Excellent food and atmosphere
We brought our 15 months old son and were disappointed to find out that they don't have a highchair. We ordered the burgers and they were a little too salty for my taste.
Incredible service, wonderful ambiance, perfect noise level and over all delicious food.
Friendly and attentive staff. Steak was meant to be medium rare but came out medium + and the server expressed concern but no apology from the manager or anyone else. Onion cricket starter was dry and appeared overcooked too. All in all a but hit and miss as the chicory salad starter was really good but given that steaks are their ‘thing’ disappointing cook and even more disappointed with the reaction.
What a fabulous experience! We had an amazing celebration of our son’s 24th birthday. Jessica was it awesome server and helped us navigate the menu. We can’t wait to come back
I went there to celebrate my fiance's birthday, we were greeted at the table with a hand written happy birthday card. The service was 5 Star and the food paired with the experience was magical.
Todo muy bueno, excepto la carne muy dura.
I think it would have been nice for the server to go through the different types of cuts and explain the difference between them and where they are on the cow what the difference is etc. I dont feel like the steak selection that was recommended was in line with what i said my preferences were or what i ordered prior. The ambiance was amazing as well as the cocktails and sides. overall good experience, just had high expectations.
Great great amazing place very intimate and great food !
What an amazing experience. The food and service is fantastic!!
Both of the setting in the service or excellent. The menu specifically openers and entrées were excellent, the dessert menu was less than to be desired. It should at least be one somewhat traditional dessert options. Only feedback was my file at $73 at a little bit of fat in it but other than that everything else was perfect
Wonderful beef choices. Ordered a large steak to share. Sides were really good also. Wine great with meal. Had a very loud person at the table next to us. Yum.
An exceptional French-inspired steakhouse experience. They have aligot potatoes...
Love this restaurant.. but it’s worth noting that the lady who greets people and escorts to the table, speaks ugh such a low voice that when she explains the meat cuts etc., it’s next to impossible to hear her... minor thing.
Beets were undercooked. Otherwise, fantastic meal, great service in a beautiful restaurant.
Bateau is one of my favorite places in Seattle. The staff are professional, service is top notch and the food is exceptional. I would recommend to anyone.
I have never experienced such a unfriendly attitude towards the customers. The staff gave good advice and the food was good but the whole experience was tainted by the unfriendly atmosphere.
Seriously the best steak in seattle. A nice departure from your standard steak house in both ambiance and menu.
I'd expected outstanding savory selections but the dessert options truly set Bateau apart. If I'd known how unique the menu of finales would be—pea & Pernod sorbet, and a flowering currant ice cream, which I couldn't resist—I'd have saved room to try them all.
The service was OK but no check on the food. Fries were overdone by a great deal and when I mentioned this to server-silence. When I am making a decision to spend 200$/head for a meal I coextensive excellent service and attention to all detail
This place was MOST BEST! We were fortunate to arrive a little early and sit at the bar & talk beef with their in-house butcher.He educated us about some cuts we would not ordinarily try.We tried three steaks.They were all excellent.The other items we were great too.If they need a t-shirt logo it might say:
"Go Beef or Go Home"tm If you do not like beef do not come but if you do it is EXCELLENT!
Outstanding selection. It's fun is try different cuts and "share" them. Didn't have any cuts that were anything but outstanding.
Wonderful service and perfect for a celebration dinner. Food was fantastic
Steaks might be not as you expected sometimes. Take burger!
The tasting menu was really great. The server was really sweet. We added on a steak and that was the best decision ever.
Not cheap but absolutely outstanding meal and service.
Food is fantastic, servers very knowledgeable. We were disappointed with the extra long wait time between our appetizer and dinner.
Came for our anniversary. The service is incredibly friendly without be a nuisance. The who vibe of the place is upscale without being pretentious. I love the chalkboard menu showing exactly what is available and makes you feel like you are at an auction trying to win a special cut of beef! We went with the tasting menu and it was exquisite. Such varying flavors, but each a celebration of beef. Even the dessert used beef tallow to create a flaky and flavor filled crust. We will be back for a steak and get there early to have our pick!!
So first off, the staff contribute hugely to the experience. Our server was amazing. She helped us select steaks from an overwhelming list of ranches let alone cuts. All grass fed and finished. Someone beat me to the “ball round” but the Jacobs ladder was beautifully marbled and cooked to perfection. The starters were all so delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Best meal out in some time.
I love the ambiance at this restaurant. The concept with butcher’s specials means that each time you have a different experience and learn something. If you love the idea of a steakhouse restaurant but detest the dark, ritualized meat presentations and clichéd side dishes then this what to try. Service is superb and the starters (try the tongue) and sides are delicious.
Absolutely exceptional from start to finish. This experience should be at the top of your list whenever possible.
The service here is consistently spectacular, the food is delicious, and the price is a bit high but you're getting what you pay for. The staff has an encyclopedic knowledge of food and wine and the place runs like clockwork. It's my special occasion place and everyone I've taken has been extremely impressed.
Have lived in Seattle for many years and had never been to Bateau. My husband brought me here for my birthday...what a fabulous experience. A very friendly greeting as we arrived with a happy birthday wish, followed by excellent service by our server, Jessica. The food was over the top with the special corn and the heirloom tomato salad as the standouts. A little birthday postcard at the table and a special candle plus bread pudding for dessert was another added surprise. Hats off to Bateau for a job well done!!!
Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. Tasting menu was beautifully prepared. Jessica provided excellent service. Highly recommend!
Quite possibly the best steak I've ever had. Really good prime cut, excellent cooking/presentation. Side dishes also to die for (summer corn was amazing and mashed are really good French style mash).
Bateau was phenomenal! The beef was excellent, but dare I say that the sides were what I came home raving about?! Get there early to ensure that you get a full choice of what’s on the board in terms of beef, and let your waiter lead the way!
Truly unique dining experience. Highest quality steaks and beef from local farms with knowledgeable staff explaining the differences between all of the cuts.
We were here for my husband’s birthday. Our 11 year old son loved everything we ate especially the beef liver mouse with a plum paste. Highly recommend this place. It’s our favorite Renee Erickson restaurant.
Order the burger! My husband got it for dessert (that’s a first)
Concept restaurant taken too far. The chefs are quite skilled but who wants everything on their plate to taste the same. There is beef in everything (even the desserts) and lots of salt. The steaks are super tender, we did get a free basket of awesome fries (not sure what the mistake was they mentioned). The restaurant is small and looks like a boat. The open window was very nice on a warm night. The sinks in the bathrooms are urinals? Too weird.
The house policies were off putting. We made reservations 3 weeks in advance (they collected a credit card at reservation) and they couldn't put our tables together? We weren't allowed to stand in the bar (which is miniscule). We couldn't be seated until our time. We were told they would take a drink order then they disappeared.
Our server was wonderful, efficient and personal and made the evening much nicer.
Keep your pretense. I won't be back.
Just order the burger. Its the best burger you’ll ever eat.