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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, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Lovely place for a summer dinner on the lake

Dined here with a group of 12 on the weekend. One of those rare sunny spring weekends in Seattle. We dined outside, which you definitely want to do while here. The service was outstanding, and the food was very good as well. I was going to get the fish tacos, since I have had those before, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
CWR01
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Mercer Island, Washington
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Mercer Island, Washington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Dined here with a group of 12 on the weekend. One of those rare sunny spring weekends in Seattle. We dined outside, which you definitely want to do while here. The service was outstanding, and the food was very good as well. I was going to get the fish tacos, since I have had those before, and they were REALLY... More 

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Kommetjie, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Recently visited Bluwater Leschi for their 'Seafood Louie' salad--yes, it's very worth the trip over the hill from downtown just to have this delicious dish. (so wish they had it year-round)--full of crab, shrimp, mussels and topped with nice piece of salmon. It's a winner. While there our area was waited on by Sarah. This little gal just whipped around... More 

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Seattle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The meals were all well prepared, well presented and very tasty. I had quit coming here a long while back because I had been disappointed in the food after having been a regular customer for a long time. I gave it a go yesterday and it was great. Sat outside (Lakeside). Had prompt professional service . In fact I keep... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

But I chose a salad so it's difficult to rave about it. Great ambiance and views. Next time I'm going big on some seafood.

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Seattle, Washington
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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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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21 reviews 21 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
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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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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: Scenic view, Romantic

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?