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Collections Cafe

4.7
998 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
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  • Great for Lunch (14)
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  • Casual (11)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-4pm



(Exhibition ticket NOT required)





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Phone number
(206) 753-4935
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas Kollasch
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Catering
The Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition provides an extraordinary space for corporate and private entertaining. For any questions regarding catering, please contact our Sales and Catering team at events@chihulygardenandglass.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on a first come first served basis at the base of the Space Needle on 4th Avenue and Broad Street.
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Public transit
The monorail runs every 15 minutes from the Westlake Center on 5th Avenue and Pike Street to the Collections Café.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Chihuly Garden and Glass offers a spectacular place to host your special occasion. Visually stunning, the Exhibition features eight Galleries, the Garden with its beautiful landscaping and monumental sculptures and the centerpiece Glasshouse.

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What 998 People Are Saying
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4.6
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PB101 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Drinks and food really good. Waiter was exceptional, funny and attentive when needed. Only negative was unfriendly hostess who barely spoke and couldn't be bothered to crack a smile.

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Brian (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This is a beautiful place to have a leisure lunch. The food was excellent (and pretty large portion!) and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We've eaten at Collections a number of times the past few years. This is the first time the food did not measure up to past experiences.

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vipKimS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was first rate....food, service, ambiance and people watching! All amazing! The beignets were out of this world!

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viprhapsody8 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Collections Cafe is a quirky gem in the Seattle Center. Embedded with Dale Chihuly's collections obsessions, there is a lot to look at and spark conversation. The food is very good and the menu changes at a reasonable pace. It's great for a business lunch or a bite before attending one of the local cultural venues.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Our waiter was terrific. He was fast, efficient, and didn’t disturb us too much. Also it was really nice when he brought a birthday dessert to the table. Great surprise for our birthday girl!! Thank you. Only one tiny complaint, a bit noisy — lots of hard surfaces.

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foodluvr (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The hostesses were welcoming and got us in early. Our server was wonderful - very friendly, attentive and helpful. Food was good and enjoyed by all.

It would be nice to have some glasses of wine priced closer to $7-9 in the afternoon. Also very cold near the door when it opens but hard to do anything about that.

Overall all love the cafe. It's unique and fun and really appreciate being able to make a res.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent location for Seattle. Shakespeare performances... Staff is exceptional. Food is tasty and imaginative. Environment is interesting and not too noisy. The wall of windows overlooking pedestrian walkway provides great people watching. Love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Not much of an option for vegans - which was a surprise in Seattle. They had a delicious vegan soup - but then delivered with sour cream in it.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I love going to the Collections Cafe, which is part of the Chihuly Glass Museum. The Cafe displays various collections from Dale Chihuly’s childhood, all presented in creative fashion. The food is always tasty, and if you haven’t been through the museum and gardens you’re missing one of the truly special highlights of Seattle.

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vipLuv2dine (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Went to lunch here the day after Christmas; they were serving brunch. Had absolutely FABULOUS Crab Eggs Benedict! One of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Service was good; only negative was that the food took 20 minutes to be delivered.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Perfect for friends. Terrific food.
Engaging, expressive server. .. a young man So fine and also fun.
Thank you.

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MsTexasNorth (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

My husband and I made reservations to eat here because we planned to see the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. The food was delicious and the service was good. The hot buttered rum was delicious! Be sure to check out the different collections located within the tables. Be careful if you sit at a table next to the window. People walk along the adjacent sidewalk and some demonstrate rude/gross behaviors. I was so disgusted I almost could not eat my lunch. Of course, this not the fault of the restaurant so perhaps you want to choose a table away from the windows if you have a weak stomach.

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mkkski (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyed Brunch before seeing PNBs Nutcracker. We all enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back. Great food and great waiter

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Nutcracker (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We went for Saturday lunch. Restaurant wasn't crowded, but service was extremely slow.

