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Boat Street Cafe

#309 of 3,091 Restaurants in Seattle
#364 of 3,572 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Belltown
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3131 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle, WA 98121-3035
206-632-4602
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Today
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food and lovely ambiance

We dined for brunch the day before Mother's Day and the place was packed. They do not take reservations for small parties, so arrive early! No scenic view but nice ambiance. Excellent food and staff was friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
rinaSeattle
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seattle
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
seattle
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We dined for brunch the day before Mother's Day and the place was packed. They do not take reservations for small parties, so arrive early! No scenic view but nice ambiance. Excellent food and staff was friendly.

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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Chose this restaurant because of a write up in a paper touting Jay Guerrero and French provincial food. The simple neutral decor was marred by the gaudy japanese/chinese umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. Was it telling me that this restaurant serves up an Asian/French fusion menu? However, I was pleased when I saw innard items on the menu. Of course... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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1,544 reviews 1,544 reviews
919 restaurant reviews
680 helpful votes 680 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a terrific place for lunch. The food is tasty and the menu is creative. The service is great and the atmosphere is very enjoyable. The prices are not cheap but are worth it based on the quality of the experience. We were visiting a partner company and they took us to lunch at this place, which was within... More 

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New York City, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The menu at this place was an inspiration. There were so many things that I wanted and I could only choose one. The warm lentil and kale salad was the winner, and it was delicious. The atmosphere was bright and airy on a gloomy Seattle day, and the service was great. This is definitely a place to try. We heard... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Okay it is harder to find (its below street level & the signage isn't great) & parking can be a PAIN, but this is a great NW fresh ingredient oriented dining with a french flair. Seattle is losing one of its better small dining destinations in May....

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I am a neighbor, and love this place. It's a lovely French Provencal, priced accordingly. The wine list is great, but not cheap. The food is amazing, the bread pudding is to die for, and the service is great.

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

This place isn't easiest to find - period. But it's worth the effort - exclamation! Really high quality PNW ingredients + classical French technique = excellent food. For example - I had the oregon black cod. Wow! The grapefruit, fennel & roasted beets all combined with the buttery black cod for that proverbial 'party in your mouth' Prices are very... More 

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San Francisco
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Loved the food! It was fresh, seasonal, and had interesting flavors. They have great outdoor seating which was perfect specially with a baby. The indoor portion of the cafe looked just lovely and perfect for a romantic dinner!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

A really quaint restaurant with GREAT food & EXCELLENT service! Our table had the fresh sockeye salmon and rabbit and we would highly recommend both! Great wine selection and ambiance!!

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Boat St. Cafe is located in a coworking space in an otherwise pretty quiet area of town. We gave it a try because it was near our hotel, and were very happy we did. They were accommodating of an infant in a stroller, and offered a diverse and delicious menu. We had a couple of different salads, roasted broccoli, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3131 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle, WA 98121-3035
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: 206-632-4602

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 24
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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