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BluWater Bistro - Leschi

4.2
4.2
1076 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We opened The 3rd BluWater Bistro location in the Leschi neighborhood on March 13, 2004. Mick McHugh handed the reigns over to us after 22 successful years of running the Leschi Lake Café. With a slight remodel we cozy'd up the place, added some fantastic rollback windows, high back booths, some flat screen TV's, and leather furniture by the fireplace. The menu reflects all the goodness that a cozy bistro should offer, including the ever famous & popular "Lake Side Café" Fish and Chips... gotta keep the neighborhood happy. Stop in for some brunch on the weekends or some late night food.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (206) 328-2233

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a semi-private view area that can seat up to 40 people.

  • Private party contact

    Braydi Mackenzie: (206) 325-5779

  • Neighborhood

    Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Day

    $59.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    $59.00 Choose one starter Field green salad with cranberry-walnut vinaigrette or Butternut Squash Soup Entrée options Prime Rib, Turkey, or Ham Served with all the trimmings; garlic mashed potatoes, & Seasonal vegetables. Dessert Traditional Pumpkin Pie *Appetizer and limited dinner menu also available
  • Christmas Eve

    $59.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    $59.00 Choose one starter Field green salad with cranberry-walnut vinaigrette or Butternut Squash Soup Entrée options Prime Rib, Turkey, or Ham Served with all the trimmings; garlic mashed potatoes, & Seasonal vegetables. Dessert Traditional Pumpkin Pie *Appetizer and limited dinner menu also available
  • New Year's Eve Steak & Lobster

    $49.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Celebrate New Year's proper! 6oz Filet mignon & 6oz Maine Lobster tail ONLY $49 at Bluwater. Music, noise makers, party favors, tiaras and champagne toast at midnight. A Seattle tradition- Bluwater New Year's Eve

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What 1,076 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Scenic View

  • Seattle

    Kid Friendly

  • Seattle

    Scenic View

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  1. DL

    DanielL

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast and bloody marys. Great service and comfortable atmosphere.
  2. J

    Jenny

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Water Bistro never disappoints! We’ve celebrated holidays here a few times and everything was top notch as usual forThanksgiving Our server, Zack, was attentive - but not intrusive- personable and quick with all requests. We had the Shrimp “cocktail” appetizer, which tasted fresh and yummy, and turkey w/all the trimmings which was hot & delicious. We were completely satisfied, stuffed & took home leftovers and pumpkin pie which we thoroughly enjoyed the next day. The place was super busy and had a warm ambience. We’ll be back for sure!
  3. KO

    KathyO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Understanding it was Thanksgiving so a lot of customers, the staff (minus the bartenders) was a bit overwhelmed but extremely accommodating, friendly, resourceful. We started at the bar while waiting for our table and felt completely invisible. I would've liked to be acknowledged at the very least but no one even looked at us. The meal was mediocre - we both had prime rib, which arrived fast but was only slightly warm. We felt the value wasn't there - maybe due to the event/amount of customers. I would go again at a different time but definitely not during a holiday.
  4. AW

    AngelaW

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    It is not acceptable to make reservations in November and then be seated outside in the outdoor extension. The temperature kept dropping as the evening progressed. Patrons eating with hats and coats on. great for breakfast and lunch. I cannot recommend the holiday dinner because of seating.
  5. JH

    JaysonH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Booked weeks in advance for the Thanksgiving dinner menu. We had to sit on plastic patio chairs at an garden table with a dirty table cloth. Tables were packed so tight people had to climb over us to exit from one side of the restaurant to the other. It seemed as if they added additional seating to accommodate the reservations. All of the food was cold and the meat was over cooked, and the pumpkin pie was still partially frozen. Our waitress was super nice but unless she was shouting the place was so loud, we couldn’t understand her. Overall very disappointing experience.
  6. t

    tomw

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kudos to the hardworking staff on Thanksgiving! Everything was wonderful.
  7. MB

    MarthaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food good , Turkey and pumpkin pie outstanding! Slow service. Nice people and great location!
  8. KB

    KellyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Food and ambiance was kind of average. Turkey was loaded with fat, only like a teaspoon of stuffing served on plate, gravy did not taste good. HOWEVER, the service from our waitress (don't have her name) was really outstanding. She was incredibly sweet and efficient. She had such a bright attitude and gave it all up for us to have a nice Thanksgiving. We really appreciated her.
  9. K

    Kate

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We came for Thanksgiving and the food was fine but the service is what was 5-star! My daughter is on the spectrum and has “good” and “bad” food days—this unfortunately ended up being one of the bad ones. I was going to give her my mashed potatoes and have that be the end of it, but the waitress noticed me talking to her and asked if she’d like a kids Mac & cheese—even though there was a limited menu for thanksgiving and that wasn’t on it. Day = saved, all because the waitress took notice of a quiet child that wasn’t eating. I will go back solely because of this.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The turkey was moist and flavorful. The service was excellent. The butternut squash soup and gravey could use just a bit more seasoning but still were good. Overall we were happy with our experience. We'll definitely come back again.
  11. RD

    RolandD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Went for Thanksgiving, had a reservation, they were obviously overwhelmed. My eight year old daughter and I were sat outside in a heated tent area, no view of the lake. We ordered an appetizer that never arrived. The main food came out 1 minute after the soup/salad, so no chance to eat that without the rest getting cold. No one checked on us after that till it was time to pay. The pumpkin pie was walmart store quality with a tasteless cardboardy crust. On the bright side, turkey was very tender and well seasoned. Food quality overall was not bad, but overpriced for the experience. Would not go again.
  12. TP

    TinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleased with the restaurant I got to celebrate my sisters 50th birthday and we really really really really really really really had a very good time. The food was amazing the waitresses the bartender everybody was excellent. I’ve already told people here at blue orgin which I work for about the restaurant so you might get some people from blue orgin
  13. c

    cleank

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    My kids really enjoy the pancakes and waffles, and I enjoy the view, but the egg dishes always disappoint. I had a salmon scramble that was flavorless.
  14. MS

    MsShanghai

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    wonderful place to eat, good food, good service, good value, consistently! they were kind of short handed but that is understandable. everything was still good.
  15. D

    Denver

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Our server was excellent, he tried his best to make the rock fish something worth eating. He stood by to see if the second time was the charm, but it was identical to the first time. Dry and overcooked. The shrimp and the ribs were ok and the crab appetizer was very ordinary. The drinks were excellent and we enjoyed those. Go there for the view and the drinks. The food is very average.
  16. KR

    KarenR

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food was fair. The ambience was excellent.
  17. JR

    JuanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!. Excelent foot, nice view, and excelent service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Erin was the best! We’re from Los Angeles and discovered this place visiting Seattle. Great food and great service! Thank you for a wonderful experience. ❤️❤️❤️
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The waitstaff was wonderful; the food was good; the inside could use a refresh.
  21. MI

    MumInWA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Love that they have option for really late breakfast + regular menu items so everyone in your party has choices ! The fish & chips were terrible (burned). Staff were friendly but too busy to be attentive. Inside/Outside dining available.
  22. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Shally provided superior service. She was absolutely excellent.
  23. DH

    DebraH

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food is always good, as far as service ours was not good this time. We do love this place even if
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Lack of service as well tables no clean. The pace was good 10y ago as today the owner didn’t invest waitress, clean and same menu
  25. DK

    DoubleK

    Phoenix

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    While they did not check our reservation status when we arrived, they seated us right away on the open patio. Very nice. This restaurant was a little far out on a windy, curvy road, but the water view was pretty. I had the wild-caught salmon appetizer and my daughter had a burger. Everything tasted good. People were friendly although our server seemed kinda tired.
  26. WK

    WendyK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Mediterranean plate not as good as when I ordered it before, store bought hummous not delicous, not edible.
  27. DB

    DonB

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Graciously accommodated window seating requested for out of town guests. Service was great, but slowed at times by kitchen and proximity to the bar. Overall, comfortable setting and ambiance.
  28. C

    Charlie

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We were given out of date menus, then our napkins were damp like they had been left out in the rain. Server kept making every interaction awkward. Food was strictly OK.
  29. J

    John

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The parmesan encrusted halibut was pretty good. Nice presentation. The burgers were okay. All three were cooked to well done which is very safe, but not the "medium" that was requested. Fries were very good. Hot and crispy.
  30. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Food and ambience were very enjoyable.
  31. JC

    JohnC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a beautiful view of Lake Washington, Mt Rainier, and the Bellevue Skyline in the distance. When we were there there was some live music near the front our patio that provide some light background music for those seated nearer the water. Would recommend!
  32. AC

    ArlingtonC

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience in an outstanding location. Wait staff was responsive and pleasant. Ambiance was notable but and warm.
  33. X

    X2fr

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food here is mediocre at best. Dishes are not made with fresh ingredients. Our dishes were cold and badly presented. The waiters are so stressed and confused. Nice view of the lake.
  34. TN

    TNTAuthor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space and amazing view. What really impressed me was the friendliness of the staff.
  35. MS

    MsShanghai

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Labor Day crab brunch. Everything was great. Never been disappointed with Bluwater, a neighborhood gem.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lobe the BluWater specials: crab lobster steak. Today it was crab and it did not disappoint!!!!
  37. CB

    CraigB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was outstanding as was the service. We sat next to an open window looking east across Lake Washington, so we had a gentlebreeze while dining. Overall it was fun and a great experience.
  38. EB

    EliB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to BluWater and we were so pleasantly surprised by everything. Our server was Jordea -- it was her second day and she was fantastic. Very friendly and on top of it, and we were impressed that other servers also stepped in to help as she was learning the ropes without being obnoxious about it. The food was surprisingly good for a large, corporate-feeling place and diverse enough to have something for everyone in our party. We dined indoors to accommodate some disabled family members and were pleased how quiet the restaurant was despite the large space. Menu prices were also reasonable. It's not a hip or trendy place -- it fits what we call "dining in the '90s" -- but we enjoyed every minute of our experience and will go back again.
  39. K

    Kate

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I like this place -- the water setting, the relaxed atmosphere, the excellent staff. Food is only so-so: rockfish was overcooked to shoe-leather consistency, "semi-rare" steak arrived medium-well, approved substitutions didn't happen. The decor could use a major refresh, particularly the tables, which seem to have decades worth of built-up tack. But the vibe is delightful: people of all ages having a good time and not too rowdy for septuagenarians to have a good conversation. I'd go back (have gone back), just wouldn't expect a gourmet meal.
  40. MP

    MiwaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We ordered the bottle of white wine after tasting. We waited 20minutes,they seaved tiny piece of salmon and fried califlower without wine. Food wss cold. Finally our server told us we are out of that bottle of white wine. You guys need communicate each other.??????

FAQs

BluWater Bistro - Leschi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. BluWater Bistro - Leschi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 328-2233.

BluWater Bistro - Leschi is rated 4.2 stars by 1076 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for BluWater Bistro - Leschi

102 Lakeside Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 328-2233

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a semi-private view area that can seat up to 40 people.

  • Private party contact

    Braydi Mackenzie: (206) 325-5779

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