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Bake's Place
Bake's Place

Bake's Place Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bakesplacebellevue.com
  • Phone: (425) 454-2776
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Garrity
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Craig and Laura Baker for any catering requests.
  • Entertainment: Live music seven days a week. No cover charge Monday through Friday. Featuring local and internationally renowned musicians Friday through Sunday.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Live music nightly plus special weekend and holiday events.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Just blocks from the Bellevue Transit Center.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Validated parking after 4:00pm in the Columbia West parking garage on the corner of 107th Ave NE and Ne 2nd Street.
A word from Bake's Place
Craig & Laura Baker are seasoned veterans in the food, beverage & entertainment business. In the course of 14 ½ years, they have taken Bake’s Place from a small private jazz club to one of the top live music establishments in the world.

What sets Craig apart is his forty plus years in the music & entertainment business. Craig has a demonstrated talent & passion for presenting great music in an atmosphere where the music & the musicians are elevated & given the respect they deserve. Craig has a solid reputation for building strong rapports with both musicians & the audiences he serves.

Laura Baker has over 16 years of experience in the culinary industry. She was the founder of the successful catering business A Friend in the Kitchen which provided services for large weddings, corporate functions, small, in-home dinners & special events.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "great scenery, food, atmosphere, customer service and good acoustics for the music."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My wife and I had apps, dinner, and drinks here to start our 5th Anniversary dinner. The staff was very attentive. The food was really great. Definitely try the blue cheese stuffed dates and the truffle fries! Would love to go back again."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Staff was attentive, but not intrusive. Everyone was welcoming. Got a positive vibe from staff. Food was very good! Our petite fillets were excellent. Entertainment was amazing. We plan on making this a regular stop."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Bake's Place has a beautiful space for live music either indoors or outside on their expansive patio. The right combination of excellent food, drinks, service and atmosphere make this a real winner for a great evening out."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My main reason for choosing Bakes Place was that my friend Jim King was playing that evening, and thought it would be nice to see him in a different venue--and happily I must say my date and I found it quite inviting, the food was delicious, and above all the staff was caring in our needs to find a good place to sit for the music which followed--Excellently Done!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We go to Bake's for the entertainment - not the food. We saw Patricia Lee perform this time and we had dinner. She was fabulous and our dinners were quite good especially the shaved brussel sprout salad. Bread pudding was great! Next time Ms Lee is there, go see her show."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What more could you ask? Great, light jazz (think instrumental Michael Franks), good food, nice wine list and friendly attentive staff."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Enjoyed our recent dinner here. Wait staff were very pleasant and food was hot - hard to do with outdoor dining. Music was perfect - not too loud and enjoyable for most tastes. And the weather was perfect - would definitely recommend for a summer dinner!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Went to Bake's for the first time with a friend from out of town. We were seated outside on the huge patio area since the weather was beautiful. The tables are not crammed close together so it felt very comfortable. Service was prompt and very friendly. My friend had a Hendricks Martini and I had a regular vodka version and they came quickly and tasted perfectly. After discussing the menu with our server I decided to try the short rib burrito and my friend had the prawns. Both were wonderful. I plan to go back again sometime soon and would recommend Bake's to anyone that wants to go to great place with great service and great food."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Deems Tsutakawa and his band were tremendous. The food and service were terrific as well. Had a great birthday dinner at Bake's."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is our 5th time at Bake's. It is a really great jazz club. Great ambience. Warm feeling and Craig Bake, the owner, is a very personable manager of the establishment. He always greets his guests and makes them feel like honored guest. Food is excellent. The entertainment is superb, especially Kalimba, a group that plays Earth Wind and Fire music. I have seldom gone to a music establishment in this are where people are actually dancing while listening to the music. I highly recommend Bake's"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were here twice in one weekend. On Friday we had dinner, & then updated our online reservations for the World Cup viewing in person. At the time, there were only 2 or three 3 other reservations. I had specifically noted that we would like to have a table with a good view of the screen. When we arrived at our time it was clear that they had not set aside a table for us--our options were way off in one corner or on the second level where we all had to turn uncomfortably to see the screen. It was really disappointing. Also, while our service on Friday had been prompt, they were clearly understaffed for this event and it took a long time to get any order in. We saw our waiter lurking in the hall, trying to avoid notice to watch the game"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Went for the first, met friends there. We had a great table outside, food was great, good options for all types of eaters. The music was great and not too loud. WE all would go back again!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "They were good, the food was good the service was good, and a music venue also good. Paying for "cover" before you are seated as a couple was awkward, the guest should be able to ask that they pay as part of their bill, I understand using this method for larger parties but for a couple it feels weird. Also, the minimum order per person is quite high, you almost have to come for a full meal to make it worth your while, maybe this should be re-worked or dropped altogether."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First time at Bake's Place Bellevue. Very good venue and food. The live group performing, The Paperboys, was very good, interacted well with the crowd and created a very enjoyable evening. We will go to Bake's again and recommend highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I always have a great time here. Great music, food, drinks and a comfortable atmosphere. We brought out of town company here and they just raved about their experience. Please keep up the fantastic line-up of entertainment."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our office has heard great things about Bake's Place and the live music they have on a regular basis. What we didn't realize is that their food is also amazing! Everyone in our party LOVED their dish. Service was very prompt and polite. We were there during the day and didn't get to listen to live music so we will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I am a repeat customer and have always enjoyed the food, ambiance, service, and great entertainment offered by Bake's Place. Bake's is a unique food and entertainment venue on the Eastside. The menu is ecclectic and offers interesting tastes for all palates. Food and drink prices, however, are at the high end for casual dining and entertainment."