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Blackboard Bistro

3247 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3304
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Ranked #83 of 3,470 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American
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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
Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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55 reviews 55 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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177 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The chef, Jacob, has a real passion for food and it shows in every meal that comes out. Melt in your mouth! Don't skip dessert, you'll regret it when your dining partner doesn't want to share theirs.

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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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: American

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