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Bookstore Bar & Cafe

#92 of 3,041 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub
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1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1007
+1 206-624-4844
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Long Beach, CA
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I like having breakfast at different restaurants when I'm away from home. I found this one on Trip Advisor during my last stay in Seattle. It wasn't the menu or the location--they had me at "Bookstore." The restaurant is located in a beautiful boutique hotel. The walls are indeed lined with hardback titles; the server said that it was fine... More 

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Thank TrepidTraveler1
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't want a heavy dinner, so the delightful waitress recommended a couple lighter options, one of which was a special puree of couscous and squash with more roasted squash on top. It was wonderfully delicious and just what I needed at the time. I also had room service duck, and even though I'm normally not into duck, it was... More 

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Thank Beaniceguy
Barbara H, General Manager at Bookstore Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Beaniceguy. Thanks for taking the time to write about us here at Bookstore Bar & Cafe. It sounds like you enjoyed room service at The Alexis as well. Cheers to you, What A Nice Guy! Barb Hills More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambiance, delicious whisky sour, amazing seasonal squash entree. And a super nice wait staff. I would definitely eat here again.

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Thank Christi P
Barbara H, General Manager at Bookstore Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Christi P. Thanks you for the fantastic review! This means so much to all of us here at The Bookstore Bar & Café. I hope you will be stopping by again soon! Cheers! Barb More 

Port Orchard, Washington
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212 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and plenty to choose from! I stopped in for a early drink and the choices were top notch! I didn't order food, but everything that went buy looked really nicely done.

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Thank Wanderer0213
Barbara H, General Manager at Bookstore Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Wanderer0213 So glad that you wandered in. Definitely stick around to try your great menu on your next visit. Thank You, Barb More 

Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here because we were staying at the Alexis and it was a great choice! The whisky menu was extensive and the food was great.

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Thank isalinaburg
Barbara H, General Manager at Bookstore Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello isalinaburg, Thank You! We love hearing how much our guests enjoyed The Bookstore Bar and The Alexis! Pleas estop in during your next stay at the Alexis. Cheers! Barb More 

Houston
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259 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't speak to the food served here but the craft cocktails are well made... cozy space and good service. Would like to find a way to spend more time here but the first impression is a very good one!

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Thank Brichford
Barbara H, General Manager at Bookstore Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Brichford, I am so glad that you discovered us. Cozy indeed! I hope you have the opportunity to join us for dinner soon! Cheers! Barb More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small cafe had a very limited menu on Saturday afternoon. We ended up ordering breakfast and had a standard two egg, toast and potato breakfast and their "egg" Benedict. Both were tasty but $17 and $16 and portion size was small but adequate. Service was fast and friendly. The main issue I have is that they add a 4... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Barbara H, General Manager at Bookstore Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Good Morning, I thank you for taking the time to review The Bookstore bar & cafe. I am glad that you enjoyed your breakfast and the service that you received, but sorry that you felt the value was not there. I hope that you will reconsider returning to the Bookstore on your next visit to downtown Seattle. Thank You, Barb More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Recently ate at the Bookstore Cafe for breakfast and it was delicious! Friendly service and nice atmosphere. Smaller menu...but had good options. Something for everyone's tastes.

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2 Thank Julie D
Barbara H, General Manager at Bookstore Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Good Morning Julie D Thanks you for taking the time to review Bookstore. It is great to hear that your enjoyed your breakfast. I hope you have the opportunity to return soon perhaps for lunch or dinner. Regards, Barb More 

Independence, Missouri
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

First of all, we would return to the Bookstore Bar and Cafe in a heartbeat. Great location, great ambience, and service that was perfection made this a lovely visit. We had been bookstore crawling all morning in the rain, and decided that the Bookstore Bar and Cafe would be a fitting place for lunch. The decor is welcoming and warm,... More 

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Thank Brenda N
Barbara H, General Manager at Bookstore Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Brenda N Thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey. We truly value your opinion and count on you, our guest to continue to better our guest experience. That said, I would like to apologize for the overly salty burgers you received from The Bookstore Bar & Café. Please know that this is NOT typical of... More 

Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We ate here while staying at the Alexis. Late at night there was a good choice of little snacks and drinks, and at breakfast the bacon was great, the service friendly and helpful.

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Thank drmarydrmary
Barbara H, General Manager at Bookstore Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear drmarydmary Thanks you for the shout out! So pleased that you were able to enjoy both breakfast and a snack. We hope that you have a chance to stop by for dinner on you next visit to Seattle. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?