Water's Table

3.7
227 reviews
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Northwest
Inspired by the rich farming and seafood legacy of the Pacific Northwest, Water’s Table offers guests locally sourced seasonal fare and stunning Lake Washington views. We take pride in our food. That’s why we work with local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen to source quality ingredients. Enjoy our farm-to-table fare including fresh seafood, steak, and specialty bar food as you gaze out over Lake Washington. If you’re looking for a more relaxed environment, belly up to the bar and enjoy a glass of the region’s finest wines, craft brews, and ciders.
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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The property is beautiful. The ambience and view are out of this world! The details such as a beautiful 360-degree bar and quality heating in the outdoor seating area made for an excellent aesthetic experience. But the primary reason we frequent restaurants is the food. We experienced issues: 1) The appetizer came after the main meal. no apology. It was not removed from the bill; 2) I agree in receiving smaller portions than we have become accustomed to. But this was ridiculous. The food was so small and accompanied by such a hefty price tag that I was left disappointed. For example, the cheesecake is 1/4 of a regular slice. At $10 this is taking advantage of people in my opinion...so we will not return. The view is good and it is a pretty restaurant, but with medium-to-low quality cuisine and poor portioning it is not worth a re-visit.

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RE
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my go to fro entertaining visiting friends and family. Gorgeous views and great place for happy hour!

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L
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great view and atmosphere! I would bring a bit more variety to menu, but the food we ordered was very tasty!

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D
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous venue and view, great service. Love the drinks, food is good.

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CR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We arrived at 6:15 PM sunset was not until 8:15 PM. The entire meal my other and I had the sun’s reflection on the lake directly shining in our eyes. We asked three times to have the shade pulled all the way down as we were literally blind. We were told our comfort was not valued but the other diners’ comfort was.

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BB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The view was great but the food and service were just okay.

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for mother’s day brunch and it was amazing! I live right next door and had not gone but after going there once I know I’ll be back soon.

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KK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere was very nice, able to sit outside with a view of the water. The menu online is not the menu which we were presented with in person. The menu online, offers quite a few nice choices. The menu in person did not. We ordered 3 Cobb salads. These were not Cobb salads, these were Wedge salads, which are on the online menu, and something we would not have ordered. Two of these incorrect salads came without dressing. Waiter was very friendly, however had to ask him twice on items that he had forgot to bring. Very slow service, and not a lot of people there. They need to figure out their lunch menu!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The view was terrific, especially as the sun sets, however, the service was so-so and on the slow side. Our server was pretty busy handling too many tables. It took considerable time as we waited for dishes to arrive; my $32 lamb pasta arrived semi-warm with 4 small pieces of meat and a half filled bowl. She forgot to include our mushroom side dish so that arrived as we neared the end of the meal. We've eaten here several times but the service and kitchen seem to be waning.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Good food with a view. Just don't get stuck with a terrible waiter. He seemed to pre occupied with his other tables to attend to the guests with the best table in the house.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Water’s Table to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant and view were well worth the price. Our waitress was delightful, efficient and accommodating. The food was delicious and visually appealing. A great evening all around!

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RE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Water’s Table is our favorite go to place. The view is amazing. This time was a little noisier due to a conference being held at the hotel, so understandable and didn’t negatively impact our experience. Wonderful food, excellent staff and amazing lake front view.

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b
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent will definitely come back and tell me all my friends

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pricey for the south end but good overall. Wine was over priced

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a great location, with great views of the lake and a modern vibe. The food was decent, though portion size for the money could have been better, at least for the main entree. Either bring the cost down so that more people can afford to enjoy this restaurant, or increase what you get for that higher price tag (larger portions, complimentary bread/butter). Service staff was very nice and helpful.

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E
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I went during what was supposed to be lunch but all they were serving was a hotel breakfast buffet that barely had anything left. Everything was very overpriced. Also Open Table said their were only 3 tables but but we were one of the only people in the restaurant.

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AR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Wish they has more steaks on the menu, but the one choice, the rib eye ($58) was delicious and well cooked. Crap cake ($18) was tiny and only average. Wedge saled with green goddess dressing ($11) was also delicious.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

This place has the most amazing ambience every. customer service was good, too. but the food was very poor quality based on the pretty high prices we paid. I would say it was worth it for view, but I would not suggest the food is as high quality as we had expected. The hotel was mutually challenging - great location and view but overpriced food with room service and the customer service wasn't great. We were particularly frustrated with the parking garage, which did not work when we tried to leave and we did not find much help in getting out of the garage. I hope they can tweak and improve things because the location is wonderful.

