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“Pleasantly Surprised” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tilikum Place Cafe

Tilikum Place Cafe
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Ranked #6 of 4,059 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Belltown
Cross street: 4th Avenue
Description: Located in Belltown near the Space Needle. Specializing in European influenced Northwest cuisine.
Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a small restaurant at the North edge of the Belltown district that was recommended by a Seattle resident named Christine that was staying at our hotel. The cuisine can be described as new American and is very good. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and served by a beautiful waitress who was especially pleasant. The pan fried spring chicken was served with roasted potatoes, asparagus, sauce Robert and the special Halibut selection with dandelion greens was also very well prepared, cooked to perfection and very flavorful. The chefs here are obviously schooled and have excellent cooking skills. This is one of the better Seattle restaurants and we would highly recommend it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Quite good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very cozy place with an inventive cuisine. We were pleased with prompt and friendly service, great specials and very good food. Their house potatoes and sauce reminded me of patatas bravas of Barcelona (for those who traveled Spain). Nice atmosphere and a good crowd. We would definitely return.

Caveat: mimosas aren't cheap here - $10 per flute. Make sure you know that before you say "go ahead" to a refill.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yuliya R
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2 reviews
“Wonderful! !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

wonderful. from the service to the excellent food.
to start they graciously, unprovoked, gave us a list of other restaurants in the area because when we came in i wasnt sure what i wanted to eat. im so happy we stayed! the food was prepared to prefection!!!

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Thank Becky D
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Blew me away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

From the first sip of the cocktail (Hungarian -- bourbon drink so I'm already very happy), to the fresh flavors of the special - halibut with strawberries and fava beans (the broth!!), and then each of the desserts looks phenomenal. We shared profiteroles and rhubarb shortcake with buttermilk lemon biscuits. The server was a fantastic mix of "when you're ready" attentive and knowledgeable with witty commentary. Can't believe I've lived in Seattle 2 years and this was my first time! Definitely will be back, again and again.

Visited June 2014
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Central Valley, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Found this place by accident”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were lost and hungry and took a chance- so glad we did! Ordered the sardine sandwich and a side of roasted potatoes. Would definitely recommend.

Visited June 2014
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