Boat Street Kitchen & Bistro

4.5
107 Reviews
$30 and under
French
The Boat Street Kitchen & Bistro. located in the Queen Anne-Belltown neighborhood, is simple, fresh, charming, and rustic . With windows that open, a garden patio, and a white-washed French sensibility, the restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy delicious, accessible, French style food - food that is easy to like and has its feet in history. We serve lunch every weekday, brunch every weekend, and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Private Events and Cooking Class Parties can be scheduled for any evening. Regional French Farm Dinners and Open Enrollment Cooking Classes are offered monthly. Please check out our Website at BoatStreetKitchen.com
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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was just ok, price was high. We’ve enjoyed this restaurant more on previous visits.

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vipdebbieh
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch

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SarahK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and time at BSK. We even brought a cake for a special occasion and they stored it then cut and served it for us. Wonderful staff and great for those with food allergies.

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Justin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Great for Dinner or Brunch. One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle and a bit of a hidden gem

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OpenTable
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food. Service is hit and miss. 20% auto gratuity for large parties. 5% surcharge for using more than 2 cards. They also frown at you for using two cards too.

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MgGs
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet place with great ambiance and great food is hard to find in Seattle. A perfect date spot when coupled with a walk to the sculpture park or down along the waterfront. On street parking on a Saturday night was easy and close.

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vipBrookQ
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu but delicious choices. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was great, one of the entrees was delightful , the other one was okay. The desserts were not a hit at all. Both diners are longtime fans of Boat Street, which is why we tried it again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very cold at tables near the door that doesn’t shut tight without effort.

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DavidL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Boat Street and have for years. The food is divine (and super reliable) and the wait staff is the best you'll find. No matter how full you are on their lentils, eggs, salmon, salad, biscuits, whatever, save room for the bread pudding. Words fail me -- but you'll know what I'm talking about when you take a bite.

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BonB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boat Street is always a great place to eat. Nice staff, excellent menu.

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vipItalianFoodie
Seattle
275 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices on the menu, which is refreshed frequently. The food is well-prepared and tasty. The wine menu could use a few additions, but generally is okay.

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Enota
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very cozy atmosphere and great food! The restaurant is outside of touristic places and not overcrowded

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TracyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time, though it did take a quite a while to get our food. Didn’t like our table (looking at the bathroom), but overall we love the boat Street!

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vipLizFromSeattle
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to this restaurant for years for dinners, but not for brunch - until now. It was superb, and a perfect spot after taking in the Olympic Sculpture Garden. Ir's just a couple of blocks away. The variations on eggs Benedict were delicious, with delicate eggs and flavorful sauces. Great service too. Our GF diner was exceptionally pleased with her choices.

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Greg
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue and food, the only issue is parking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice and special place - not easy to find, but worty the effort. Great staff and wonderful food - I'm going back the next time with all my friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the last 6 years, whenever we are in Seattle, we always make a reservation at the Boat Street Kitchen and Bistro. The food is exceptional, the atmosphere is intimate and romantic, and it is wonderful to dine without big screen tv’s and music being played overly loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for birthday brunch. Highly recommended. Off the beaten path.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and intimate dining spot, wonderful food. Our party of 5 loved everything we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent eggs bene! Two classics and two chèvre & artichoke, everyone was happy....mimosas and bloody's were excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfortable and fairly quiet. Great place for business meeting or lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible! My wife and I have been here three times for dates and special occasions (Valentine's Day, Anniversary) and we've been impressed each time. You can really tell that each dish was designed with careful attention to flavor, texture, and presentation.

It was pretty busy on Valentine's Day, but the other two times it was quiet and relaxed. Lots of couples speaking quietly to each other and one or two larger groups. Every waiter we've had has been attentive and polite, providing great recommendations for food and wine/cider pairings.

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Nikki
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fixed price menu was pretty straightforward. Limited choices. Not much love in the entrees or appetizers. Have had memorable brunches but early theater dining seemed flat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good wine, good service. Tonight was very noisy mostly due to a nearby table of 6 that never learned the part about respecting others while in a restaurant by keeping their voices down. Sometimes even a higher price tag won’t keep the riffraff out. Still, I would recommend Boat Street. This is one of many visits and they never disappoint even if some of their guests do. Great place for Valentine’s Day, lots of quiet couples having a grand time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute decision before a show at Key arena and had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have loved this place since I moved to Seattle from France in 2006. I was so happy to discover it still serves dinner and the weekend brunch is fantastic. The food is glorious and the wine list is varied and reasonably priced.

