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Arleana's Main Dining Room - Arleana's, Kirkland, WA

Arleana's

4.5
4.5
199 Reviews
$50 and over
Caribbean
Arleana's delivers an upscale casual dining environment, drawing inspiration from the vibrant Caribbean and infusing it with French influences. Our meticulously crafted menu showcases a harmonious fusion of unique spices and flavors designed to delight your senses. Committed to building strong relationships with our communities, delivering exceptional service, and creating a welcoming family environment where you can indulge in a memorable dining experience.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Soul food, French
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (425) 559-5077
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Reginald Jacob Howell
  • Catering
    To book a catering, please fill out our form: https://www.arleanasrestaurant.com/booking
  • Private party facilities
    To book a private event, please fill out our form: https://www.arleanasrestaurant.com/dining
  • Neighborhood
    Kirkland
  • Cross street
    We're between 3rd and 4th St on Central Way
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Central Way & 5th St (Stop ID: 70665) - Bus #239, 245, 250, 893 // Central Way & 3rd St (Stop ID: 73813) - Bus #230, 231, 250
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Eastside

    Great for brunch

  • Eastside

    Innovative

  • Eastside

    Hot spot

199 Reviews
  1. DanW

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Hostess was great, waiter/bartender not so much. Inattentive, mixed up order, mixed a signature cocktail with the wrong ingredients (knowingly) did not say anything prior just served it and the results were less than spectacular. Food was fair and frankly seemed very processed not particularly fresh. Wish I could leave a better review, had high hopes for a new different restaurant in Kirkland.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricey, but overall a fantastic experience. Highlights for me were the Crab Toast and Lobster Dumplings! The owner came out and graciously welcomed are table. Beautiful venue and excellent food. Will be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This joint always delivers. Appreciate the ever changing menu and creativity of both food and cocktails

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  4. Julie

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the shrimp and it was crushed up shrimp mixed w other stuff and made into a roll. It was mushy and didn’t taste good. The sauce was good. Only ate half of one. Drinks were expensive. Music was so loud we had to yell. Bartender was grumpy. Service was good and the ambiance was nice.

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  5. LaKiaM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my daughter’s 18th birthday there, just yesterday. The staff was attentive and was full of great energy! The chef stopped by to extend birthday wishes, along with other patrons who sat near by. The food was amazing. The vibe was awesome. We will definitely be back with family, friends or just date nights. Sincere thank you to those staff members that took care of us yesterday!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was great! The owner is very personable. We've visited here a couple of times. We were a bit surprised by the seasonal change of menu as we thought it was a more southern-soul food style, but the new spring menu is different. While it wasn't what we were expecting, due to our previous visit, it was still tasty and the staff was great. I do prefer the other menu, but also looking forward to returning to try new offerings.

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  7. Jaki

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came for the anniversary brunch!! The brunch menu and beverages were tasty. Staff were friendly and welcoming, service was quick. Also, loved the live music by DJ Slim, brunch vibes all the way!! Will def be back for more tastings and events at Arleana’s!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Menu was not same at all compared to what was written on open table and Google . Very bad experience

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  9. Lovefood

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue. Excited to see this restaurant in Kirkland.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently dined at Arleana’s restaurant and was absolutely blown away by the experience. The food was beyond compare, each dish bursting with flavor and expertly crafted. Chef Jacob's culinary skills are truly phenomenal, evident in every bite. From appetizers to desserts, every dish was a masterpiece. The ambiance was delightful, with a cozy yet elegant atmosphere perfect for any occasion. The service was impeccable, attentive without being intrusive. Overall, Arleana’s restaurant exceeded all expectations and is a must-visit for anyone seeking an unforgettable dining experience.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef and the owner came out to personally check on how we were doing and how the food was. The food was amazing and flavorful. It was an incredible experience that made me feel like a VIP.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was good! Catfish n grits great, chix n waffles, not so much! Nice to try something else outside of the city!

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  13. Kalli

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun environment to enjoy dinner with friends!! The food was amazing, we will definitely be coming back. No other food like this offered in the area so definitely a unique spot.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Live music on a Wednesday afternoon! Great service and wonderful ambiance

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience there were a few menu items that were not available. Otherwise great food and service my second time around

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, the food was amazing. The drink menu was awesome and affordable.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe, live music, and amazing food, have my husband and I the perfect date night

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  18. Vichy

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, the gumbo was some of the best. Halibut was very good, but small portions for the amount for what it cost. Black eye pea stew was terrific. Good wine selection. Everything was very tasty but expensive.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited Arleana’s when they opened and thought the food was mediocre. Under Executive Chef Jacob Howell, the food is SUPERB! Visited for dinner on Tuesday and returned for brunch yesterday. Both meals were sooooo tasty! The salmon for the brown-stewed dinner dish was cooked perfectly; the chicken and biscuit at brunch was a treat for my taste buds! I am not a fan of pimento cheese, but I would happily have that spread on ANYTHING. The Brussels sprouts we ordered were so good, I asked for some to go and they heated up nicely in my air fryer. If you’ve visited before - give it another try - you WILL NOT be disappointed!!!!!

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  20. MitchyRell

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Arleana’s provided an excellent dining experience. Great quality food, soft live music ambience, service was great and the owner even stopped by our table for a chat and a photo op. Overall… an Excellent Dining Experience .

