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The Bookstore - Bar & Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1007
+1 206-624-4844
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“avocado toast” (5 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Tucked in the beautiful Alexis Hotel this is a nice little spot for breakfast or a late night snack or nightcap. Good quality food and drinks with friendly bar tenders. The mussels with chorizo were the best mussels I’ve ever eaten.

Thank Randi H
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Let's start out saying how chill the environment is. This is a real bookstore. They sell books and make amazing cocktails and food. I highly suggest coming here to unwind after a long day of work. Order a cocktails and get the fried half chicken....More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner having stayed at the hotel in the past. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the drinks offered and made superb recommendations that did not disappoint. Food was prepared to our liking with a little something for the vegan and the meat lovers.

Thank 880deniset
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Food is acceptable but not great. Steel cut oats were cold and served without accompaniment. Had to request. Latte overly foamy.

Thank sjdif
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Located in the classic and well-maintained Alexis Hotel, Bookstore Bar & Cafe offer a cozy ambience, well-crafted menu that hits all the right spots - a straightforward egg, bacon, potatoes and toast breakfast.

Thank Merril Y
Reviewed August 25, 2017

WAY too expensive for what you get! Poor customer service. Keep an eye on the staff. They don't know how to"serve" the customer.

Thank gjarnold
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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