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BluWater Bistro Greenlake

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7900 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Wallingford Street)
(206) 524-3985
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good neighborhood place

Had dinner alone at the Bluwater on a Sunday night. Was quite and comfortable. Food was very good as was the service. No complaints -- and will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Seattle, Washington
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had dinner alone at the Bluwater on a Sunday night. Was quite and comfortable. Food was very good as was the service. No complaints -- and will return.

Thank Boscorelli53
Bellingham, Washington
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and I decided to drive down here for our 1 year wedding anniversary. I had requested seating away from the bar which they accommodated, as well as a rose for our table, which they generously supplied at no charge. We ordered the Thai Chicken for an appetizer which was scrumptious. I had the Dungeness crab Mac 'n Cheese... More 

Thank Jefferson M
Seattle, Washington
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157 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

No good restaurant would run out of maple syrup and substitute imitation for the real stuff without saying anything. When I asked for real maple syrup, the waitress gave me a blank stare and said this was all they had other than sugar free. The menu says pancakes with maple syrup. A few minutes later she came back and said... More 

Thank LynneJSM
San Francisco, California
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a reliable neighborhood spot with a good beer list and good food. Try the table-top smores! Our kids love it.

Thank 8069sa
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Set on Greenlake, with the foot traffic and scenery to take in, this is a great place to take a breather from whatever ails you. The menu has a Foodie orientation, a bit on the high side, with very little to suit a vegetarian. They are very willing to create things to accomodate...But, for me, a glass of whatever and... More 

Thank Jackie H
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323 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our table of four had a mixture of lunch and brunch. The egg dishes looked good. My companion and my salads were heavily dressed, which defeats the purpose of eating healthy. The crab on top the salad tasted like it was from a can. We enjoyed a slice of a fruited bread when we sat down. We had good service.

Thank Feenixwest
Seattle Washington
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207 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I have pleasant memories of BluWater from over four years ago. However, reading some reviews revealed some rough seas until last summer. Happily, three of us had a pleasing dinner and came in time to enjoy Happy Hour specials. What's different? Talking to staff, we heard that as of last July, the original former chef revamped the menu, it's under... More 

Thank PanoramaPoint
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

stopped in after high school graduation. We were seated promptly and our waitress provided great attentive service. The food was good and reasonably priced. I had the fish and chips which was excellent.

Thank Gman6792
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a great place to go on a cold rainy night. Get a seat on one of the couches next to their two fireplaces and relax with a meal and a nice drink. They have a nice atmosphere and some good food. Their burgers and mac n' cheese are good. Good beers and whiskey. Good place to take a... More 

Thank Joel S
Blaine, Washington
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Bluwater was a suggestion from my step son who used to frequent it when he was in school at UW. We were in Seattle to have a post-Christmas gathering with our three 20-something kids. Wild Lights at the zoo was the target but we needed a place to meet up. My thought was Rosita's (see my tripadvisor review 1/5/12) but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7900 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98103
    (Wallingford Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 524-3985

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene


Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?