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Tilikum Place Cafe, Seattle, WA

Tilikum Place Cafe

4.9
4.9
2248 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 brunch & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, French American, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Thu, Fri 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 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

What 2,248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Overall

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Food

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Value

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Northwest

  • Seattle

    Best Overall

  • Seattle

    Best Food

  • Seattle

    Best Service

  • Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle

    Best Value

2,248 Reviews
  1. CharlesM

    West Virginia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always pleased to be there. The staff, space, menu and preparation are wonderful.

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  2. Carol

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice selection of items to share as starters/salads at dinner. Very friendly staff. Excellent food and nice dining atmosphere.

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  3. watu

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried baked oysters and halibut crudo as suggested by staff members. Indeed those dishes are just delicious.

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  4. cmb27

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was delicious. We tried the savory tart and the savory mushroom and chicken crepe along with the sweet mango Dutch baby. Yum. Yum. Yum! Service was wonderful. Would definitely go back to try other things on the menu.

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  5. JRJR

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sarah was attentive and made great recommendations! Every single item was absolutely chefs kiss delicious

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the food wasn’t the style I’m drawn to.. The drinks and ambience were wonderful. The service was top notch and some of the best I’ve had. The servers treat you like they are serving you breakfast in their home. What a treat. I will be back to try other items.

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  7. RosemaryL

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite brunch place. I need to try another meal here sometime but brunch is so delicious and the service is superior. I don't eat meat but there are still interesting choices on the menu. I would go here every weekend if it wasn't so difficult to get a reservation in advance.

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  8. Stacev

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food, quality and ambience. I always enjoy my experience!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best meals, best service and love to come and see what Chef Ba is doing that’s new!

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  10. GwendolynR

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, seasonal menu. Gorgeous presentation, inventive dishes. We’ll be back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent with exceptional service and a warm, welcoming ambience

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  12. MrsO

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our visits to Tilikum Cafe. Great staff, great food, cute little restaurant in a walkable location.

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  13. MichaelYyyyy

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm intimate room. Service was excellent able to accommodate my high maintenance boomer mom. Suggest ordering several different apps and entrees and sharing(my rack of lamb was unavailable😂). Profiteroles are a must have ending.

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  14. downtownfoodlover

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal! Great service and food. It’s so reliable! Good value for such high quality. We will be back many more times. We loved everything but the halibut was my favorite

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  15. MelanieA

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Amazing food, amazing service. A Seattle staple!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing and worth the wait. Staff was beyond friendly

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  17. MrsO

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Look forward to brunch every time we are in town and can get a reservation!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. But the portions were small and the food quality was average in my opinion.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. Cozy, excellent food, and excellent service! Kudos

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  20. Mari

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Best brunch if you can snag a table.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited with friends, including a baby. The staff were very patient, kind, and friendly with us! The food was absolutely amazing, from the breakfast toast to the Dutch baby (savory was good but sweet was excellent). They made the extra effort to bring something quick for the baby, since the rest of the food would take longer. Loved it.

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  22. GratefulDiner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, thoughtful service and wonderful people. Highly recommended

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place, the food is always delicious!

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  24. luv2eatout

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were headed to the Seattle Opera. The cafe is a perfect place for a leisurely dinner before, with easy access to opera house. The service was grand, food wonderful. An added benefit was an excellent gin Martini.

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  25. Firenze

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food, loved our server. French onion soup and Bloody Marys, sweet Dutch Baby were all highlights.

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  26. MothyD

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome little neighborhood restaurant with consistently great food and service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I come here often and this place is always exceptional. The staff and food are top notch! Highly recommend.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of Seattle’s best restaurants and best kept secrets. Great menu, intimate space, and great long-term staff.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so great! The Dutch babies are amazing! The service was excellent. We’ll definitely come back.

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  30. SusanB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for dinner and conversation! Never a bad meal.

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  31. BrookeF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleased with everything. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. A great first experience --- will absolutely be back.

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  32. RobertN

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply put this is the best restaurant in the neighborhood

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  33. LuanneS

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food was outstanding, as well as the service.

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  34. ConradSeattle

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this restaurant. It’s like dining in Europe. Just a few tables and the food is delicious.

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  35. Mari

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful brunch. Loved the dutch baby classic lemon/maple and baked eggs. Exceptional and warm service from Mima and everyone else whose names I failed to note. Will try dinner next time.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and delicious food! This restaurant lived up to the reputation it holds and the fantastic reviews from friends.

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  37. Nikki

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always impressed. Great food friendly super accommodating staff. It's worth the wait if you don't have a reservation.

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  38. SusanB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner before a show at climate pledge arena. Food, service and atmosphere were top notch. The crispy sage pasta and the blood orange pavlova were just a couple of highlights of the fabulous menu. We will be back here again!!

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  39. seakat

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having dinner? Try the baked oysters - amazing! And know that anything else you choose from the menu will delight, whether you're at Tilikum for brunch or dinner. You are in the best of hands with truly wonderful people who will take excellent care of you. Sit back and enjoy!

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  40. MothyD

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not too much needs to be said. Outstanding, creative menu with excellent service. The fact that they prioritize Manhattans is an extra bonus. A neighborhood favorite, we go back often.

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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 2248 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


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tilikum Place Cafe

407 Cedar Street, Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Belltown / Pike Place Market
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Thu, Fri 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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