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  21. Jayb

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant and was not busy however it took a long time for someone to come to our table. When we got our food half of it was cold. The make a good presentation though.

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  22. CK206

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an absolutely amazing food experience. Everyone who came to my table gave exceptional service. Being an African-American woman, it felt good being in a space where my ppl were the majority and not the minority. The food was top notch. The price and portion size was spot on. Already making plans to go back woth more of my friends and family.

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  23. Wrenramon

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch. Ordered way too much because we wanted to try it all. The chicken and biscuit was so scrumptious. Hush puppies and butter were great as well. Looking forward to coming back and trying more next time!

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  24. ShantelC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This establishment was by far amazing !!!! Beautiful atmosphere along with great staff !! I would give them a 20/10 by how well they did !! Food is amazing and drinks !! Defiantly a must go restaurant !!!

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  25. Nobody

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved my visit. We had great food, great service, great music. I will return and will tell friends. Thank you.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Nice service. Cocktails were amazing!

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  27. CedrickB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went expecting a Caribbean meal and was met with a weekend brunch menu. The only reason this visit is not a 5-star rating is because of my own expectations. Food, service and ambience were fine and we must go again for the Caribbean dinner menu.

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  28. May2

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We happen to dine during live jazz, but it was not loud and fit the ambiance of the dinner experience. Dinner was delicious! Both drinks and food. Higley recommend

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved the food. Our server Allie was so fun and fabulous. We will be back.

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  30. Lydia

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fried chicken and fried catfish overcook. The chicken tastes bitter as the batter cooked burned. They mentioned there was some issue with their fryer, not sure if that’s the reason it’s over cooked. Gumbo and coconut rice are alright. Like everything here except food.

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  31. SaraT

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it seriously beautiful and delicious. The owner said hi too

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  32. PaulG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arleana's is our favorite spot on the East-side to go to for delicious pairing of craft drinks, tasteful wines & delicious Afro Caribbean food all served with the best service. Theo & his crew from the kitchen to the dining area were friendly & professional the whole time! We were there Valentines Day & Lizzie was singing Soul Classics in background like a song bird. Beautiful ambiance & dining experience, we will be back & everyone should go enjoy this wonderful establishment.

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  33. KKandKK

    Seattle

    198 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    198 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our fifth time dining at Arleana's. We were sneaking a dinner out ahead of Valentine's Day and it turned out Arleanna's had a special Mardi Gras menu. We had the Shrimp, Andoui sausage & Grits, and the Crawfish Monica. The Crawfish Monica, a pasta dish, was delicious and the Shrimp & Grits was also very flavorful, although the shrimp were slightly overcooked (maybe that's the Southern way?). Service was friendly and attentive. The cocktail list was long and creative. We had a very enjoyable evening.

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  34. KristinaK

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation and got seated immediately. It was a Sunday afternoon and the host / server was very attentive and helpful. The southern cuisine is delightful and definitely a place to have some comfort food. We ordered the seafood hash and Benedict. It was tasty and took me to the south for a meal. Great interior design and quite beautiful with all the colors. Loved it.

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  35. Jeannie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place for brunch. Food and drinks were delicious! Will gladly return for dinner or happy hour. Highly recommend!

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  36. Allison

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the food and flavor here is amazing. I can see why people rave about the food. The cocktail menu is extensive and creative also. We really enjoyed splitting the curry mussels and the fried green tomatoes. When it came to entrees the gumbo was very good and flavorful. The ambiance is really great and there was also live music too. The thing that was lacking was our server. She was inattentive overall and forgot to put in our second glass of wine, which we really wanted for our dinner. It took over 20 minutes to even notice it wasn’t there with our meal, and by then we were just about finished eating. This really ruined our experience unfortunately but it won’t prevent us from trying it again in the future. Kirkland is lucky to have a great restaurant like Arleanas!

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  37. JoshuaA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant with very authentic dishes. Everything we had was tasty was on point.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at Arleana’s in two weeks. Both times had a great experience. Food, place, vibe, atmosphere ahmazing!!! Live music on Wednesday was a plus.Theo is amazing and treats all the customers with so much love… like you are a guest at his house.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down one of our favorite restaurants in Kirkland , loved the flavors and unique meals. We loved the gumbo, goat curry and kebabs! Highly recommend if you love Caribbean food then must visit Arleana’s.

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  40. AaronS

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Blackened salmon dinner needed salt throughout(which wasn’t on the table), gumbo was very good but quite expensive for what you get. The dining area was nice and clean but there was a birthday group that insisted on using foul language at a high volume through my entire visit. I think I’ll just make my own gumbo next time. Good effort Arleanas!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Arleana's using the Order Online button. Arleana's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 559-5077.

Arleana's is rated 4.5 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Arleana's

312 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033-6206

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We're between 3rd and 4th St on Central Way
  • Neighborhood
    Kirkland
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Soul food, French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Central Way & 5th St (Stop ID: 70665) - Bus #239, 245, 250, 893 // Central Way & 3rd St (Stop ID: 73813) - Bus #230, 231, 250
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Reginald Jacob Howell
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (425) 559-5077
  • Catering
    To book a catering, please fill out our form: https://www.arleanasrestaurant.com/booking
  • Private party facilities
    To book a private event, please fill out our form: https://www.arleanasrestaurant.com/dining
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