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Boat Street Cafe

#345 of 3,017 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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3131 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle, WA 98121-1098
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and fantastic experience, food was good but plates small and expensive. Nice funky atmosphere but ritzy style and those small artsy plates

Thank Thomas C
Hartsville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Olympic Sculpture park and found this restaurant nearby. There was not an easy path to get from the park to the restaurant, but the meal was worth it. Service and food was excellent and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!

Thank Jack D
Vancouver, Canada
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217 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Met a friend at the Boat Street. A little difficult to locate, it's down a ramp-way and to the right. It was a beautiful warm Saturday morning and we decided to sit on the patio. Enjoyed a light breakfast with fresh strawberry scone and egg white omelet with ham. Tasty. Shared the small drip coffee...STRONG! Good service, tasty food and... More 

Thank Mellie2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Had Mother's Day Brunch. French Provincial food with a Pacific Northwest flair. Menu was diverse enough for a brunch that everyone was happy and well fed. One of the best Bread Puddings I have had in a long time. Wait staff very polite and efficient. I would definitely go there again.

Thank 2far2go
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Nice French restaurant in a great location with ample open seating. The service is excellent and the food is delicious with rich flavor.

Thank MingmeiHong
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

It reviews so well that I thought I would grab brunch here this morning. It starts poorly with another patron getting shoo'd out the door (which was open) because they only open at 10:30. His watch said 10:29, mine 10:28. The menu comes with a rather wordy list of warnings and admonishments at the bottom....yeah...ok. 25 mins from seating to... More 

Thank Jono L
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We went to Seattle for a little break, but my advanced Valentine's Day dinner planing was late. I couldn't get a reasonable time reservation in the 'normal' nice restaurants so off I went to find something new. And we found the Boat Street Cafe (Boat Street Kitchen). What a nice surprise. The restaurant is a little out of the way,... More 

Thank LarryWiklund
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This is a lovely little cafe, hidden form the main street, and located a short(ish) walk from the space needle. As a result it isn't blessed with natural light but it doesn't take too much away from the setting. We went there for brunch as it was listed elsewhere as a top 10 brunch location in Seattle and we are... More 

Thank iamSJP
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Excellent french themed restaurant. Small dishes nicely prepared. Went for an outstanding lunch. Chicken sandwich was superb.

Thank Hoffmnron
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I say simple but the food is delicious. They prove you don't need a lot of odd ingredients to make something gourmet. True to the french bistro style of this place. Add to that you generally see half the place drinking wine at lunch. Despite being located downstairs within the loft building, it has large windows and light decorations which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $24
American, Gluten Free Options, French
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3131 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle, WA 98121-1098
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: 206-632-4602

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