Blueacre Seafood

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Centrally located in downtown Seattle, Blueacre is the quintessential American seafood restaurant drawing upon the vast array of wild seafood available from the United States coastal waters as well as carefully chosen sustainably-farmed freshwater species, oysters, clams and mussels. Blueacre Seafood features a full-service oyster bar and in addition to all things aquatic, farm-fresh meat, game, poultry, vegetables and artisanal cheeses. Brushed nickel accents, rich wood panels and warm leather booths reflect Blueacre's American seafood heritage. Classic handmade cocktails are shaken in a comfortable bar, well stocked with American spirits, craft beers on tap and an all-American wine list. Blueacre is Seattle's downtown seafood destination.
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unorganized. Never offered another drink, soup was cold, bread was cold. Main course looked like it was dropped on the plate in a big pile.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the waiters were very friendly and attentive. However despite the reservation we didn’t get seated until 35 minutes later. The person who seated us was not welcoming and it took a long time to get our main course. Other than that I would have rated it 5 stars.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience4

It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The food was incredibly delicious.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent valentines evening there, the food and service was great. I will definitely be back here!

FF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service, good food. Best seafood in Seattle—and that’s saying something.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food came out cold, server didn’t want to split the soup after she said it was possible, no utensils provided with the lobster to crack the shell, potatoes were literally just two small potatoes with nothing on them.

LH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their grapefruit themed drinks - especially the Unjust Enrichment. The food was exquisite and the service was amazing. A hot spot for the younger crowd for sure.

LS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time eating at Blueacre but we will be back. Our waitress was delightful and attentive. She gave great advice on the menu and the wines. We enjoyed every bite of our meal. We will be back!

Y
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Last nite together in Seattle! Wanted nice dinner, but our party kept changing in attendees so I had to keep changing in open table. When we finally arrived at restaurant host says so how many is it(in a really uppity tone!)? Wow! For real? This is a really nice restaurant! He shows us to the table(beautiful!) and throws the menus down on the table! Now we might not have been as dressed as he liked but no need to thumb your nose at us! Server was really nice, but by now we had enough, lost our appetites, we decided we couldn’t eat where we weren’t wanted. Do no review on food since we didn’t eat. But beautiful restaurant!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ordered Crab legs.......only got the snipped off pieces of the crab legs or the joints so to speak.......plus the claws. Best part was not provided. Really disappointing.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very nice place and good food. pricey

CC
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit and recommend friends and colleagues to Blueacre Seafood very often. The food is excellent and servers are professional, friendly, and competent. The Biscuits & Gravy were delicious on Sunday and my friend was complimentary of here Benedict, as well. We were neither rushed nor inundated by noise. Perfectly start to a Sunday afternoon.

TB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu and food selected were excellent. The service was SUPERB. We were seated in the "south" dining room on this visit. For a very busy Saturday night, this is the place to sit for conversational relaxed evening. The main room is moderately noisy when busy.

A
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. The service was prompt and the food was delicious.

R
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service with reasonable pricing. I can recommend for casual, mid-level business dinner.

M
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

For the price paid service was not up to par. Dinner arrived while we were still eating appetizers. Appetizer plates sat dirty on the table for a good portion of dinner. Dinner plates cleaned but table was not, leaving desert/coffee to be enjoyed on a post dinner, dirty table. Coffee and sweetener served with no spoon. Food was good but at this price point one could have better prepared dishes across town.

The server was friendly and happy to provide recommendations. The wine list had good options and price points were actually not bad.

This was probably my 5th or 6th time eating here. I felt like it’s slipped from my prior experiences

s
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Blueacre prior to an evening show at the Paramount. Arrived early enough to avoid any rush, and were seated promptly. Nice open layout and simple contemporary decor. Service was friendly and efficient; attentive but not hovering. Drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts very good. Will come again.

F
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding. Seafood was perfectly prepared and highly recommend the crab tater tots for appetizer. Service was good, just a bit chaotic at first with four different servers coming to engage us. Would definitely go back. Was a bit pricey - $325 for four people only the one appetizer and 3 beverages.

j
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall great food and atmosphere, service was not great and gratuity was already included which i do not agree with.

CR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had good food ,
Price is reasonable on some items and crazy on some others . The change to the interior makes the ambiance a little louder
Overall good place !