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "One of the few good music good music venues in Bellevue."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "If you are looking for a relaxing and beautiful happy hour with friends Bakes is the place. Indoors the setting is comfortable and inviting. The food is creative and delicious- not the typical bar menu. Happy hour drink specials are beer, wine and wells but their special cocktails are worth it too. The outdoor patio is spacious, comfortable with trees and heaters for chilli days. Often you will enjoy free outdoor live Jazz music. Dinners are special and pricy with live music to be booked in advanced. I would not recommend the dinner time for conversation during the music performances."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We hit the shows there on a regular basis. Small, intimate environment with plenty of space, not too close to each other's table like Jazz Alley. Wine list is fine, food is fine and worth having when you're there for a band you like or love!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed the service and food. The music was a little too loud. Good place."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We went to Bake's Place to watch our son's jazz combo play at lunchtime. The venue is lovely and the food was good. But the portions were relatively small and it was expensive, given we had already paid a $10 per person cover. My mom's latte was $6. I ordered soup and when I asked if there was bread to go with it, I was told I could order bread for $4. We had salads, soups and burgers and, except for the latte, drank water. The cost for four of us was more than $100 plus tip. The restaurant was filled with people who were eating there to watch their kids play. The musicians were playing for free. Appreciate that they do this for student groups, but it did feel like they took advantage."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great Band (Dr. Funk) & good food, but feel that the price did not justify the goods."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The music was fun (Dr Funk) but ridiculously loud. The venue is attractive, but the food was not worthy of the place. My pasta was very plain and uninspired. After it was brought to my table, it took so long to get a fork that it was cold by the time I ate it. My husband's prawns and rice were cold to begin with. He had to send it back to get it heated. The waiter was very apologetic and even gave us a dessert on the house (the dark chocolate pudding was the best part of the meal!). Maybe they just had an off night, but it was our first time there, so not a great experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great place to meet friends or bring out of town guests. I didn't even know they had a patio, what a great summertime spot! (If they could just move that one big building that blocks part of the afternoon sun it would be perfect) The day we went there was music outside until 9pm, then another band inside after 9. Great music, beautiful food and wonderful setting. No cover charge for this trip but I also came here for a birthday event where there was a band with a cover (well worth the $20). Not sure why they do not have a small dance floor because it is obvious there are people who would love to get up and dance later at night. Fun Place! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We hosted a rehearsal dinner for 20 at Bake's and it was perfect! Menu options for everyone's palate, ambiance was comfortable for both the dressy wedding party members and casual guests, and cocktails were superb. Everyone commented over and over what a great experience it was. The staff was incredible - even as our group grew to 26, we all felt individually attended to. I will definitely recommend Bake's for more special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I enjoy live blues, jazz and anything good to have a great dinner with. Bakes delivered great atmosphere better food than I've ever had a jazz spots in Seattle!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I went to Bake's Place to see a jazz band as part of the Bellevue Jazz Festival. The place exceeded all my expectations! The couple that owns it are hands-on - they meet you at the door and seat you. What a nice personal touch. I had so much fun and everyone in the place seemed to be having a great time. The cocktail prices were very reasonable, and although I just shared calamari with a friend, it was perfect! Service was a bit slow but the waiter had a large area to cover, the place was packed, and when I flagged him down he was there right away to take my next drink order. We also checked out the patio and it is amazing! This will be my new favorite place to wind down in the late afternoon into evening, sipping a glass of wine or two."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We would go back in a minute. Very friendly place, upscale decor and yet comfortable enough to stand up next to your table and dance. Great setting in a quiet corner of downtown Bellevue. Large enough to feel like you are someplace but small enough to be really close to the stage. We had a great time."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Outstanding place, music , and service. Best place for jazz . Great place for a date!! Always a fun vibrant scene . Always have a great time here. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is a wonderful jazz venue. The background for the East-West Trumpet Summit quintet was perfect. I'll bet the next night's was sizzling there. I plan to return. Expensive for me but worth it Wednesday night. Food was delicious and we had a great table, too."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I loved the food here. It was definitely well thought out and very good. The service when I first walked in was not great. Nobody was there at the check in. There was a sign that said "please seat yourself" however how would we check in for our party? Now, I just made another reservation there...this time it made me put in my credit card to leave a reservation. I did do this but will most likely not do this again. Why would I have to put in a credit card number when they don't even take the time to greet you when you walk in and check you in. This is where I was hoping to meet my partners for biz but not sure with the above issues. With that little rant...the food was very good and our waitress was nice. Sonya"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "was on fire, best sound and place for such a vibrant band, only thing missing was the dance floor but people didn't mind!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Loved the music. Service was prompt. Food was good, but needed to have salt and pepper on the table, otherwise perfect!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Menu changed, food quality degraded, prices tripled, $20 minimum orders per person + cover charge. I used to recommend this place to everyone. The inadequate staffing for waiting on the full floor is a serious problem. We've always spent far more than $20/pp to eat and drink, but the minimum is trashy and condescending. Many nights don't have a cover charge, but the multitude of recent dining related changes mean we will never be back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Had a great time. The restaurant was very accommodating for our party of six."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The short ribs were delicious; I wanted to sub one of the very interesting & healthy salad options for $2, but gave into the fries. Will do the salad next time. Our waiter provided thoughtful suggestions and was attentive but not in our face. He seemed to really enjoy his job. We thoroughly enjoyed the jazz from little Bill. His special guest, Paul Green, was dynamite on the harmonica and worth a trip back. Apparently he plays the first Friday of each month with his own band. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food and service were fabulous but the music made the evening. All the performers were great. Don't miss Greta Matassa. She'll tickle your ear drums!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good food and great music for a memorable night. I'am becoming a regular customer of Bakes Place."
    Dined on 4/27/2014