Hector's Restaurant
Hector's Restaurant

Hector's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hectorskirkland.com/
  • Phone: (425) 827-4811
  • Hours of Operation:


    Hours:
    M-Th 7:30am-10:00pm

    F-Sa 7:30am-11:30pm

    Su 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Shabu-shabu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Private Room

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Hector's Restaurant
Hector's is centrally located in the Downtown Kirkland Waterfront. Our full service lounge, warm & inviting dining area and banquet facilities offer the space and atmosphere suitable for all occasions!

We offer the finest ingredients prepared with uncommon flair. You are sure to find a favorite dish that will keep you coming back for more.
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Hector's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)special occasion (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Go somewhere else
    NAS125
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Bad service, poor cut of meat, didn't bring the appetizer out, only a couple of beers on tap (one was Bud Light).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was okay, but the services left a lasting and not so good taste in my mouth.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but loud
    Terry
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Come on frequently for casual food but foundd this particular evening REALLY LOUD. Will probably avoid on Fri nights in the future
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for breakfast!
    locally1VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The service was poor, with the exception of a bus boy, who was kind enough to bring toast since we were starving. The steak was well done, but I asked for medium to medium-rare. We requested scrambled eggs softly cooked and those too were waaay over cooked. I don't recommend this for breakfast at all!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DaveVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had six in our party and the service was good. The food was average to a little above. I would not make a special trip but if I was in the area stop in.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Eastsideguy
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The place was not busy when we arrived and we were seated quickly but from there things slowed down. It took ten minutes before our server arrived to take our drink order. Service was a little slow for the entire dinner. the menu us limited and not what I was expecting. The menu leaned more towards a brunch/lunch type of offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Braylikes2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had a lovely time for dinner a few nights ago. My 2 sons and husband and I enjoyed a nice indoor meal. The server was just ok, and seemed new to her job. The steaks were so yummy , we are still talking about them. My Chicken Ceasar had enough dressing but not too much and a great flavor. The restaurant is cozy and very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    LuluBelle6
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I meet an old friend here for breakfast or lunch. We don't feel rushed and the food is wonderful. The menu has a great selection for breakfast or lunch. I told my friend I wanted to keep going here because the coffee is wonderful. As small an item as that is, it is huge to me. The service staff were very attentive but not hovering or rushing us through our meal. The pricing of their menu items was appropriate. Free parking is in the back of the restaurant which makes it just another huge plus for this area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    foodluvr
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The service was quick and friendly and we got the table we had requested in the reservation. Appetizers came out promptly but not rushed, followed by the main course. The kids enjoyed the calamari, the mac n cheese, and pepperoni pizza. I had the halibut special over rice with asparagus, and it was very tasty, the fish was done to perfection and the subtle butter and lemon flavors were just right for the flakey yet perfectly moist fish. My wife had the fish tacos, and was not as happy. The cod was heavily breaded and deep fried, overpowering the delicate tortillas and other flavors, and also making them hard to eat without knife and fork. Avoid the fish tacos and you should do fine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a weekday breakfast
    SweetGreenEyes
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Met with 5 other friends here for our usual Thursday Breakfast. Every week a different location (although, not always someplace new). I'd been here once before for breakfast and first several months ago for late-night drinks. Delicious food and friendly staff. Crab cake benedict was a delicious dish worth having again. I like that they are versatile in serving early in the day until late at night.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food items -hits and misses
    Nick
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    4 of us at table. Crab Mac and Cheese excellent !, Caesar salad excellent. Seafood Risotto--all seafood tasted like the risotto sauce-disappointed. More beers on tap--especially porter would be nice. Great desserts --though we miss the chocolate truffle plate had few years back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab Mac & Cheese....oh so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Crab Mac & Cheese....oh so good. I split it with a friend and had plenty to eat with a small Caesar salad (which was yummy too). Service was very attentive and the waiter knew the menu which is a plus. The value for the experience was excellent as well. I will definitely be going back. In the summer it will be delightful to grab a nice meal and then walk along Lake Street and shop.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't Live Up to the Hype
    Charity
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    It was fine, but at least at brunch, you don't really get anything special for your money. I'd gotten so many stellar recommendations for this restaurant that I'd expected something much more gourmet for the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Stroganoff!
    Mary
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Last time we went to dinner at Hector's my husband had stroganoff and he loved it. On this trip there were three of us and we all ordered the stroganoff and we all loved it! I'm not even a stroganoff fan and I'd order it again. Good service, nice atmosphere and great food - 5 stars it is! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heck yea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    A very good local restaurant. I believe a great place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hector's In Kirkland
    Mary
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We received good service and the food was excellent. We split a dessert that was wonderful, we'll definitely plan a return trip in the near future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and casual
    Cinderellaski
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Neighborhood gem, been around for quite some time. Easy, casual. Good comfort food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch at Hector's
    Kate
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    My husband and I always enjoy eating at Hector's. The food is delicious whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner. I met an old friend for lunch and we felt very comfortable visiting for a long time without being rushed. The waitress was very friendly and made us feel most welcome! Our lunches were very tasty - cobb salad and steak salad and we will return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This experience was terrible.
    Mickie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This experience was terrible. We went to Hectors on Valentines Day. She had a risotto and I had an entree Cobb salad. When the meal arrived, there was no dressing on the salad. By the time the waitress came back my wife was half complete with her dish and I had quickly given up on eating a large salad without dressing. When she returned, rather than send it back, I merely asked her to bring me some dressing and I will make it work. The dressing never arrived. The next time I was able to flag her down, I asked her to take it away, the dinner was a disaster as my wife was done eating. I just wanted to pay and leave. Then as we're finishing up a guy comes and attempts to stuff a new salad in front of me anyway. It wasn't pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Signature dish not remarkable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We dined on Valentine's Day this year. we started with splitting a chop salad. It was reasonable, dressed with a basalmic vinegarette. I had the signature crab mac and cheese. It was okay, but not overly remarkable. I found it a little runny, and did not think the crab was prominent enough. She had beef stroganoff. Again, okay but not overly exciting. We felt the vibe was pretty good and the pricing reasonable. We could come back, but I wouldn't say it is a new fave.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Breakfast Menu
