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“Great location but lacking execution”
Review of Beach Cafe

Beach Cafe
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Ranked #14 of 292 Restaurants in Kirkland
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lakeview Dr.
Description: Inspired by the area's abundant seafood and produce, Beach Cafe serves up local favorites with a twist. With a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, our waterfront restaurant near Seattle features a fun and casual atmosphere that suits everyone from families searching for a great breakfast spot to friends wanting an energetic bar scene. The Living Room Lounge is a popular evening spot for locals, and many stop in to enjoy favorite cocktails and appetizers during our daily Happy Hour from 3 PM to 6 PM. As time shifts towards the dinner hour, we recommend sticking around for dessert. Our Pastry Chef, Nichole Hillis, whips up homemade creations that will satisfy any sweet tooth. We can accommodate children and large parties of up to 25 persons with our varied menu and lively atmosphere. For celebrations, soirees, or a night on the town, we'll make it special.
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Nice bar in the back but seems unable to correct problem of properly getting draft
beers through taps from kegs in a back room. Puzzling non effort to retain popular
menu items. This summer they have instituted charging for parking garage adjacent
to restaurant during the week as well as weekends until 9pm. Also appear to have
slipped in a 4% surcharge to make up for mandated employee wage increases. The
later charge is shown in exceptionally small print.

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Thank skiswiss2001
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chefriendy, Manager at Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Hello skiswiss2001,

Thank you for your recent visit to Beach Café. Our restaurant validates parking in the Carillon Point parking garages for 1.5 hours for every visit. Please ask your service staff or host the next time you visit. Your patronage and your opinion is valuable to us. We have instituted our 4% surcharge to help offset the 14% increase in the minimum wage. It is our hope to provide a great place for our team to work and for our patrons to dine. Transparency is important to us, thus we are being clear with the charge on the bottom of the menu rather than raising menu prices. Thank you again for your feedback and if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me directly.

Best Regards,
Jason Friendy
Director of Food and Beverage
425 889 0303

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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Abigail opened up letting the table know where the salmon came from and that it was wild. She also pointed out a few of her favorite items on the menu and she kindly recommended a bottle of Pinot Noir to go with a flat iron steak that we were having.
The food arrived timely and better than advertised.
Abby remained attentive to our needs, always a step ahead of what we were wanting...... With the best attitude and brightest smile I have experienced in some time.
A very positive for myself and my clients.

Thank Ron H
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chefriendy, Manager at Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Hello Ron H.

So happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us in Beach Café. Abigail is a very talented individual and I will be sure to let her know about your kind remarks. Flat iron steak, Wild Salmon and Pinot Noir sound like a great combination. Hope you will join us again when time allows.

Best Regards,

Jason Friendy
Director of Food and Beverage

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Gorgeous relaxing view amist the waters' of Lake Washington, however the food we chose had alot to be desired. It can always be one chooses 'the wrong' dish, yet an appetiter with hummus, pita bread, olives, cheese/pesto and prosciutto should be a 'winner' anywhere! It was tasteless. A Hummus 101 class is required! A little salt might go a long way, yet the texture was like mud put on walls! We did have a fresh very overpriced salad with a few add ons! And, Service, although a nice waiter, needs tweaking. In a place that paid parking is required and complimentary time with validation is given; asking, reminding ones' Patrons for that validation before they leave, is part of Hospitality 101! The venue is the draw; yet unless one wants to sit inside at the Happy Hour Bar Venue...I would suggest another venue for a tasty (good) meal, or perhaps a roulette of choice for other possible better practiced dishes! As in our Title...The View was the nourishment of this Visit!

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Thank JIM7736
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chefriendy, Manager at Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Hello JIM7736,

We are happy that you enjoyed the relaxing views of Lake Washington. So sorry that you did not appreciate the food service you received during your last visit to Beach Café. I will be sure to pass on your candid feedback to our Executive Chef. Please note that your response is important to us. I would value additional information regarding your comments about your service. I can be reached at jfriendy@destinationhotels.com.

Thank you for your patronage and please consider us again,

Sincerely,

Jason Friendy
Director of Food and Beverage

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Cool place on Lake Washington to go as a couple or to meet friends. Monday is all day happy hour. They serve good food and have a full bar. Lounge chairs at the bar. They do get packed and some times can take time to get your bill. So ask for it in advance. You can sit outside or take a walk down to the dock next door.

Thank TravellingBrit60
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chefriendy, Manager at Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Hello TravelingBrit60,

Happy that you had a chance to visit us in Beach Café for our happy hour. We run it every day from 3 pm - 6 pm. I will be sure to inform our kitchen team that you enjoyed the food experience. Appreciate the feedback regarding the timing of your bill.

Please join us again when you are in the area.

Best Regards,

Jason Friendy
Director of Food and Beverage

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Have visited several times and has always been a good experience. Great views of Lake Washington and people watching.

Thank Jwilleke
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chefriendy, Manager at Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Hello Jwilleke,

So happy that you enjoyed your last visit to Beach Café. Thank you for mentioning our view on the shores of Lake Washington. When time permits, please join us again.

We appreciate your kind review.

Best Regards,

Jason Friendy
Director of Food and Beverge

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