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BluWater Bistro Greenlake

7900 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 524-3985
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Ranked #1,040 of 3,428 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $21 - $30
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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22 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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English first
Seattle Washington
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 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
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
135 reviews 135 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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New York, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Our family recently dined at the BluWater Bistro in Greenlake, and enjoyed a delicious meal! The menu is American with flair---and everything from the drinks to main dishes were super tasty! Our bill was also very reasonable, and the service was good!

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Des Moines, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I miss the BluWater on Lake Union, where I used to go fairly often...but the BluWater on Greenlake is really nice. We sat inside, by the huge windows that were open. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon & it was wonderful to sit in the breeze. The food and drinks were wonderful.

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