Tilikum Place Cafe

4.8
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$30 and under
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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!
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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D
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Seattle and never disappoints. Food and drink are great and staff are wonderful.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a Seattle treasure. Solid food that’s inventive and interesting. Great variety. Good wine selection and excellent cocktails.

A
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and good - will definitely be back!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very delicious food. Nice bistro ambience and not overly expensive. Well located on a quiet side street yet close to all downtown attractions.

CB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was not extremely extensive, but the good was top-notch quality. Service outstanding, nice atmosphere. First time we ate there - there will likely be many future times.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating a birthday over brunch. The food was so scrumptious and we enjoyed the casual yet charming atmosphere. It’s such a pleasure to be in a space not over designed. The savory Dutch baby was a hit and the plate with roasted tomatoes, beans, bread, bacon, and eggs waste super tasty too. We can’t wait to try lunch or dinner here too!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If the first reservation is at 11:00, it might be appropriate to open your doors 10 minutes early or have your first reservation at 11:15. The bread for the daily sandwich is good but so tough it’s not really sensible to eat as a sandwich. And the chicken salad sandwich was more of an Apple salad sandwich in my opinion. The pastrami hash was delightful and beautiful! And the mushroom soup was amazing with the clove in there, loved it!

K
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service! I’ll definitely be back!

JJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot. Our server, Matthew, was outstanding. He was attentive And his descriptions of the dishes were outstanding. The food is amazing and I can’t say enough positive things. Come here it’s the best

CZ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been many times for brunch and it’s never disappoints! I always bring my out of town guests and it’s always a highlight in their trip!

p
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tilikum is always in my top five Seattle restaurants. I hadn’t been for awhile, but it was just as good as ever and the ambiance is perfect. The salads are amazing and creative, I had the brussel sprout salad with kalamata olives and a yogurt dressing...so good! If the special entree doesn’t interest you the chicken is always fantastic. Oh, and the bartenders really know what they’re doing at Tilikum!

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable. Food delicious. Small restaurant with warm, friendly vibe

KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Tilikum place for our daughter's 10th birthday. We ordered the classic Dutch baby, the sweet Dutch baby, baked eggs, coffee, juice, and a bloody Mary. Everything was exceptional and the servers were attentive and friendly. If we still lived in the area, we would be regulars. Seriously one of the best breakfast spots we've visited and we have traveled frequently. Love the baked eggs!!

NP
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great to go to a favorite place and be treated like a member of the club. We had a delicious meal sitting in our preferred spot at the bar. Both the food and the ambiance are so “French Bistro” that you really feel like you’ve been someplace else.

KJ
Puerto Vallarta
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place might literally be the perfect ‘neighborhood restaurant.’ The place you look forward to returning to and feel welcome every time you walk through the door. Love it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, with great food and fantastic service as always. Excellent menu at the moment, rabbit was particularly good

SW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chef changed the cream cod sauce to vegan for me. excellent food and accommodation

EG
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tilikum Place for our special occasions. The staff is fantastic and if you have questions about the menu, they describe things to a T.

D
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A hidden gem . Let’s keep it a secret ;-)

JG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! There were four of us and every entree was excellent. Don’t miss the Brussels sprouts!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this cozy brunch spot! Great service and exceptional brunch. Best morning meal in the last year, we’ll definitely be going back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had breakfast. Had the special eggs benedict. Great food as always. A few times I felt like waiting a bit to get people’s attention. Ambiance at the bar was low key. I had no expectations given the early time.

Anyway, overall this is a great restaurant. A bit expensive but top notch. The cooking process is exposed. You see the people cooking and pressing fruit. Looking forward to my next visit.

g
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent, service was incredible and vibe was perfect.

j
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid meal here!

JD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just really like it. We have been going there for years.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great want to come back

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the dutch baby pancakes, so soft and fluffy!!

b
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Such a wonderful way to end a busy week, to have dinner at Tilikum.

B
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Dutch Baby!!

RY
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s simply and truly my favorite place. The staff, the food, just everything. In 10 years I’ve never once had a bad meal.
The staff had birthday cards on the table for me when I arrived. WHO DOES THAT?? ♥️My heart and tummy are always so glad I came here and I will continue to refer it to everyone I know. I can’t say enough about it!

RD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local spot. Always!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife’s birthday. The restaurant made note of it and everyone was in on the celebration. I was very grateful for that.

NP
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt well cared for—start to finish. The meals were delicious, particularly the unusual preparation of the true cod served over a fennel slaw.

j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and service

The Pineapple upside down cake was too starchy

NW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately this place didn't live up to the hype! Food was bland and the dutch babies were doughy and lacked any flavor at all :(

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and great food!

LG
Seattle
92 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience again. Very consistent food and service. Chef continues to produce creative dishes that deliver delicious food.

MO
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliably good

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious appetizer (Brussels sprouts) and entrees (short ribs and chicken with sauce Robert)😋. Lovely warm bistro ambience!