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Boat Street Cafe

#258 of 3,353 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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3131 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle, WA 98121-3035
206-632-4602
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Posh brunch!

This is a lovely little cafe, hidden form the main street, and located a short(ish) walk from the space needle. As a result it isn't blessed with natural light but it doesn't take too much away from the setting. We went there for brunch as it was listed elsewhere as a top 10 brunch location in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
iamSJP
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely little cafe, hidden form the main street, and located a short(ish) walk from the space needle. As a result it isn't blessed with natural light but it doesn't take too much away from the setting. We went there for brunch as it was listed elsewhere as a top 10 brunch location in Seattle and we are... More 

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Thank iamSJP
Denver, Colorado
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Excellent french themed restaurant. Small dishes nicely prepared. Went for an outstanding lunch. Chicken sandwich was superb.

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Thank Hoffmnron
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I say simple but the food is delicious. They prove you don't need a lot of odd ingredients to make something gourmet. True to the french bistro style of this place. Add to that you generally see half the place drinking wine at lunch. Despite being located downstairs within the loft building, it has large windows and light decorations which... More 

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Thank Rachel K
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The location is a bit funky, under a loft-type building, but it makes up for it in ambiance. Wonderful french cooking, the food is tres bien!

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Thank margre02
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

So sad to see this restaurant cut service to breakfast and lunch and Monday roast. New menu daily based on what is fresh and available with a quintessential flare! Top quality all around always Devine!

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Thank akwp
Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Stopped at Boat Street Café on a hot afternoon in Seattle (really, it was hot) and had a great lunch. Had the smoked trout salad and a very nice glass of rosé. Just right! Not an exhaustive menu, but what I saw served at other tables looked just as good as mine. Short walk down from the Space Needle. Not... More 

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Thank Galina332
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had brunch here on a weekend. The atmosphere is loud and the food is pricey for what you get. I had the "rustic cornmeal custard cake" which looked and tasted like a moist cornbread. It was paired with a banana and sausage and drizzled with warm syrup. I liked the flavor combo, but at $15 it was overpriced.

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Thank TreeHugger2014
Syosset, New York
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Perfect shabby chic venue. Amazing food. We shared biscuits that were slathered in butter and honey. I ordered the cornmeal custard cakes that advertised themselves as better than pancakes. Completely accurate. The eggs benedict were enjoyed as well. A perfect place for brunch.

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Thank Momma L
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We use Boat Street for quick sandwiches during lunch and have had several colleagues/guests go during business meetings. I personally love the staff!

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Thank LMcDaniel64
Oregon/Washington
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Boat Street Cafe is a wonderful place for lunch. The food is very fresh and the menu changes frequently. Portion sizes are perfect, with a few bordering on the generous side. The outdoor patio seating cannot be beat on a nice day. Service is excellent and prices are very fair, around $15 for lunch entrees. A few other reviews mention... 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?