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1001 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810947.628605 -122.331150
11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. daily
Neighborhoods: South-Lake Union, Lake Union
All good at Leschi – We took the whole family to the Bluwater on Leschi on Christmas Day. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated and the food was delicious. The people at our table tried calamari, pizza, meatloaf, chicken tenders and fish & chips, and everything was great. And the only thing better than the view was the service!
EAT AT YOUR OWN RISK!! – Seriously, people. Cocktails, maybe. But if you care for your health, DO NOT ingest anything out of that kitchen. Trust me.
See for yourself... go to the WA State Department of Health and "Search for King County restaurant inspection records". It's disgusting.
Good Service, Horrible Food – When we were brought up-stairs, the room was hazy with cooking smoke. We were seated next to the walk way and directly in front of the noisy kitchen. The ventilation system was broke so the door, direct to our table, was open the entire time making it was extremely drafty and cold. When we asked to move but told that was not possible. although there were six open tables during our visit.
Our appetizer was forgotten and the Salmon was hardly cooked, when the waitress brought it back, it was again uncooked and the spinach that was to be sauteed was uncooked and dumped onto the plate. My fiance's chicken potpie was uncooked and still dough on the top and bottom. The server was nice and our meal was comped but it did not make up for the food.
GREAT COCKTAILS! – now i know what you're going to say- what kind of idiot orders mojitos in the dead of winter? well.... after flying home from our two week vacation in Miami, my boyfriend and I stopped into the BluWater on Lake Union. We had actually been heading to I love Sushi, but they were closed. When we sat at the bar the bartender was picking mint leaves, which is what started off our conversation. After explaining that we had just returned from our tropical vacation, the bartender challenged us that he could make a mojito just as fantastic as any we had tried... who doesn't accept a that kind of bet? i hate to admit it, BUT THE DRINKS WERE AWESOME!!! we ended up staying for some late night happy hour and a little Sportcenter, and had a great time with our new friend :) I hadn't been to Bluwater in over a year, but I'll be back now! Thanks to Matt, who made our first night back in rainy cold seattle a real treat.
Seattle Classic – This place is a classic. Hadn't been since i moved out of Seattle, but popped back in on the way home from boarding Baker while i was home for the holidays. Fun people, great strong cocktails, beautiful view at night of lake union and the city. Just like i remember it. wish it had been 80 degrees so i couldve used that huge deck!
Favorite place on Lake Union! – We love this place. My girlfriends and I come here once a week after work for happy hour or for dinner, and are always treated right. The servers are friendly and funny, which works perfectly here since is it a pretty casual spot. The huge deck out back with its own bar is the best place in the city for lunch during the summer, the people watching is almost as great as the actual view of Lake Union!
old restaurant – My sister and I used to come here for happy hour but it changed and now there's no reason to go there. The menu doesn't have much and everything else seems like two dollars over priced. The food taste just fine but not worth paying for parking. Especially that downstairs is small and old.
Great spot for summer nights – My friends and I came in last Friday night and sat out on the patio and had really awesome experience. Our server was super friendly and helpful in picking tasty drinks for us. Everything about the night was great, food, drinks, service and the amazing view. Difinitely will be back to try out lunch on the weekends.
Beyond Terrible – Lake Union location--The server was slow, not the brightest bulb (putting things on our tab that we did not order), and generally lackluster. The food was worse, much worse. We ordered happy hour caprese (mozzarella wasn't very good, balsamic was mixed with something and the tomatoes weren't flavorful. We also got chips and guac. The chips weren't crunchy and the guac was nasty. Seriously, if you can mess up chips and guac you don't have much going for you. Then we ordered a chop chop salad which ended up being romaine, about 2 pieces of tomato, 3 squares of deli sliced cheese, and a tiny bit of cubed salami, all dressed with a very bland dressing. We woke up the next morning wondering how a place that serves such poor food stays busy. And it's not cheap. The only reason to go would be to enjoy the view and get some 2.50 beers during happy hour. Just don't order food or expect good service.
Blu Slug Bistro – Mojito served with a SLUG in it!! Yes a Slug .. is this the norm? They acted like this happens all the time. This is not the only complaint. Waitress got the order wrong twice .. first served appetizer late (during dinner) forgot about it. Served three out of four entrees because she didn't hear the fourth order. Guest from out of town blown away by service and topped off with a slug in Mojito. No worries the drink is on us and would you care for dessert? are you kidding me!!! I recommend JOEY'S next door for there Chocolate Soufle .. amazing.
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