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Blackboard Bistro

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3247 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3304 (SW Hinds Ave)
206-257-4832
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Simplicity and flavor. Seasonally and locally sourced ingredients with a...
Simplicity and flavor. Seasonally and locally sourced ingredients with a constantly changing menu in a comfortable setting. Enjoy company, good food and something to drink from the bar.
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mid-week and our party of 4 were seated promptly. Nice setting whether inside or out in front. Music was overly loud though. Waitress didn't offer any reaction to my reaction (due to hearing issues). Personally, I'm leary of frequenting any establishment that doesn't listen to it's customers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Seattle
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Seattle
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Mid-week and our party of 4 were seated promptly. Nice setting whether inside or out in front. Music was overly loud though. Waitress didn't offer any reaction to my reaction (due to hearing issues). Personally, I'm leary of frequenting any establishment that doesn't listen to it's customers. Waitress was good but often too hurried to offer much advice. All four... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This restaurant in West Seattle is worth the trip if you are downtown. We reserved here because of the interesting menu and it did not disappoint. The celery and asparagus fries were terrific and the corn on the cob was awesome. Loved everything we had - except the wine list. A little disappointing - but the Sangria was lovely. Good... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my third time at Blackboard Bistro. As always, I was not disappointed. It is an intimate restaurant with a very nice atmosphere and professional wait staff. My friend and I whiled away the evening chatting, sipping some very nice drinks, and sampling some nicely prepared dishes. All were very good but the lamb was my favorite. For desert... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A great small restaurant. The menu was interesting and everything that landed on our table was outstanding. The service was personal and first rate. Don't go to the Blackboard Bistro because you need to eat in West Seattle, go to West Seattle to eat at the Blackboard Bistro.

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Ridgefield, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We met a good friend here at his suggestion and had a most delicious dinner last Saturday evening. We were also celebrating my Birthday. We began by trying some of their signature cocktails, each with a little custom twist. We all loved them! Then we had an order of their Celery Root Fries--slightly crunchy, unusual and delicious! Our entrees were... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Delightful small restaurant in West Seattle. They have an imaginative and varied menu, but not so large that you wouldn't believe that they can do it well. And well they do. Everything is cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients in their small kitchen, and everything we sampled was a hit. We started with celery root fries with blue cheese mayonnaise.... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have dined at Blackboard Bistro in West Seattle many times, and without a doubt, this is the best, most imaginative cuisine in Seattle. Chef Jacob has a way of combining ingredients that, at first glance, may seem unusual but actually work deliciously well together. He is truly a master of tastes and textures. The menu is expansive, changes often,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Three small pieces of bread could not possibly absorb the delicious seasoned oil that came with it, nor the yummy tapenade left on my plate. The scallops with crunchy red quinoa, arugula, and pine nuts was drizzled with a flavorful olive and currant tapenade that I wanted to lick off the plate. Our other main course was not as memorable... More 

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Sisters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great restaurant. Enough choices to find something you like, but not overwhelming. They work very well with order as you go. The grilled romaine salad was wonderful, and the scallop and toasted quinoa was our favorite. Comfortable and intimate dining area.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

You had me at the bread and butter!! I've never had anything like it. melted butter, with pine nuts and "I'm not sure what else." Don't wait for the meal. Eat it immediately. It's not oil. It solidifies. Next time. I'll dig in and finish it off. A lovely woman with an Irish (I think) accent, greeted us and suggested... More 

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Additional Information about Blackboard Bistro

Address: 3247 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3304
Phone Number: 206-257-4832
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $29 to $31
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3247 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3304
    (SW Hinds Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-257-4832

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $29 to $31
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Simplicity and flavor. Seasonally and locally sourced ingredients with a constantly changing menu in a comfortable setting. Enjoy company, good food and something to drink from the bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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