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“Great Service. Pretty darn good polenta!”
Review of Collections Cafe

Collections Cafe
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Ranked #29 of 4,109 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boad Street
Transit: The monorail runs every 15 minutes from the Westlake Center on 5th Avenue and Pike Street to the Collections Cafe.
Description: Dine on delicious dishes created with local, fresh ingredients at Seattle's most unique destination for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. While you enjoy our Pacific Northwest-inspired menu, you'll be surrounded by many of Dale Chihuly's colorful collections. You might share your table with toy soldiers, 1950s cameras or transistor radios. Pair your meal with a fresh lemonade or choose from a hand-picked collection of craft beers and Washington and Oregon premium wines. Inside, enjoy spruce plank walls, bright green chairs and the stunning back-lit Drawing Wall with 36 of Chihuly's drawings or, when the sun shines, toast its warmth on one of two patios in the heart of Seattle Center. Extend your experience by visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass. Everywhere you look, you'll be inspired. Between May 27th and September 5th, Collections Cafe will serve Brunch from 10am to 4pm.
San Diego, California
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“Great Service. Pretty darn good polenta!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stopped in here with a "little" group of 14 about 4p.
The hostess seemed a bit miffed and I wasn't sure exactly what was happening. Understandably, we were a huge party to drop in, but there was only about 4 people in the restaurant at that time and no lines. I wasn't even sure if she heard me correctly as she disappeared and appeared a couple of times without a glance to our mingling crowd.

I'm happy to report though, that we were seated and served by a delightful young lady that had such patience with our group. Two little ones, as well as 6 Europeans that struggled with the menu. The food was delicious. (Polenta and poached egg with pesto.) We visited the resaurant on May 21.

  • Visited May 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“New cook would be a plus”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Excellent location in Seattle Center beside Chihuli Glass House. Good outdoor patio, interesting idea of interior with collections of older items, i'e. accordeons, bottle openers, plates, etc. However, price, appearance and quality of food are not adequate. For $16 entree of ravioli and arugula I don't expect ravioli to be previously frozen (like from Costco) and arugula to be not fresh. Especially after restaurant staff insisted that all is very fresh when I have placed an order. Gambas-appetizer of shrimp and untasty spicy sauce on top of a piece of bread looks strange and cost $15.

  • Visited May 2014
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seattle, washington
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“this remains an ideal, before a play spot to have light dinner”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

4 of us ate together Friday night. Reservations were honored, pretty fresh atmosphere among chihuly's various collection tables, service was very good. Three of us ordered chopped salads, which did NOT come with bread. I regret not asking for some. Salads for once not over dressed and full of chicken. Husband' steamed mussels very generous and served with a speciy tomato broth. No spoon however! Those little missing pieces keep me from rating it a 5. Wine selection very nice and reasonable. We split 4 ways an enormus chocklate brownie dessert which was terrific.

  • Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles
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“great food in a "museum"”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The food is excellent. The ambiance is extraordinary, as it feels like you're eating in a mini-museum. This is a great place to relax your tired feet after walking around Seattle Center. Service is friendly.

  • Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Eggs Benedict For The Win”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Girlfriend and I went here with a GroupOn deal on Easter Sunday for breakfast. I ordered the Crab Eggs Benedict.... I could honestly eat that meal for breakfast every day. It was AMAZING. Friendly staff, cool environment (lots of interesting art pieces, each table is decorated differently), ceiling has dozens of accordions, very cool touch. Oh, and a side note, the coffee has a distinct, DELICIOUS taste. Grab some breakfast here and head over to the Chihuly displays!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Seattle_Luke
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