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Blackboard Bistro

3247 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3304
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Ranked #74 of 3,511 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $29 - $31
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
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: SW Hinds Ave
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.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

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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46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Chef/owner Jacob Wiegner consistently prepares food that is sometimes unexpected, but never loses the identity of the ingredients. This takes a practiced hand, and a certain tasteful restraint. My hat's off to him!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A group of eight women celebrated Christmas with a brunch at the Blackboard Bistro. The owner greeted us as we entered the establishment. From the moment we entered, to the time we departed, I was not disappointed. An interesting menu, relaxed service - no rush to get you out of the door. The food was scrumptious, the presentation was lovely,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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178 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This place has a brunch menu designed more like a tasting menu - you have a choice of drink (bloody mary, mimosa, coffee, etc), followed by a house baked good, followed by a choice of main course. Everything we had was excellent. There was a problem in the kitchen with one of our orders, so a n additional dish, the... More 

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Westlake Village
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I at the end of a 2 plus week trip in several countries found ourselves at the Blackboard Bistro for dinner. Could not have been better. Not pretentious, down to earth and casual, which works well for Us as we just wanted good food in a relaxed environment since we were both needing a vacation from our... 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 - 31
Cuisine: American

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