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Ordered a drink but never got said drink. Waitress failed to check on us throughout the night. I had to hail her down to get service. Appetizer was delivered with entrees along with someone else food, but not including our child’s dinner. We were done eating our overpriced, lukewarm dinner by the time hers came out. Would not recommend this restaurant

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SS
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

What started as a great evening (The waiter, Dondre, acknowledged our special occasion...a beautiful waterfront view at sunset, attention to allergy restrictions, etc) crashed and burned. After ordering, our meal arrived over an hour later. One hour and 45 minutes after we were seated to be exact. No checking or updates but we noticed apologies to all of the tables around us who came in after us. Utensils to eat were not provided until we asked. After the entree was finally delivered, I asked a second server for a utensil to eat. Five minutes later I asked again. 8 minutes after entree was delivered, I finally had a utensil to eat it with. I had to get up from the table after we finished eating to ask for a dessert menu or the check. I gave them the option. When they passed us twice without offering to take a dessert order, I got up and asked for the check. Lots of apologies. More time spend apologizing to upset customers than serving. Manager described it as staffing “opportunities”. The food tasted good when it finally came. It was overpriced for the portion size and it was not worth the wait for any price. It’s really too bad because the server was fantastic at the start and the evening completely fell apart. From reservation time to paying the bill, without desserts took just under 3 hours. During that time, water was refreshed once. This was a simple appetizer and entree course. No salads. No soup. No other courses. No dessert. What a massive disappointment. It must have been a horrible night or they will be out of business soon. We watched 5 parties of 2-8 in each party all complain and all have portions of all of their meals comped tonight. Walking out, we heard apologies to patrons in the bar. Sad. Very sad.

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CA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Seemed to be under staffed it was my third time there it's been good every other time but service was slow and food was not good.

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CB
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The view and the service were both amazing! The food was not all that good and quite expensive. Two of four entrees were lukewarm. We really appreciate the environmental responsibility of offering wine on tap. The Pinot we chose was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance. Delicious food. Don't let the construction discourage you. This place is a hidden gem

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere is great but the food was just okay. Very limited menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We chose this restaurant for the view, even though the reviews are a mix of good & bad. We had the salmon flatbread & honey walnut shrimp for starters. Both were delicious. The wait seemed pretty long for the starters but even longer for the entrees. My dad had the salmon eggs Benedict which he loved. I had the fish n’ chips with halibut. Fries were great, fish tasted like it had sat in the window for a good 20 minutes. It was lukewarm & kind of rubbery.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Don was outstanding! Short rib was amazing!
Great ambiance.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

With more effort this place could be a hit. Staff needs to be improved. Hostess seemed lack luster and server was very timid and awkward. Menu is a bit small, needing more seafood options. Price was okay but need to make the tables more appealing with candles and complimentary bread to start. More could be down with small touches to improve. Something as small as offering ground pepper and having a nightly special.

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FT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We started with octopus and a crab cake. The octopus was quite good. Not over cooked. The crab cake was good, lots of crab. We enjoyed the garnish around it as well. For dinner we had a ribeye steak. It was quite good. The demi-glaze was excellent. We also had cioppino which was crazy good. We will definitely come back for the food. The service though was poor. Our water glasses were not refilled when empty and no one asked us if we wanted more wine. We also waited a long time for dessert (molten chocolate cake and creme brûlée). Both desserts would have been better if delivered when ready. Also we waited quite a while for the check. All in all we’ll be back for the food. We discussed the poor service with the manager and he was nice and admitted he was a bit challenged right now. You should go too!

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N
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice environment, nice and friendly staff, but they got our order and bill wrong. Food was good but a bit pricey for the quantity. I like the beef and mac and cheese. The chocolate molten cake is delicious. It's a beautiful place inside and out. I would definitely go back, hopefully soon!

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IB
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Timing is everything. The sun is out in the rainy northwest. It’s hard to beat a lunch date with the beautiful view of Lake Washington. The service was prompt and friendly. The Yin and Yang rice bowl with pork belly was succulent and tasty. Not impressed with the halibut and chips. Too cold to stroll on the waterfront. Free parking with validation.

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EA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really appreciate the complimentary valet parking for 2 hours. All the staff were very warm and attentive. Thank you.

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LD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waitstaff is unprofessional & should work in a low class tavern. Our waiter gave us no greeting, walked away as we were giving our order, did not check back as to our satisfaction & yelled at diners from several tables away. The waiter had to be reminded that we ordered bottomless Mimosas. Food is mediocre. The chef needs to learn how to pair elements together or get a new chef. I had Eggs Benedict & it was the worse preparation that I’ve ever had. The one piece of herb bread did not work with the salmon & was not edible nor were the limp greens served on top of the bread. The restaurant was not busy & proably reflective of the low level of wait staff & food quality.

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PD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, excellent, menu, friendly and efficient service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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BH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

It’s a stunning location with great water views and nicely appointed. The chicken on the rice bowl was dry, dry, dry......In a land of terriaki chicken if you can’t cook a chicken thigh and keep it moist I’m not sure what else to say.

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RA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Venue is quite nice and comfortable for fine dining.

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DY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was hesitant to go because I was unsure what the location would be like. I was so wrong. The hotel is absolutely beautiful. The restaurant is amazing. Loved the design and the views are amazing. The staff was super friendly and the food was fantastic. Loved it.

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F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there to celebrate my parents Anniversary today and we wanted to try a new restaurant this year. We enjoyed the brunch, the staff and the ambiance.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

fish was over cooked and dry, price was expensive for the quality of food we were served

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service

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CG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

Unexpected limited menu and it’s $75 a person and breakfast was $60 a person for buffet. Seriously I could spend that money at the 5 star hotel in Downtown Seattle.

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