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Tilikum Place Cafe

4.9
4.9
1940 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!

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Booked 30 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Reservations recommended as we have 10-11 tables at this time with 90 minute table time. We can accommodate up to 6 guests when we have tables available for reservations. To go orders available. Please call 206-282-4830 For orders to go. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Dine in and To Go Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5-9

    Appetizers

    • Oysters$18.00

      Raw with mignonette, or baked with miso aioli, lemon

      • Hand Cut Pasta$16.00

        Sage butter, toasted hazelnuts, Parmesan

        • Marinated Feta$15.00

          Sun dried tomato, garlic, olives, fresh herbs, crostini

          • Bacon Wrapped Pork Pate$16.00

            Roasted red pepper, coriander, pistachio, apricot

            Salads

            • Mixed Lettuces$14.00

              Shallot, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, Parmesan

              • Caesar Salad$16.00

                Gem lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan, lemon

                • Spring Salad$15.00

                  Fava beans, shaved asparagus, arugula, pistachio, cream vinaigrette

                  • Roasted Beet Salad$16.00

                    Cucumber, snap peas, skordalia

                    • Soup

                      • French Onion Soup

                        Crouton, Gruyere, bacon

                        • Bowl$16.00
                      • Carrot Puree

                        Ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk

                        • Cup$7.00
                        • Bowl$14.00
                      • Jim's Clam Chowder

                        Potatoes, onion, celery, bacon, cream

                        • Cup$7.00
                        • Bowl$14.00

                      Entrees

                      • Parisienne Gnocchi$26.00

                        English peas, carrots, favas, pea vines, mustard cream

                        • Seared Halibut$31.00

                          English pea flan, spring vegetable saute, lemon beurre blanc

                          • Pan Roasted Chicken$28.00

                            Asparagus, roasted Yukon gold potatoes, sauce Robert

                            • Grilled NY Steak$39.00

                              Jo Jo potatoes, sauteed greens, house ketchup, frizzled onions

                              • Pork Loin Scallopini$29.00

                                Lovage aioli, shaved fennel, caper lemon vinaigrette, parmesan

                                Dessert

                                • Lemon Pudding Cake$10.00

                                  Whipped cream, rhubarb coulis

                                  • Double Chocolate Tart$10.00

                                    • Profiteroles$9.00

                                      House-made vanilla ice cream, classic caramel

                                      • Espresso Martini$14.00

                                        Shot of espresso, cream,vodka, dark creme de cacao, kahlua, house-made chocolate sauce

                                        Cocktails To go!

                                        • Paper Plane$13.00

                                          Amaro, aperol, bourbon, lemon juice

                                          • Uptown Manhattan$13.00

                                            Bourbon, Antica formula, orange bitters, brandied cherry juice, orange peel

                                            • Vesper$13.00

                                              Vodka, London dry gin, lillet blanc, lemon twist

                                              • Espresso Martini$13.00

                                                Espresso, creme de cacao, vodka, coffee liqueur, dash of cream and house made chocolate sauce

                                                Bottle List- to go

                                                Please see wine list

                                                  Last updated: May 20, 2022

                                                  What 1,940 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

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                                                  1. DU

                                                    DianeU

                                                    Seattle

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    My husband had the pork scallopini; I had the hand cut pasta. As usual, both delicious. But an additional shout out for the margarita. Perfect!

                                                  2. MC

                                                    MiguelC

                                                    Seattle

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This place is amazing i been there and never been disappointed The chef is super creative, and the servers are very friendly and very attentive Definitely will be back soon

                                                  3. JD

                                                    JenniferD

                                                    Hawaii

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was intimate it was cozy and the food was delicious highly recommend it to everyone

                                                  4. N

                                                    Nico

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Delicious and on point! Shared the NY steak and halibut dishes, everything was amazing even the pea puree that I was not expecting to be so divine. Wish their vodka well was not Gordons, since Sky or Smirnoff would make more sense for a restraunt of that quality, but when upgraded the cocktail was fabulous. Especially when a cocktail is paired with oysters to start the meal. So yummy! Sweet service and attentive but not overly bothersom but aware. Will return as soon as possible and hopefully get in for a brunch.

                                                  5. MB

                                                    MichelleB

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Had a great time for Mother’s Day brunch! Got there early, and our table was ready. Food was amazing(Dutch babies), and service was excellent.

                                                  6. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My favorite restaurant in Seattle! The food is always fabulous, and the atmosphere reminds one of an intimate neighborhood restaurant in Italy or France. Every dish I’ve had at this gem was delicious and perfectly prepared. They make ketchup from scratch!

                                                  7. MD

                                                    MartinD

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This was by far the most delicious meal we have experienced since the onset of the pandemic.

                                                  8. AM

                                                    AnitaM

                                                    Seattle

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The coffee was perfect, but the dishes were more perfect. We had an outstanding brunch.

                                                  9. E

                                                    Eddie

                                                    Seattle

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                    The food is great, it is a place where I would definitely want to revisit. They are severely short of people and we had to wait for more than 20 minutes to get anyone to even take orders. After that, they expect people to move on after meal because another party is waiting for that table. Well just take the food orders faster, maybe that will help.

                                                  10. B

                                                    Bellevuegal

                                                    Seattle

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Cosy cafe for a brunch. Service staff are all very friendly. Food is delicious, everything we ordered were excellent.

                                                  11. GJ

                                                    GailJ

                                                    Seattle

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I live near Tilikum Place Cafe and like to go there at every opportunity. The Staff is friendly and the food is excellent on every occasion.