KH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Blueacre was a recommendation when we asked about great seafood. The service and ambiance of the restaurant were wonderful. The food was just okay. My husband ordered the cioppino and was not impressed...he said the flavor was bland. I ordered the Mahi stuffed with blue crab. My Mahi was VERY undercooked; however the blue crab was wonderful. We ordered the tator tot casserole as an appetizer, which was excellent and our 1 year old loved the kids Mac n Cheese

DW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was uniformly outstanding. The oysters and fish and crab were particularly memorable. The service was friendly and efficient. This was our engagement anniversary dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The deserts were unique and well-crafted, and the cocktails and wine delightful. It was all-around a terrific experience.

TT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Jennifer, was very attentive. We had a quiet, spacious booth and it was a very nice evening. The oysters were fresh and well-presented, despite a minor snafu on the order and identity of them. I hate the automatic 20% service charge. Despite the charge, we'll likely be back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good meal, Strong drinks, excellent friendly service. We have been back several times

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I made reservations for dinner for my fiancé the same evening for 8:30 pm. When we arrived, the host/hostess were not at the front entry (which was not surprising because it was NYE and a busy evening). After a few minutes, a waitress who was getting ready to sit a couple asked me if I was waiting for a table. I told her that earlier in the evening, I made reservations via open table. She explained because my reservations were made recently, the restaurant was not checking the reservations queue. (This was odd to me because it’s one of the business nights of the year). As she was telling me this, the host or manager walked by and checked (what looked like) a seating list. I then asked her if we could sit at the bar as she grabbed menus and proceeded to walk a couple to their seat. She said it was fine to do so if we found space. After she left and as I was about to check the bar, that host or (possibly) manager (I’m guessing—since he was dressed in business casual attire and not in black uniform as the waitress and other waiters walking around) nearly bumped into me as he grabbed menus to sit another couple who were waiting to be seated. When he came back after sitting the couple, he didn’t acknowledge me or asked if I was being helped. He just checked the waiting list again and looked around and told a couple near me that their table would be ready in a few minutes and thanked them for waiting. After he greeted that couple, he just continued to check the list and walk around the restaurant. So I felt frustrated that I wasn’t greeted since he seemed to be the host or manager of the restaurant seating patrons. After the third time he came back to the front and didn’t acknowledge me, I decided to leave the restaurant.
I completely understand that it was busy, but I was only one of less than a handful of guests waiting at the front desk. I felt like he could have been more attentive to me after the concerns I addressed with the waitress. His lack of service was rude.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Even with a reservation, we were sat at the worst table in the restaurant. After pressing to move, the placed us at a table in the bar area where there was one server in a full room. She didn’t seem super knowledgeable about the menus and appeared stressed out. She checked up on us every 5 minutes which was a bit of overkill, almost annoying. The food was fine, not amazing. Overpriced. Experience wasn’t horrible but probably will not be going back. I’d hope they were just understaffed and underprepared for the NYE dinner rush and this isn’t always the ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we’ve been to Blueacre Seafood on New Years Eve. What an amazing place to welcome a new decade! Thank-you Chef Kevin. Our meal was spectacular...and we will be back! Blessings in 2020!

MC
Seattle
73 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafoods as always. Best raw oyster species. Great service from Coleen (or Kaleine?)

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very very good. The waiter only ok. Nice atmosphere.

KK
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This restaurant automatically charges a 20% service charge. For a dinner for 2 people we paid 225USD. The overall value was not there. Service was very bad and the food was mediocre. There are plenty of other better seafood options in Seattle. I went here because of the good reviews but was really disappointed.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was excellent except the service. Likely a consequence of the automatic 20% service charge which disincentivizes over-and-above service.

SM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and service

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve supper

J
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Christmas Eve diner with our family.

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salmon was splendid! Crab cakes not so much. Black cod good but not great.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Food was wonderful. Everything was perfect! Great wine, nice cocktails! Def will go again!

BD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Went for lunch on Christmas eve. Was not very crowded. Love the chocolate pecan pie! Tried the peppermint cheesecake and it was also very good.

MG
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good but not particularly special. It was expensive so the bar was set high. I would have no pressing reason to rush back there though I would be perfectly happy returning.

DA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was friendly and helpful. Gave me a great recommendation on a fish I hadn’t tried before. Now Alaska Black Cod is on my favorite list.

MK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Potato side dish was so yummy. Shrimp scampi delish. Was a bit hard to hear at times because everyone around us was enjoying themselves.