The food and service are outstandin
The food and service are outstanding! This restaurant would benefit from a name change and by seating serious diners out of view of the two TV's over the bar.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent, as always
Our first time to Fresh Bistro for dinner after a few brunch visits. The service was timely and friendly and the food was terrific. The pork chop special on house-made spaetzle with perfectly crisped and caramelized brussels sprouts shouldn't be passed up, and the vegetarian stroganoff was a delightful alternative to the single pasta option typically available to most veggie diners. It's nice to have a great place to eat where both meat-eaters and vegetarians have multiple choices on the menu.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Although there were mix-ups
Although there were mix-ups in the reservation our host found us an excellent table. Our table was well serviced by staff. It is a bit pricy for our pocketbook but is great for a special occasion. We were there for an after church Easter brunch.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food! Everything was delightful. I tried Fresh Bistro before and had a bad service experience. This time was much better, however it seems they are always training staff, which leads me to think there is turnover. If they stepped up service a bit with more attentive, engaged, and highly trained staff, this would be a 5-star review.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
My family thoroughly enjoyed
My family thoroughly enjoyed our brunch on Easter Sunday. We took my father and we each ordered different items and ended up sampling each other's dishes. Everything tasted delicious and was beautifully plated. The dishes had their own unique twist on the standard breakfast fare. The Hawaiian sundae ended our meal perfectly. The service staff was friendly and professional. I highly recommend this restaurant.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great wine & food pairing
Great wine & food pairing event. Best value and chef!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great bunch selection, good
Great bunch selection, good service, lots of street parking on a SAT morning.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gnocchi with mushroom ragu
Gnocchi with mushroom ragu was the highlight for me.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
For anyone visiting West Seattle,
For anyone visiting West Seattle, Fresh Bistro is a 'must see'! Their delicious food, original cocktails and relaxing ambiance make for the perfect meal. The food is so scrumptious that two days after dining there, we went back to try their brunch. Of the nine dishes we samples between those two meals, all were truly spectacular! We recommend the Shiso Honey Pecan Prawns as a starting dish and the Vanilla Bean Waffles for breakfast!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Fresh Bistro. The
I love Fresh Bistro. The food is unusual and excellent. This is not my first time, nor will it be my last. It is a great place to go in my neighborhood, but I would recommend it even if it isn't.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Almost a regular now
We just keep coming back, old favorites and new flavors are always in store.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service!
We has a wonderful time. Or waiter, Daniel, was great! He had great recommendations and answered the many questions we had.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our second time for brunch at Fresh Bistro. We will definitely return again, and plan to try out the dinner menu. Keep the excellent food and service coming!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great time had by all!
We had two birthdays that were being celebrated in our party of 8. The restaurant knew this prior to our dining and went out of their way to honor the occassion. This was the first night of a new menu and everything was fabulously done to perfection. The seafood chowder in particular was phenomenal! Everyone in my party said they would definitely be back even though we are all based on the eastside of the lake.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have eaten here many times. Our favorite time is weekday night...it's always very quiet and inviting.
Had the Charcuterie Plate, Walnut Prawns, French Dip, and Wagyu Burger with Smashed Potatoes. Everything was AMAZINGLY delicious. Whatever the chefs do to the smashed potatoes, it's heavenly! The perfect mix of crispiness and tenderness and savory beyond all description! You must eat here!
BTW, they make a killer Negroni.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Almost 5 stars
The menu at Fresh Bistro had unique, flavor packed selections that pleased our whole table. One huge plus was I was able to order a burger with a gluten free bun with no up-charge. Only downfall is the bun was soggy on the bottom. I'd recommend putting lettuce under the burger to avoid that in the future. However it was a tasty, full of flavor, knife and fork burger that I enjoyed. The smash fries were one of the best fried potato item I've ever had. But the hashbrowns tasted like the frozen kind with tasteless oil. The bistro was very relaxing, good for conversation with upscale service. The cappuccino was delicious. However, the kid-menu was small, but they had a highchair and as a parent that's all one can ask for sometimes.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Fresh Bistro
As always, the food was perfection. Love all the combinations of flavors.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were very pleased with the service, food and location. so pleased that we are returning next week with the whole family. Made reservation for 16 of us and hope that they all enjoy as much as we did.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
To let you know, I am a regular
To let you know, I am a regular customer of Fresh Bistro because the dishes are very uniquely and flavorfully prepared. Most recently, my friend and I had the NW seafood chowder which is so full fish it should be called a stew, the Fresh Bistro salad with the Sous Vide Egg and Veggie Shepard's Pie (she is a vegetarian)! Other items that are top of my list are the brunch Sweet Potato and Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict and the Bar menu: Grilled NY French Dip. We drink wine by the glass and their is a good selection and well priced.
