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102 Lakeside Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-2233
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We opened The 3rd BluWater Bistro location in the Leschi neighborhood on...
We opened The 3rd BluWater Bistro location in the Leschi neighborhood on March 13, 2004. Mick McHugh handed the reigns over to us after 22 successful years of running the Leschi Lake Cafe. With a slight remodel we cozy'd up the place, added some fantastic rollback windows, high back booths, some flat screen TV's, and leather furniture by the fireplace. The menu reflects all the goodness that a cozy bistro should offer, including the ever famous & popular "Lake Side Cafe" Fish and Chips... gotta keep the neighborhood happy. Stop in for some brunch on the weekends or some late night food.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yummy lunch on a quiet Saturday

This restaurant had the kind of menu I love! Good salad selection, lots of choices for entrees, but not too many. Even a knockout dessert menu! My husband had the ribs , which he said were delicious and I had the French Onion soup. It was just the way I like it with the Gruyere cheese melting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Nan H
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This restaurant had the kind of menu I love! Good salad selection, lots of choices for entrees, but not too many. Even a knockout dessert menu! My husband had the ribs , which he said were delicious and I had the French Onion soup. It was just the way I like it with the Gruyere cheese melting over the edge... More 

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Redmond, Washington
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

come during sunset, very pretty views. great friendly service, try the bread pudding at the end. Ravioli was also great. make sure to ask for a window view table.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I've been going to this location for years. It's views and ambiance are excellent. It's casual dining in the Leschi/Madison Park area with outdoor seating. I have a home within walking distance and thoroughly enjoy the food, beverage selection and attitude of the staff. Parking is easy, if you're driving and it's great for warm evenings. I recommend it.

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Augusta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our favorite restaurant in the Seattle area, primarily because we have become good friends with the wait staff and owner. It also helped that my new wife lived just a few doors down. Although a bit limited in the number of entrees, the food is quite good and the ambience is superb. We love the open view of... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Scenic dining room view, solid menu of bar food and excellent entrees. Owner usually on site, staff are friendly, and importantly, they serve Mac 'n Jack African Amber. We avoid places that don't.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We called BluWater late on Christmas day hoping for a last minute reservation for dinner and they got us right in. The food was really very good - moist turkey, perfectly cooked prime rib, and excellent sides. Service was also good. As an aside, the restaurant itself is past it's prime and is in desperate need of some updating and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Two of us had the ceviche, which came with about two pounds of chips (OK, I exaggerate). The dish of ceviche itself was tiny, expensive, and not really worth mentioning. The menu is only OK; the best part about the restaurant is the view to Lake Washington.

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Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Went there for Sunday brunch with a Groupon and wasn't sure what to expect with some of the negative reviews. We were seated at a table with a view and within less than a minute of sitting down, we had 2 waters plus a straw cup for the 2 year old and a plate of yummie banana bread slices. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

It's got a nice atmosphere and a good selection of foods and drinks at all hours of the day. In the summer it opens up to the patio and it's nice to enjoy drinks and dinner outside. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

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Mission, British Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We have been to this place three times now and I just love it! The food is consistently great. I've had the encrusted fish once, the last time the ravioli with pear & blue cheese. I ALWAYS have the clams as an appy. We've had their pizza's and sliders too. All of it is good. Haven't had anything we didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Lakeside Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 328-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

We opened The 3rd BluWater Bistro location in the Leschi neighborhood on March 13, 2004. Mick McHugh handed the reigns over to us after 22 successful years of running the Leschi Lake Cafe. With a slight remodel we cozy'd up the place, added some fantastic rollback windows, high back booths, some flat screen TV's, and leather furniture by the fireplace. The menu reflects all the goodness that a cozy bistro should offer, including the ever famous & popular "Lake Side Cafe" Fish and Chips... gotta keep the neighborhood happy. Stop in for some brunch on the weekends or some late night food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?