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About Tilikum Place Cafe
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!
Seattle, WA 98126
Northwest, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Tilikum Place Cafe Ratings and Reviews
An incredible eatery in the shadow of the space needle. We stopped by for a Sunday brunch and had one of our more memorable meals in a long time. The Dutch babies were excellent, the egg specials great and the service superb. A must hit up for anyone in the area!
We happened upon this place by chance, and could not have been happier. It is small, but comfortable. Service was excellent and friendly, and food was delicious. We never order chicken when we go out because we eat it at home, but upon the recommendation of our server, we shared the pan seared chicken, and it was great. Also had two salads that were to die for! Great meal overall.
One of our favorites. It has everything that pleases me in a restaurant. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. The service couldn't be better. The ambience was perfect; there was nothing of the over-designed cheesiness that I find so annoying. It was quiet enough to have a pleasant conversation without shouting. No 90s beats in the background, no embarrassing attempts to be hip or current. Just a great, low key, dining experience. This sort of restraint and good taste earns my future business.
The restaurant was busy--I'm glad I made a reservation--but the staff didn't mind seating me before my friend arrived and never rushed us along to free up the table. Our table was in an alcove by the windows, which made for a bit of a tight fit but was fine once we were settled. We had the specials of the day (Eggs benedict and Welsh rarebit), both of which were excellent. The waiter was helpful and attentive without hovering. Overall, a terrific afternoon.
A great dining experience, as always. I visit Tilikum Place Cafe frequently, but I brought a couple friends with me this time and they raved about the delicious flavors and the novel combinations of foods and spices. These things are subtly done, and not blatantly obvious choices as in some restaurants. Just good food with enough of a difference to make it even more pleasurable. Highly recommended!
Love this place, never disappoints! The chicken is always on the menu and is amazing. Specials are creative and interesting. We had the appetizer special, a mussel au gratin and it was delicious! This is one of our favorite Seattle restaurants. It's a good idea to make reservations especially on the weekends or for brunch - which is very popular! The bar makes fantastic drinks and their homemade sorbet is SO good!
Tilikum Place Cafe was a fantastic dining experience, probably say it was some of the best food I've ever had. We came from Vancouver for a Seahawks game and decided to try the restaurant based on the great reviews. I've been thinking about the food ever since, every dish we ordered was delicious. Perfectly seasoned, flavours all worked well together and our server was attentive and very friendly. We've already booked a brunch for our next trip to Seattle and will be repeat customers every time we visit the city.
My wife and I had heard good things about Tillicum so we decided to try it.
Everything from the friendly service, the delicious food, great cocktails and comfortable atmosphere made for a wonderful evening.
They were plenty busy but we never felt rushed and were able to relax and take our time between our appetizers and dinner.
Not inexpensive but as a whole dinner experience we felt that Tillicum was a great value compared to many restaurants at this price range in Seattle.
Will definitely be back.
I came here with a friend for our monthly brunch and it was one of the best restaurant meals I have had. The baked egg was perfectly temped, flavored and presented. This place is great for small gatherings and the service is exceptional. Make sure to book ahead of time.
As it turns out, this was a great place to go before the 7:30 Saturday evening opera. Friendly, quick service in a charming place near McCaw Hall, and fantastic food. (Going to the opera really isn't so much about the opera itself, but instead dressing up, eating out, and drinking champagne with a beautiful woman.)
Great food and had a lovely conversation with the our server (Sarah with an 'h'). I went with a friend and we had a great time…they are so nice that they don't ask you to leave even if you are not done by 10:00…we did end up staying longer than expected so apologies for the inconvenience.
I would definitely visit again and recommend it all my friends! Tilikum Place Cafe rocks (especially Sarah!)..Thanks!! :)
This place is all about eating beautiful food in season and enjoying the cozy and warm ambiance. Very much a "local" favorite. If you're visiting Seattle, make sure you go here instead of to one of the big name places you've heard about. You'll be glad you did.
One of my favorites—good for shared small plates or larger entrees. They use fresh ingredients creatively and flavorfully. Not too big, and great old building. Great desserts and well chosen wine as well. I will go again & have already recommended to others (who also sang its praises).
We arranged an early dinner here prior to seeing a concert at McCaw Hall. This is a small and cozy little restaurant with a European feel. The service was a bit slower paced, like Europe, and it was nice because we did not feel hurried. We had great mussels for appetizers. Then we both had black cod, the fresh seafood of the day. The whole meal was wonderful! They had vegetarian options too that looked good. I will be back to try these.
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