Danube Bistro Restaurant
Danube Bistro Restaurant
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Danube Bistro Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.danubebistro.com/
  • Phone: 4254528722
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 day a week
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, German, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Rolando Montalvo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer catering events of all sizes. We have done wedding receptions, birthday parties, and major corporate events and will be happy to do any special event that you may need catered. Contact Nancy at the restaurant.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our multi-level restaurant makes the upstairs ideal for private dining events. This area is a quiet, intimate space that makes you feel just enough removed from all the action for your private dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Nancy 4254528722
  • Special Events: Wine Dinner Coming on August 29th !

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bellevue Library/ 111th Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Please park below the Avalon apartments or street parking is always available.Enter from NE 10th
A word from Danube Bistro Restaurant
Danube Bistro is a small and intimate two-story restaurant located in the heart of downtown Bellevue. Fresh pasta dishes made-to-order. Danube Bistro serves Italian and German cuisine. Danube is family owned and operated. In the summertime come to Danube to sit outside and enjoy the best dining patio in all of Bellevue! Danube Bistro is ideal for all occasions, from a romantic date to just grabbing a bite after work. Come visit Danube Bistro for an authentic and wonderful dining experience. The entrance is on the ground floor of the Avalon Apartments near the Bellevue Public Library. There is a fountain near the entrance that welcomes you.
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  • We visited the restaurant
    Julia
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    We visited the restaurant in the summer and sat outdoor. I ordered Hungarian goulash and it was delicious, the best i've ever eaten, so we went back for my birthday. My hubby's lasagna was very good, but my goulash was not as good. Meat a little tough and the flavor wasn't there. The owner insisted the chef was the same as in the summer, but i didn't believe it. The owner/waiter was very nice and the restaurant has a nice and warm decor with table-cloth cover tables and the prices are reasonable, especially for downtown Bellevue.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm going back.
    RuthieVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    My friend went here for the first time and will definitely return. We started with a drink and were never rushed to order dinner. My friend ordered Sole Picatta , which she said was the best she's ever had and I ordered the Chicken Patrikash, and I loved it. The owner came to our table and helped with the menu and we both ordered his selection. We were able to relax and chat over coffee after dinner. The restaurant is small and quiet, so we were able to have a conversation without yelling.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Euro Food
    falbhan
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Kind of like taking a trip to Europe. All of the servers have moderate to thick accents, which is kind of fun. The Jaeger Schnitzel in particular is something that should be tried.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good and an enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Food good and an enjoyable time. Service is quirky but OK if you're not too uptight
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OnePutt
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    We went early on a Sunday night and thus it was very quiet. We had seen the ad in the Bellevue Reporter and had been looking for this type of place so we decided to give it a try. . We both had the Schnitzels and they were paper thin and covered almost the entire plate. Perfection! Unique Bistro that has all the bases covered for an excellent dinning experience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even with a reservation, and
    tealrock
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Even with a reservation, and after sitting down, we weren't even acknowledged for about 20 minutes. We almost left. Food was fine however.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Schnitzel Heaven
    amazngoddessVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Save the 2 hour drive to Leavenworth and enjoy the Austrian cuisine right in Bellevue.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hat geschmecht!
    Deutschpauker
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Excellent German dishes. Nice selection of wines. The outdoor seating was very nice. The service was very relaxed and friendly. We never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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  • A Bit Too Good
    MMWAVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    On this visit, the sauce on the red snapper was a bit too flavorful. It overwhelmed the flavor of the fish. The schnitzel was quite good. We appreciate the plentiful parking available. Unique for a downtown restaurant outside of a mall.
