, and my tuna was just unacceptable. I expected a firm and fresh tuna filet. Instead I was served a squarish tuna patty that was practically raw with nasty stringy sinews running through it. They were both so bad that we sent them back and ordered steaks instead. My cajun ribeye was a medium grade piece of meat with some cajun powder sprinkled on it. I mean a high school kid could have cooked a better meal! It was a shame because sitting out back as the sun was going down was lovely. Too bad they didn't have a chef that was of a similar caliber.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 7, 2017

My group of six friends meet here for lunch. It's centrally located for us and we always have a good experience at BluWater.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 5, 2017

It was a beautiful evening so we were fortunate enough to dine outside. The salmon and caprese salad I ordered was divine! Could eat there every night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. It's a little pricey but well worth the funds! If you can get an outside seat you are in for a treat. The view is amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Dined outside. Beautiful water front setting
Thai chicken wings plentiful and cooked just right
Ceaser salad ,small, with crab more than enough for dinner
King salmon cooked to perfection
Blue cheese salad with chicken, small, also big enough for dinner

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Three brunches in three months, and we'll be back for more.

Excellent service, tasty good, reasonable prices, and a nice view of Lake Washington.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Windows were filthy, caked on toddler saliva and handprints. Food was decent but overpriced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Overall great experience. The view of Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier was great except we were seated right next to the parking lot. Also, parking was difficult to find. Food was very good, steak cooked perfectly.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I was so looking forward to this dinner, delayed Father's Day dinner! I was sadly disappointed from the START. We arrived 20 minutes early, informed we would be seated closer to our reservation time. The restaurant was over half EMPTY, in and out. At 7, I asked to be seated. No contact prior by the hostess. People walking in off the street were being seated. Upon being seated our waitress arrived and took our drink order saying water and bread would be delivered shortly. After 15 minutes asked her if we could please get some water. Record temperature that day. Bread was brought after meal arrived at 8:00 with one entree missing. It arrived sometime later and the waitress said it was on them for all the delays. The bun was totally soggy, person chose not to eat the meal. Waitress did not inquire if there was a problem with the hamburger even when we said we did not want it to go. Had ordered an appetizer and soup and they both arrived at 7:55. The waitress tried her best under the circumstances. She apologized a couple of times and said things normally ran smoothly. All this is sad to me because a party of 12 came in off their boat and had water, bread, drinks and appetizers in less than 12 minutes.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The server was relatively new and seemed to have not received much in the way of training. He was working hard, but struggling.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was a very busy Fathers Day Brunch . Even though the place was packed the service was very good and there was not a long wait for food. The dishes were hit, very eye pleasing and well prepared.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We have celebrated 2 Mothers Days and 1 Fathers Day here for the past 3 years. We love the brunch, however I wish the service can be more attentive and friendly. One time we have seated and no one came to us for 10 mins plus, it was quite disappointing

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great little neighborhood restaurant. Food is consistently good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Manager was very accommodating for large party. Wait staff attentive and courteous.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 11, 2017

this was one of the worst restaurant experiences we have had in a long time.

The setting was good looking at the lake, but everything else except for one smiley server, was downhill.

Took a long time to get the food - they messed up one order, the soup was cold and my salad was bland and not very good.

There was a long table of covered with dishes which was only partially cleared the entire time we were there. The floor was dirty. A light fixture was missing its cover. In general it was a place that looks like no one cares about the setting.

Needless to say we will not return to this restaurant.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We had a very enjoyable experience. The food was a good value and the waitstaff was accommodating. Will definitely go there again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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