Bateau Tasting Menu Experienceお一人様$125.00Jul 24, 2020開始Our crew warmly welcomes you as we carefully invite guests back into our dining room. You can expect a very unique and exciting experience on your next visit, as we will be offering an abundant preset menu that showcases Bateau's story and concept, from start to finish. Expect whole animal butchery, fermentation, foraged & seasonal ingredients, and the elements of time that allow us to explore nuanced flavors in our steaks and beyond.
Third time dining here and the service was not great...v expensive would have expected higher level of customer service...bordering on rude
The tasting menu was incredible. Everything we ate had flavors that mixed together so well. Obviously the steak was the standout but we also enjoyed the tomato bisque, ham and cheese sandwich, mushroom garlic mix, and of course the bread pudding. We would have loved more interaction with the staff on how the food was prepared and the history of the restaurant. It’s such a unique experience it would have been fun to have some education involved. Overall it was a lovely experience.
Lovely place, excellent service, even better food. Highly recommend.
We had a 8:15 reservation and didn’t see the meat menu until 9. You get a
standard menu with general items, but the meat is on a separate menu that they have to bring to you because there’s only one for the entire restaurant- and that’s what you need to see you determine what steak you’ll be getting. We were at the furthest possible table from anyone, literally separated by two rooms, so it felt like we were forgotten. We got: ribeye, bavette and chuck. The chuck was a throwaway. So bad we didn’t have more than one bite. So we ordered another steak. But it felt like we were being a nuisance doing that. We were recommended the chuck, which was the only reason we got it, but my common sense should have dictated an order otherwise. A cheap piece of meat can’t be elevated. Aside from generally feeling like a nuisance by the staff, we also felt like they were condescending and passive-aggressive. The ultimate experience in the Seattle Freeze conveyed through restaurant service. The food was good when it was good. We had a second order of the hearty salad which was obviously completely different from the first, likely due to lack of products. Don’t take the order if you can’t fulfill. We left around 10:30, but were still hungry because the portions were tiny and food took forever between courses to get to us.
Beautiful, thoughtful food. Delicious wine. Very memorable evening
Attentive service, nice ambiance, and delicious food! Definitely a go to for a special occasion.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. I try to get in about every 6 weeks or so for dinner with one of my close friends. The steaks are always cooked exactly perfect, the staff is kind, friendly and always remembers us when we walk in. Absolutely top notch food, staff and scotch selection.
Thank you for having us during this uncertain time!
Had a lovely dinner at Bateau. The food was delicious! Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the bread pudding was the best I’ve ever had. Not only was the food amazing, but the impeccable service really made our night special. We felt safe and taken care of by staff. Would definitely recommend!
The restaurant is doing the best they can with COVID. The liveliness of any restaurant is now subdued because of all the restrictions. Food was great as usual. There didn't seem to be adequate communication between the front staff and the waitstaff about our wine that we brought - it was as if the waiter was not told we wanted our bottle opened/decanted immediately. I really hope they make it through these tough times - please support this great restaurant.
Food, service and ambience were excellent but think they could balance the menu better - overall the courses are too rich and filling for most people.
Amazing service, some of the best food I’ve ever eaten! Great time from start to finish!
Staff was great. Very strong Covid protocols but still very pleasant. Highly recommend to everyone. The tasting menu was exceptional!
Delicious! While the tasting menu is quite expensive for what you receive compared to other tasting menu experiences around Seattle, the atmosphere, service, and food were exceptional.
Enjoyed a variety of dishes by selecting the tasting menu. Server was also very helpful in recommending a bottle of wine that would best accompany the tasting menu selections.
Always get excellent service and food at this restaurant. Very attentive staff that is knowledgable about food and alcohol served. We can't help but keep coming back.
Bateau is one of my favorite special occasion spots - and sometimes a just because spot. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly, always willing to go above and beyond explaining menu items and wine or even just checking that everything is ok. In COVID times, I wouldn't hesitate to go back to Bateau. I felt safe the entire time with windows open, everyone in masks (including diners when in between courses), and even being fortunate to see the cleaning/sanitizing of tables between diners. Absolutely love it here and will continue to return!
We came here to celebrate our anniversary after a friend suggested Bateau. We had the tasting menu and everything was amazing! It was more than enough food and we left very full. We’ll definitely be back!
The food was magnificent (tasting menu). The cocktails superb. My only suggestion is that the window open made it too chilly. I will be back when I am in town again in a few months.