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  • Out of town Danube Review
    kjm2013
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    I visit from out of town. The Danube Bistro is one of my favorites in Bellevue. The atmosphere is low key, the food is excellent, and the Danube is a place that one can enjoy great food, with a little wine in a quiet setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Certainly not memorable
    RayBVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Four of us entered the door for lunch and were told by a cook to go on in. We had made a reservation which didn't seem to matter. We sat and waited a long time till our order was taken. When one of our guys asked for bread and butter, he was told "NO." I asked again as I thought I didn't hear it right.and she confirmed they had no bread. Later on we given a basket of day old breads. The food was just ok. We had been there before and were not very impressed but thought we'd try again. They had no sandwich items on the menu which they had last time. The menu seems to have as many Italian pasta items as they have Hungarian dishes. If I want Italian I'd go to an Italian restaurant. I do not believe we will try it again
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  • service only OK, no Kids menu
    whatever
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    we went for a father's day brunch. There was no kids menu and it was father's day brunch. He said kids could order off the adult menu and they would make for kids, well they did, and charged us full price. The food was good, the staff are really special if they do say so themselves...I had the sense that I should consider myself lucky to be eating at their empty restaurant. I don't know if we will go back. My husband loved the eastern European comfort food. The menu is very small, 7 choices so I can't see going back more than once or twice. The food is very good. I notice they always have reservations avail even though the location is very, very small.
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  • Had a wonderful time, the
    ReneeandJim
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Had a wonderful time, the waiter (who may be the owner) was incredible and gave us a lot of attention. He made suggestions and helped us navigate the menu. Second time there and we'll go back. We were a group of 6 and the waiter announced we would be having an "experience" versus a "meal". It was a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • eh...
    lovenot2cook
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    The food did taste good... Once it finally got there. They were relatively busy and probably should gave had another server or two on staff. That may have helped with a number of my lower star ratings. Unfortunately we didn't find a new neighborhood favorite.
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  • Birthday Dinner
    ChickenLittle
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    4th year in a row that we have brought my father here for his birthday. This one his 100th. Good German Schnitzel. Good service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • A Central European Gem
    exoticeater
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We visited Danube on Mother's Day. They were packed. I can tell the Slovakian family who runs the restaurant is not used to crowds, but they worked hard to keep everyone served and satisfied. The regular menu items are authentic and a good value. I had the goulash that tasted like it came straight from Budapest. Other menu items reminded us of our time living in Europe. The specials were more expensive but looked more substantial. They have a lovely outdoor seating area that looks like it will be nice for an August lunch. While Central European (Hungarian, German, Northern Italian) is not my absolute favorite cuisine, I enjoy it from time to time, and there are not many places in our area that do it well. Danube does.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Euro Cuisine w/nice American twist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Good food & friendly service. A bit tight space but cozy for friends-family
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Nice little restaurant
    bellevuediner
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Went to the Danube Bistro for mother's day. I had the jagr schnitzel, my wife and daughter had the chicken in paprika and cream sauce house special. The sauces on both had great flavor. Not too bold, but far from bland. Service was attentive without being overly so. The vegetables were cooked perfectly. My only quibble is that the calamari was slightly overcooked, but it tasted just fine. The price was very reasonable. Well worth another visit.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice European food, large
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    Very nice European food, large portions, very fresh vegetables and salad, cozy atmosphere, nice neighborhood eatery, attentive service, great cappucino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Delightful and delicious!
    BRC2272VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Danube! Our waiter was knowledgeable, making a wine recommendation that was delicious and perfect with our meal. My husband had the bratwurst and said it was the best sausage he had tasted in a long time, and he is quite a sausage connoisseur! My weinerschnetzel was delicious, nice and tender, cooked perfectly. We are planning a return visit soon to try the goolash, and the canneloni!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Italian is their best, German
    Michael
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Italian is their best, German Brat's is barely edible, however their lasagna and strudels are amazing
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  • I loved the relaxed feel of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    I loved the relaxed feel of this place - small and cozy – like a comfortable living room. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-pancakes was amazing and the Jaeger Schnitzel was good if not better than most I have had while living in Germany!! Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable and the German beer was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Great food. I'm Italian and
    Annieo2
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Great food. I'm Italian and my husband is German.The dishes were accordingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    We had a very nice time eating lunch; we were the only patrons in the restaurant for a good portion of our time there, so it was nice and quiet. I can see where it might get louder if all the tables were full since there it's not a large eating space. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Poor service -- great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    I could not believe that our waiter was rude and very non responsive. The other waiter which was not our waiter was much better and needed to tell the other one to respond to our request. I love the food but the service was one of the poorest I’ve had in several years.
