BluWater Bistro - Leschi

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$30 and under
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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.

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Special Traditional Christmas Eve pre fixe menu $42. Choice of holiday salad or butternut squash soup. Two proteins of turkey, prime rib, or ham with all the trimmings. Pumpkin pie dessert. Limited dinner menu also available. Open from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Special menu available from 3:00 - 11:00

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Special Traditional Christmas pre fixe menu $42. Choice of holiday salad or butternut squash soup. Two proteins of turkey, prime rib, or ham with all the trimmings. Pumpkin pie dessert. Limited dinner menu also available. Open from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year! Lobster Filet Mignon Special $43 Live Jazz trio, champagne toast at midnight, party supplies and noise makers. Limited dinner and appetiser menu also available. Special menu starts @ 4:00 p.m until 1:00 a.m.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a party of 14 which was originally only going to be 9 but the wait staff rolled with it seamlessly and had a wonderful experience! The food was good, the ambiance was perfect, and the service superb!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

View is fantastic and so is the fish and chips

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This is the neighborhood restaurant for us... and we always root for it to be really good. Sometimes it is. Sometimes it’s just so-so. This time, it was just so-so — the food, that is. The service is reliably good and cocktails are typically good. Maybe best as a neighborhood bar?

L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue water bistro at Leschi is an exceptional dining Restaurant. They never fail with service, quality of food, or pricing of food items! I absolutely love the Bluewater Bistro st Leschi!

DH
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We went for my daughters birthday. We waited a long time for the server to stop over 10 minutes. Someone did drop water. When the waiter finally stopped he say sorry. We ask to see a wine list, we order a cheese broad, our drinks and dinner. Drinks took a long time to come to the table. Our server dropped the girls drinks, one was a Shirley temple it’s was mostly sprite and tasted watered down went it arrived. We didn’t send it back. Meanwhile the server was looking a a corkscrew ( our bottle was a screw top.) The cheese board can out about 2 minutes after our wine was open. It was a good spread. The food took quite a while over 20 minutes. The food was just okay, we ask for our server to come over our younger daughter’s milk was spoiled and we needed refills on water and other drinks. Our meal was just okay overall. No body ever ask if we were celebrating anything the manager never can over. We were done this point, no boxes were needed. We wouldn’t go back.

MS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for my sister's birther. The table was already set up for us. The waitress was all smile, very accommodating and patient with all our requests, which included very different preferences from three generations. We ordered sliders and cauliflower for appetizer. The slider was juicy and just the right doneness. The prime rib, ribeye, and NY steak we had ordered were all as good as the ones from the fancy steak house next door with a gentler price tag. Everyone had a wonderful time. I live in the neighborhood, and loved to bring guests to Bluwater. It never disappoints.

N
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our wait staff was very good. The man setting up the (TV) monitors on Thursday, Sept 12 (eve) for the Presidential Debate was not paying attention to feedback from female customers to troubleshoot issues of table monitors in the booths. Perhaps setup should have been done earlier in case of glitches? He didn't manage the stress very well due to our monitor volume was not turned up even though he was using a remote. We told him a few times the volume didn't increase. Reason: The volume SETTING was turned off & he didn't take the time to check it and told us verbally he had already turned up the volume. It took our waitress to figure it out while troubleshooting it with us. After a few requests it was finally resolved.

OT
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the menu’s tasty, visually attractive food. Good job always! Lovely environment too.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

The service, food, and view were amazing. Our hostess/greeter was rude though. We went to the stand and indicated we had a reservation and she snidely/sarcastically said “oh, how exciting, you have a reservation.” She then took us to our table without another word. Even if reservations aren’t necessary, those who make them on open table need to indicate this or we are listed as “no shows” and don’t get points. Not sure what her problem was, but it was not appreciated.

PC
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Great value for the crab dinner. Very late on the reservations.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food good prices excellent views

JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great view of the lake, nice setting, good for happy hour or Friday aftert work dinner

LO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

They ran out of the advertised special we came for by 20:00. Bad kitchen planning.

j
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the King Crab dinner, the service was excellent, the crab was generous and very favorable would recommend to all crab lovers,

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the location and the atmosphere and view from the restaurant.

DG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

More than enough good food, a great drink, and a wonderful view

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wait staff. Beautiful setting. Really good food.

KR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there. We ate outside so the noise level was relative to the street and lake noise but not bad...we were easily able to carry on a conversation. I liked that it was casual and a good value. Our server, Nora, was WONDERFUL. She made our evening.

YS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Our waitress was great and provided excellent service however the person who greets you at the check in area when you first walk in was in a sour mood and very rude. It appears that management may not be treating them well. Also the macaroni and cheese had so much butter that it we were not able to eat it and just took it to go and through it away. I have never tasted so much butter in mac and cheese in my life. It overwhelmed the dish and made it so greasy.

