Tilikum Place Cafe
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Pan Seared Chicken
Grilled asparagus, smashed potatoes, sauce Robert
The food is awesome but there is only indoor seating.
Excellent experience post our vaccinations! I recommend booking now as I believe Seattle knows about this real gem!
Only 7 tables so great for social distancing. We started with a cup of soup which was delicious! Ham hock and kale. We split the TBC breakfast and a lemon Dutch Baby. Really yummy! We also had a bottle of champagne, which was good. The service was honestly outstanding. It ended up being a very special brunch. We will definitely be back.
All of the food is amazing but the French onion soup is the best I have had anywhere, from Europe to Australia and points between.
Tilikum is a gem! Exquisite food, warm servers and atmosphere -- chef-owner Ba Culbert has created a very special place that is a definite must for any occasion!
Everything was absolutely delicious. Delightful evening and need to go back soon!
I’ve been enjoying Ba Culbert’s Tilikum Place Café for years — I’m a Belltown resident and have long made Tilikum my home-away-from-home. From the exquisite food (new out-of-this-world menu addition: meatloaf) to the warm and welcoming atmosphere and people, I was delighted to celebrate my birthday at TPC by dining in after a yearlong pandemic. Every dish is alchemy!
Simply in my mind the consistently best meal in Seattle.
Tilikum Place is one of Seattle’s food gems. The food is excellent, beautifully presented, the wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t wait to return.
The food we had for dinner was incredible! One chicken and one fish. It was fabulous and our server was really attentive to our needs.
Excellent meal and service. The food was well done and well portioned.
It was just like before the pandemic but with fewer patrons. Glad to see they have takeout. I'll try that next time
excellent food, great atmosphere, friendly staff.
The amount of food is small, but it is of high quality and is quiet and friendly. It is very regrettable that Dutch Bay is only day-time.
Fabulous food and excellent service. Very prompt. Baked bean dish was ridiculously delicious!
Tilikum never skips a beat. They are on point with ambiance, service and food. I have always had a great experience here.
I loved the smoked salmon quiche. Presentation was great and food was made with good quality ingredients.
Everything is excellent! Anyone choosing to dine at Tilikum Place Cafe will not be disappointed.
Love the warm, comfy atmosphere, excellent food, and THE BEST staff. Always welcoming.
First restaurant meal in over a year! Pricey but absolutely delicious!
We had a fantastic meal and felt like the tables were appropriately distanced.
This is a cozy place with a variety of comfort food, always a pleasant experience to eat there.
Always excellent on every level. Well, could use some old world wines.
A joy to be back at a Tilikum Place! Delicious food, terrific wine, friendly and excellent service for our special trip from Sequim for dinner. This is my favorite dinner option in Seattle, and after a year in shelter, we were not disappointed. The quality is high and the value is more than reasonable. Looking forward to our next visit!
Warm, intimate dining. Excellent, friendly service. Our server seemed to know everyone! Food was delicious and don't miss the array of Manhattans as a cocktail choice.
Food was delicious, service was good, friendly and fast
Great food and atmosphere! The food was unique and flavorful and the staff was wonderful!
Great as always.
Show up early, find parking nearby. Enjoy! Try the baby pancakes!
The best restaurant in Belltown and one of the best in the entire city. Staff professional and warm, Lotta the host is wonderful and the food is outstanding!
I used to be a regular at Tillikum but my office moved and it wasn’t on my daily path. It was a delight to go back! Amazing food and service! Excellent COVID protocols in place while still providing an awesome experience. Highly recommended!
We had a lovely brunch and made sure to get their famous Dutch babies!
The combination of the wonderful cuisine, the warm and comfortable ambience, and the first-class professional service make Tilikum Place one of Seattle's true culinary gems. Whether a local or a visitor, you will be very glad you dined there.
The food and service were - as always - excellent. The dal soup was particularly inspired.
Great experience as usual.
The restaurant has a cosy, neighborhood feel. Main course portions were very generous. Had we ordered starters, we wouldn't have been able to finish our main courses. Wine list is small but carefully selected, and our waitperson gave helpful suggestions. Excellent unobtrusive service, and helpful all around. I look forward to going back.
We have been dining at Tilikum since 2010 and it is still my favorite restaurant. The staff is always welcoming and attentive without being too much. The food is amazing. The menu is created based on local, available ingredients. Even the desert is made in-house. I love to take family and friends that I want to impress to Tilikum.
Smooth service, arrived a tad late to parking but even with a 20 min delay they were very understanding and able to still accommodate. I made the reservation and I believe they only have 7 revolving tables so when I say it was quiet it was just the kitchen movements and calm morning in Seattle. COVID has made the city much quieter too so enjoying our brunch was peaceful and delicious. Our server was timely, polite and respectfully checked up on us twice. When you order coffee btw you get a choice of French press and I LOVE this- you get a whole pot and I drink coffee like a fish (bad but so good haha) so I highly recommend along side the crumpets!! I wish I could have 20, it comes with 3 but they’re a treat and worth it! Although the menu isn’t extensive- believe me you’ll have well made food that will have you full. Don’t let those Dutch babies fool you, they’re smallish but VERY satisfying. I shared a Breakfast Plate with my partner and I’m open to say a thoroughly enjoyed breakfast for 2 was about $60 not including tip. PLEASE TIP THESE FOLKS, they’re a great staff and awesome cafe. I’ve never had a bad experience here and I’ve made at least a dozen stops. Wish I had pics of food but it was ALL gone! Plates totally clean. I have hard time believe anyone would be disappointed here, definitely give this place a chance :)
We go to Tilikum whenever we are in town. It has never disappointed us. The menu is interesting and the food well prepared. Our waiter was professional and really accommodating. A great neighborhood find.
Cozy, delicious, and always special-- even during the pandemic.
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 1866 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.