They make their leamon drop with fresh muddled leamon and perfectly combined.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The asparagus and raipini
The asparagus and raipini salad was tasty. Their salmon entree was nicely prepared. Fresh and creative flavors.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place! Good food, great
Great place! Good food, great drinks, reasonable prices, great staff!! Would definitely recommend this spot to anyone!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful Dining Experience
During our 1st visit to Seattle, we booked with Fresh Bistro because of the gluten-free options and they didn't disappoint. We enjoyed the following: the delicious Hamachi crudo -sashimi grade; Roasted Broccolini & Asparagus - the combo of the sous vide egg, "bacon vinny," and the grilled veggies are "out-of-this-world," and the seared wild salmon- well-seasoned / great crust. The space, with its textures of bamboo and wood and warm hues of mint, gold and cream, is inviting due to the natural light and the comfortable table arrangements. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience from the moment we were graciously greeted by Lisa (our server) to the last drop of my latte at the end of our meal. We'll certainly return when we visit Seattle again.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an enjoyable experience.
Always an enjoyable experience. Parking can be hassle, even with the garage across the street.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
mussels a little off, lamb
mussels a little off, lamb burgers were fabulous. service as always, excellent.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time to be in that restaurant. We were given a very good, spacious table. Really appreciate it separate from the rest since my kids can get loud.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Original Brunch Menu
Went here for brunch and was very impressed that the menu was so creative with brunch foods from around the world, and they all tasted fantastic. Nice modern décor with large windows that let a lot of light in on a sunny afternoon. The service was good, we waited a little while for water after we were seated, but once our waitress came over, we were treated very well, and the service was prompt after that. I want to come here again and try more of the menu, I had a hard time deciding what to get because everything sounded so good. Would definitely recommend!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best kept secret
I took six foodies and they all could not believe they did not know about Fresh Bistro. From SEattle, Bellevue, Edmonds and Mercer Island. They said it was worth driving to. The menu is so unique and everything is a surprise in taste. It is a rare place where I am willing to try anything on the menu knowing I will find a new delight. I can hardly wait to get back.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious gourmet food
We had the broccolini salad with bacon vinaigrette, mussels and frites (HUGE and such a delicious deal), and halibut. Everything was outstanding.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a lovely dining spot close to Artswest theatre. Our Romano Bean Salad beans were right form the chef's Bainbridge garden. the Cherry Sorbet tasted of cherries not of refined sugars.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is literally one of our favorite spots in West Seattle. We went there for Mother's Day Brunch, dinner on my birthday, dinner after I graduated from grad school and dinner for my husband's birthday. Its our special occasion spot!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressed with Fresh....
The Fresh Bistro was a pleasant surprise in West Seattle. We had been to a wine tasting prior at Bin 41 and needed some good food to soak some of the wine up. All of the dishes were excellent, inventive and very tasty! Highly recommend them. They have a 9:00pm Happy Hour as well!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not perfect, but very good
Helpful and professional waitress, who helped us with cocktail and food selections. A little disappointed in the hamachi--while it was very tender, it was an extremely small portion and the basil powder/lemon flavoring rather bland. Excellent seafood chowder--creamy and full of smoked salmon, potatoes, etc. Good grilled romaine/radicchio salad. Then . . . . nothing. Waited at least another 15-20 minutes for our entree, apparently due to the fact that it had gotten behind the orders from a table of 20 nearby! Fortunately, though, it was worth the wait--lightly crusted on the outside, but juicy and perfectly cooked inside, and the coulee of fresh vegetables on which it rested was delicious, as well.
