Collections Cafe

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We have suspended operations until further notice as part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 or a bite before show time.

Offering a distinctive space for 15-100 guests, Collections is ideal for happy hours, team celebrations or that special holiday party. Exhibition tickets may be added to your event at a reduced price. Contact our Sales and Events team for private events at Collections: events@chihulygardenandglass.com.
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SamanthaH
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. A great pit stop for a fun day of sight seeing. A titch chilly inside. Overall a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, service and beignets!

KH
vipKenH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brought relatives to eat before we went up space needle. Food was good but the ran out of what two in the party wanted - bummer. Will be back!

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vipGrandmere
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were a bit disappointed this time. The food was not up to the quality I remember. My crab roll was cold in the middle, and the girls' order was just okay (they had fish & chips). Would have preferred the usual fries instead of tater tots. Service was good, friendly.

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Rachellelise
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The server was spot on with recommendations and service. He definitely knows what it is to provide a nice dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole staff signed a birthday card for me. So nice!

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vipBonni
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tony, was very attentive- just the right amount! He even offered me a taste of the soup su jour (without me asking). My harvest salad was delicious. I look forward to dining there again soon.

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Jgreg
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Holiday drink specials were good too.

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vipMariaO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for lunch before a matinee. It is light filled and has interesting objects (hence the name Collections) to look at. My daughter loved the vegan bruschetta and I enjoyed the crab cakes which came with some hazelnuts to add texture.

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NancyN
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Chrystal was great. We had the crab and shrimp sandwich which was delicious.

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MRad
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Recommend to folks who still eat bacon or pork, which was in a majority of the menu items, even soup and salads! I'm not vegetarian but prefer no bacon. Server were excellent and helpful.

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vipnancyr
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I always hope Collections Cafe will be better than it turns out to be. It is so convenient to events at Seattle Center, and the ambiance is whimsical and the space with all the windows is bright and cheerful. But the food always underwhelms me, and it isn't cheap. I had the mac and cheese, which, for the first few tastes is very good, with the lime crema and crisp bread crumbs. But once you're through that it is largely bland. My friend's Cobb salad wasn't great -- she said the squash was tasteless and nothing special about a salad that sounded very good. My other friend did like her soup. Again, I wish I could recommend this place, but I think I won't be eager to be back.

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Richard
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food and service and convenient to culture centers.

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LynneR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good and so was the service! The seating could have been more comfortable.
The wine was excellent.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific little cafe with delicious food. We enjoyed being surrounded by Chihuly's eclectic collections.

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JessieM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun decor and the food was outstanding! I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the menu choices as our table had four of them and they were each fantastic! Glad we made Collections Cafe our location for lunch during our visit.

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lainer
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very disappointed that the fairly new manager has removed the brunch menus. It was delicious ! Eggs, waffles, dungenous eggs Benedict, hot buttered rum...etc.
Please bring it all back.....

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Binbin
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Quiet & bright space, pleasant, calm atmosphere, food was good. Felt like an ikea-designed museum cafe - with cute collections in each table under glass.

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vipYummy45
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious soup of the day and dungeness crabcakes

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RebeccaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Something amazing is going on with this little cafe. Despite a hiccup or two associated with an event in the Museum, which caused the cafe to close early and be a little kinetic around service, we were treated to a big serving of smiles, understanding and several people going the extra mile to ensure we had a good meal, made the time for the last entry to the museum and enjoyed our visit start to finish. GO. Enjoy the cafe. GO. Enjoy the gardens. GO. Enjoy the museum. It is a Seattle treasure and these are people who want our business and inspired attendance.

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JoyceR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was nice. I love not having to ask for anything and had to request a few items.

Portions were great and food was excellent!

So fun seeing the variety of collections and their uniqueness.

It would be great if there was a way to access the museum and garden from the restaurant. Having to leave and walk to the opposite side to get tickets and entry was inconvenient.

Thank you!

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Barb
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this café. The server was entertaining and very helpful. The clam chowder was one of the best I have had and served just right. Even though we were there late in the day, we were not rushed to finish our meal. Didn't realize we were the last customers until we were on our way out. Very helpful people employed at this Café.

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WayneB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire family loved our experience (including my 6-year old!) The casual atmosphere but attention to the finest detail is outstanding.

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LeahS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always excellent and the staff is amazing. I lost my phone on Saturday and they let me use their iPad to track it and their phone to call my husband. Thankfully, it was returned. The cafe staff was so incredibly compassionate and helpful! Thank you!

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vipSAMI
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was perfect! Would highly recommend this restaurant near Seattle Center and the Chihuly Museum and Gardens.

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vipJude
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have eaten at the Collections many times ever since it opened. Unfortunately, the menu offered fewer choices and the food was very disappointing. My friends agreed.

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viperin
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always fun to eat here,
great food and fun tables, nice to see the collections!
If I put things clever like that I would be a collector not a hoarder!! lol

TJ
T2J1
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! A really fun place with all their collections. I had a chopped salad (great size) and my husband a delicious turkey sandwich (lots of meat). Both were so good.

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DebraH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is fun to be from Seattle and visit the Seattle Center on a busy summer day when tourists from all over the world are here to enjoy our city and its cultural offerings. I took a client to lunch at Collections Café and we were able to meet and converse over a fine meal. We both chose salads; he had a smoked salmon Caesar and I had the seafood Louis. Our server offered me great dressing offerings besides the traditional Louis dressing. I opted for herb balsamic dressing, a nice complement to the greens and seafood. Sometimes, it is great to be a tourist in your own hometown, especially at Collections Café!

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YvonneS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere in a beautiful setting! My smoked salmon sandwich was a bit dry. My husband’s turkey club was better. Convenient location!

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LindaR
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience2

Terrible service took forever to get my order. But it was delicious when I finally got it. The crab & shrimp roll.

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vipfishccy
Seattle
72 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wait staff was very patient and accommodating to the young children at our table.

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vipRobinK
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Delicious and fun

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really unique restaurant decor. Must see to really appreciate. Food was delicious. I had a cup of carrot bisque and split the fish and chips. He had the clam chowder. Service was fast but we didn't feel rushed to leave. Crystal our server was friendly and proficient.

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vipSteveR
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're going to see the museum near lunchtime, plan ahead & make a reservation, it saved us at least 30 minutes wait, I had a cup of chowder that was excellent & an shrimp & crabmeat roll that was delicious! My wife enjoyed a burger & daughter has their mac n cheese, Happy girls - happy life!

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KaraM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding! The turkey and bacon sandwich and crab and shrimp roll were excellent! Don’t miss browsing some of the other collections in table tops-such a great atmosphere and refreshing calm if the museum happens to be busy. Loved it!!

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Patrick
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, prompt service, and fun table displays.

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BarbaraF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful decor from collections displayed in unique table centerpieces. Food also presented with
Fun individual dishes to delight the eye. Very tasty, ate it all including the root beer floats. Highly
Recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews