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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
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (61)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
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Cozy (47)
Good for a Date (47)
Casual (43)
Local Ingredients (40)
Romantic (39)
Special Occasion (38)
Great for Brunch (37)
Authentic (36)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Comfort Food (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Seasonal (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Healthy (19)
Bar Seating (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
People Watching (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Business Meals (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Fun (10)
Organic (9)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Simply the best restaurant in the neighborhoods surrounding Seattle Center

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Had lunch this time. We had made a reservation with a special request and that was noted and responded to in a positive way. The food was, as usual, fresh and tasty. The service during a very busy lunch was competent and gracious. Thank you!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Simply outstanding. Sampled several plates. The sauteed vegetables were awesome! The Kasseri wrap with tbe chutney was outrageous. The baked oysters were sensational. The grilled flat iron steak, though medium rather than my preferred medium rare, was so tender, juicy and delicious. The fish of the day, halibut was perfectly prepared and the Lavage Aioli was mind blowing. April, our server, was really helpful to my gluten free wife and a delightful server with a bubbly personality.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 4, 2017

As always, great food, great ambiance, and great service. One of the most consistent places in the city. You can always count on a great experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The chief is amazing. It was wonderful. Service excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Organic, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent brunch and an excellent value!! The Dutch baby with brisket was delicious.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2017

My hysband called it a hippie restaurant. It has a small, specific menu, and is not for those looking for Denny's type breakfasts. Foodies will likely appreciate the cuisine. Great coffee though.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner. The server's recommendations for our appetizer and entrees were spot-on!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2017

LOVE this place! Excellent Service is the norm, and you can be assured of a delicious meal paired with the perfect beverage. Has the cozy feel of a small upscale European bistro.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Organic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on June 29, 2017

What a find! I have lived in Seattle and now travel there for work once a month at least. I am in the food and beverage industry and frequent restaurants all of the time. I can not say how shocked I was to not know about this place. We went here on the recommendation of a co-worker. Made a reservation to be safe and as it turns out it was needed. Had dinner here on a Thursday night and it was just about full when we came in. We ended up choosing to sit at the bar rather than a table. Our food and service was absolutely fantastic. Had the oysters and pasta as appetizers and both were great. As entrees we had the steak and the lamb. The lamb was out of this world. My buddy who had the steak said it was the best meal he has had in Seattle. The lamb had this feta flan that was crazy good. The texture was divine. The meal was perfect. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The Tilikum Place Café is a such a gem I hesitate to let people know about it. As Seattle natives
this is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Quaint, European flair with fresh seasonal local food consistently prepared creatively. Staff is top notch. Foodies will love this place!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 28, 2017

I've always thought of 'peas' as something that can be okay, even good, and, sadly, worse than mundane. At long last, I was served a dish worthy of raves, consisting mostly of fresh peas cooked to perfection, sauced with other seasonal vegetables also cooked to perfection. Although described as a 'side dish', it was a mainstay of my meal. What an experience! And the lowly pea to boot! I'd put this place on my bucket list any time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 28, 2017

AMAZING Food. I had the Savory pancake and it was a slice of heaven!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great brunch experience. Food was imaginative and service (Mario) terrific.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The Dutch baby is so good, it really makes this place. Service is good and the coffee pot at the table is really nice. Servers friendly and check often. Reservation almost a requirement unless you like waiting/gambling

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 23, 2017

our first visit and it was great . Started off with house made pork and cherries PATE', that was a 10, then had the house special chicken and my wife had the lamb. both a 10 . Finished it off with homemade FRENCH TOAST ice cream and a fabulous sorbet. WOW!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food ranged from tasty to really delicious. We were especially impressed by the pasta with hazelnuts and sage, the halibut, and the lamb. We didn't like the beet salad and the desserts as much as the rest. By contemporary standards the noise level was manageable, though louder than we would have preferred.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always a favorite for us, the food is wonderful, the wait staff excellent and personable. We love this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The food was excellent as always. The service never disappoints.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2017

I have been to TPC a number of time in the past 12 months. It's become one of my fav. Seattle restaurant/bar combos. The food is always healthy and exceptional. Always! Whatever I order, it's always great! The Cadillac Margies are even more exceptional - have two!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Organic, Authentic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Comfortable local spot for an excellent meal. Service is good, joint is bustling. Lunch was delicious with tempting selections. Well done!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Love this place ! Food is of high standard every time. Service can't be faulted either A++

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We love this place, great service, great food, and overall great experience!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Classic Dutch Baby Pancake was really good. The breakfast baked beans were also really good and super filling. Maybe a little too much bread came with the breakfast in relation to the quantity of other types of food on the plate, but it was good nonetheless. Quality bacon as well.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The chef is very inventive. We come often and every time there are creative dishes, often with seasonal ingredients.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Matt was a terrific server! My flank steak was delicious. The setting was energetic but not overpowering. I would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Such a lovely quaint cafe! Serves really nice food and the service is amazing! It's a little on the small-side, if I'm honest. But other than that, it's a really nice eatery and I would recommend it to anyone. Look forward to going again!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 14, 2017

One of the greatest restaurants in Seattle... Amazing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Delicious fres strawberry, spinach & arugula salad, halibut & oysters, very good cocktails & excellent service -- friendly, knowledgeable & efficient. Great little neighborhood bistro with outstanding creative foods & yummy home-made beans! We visit whenever we are in Seattle.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 12, 2017

This place was the best we went to in Seattle.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We had the best dinner with friends at the Cafe on Saturday night. Don't miss the baked oysters! They are delicious. We all said we should have had them as an entree....they are that good! The guys had lamb that was excellent! My salmon was outstanding and my friends, halibut was the best. Our server was a gem and kept us on schedule to get to the Rep to see our play. I have been here several times and always leave with a great meal and a fun evening!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We have always enjoyed Tilikum's brunch! Definitely plan ahead if you want to eat here because it's hard to get a table without a reservation. Everything on the menu is tasty but definitely look at the specials (on a board on the wall). Usually we get one sweet dish and one savory dish and share.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 9, 2017

As usual, but outstanding evening with several innovative dishes.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 6, 2017

A neighbor told me about this little gem. We live in Edmonds so it's a bit of a drive to get to Tilikum Cafe from here. She said it is her favorite restaurant to go into Seattle for, to get out of our neighborhood for a change. She was right, it's worth the drive! The food is delicious, very creative and the service is very good. Prices are reasonable. They have specials every day of creative, delicious, wholesome, nutritious food. They have a bar and bar eating area. If you want to eat here, you really should make a reservation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Tilikum Place Cafe is a great favorite, and did not disappoint when we recently met up with an old friend for dinner. The food is excellent, which makes the slightly high price tag worth it.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Requested and got a last minute dinner reservation on a Memorial Day weekend trip to Seattle and was richly rewarded. The dinner menu is beautifully chosen and deciding on apps, starters and entrees was difficult. We opened with the baby artichokes--done to a perfect crispness, yet still "meaty". Followed with the spring vegetable salad--shaved asparagus, carrots, fennel and black radishes in a light anchovy vinaigrette. Not at all fishy, just light and yummy. We ordered the fish fish of the day--pan seared halibut served over julienne potato sticks and tomatoes served in a light broth, and the roast chicken (the best ever thanks to the roast potatoes and mustard seed inspired pan juice. Profiteroles for dessert made at our request with the special caramel malt chocolate chunk ice cream and delicious french-press coffee made for a great finisher! The staff, especially our server April, were all knowledgable, warm and attentive to our enthusiastic dining experience. Now we have to go back to Seattle and try this same place for what we here in an outrageous brunch experience.
TWO THUMBS UP!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I have been to this restaurant on numerous occasions, and everytime it hasn't dissapointed my experience. Not saying its perfect, but the food is really good. The service is attentive as always.
For myself it's important to have food that's approachable and a class above itself.
When you see a walk-in during Sunday brunch without a reservation, and they are informed it's at least an hour wait on the list. That's a sign to let you know people like this place. It's up to you to find out if it's worth it. For myself, I be there again with my reservation! 🐼

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Beautiful selection of flavors and creative preparation. We enjoyed our entire meal from soup, appetizer, entree and desert. Lovely, flavorful, fun server, - a pleasure.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We were in Seattle for vacation and found this gem around the corner. April was an amazing server; she was super friendly and gave great suggestions. The food was amazing, really it was. The restaurant was quaint, but saw families and couples on dates. You can go casual or dressing. All I can say is AMAZING!!! We went two nights in a row... that says so much in my book.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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