We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Boat Street Cafe

#231 of 3,553 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Belltown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
3131 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle, WA 98121-3035
206-632-4602
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 90 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    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
Fabulous Lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Debbie K
,
Adrian, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Adrian, Michigan
Top Contributor
1,481 reviews 1,481 reviews
867 restaurant reviews
649 helpful votes 649 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco
Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chico, CA
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Boat Street Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Boat Street Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Romance
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Boat Street Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?