Cooking, like taking a pop quiz and defusing a bomb on national television, is often a source of stress. Disarm your hunger with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of Pacific Northwest–inspired cuisine and drinks for dinner, lunch, or weekend brunch at BluWater Bistro. Today's deal is valid at both the Green Lake and Leschi locations.
Culinary prodigies at BluWater Bistro prepare fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta from scratch daily, pairing a menu of Pacific Northwest fare with refreshing pours from a full bar. Diners can kick off taste-bud journeys or paint a broth-based picture of the Eiffel Tower with a 12-ounce crock of french-onion soup ($5 at lunch; $7.25 at dinner), which is buoyed by toast and bubbly gruyere and provolone cheeses. The dungeness-crab mac 'n' cheese au gratin with creamy cheddar and gruyere ($16.50) sates maritime cravings, and a 10-ounce, dry-aged new york steak topped with Maytag blue cheese saunters palate-ward with an entourage of potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and demi glace ($24.95). Diners can escort meals to gastrointestinal glory with a specialty cocktail such as the pomegranate Kazi with Pearl pomegranate vodka and muddled lime juice ($8.75), or a cold Diamond Knot IPA draught ($4.75). Sate weekend morning hunger with brunch options such as dungeness crab cake eggs benedict ($14.95) or french toast hand-dipped in house-made Grand Marnier batter ($9.25).
Both restaurants welcome guests with rich wood paneling, and the Leschi location boasts high-backed booths, flat-screen TVs, and leather sofas by the fireplace, ideal for proposing marriage to a thick cut of prime rib.
The chefs at BluWater Bistro elevate classic comfort food by working mainly with premium, largely local ingredients. Take, for instance, a BLT—reinterpreted with additions of Pacific Northwest king-salmon fillet and pesto mayo—or a burger ascending to gourmet status with layers of Tillamook cheddar spread over wagyu beef raised on pastures near the Snake River. BluWater Bistro's owners strive to match their chefs' quality and creativity by giving each waterfront location a refined yet cozy aesthetic, surrounding diners in large windows, fireplaces flanked by leather furniture, and flat-screen televisions that play more interesting shows when they sense lulls in conversation. The Green Lake establishment also extends to an outdoor patio. The kitchen staff continues sending out dishes from the full menu as late as 1 a.m. every night of the week and shows up early on the weekends to prepare brunch.