    Clammy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Wide variety of breakfast and brunch choices, including the amazing Croque Madame.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Food Extraordinaire
    kcfoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This is my go to place for a steak salad. It is really outstanding and reasonably priced. I understand they are going to upgrade the wine list and when that happens, I will be there more often.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual And Easy
    SweetGreenEyes
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I have previously dined for Happy Hour at Hectors - probably a year ago or so. I suggested going to Hectors to my friends so we could try something different than our usual breakfast places. The food was delicious. The staff friendly and attentive. I definitely will return. *One of my friends and I each ordered the Chicken Fried Steak. It was great. Another friend had the Italian Scramble, and for him the meat-to-veggie ratio was a little off. He was hoping there would be more sausage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty breakfast
    Go2places
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The restaurant was packed when we arrived at 9.30am on Sunday. We were glad we had reserved a table. We booked a table for 6. (2 adult & 2 kids) and they seated us on a long table of about 12 in the middle of the restaurant. Nobody sat at the other end. We would have not minded. My friend and I split two egg Benedict's, one with spinach and the other with crab cakes. That was a good way to do it as the crab cakes are very rich and with 2 poached eggs very filling. The eggs were done perfectly for my liking, Not they asked us. The kids enjoyed their huge portion of pancakes and hot chocolates. We loved having a Bloody Mary and a Mimosas. We will go again as it vibrant but cosy with good quality food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dinner
    OkearnVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Service was very good, our meal was excellent and everything was made fresh and served hot. Enjoyed the beef stroganoff and the salad. Hector's always has great wines by the glass to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The noise level is way too much!
    jollyh
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We had a party of six and could hardly carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normal Food With A Gourmet Touch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Hector's is such a fun place to treat friends. The menu is diverse, so everyone can find something yummy. Yet, even normal breakfast dishes have a gourmet touch. One of my favorite places for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B-Day Outing
    Tommy
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Celebrated wife's b-day with dinner @ 6:15 pm prior to Brothers Four concert @ Kirkland Center for Performing Arts. By no means haute cuisine, but solid menu, tastily prepared and adequate presentation. Hector's has become a Kirkland institution and frequently reinvents itself to remain fresh and relevant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accommodating
    Pammy
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    We had an adjustment in the number of diners, and they handled it very well.they made us feel very welcome. Nice variety on menu. Good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • place to meet
    dragonfly
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    HOur group is hard to get together because of busy schedules, needing central location, variety of food choices, and atmosphere where we can hear each other talk. Thanks Hectors for meeting our needs. On a side note the special butternut squash ravoli was yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Steve
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    I had a wonderful time at Hectors on November 10th. I came in, got seated right away, and we immediately knew what we wanted. The noise level was a little louder than expected but understandably so considering the game was on. The food was outstanding, I didn't feel rushed by the waiting staff, they came by and checked in our meal often but not too often. I would highly recommend this to anybody. I will hopefully be back soon! Thanks again Hectors!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Missing a few pieces
    RenataVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Tuesday's special was missing their tuesday oysters special. Ordered their dine out special, but dessert was forgotten until asked for. But overall, the food was good, and was presented nicely. The lasagna was a masterpiece to the eyes, but not so much for the tongue pallet. Dry both the pasta as well as the vegetables. Portions were generous, and price is medicore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy brunch
    YellowpurseVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Enjoyed our family Sunday brunch. Everything was delicious. Only glitch was they weren't aware of our reservation which we made through open table. They eventually found it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service, ok food
    ElsaG
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Our party of 4 adults and 2 toddlers went here for an early dinner. When we showed up, the hostess sat us but then told us that a party of 13 would be coming in an hour and a half and that we needed to be done by then. Not a great way to start a meal and introduce us to your restaurant but with 2 toddlers, we didn't have a concern. To our astonishment, 10-15 minutes passed and no server came. When I flagged someone down, I saw that a few servers had gathered at the hostess table and were looking over to our table pointing and conferring. Obviously, someone had messed up. So much for hurrying us through the restaurant. When the server did come over, not even an apology. The food was ok, but we won't return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not this time
    oldhaunt
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Years of Hectors behind us. Recent upgrades a little worn, many, many more little children present than previous visits. Still good food, though not much besides the casual dining menu, lots of production less quality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and Great Service
    Peter
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    I really enjoyed the Jambalaya, a lot of meat and very well flavored. The service was great, our waitress was really taking care of us. Without us even asking she checked up with the kitchen if things were save for my pregannt wife to eat. Will be back for more Jambalaya or something else on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm & Comfy
    KirklanderVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Hector's always feels comfortable--it's a really good spot for a Sunday dinner. I had the steelhead salad and it was good; the spinach greens were nice and fresh. It's just a happy place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    This was our first time dinner at Hector's. We were impressed with our choices of food items. My husband and I had the crab cakes and ahi for appetizers--the seared ahi was perfectly prepared for us with a nice spicy rub. We shared the fish tacos prepared with the catch of the day--steelhead. Pleasantly surprised. Our 2 year old granddaughter scarfed down the children's fish and chips (with a little help).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great comfort food
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Great neighborhood vibe with plenty of people watching. Food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hector's the steak place
    irishmike
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    We had the top sirloin and the prime rib. Both were generous cuts and cooked as we requested. The prime rib tasted great even without the au jus. The appetizers were also excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.