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Blackboard Bistro

#218 of 3,026 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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3247 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3304 (SW Hinds Ave)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday late afternoon celebration event was topped with delicious food, wonderful service, and a laid back and relaxing atmosphere. We ordered 6 different dishes, from roasted cauliflower (extraordinary) to NY strip steak (melt in your mouth good). We order all at once, and the chef decided the order of arrival, so each dish could be savor end family-style and on... More 

Thank Lisiscout
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I live in the West Seattle neighborhood where Blackboard Bistro is located; It's an easy walk for me to get there. I am drawn to Blackboard's intimacy without being necessarily "romantic." The level of service is professional without being stuffy. The menu is always fresh, with creative combinations that collectively bring back the olfactory experience of DINING. The chef is... More 

Thank katielaughs
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I've been here twice, but need to go more often. First time was about three years ago and have been wanting to return ever since. Finally got a chance to this past Saturday with my family to celebrate some birthdays. It was as good as I remembered. I'd go back for just the bread and brown butter that served with... More 

Thank Wen206
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Came for Mother's Day Dinner. Was in a larger group so ate family style. Every plate brought out was great. The roasted cauliflower is a must. Every thing tasted good with great presentation. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Nora D
Seattle, Washington, United States
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The Blackboard Bistro was a very pleasant surprise as we begin our exploration of places to dine in our new West Seattle neighborhood. From the outside, The Blackboard looks cozy and enticing, but we were not expecting the lessons they were preparing for us inside. We started our evening with cocktails to warm us up after the 3/4 mile walk... More 

Thank Al D
Portland, OR
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We found Blackboard Bistro by "accident". We wanted to try someplace different from downtown Seattle. What an amazing find. The meal started with bread and a brown butter and pumpkins seed spread that was very good. We ended up ordering two vegetarian options. Brussel sprouts with pecorino and pickled walnuts. I had no idea you could pickle walnuts or that... More 

Thank saguas
Madison, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Small restaurant in a nondescript location being overrun by 6 story condos, easily missed. One of the best restaurants I've been to all over the world. Fresh ingredients, great preparation, innovative service, intimate relationship with the chef. Is in the Top 3 of good restaurants in WS you must try.

Thank WickedMadTraveler
Seattle, Washington
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388 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Very good and very creative would be how I'd describe this neighborhood beauty. The owner chef turns out some high quality tasty food. You. Service was a notch less than you'd expect, but the food made up for it.

Thank ebcnaz
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Wow!!! Who would have though West Seattle could produce such a fantastic place!!! While I might down grade the. wine list. The food was unbelievable and the idea of ordering shared food with it all being served at time perfect timing, makes Blackboard a wonderful place to meet good friends and enjoy a fine evening of fine food and friends!!

Thank Michael A
Seattle, Washington
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. The restaurant is owned by a married couple, she runs the front of the house and he is the chef. We love it they know us by name and always come and say hello, I also love it that the chef will come and ask what we think of the menu,... More 

Thank Tami M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3247 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3304
    (SW Hinds Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-257-4832
Simplicity and flavor. Seasonally and locally sourced ingredients with a constantly changing menu in a comfortable setting. Enjoy company, good food and something to drink from the bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?