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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

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Cozy (43)
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Good for a Date (36)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Local Ingredients (34)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Casual (30)
Great for Brunch (28)
Special Occasion (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Authentic (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Romantic (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Seasonal (15)
Healthy (14)
Fun (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

My main reason for visiting the Tilikum Place Cafe was to try a Dutch Baby. It was very enjoyable and the staff was helpful and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great experience. Lived up to its reputation!!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

This cafe was an accidental find and I could not be happier with this accident!!! The food is unique takes on brunch and it is fantastic! The flavors are amazing and each bite was a delight! If you haven’t been you must go there for brunch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Organic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had Sunday breakfast at Tilikum Place Cafe on a recent trip to Seattle. Good thing I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance because the place was full. The place is very cute and quiet with a great view of the Space Needle from my window seat. The Savory Dutch Baby (the reason we came) was fantastic and absolutely worth the trip. We also has a Pork Belly Benedict special and Baked Eggs - both fantastic! Great food, service, ambiance and no wait with a reservation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was fine, we have always enjoyed our visits to Tillicum

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great neighborhood place, excellent food and friendly but professional service. Reservations recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I had a delicious vegetable soup and mandarin orange salad. I always love their bread. This is one of my favorites in Seattle. Always great service. Restaurant is just the right size.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food and service are exceptional! A European feel to the menu you have a variety of flavors and healthy choices. Make a reservation, you'll be glad you did!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing food friendly staff, a once a month MUST.
fresh seasonal options

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Tilikum Place is a favorite spot. Fabulous food, excellent service, and the restaurant is charming. I try to visit whenever I’m in Seattle. Great place for a special occasion as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Delicious baked eggs with goat cheese, yellow squash. Loved the large cup of aromatic Americana coffee.
Great attentive service! Friendly staff!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The kitchen was very slow. Service felt disjointed - it wasn't clear who was serving us, it took long time to order, it was hard to flag someone down for requests (ie to take our order), etc. This was intended to be a "lunch hour" kind of lunch, but it took almost two hours to get in and out! Ambiance is great, food was decent, but it just took too long and we didn't feel adequately valued by the staff despite having pretty standard expectations for service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2018

My Tilikum Fry Up was delicious. And, my vegetarian friend equally enjoyed his Portabello Mushroom Dip Sandwich. The staff was very welcoming and their service was perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very lovely brunch, prompt service and very quaint space.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding service and delicious food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Once again a fantastic overall experience. But let’s keep it a secret so I can continue to get my favorite table!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always a pleasure to eat here. It is such a charming place. The menu is limited but what they do offer is delicious, and I have not failed to always find something that grabs my attention and fully satisfies!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I love this place and frequently bring out of town guests for a taste of the Northwest.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Without a doubt, the BEST brunch in Seattle. The place has a wonderful ambiance and the food is extraordinarily creative and delicious. There is a full bar and french press coffee available. The service is exceptional. Depending on who you're sitting near, it can get a bit loud, but not too loud to have an intimate conversation. Early reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED or you will wait for an hour or more to be seated. If you do have to wait, it's still worth it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of the better brunch places in Seattle. Food is very well executed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is by far the most creative breakfast places I have been to in years. The service, the ambience, and the food is outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food and service was phenomenal- we will definitely be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Thursday night date night. We arrived early and were seated right away. Not crowded when we arrived but full soon after. Waitress pleasant, attentive, and helpful. Food was good but not outstanding. We both loved the Brussels sprouts. We really enjoyed ourselves but not blown away. Would easily recommend.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I love, love, love the food at Tilikum Place. I try and get there as often as I can afford it, and for special occasions.

On this instance, everything was amazing - the bar service, the ambience, the extra bread and the warm environment. The only thing that didn't get 5 stars was my food, this time. I had the scallop special with mini beans and kale and it was probably the most disappointing meal I've had there. This is no reflection on TPC - this was just a major miss and out of the 25+ meals I've had there, an acceptable one. That being said, if you see this review Open Tablers - I can't suggest TPC enough. GO!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

My out of town guests were very impressed with their meals, decor and service. My chicken dish was perfection on a plate. My favorite Belltown restaurant!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Amazing! I had the Tilkium Fry - the baked beans were fantastic as was everything else. Adding the Beecher's cheddar to the toast is a MUST.

Get a pot of french pressed coffee while you're at it, the brew they had was fantastic.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been here 4 times now. The food, dessert, wine, and service have been outstanding. This is one of the best kept secrets in Seattle.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Tilikum Place Cafe is one of our favorite Seattle restaurants! We love their food, the staff is always friendly and glad to see us and it's just a great place to have a nice casual meal! Their appetizer pasta is the best and you can never go wrong with their chicken! Thanks for a great Sunday night dinner!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I got the baked eggs, as I am a vegetarian. The food was really good and great value for money. The service was great and the split the checks individually, for a party of size 5 which made it very easy. My friend with a lot of food allergies was also graciously accommodated.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

Cozy darling restaurant near the Denny triangle and space needle. It was a cold rainy night and the Tilikum Place Cafe offered excellent cocktails, incredible fresh ingredients that made the true cod dish memorable. I have wanted to try this restaurant for awhile, but always booked elsewhere. What a great find - totally Seattle!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Been going here for years. LOVE IT! Never disappoints.
Food is unique and beautifully presented.
Menu is always changing.
Highly recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Tilikum Place Cafe has a rare combination of a warm, friendly, cozy atmosphere, excellent service, amazingly creatively conceived food that is simply delicious, and all delivered with a large serving of love.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·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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