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  • the food was good, serves
    faainvaVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    the food was good, serves ok (maybe cause he had to wait on all tables. small location so it felt cramp. wines list is limited, but prices were reasonable. I think there are better Itlatiian resturants, but if you want some good German or Hugurian, yes.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We started with the Scampi
    RayBVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    We started with the Scampi appesiser which was very good. One of us ordered the chicken papkrisha and the beef stroganoff. The two dishes came cold. the chicken was ok as was the stroganoff. Both were a little skimpy. All in all we probably wont go back as it was quite mediocre.
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  • We have found very few restaurants
    MMWAVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    We have found very few restaurants with good German food in the Seattle area. This one has a limited selection, but they do it well. They also have good Italian dishes.
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  • Give your review a title (optional)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We booked the Danube for Valentines through open-table. I selected it because they have Italian on their menu. The menu that night was fix-prix, with three selections. While it wasn't the Italian that my wife likes, she greatly enjoyed her weinershnitzel, and I enjoyed the oso buco. There seemed to be extra tables added for the evening, and it was more crowded than I would expect for such a small place. The waiters though made up for any worries - friendly and caring, attentive and not pushy. The only thing that was missing was espresso drinks - a staple in Seattle.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Exellant Couples Dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Small restaurant that is excellent for one or two couples dinning. Food outstanding, service very good. a bit pricier than I expected but we would go back.
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    late-night find
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  • We keep coming back for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    We keep coming back for the delicious German/Hungarian food. The food makes up for the very small seating area which has a crowded feel. Pair the goulash or the chicken paprikash with a German beer on tap. Fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We had a large group (11 people)
    annonymous
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We had a large group (11 people) & while they were able to accommodate us, it was quite a tight fit. The size of the place is better suited for smaller groups & couples. Service was lackluster. the waiter was polite & knowledgeable but seemed indifferent, more focused on his smaller tables. We had to ask for water & bread while other tables who came after us were getting fulls service. One table actually had appetizers & entrees before we had to flag down the waiter for bread & drink order. We noticed the staff consisted of two waiters working the floor, no busboy or manager/host to assist with service for clearing of dishes. The food was delicious though.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Great little restaurant. Would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Great little restaurant. Would defitely return when in Seattle. Loved the no corkage and tasty German food. A winner
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    neighborhood gem
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  • I always enjoy my meals here.
    Evgo7
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    I always enjoy my meals here. The staff is friendly and gracious. My only two complaints are that the food isn't served as hot as I would like (I guess the wait staff is slower than the kitchen) and the pricing is a bit high for simple food (although it's done so well and there is nowhere else to get this kind of European food here!). I recommend it for a special occasion.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Pro: Food and service very
    MMWAVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Pro: Food and service very good/excellent. Con: Not a great wine list.
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    special occasion
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  • This is a fine restaurant.
    profrobyn
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    This is a fine restaurant. It has much going for it. The atmosphere is cozy, the tables well supplied, the meal options are ample, and the wine is interesting and different. Overall, though, it lacks that extra something that would make it a neighborhood gem. It is not a truly memorable experience, but it is a fine place to visit, and I will probably return.
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  • This place has great authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    This place has great authentic food, and reasonably priced wine list!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • If you crave authentic european
    Ellen
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    If you crave authentic european food, this is the place, tastes like homemade. Privately owned, service was good, parkign is free but limited. Nice wine cart featuring european wines with labels a wine note is a nice touch. A bit expensive but I don't mind paying extra to support local family business.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Took my wife here for her
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2012
    Took my wife here for her birthday....we were not disappointed. Food was very fresh tasting as well as flavorful. You feel like you're in an expensive place yet the prices were very reasonable. We thought it was kind of neat that the waiter we had also owned the restaurant!
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • I was looking forward to hungarian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    I was looking forward to hungarian treats but.... the paprikash and bulls blood wine were both more like something I'd expect from malev (eg, airline food) - pretty uninspiring.
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