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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

5
4
3
2
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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (55)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Fit for Foodies (47)
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Cozy (46)
Good for a Date (42)
Special Occasion (33)
Casual (31)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Authentic (28)
Local Ingredients (28)
Romantic (27)
Great for Brunch (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Seasonal (18)
Bar Seating (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Healthy (11)
Fun (10)
Business Meals (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Foods was so delicious, especially for daily special seafood. It’s a cod, today. Chicken and onion soup were also good. It’s very close to space needle.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a superb small restaurant, especially mid morning or afternoon before , & after the rush. Service is cheery; food is always interesting and really good! Get away from the inner city crowd and enjoy this gem.

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first visit to Seattle and a chance conversation with a regular customer of Tilicum's led us to the cafe. We were delighted with the food, service and ambience and even came back a second night for dinner. We'd love to experience breakfast and lunch if we ever visit Seattle again.
Thanks for this wonderful cafe experience.
Marilyn and Michael Capelin

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent services, excellent food! Outstanding every time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was delicious as always and our service was excellent. Our waiter got very busy but didn’t sacrifice quality service

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Surely with all the great reviews this place is going to be delicious. Well, sadly...nope. First of all, our waiter was inattentive. The seating is super uncomfortable, too intimate and close to other diners. Wasn't my preference. Now let me get to the food. We ordered a savory Dutch baby, potatoes, and an egg bake. Did I order the wrong dish? Was there something else people were positively reviewing that I should have ordered? Because let me tell you, what we got was disgusting. So horrible we took a couple of bites of each and bounced. I'm not one to complain so we sucked it up, paid, and left. Seriously though, the food tasted nasty. Come in seattle!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We were looking forward to dining here, but disappointed that the food was over seasoned to the point of being inedible. The restaurant made a good service recovery effort and comp'd the dish, however, I left hungry which defeats the purpose of dining out. Service was adequate but not particularly warm or inviting.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Everything was great except for the one vegetarian entree we ordered, which both of us didn’t like. 4/5 just because of that.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent and incredibly well priced. My only criticism would be the service. It took a waiter over 30 minutes to come by and take our order. They had helped tables who were seated after us but to be fair it was very busy. Overall our experience was wonderful and we would happily return again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love the baked oysters and handmade pasta!! Daily special of the day seafood entree is fresh and tasty.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my all time favorite restaurants in Seattle.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was perfect for brunch! We loved savory dutch babies and french onion soup! Highly recommend this place for casual date!!!!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Brought my daughter and teenage grandkids here for a Christmas outing. The food was excellent, and included a couple vegan options for me. My favorite downtown restaurant! Be sure to get reservations!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Authentic, Vegan
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our second time. Just as good as the first. This is an excellent restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy
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food5
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Had family in town and decided on Tilikum Place Cafe for our early holiday dinner. The host happily rearranged seats for us when we had one extra person join and got us all set with drinks. Appetizers were beautifully displayed and scrumptious and dinner was also delicious. I had the night special of lamb shank with cardoons and soft polenta. Family had pork tenderloin, the chicken, fish special, pasta, and a vegetarian dish. All plates were clean by the end of dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I travel often and eat out regularly, and I would not only rate this one of the best restaurants in Seattle, I would rate this one of the top five restaurants I've ever eaten at. Every bite was delicious, the service was impeccable, and it's walking distance to the Chihuly Glass and Garden exhibit and Space Needle. Great find and I would make it a point to go back here when in Seattle. Ambiance was quiet and romantic, food was wonderful. A very special place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Redefines neighborhood gem! Outstanding Menu but don't miss the specials! Every course was meticulously prepared and cooked to perfection. Outstanding service, made you feel as though you are a regular guest. Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. Our waiter brought several bottles of wine directly to our table for an impromptu "tasting"! Just doesn't get any better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

one of our faves! friendly staff, love watching the cooks and the production of meal prep, cozy place for drinks, a meal, and conversation. love the ambiance of being downtown yet in a warm and comfortable non-obtrusive environment. . . . . . lovely!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always consistent innovative food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This place does not disappoint. I often have lunches here with colleagues and the food is always interesting and tasty. The service attentive and thoughtful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Wonderful environment for a casual year-end celebration with a small group of work colleagues.

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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Soooo good! If you haven't tried the Crumpets, you haven't lived!! Off.the.charts....and I'm not a "sweet treat" breakfast kind of gal!
Fabulous all the way around!
P.S. Make reservations.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food4
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We arrived 45 minutes before our reservation because our play let out earlier than we had anticipated. We were seated at the bar by the kitchen and were told that we could either stay there or move to our table when it was ready. We stayed at the bar to watch the action in the kitchen. Everything we had was amazing and cooked perfectly. Who knew kalamata olives would pair with roasted Brussel sprouts in a salad? This is our new go to when we are in Seattle for the theatre!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Bonding with s close friend

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Make sure you make your reservation at least 2 weeks in advance, and you can't go wrong with the savory Dutch baby.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food is amazing. The fresh squeezed orange juice is so good. I love the Dutch baby pancakes. And service is top notch and super friendly.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Delicious as always. I had French Onion Soup and a ham baguette.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

AMAZING food, the nicest waitress and a cozy environment. Great place!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We enjoyed a very nice lunch at Tilikum Place Cafe after visiting the Chihuly Glass Museum. The cafe was within walking distance to the museum. The soup and sandwich lunch combo was delicious and reasonably priced. I enjoyed the Butternut Squash curry soup with a chicken salad on a baguette and my friend had the French onion soup with her sandwich. Both were delicious. My husband had the baked bean plate with a fried egg on top and he enjoyed it also. The cafe is small so reservations are a good idea. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Visiting Seattle, I needed to find a place that was cozy and delicious near Seattle Center. The reviews seemed too good to be true, but the experience... was even better. My wife and I loved everything. They seated us promptly in the seat we asked for. Our server Ford was a gem, catered to our few small asks, and had a breezy sweet air about him like he actually enjoyed his job. And the food... I'll be dreaming about the baked eggs, harissa kale soup, and dutch baby. Even the coffee was perfection. Making this a ritual every time I go back to Seattle.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have always loved Tilicum Cafe but our recent visit was disappointing. The salads and scallops were over salted and the scallops were over cooked and not tasting fresh.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Love love love!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The cranberry bean bowl was seasonal, delicious, imaginative - wonderful!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Seattle. Great service and mind blowingly amazing food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loooove this place! Second time here and the food is awesome! Dutch babies are a must try as well as the egg bakes! Will make this a must every visit to Seattle! Don’t forget to make reservations ahead of time especially on the weekends!'

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

First time there! Food was delicious! Definitely a favorite!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I eat here whenever I'm in Seattle. The staff are wonderful people. We love Matthew!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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