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Boat Street Cafe

3131 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle, WA 98121-3035 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
206-632-4602
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Ranked #351 of 3,446 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $24
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Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
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English first
Seattle
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fantastic food, great service and very romantic. (The romantic aesthetics are light and airy rather than dark and seductive, if that makes sense.) We sat outside on their patio and had a fabulous dinner. My partner has brunch there often and says the brunch is fantastic too. Might be hard to find if you're from out of town and driving... More

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Chico, CA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had been hearing of this restaurant for some time, so I thought I'd check it out on this trip. The food was pretty good, and the service was adequate. What was a little weird was that we tried to get reservations for 6 but couldn't get them until 7, yet when we showed up at 6:30 it was empty... More

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You need to go down a pathway or stairs to get to this place tucked in, not to far from the Seattle Sculpture Park. The salmon was good, simply prepared and nice portion. Good service. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited on a Tuesday night and the restaurant wasn't that busy, but that was okay. (We had our hotel make reservations, but they had no record of it. Not sure who dropped the ball.) We had a lovely meal (Pork Chop, squid, Clams, and the special appy of the day). The dessert was amazing - bread pudding. Very tasty.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have been hearing about the cafe for a long time, and finally got there on June 24 for lunch with friends. Really charming setting, nice service. But lunch menu is limited. I had the pot au feu, which was basically tasteless, meat marbled with gristle; yes, I know this is a classic French dish, but in late June this... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very odd location sort of tucked away with no view to speak and difficult parking. Appetizers were good. Excellent pate. Pickled plate was a bit too pickled/sweet. My vegetarian entree was the worst fine dining entree I've had in recent memory (I'm not a vegatarian either) Some sort of bland cubes of I can't remember over a pile of mushy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Boat Street Cafe is a hidden gem in Lower Queen Anne. If you don't know where to look, you will easily bypass this great little restaurant. I can here for dinner with a few friends. The service was prompt and courteous. We asked for, and received recommendations on both the appetizers and entree. Our meal was expertly prepared, and the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Group of 8 for a birthday party. Great attentive service, fast food service. All the food was great except for the clams, a little overcooked. Lamb neck melted in your mouth! Copper river salmon was perfectly done! Mouse pate was so light with a fantastic flavor. Pickled vegetable plate was enjoyed by all with big raves on variety. Smaller restaurant... More

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Seattle, Washington
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120 reviews 120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Brunch Review. This place is oozing with Parisian charm, I LAVA it! We finally got around to trying this place and it's really good. The Puffins are so delightful! Get two because we shared one and I was wishing I could've had it all to myself. :) The hubs got eggs benedict and I got a custom assortment of breakfast... More

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Glencoe IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I considered going here on several previous visits to Seattle, but never did. glad I finally decided to go. Very low key atmosphere and sparsely appointed. The menu is not extensive, but everyone in our party of five selected a different entree. Everyone was very satisfied with his choice. However, the consensus was the brined pork chop was at top... More

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