Seattle >Food & Dining > Eastlake Bar & Grille
2947 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810247.648593 -122.323874
11:30 a.m.-midnight, daily.
Neighborhoods: Eastlake, Lake Union
Great views – If it's a nice, sunny day in Seattle this is a great place to go eat. Food is average and nothing to go out of your way for. However, the sunset dinner is a great deal and can make the trip worth it. Service is always friendly and it's a great neighborhood place.
Boo hiss for their breakfast – In early May a friend and I decided to stop in for breakfast, having looked up the menu online. We especially wanted biscuits and gravy. When we reached the restaurant, we noticed there was a menu posted outside. Yup, it was the same diverse, plentiful menu we found online. SCORE! Get inside, get seated and are presented with an extremely limited breakfast menu - maybe 12 items? No biscuits and gravy. How hard, HOW HARD is it to update a website? Staple a new menu to the outside box?
Food was lack luster. Blueberry pancakes were mushy in the middle. Ham & cheese omelet was generic, with extremely large ham chunks. General attentiveness to quality was poor. Service was ok, a bit slow given there were so few tables in the restaurant.
Nice view of the lake and I am sure the tiki bar out back is awesome in the summer.
All in all, I can't deal with the menu issue. It has tainted my perspective of the place.
Editorial Review – This Eastlake neighborhood favorite offers a huge patio great for watching the sunset while sipping on a martini.
Decent neighborhood place – Aside from the deck, which is probably the main draw (and because of which you will pay $2-3 extra per entree over comparable food), this is a solid neighborhood standby with no great highs or lows. Food is competent but not stellar, service is friendly but a bit slow.
My wife and I would not go out of our way to come here, but since we live a few blocks away, it's a handy fallback.
CANNOT BELEIVE THIS PLACE IS IN BUSINESS – Get here early as they only have 8 menues, according to the, so called, manager. If you like cheese sticks, you have to try to COLD, string cheese appetizers. It is recommened to wait at the entrance for 20 minutes and hope that someone will seat you. Please make sure you know who your waiter is, as they will not know which table they are responsible for serving. If you are looking for the worst service in Seattle and food that tastes like it came from a microwave oven, this place is for you. Coming from a degree in "Hotel, Restaurant Management" I was shocked to find out that the server for our table, was actually the Manger of the Restaurant and that there are actually restaurants open in Seattle that have Zero concern for the customers that they serve. I would highly recommend to "stay away"
Great happy hour – I love the fun, neighborhood feel of the bar. The food is excellent and the views are outstanding. Bar staff is great, and the wait staff, like most places, is average.
best martini ever – the biggest and most dry martini I've ever had! Fun staff and great views! A must visit.
The best happy hour I have found in Seattle – I was only there for happy hour, but the food was excellent. The Ceaser salad was better than most I've had in this city. The lettuce was fresh and crisp and had the perfect amount of dressing. The salmon burger was delicious. And all of this was for an amazing price. I look forward to many happy hours here and to also sampling off the main menu.
Great views and food – The most recent incarnation of this prime Eastlake location, but with new owners. I had the fresh grilled salmon and was very pleased. This place is poised to become a favorite of ours!
Great atmosphere and food! – This is one of the most underrated outdoor restaurants in Seattle. They have an awesome deck with a beautiful view of Lake Union! The drinks are good (I liked the Bamboozle) and we ordered the sauted prawns, steak bites, and small caesars for dinner. Very yummy! The waitstaff was very friendly and we were able to get a seat immediately on a warm summer night.
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