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vipDebraH (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

I hadn't seen the recently remodeled Café until this visit and it's nice! A bit more open and breezy feeling. The wait staff was very attentive to us and well informed about the menu selections. Food arrived in a timely fashion and my client and I were able to chat with little distraction. Nice seafood louis for me and burger for my guest. The burger - well, the bun, kind of crumbled, so he ate it as a deconstructed burger, with knife and fork! This is a lovely venue on the Seattle Center campus. Thank you!

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vipKKandKK (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Brunch at Collections was a hit for the birthday girl! We all had the delicious vegetable scramble and shared a biegnets & friit platter. Service was outstanding - professional, friendly and attentive. No wonder this is a favorite spot for Girls' lunches and pre-theater meals.

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Diamondqueen (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food, constantly changing menu, the proximity to all the venues in Seattle Center cannot be beat. Expensive, but the location explains it, I think. Recently, I have been dining in the glassed in area. Previously, I was afraid it would be too cold and austere, but no! It is now my favorite part of the restaurant. It is warm, inviting, and I love all the plants and the views of people passing by.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

Very friendly service and the food was very very tasty and inspired!

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vipkwoods (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

After our visit at the Chihuly Gardens we had a delicious meal at the Collections. Each of us ordered something different and all were tasty. My husband and I shared a huge burger and the quality of the meat was wonderful. We also shared a great chopped salad. It was a bit chilly, but they were doing their best to warm things up with a heat lamp, so next time I would sit inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Very fun decor, particularly for Chihuly fans. Super-nice service. The clam chowder was amazing, and the champagne cocktail very tasty. Plus, you're not hassled out the door even after you paid. And the music was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Before or after visiting the Chihuly Glass Museum, you have to see Chihuly's eclectic personal, whimsical collections which help create the ambiance and decor of this great restaurant - Myriads of accordions hang suspended from the ceiling, his radio collection on shelfs line one wall; each table showcases "the littles" from pocket knifes all in rows, to tiny ceramic dogs, to sterling silver Mexican sombreros the size of one's palm, tin toys, transistor radios - each table displaying it's own "fascination". Although my longtime friend and I only had time for a quick bite, we tried the beet soup with blueberry salt accompanied by goat cheese stuffed pastry . . . and it was Amazing!!! There was a wedding going on in the Glass House to be catered by the Collections Cafe kitchen and all I could think was not only were their eyes going to experience a feast of splendor but their palates as well! Highly recommend!!!

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Sunshine (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

We always love coming to the Cafe for lunch by ourselves when we're downtown or with out of town relatives or friends when they visit. The new decor is a little sterile for our tastes and we prefer the original dining arrangement which was cozier and more welcoming, but understand the need to redesign to accommodate various number of groups more easily. Too bad they couldn't have accomplished both with the new design.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was great and had a good time. I don’t want to write anymore.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Love taking out-of-towners ti the Cafe. Coupled with the museum and the Space Needle it's a perfect day.

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AlwinE (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

If we are back in town, we would go again. Definitely worth trying.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

The ambiance was terrific and the little booklet about the collections was priceless. The food
was great and just enough. I had made reservations on-line for a birthday dessert for my
husband but the waitress never got the message. However, she went into warp speed and came
out with a boxed cookie. Awesome

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LisaEvonne (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was good but not outstanding or great. Portions seemed to be on the small size for some of dishes for the prices. For example, the crab cake starter featured two very small crab cakes for $16.00...and by very small I mean approximately each crab cake was 1 1/2 inches across. The service was excellent, very attentive, and helpful. The complimentary birthday ice cream and warm, large chocolate chip cookie with a birthday candle was a very nice touch for our birthday gal. We enjoyed our lunch but I'm not sure that I would go out of my way to dine here again.

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Devlin (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

A great little location that made Sunday Brunch a delight. We had a table next to the window and enjoyed some great food and people watching on a Sunday morning. The decor is a lot of fun to peruse and the food was fabulous! Our server, unfortunately I forget his name, was very nice and full of personality.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Food fabulous. Our waiter was Outstanding. Would highly recommend this eatery to family and friends.

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