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BITE Restaurant
BITE Restaurant

BITE Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotelmuranotacoma.com
  • Phone: (253) 591-4151
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service was very good but we felt the food was mediocre at best. Bland and uninspired. Would not recommend. We were disappointed. Sorry"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Soup, salad, dinner, desserts and drinks were wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Had mothers day brunch here, service was a little slow, but food was good, love the decor and the atmosphere. Overall enjoyed my experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great service great food over all experience was REALLY nice"
    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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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.."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Food was beautifully prepared and delicious - loved the quiet atmosphere - beautiful display of glasswork - the service was beyond excellent! Will definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "The chairs were broken! And the bread was stale. The food was excellent however. They need to work on the furniture and flooring"
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 5/19/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/24/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/23/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/14/2012
  • "Had the black truffle Mac & Cheese, it was delicious!"
    Dined on 12/6/2012
  • "Bite has always been a great, quiet place to have lunch. The specials change daily and are always a treat!"
    Dined on 11/28/2012
  • "Stopped in during restaurant week with 3 co-workers. We were all impressed by the quality and presentation of the food. Look forward to visiting again!"
    Dined on 10/18/2012
  • "Had several meals in this hotel restaurant during a conference stay. Enjoyed a breakfast, a lunch and dinner. The service was accommodating. The menu was interesting and each dish was well prepared and delicious."
    Dined on 10/10/2012