Water's Table

3.8
180 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Pan-Asian
Inspired by the rich farming and seafood legacy of the Pacific Northwest, Water’s Table offers guests Asian-inspired fare and stunning Lake Washington views. Our menu features a mix of Asian classics and traditional Western dishes. 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, sushi, dumplings, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pan-Asian, American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday -
Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Bar: Open until Midnight
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Phone number
(425) 207-2240
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking for up to 2 hours.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 180 People Are Saying
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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Lunch disappointing. Sunny day view fabulous. Might try a dinner sometime for out of town visitors - for the location and view.

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w
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regulars at Waters Table because of the convenience (we live next door). We usually stop by for a quick bite off the bar menu and sit at the bar, but the prices of things on the dinner menu have gotten out of control. Hey folks. You may be a hotel servicing lots of business travelers on expense accounts, but the meal prices are getting too steep for regular people paying their own way. Salmon and halibut being the same price ($40) is interesting. Most other places there's a difference, with salmon being a little less. We'd be joining you a whole lot more frequently if you could get the prices more realistic. This is Renton, not New York City! Wish you'd bring back the Bristol resident program - it helped a little for your neighbors. We like to meet couples for dinner at Waters Table, but lately we've noticed a little wincing at the price tag, and that was the case this time. Kind of embarrassing. And while we're at it - to quote my husband - "your drink prices are ridiculous for locals - more than anywhere else in the area, for the same thing."

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful facility and location with good food.

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BD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting was spectacular, the ramen amazing, and the service incredible. Loved every minute!

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B
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space and such delicious food! I can't wait to go again.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was very substandard. vegetables-blackish no green bean casserole good but awful to look at. Vegetable medally(sp) was to unapppealing to take. Dessert Table was lovely.

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c
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great view but service needs improvement for high end Hyatt restaurant.

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Lake Washington and peak a boo Boeing assembly line view from the restuarant. Personable attentive service with a nice bit of humor as well. The kitchen was flexible enough to make our group a weekday dish on a Sunday after we had heard rave reviews of it. We were all very pleased with our breakfast and time spent at Waters Table. Parking is troublesome but it is worth the effort to visit this newer Renton gem.

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f
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere is nice, with windows looking out onto lake Washington. I enjoyed my halibut, it was well prepared. I thought the $30 corkage fee was too high, and there was a menu that had very limited vegetarian option. Would probably go again, even if just for a cocktail. It was good and the bar area is pretty.

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JR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, modern, comfortable, classy environment on the edge of Lake Washington. Good food and very friendly service

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CE
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Love the location! Great view of Lake Washington. But food was eh. Expected more due to the view and the costs for brunch buffet. Definitely returning for drinks with a view!

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KP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

In a nutshell, this restaurant was a disappointment. The food was below average in quality and taste, and it was overpriced, including $4.50 for a smallish cup of Starbucks coffee. The decor is nothing special, although the view is exceptional. Overall, the hotel in which the restaurant is located has the feel of being unfinished.
The waitstaff seemed nice but looked too casual, in their jeans, for a fancy hotel restaurant. Also we were at our table for half an hour before anyone came with water or to take our orders (and overall, the place was not busy). I don’t plan on going back.

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AS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not a lot of menu for breakfast buffet but each of dishes are high quality. No salad bar disappointed me a bit but free desert offer surprised me a lot. Outstanding lake view and friendly staff.

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G
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is a nice view-of-the-lake spot. Had high hopes since it was recommended to me. Cocktails were good. Service was very good, and nice menu, but food was only average. Wine list is limited to mostly NW, of which I am not a fan. A few French and Italian would be nice to see. Think there's work to do...;-) Perhaps was an off night. Am willing to give it one more try.

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RC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Water Table needs to better train their waiting staff. I went with two friends for Restaurant Week and they told me that they discontinues it. I had them double check with management and they found they were incorrect and gave us the Restaurant Week menu. There was also a miscommunication on a coffee order that was clearly their issue and it was a simple question that there should not have been a misunderstanding on. The food was good but the portion sizes were smaller then the should have been. They were clearing trying to maintain their profit margin even through Restaurant Week is design to give the customer a good value meal while giving the restaurant some business they would not normally have (Sunday - Thursday) and expose their restaurant to a wider population for possible increase business through the year. With that said was food good, the ambiance was very nice I might give them another change to see if the staff problems was an anomaly and I will try their brunch because the food selection and price looks good.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Wife’s birthday

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LT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

My dining companion said "Unremarkable." First, no Bread. Bread! Later found out it cost. Had a Chinese "Hot" Deviled egg. Not hot, not good. Went for Seattle Rest. Wk. $33 for appetizer, meal and dessert. The appet was a Dungeness Crab Cake - the size of a quarter! I've never seen anything so small! If there were not lots of veggies, it would be one or 2 bites. (Full price $18, but they told me was larger). The main meal was Grilled Campbell River Salmon w/Brown Butter | Crispy Sage | Chukar Cherries | Pecans | Polenta. (Full price $40) The Polenta was creamy and tasted of butter. No texture. Nothing, really. The Salmon was tasteless. No spices, no taste, no nothing. The main meal was Bland! The dessert was the only good thing! Prada Chocolate Mousse Cake. Sweet and rich. Comparing prices on the regular menu, very expensive place. Personally, the only really good thing is the view. Amazing views of Lake Washington with downtown Seattle in the distance. I can say, 'Been there, done it.' No need to return.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is awesome.. I'll definitely visit again..

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good, mostly due to great locally sourced ingredients. Saying the service was OK might be an overstatement. View of the water was great, but would have been better if they would have turned down the lights inside a bit. Good for a hotel restaurant, but the atmosphere and service didn't really match the prices

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AD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

When we arrived no one was available at the host stand. We decided to sit at the bar while we waited for a host to arrive and no one greeted us there either. We sat at the bar for 6-8 min without anyone acknowledging us. The host finally came back and sat us in a small corner seat. We were sat first yet the server proceeded to greet and bring drinks to two other tables before greeting us. Drinks took a long time to arrive. The food was just okay. The potatoes that came with the steak were under cooked. We notified our server and she was very responsive but it was just unfortunate that we could not eat half of the entree. Based on our experience and the high prices of a subpar experience, we will most likely not return for dinner.

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D
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Very disappointed in the experience. Dressed up for our anniversary only to be served by employees in jeans. Food was expensive but good tasting not exceptional. Valet spent some time in our car lights changed passenger seat laying back and moved. Overall dismal and won't try again. Oh and 6 kids screaming and not in their seats.

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KK
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I keep trying the Water’s Table because I love the location and the view. Nice atmosphere, etc. Bing the menu is seriously lacking! There are no vegetarian options besides a salad and ONLY chicken thighs as a white meat/protein option. As the waitress told us “ there’s not a chicken breast to be had in the entire building”. Food is average at best.

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NH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This is seriously all about the view. I'd recommend going to the bar for bar bites and a drink. The cocktails were great! It was quite expensive for less than great food.

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YZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The view was great, food is tasty and service was good. Will certainly come back

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RU
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First dinner here and eat on outdoor patio. Nice view and had heaters and blankets so as evening cool air came we did not mind. My wife and i had cocktails and realy enjoyed them. Our dinner was really wel done. Creative and tasty. Price is on higher side but worth the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to have our business meeting lunch because we wanted to try out a place with a great view and that served good salmon for our business colleague who was visiting from out of town. My partner and I ordered the burger, which was delicious. They also have a great selection of different types of beer and the service was great. Everything is very reasonably priced for a place that has a great atmosphere for pretty much all occasions.

I will definitely go back and try out other items.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food & ambiance but seriously understaffed. If there is a special event, prepared to be screwed.