Would return, but look out for big parties
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
we went for brunch for our anniversary. The menu is limited but very different from the run of the mill restaurants. The servings were moderate, food healthy and fresh and tasty. Better than a lot of carbs and grease. The table was elegantly set and the waiters are knowledgeable and friendly, and nicely dressed. Feels like an elegant restaurant, but affordable, and felt like we were getting quality food.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great gluten free (and non-gluten
Great gluten free (and non-gluten free for me) options here. Really tasty food and drink choices.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
West Seattle Treat
My wife and I were looking for a place to have dinner while we were visiting West Seattle. We both need to dine gluten free, in addition to a couple of other dietary restrictions, and were impressed by how accessible the standard menu was.
When we got there our server also went back and forth to the kitchen quite a few times to check on ingredients. They even called the pastry chef at home to check on my wife's dessert options!
The food was delicious and very well prepared.
We will definitely start making trips to West Seattle because of this place.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was amazing, everything we ordered was fantastic! The food is fresh, nicely prepared and presented. One of my favorites is the mussels and truffled frites---oh so good and addictive!! The service too was wonderful!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, friendly attentive staf
A consistently great restaurant...Keep up the great job!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and good service and I will dine here again
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have a few dietary restrictions and they were so accommodating! Moderately priced but quality food. Highly recommended
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Bistro is ALWAYS great!
My wife and I have been dining at Fresh Bistro since the grand opening. The food there is not only superb, but extremely creative and always fresh. We particularly like the happy hour/bar menu with great items for a little less than dinner menu prices. The mussels and fries are outstanding and the seafood chowder is truly Neptune's nectar.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food & Great service
We ordered a number of the small plates (so we could try more) and we split an entree. ALL of the food was great (the prawns were spectacular) and we are certainly looking forward to returning to this restaurant. We highly recommend it! They have a lot of variety and all the items are excellently prepared.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love that I can stay in West Seattle for A decent lamb burger ...it is not pressed or processed... it's an excellent hand formed patty!
I used to have to go down to Matts at the market but this saves me a trip on the water taxi!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food items and ideas are fresh. Appetizers are great. Limited selection of entrees but delicious.
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Restaurant Week Visit
Went here for Restaurant week as it is nearby in West Seattle and the menu presented on-line sounded good. The items I saw on the on-line restaurant week menu were not on offer but what I had was delicious and my dining partner enjoyed her food as well. The place is smallish but adequate. The reason I could not give 5 stars was because the host who seated us, tho polite, was abrupt and distracted then proceeded to have a very loud non-business exchange with an employee at the bar. All in all, a good experience and perhaps next time the host will be in a better frame of mind.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine Around Seattle
Decided to try out Fresh Bistro as part of the Dine Around Seattle campaign. Great deal and good food. My brisket was very tender and flavorful. Try the chili coconut corn- yum. Mondays also happen to be Steak Night here with great prices on red meat. Half price bottles of wine on Monday too. So many deals!
This is a nice neighborhood place with good food and atmosphere. I will be back.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and friendly wait staff. My pork dish was was one of the best things I've ever had. The beet salad was plated so beautifully I didn't want to eat it. Then I did and it tasted as good as it looked. Always a good experience.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service are super. Great spot in West Seattle.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will go back soon
Again truly enjoyed each item from appetizer to entree to dessert. Service was excellent.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Take out of town guests here!
This is always a great place to bring my out of town friends/family for excellent food and a wonderful menu variety. This was the second time I'd taken my Chicago cousin to Sunday brunch at Fresh Bistro and it not only met but even exceeded her expectations (and she knows great food)! I had the halibut tacos and my cousin had a sweet potato dish with root veggies. Their prices are also quite reasonable and they participate in Dine Around Seattle.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Brunch, Dinner, and Service
I've had the pleasure to dine at Fresh Bistro three times now; once for dinner and twice for brunch. All three times have been a wonderful and tasty experience. This last visit was especially excellent due to our wonderful server, Emma. She was friendly, timely, and made great suggestions. We had a party of four and ordered bloody marys & cappuccinos, the Hawaiian Breakfast, the vanilla bean waffle, vietnamese crepe, and the sopes... all were very delicious! I highly recommend Fresh Bistro and look forward to my next visit!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM