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BluWater Bistro Greenlake

7900 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 524-3985
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Ranked #1,027 of 3,447 Restaurants in Seattle
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Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wallingford Street
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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.

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Seattle Washington
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152 reviews 152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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.

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Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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

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Blaine, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We have been here twice now - will not be going back. Food is ok...not great...perhaps not even good...but ok. That said, it certainly is not tasty enough to compensate for the poor service. My GF and I came to the conclusion after two visits that it isn't a matter of being lazy or not caring...they aren't "bad" service people...they... More

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stopped by for late night happy hour, the sliders were over the top delicious. The happy hour prices make ordering a few appetizers a great way to have multiple tastings for less than the price of a meal. Although, the meals are equally as good. Parking can be a hassle, but worth looking for..............

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Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

we had a delicious lunch at this Green Lake cafe. The windows were flung open and the fresh air abounded. We could hear the hubbub at the lake across the street. We had fresh fish, and it was delicious.

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Tumwater, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Had planned to hit the happy hour before dinner but the waitress guessed we were "Groupon people," and said she would have to rering our drinks [$1.25 more] and then she sicced the manager on us. The manager grudgingly agreed with our rights to have a separate tab for happy hour. This was a ridiculous situation since we knew we... More

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