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OT
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

My ramen was pretty salty and I love salt. The service was horrible. I was on the patio but no one showed up to serve me so I went to the bar inside to order my food. We waited for 30 minutes for our food for another order we placed. Our drinks took a while. We had 2 servers because we flagged down one and she said she wasn't ours and she was wondering why ours kept ignoring us. And they don't have happy hour. Wtf?

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M
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to have another dining option on the lake! Service was excellent, didn’t feel rushed at all. Hope the menu options change with the season.

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y
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Amazing view but that is all that is good here. It is is disappointing that on several occasions now we have been let down. Service is terrible. It takes 30 mins to get a drink. They do not refill water or check on you. The food is marginal at best. The area needs more restaurants and I lovethe patio but won’t be back.

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K
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Great view and good food marred by poor service. I keep thinking they will get the service squared away to match the quality of the food and the dining space, but it has not happened. Decent place to grab a drink if you are not in a hurry and want to enjoy the spectacular lake view as the sun sets, but I recommend heading elsewhere for dinner.

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e
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Sunday breakfast was well done. Brunch, breakfast and lunch were all available at 10:00 o'clock.
The food was well prepared, the views are outstanding and the service was adequate.

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BC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I have been in the food industry for 38 years. We really wanted this restaurant to be one of our local go to locations. This was the 2nd chance since the 1st time was horrible too. Service had an additude and was unacceptably SLOW , food was bland the bread and seafood even tasted old. It was priced as expected. However since the quality was so poor it felt overpriced. It is a gem of a location. If only they can teach the staff service and get a chef that cares😢 very disappointing. Peyrassol near by will keep our business!!! So sorry.

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DJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday brunch. Amazing views! Very nice waitstaff. Food was ok to meh. We had a great time though! I would go again for the atmosphere!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Sat is next to a table full of toddlers and babies when there were plenty of other options. Ignored for the first 15 minutes. Dumplings were dried out as if they were sitting under the hot lamps or old production. Waste of a beautiful location and building. Need to up their game.

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W
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was very slow

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KW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The ambiance and view are great! The food was good, although my husband found a hair in his salad, and pointed it out to the server, who said she'd "let them know." When we received the bill, we were surprised to see that we were charged for his salad the he didn't even eat half of, because of finding a hair. We felt it should have been removed from the bill. Also, the menu showed "sommelier's selection" wines, as featured wines. We selected one with a pricing of "9/28". There was no explanation that those prices were for a "taste glass" or a "regular glass." We assumed, not unreasonably, that it was glass and bottle pricing, so we ordered a bottle. The server never let on that the bottle price was $105!!!!! When we got the bill, we were absolutely shocked, to say the least. Fortunately, we could afford to pay the bill, but we would have never ordered the bottle if it was clear that it was $105. I will admit that in the wine list, the bottle is priced at $105, but we didn't even look at the wine list after seeing the sommelier's selection wines listed on the food menu, so there was no way for us to have known that prior to ordering the bottle. Either they should put all three prices on the menu, explaining what you are buying, or they should be sure that the servers explain it. It was really misleading, in my opinion.

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BR
Hawaii
68 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Water's Edge was reunion with long time girlfriends. We were last together almost 25 years ago! Dondre was our server, and his skill, and his friendly, professional attitude was outstanding. He answered all of our questions without hesitation and made a recommendation for noshes while we chatted over wine. I ordered the fresh halibut, and it was probably the best I have ever tasted! It was cooked perfectly, with an amazing mango salsa that just made the dish! We never felt rushed, the entire service staff so very attentive and friendly! Wonderful dining experience!

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AH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and My best friend celebrated my 81st Birthday at Water's Table. The wait staff was very kind and made us feel right at home. The view is stunning and we were given a window table (by request) to enjoy it to it's fullest. We had Prawns for a light dinner and enjoyed our meal very much. I will return soon to treat my adult daughter. Arlene Haight

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible. Our reservation was not ready when we got there and had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. Once seated we waited an additional 15 minutes to be served. The food and drinks were high priced but were lacking in execution. The only positive was the view of the water.

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