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Waterstreet Cafe & Bar

452 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Lunch
Inviting, affordable and stylish, Waterstreet Cafe and Bar is located in the historic American Legion Building, conveniently situated across from Heritage Park and Capitol Lake in downtown Olympia.

Our food is beautifully presented, using the highest quality ingredients to create delicious, unique dishes. Our menu is generous and diverse, with something for everyone. We offer gracious service in a comfortable setting. We are one of the few restaurants between Seattle and Portland that has been awarded the prestigious Wine Spectator Award. We also offer expertly crafted, classic & seasonal cocktails and a great selection of micro brews on tap.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Seven Days a Week

Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00 p.m.;
Friday-Saturday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Bar Menu: 2:00 p.m. - Close Seven Days a Week

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Phone number
(360) 709-9090
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Taylor
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Private party facilities
Waterstreet Café offers several private dining rooms. We can create the perfect setting and catered menu for any event from a cocktail reception to a breakfast meeting, buffet and family style dinners to formal plated dinners.
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Private party contact
Britton Barner: (206) 849-1860
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We offer full-service catering. Please contact us directly for more details.
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Cross street
Legion Way
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Parking details
Free On street Parking after 5:00pm.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 452 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our first time there last night. Nice atmosphere and environment. Our waitress (Hailey I think) was very friendly and attentive !! Food was cooked perfectly and full of flavor! Will definitely be back!

2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and people, however, the thing I'll remember most is how cold it was. I wasn't the only one, about half of the diners had their coats on while eating. I would have'd like something after the meal except that I just wanted to get out of the refrigerated space. I highly recommend Water Street, but not in cold weather.

4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Kept hearing about their great wine list..not very impressed. The glass they brought me (for about $14) seriously was probably 1/3 of a glass. I ordered the burger which was cooked medium rare like I requested. My husband ordered the tenderloin which he enjoyed. The atmosphere was nice and the acoustic allowed for conversation. Overall I thought it a bit pricey for quality and quantity of food and drink.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Chef was terrific. Maria’s service was outstanding...thanks.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The appetizers were excellent (Patagonian shrimp and the Pork belly). Every now and then, we get a dish that is over-salted. But overall, we enjoy our food when dining here.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

All in all our experience was good. Waited a little too long for drinks. One of the wines was not that good. It was replaced at no charge. Food also took a little long compared to other tables that were seated after we were. Waterstreet Cafe has always been a favorite. Will go back again.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food and ambiance. Service was just ok as our waiter forgot a few requests we had and wasn't as attentive as we would have liked.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Event in the next room (on a Thursday night) made kitchen sloooooooooooow. An extremely long wait after ordering while being plied with offers of more alcohol. Very poor.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

As always, the food was amazing and the service was great. Try the stuffed peppers and the Pork Belly appetizers. Outstanding ! Great entrees and great drinks. Take your out of town friends or business associates. Sure to impress !! While the restaurant isn’t super noisy the side room is quieter.

Linds (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Waterstreet checked all of our boxes for our Friday night girls dinner. It was quiet, warm, casual and the food was delicious. We will definitely return.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

One of my favorite places anywhere. Always comfortable and friendly with wonderful food.
Love it!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place for a date. The service is always exceptional.

BerkeleyFoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Rainy Sunday after T-day and the smell of bacon had my mouth watering as soon as we walked in. Food was great and ambiance lovely

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Lovely, as always! It’s our third time having Remi as our server and she continues to help make our date nights magical. We love the ambiance and the delicious fare at this cozy place. We’ll be back.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

This restaurant has good, well prepared, food, a nice ambiance as well as very efficient and pleasant wait staff.

vipOlyDJD (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food, lovely atmosphere, but service was slow.

Linda (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a wonderful time. It was a girls night out with friends and the food and ambience was excellent. I would definitely recommend this place to other friends in the future. The music was really great too.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Birthday dinner for three of us - as always, excellent food, still pricey but I’m happy to pay the price for my taste buds to be happy.

Our server was so so, she may have judged us by our attire. I don’t care to get all gussied up for a good meal. I’m not sure she gets the “don’t judge a book by its cover” saying; I’m guessing she pegged us to be small tippers. Too bad on such a high bill - I’m good at math and understand 20% of a $250 bill is $50. Had she made the night a bit more special she could have earned $60, instead she got just slightly below standard. Problem for her is, she probably told herself “I knew they’d be low tippers”

Bootsy (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

It was a nice quite meal; arrived 30 minutes before they started serving dinner; had the whole place to ourself for about 30 minutes; they were nice enough to prepare my wife a meal from the dinner menu.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2017

We were delighted with the Waterstreet Cafe!! We were celebrating my husband's birthday with dear friends and we're completely enchanted with the ambience and exquisite food. Loved it!!