BITE Restaurant
BITE Restaurant

BITE Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotelmuranotacoma.com/
  • Phone: 2535914151
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am. Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Bar only/walk-in only). Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Matt Stickle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway between 13th & 15th
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is offered for guests dining at BITE. Please see valet for parking instructions.
A word from BITE Restaurant
Overlooking four floors of breathtaking art below, the menu at this Tacoma restaurant has a lot to live up to. Traditional fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner – prepared with an elegant twist, nails it. Whatever you do, save room for dessert.
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BITE Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
63% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (9)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (5)good for groups (4)great for lunch (3)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Doesn't match the awesome hotel
    TBeach3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was horrible. I got the Albacore tuna and it was still frozen in the middle. The other food was so salty or so bland that I almost couldn't finish it. The service was abysmal. I ate at the bar, and the TV was so far to the right that you could barely see it or hear it. Why even have one in there in the first place if you don't want to be watched?! Horrible food, terrible ambience, and poor service. It's not going to shut down because it's inside of the great hotel and it's probably what they're counting on to stay open.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location for dinner parties
    InTown
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I had a business dinner event here and it was fantastic! Food, service, and ambiance was perfect. I will definitely go there again for dinner, drinks, and business dinners in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunnygirl
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a nice table by the window. Our server was friendly and attentive yet left us alone. Presentation of food was beautiful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous food and Mt Ranier view
    stlaj
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went here as a special occasion and it was a treat! Gracious, attentive service. Fun Cocktails--try the blackberry martini, fabulous food. Salads were excellent, Salmon was the best we had all week (and we ate a LOT of salmon) and my son's burger was really really good. And you really can see Mt Ranier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining with a fine view
    UpperLeftCoastTraveler
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    BITE has always provided us with an exceptional dining experience, and this visit was no exception. What really put it over the top was the location of our table and the stellar view it provided. There are no bad views here, but having Mt. Rainier framed in the center of a wall of glass was absolutely a perfect complement to the delicious food and the impeccable, affable service. This one is on our permanent YES list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel food
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Service was very good but we felt the food was mediocre at best. Bland and uninspired. Would not recommend. We were disappointed. Sorry
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    foodiedesi
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Bite has a nice ambiance, but the food was mediocre. The appetizers of hot wings and flatbread were delicious and I would definitely get those again. However, I ordered the Halibut and it was overcooked and quite dry. The asparagus tasted smoky like it was charred without oil and salt, it was not very appetizing. My husband had the seafood pasta and it was okay, the scallops were cooked perfectly but the pasta itself was uninspiring and not well seasoned. The waitress was very attentive and we always had full water glasses. Overall it was a place I would probably come back to for happy hour but not for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Copper River salmon 2014 was great!
    30YearReunionCommittee
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Soup, salad, dinner, desserts and drinks were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 90 reviews are from the BITE Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Good hotel restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Definitely a better than average hotel restaurant. We ate here for lunch and had a great selection, and the breakfast was not only delicious but not too expensive. Pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had mothers day brunch here, service was a little slow, but food was good, love the decor and the atmosphere. Overall enjoyed my experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great service great food over all experience was REALLY nice
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day breakfast
    Poolzer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Found this on trip adviser and had great reviews, and am pleased to add another! We loved everything about it: the lighting, artwork, atmosphere, the waitstaff and of course the food. We were promptly seated next to a window that had a view of downtown Tacoma and they had a special Mother's Day menu consisting of a great variety of choices for all tastes. The waitstaff were a perfect combination of being there when we needed them and our glasses and cups never were dry, as well as leaving us alone during conversations and eating. Between the 5 of us, 3 had the eggs Benedict, one had the sirloin hash and I had the Rum Bananas French Toast. Servings all around were plentiful and all were cooked and tasted great. Will come again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off to a great start!
