Collections Cafe

4.6
1103 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Located at Chihuly Garden and Glass in the heart of Seattle Center, Collections Cafe offers artistically inspired dishes with ingredients sourced from artisans that call the great Pacific Northwest home. Colorful platings, playful flavors and a whimsical setting amid Dale Chihuly’s eclectic collections create the perfect setting for lunch, a bite before show time or weekend brunch.

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DJ
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently good! I particularly like the Chopped Salad! It is large but you will want to eat every bite as the flavor combination is scrumptious!

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RA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Olaf was fantastic! We had a wonderful meal and great service!
Thank you!!

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant. Good food. Food could be better. Service was a little slow. However, I would return!

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RB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun ambience with curious collections all around. Great seasonal and locally sourced menu options. Perfect for lunch conversations where you can actually hold a conversation without yelling!

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Lunch before Seattle Rep matinee. Excellent service and delicious food.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food and service!

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JF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the Collections Cafe. And it's so convenient to the monorail and the ballet, the Repertory Theater, etc.

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S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We thought Collections Café would be a good place to meet friends from out of town for brunch, and it turned out very well. Three of us had the special of the day, a delicious vegetable/egg gratin served over warm spinach; my husband is fond of lox and bagels, but the salmon offering did not disappoint with larger chunks of smoked salmon and a delicious sauce. (béarnaise?) The stars of the meal were Bloody Marys from the well-stocked self-serve bloody mary bar. All of ours turned out differently, and we each enjoyed ours. Excellent service.
The Café is charming, with a different collection from Dale Chihuly's childhood and beyond, under glass at every dining table, in display cabinets, and hanging from the ceiling. A very playful ambiance. We were seated in the atrium area, which is bright and airy, but has no collections. We have been inside the Glass Garden and the rest of the display area of Chihuly glass, and we expected this prime place to have at least a few glass pieces. They missed a good bet, and we were a bit disappointed. Next time we would want to be seated in the collections area, unless they add some glass to the atrium!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They brought a fabulous birthday dessert to the table.

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PK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food at a great value. Whether visiting museum this place is a must if in the area.

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l
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Quite light filled cafe to enjoy a slow afternoon lunch

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G
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Both of us had the Northwest Louie Salad. It was good but the olives were not. They were canned black olives that were tasteless. Recommend that you use great Greek or Italian olives freely available in the area.

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b
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this place. Its always a great place to take out of town guests. The food is always fresh, delicious and an amazing value. Can you believe the beignets are only $9? So yummy!!

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G
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy Collections. Loved my Mac and cheese Server could have been a bit more attentive. Refills on drinks are appreciated. I find that to be problem at many restaurants

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w
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Collections is the only restaurant on the Seattle Center Campus that offers table service. Great menu. Great staff. Always feel welcome

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C
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is small, but with plenty of variety, including good gluten-free options. The chopped salsas and Parmesan rosemary fries are tip top!

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RM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice. Good food. Only thing, wanted to celebrate a new bride and mentioned that in reservation request but they did nothing.

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1) Krystal our server was wonderful, kind apple slaw; burger 3) decor & ambience is artfully delightful. Collections of cameras, dolls, dog figures line the walls & tables & from the ceiling hang a collection of antique accordions. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The idea of this place is fun, and the various collections in each table are interesting to explore. However, that also makes this a tourist haunt for those “just looking” after their Space Needle visit. We were seated near the door, so there was a steady stream of passers-by strolling through the restaurant. In fact, the hostess would guide them through it to get to Starbucks on the other side instead of having them go out the front door. So, a quiet lunch was hard to come by. Our server seemed like he’d rather be anywhere but there and my Italian soda was 80% ice. Food was okay, but not great. And, they were out of French fries, which seemed odd.

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YH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location when visiting Space Needle or Chihuly Garden Museum. It was our 3rd and last day in Seattle and the welcoming atmosphere with its unique interior design made it something memorable in our short visit to Seattle. We had a signature burger and clam chowder but they both taste great! We were with a toddler and they also have a kid menu.

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LT
Seattle
132 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There is so much ambience here, with all of the Chihuly memorabilia encased in the shadow boxes on the table tops. Antique toys, figurines, bottle openers from around the world, and dozens of accordions hanging from the ceiling, all provide a museum-like experience.
The food here is great. We each had a terrific turkey panini sandwiches with delicious fries and a salad.
We would recommend this place to anyone who goes to the Seattle Center. It is a quiet eating option compared to the food court atmosphere at the other options closely.

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TJ
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Louie salad is excellent as is the macaroni and cheese! My teen son raved about the Caesar salad, rate compliment from him on any salad.
Overall 4 1/2 Stars, cheers.

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B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience before going to the Chihuly exhibit with out of town friends/family. I made a reservation and the table was ready when we arrived. Service was great, very friendly & knowledgeable about the menu/ingredients in specific dishes. Not nearly as noisy as many Seattle restaurants these days, so we were pleased about that. Price reasonable given the venue. Have been there several times and will always go back when at Seattle Center.

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SR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

As a vegetarian I would appreciate more vegetarian and vegan menu options. I ordered the vegetable scramble for Sunday brunch and there were hardly any vegetables in the scramble; I was expecting more vegetables than egg.

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E
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really wish you had a couple vegan breakfast/brunch items. Seattle in general hasn't caught up with vegan menu offerings. It's so easy. Just do it! Offer Beyond Meat or Field Roast sausage, tofu scramble, or just a vegetable scramble. No dairy (eggs or cheese) I think you'd be surprised at the numbers who enjoy it. And they are so easy to make great plated presentations.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stopped in here before headed to the glass gallery. Everything tasted great!

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere for the price! Very fresh seasonal food...with unique décor. We will definitely be back.

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E
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped in before going to see the Chihuly exhibit. The Collections Cafe refers to a unique number of exhibits on the walls, ceiling and tables under enclosed glass. Warmly greeted by our server and was asked if we had any questions. I ordered a cup of chowder and a blackened salmon sandwich and she offered up that I could forgo the fries that came with it and substitute the chowder for just $1 more, thought that was very kind. My sister ordered the same but wanted the fries with hers. The chowder was excellent, served nice and hot, full of clams, diced potatoes, bacon, and herb crostini that soaked it up perfectly. It was seasoned just right, not bland at all. The salmon was cooked just right and very tasty, however the roll that it’s served on does not support the salmon, lettuce, and the toppings. Strongly recommend they switch the bread to French bread like the Market Grille serves at Pike Place Market. My sister’s fries were good as well seasoned with parmesan cheese and garlic. My sister and I wanted to share a dessert and the menu they have is very limited. We decided on the beignets with two different sauces, however, when we saw a rectangular board go by that they were on we had to cancel the order. It was huge, the biegnet’s were a good size and there were several of them and it was served with lots of fresh fruit and the sauces. We thought it was a small dessert to share, it’s definitely not, and we we were too full from our lunch. My sister had coffee and it was very strong. The server was friendly and attentive throughout our lunch, refilling our water glasses as needed without us having to ask. The manager also came buy and asked how things were once we had our meal which is a nice touch. We would definitely go back, there were other interesting items on the menu, but be ready to pay, it’s not inexpensive, but worth the price.

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WT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our lunch, attentive staff. Would go back again and again.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Overpriced for simple food

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third trip to Collections and I would continue to go back. Great food and always good service. Always interesting conservation about the"collection."

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A surprisingly good restaurant attached to the Chihuly Glass Garden.

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F
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was our food great, but so was the service!

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice place to visit after seeing the Space Needle and Chuchily Gardens. We loved it.

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AC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting and very good and reasonably priced food. Definitely worth a stop when you’re visiting the Center. Highly recommend.

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JD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very delightful lunch with friends. Chief was a great server. The panini and the crabcakes were outstanding.

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MF
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to dine before or after visiting the Chihuly glass museum.

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DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the garlic tater tots. My friend commented the impossible burger was the best veggie burger she ever tasted. They made my birthday special.

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AP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was remarkable. The food was very good and the location is of course amazing. A great part of a great day.

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