About Collections Cafe

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.

305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-4pm



(Exhibition ticket NOT required)





Cross Street:
Broad Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 753-4935

Website:
http://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/visit/collections-cafe

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

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.

Public Transit:
The monorail runs every 15 minutes from the Westlake Center on 5th Avenue and Pike Street to the Collections Café.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Kollasch

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.

Collections Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (10)
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Casual (10)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fun (5)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New Orleans)·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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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·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!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·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

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·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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 (Seattle)·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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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·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!

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·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!!!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Seattle)·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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 (Adelaide / SA)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Colletions is conveniently located on the Seattle Center grounds. I'd been wanting to try it for some time and when we planned to see a play at Cornish Playhouse, this seemed a good time to try it out.
Staff was attentive, hostess very cordial and helpful when I arrived early.

While my friend's burger looked quite good and was cooked perfectly, my chopped salad was very disappointing. For $16 dollars a large bowl of one type of lettuce, small chopped arrived. Four thin slices of avocado, finely diced preformed chicken, bacon bits and perhaps tomato. Hard to tell as everything was so small. The dressing was tasteless and unbalanced. Yikes. I was hoping for much better than this.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch. The vegetable omelette was stellar. Our waiter was very accommodating when I asked if I could sub out the potatoes for something healthier. The potatoes did look delicious but I was happier with the small salad he brought. My sister's chop salad was very big and she said it was good. The beignets were a nice way to finish the meal and were presented with a generous selection of sliced fruits and for dipping, caramel sauces and white chocolate sauce....and a piece of honey in the comb.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The service was excellent. Food choices are moderate but the flavors are excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The restaurant is being remodeled so we ate "outside", but the "outside" was closed in and heaters were hanging from the ceiling which made it cozy. The menu is creative and the food always very good. The service was amazing. I was very happy to introduce my friend to Collections Cafe, but I was sorry I couldn't show her the inside of the restaurant where all Chihuly's collections were as I'd told her a lot about them.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great Beer, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Good if you are going to be at the museum.....good food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We (two couples in our 50+) were visiting Seattle and had our lunch there after Space Needle and Chihuli Gardens. That was a complete package! Very interesting decor of cafe with accordions on the ceiling and glass pieces inside the tables was in-style with Glass museum and Garden. Easy casual atmosphere, very good food and drinks - we liked it very much. Pricey, but a nice finishing touch for that area.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 14, 2017

It's always fun to eat at Collections Cafe to view the various Chihuly collections. Service is always efficient and considerate, with a menu featuring creative local dishes and ingredients. Excellent for taking out-of-town visitors, which I did.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Convenient when at the Space Needle or Glass show and service was fast...great hamburger

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our drink order arrived after our entries. Service was disorganized and restaurant was only half full. The burger ,salad and pizza got high marks but my ribs were bland and over cooked (my guess is they cook a 4 day supply and reheat).

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Terrific menu and well prepared dishes. It was hard to decide what to order with so many great, seasonal choices. The cheese curds are a definite starter MUST! Seafood Louie was delicious as was the house made gelato. The wine list was quite nice and fairly prices. The service was spectacular... we left feeling on cloud 9. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was our third time to Collections Cafe. Each time we have not been dissapointed. This last time we were seated outside in the atrium area. The afternoon was hot but we stayed comfortable with the ceiling fans. Bumbershoot festival was going on so we could hear the music from that and it was great! We always enjoy the parmesan/garlic/rosemary french fries so be sure to order some extra to share! Our meal was served hot, meat cooked to our order and our server was very attentive during our one hour 45 minute dining experience. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a good meal in combination with an exhibit at the Pacific Science Center (we were there for the Terracotta Warriors exhibit) or a concert at Key Arena. Let them know if you have to be at an event by a certain time and they will be sure to get your service taken care of with time to spare. Give it a try. You'll love looking at all of Dale Chihuly's personal trinket collections throughout the restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual
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