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The Bookstore - Bar & Cafe

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$$ - $$$American, ,
1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1007
+1 206-624-4844
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado toast” (5 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1007
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really expensive and there were minimal options for anything I'd eat at lunch. I settled on the mushroom bucatini and it was just meh. My friend ordered the soup of the day, a black bean soup. They never mentioned to her how spicy it was...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here shortly after arriving in Seattle (hence a bit jetlagged). Enjoyed a cocktail, followed by one salmon and one burger. Definitely possible for a celiac (gluten free) diner to eat well here.

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the lentil bowl. It was so good I asked for the chef to be complimented. Great taste, great service, and lovely quiet ambience.

Thank Elaina M
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Partner and I enjoyed a terrific breakfast with options from egg white scramble (delish) to organic oatmeal, and a fruit bowl with something called fingerling grapes. Server was a cut above the usual hotel restaurant staff. Unique touch of a wide selection of good magazines...More

Thank Shorepine1
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Restaurants associated with hotels are usually bland but our breakfast sandwiches were very good this morning. The eggs were nicely prepared and the brioche bread was delicious without being overly sweet. It's worth a repeat visit.

Thank Wave R
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Located in the Alexis Hotel, this bar/resto has its own feel with two areas allowing a choice of either a bar layout and feel or a restaurant. Popped in for a glass of wine and the bartender was friendly and engaging... always, a telling feature...More

Thank Merril Y
Reviewed February 5, 2018

This place has a great vibe, excellent drinks and pretty good food options. When I lived in Seattle we'd often meet here even though it's a 'hotel bar' it's one of THE places to meet for drinks.

Thank MAB430
Reviewed January 28, 2018

The Bookstore is the bar/restaurant that is part of the Kimpton Alexis Hotel on 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle. From their claim about having more types of scotch than any other place in Seattle, you might think it is primarily a bar with bar food....More

Thank OldEagle48
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We’re staying at the Kimpton and happened in to the bookstore bar and café. Sad at the bar excellent selection of whiskeys. My wife wanted something to nibble on and the kitchen whipped up a small appetizer for us. Fantastic service and will be back...More

Thank Bernie C
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

I really like the atmosphere. There are several defined areas to eat at: the bar, the dinning area behind the bar, and a nook to the side. Happy hour has very good prices. I stayed at the Kimpton hotel for several nights, and just ate...More

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1007
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-624-4844
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