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BluWater Bistro - Leschi

3.9
3.9
1028 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

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

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What 1,028 people are saying

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Kid Friendly

  • Seattle

    Outdoor Dining

  • Seattle

    Scenic View

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  1. G

    Guru

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. We really enjoyed the entire service team too. You guys do such a great job. We enjoyed all the dishes. The only one I want to give feedback is the parmesan encrusted rockfish. Way too much crust … if you could just grill the rockfish and serve it with a salsa or something, it would be terrific. Thanks again.
  2. AP

    AnonPlatypus

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We made a reservation but when we showed up, we were told that there were no tables available. Once we finally sat down, we waited around 20 minutes for someone to take our order before we gave up and left. We were given our menus and water, but aside from that, no one came to acknowledge us the entire time we were there. There are better options available, such as the one next door that is also on the water with a view.
  3. k

    krnarys

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and service was great during the seafair airshow
  4. HO

    HOWestSeattle

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and an excellent place to watch the Blue Angels! We may have to make this an annual tradition. We hope this iconic spot will stay for a very long time.
  5. RB

    RareBird

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I’d been looking forward to try Blu Water for years. Only to be let down. The cheese board was more berries and grapes than cheese. Fish n chips were meh. Frozen fries? Really? And where was the bistro vibe?
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hello - I was charged twice on my debit card. Waited over 48 hrs to see if charge would “drop off”. It hasn’t. Called 3x today and was cut off 3x after Ashley said she’d transfer me to someone. If this could be fixed asap I’d appreciate it. Thank you!
  7. KC

    KariC

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. The food was amazing. And the location is spectacular.
  8. JK

    JonathanK

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with water view. Excellent ceviche and thai mussels to start. Fish and chips, crab mac and cheese, and french dip were very good as was blackberry cobbler.
  9. GH

    GeorgeH

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the young lady who served us was outstnading. Friendly, efficient and a welcoming smile.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, view & service!
  11. E

    Ethacutta

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably my favorite restaurant now lol the whole experience was nice , would love to go back for dinner this time.
  12. LU

    LilyU

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Among my go to place for brunch especially for a good catch up with friends. The food is consistently good, the staff are always friendly and attentive and the view of the water is amazing (if you happen to be seated in the dining area). It is my pleasure to recommend this place for good food with great comfort.
  13. BW

    BeckyW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot to eat and visit with beautiful scenery! Highly recommend. Family friendly.
  14. d

    dannym

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Fantastic waitstaff server, she was one of the best I’ve seen. Very average food,
  15. F

    Foodie4ever

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is lovely. Had it been warmer would have loved to dine on the outdoor deck. Our party shared several small dishes which was fun. Everything was delicious. Our server, Kevin, was outstanding.
  16. EM

    ErinM

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great outdoor patio. Good service. The menu looked promising. But lacked flavor in everything. No seasoning. My poached eggs were hard. There was cheese on the potatoes that wasn’t listed on the menu, so my friend with a dairy allergy couldn’t eat them. Nice view, but the flavor was not worth the price or the drive we made.
  17. KH

    KaraH

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Location is great. Service friendly and high energy. Food so so. Restaurant indoors is old and tired and could use an upgrade.
  18. SM

    SusanM

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening to sit by the water!
  19. S

    Seattle

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a Sunday for lunch. We got a great booth with a water view. The fish and chips were excellent!
  20. SJ

    SeattleJohnny

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We’ve loved coming here over the years but the food and menu have declined. Clam chowder - meh. Chop Chop salad almost had no dressing. Fries were limp. Disappointing.
  21. TK

    ThomasKellerwannaBe

    Seattle

    134 reviews

    1.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The problem with restaurants with a view is they have to do very little else to succeed. This is the case here. Mediocre prepared food from an uninspired menu. The quality of ingredients was suspect and the construction of dishes "old style" -big portioned servings (pile a pound of brown lettuce on a plate, slice 3 massive tomatoes, one piece of basil, and mozzarella; put it in a freezer overnight, so that the cheese dries to shoe leather, then expect someone to think its caprese salad). The wait staff was lackadaisical bordering on asleep. We ordered a bottle of wine, an appetizer, and two main dishes. They came out in exactly the reverse order, main, appetizer, followed by a late bottle of vino.
  22. S

