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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/Brunch, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 25
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Great Little Place!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
polkadot45
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Ridgefield, WA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ridgefield, WA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Snoqualmie, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Blackboard Bistro has a soul. The chef is a big, big- hearted, talented guy and the sou -chef, smaller version but with the same lust for great cooking and personally pleasing everyone, that makes this small, un-pretentious restaurant special. When I am there I always feel like each dish was cooked especially for me. Not only have I never had... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After reading the reviews, I had to try it. I'm glad I did. The pork scallopini was excellent!! The pasta (which looked and tasted homemade?) were cooked perfectly. The sauce, was rich and delicious. My girlfriend ordered the gnochi. Might I say, I've had a lot of gnocchi, and these were the best. The mushrooms were cooked perfectly,and the sauce... More 

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seattle
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Pork Belly??? Not in my wildest dreams! I'm usually into healthy eating, but for a celebration, I ordered the Pork Belly with Apricots and tomatoes. OMG, such wonderful flavors. The pork was succulent and oh so tender. Each flavor of the dish was distinctive and a spectacular taste sensation. We'll be back often. Our entrees were favorably priced. Thought the... More 

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Seattle, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We've eaten here several times and look forward to coming back. The Sunday brunch is delicious. We've been to the expensive Sunday brunches elsewhere and find that food to be sub-par. The brunch at Blackboard bistro was fantastic. We've only gone to brunch there once. We have eaten there for dinner and have tried many different foods. We try to... More 

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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 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?