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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!

407 Cedar Street
Seattle, WA 98126
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
4th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 282-4830

Website:
http://www.tilikumplacecafe.com/

Executive Chef:
Ba Culbert

Additional:
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

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (57)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Cozy (48)
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Creative Cuisine (46)
Good for a Date (41)
Local Ingredients (32)
Special Occasion (32)
Casual (30)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Authentic (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Romantic (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Seasonal (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Business Meals (11)
Healthy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Fun (11)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
People Watching (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

An absolutely delicious dinner, filled with ambiance.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

One of the best meals we've ever had! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This WAS, IS and will ALWAYS BE one of my favorite restaurants in the entire world.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

amazing brunch! Loved the service and menu offerings!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

First time here and what a pleasant experience. I chose Tilicum based on several reviews I read. I am very happy to report the reviews were accurate. Short menu (single page) but all the options were unique and creative. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The kitchen took an 1 1/2 hours from sitting down to getting our entree, both of us had the special so nothing that should have taken any extra time. Others around us seemed to get there meals in a much more timely fashion. Food was great, so it made the wait a little better.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Belltown....or any where for that matter!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Hands down one of the best restaurants in Seattle! Sarah is the coolest server I have met and we always try to go when she is working :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was a great dinner, the Flat Iron Steak and the Pan Seared Chicken were over the top delicious -- very tasty light sauce on the chicken and the green beans were the best I have ever eaten anywhere. I would love to know how did that ! Nice, small restaurant located between Bell Town and Seattle Center. Good atmosphere and reservations are a must.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food is always good, but I highly recommend making a reservation because they have loonnngg waits. There sandwich/soup combo is the best in Belltown.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Just a super dining experience all-around! Not too noisy at 8pm, in spite of the fact that it was full. It is a pleasant change to be able to actually HEAR the conversation of the person across the table! We had the tomato-romesco-pine nut salad as a starter and it was outstanding: unusual vinaigrette that we loved and it was large enough to share. The real "killer", though, was the roast chicken with the classic sauce Robert. It comes with shoestring fries and French green beans, and these soak up the savory sauce. We also used the delicious and crusty bread to do that! I think this is my new favorite restaurant. I really do! I also have to mention the warm welcome we got from the staff and the attentive and knowledgeable server. When we left, the manager (or perhaps the owner) went out of her way to thank us. Very much appreciated!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Seattle. You'll need a reservation (fills up early in the week). Northwester food at it's best. Incredible service. Love the vibe here.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our 4th time here and perfect as always. The cocktails were especially good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

this is one of the best places in town, unpretentious good eating is a pleasant setting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal, Authentic, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Organic, Romantic
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

This is one of my favorite places for lunch in the city. I am in a wheelchair and called ahead to inform them. When I went in, a chair had been taken for me already and they were quie accmmodating.
The specials are always inventive and delicious and Monday was no exception.
I had a grilled cheese w huckleberry. Yum.
Staff is excellent!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was well-prepared and tasty (as always). Service was brusque but efficient (we've had much more friendly service in the past). We definitely didn't feel welcome, just tolerated. The server was much more engaged with another table who were obviously regulars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The more I come the Tilikum the more I like it. I had a meatloaf lunch special and it was wonderful. the home made ketchup was the perfect addition. And the wait-staff is completely great - even when they are super bizzy, they take time to make sure everyone's well served. Just go for it - you'll be happy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I love this restaurant and eat there every time I visit Seattle. The staff are truly pleasant and attentive and the food is delicious. It is pricey (especially the whiskey), but not out of line for the high quality of the cuisine. The noise level is high, and that may be of concern to older diners (like myself).

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

When deciding where to celebrate our one-year engagement, it had to be Tilikum Place Café. Living within a few blocks makes it easy for us to walk and we frequent as much as possible, whether for drinks and appetizers at the bar or dining. Upon entering Tilikum, I feel transported to a European adventure in Belltown.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

They gave us the wrong order and didn't give us any sort of compensation. service was a bit slow and inattentive.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Dependably wonderful! Perfect balance of casual nice atmosphere and excellent food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We loved the small, neighborhood feel of this restaurant. Excellent service and the check was delivered promptly, a rarity in Seattle. Flat iron steak superlative. Can't wait to visit again next year.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Tilicum Place Cafe on Wednesday night. The cucumber salad, special Alaskan salmon entree and peach cobbler we shared were all delicious and beautifully prepared. Our waitress was friendly and first rate. Highly recommended!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Went for brunch. Waiter took her order 25 min after we sat. Food was lukewarm/cold... Better experience at dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Three generations of women, each with deeply held and differing food preferences, enjoyed a gorgeous meal of shared dishes. Each dish was rich in flavor and texture. No missteps from the kitchen. And our wait staff was professional, warm, and completely accommodating. What a lovely meal. Thank you.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our family saw a recommendation of this place for brunch and decided to make a reservation. It was booked out three weeks, so our expectations were high. And the good news is... we loved it. The food was delicious and our server was somewhat shy, but properly attentive and great overall. The prices were on par for eating a nice brunch in Seattle. They were very thorough in their assisting me live out my newly beloved celiac lifestyle as well, which is definitely a plus. In summary, it was lovely, but you shouldn't go there so that I can get quicker reservations. :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Really surprised how highly rated this restaurant is. Our food was pretty mediocre for the price.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were with a tour group. My husband had research area restaurants and wanted to eat at Tilikum Place Cafe. We LOVED it! If we ever return to Seattle, we will dine with you again.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Pats of butter : I usually breakfast on week ends at Tilikum Place Cafe. On a few occasion I have dined , and I tend to order the more non-meat dishes , and hence more carb laden with butter. I appreciate that the ingredients make good tongue happen and it was wonderful to eat the pasta , the polenta and the fish topped off with bourbon cake, and for health the greens. It was a good evening. I wish I had brought my own bottle . Staff is stretched, or may be I was not a quicker diner!!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Staff was very accommodating and the service was excellent. Food was also delicious, with the Dutch babies being made to order. The staff is excellent in disclosing the food may take awhile but the wait is worth it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food was delicious! Everything was prepared to our individual preferences, so substitutions were welcomed. We had special of salmon & cod which were delicious. Also had chicken which was outstanding. Our waiter was very knowledgeable & remembered each specific order without writing it down- and NO mistakes!!! Impressive!

Only minor complaint was that it did take a very long time for food to be served. We ordered drinks & appetizers which didn't come out for a long time. However I will say once food arrived we were very happy with everything. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 28, 2017

As always, the food was superior. Tool a friend in town from the British Virgin Islands and he said it was the best food he'd had in Seattle.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great service, excellent food. The fry-up was amazing! Will definitely come back as soon as possible... I need to try the rest of the menu.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This is truly one of the best eateries in Seattle. The menu is uniquely interesting, good food with good practices.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Sat quickly, food tasty, bit overpriced.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2017

A bit small. I wonder if rearranging seating would feel less crowded. Service was very good. Quinoa salad with lemon yogurt vinaigrette was the best that I've tasted. More veggie dishes would be nice (and lighter), in addition to standard, more hearty fare. I will definitely return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Consistently excellent. One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. If you get Matty as your server be ready for outstanding service! He's awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The Dutch babies are over-rated, the savory Dutch was the only tasty item from the 10 items we ordered off of the menu. My friends and I did try all 3 Dutch babies on the menu, the lemon tart had a potent egg flavor and the blueberry ricotta Dutch was mediocre at best! The chicken salad was also a miss. Overpriced and very small portions as well.
Will not go back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Such a comfortable delicious meal. Never disappoints.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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