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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!
Seattle, WA 98126
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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