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102 Lakeside Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-2233
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Ranked #1,228 of 3,508 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
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Einhod, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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
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
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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
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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
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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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Monica, our server, was excellent. We went by boat and sat outside on a beautiful day. Great view! Outside tables on the water side need fixing up - old, sitting on slope, wobbly. They were out of fish and chips - shouldn't happen at a waterfront restaurant.

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Additional Information about BluWater Bistro

Address: 102 Lakeside Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone Number: (206) 328-2233
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Seafood

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