NL
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch during Seafair weekend has become a tradition and this year’s visit was enjoyable. We had a quiet table outside. Everyone ‘s food was delicious and portions generous.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New menu, miss the spinach artichoke dip, and breakfast. Dessert was amazing!

KO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service for our large birthday party!!!

JS
Monaco
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great location! Service was good, food was just so-so

SB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The service was great...the food was alright. My wife had the Salmon great veggies and potatoes.
The the thing that I did not like was the the noodles served with Halibut. That was a very poor choice to serve with fish. I love halibut and i hated that dish.

MS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am a regular at Bkuwater and always love it. I have been there for a while. This Saturday I was there and several wait staff were new to me. Our server was J. She was warm, attentive, and thoughtful. She made our brunch extra enjoyable. My brother and sister all commented that we should go more often. Our food was excellent, the price was reasonable, the choices were plenty, the view was breathtaking, and the service was top-notch, we couldn't be happier with Bluwater!

PS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We were lucky to get a window seat with gorgeous views of the lake. We went on a Wednesday night when they featured their king crab special. It was a good value and the crab was delicious. Too bad they were out of seafood forks (maybe purchase more?)and we had to pick out the crab with regular forks. Not a dealbreaker, though. Although it's rather noisy, and not a place I'd go for a romantic dinner, it's the perfect place and location to bring out of town guests. Stunning views of Ranier on a nice day. And good food and service with vegetarian options will have us return.

JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BluWater Bistro is such a hidden gem! It's a beautiful restaurant right on the water with great views. The food was very good, we all got the King crab dinner which is an amazing deal for $36! The service was impeccable! And in such a cute neighborhood! I will absolutely be going back.

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Came over on the boat. While the public dock is exposed to a lot of wave action I was able to tie off without any damage. The restaurant was great. The service was attentive and the food excellent. Overall good value and everyone left happy. Thanks for a great evening! We will be back.

H
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very chill! Love the location and the view. Food is good service is good! :)

LH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on Wednesday evening for the crab legs. It was really busy, but our table of 9 got great service. The crab legs were succulent and the rest of the food was tasty, too!

SB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We originally had reservations for about 20 people for 2 bdays. When we got there, it was closer to 30+. They quickly found some extra space and made it happen. Our waitress, Shasta (I think that was her name) was awesome, handled our big group very well, split up everyone's checks (just that alone was amazing)... Didn't get her bussers names, but they they were on it as well. Thanks again for accommodating us!

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great crab dinner al fresco for summer!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The service was unfriendly and unresponsive. One of our entrees had egg shells in it and we complained. Yet had to bring it up again. The server finally enquired with the manager. The manager then suggested that they take the drink off the bill (not the entree). It was bizarre! No apologies from the manager either.

H
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Seemed like a good idea; take dad to lunch on the water. Patio was nice, altho noisy due to street noise. New server. Took forever to get our drinks, order our food, have the food served, and pay our bill. My chicken caprese sandwich was a disaster. Tough chicken, little flavor and dry bread. The chorizo bowl was fine, but only 3 crumbles of chorizo. Fish & chips was okay, except the fries were cool and wobbly. Probably won't go back any time soon.

S
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

When we were seated there were only a few diners besides us. We waited 5+ minutes and then had to ask an employee to see our server.She came and took our beverage order and had to come back 2 more times as she forgot to bring everything.We ordered our food and it came out one dish at a time with 5+ minutes between service. We were offered the wrong dish twice. A different person delivered each dish. One person in our party ordered the Avocado Scramble. It came with 1 slice of avocado?You would think that if the name of the dish is Avocado Scramble there might be some avocado included in the dish? We had to ask another employee to get refills on our beverages. After finishing our food we waited to get our check from our server. She seemed to have disappeared so I had to go find her to pay the bill.
Not a very good experience.

R
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. Our server was incredibly friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

n
Boise
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food and service were very good. Enjoyed the atmosphere and view.

KK
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We came in just for dessert. It was very romantic. Other than a obnoxious couple nearby it was a very pleasant experience. Our server was also sweet and courteous. Would come back.

PN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! Food, service and ambiance is perfect. The staff are always very nice about letting us linger over our food and even after when we have consumed everything. We come here regularly for these reasons.

AM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Came here for Father’s Day and it was awful.
It took FOREVER to get our food, and when it came, it was one of the worst meals I’ve had at a restaurant.
The pizza I ordered came out before any other food. The appetizer came at the same time as the main meals. They made all of the Caesar salads using blue cheese dressing (yuck!) so those had to be sent back.
Burger was one of the worst I’ve ever seen. My sister in law barely ate half.
Prime rib dip was also one of the worst. Very bland. Pizza was a joke. I ate a few bites and took the rest to go and made it better myself the next day at home.
Only decent item was the wings, but I think all they did was slather them in store bought sweet chili sauce.
Our server was very apologetic and she did take a good amount of money off our bill.
I chose this place because they had a dock we could pull up to with our boat.
However, I will never be coming back. There are plenty of better lakeside dining establishments.