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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Treasure on California

Small restaurant in a nondescript location being overrun by 6 story condos, easily missed. One of the best restaurants I've been to all over the world. Fresh ingredients, great preparation, innovative service, intimate relationship with the chef. Is in the Top 3 of good restaurants in WS you must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
WickedMadTraveler
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small restaurant in a nondescript location being overrun by 6 story condos, easily missed. One of the best restaurants I've been to all over the world. Fresh ingredients, great preparation, innovative service, intimate relationship with the chef. Is in the Top 3 of good restaurants in WS you must try.

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Seattle, Washington
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220 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good and very creative would be how I'd describe this neighborhood beauty. The owner chef turns out some high quality tasty food. You. Service was a notch less than you'd expect, but the food made up for it.

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Thank ebcnaz
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!! Who would have though West Seattle could produce such a fantastic place!!! While I might down grade the. wine list. The food was unbelievable and the idea of ordering shared food with it all being served at time perfect timing, makes Blackboard a wonderful place to meet good friends and enjoy a fine evening of fine food and friends!!

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Thank Michael A
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. The restaurant is owned by a married couple, she runs the front of the house and he is the chef. We love it they know us by name and always come and say hello, I also love it that the chef will come and ask what we think of the menu,... More 

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Thank Tami M
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Jacob, the chef, is a man who loves food. Loves it. Which is exactly what I want in a restaurant - an obsessed with food, talking about it, constantly experimenting with it. The menu here is changeable - it is written on the two blackboards in the dining room and changes from day-to-day - sometimes the whole thing, other times... More 

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Thank Jefmac M
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is one of those places where everything is always good. The menu is constantly changing and always a treat. Love this place and like to bring visitors to Seattle to BB Bistro to get a feel for that West Seattle vibe.

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Thank okdokie2015
Sedona, AZ
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The atmosphere is welcoming and service excellent! Everything is presented beautifully and the perfect combination of flavors and textures.

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Thank Alikalki
seattle
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Intimate setting, interesting decor, surprising menu, great staff and excellent food. Reasonable pricing. The location is very accessible. This bistro reminds me of a smaller place in Nice we enjoyed 20 years ago, though it is missing the weather and outdoor seating.

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Thank travelingmick
Seattle
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?