Seattle >Food & Dining > Bluwater Greenlake
7900 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.685728 -122.337329
Neighborhoods: Northwest Seattle, Northwest, Green Lakes
Terrible Service, Terrible Food – My boyfriend and I have been to the BluWater Bistro in Greenlake a few times over the past six months. For the lack of a better casual, but nice dinner spot we have taken family members there when they have come to visit from out of town. The location is wonderful but the service and the food terrible. A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I decided to go there for dessert and coffee at around 8:30pm. When we sat down and our server realized we were only going to order coffee and dessert she immediately lost her friendly charm. When she brought out the dessert and poured our coffee the ENTIRE coffee container was filled with coffee grounds. It was so obvious she had to have noticed? we certainly did when we found a good ? inch of grounds at the bottom of our coffee mugs. The ice cream that came with the brownie for dessert was completely frostbitten. But worst of all, the server didn?t even come and check on us once or ask how anything was. She must have known she was providing terrible food and terrible service. It is just too bad they can?t treat all customers (whether they are there for dessert or a $200 meal) the same. Although we were only buying dessert that particular evening we have spent over $500.00 there over the past few months--- don?t waste your time at this one if you want good service and good food. There are certainly better restaurants in Seattle!
Used to be good... – Wow, this place has changed. It's been a while since I've been to the Bistro and - while I never thought it was the best restaurant in town - it always supplied a nice atmoshphere and some pretty tasty food. I just got home from having dinner there tonight and was so moved (or unmoved) by the meal that I am writing my first review on Citysearch.
The service was ok - definitely friendly. But, the waitress was scarce.
The food was really terrible. Bland all around. Just blah. Banal, boring, dull, flat, and flavorless. Seriously, not good. We all tried each others' meals and each one was tasteless.
There are SO many restaurants in Seattle that serve better food at a lower price.
The food here is good and consistent. The decor and location makes for fun destination. THE SERVICE IS AWFUL. The wait staff is not just apathetic, they?re rude. I have been in on several occasions and have been completely ignored in either being sat or waiting to place an order - they just seem to have better things to do, chatting it up amongst themselves or with a handful of cherished regulars. In the past it was a frequent dinner destination (I estimate spending about $1000-1200 over the course of the year 2006) It?s a shame because I live in Green Lake and would frequent the bar and restaurant more often if it weren?t for all the false haughtiness and contempt the wait staff seem to uniformly display. I must say that I have enjoyed my dining experience at Blu Water?s Leschi and Kirkland locations - but definitely not Green Lake.
Terrible Service/Ruined Birthday – I choose this restaurant for my birthday dinner, approximately 7 people came. We had requested to sit in the front of the restaurant 1 week in advance when we made the reservation, but when we arrived we were seated in the back. The waitress was very impatient and rude when taking our orders. I asked to change my order after ~5 minutes after ordering and I was told ?No?. She didn?t smile or make any effort to be nice to us. When the dessert came, she placed it on the table and the chocolate began to burn, (I ordered the chocolate fondue), it took 10 min. for us to find her. When we told her about the chocolate, she picked up the container off the burner and dropped it onto our table. She then proceeded to pick up a glass of water that my friend had been drinking out of and extinguished the flame. All without saying a word, then she walked away. It took us over 20 minutes to get the bill from the time we requested it. The gratuity was automatically charged, which is why I think she treated us so poorly. We spent over $200 and were treated worse then if we had gone to McDonald?s. When I wrote a letter to complain, I received no response. Not even an apology. I would not recommend this restaurant, especially for a special occasion unless you would like your night to be ruined.
~ a great neighborhood spot – I highly recommend going to Bluwater on Greenlake. They have a very good staff, and a great atmosphere.
A Comfortable Evening Out – I always enjoy and evening out at the BluWater Green Lake. The service is excellent, the food is good and and abiance is warm and comfortable.
nice evening – Had a very pleasant experience dining here recently. Our table of 8 all enjoyed our meals, drinks, and service. Nice selection of cocktails and wine. Bluewater Greenlake has a very reasonable corkage fee of $10.00 per bottle, we brought a couple of special bottles of wine with us to have with our meal. Mixed green salad was chilled, fresh, crisp and not overly dressed. My generous portion of roast chicken was moist and tender, although I would have liked a crispy skin. Potato side was quite good. My wife's stuffed mahi mahi was perfectly cooked. Our bread pudding dessert was huge and delicious. I'm not a fan of the Lake Union Bluewater, but do give the Greenlake location a try.
mediocre brunch at high prices – The classic eggs benedict was barely even warm when I got it and the English muffins were drenched in melted butter (not hollandaise. it was butter. there was some hollandaise sauce schlopped on top though). The $15 crab mac and cheese tasted OK but there wasn't much crab in there to justify the price. I came here because I liked the one in Leschi but the food here just wasn't that great and that is probably why there weren't many people there on a beautiful day.
The only item on the menu I"d recommend is the Caesar salad...very ample portion and very fresh, lemony dressing. – The ribs are the WORST I've ever eaten......tough, tasteless and too sweet & sticky sauce. I would take them off the menu altogether. The salmon filet was overcooked. I would NOT go back to this place for food.
Great Ambience; Not so Great Food – The Blu Water Bistro restaurant is across the street from Greenlake (they offer 2 other locations in Seattle). The atmosphere is great; neighborhood feel, great people watching in the summer & parking in garage. The windows (almost floor to ceiling) open on nice days so it feels you are sitting outside. Great place to relax on a nice day. However, the food is another thing. The prices are high and the food not worthy. I ordered ravioli and it was swimming in the sauce (sauce was consistancy of water). This meade the ravioli slimy and mushy. The artichoke dip appetizer had a layer of oil on the top of it. I would go for a drink and maybe desert, but not dinner/lunch.
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