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BluWater Bistro

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102 Lakeside Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-6542
+1 206-328-2233
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Seattle, Washington
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158 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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. And they have parking.

Thank syncomm1
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 pornstachioed dudes. The better news is that in its current incarnation the BluWater does a... More 

Thank steelsss
Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Dirtiest place ever! Used cutlery on floor around bar, Hasn't been vacuumed in weeks. Disgusting windows. Dirt and dust everywhere. Was hungry but thought if this is the best the owner can do to present an attractive place to eat what the hell is the kitchen like?

Thank JacksonBrown23
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

A group of us met here for a Sunday brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. The view of the water was great, the staff was great and the food fabulous. I enjoyed how we were not rushed at all because five women getting together after over a year had plenty of catching up to do and world problems to solve. The... More 

Thank PeeDeeR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

My partner and I had one of the best brunches there. The views of Lake Washington and Mt Rainier were spectacular; the bloody Mary's were filled with vegies; the banana bread appetizer was delcious; and the entrees were superb. I especiially liked my avocado scramble with cilantro crema and potatoes garnished with different grated cheeses. It was a nice way... More 

Thank bruce324
Moses Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is consistently good! The waitstaff are always cheerful, helpful, and knowledgeable. The food's alwyas good, no , in fact, it's simply delicious. I love the limited menu as it allows the chefs to focus on what they do best. Oh, and there's the view -- right on Lake Washington. Gorgeous view. Definitely one of my favs!

Thank Marie B
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My niece took me and my family here for Christmas dinner and the food was outstanding. You had the option to choose between Prime Rib, Turkey, and Ham. You got all the fixings (i.e., mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans), and pumpkin pie for desert. Our server Katie was awesome and very attentive even though she was overloaded with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner on Christmas day, had an excellent meal. Turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry, green beans, all good. Prime rib was extremely rare, but not a surprise with how packed it was. Was seated along the windows on the east side, overlooking the lake, can't beat the view. Staff were quite good, even better when you consider... More 

Thank Tim C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed with a smile and friendly waitstaff. I had a hard time deciding what to order - everything looked delicious. The tomato basil soup was amazing. Do not go here if you are in a rush. It is a laid back, relaxing experience.

Thank txrunnermom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Lakeside Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-6542
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-328-2233
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?