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“Romantic and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Boat Street Cafe

Boat Street Cafe
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Ranked #333 of 4,079 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$24
Cuisines: French, American, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Belltown
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Romantic and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Fantastic food, great service and very romantic. (The romantic aesthetics are light and airy rather than dark and seductive, if that makes sense.) We sat outside on their patio and had a fabulous dinner. My partner has brunch there often and says the brunch is fantastic too. Might be hard to find if you're from out of town and driving as it's tucked into a building perched on a bit of a hill at the intersection of three sometimes busy streets. The restaurant though is super quiet and cozy. Well worth the visit and the splurge.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Chico, CA
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141 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Interesting Little Hole in the Wall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

I had been hearing of this restaurant for some time, so I thought I'd check it out on this trip. The food was pretty good, and the service was adequate. What was a little weird was that we tried to get reservations for 6 but couldn't get them until 7, yet when we showed up at 6:30 it was empty of customers. They did seat us early, but why the stall?
You should be aware that you're essentially eating underground in this cafe. It's a little hard to find, in fact, tucked away as it is away from the street in what feels like an upscale strip mall. There is no view. The ambience is all in the place itself. There is outdoor seating if you want it, under the walkway for the upstairs shops.
Overall, I'd say that it was a positive experience, but I am in no hurry to return.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Soggiorno
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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tucked away restaurant in Seattle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

You need to go down a pathway or stairs to get to this place tucked in, not to far from the Seattle Sculpture Park. The salmon was good, simply prepared and nice portion. Good service. Relaxed atmosphere.

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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206 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“I liked it alot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We visited on a Tuesday night and the restaurant wasn't that busy, but that was okay. (We had our hotel make reservations, but they had no record of it. Not sure who dropped the ball.)

We had a lovely meal (Pork Chop, squid, Clams, and the special appy of the day). The dessert was amazing - bread pudding. Very tasty.

Service is hit and miss. Our wine came without an ice chiller - we had to ask for one.

Overall the ambience is nice - not your usual Seattle tourist restaurant - more of a place only locals would know about - so nice to get away from the tourists and dine in a place with character.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank DMC90
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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We have been hearing about the cafe for a long time, and finally got there on June 24 for lunch with friends. Really charming setting, nice service. But lunch menu is limited. I had the pot au feu, which was basically tasteless, meat marbled with gristle; yes, I know this is a classic French dish, but in late June this was exactly what they would have served in late January, without a speck of originality or style. My husband's tourtière, a sausage pie, was so dull that he was salting it, and we usually think restaurant meals are over-salted. We ordered two chocolate soufflé cakes for dessert and both were over-baked and dry. Maybe dinner is good, but they've sure got the second string working the lunch shift. Oh, yeah, $50 per couple with one glass of wine.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Heidi Y
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