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Waterstreet Cafe and Bar

610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1025
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Ranked #24 of 302 restaurants in Olympia
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Legion Way
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68% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place reminded me of a restaurant that would be in napa valley. Really nice menu, amazing drinks, great service. Somehow this place has a sophisticated yet relaxed vibe. Loved it.

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kent, wa
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere great food - excellent service! We went for an anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint. had thoroughbred drink - was great - along with zabuton and salmon

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Party of four for dinner. Halibut Brussels sprout Cioppino And yes meatloaf All were fabulous Manager was very charming and knowledgable about wine The restaurant was very comfortable and not at all stuffy I would recommend this restaurant

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Nice place emphasizing local seafood and a comprehensive wine list. Friendly, professional service, an attractive interior (cozy on a chilly January evening), and an interesting menu. A nice step up from several of the rather generic alternatives in Olympia.

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Tukwila, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I really felt relaxed and comfortable at the Water St Cafe I have not found a better restaurant in Olympia. Thank you Jeff and staff!

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We made reservations through Open Table and the four of us arrived close to 7 p.m. The dining room has changed since we were there last, with a view now of the kitchen area. We ordered drinks and caught up. We ordered the Thai crab cakes for an appetizer. They were wonderfully prepared and tasted great! For dinner, the ladies... More

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Grand Coulee, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The clams were fresh and fabulous and came to the table hot! I had a wonderful coconut crusted red snapper also served piping hot. My husband had a delicious white sauce pizza with pork belly and clams. The staff was attentive and pleasant. Wonderful wine selection. Great attmosphere! Can't wait to go there again!

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Bainbridge Island, WA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Waterstreet was jumping during our Monday evening visit -- the nearby Legislature's now in session! But the staff at this charming eatery in a rehabbed historical building in downtown Olympia was more than equal to the task of coping with the crowd. The menu featured many intriguing dishes showcasing winter ingredients. The food was tasty and well-executed, nicely displayed on... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

It is called Water Street 'Cafe' but it is definitely a restaurant. We went there as a family to celebrate my 70th birthday and we had an excellent dinner - plenty of choice for all ages. My husband was very impressed with the comprehensive wine list.

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Olympia Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We love Waterstreet and think it is the best restaurant in Olympia. It is especially nice on a cold winter evening when you can dine with the fireplace warming the room. Over the years I have eaten there at least 30 times and only once did someone at our table send something back to the kitchen which was immediately taken... More

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