    Susanatsail

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service were great - the view is good but the dining area where we were seated is very tired and worn looking. Needs a revamp. Rockfish was terrific!
  23. PC

    PamelaC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    View and service were great. Lots of outdoor and open-window options. Margaritas were disappointing.
  24. SB

    ScottB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Had high hopes for this recommended restaurant but the experience was very disappointing. The issues really fall to management. They are understaffed but don’t close off seats so staff is overwhelmed. Entrees for our table came out half at one time and half ten mins later. Guacamole provided was brown. The cheese board was disgraceful. There was probably less than 2 oz of cheese Table was sticky.
  25. A

    Artsguy

    Seattle

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We dine at BluWater Bistro often and the service was a bit off during this visit. Our first waiter sat us and took a long time to return to take our order. So long that another wait staff had to take our order. She was very nice, but when our food came it wasn't exactly as ordered. It was late and I decided to eat it as served. Our original wait person did return and was apologetic for the delay, which was fine, just not the usual very good service we are use to at BluWater. Not to worry, we will return, just wanted to let you know the experience wasn't as enjoyable sit usually is.
  26. NR

    NicoleR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location. A bit disappointed that the menu online was different than the menu at the restaurant. Several people in my party do not eat meat or dairy and the server and kitchen was able to make modifications since the non-meat entrée was no longer available on the menu.
  27. HT

    HappyTummy

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Great with a few hiccups , the wait staff didn’t coordinate and no one knew who’s section we were in, so had to wait for awhile before we received water and bread. Silverware was soiled , had to send back twice … third time is a chat I guess… Dutch our waiter was excellent! The drinks yummy and the steaks were on point.
  28. m

    melindas

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We love to come here by boat! They have a new menu and we did not like it as well as the old one. The food was just ok. The wait staff was great!
  29. DR

    DarcyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time sitting outside watching people and the water.
  30. LB

    LisaB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service was very slow but it was Father's Day, but there was so room for a little improvement with communication etc.
  31. WL

    WLAGeorge

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service was good. Food Va is Good !
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great lakeside location. Multiple seating options. Great value.
  33. A

    Alex

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice evening. Good food, excellent service and pleasant environment. Love this place.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Had to flag and walk upstairs to get any server’s attention - even for the bill - waited nearly an hour for food - unacceptable considering it was a smorgasbord of fried food
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Love this place just not on the holidays. Overbooked and often a long wait with food not meeting their usual standards (even with reservations)
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Walked out and left after not getting our food for almost 2 hours. Horrible Father’s Day experience
  37. SO

    SarahO

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had an ok experience. We ordered coffee after waiting for awhile for a server and were told that there weren’t any mugs so waited about 20 minutes before the server came back with paper cups. 20 minutes is a long time to wait for coffee. Servers were very nice but were stretched way too thin. Food was ok.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Made a reservation via OpenTable to ensure a good experience for Father’s Day brunch. Showed up a few minutes before our reservation time to a line out the door. Staff seemed overwhelmed and disorganized. When telling them we had a reservation, they told us we’d have to wait because they were “just really busy” and when reminded that we had a reservation, they told us “we can’t guarantee reservations made online… or over the phone” (how else would one make a reservation, in person?). After waiting for quite a while and asking about our table multiple times, all while watching other parties get seated, some of whom were walk-ins, we were told we could be seated outside (which was NOT what we reserved) and we told them it was too cold and we wanted inside, per our reservation. After my mother finally demanded to be seated at one of the multiple empty tables that we could see from the entrance, we were finally seated at a table too small for our party of 6 - 30 minutes after our reservation time. We were then left sitting at an empty table for almost another 30 minutes (not even water) while watching other tables seated AFTER us be served multiple times. We eventually were able to order, received our food (not hot and not great) & beverages, and eventually had to flank our server down to actually get & pay the bill so we could get out of there, since she never checked on us after we received our meals. This used to be one of our favorite places to go for special occasions, but not anymore after this experience. A place like this that has been around for as long as it has should be able to do much better.
  39. EM

    EileenM

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The server was really good, but the food was not that great. The restaurant was not up to par and they were not well staffed, kept running out of cups for coffee and the food was very dry and not that good.
  40. C

    Charle

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good seafood, beautiful location, and outstanding service.

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 3.9 stars by 1028 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 45 times today
Google Map for BluWater Bistro - Leschi

102 Lakeside Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

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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