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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

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (53)
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Cozy (46)
Good for a Date (44)
Local Ingredients (39)
Casual (37)
Great for Brunch (35)
Romantic (35)
Special Occasion (35)
Authentic (33)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Seasonal (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Healthy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Business Meals (10)
Fun (10)
People Watching (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Organic (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Anchorage)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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·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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food5
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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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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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food5
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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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food5
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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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