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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
Consistenly good food & service – I like the Blu Water Bistro because it is consistent for good food, good menu items, and servers who genuinely act like they want to be there. We go there for work lunches frequently, and the kitchen is also fast and accurate with larger groups. Also enjoy for dates and drinks with friends. Highly recommend to others.
Perfect for Seattle Tourists – Great location, perfect for first time visitors to Seattle. Huge bay windows offer spectacular views of the space needle, lake union, and the sunset behind Queen Anne hill. Solid menu - I had the crab-stuffed mahi mahi, blue cheese salad with walnuts, pears and onions and baked giant chocolate chip cookie with ice cream.... It was excellant! Service was average, but competant nonetheless. I'm definitely going back there when I am in Seattle.
Great Place to Eat!! – Great Food! Great Service! I would highly reccomend eating at any of the locations. - Erin Fairbanks
Best Mojito and desserts anywhere ... – ... but I DON't recomend trying them together!
Great lunchtime spot, but save room at the end. The dessert menu is FABU! Highly recommend the tollhose cookie, never in a million years would I have ever guessed its so delicious. Its definitely worth the extra 10 minutes on the treadmill. Or for a little fun, roast some s'mores!
And the mojitos?? The best I've had... try it...you'll like it!
Worst service at a restaurant in 2 years of dining out! – We sat at the BluWater Bistro in Kirkland for nearly 30 minutes -- no server, no bread and no drinks. When we finally got a chance to order drinks, one drink arrived warm (I guess the server had as hard a time getting to the drink as she did getting to us!). The second drink (a beer) never arrived. Notwithstanding the red flags, we decide to order food anyway (we're slow learners). We ordered fish and a medium rare steak. The fish was okay. The ?medium rare? steak? You guessed it -- well done! While we waited for our server to appear again so we could try to get the beer and get a replacement steak, we grew old. We then realized (old age leads to wisdom) that (1) there are starving people around the world and (2) we stood a (much) better chance of buying a winning, life-altering lottery ticket than seeing our server again. And so we ate the over-done steak with no beer (the beer never did arrive).
After the meal was over for several minutes and we still couldn't locate our elusive server, we finally asked for the manager. We told him it was our first time there and explained our bad experiences.
Rather than offering some sort of explanation or even an apology (maybe they were uncharacteristically understaffed that night, or that particular server had too many tables?), the manager had other thoughts (or lack thereof). His only response? "Would you like your leftover fish boxed?" Wow, a clever way to avoid repeat business -- ignore and insult the customer! This manager's swift and decisive action cinched our decision -- we will not go back. Way to go, Blu Water management!
Just as great in the middle of winter as in the heat of summer! – I always neglect Bluwater a little in the winter, usually its a place we all hang out in the summertime, out on that great big deck (best in seattle, NO question). But my sister and I hadn't seen each other in a while, and decided to meet there, down on Lake Union. I am used to seeing this place mid-July, wall to wall people, a real party atmosphere. On this cold January night the bar was ablout 3/4 full, same in the dining room. We started in the bar, where the bartender had us almost laughing off our stools in minutes, and then we moved into a big booth by the window. It was stormy and windy outside, rain coming down sideways, but it was just so warm and comfortable inside, with the fireplace going and the great music. Our dinner was fantasic, great steak and crab stuffed mahi, and our waitress would friendly, and knew a lot about the menu. I admit I've always been a fan of summers at the bluwater, but I think they've converted me into a winter fan as well!
meet market – this place gets annoying with rude staff and people with attitudes...like they are cool becuase they have money--most of the guys are cheeseballs here--and are over the hill. this place could be cool if they changed up the clientele and vibe
Always a sure thing! – Great place to chill with your friends and family, eat delicious food and check out Seattle's finest. I love the atmosphere, the energy is super fun and I have never met a bartender there that didn't make us laugh-out loud. They are always accomodating of larger groups and during the winter it mellows out enough to take my parents for a nice meal by the water that doesn't cost my whole paycheck! Last week I went in for lunch and our server, Reyna was so sweet. She was pretty busy but made sure to take time with my co-worker who was asking a zillion questions (food allergies). I enjoy a place that doesn't take itself too seriously amongst all the other corporate places on the waterfront! An easy recommend.
Dock the boat and drop in for a waterfront view and icy drinks. – In Short
Featuring a fabulous view and packed with fabulous folks, this waterfront spot combines upscale fare with an ambience focused on the singles scene. Start with the Parmesan-baked artichoke dip and move on to a salad of blue cheese, sliced pears and smoked almonds. First-timers often opt for grilled mahi mahi served with sauteed spinach. Rib eye steak arrives topped with guacamole, salsa and a dab of sour cream.
Good food...poor service – food is excellent! Service was lacking...staff treats you as though you are a burden and the management is pathetic and rude. The view is great, ambience is warm and inviting, and the server was fast, but not a people person. Lunch is highly recommended. Will go back...maybe the server had a bad day.
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