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BluWater Bistro

#667 of 3,155 Restaurants in Seattle}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Delicatessen
102 Lakeside Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-6542
+1 206-328-2233
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pumpkin pie” (2 reviews)
“ceviche” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Delicatessen
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102 Lakeside Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-6542
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

It was hot and we wanted a light meal by the water. This was our first time here and won't be our last. I had seafood Louie. Huge with plenty of seafood on it.

Thank Lyn0072015
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This was our second visit to this place and I was impressed the first time but not so the second. I made a mistake in ordering Chicken Parmesan ( Italian ) in restuarant that specializes in american food. I'm really not sure if it was...More

Thank twoironjohn
Reviewed 17 July 2017

It's a truism that if you have the view, you don't need the food. Here you have the view and great food ... but fall short on service and maintenance. First: excellent piece of salmon can be added to any salad at a reasonable price....More

Thank PMJC
Reviewed 30 June 2017

It’s a beautiful drive from University of Washington ….not as pretty if you are driving from downtown Seattle. The restaurant is located on the West Bank of Lake Washington. Bellevue, WA is directly across the expansive lake. We were there for lunch-appetizers. The chowder was...More

Thank Travel_Guy_2015
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The view and service are lovely. This is a great neighborhood. The restaurant lighting and decor are dark and it has a cocktail lounge feel. The coffee was okay. The brunch food was marginal to dodgy.The potatoes were an inexplicable dry mound. The avocado scramble...More

Thank annetho
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with several friends last week. Seated promptly by our friendly and efficient server Katie. Several appetizers and salads and main courses later everything was delicious and tasty! The sliders were really good, as was the rock fish and the steamed clams Several...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on Easter Sunday. Special menu with some of the regular brunch items as well. Treated ourselves to Bloody Mary's which were terrific! Could have easily spent the afternoon enjoying the fantastic lake view and drinking Bloodies! Lovely brunch - delicious and sizeable portions of...More

Thank tatts15
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The food was phenomenal! I ordered the crab stuffed mahi mahi with asparagus and mashed potatoes and it was delicious!! The staff was nice and thoughtful! The view of lake Washington from inside the restaurant was gorgeous!

Thank newmom2016xo
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My friends meet here every Sunday. The happy Hour specials (which I assume are on the regular menu) go from great to good: fresh wild king salmon (umm), ribs (yum) and lots of other choices on the menu that changes at least 2x a year....More

Thank syncomm1
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to the BluWater since the 80s when I believe it was called the Leschi Lake Cafe. The good news is that it has the same great location and laid back ambience from back in the days of big haired blondes and mullet...More

Thank steelsss
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4 March 2017|
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Response from Marie B | Reviewed this property |
If you google Daniel's at Leschi, it's in the same side of the street, about 3 doors down. It's right on the water. Parking's a breeze.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Lakeside Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-6542
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-328-2233
  • E-mail
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 Cafe. 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 Cafe" Fish and Chips... gotta keep the neighborhood happy.

Stop in for some brunch on the weekends or some late night food.
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