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Boat Street Cafe

#216 of 3,096 Restaurants in Seattle
#263 of 3,623 Places to Eat 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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Loud Atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
TreeHugger2014
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Syosset, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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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Oregon/Washington
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband and I go to Boat Street Cafe often to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or just because. We love their food and have never had a meal we've been disappointed with; I've tried many new foods and can credit Boat Street with my new love of just about anything pickled. If I were on death row and could choose my... More 

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seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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
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33 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Boat Street Cafe

Address: 3131 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle, WA 98121-3035
Phone Number: 206-632-4602
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 24
Cuisine: French

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?