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Tilikum Place Cafe

4.9
4.9
1990 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Inspired European and Northwest brunch, lunch and dinner. We take great pride in using the freshest & highest quality products as our menu is entirely made in house. Stop by for dinner or drinks & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, French American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 282-4830

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ba Culbert

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Cross street

    4th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,990 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Value

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Northwest

  • Seattle

    Best Overall

  • Seattle

    Best Food

  • Seattle

    Best Value

  • Seattle

    Great for Brunch

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  1. EW

    ElaineW

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always consistent and spot on. A superb eatery reminds me of simple but delicious food executed to the highest level.
  2. LB

    LindaB

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was perfect. The staff is friendly and professional and the food is fresh and delicious. It was my first visit for brunch and I was not disappointed. This small restaurant is a gem!
  3. RE

    RobertE

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine, service, cocktails and ambience!
  4. VG

    VictoriaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience! The service is so welcoming and friendly! Food was great too with unique rotation.
  5. RZ

    RoxZ

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Tilikum is a cute little place with great food for a great price.
  6. j

    jdee

    Seattle

    239 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    239 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tilikum Place continues to be one of the best brunch places in the city. Very hard to get into -- reserved for months ahead -- but worth the effort. Top notch ingredients and careful preparation of everything on the menu. Charming place and attentive, personable service by friendly people. About the only place around to get a Dutch Baby pancake (both sweet and savory versions. The soups and sides like the baked beans are really entree items in their own right.
  7. PH

    PamH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a great place! Our food (baked oysters,melon salad, pan roasted chicken, & nectarine upside down cake) all of which we split was delicious & plentiful! It’s a ‘neighborhood gem’ easily walked to from our Belltown hotel.
  8. KK

    KellyK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is incredible! This was my 4th time here and it’s great every time. When I leave I make another reservation since it’s so hard to get one I usually have to book it about 2mo out but it’s always well worth the wait.
  9. DG

    DisneyGirl

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING 🤩 can't wait to go back! Menu changes weekly 😎
  10. S

    Southendmama

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's such a gem in Seattle and is a perfect combination of space that is classic Seattle void of big box buildings and eateries that those of us who appreciate historical Seattle love; with food that is modern and inspired and such a specially crafted experience! Super great service by everyone, and can't wait to return!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with great music and service! Our new go to brunch place when visiting Seattle.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly one of my favorite seattle experiences. Eileen was amazing and everything we had for brunch was ridiculously well balanced and delicious!
  13. MF

    MarkF

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as always.
  14. KD

    KarenD

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely breakfast at Tilikum Café. It was very near to our next stop at the Chihuly Garden/Seattle Center. The food and service was fantastic. Everything was made with care and tasted like homemade, but with a fresh flair! I loved all the art.
  15. S

    Steve

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at Tilikum regularly for dinner. Always the best service especially from Christy. Pan roasted chicken is the specialty but everything consistently outstanding. Has an old Seattle atmosphere and is quiet enough for easy conversation.
  16. DD

    DeeDee65

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were exceptional. Our waitress was the best. The hostess was extremely nice. The food was fresh
  17. ML

    MichelleL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seasonal food, generous portions, and a wonderfully kind waitstaff.
  18. p

    pault

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate before opera. I already loved Tillicum but the person I came with had not. We will both be back
  19. JD

    JenniferD

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST RESTAURANT IN SEATTLE. They do everything right from the very best service to the very best food to the very best atmosphere. I highly recommend this to any and everyone it is an amazing restaurant
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was great! I would certainly recommend and try out the dutch babies. My table got the savory and sweet versions to really get the full experience.
  21. CC

    CamilleC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. The service is always outstanding. The menu never disappoints. Great place for B/L/D anytime!
  22. M

    Michael

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was attentive and playful meeting our requests with gracious ease. The food was excellent and we split some dishes just to taste everything.
  23. MS

    MaryS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful breakfast spot… great service!
  24. KS

    KatieS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious in every respect ! A warm welcome and great service too,
  25. M

    Mmggood

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Other than being a bit Rushed out the door amazing.
  26. LL

    LisaL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is AMAZING! everyone was so kind and the Mac & cheese eggs Benedict was LIFE
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, excellent baked oysters
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dutch baby's were perfect! Great service, very considerate host, perfect breakfast spot
  29. SA

    SketchyAtBest

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best breakfast we had on our trip. Totally understand why the reservations are months in advance. Will absolutely go again.
  30. B

    Brooklyn

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on my Grandmas 81st birthday. Restaurant was accommodating of her needs (walker) and so kind and attentive to us. The food was amazing, especially the Dutch babies and the Benedict. Excellent (strong) coffee too! Very glad we were able to get reservations, as it was a wonderful experience for everyone involved. Thank you so much!
  31. PM

    PatM

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never been disappointed here. always creative and tasty.
  32. EB

    EllenB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and we were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. We were meeting my two 20’s grandchildren and one plus one for dinner on a Friday night. This place popped up as an option and we went for it. Happy we did! We all enjoyed it! The aroma when we entered was great, and the food was as delicious as it smelled. We would definitely return with pleasure! From starters to dessert, no one was disappointed! Try it—you will like it!
  33. DD

    DDanJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mima was amazing!
  34. CL

    ChandraL

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding dining experience!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I believe it was about 80 minutes into the meal and we were still enjoying our desserts and coffee when we were told that there is another reservation for this table. None of us were aware of this during the booking or during the checking in. It was rather unfortunate way of finishing our dining at Tilikum. Food wise, two Dutch babies that we ordered were quite odd, dense and gooey substances. By no means it can be called a Dutch baby.
  36. D

    Ding

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazingly good. Baked egg was the new way of egg cooking. It surprised me but heavenly testy! My daughter said, blue berry Dutch baby pancake was better than original pancake house’s Dutch baby pancake
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff. Great food. I go every month
  38. l

    lafillerouge

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dutch babies at brunch were yummy. One of us had savory, the other sweet. They were satisfying to eat and then kept me going all day. Service was good-attentive but not intrusive.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, and our waitress was super friendly. I love this place!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic food and consistently good service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tilikum Place Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 282-4830.

Tilikum Place Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 1990 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Tilikum Place Cafe

407 Cedar Street, Seattle, WA 98126

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, French American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ba Culbert

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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