BluWater Bistro - Leschi

4.4
900 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.

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Lobster & Filet special with complimentary champagne $48. Enjoy Bluwater's heated and covered patio this Valentines. You will be warm and cozy sipping champagne with yours. Reserve now for a guaranteed spot. Seattle's best lobster deal for valentines!!

What 900 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
AF
AlessandroF
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great dinner despite Covid. We will be back

AF
AlessandroF
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Considering the Covid restriction they did a fantastic job. The food is really good and the staff was friendly and efficient. I live in Texas and I was visiting Seattle and I went there twice. I will go back again next time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!

M
Mike
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No comment at this time thank you ................

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Nope nope nope. Rude. Didn’t honor our reservation. Didn’t text or call. We wasted 30 dollars on an Uber just to be turned away. No offer of a drink. No waiting place with a heater. Just a “we acknowledge your reservation but we now have a 45 minute wait” should’ve texted or called everyone but this restaurant is unprofessional. This place should shut down and let others open. Will never recommend or go back.

J
Jimw
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I thought they tried to provide a good experience during the COVID crisis. The chairs were not very comfortable. The burger had good flavor but the bun bottom was completely soaked and falling apart. The service was excellent. Good clam chowder was good.

D
Danieli
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First time dining "outdoors" due to covid.
Brunch was delicious, the heat lamps did what they could. Great service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday —

I did a very cute surprise for my husband at the restaurant and it was perfect. The noise level was low and romantic as well as the music. It was outdoor and it was very warm and cozy. Food was very delicious and so was the service!—11/10 😍♥️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience5

I went for a New Year’s Eve celebration date. When I reserved my table on here I was told that it came with house champagne. When I get to the restaurant and get seated the first thing the waitress do is pull out a piece of paper and put it on the table and say we are not serving liquor anymore we only have mock tails. I explained to her that when I booked my reservation I was told that our dinner special came with wine. She said well we stopped serving alcohol at 11 because of regulations. I explained to her that I’m not familiar with regulations i know that I reserved a table a week in advance so my date and I could bring in the year celebrating and drinking alcohol. If I would have known that alcoholic beverages weren’t available I wouldn’t have come. She kept saying well we can’t do it. I didn’t expect her to break the law I just wanted an explanation on how I got in the situation because of what was advertised. Basically I felt that when I reserved my table for 11:15 I should have been informed that alcoholic beverages would not be available. This was false advertisement and I felt that I was cheated my new year celebration because once we were there and seated it was too late to change our plans.

RA
RoseA
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect for New Years Eve at Blu Water Bistro. The food, ambiance, the party favors especially our server were amazing! Thank you for making it a night to remember!

MS
MargS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This restaurant doesn't honor its reservations. When we arrived (on time), the host announced that it was "still" 30 to 40 minutes wait and suggested that we wait in our car!!! On New Year's Eve. What's the point of making a reservation, then? He added that alcohol was no longer served anyways, even though they advertised their NYE special as including a champagne toast. We understand there are COVID-related restrictions, but this is false advertisement attracting more people than they can even seat. Worst of all, the host's attitude was so thoroughly wrong--he didn't offer any alternatives or explanations why our reservation couldn't be honored and instead suggested to go hang out in our car. There were other frustrated guests in line, not just us. Very disappointed and cannot recommend this place to anyone--to be avoided! I usually do not leave bad reviews, but this was a special night and they were unprofessional about everything.

BH
BrianH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great NYE dinner.

RP
RahulP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambience and food. Definitely 5 star rating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The new year eve deal was not exactly how it was advertised. Steak was not seasoned and not cooked to desired temp. Outdoor dining was with plastic table and chairs with hearing options not available for everyone

P
Paolo
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Really grateful for the experience. Jose was excellent.

LH
LisaH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We dined at Bluwater for NYE. They were pretty busy, even for socially-distanced patio dining... service was a little slow, but we didn't mind... had a cocktail or 2 and our server couldn't have been nicer. The patio set up is great! Generous number of heaters, twinkling lights and great air flow. The steak was done perfectly and the sides were delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

NYE dinner. I wasn’t clear on understanding it was a limited menu and when I simply asked the waitress if it was a limited menu she got snooty quickly. Began only addressing my boyfriend and being short with me for no reason.

d
dietera306
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice New Year special

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service both superb!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s one of our favorite places and as always we were not disappointed.

AP
AlicaP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were SO happy with our food! From the prawns and mixed green salad appetizers, to the entrees of perfectly cooked NY steak and roasted chicken, delicious mashed potatoes and green beans, as well as the cocktails and wine—it was all excellent and the prices were more than fair for what we got. Love their outdoor tent setup with the heat lamps and fire. We were plenty warm and it was a nice, festive atmosphere. The service was friendly and attentive, as well. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, good food & tent is well heated.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful Christmas Dinner ❤️

Report
CS
ChristinaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve set menu.
They made a wonderful experience for all of us there. Laura our server was lovely, the atmosphere romantic and warm, the food was a great value made with care.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Christmas Dinner experience. Very delicious food, good service, and very accommodating to us after we arrived late to our reservation. Highly recommend it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Ambience is good. Service is average. Food is terrible - was never good but has become much worse recently. If you are looking for outdoor dining with good heaters, try it. But don’t expect much.

CB
CarolB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great outdoor seating on the patio. Fun lunch with our kids the day after Thanksgiving. Food was good especially the crab mac n cheese.

S
Stacy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Menu was very limited , there was no option for people who dont eat beef or turkey and they ran out of everything

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Staff was extremely rude and the whole dinner was rushed.

HD
vipHilaryD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Romantic patio with heaters to combat the open air covid-safe situation. Huge and delicious brownie dessert. Great prices for plentiful portions. Strong drinks.

MS
vipMsShanghai
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I had lunch with a friend in the “tent”. It was great, fresh air, warm heater. I don’t miss being inside at all. Service was great as always. The only comment I have was the cobbler desert was not heated through, and the top was not crispy. All in all, an enjoyable lunch.

GG
GeorgeG
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most enjoyable meal. Food was delicious and the whole experience was as we usually expect.

DA
vipDANF
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We sat outside under a tree with a great view of the lake. A perfect for a scrumptious lunch with fabulous service, My prime rib dip was generous and tender, others had salmon both on sandwiches and a salad -- lots of smiles all around.

PL
PaulL
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

For the price of the food I was expecting a much more upscale place with great ambience, but I got relatively good food and good service in a place that reminded me a lot of Boy Scout camp

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always great spot.

WL
WineLover13
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The view is beautiful. The grand mariner French toast is so tasty with a side of bacon. Coffee is pretty good. The ambiance and service was so-so. I’d go back as it’s a neighborhood standard.

SW
SherryW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful server. I didn’t get her name but welcoming personality.

All COVID protocols in place.

Food/brunch was very good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Sadly, we chose not to stay and eat. We were greeted by an employee not wearing his mask properly - he had his nose uncovered the entire time he interacted with us. Although the staff seemed friendly, we couldn’t take the risk of other staff members not following COVID protocol and getting infected. We left.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Safe place to dine during COVID. Delicious breakfast

FAQs

BluWater Bistro - Leschi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. BluWater Bistro - Leschi also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 328-2233.

BluWater Bistro - Leschi is rated 4.4 stars by 900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.