                                                  12. Z

                                                    Zach

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic oysters, quaint ambiance, and very reasonably priced.

                                                  13. JA

                                                    JeanAnne

                                                    Orange County

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely spot. Excellent food. Friendly and fun service. Definitely will be back.

                                                  14. CL

                                                    ChandraL

                                                    Seattle

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Everything about our brunch was FANTASTIC, I greatly appreciate the superb service yielded by our server Malina (I hope I spelled her name correctly.) We will definitely return and recommend!!

                                                  15. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was my birthday and our first visit and they took excellent care of us!

                                                  16. DB

                                                    DavidB

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                    Very nice and hip. My daughter's egg dish was undercooked and they returned it to cook a little longer.

                                                  17. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and service!

                                                  18. YL

                                                    YueL

                                                    Phoenix

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Tilikum Place Cafe’s food and service never disappoint!

                                                  19. n

                                                    null

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had an amazing time, excellent service, delicious food. We’ll definitely be back. Thank you!!

                                                  20. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We just adore this place and they never disappoint; food was delicious and impeccable. Thank you for making a very special birthday celebration happen!

                                                  21. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Went here for brunch with the family because our hotel was right across the street. Delicious, freshly prepared breakfast in a cozy little place. Very good coffee and attentive service. Would go again and again if I would live in Seattle

                                                  22. SH

                                                    SeaHoppy

                                                    Seattle

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    First time here and was just blown away. Super low key, not snooty (yay!!), super helpful and friendly service and DELICIOUS food. We will definitely be back. If you can’t get a time on Open Table, call directly!

                                                  23. t

                                                    thebchamp

                                                    Seattle

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always a wonderful experience at Tilikum.

                                                  24. D

                                                    Davisgrad

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our server was outstanding with personality and humor. Food and drinks were excellent. Portions were generous and came to the table in good time.

                                                  25. IA

                                                    IpacificApis

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A lovely ambience, smooth service, great wine list and the menu has something for every palette. Certainly a family and friend favorite. The changing menu meands we are always delighted.

                                                  26. EP

                                                    EconProf

                                                    Seattle

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely little place—for almost anyone (sans les enfants)

                                                  27. SH

                                                    SarahH

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    One of my favorite spots. Everyone obviously enjoyed working there which makes me feel great about supporting this business. The food is always on point, service is friendly and approachable, and the ambience is bustling! I really enjoy every experience here.

                                                  28. LN

                                                    LucyN

                                                    Seattle

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This has been included among my top 5 favorite places to dine in Seattle for as long as I've lived here (15 years). Food quality and hospitality - I can't say anything negative.

                                                  29. LT

                                                    LaddieT

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Nice small and cozy atmosphere. The food was terrific and caring staff. Make sure to make reservations in advance.

                                                  30. E

                                                    Elizabeth

                                                    Seattle

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food here is consistently good. The pasta on the Starters menu is to-die-for delicious! Everyone loved their choices and the wine was also excellent. Great service as well. We will definitely go back.

                                                  31. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Service was excellent, we were given Dutch baby as we were waiting for our food, as chef made an extra one, which was delicious. Quiche was very good so was my husband’s food which was omelette. Will definitely go back.

                                                  32. JT

                                                    JanetT

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Excellent service & food delicious! Server was very helpful with dish recommendations & very attentive. Highly recommend

                                                  33. TK

                                                    TKMichigander

                                                    Detroit

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 21, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    If you are visiting the Space Needle and the museums near there and need a lunch or brunch break, the Tillikum Place Cafe is where you want to go. Just a few blocks away on Cedar, they offer a number of delicious options from their renown Dutch Babies to a delightful selection of omelettes, scrambles, soups, and more. Super friendly staff and locally grown and in-house made menu choices. We had French onion and lentil soups followed by the house scramble and fry up. Outstanding from start to finish and made even better accompanied by some regional beer and wine. Our second visit but it won’t be our last.

                                                  34. RK

                                                    RobertK

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    One of my most favorite restaurants in the city. The well planned menu is dialed in to feature seasonally appropriate meals for any kind of diner. The warmth and charm of the vintage building comes through in the dining room and bar area. You can't ask for a cozier restaurant. Best of all the service is without pretence and very gracious. It's like you want to talk to them and have them a part of the meal. You can't go wrong with this delicious restaurant.

                                                  35. JJ

                                                    JjJj

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The service is phenomenal, such nice people. This is my second visit and I will for sure return! The menu changes, which keeps things fresh and interesting. Everything I have eaten here has been delicious. One of my favorite brunch restaurants in Seattle.

                                                  36. RT

                                                    RoseT

                                                    Seattle

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Loved it, been wanting to tru for a while. Glad I did

                                                  37. BB

                                                    BobB

                                                    Shanghai

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This is a MUST in Seattle Hard to get in so reserve early.

                                                  38. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Holidays with friends! Lovely dinner, great service!

                                                  39. AK

                                                    AlexisK

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Let's keep this treasure alive! The best range of creatively crafted scrumptious northwest cuisine. The staff is gracious, helpful, perfectly timed for refills and questions. Nothing is too much or too little. Delightful Perfection, that's Tilikum Place Cafe!

                                                  40. J

                                                    Jrice

                                                    Seattle

                                                    19 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    19 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    One of the best places in all Seattle. Makes me feel like I've escaped to a European bostro

                                                  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 1940 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                  Booked 30 times today
                                                  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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