    UpperLeftCoastTraveler
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We visited BITE just a month or so after their opening. The experience belies that short history. It has all the signs of becoming a neighborhood and citywide fixture. Great location and ambience, experienced and helpful staff, and a kitchen that appears to be hitting its stride quickly. Very pleased, and we'll keep it in mind for future visits to Tacoma.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Weird Decor
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Amazing service and very good food. The chairs for the tables were not comfortable and the decor was quite odd including the bizzare deck of cards on the wall. I will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised, worth a visit
    5ich009
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My wife and I stopped in for a late Valentine's Day lunch. The restaurant is in the Murano Hotel in downtown Tacoma. She had the truffled macaroni and cheese with black truffles and white truffle oil. I had the Kobe burger with Gorgonzola cheese and garlic fries. Wow, we were pleasantly surprised at how tasty both meals were. Service was above average, both server we had struck up a conversation and took time getting to know us. Overall, it was a nice dining experience. We'll come back with friends. An added bonus is that the hotel has a number of nice art pieces located throughout the building, which are fun to scout out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    we wanted to eat in downtown Tacoma but we couldn't get a reservation at our regular haunts, so we decided to try the Bite. Utes a great decision! Food was good, if was quiet, and the sever was excellent! Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tacoma Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were disappointed with size of the selections on the menu. Nothing really said you have to try this on their menu. Probably picked the wrong night to try them. There was a cheer competition in town and at least one team and their parents choose the Bite. Restaurant was smaller than I thought and the kids were loud. Not that a bunch of little girls having a fun night wouldn't be noisy. The food was OK but not, tell your friends, special.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hooked with a bite!
    Jasmine
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    What a find! I can't believe I have not been to Bite which is walking distance from my residence. The Hotel itself is magnificent with glass work from the Museum of Glass. We had the scallops and shrimp fettuccini. The scallops were fresh, sweet and perfectly cooked. Delicious. The truffle fries are to die for! I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lousy service
    CHIlee1
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    There were 6 in our party and only 2 other small groups in the entire restaurant. Bascially the restuarant was empty so there was no excuse. The service was horrible. After we ordered it took over 1 hour to get our food. I ordered the soup to start with and she never brought it even though I reminded her twice. The server never checked back with us to see if we needed anything and the only thing she was quick with was the check. Will NOT return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Treasure!
    MrsDomino
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We were celebrating the engagement of our best friend before going to the Wedding Expo at the Tacoma Dome. We LOVED Bite! Our first time there and it was perfect for a little Girl's Morning with Mimosas and breakfast. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is really nice!
    LuncheonT
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This place is really nice! The food was great, and had a great atmosphere for any occasion. Was a bit noisy at times..but I thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Mouse301
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Had a good time with some girlfriends for a birthday. Met at the bar downstairs for a cocktail before heading up to the restaurant. Food was good, service was good. Would def recommend to friends for a quiet yet amazing night..
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch - Expensive Parking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Had a spur of the moment brunch here and was really impressed. The menu selection was great and provided a lot of options. Both me and my guest extremely enjoyed our meal. We felt like the portions were good and the prices were very reasonable. The one complaint is having to pay for parking at the Hotel itself at $8.00 for a Sunday. Either reduced or validated parking for guests is reasonable especially for Tacoma. Also, having to park, then pay and then go back to your car to put the ticket is not ideal in pouring rain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 8
    Like2Eat
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    I took a group of 8 people to BITE for dinner while staying in Tacoma. Many of the group had eaten here previously and had high expectations. They were not disappointed, in fact we had the exact same table as we had previously. Everyone enjoyed their meal and I didn't see much (if anything) left on the plates as they were cleared. Also impressed that substitutions were readily handled by the kitchen staff. Only concern I would note is that when I originally tried to make this reservation (on-line) it was for 10 people, and was not reservation accepted. I changed the reservation to 8 and it was accepted. However, there was plenty of room available in the dining area so I'm not sure what a larger reservation would not have been accepted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for drinks and appetizers
    TwoguysVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    BITE is tucked away on the 4th floor of the Hotel Murano, a low space with lots of windows in the front. The hard plastic chairs at the tables were stylish but uncomfortable. Booths have cushions. Service was attentive, but the food and drinks were a long time coming. Creative and interesting cocktails! They match the artsy theme of the hotel. The shrimp appetizer was very good, as was a cheese and meat board. The main courses were good but unmemorable. Come here for drinks and appetizers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Joey
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Service was really terrific from the moment we arrived. Open concept does not work--way too much noise. Food was OK but I had expected better given the quality hotel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gem
    vashondoug
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Great welcome from the host who engaged my elderly folks right away. Prompt, professional table service came next, along with fresh bread- the only criteria my dad will judge a restaurant by. My mom and I had reuben sandwiches, dad had the NW salad. With gravitas, my mother (who is from NYC) said it was the best reuben she ever had. And it was good on marble rye without too much dressimg but generous with swiss and sauerkraut. My dads salad was brimming over with cold fesh crab and more over a bed of romaine that . After lunch we strolled the art filled Murano Hotel where the Bite is located. The hotel might be mistaken for a art museum if it weren't for the guest rooms above. Great experience, would recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was beautifully prepared
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Food was beautifully prepared and delicious - loved the quiet atmosphere - beautiful display of glasswork - the service was beyond excellent! Will definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • furniture
    hungry
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    The chairs were broken! And the bread was stale. The food was excellent however. They need to work on the furniture and flooring
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent place to dine
    Bootsy
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Dine there for my daughter birthday. It was more than what I expected from reading the reviews. Definitely one of the better places to dine
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to celebrate
    Joannreu
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Great food. Great presentation. Great service. Drinks a little pricy but well made. Had a graduation dinner there and would definitely return. Definitely not your typical hotel restaurant food .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Hotel Murano, so we decided to try BITE out for dinner and couldn't have been happier. the food was delicious and the service was super friendly and accommodating. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Menu &Kobe Beef Burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Great variety on the lunch menu with many different types of cuisine; I had a hard time choosing which to try! The Bite Burger (Kobe beef with bacon relish) was delicious. Garlic fries that accompanied it were just okay; not very garlicky, but cooked well; crispy. Reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were there 3 pm for a late
    sunshine3821VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    We were there 3 pm for a late lunch, so we had the restaurant to ourselves. The waitress was fantastic; the food was great & the view of Mt. Ranier was amazing!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a visit to Hotel Murano
    greysma
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    We wanted to try something new, so we went to bite for lunch. My burger was prepared to perfection, and the accompanying fries were some kind of herbed garlicky blend that was totally addictive. The hubs had some kind of turkey, avocado sandwich that he loved, and an amazing banana-vanilla bean shake. Our server was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The hotel housing Bite has wonderful glass art on display. It was quiet when we were there, which the staff said was unusual for a monday at 1 pm. Definitely would go back, even if just to get my own milkshake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOT hotel food at hotel pricesm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    The biggest surprise was the food and wine value. This was NOT hotel food at hotel prices. We dined on a Sunday night, management had decided on an abbreviated menu expecting a quiet evening. At first we were disappointed but when we saw the attention to the prep and plating, our opinions changed as we understood they wanted all meals to be hot and fresh from the line, and they were. MUST TRY: Fries w/ gravey and also the seared Halibut. BTW, we live in Tacoma and dine out often, we were in search of a new experience and we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let's just say the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Let's just say the restaurant staff is under trained. They didn't follow special instructions from my assistant. The only superb service I received was from the guys in valet.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food overall was good not
    miska4lm
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Food overall was good not great, they were out of some dishes and desserts that were listed on the menu. Portions were decent. Ambiance was nice and service was good. We did get automatically charged for a double on our cocktail and didn't ask for. Other than that, we'd go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Late Night Catch-Up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Two of us in Seattle and two of us in Olympia decided to meet in the middle in Tacoma. We chose BITE because of the vegetarian options for two of us. The ambiance was really nice, everyone was extremely friendly and everyone was really impressed by their meals. Great dining experience, never felt rushed to leave even as it got late and it ended up being the perfect spot. Really recommended for family dinners, dates and getting together with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice setting and access experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Nice setting and access experience through lobby. Staff attitude was friendly and helpful although seamed a little too casual for such a nice restaurant and hotel. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet