Water's Table

3.8
198 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.
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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
48 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 12, 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 6, 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 6, 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 2, 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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CG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
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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MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience, wonderful food, great menu, relaxed ambiance. Very glad we came. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Rob was friendly, polite, offered great suggestions & conversational. He brought us drinks, then appetizers & didn’t fire our entrees until we were ready.

We ordered the 18 oz rib eye; the star of the show. Not too seasoned so you could taste the charcoal flavored meat, with a demi glacé to dip in if you wanted a little more flavor. Of course I’d rather keep this place a secret, but would be hard-pressed to do so with a steak so delicious. Also ordered: pork dumplings, skull island prawns, seared & stuffed chicken and blue wedge salad.

Every item was amazing & we shared these family style in order for all of us to be able to sample. You could really taste the flavor of each main dish because they didn’t over-season to allow for the main ingredients flavor to come through.

The dining room is spectacular & simplistically decorated. We’re coming back for brunch soon to be able to take in the view during daylight.

Perfection; great job!

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AH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The view is outstanding but the winter menu is not very exciting. This is my second time dinning there and the summer menu was much more to my liking. The cocktails are very weak and you cannot by wine or Prosecco by the glass. Water's Table is close to my house and I will try it again, though overall my experience was a little disappointing.

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AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

If you're hoping to read a jubilant review, you should move on...

The restaurant was nice and quiet, not busy for 7pm on a Friday night. The wait staff was okay, but nothing more - not helpful with recommendations or suggestions, no knowledge of the wine selection, and did not tell us of a substitution (after we ordered) on the dessert menu.

We ordered the 18oz ribeye, the lemon crusted halibut, two glasses of wine, the creme brulee and the apple crisp. The ribeye was done as ordered but very fatty throughout most of the steak. The steak covered 3/4 of the plate and was thrown on top of the garlic mashed potatoes. Blood oozing from the steak colored the potatoes a disgusting gray - not appetizing.

The halibut was over cooked to the point of being very dry and tasteless. The accompanying squash puree tasted as it if was heated from a can. The brussel sprouts were roasted and buttery, a pleasant surprise.

Our desserts were creme brulee and apple crisp with caramel ice cream. The bowl of creme brulee was quiet large, satisfying, and nicely crusted. The caramel ice cream, which I was looking forward to, was replaced with plain vanilla ice cream. The waitperson made no mention of this to me. I asked to see the menu again, thinking I misread the item. As she handed me the dessert menu she explained the substitution. That was disappointing. The crisp was basically an apple, cinnamon, brown sugar flash fry - which I'm fond of. But there was the distinct taste of butane in the crisp which was distracting and unappealing. After eating a few bites, I found pockets of uncooked flour caked between the apple slices. I was done.

Sorry to say Water's Edge will not get a return visit from this house and I will not recommend it to my friends. I hope their food presentation, preparation, and waitstaff improve before it's too late to recover.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The venue is beautiful, located on the south side of Lake Washington. We loved looking at the lights on the water. The restaurant is clean, classic style, and very calm. However, the food is extremely overpriced for the quality. While we enjoyed our drinks (beer and a cocktail), we feel the the food lacked flavored and taste. The portions were small and we left not fully satisfied. While we enjoyed the ambiance, we would not recommend this restaurant to our friends and family.

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

They need to train their staff and upgrade their food to justify the price point. We had to ask for pepper for our salads , the food came without the menu described items. The sever never checked on us.

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b
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice. The wait staff was good and the view was wonderful. A little pricey for lunch but the feel is very upscale and the food reflects that as well.

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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
26 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
32 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
6 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
34 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
15 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
2 reviews
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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