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Boat Street Cafe

3131 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle, WA 98121-3035 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
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Ranked #181 of 3,387 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $22 - $24
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
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73 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Woodinville, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our group of 8 women who take an annual trip together decided to stay in Seattle this year. Our "big" dinner out was at Boat Street Cafe. The service, food, atmosphere and location was delightful and perfect. We shared about 5 appetizers (nice to do with a group) and all dishes were enjoyed. Since I'm not a huge meat eater... More

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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Yes yes yes PLEASE! or should I say "oui s'il vous plaît" what a fantastic surprise this place was. Hidden in a little courtyard, in a fantastically unpretentious setting, your taste buds will get shocked and loved with every bite. We went for dinner and had no reservations. We sat at the bar which ended up being quite nice because... More

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Brownsville, TX
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Dined here as a group of three on a Saturday evening. We ordered the bread, as well as the clams and a cheese plate for appetizers. Enjoyed the cheese but all agreed that the clams were unexceptional. I ordered the roasted pork rib chop. Between the kale and the raisins, it was the perfect blend of sweet and savory. One... More

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Durham, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My husband and I went for dinner one evening during the week. Our server was friendly and non-rushing. the setting was intimate but not dull. The food was good, the bread and butter and dessert was great!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Very nice atmosphere on a sunday morning to enjoy your brunch. Prices are very reasonable with what you get. Friendly staff as well. Reservation is preferable.

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Hawthorne, NJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had a wonderful night at the Boat Street Cafe. The space was wonderful, the staff was engaging and attentive. The food was fresh, local and very well prepared. I truly enjoyed my visit.

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Clifton, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had a wonderful meal; this is a restaurant where you savor the food. If you are looking for huge portions, don't come here. If you want to have some very interesting dishes, then give it a try. We decided to have a few appetizers; shared the pickle plate...some very interesting pickles (blueberries! ginger! carrot! yum...), a lovely fall salad,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Met friends for brunch on a very rainy Saturday. The staff were very friendly, almost a little too familiar, telling us about things they were forced to do in previous jobs. That could be a Pacific NW culture thing, though. The food was very good, but not amazing. A nice place, but you can do better in such a food... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

My husband picked this place as it was rated one of the romantic restaurants in Seattle. Initially we were quite surprised to see the place empty (we were early) and the hall next to the restaurant smelled like a barn. We decided to stay for appetizers only. I ordered the cheese...he got the trout special. We also ordered custom beverages... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were here for a rehearsal dinner for a best friend. The food was amazing and we never had to wait for a moment for anything. There is an area that can be used for private functions, and this space was perfect for our group. Very romantic and intimate setting without so much noise you have to speak loudly to... More

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