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TylerH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I'm sure pasta isn't supposed to be crunchy.
just a tip for the hostess. if someone only eats a couple of bits from their meal you should ask if everything was OK.

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vipOU812
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Sad and perplexing decline of a favorite. Food good overall but Boat Street appears desperate for some operational guidance. The opportunities are many..

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vipenjoyable
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening. Great food and great service. Say no more!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boat Street is always a great place for a meal. They accommodated our large family party with no problem and we had a lovely time. The staff is always gracious and friendly.

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KayeG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down....Boat Street remains my favorite Seattle restaurant! It never disappoints. We relaxed outside on a balmy evening. Compared with a few of the places the four of us have lately visited together, we could actually hear each other! We agreed: the prix fixe menu is a superb value.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful location tucked down a delivery ramp with scrumptious French food.

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Beana
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Friendly service. Feels like dining in Paris with family.

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vipMsQuin
Chicago
144 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

What a super cute place! It's down a ramp and seems really secluded as no other businesses were open on Monday evening at 6:00. Speaking of 6:00, Yelp has the evening hours incorrect. Happy hour is from 5-6 and dinner starts at 6:00. Accept for myself, only 3 other tables were occupied by what seemed to me to be regulars. Lotfy was the only waiter which was fine for the amount of people. The menu had some really great options except the prix fixe was rather interesting because the only choices for entrees were either a pork dish or brie. Usually, there is another meat/fish option listed. I do not eat meat and was not in the mood for cheese, so I opted for the a la carte menu. The salmon with wilted spinach and succotash corn pudding was amazing! It goes without saying that the French bread was also good however, you have to request butter and etc. The amaretto bread pudding was very rich, but heavenly.
I hope to have the opportunity to do brunch as the menu looks really good!

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rrrr
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the more lovely brunch spots in Seattle, this hidden gem sits right past the Sculpture Garden on Western Ave going towards the Space Needle and there is ample street parking in the area. The ambiance is picture perfect - all parties in the restaurant seemed to be happy and enjoying the bistro vibe and delicious food. The interior is bright and lovely, and the menu filled with delicacies. I always recommend the Goat Cheese and Artichoke benedict, as well as a biscuit to start and a cup of their delicious coffee. Anyone else who ordered different items also enjoyed their food, but hey - if it ain't broke, why fix it? All that being said, it was a lovely surprise that one of my favorite establishments accepted reservations for my party of 5 for brunch, as most of my favorite places don't accept reservations at all, and leaving a large-ish party waiting around for a table for possibly hours is never fun. Would definitely recommend this little gem to others and will definitely return next time I have friends or family in town!

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vipLily
London
128 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly service. Lovely evening to be at the Boat Street before SAM Remix at the Sculpture Park.

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viplucyb
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The poor team tonight did the best they could , but there were only two servers for the entire restaurant and two cooks. We wait two hours for our entree. Seriously. The team tried, and I couldn't fuss at them...but shame on the management team.

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vipTraceyH
San Francisco
156 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our server seemed overwhelmed. Most of the service staff stuck close to the service area. One of the people in our party asked our waitress and then went up to the counter to get service. All nodded and said someone would be right over. Never happened. Seems like the catering staff was more interested in each other than the customers.

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AliceF
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience1

What a disappointing meal! Had the prix fixe. My appetizer was 6 olives, a pat of butter (?!) and a hunk of very tough bread standing in olive oil. Not an auspicious beginning. My companion ordered the other starter and she couldn't chew her slivers of toasted bread either.
Entree of pork shoulder with polenta was tender and tasty but very rich. I am rarely ever bothered but this dish made me full after about four bites.
My companion ordered the bread pudding and declared it divine.
Hugely overpriced, only three tables occupied while we were there... for good reason.
So many better meals are offered in Seattle, skip this place!

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Boat Street Kitchen & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.