When thinking back, I can’t even remember what the first course entailed. That might set the tone for this.
The”chefs” tasting, and I say that with quotations as it felt more like a cook giving me everything on his menu in smaller portions and not a chef sharing his craft, the only thing of note was a small steak tartar, and even that the tapioca crisp was far more the star than the steak. The French onion drop had potential but seemed heavy handed much like the frozen jalapeño poppers one would find at the 7/11.
The next flight of course was also forgettable except for the heirloom tomatoes which would have been sublime had they not taken the predictable way out and added spoons of mayonnaise to turn perfect tomatoes into a less than stellar representation of a BLT.
Now to the main course - what we came for - bring me the BEEF! And they did but only 3 small pieces were worth a bite. They were the over aged ribeye cap that I might have payed the hefty $125 price for alone and saved my palate.
The final course was a duo of sweets, a play on a cheese tray with ice cream and a twill which was fun but lackluster and a bread pudding that was so sweet it uncomfortably stuck to your teeth.
The only star of the evening was the 1980 kopke colheita port wine. We had asked for 2 oz and only received one but by that time in the night and after the let down we were more then ready to be done.
At the end of it all, this was truly a disheartening experience for us. We have come to love The Sea Creatures family of restaurants, visiting both the Walrus and the Wale Wins, and wanting to add Bateue as the star to that venture. But instead it put a sour taste in our mouth and hole in our wallet.
What an incredible dining experience. From the amazing tasting menu to fantastic wine pairings/suggestions. What a cool way to celebrate the cow!
We celebrated our anniversary, and when we arrived at our table there was a nice hand-written note.
Delicious! Great service, unique options!
Always amazing, even in this unpredictable pandemic state world we’re living in. Thank you Bateau crew for an amazing night!!
This is the best restaurant in Seattle. Renee Erickson and her team continue to go above and beyond to create incredible food experiences with top tier service. It's a joy to have them back after many months of pivoting to takeaway.
Great place for a special event. Service is beyond top notch: great at explaining how everything works, incredibly knowledgeable, and just incredibly nice. Food was cooked perfectly, this was easily one of the best steaks I've had. Looking forward to coming back here, although I'm concerned about how loud it would be. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of noise dampeners and tables are a little cozy.
We went in the midst of the coronavirus s
The food was amazing. Everything from the Beef Heart appetizer to the 63 day aged Sirloin Tip. We especially loved our server Emily. She was extremely knowledgeable on the cuts. She learned about our preferences in meat and recommended exactly what we liked. She was attentive and a pleasure to converse with.
A perfect unison of ingredients, service and atmosphere. Slightly over priced for the average joe. But the unique experience is worth it if you go into it knowing to eat slowly and savor because it will be a big bill.
Loved the meal and the service was excellent. My one critique is to perhaps keep the music a bit lower. It felt at times that the music was of a volume one would expect at the end of the night when the staff is cleaning up the restaurant for the night.
The steak was fantastic the rest of the meal was okay. I wish we were seated in a different area. They have a large chalk board with the daily steaks listed and every few minutes someone was coming by with a large stick to cross something out. Kindof ruined the meal.
11/10. You cannot do better for a nice dinner out (assuming you eat steak). Everything was spectacular: great steaks, including some very unique cuts. Great a la cart veggies and sides, also much more unique than typical steakhouse fare. The food was rich without being too heavy. Impeccable service, both the hostess and servers were courteous and genuinely interested in helping us choose steaks and enjoy our evening. We never felt rushed. It was a really perfect meal.
Loved this experience. Everyone was nice- hostess, server and other staff were friendly, accommodating and made great menu recommendations. Both of our steaks were perfectly seasoned, cooked and I loved the lemon butter! Highly recommend
Impeccably done but maybe too many deconstructed flavours and some of the food is great but not yummy! Fab frites.
The food was great. Please note that if you get reservations later in the evening you will not have many cuts of meat available to you.
The best steak I've ever eaten! We had the best experience and will for sure be back for our next special occasion.
One of the best aged steaks I've ever had. Would definitely come back in the near future.
The most fantastic hamburger I've ever had! Absolutely phenomenal! The place is super nice for date night, the steaks are cooked excellently (if ordering them might be a little daunting), the drinks are all very good & the place is cozy but not all crammed up.
The food was excellent, but the price once you receive the bill is a bit overwhelming so be prepaid to save up before you dine here.
Amazing, as always! This is our go-to for date night and we are never disappointed!