Tilikum Place Cafe

4.8
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1729 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Inspired European and Northwest brunch, lunch and dinner. We take great pride in using the freshest & highest quality products as our menu is entirely made in house. Stop by for dinner or drinks & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food. But there were some weird restrictions on modifying if items on the menu (I.e we couldn’t add meat to an omelet).

D
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service, a Seattle gem! The past appetizer is always amazing.

b
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose this restaurant because of its proximity to the Rep. Did not know anything about it and were pleasantly surprised, as it completely exceeded our expectations on all fronts. The service was attentive and they made sure to check our show plans so we could get out on time. The food was delicious and prepared creatively and carefully, but without pretension. Absolutely loved the butternut squash tart and Brussels sprouts appetizers, chicken, and the Chestnut crepes!

TG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dessert was delicious- a kind of pumpkin cream.

OT
Hidalgo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My mom was in town visiting and this was a perfect brunch spot to show off Seattle. She had the breakfast sandwich and I had the pumpkin-cream cheese Dutch baby. So good!! The middle of the Dutch baby didn’t have too much of a taste but still ate it all! Close to the space needle and if your lucky enough for a window you can see it! Definitely a place to take visitors.

N
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can always count on Fantastic Food here! The service was Awesome too.....nice table, seated right away....great fun!

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s one of our favorite places in Seattle. Never had a bad meal or poor service.

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious breakfast when you want to be downtown, near space needle, and enjoy relaxing time with friends and family. Restaurant has limited seating but comfortable atmosphere. We enjoyed our first breakfast here during our Seattle vacation.

Dutch pancake is a must try and perfect end to our breakfast.

t
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Seattle. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Will go back ! Recommended!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Convenient to work.

FD
Seattle
101 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal again with great service! Always feel like family when coming to Tilikum Place Cafe!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always try to have a meal at Tilikum when in Seattle!

AM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time here and i fell in love. Everything was amazing and so cute. This is defiantly one of my favorite places in Seattle.

G
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

One of our favorite places in Seattle. Food was good this time, but not the usual exceptional meal.

ES
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely place. Tables were close which usually doesn’t bother me. However, we had a voice nearby that cut through to each of our ears. Glad to see they were on dessert course. Lovely atmosphere to catch up with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The service was terrible. It took like 30 minutes before we had a waiter get to take our drink order. The warm bread we order as appetizer, arrived after we got our meal. The food was okay, not great, not worth the wait.

f
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. All-around fun experience.

MI
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Food was less than ideal. Definitely not worth the price.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I highly recommend the Tilikum Place Cafe. The food was excellent. I had the pork loin, which practically melted in my mouth. The sauce was nicely spicy and excellent. My girl friend had the chicken which was equally tasty. Service was good. The noise level was much better than most everywhere else we have dined - I was able to speak across the table without shouting, though it is a small venue and when packed with patrons it got somewhat noisier. Overall we very much enjoyed the experience.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The hand cut pasta was some of the best I’ve ever had. This was our second time ordering the chicken and it was absolutely amazing both times - cooked to perfection.

RY
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s my favorite. Every time. Every thing.

F
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The vegetarian options were just okay. When we asked if any of the meat dishes could be made vegetarian, the server wasn’t very accommodating. The cheese platter was underwhelming. Not sure I would go back with so many wonderful food options in Seattle.

a
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reliable neighborhood gem. Great, creative entrees, terrific bar, personable servers.

MM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small room, feels very comfortable and cozy on a cold evening. The food is amazing: seasonal menu, decent wines to choose from, quality ingredients and creative combinations. Everyone should eat here at least once. A favorite!

JH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love Tilikum Place. The food is always well prepared, the menu fresh yet not at all precious, the wait staff professional and friendly. A great neighborhood bistro, tho our go-to place before any performance at the Seattle Rep.

J
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in all of Seattle!
Be sure to make a reservation, especially for their weekend Brunch.

RR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service. Denise is the best!

T
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed here. Hadn’t been in a while and forgot how good the food is.

T
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has the Seattle feels. Good food and small place. Make sure to make reservations.

m
Seattle
107 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It had been some time since we had breakfast at Tilikum Place Cafe. But nothing had changed...it was absolutely delicious. The food is always better than a typical breakfast that you can find all over town. Every dish is unique. The service was great and we were completely taken care of. We loved spending our morning there.

B
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We only knew that butter and
jam was available for toast when it was offered to our neighboring table. Crispy bacon tastes slightly burned. Generally, service was slow, but cheerful and good.

TT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just love this place, and I come back every time I come to Seattle for work. I love the food, the wine, the warm and lovely hospitality, the ambiance, and I never think I want desert but at Tilikum I can never resist (and never regret it). (The chocolate terrine and the profiteroles are both out of this world).

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is spectacular - fresh and delicious. Amazing service too. Cozy and comfortable space. We'd eat here often if we lived in Seattle.

N
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a treat to be in this beautiful, old-school room enjoying delicious food and drink!

MK
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve always loved Tilikum Place Cafe, and still refer to it as our favorite Seattle restaurant whenever asked!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unexpectedly pleasant from the minute we sat down to the minute we left
April, our waitress made us feel like we'd been regulars for years. Very accommodating and informative!

KO
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our reservation was right at 5pm to avoid having to rush for a show at the Rep. We shared a wonderful meal: baked oysters, hand cut pasta, brussel sprout salad and the chicken accompanied by a fabulous bottle of wine. Everything was excellent (highlights were the pasta and chicken), staged perfectly and service was impeccable. Perfect start to our evening and can't wait to go back.

KK
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

awesome place to eat. from great service to excellent tasting food, fantastic brunch experience all around. cannot find anything to complain about even if i try.

MC
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Whenever we're in Seattle, this place is the place we always go. We love the food and the service.