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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (59)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
Creative Cuisine (52)
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Cozy (48)
Good for a Date (48)
Casual (43)
Local Ingredients (38)
Great for Brunch (37)
Romantic (37)
Special Occasion (37)
Authentic (34)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Seasonal (19)
Healthy (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
Hot Spot (11)
People Watching (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Organic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and friendly waiter. Food was also delicious. This place is always super busy so make sure you make reservations early!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant was busy--I'm glad I made a reservation--but the staff didn't mind seating me before my friend arrived and never rushed us along to free up the table. Our table was in an alcove by the windows, which made for a bit of a tight fit but was fine once we were settled. We had the specials of the day (Eggs benedict and Welsh rarebit), both of which were excellent. The waiter was helpful and attentive without hovering. Overall, a terrific afternoon.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We were trying to find a good restaurant that was not overpriced but would be good to take a friend from out of town. The ambiance was charming the food was interesting and delicious and the staff were wonderful. It will become routine place for us!

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was our first time at this restaurant and we definitely will come back again!! We ordered a few items on their appetizers and we were very happy with all (house made pasta, pork pate and baked oysters). But the baked oysters were soooo DELICIOUS!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A great dining experience, as always. I visit Tilikum Place Cafe frequently, but I brought a couple friends with me this time and they raved about the delicious flavors and the novel combinations of foods and spices. These things are subtly done, and not blatantly obvious choices as in some restaurants. Just good food with enough of a difference to make it even more pleasurable. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Tilikum never fails. We love it every time. Have been on multiple occasions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Tilikum Place has unique and delicious food. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Get that Dutch baby, it's worth the 25min wait!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love this place, never disappoints! The chicken is always on the menu and is amazing. Specials are creative and interesting. We had the appetizer special, a mussel au gratin and it was delicious! This is one of our favorite Seattle restaurants. It's a good idea to make reservations especially on the weekends or for brunch - which is very popular! The bar makes fantastic drinks and their homemade sorbet is SO good!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The Baked Oysters were absolutely the best we've ever tasted. The Halibut was cooked to perfection, the Faron mix below the fish was just okay. The waitress also tended bar and she was less than attentive. Didn't say goodbye. NBD. Definitely will go back.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food prep and attentive service. A welcome neighborhood feel that is unusual to find downtown. I appreciate that they saved the table for us that I requested.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I've always enjoyed having brunch here. The dutch babies, as well as the specials are highlights for me. It has the old Seattle feel, as well as a full bar, and a good variety of dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Tilikum Place Cafe was a fantastic dining experience, probably say it was some of the best food I've ever had. We came from Vancouver for a Seahawks game and decided to try the restaurant based on the great reviews. I've been thinking about the food ever since, every dish we ordered was delicious. Perfectly seasoned, flavours all worked well together and our server was attentive and very friendly. We've already booked a brunch for our next trip to Seattle and will be repeat customers every time we visit the city.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and service were amazing. Their Bloody Mary needs work.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I had heard good things about Tillicum so we decided to try it.
Everything from the friendly service, the delicious food, great cocktails and comfortable atmosphere made for a wonderful evening.
They were plenty busy but we never felt rushed and were able to relax and take our time between our appetizers and dinner.
Not inexpensive but as a whole dinner experience we felt that Tillicum was a great value compared to many restaurants at this price range in Seattle.
Will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Really strange service. We couldn’t tell if our server hated us or just her job. She was super curt and unresponsive and made us really uncomfortable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Grab an order of baked eggs to share while you wait for your sweet Dutch baby to be done (share as well) for a nice savory/sweet combo.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

I came here with a friend for our monthly brunch and it was one of the best restaurant meals I have had. The baked egg was perfectly temped, flavored and presented. This place is great for small gatherings and the service is exceptional. Make sure to book ahead of time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The chicken dish is my favorite. We like to eat here before events at Key Arena. Never disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

As it turns out, this was a great place to go before the 7:30 Saturday evening opera. Friendly, quick service in a charming place near McCaw Hall, and fantastic food. (Going to the opera really isn't so much about the opera itself, but instead dressing up, eating out, and drinking champagne with a beautiful woman.)

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is vey good. Drinks are average. Wait time for food was short. Service was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and had a lovely conversation with the our server (Sarah with an 'h'). I went with a friend and we had a great time…they are so nice that they don't ask you to leave even if you are not done by 10:00…we did end up staying longer than expected so apologies for the inconvenience.
I would definitely visit again and recommend it all my friends! Tilikum Place Cafe rocks (especially Sarah!)..Thanks!! :)

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Reserving through open table was easy, and the place was full when we got there. Food was delicious- especially enjoyed the quiche. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We enjoyed this place for a Monday brunch. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be back. Make sure to make a reservation for seamless visit to this wonderful cafe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This place is all about eating beautiful food in season and enjoying the cozy and warm ambiance. Very much a "local" favorite. If you're visiting Seattle, make sure you go here instead of to one of the big name places you've heard about. You'll be glad you did.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of my favorites—good for shared small plates or larger entrees. They use fresh ingredients creatively and flavorfully. Not too big, and great old building. Great desserts and well chosen wine as well. I will go again & have already recommended to others (who also sang its praises).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great place great food! There was a line outside before the place opened so good thing we made reservations.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

First time here, great food, staff and atmosphere. The chicken was delicious

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating
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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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vip
 (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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·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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vip
 (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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