A pleasant experience
I often go to Bennet's for a business lunch because the food is good as well as the service. Dinner is great too! The ambiance is energetic and a good mixture of clientel.
1/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
a treasure on the Island
Everything we ordered tasted good and was nicely presented. The staff was friendly, attentive and very professional. The decor was visably appealing and the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxing. All this while the place was packed with people from the time we walked in until we left. We were very impressed and will come back often!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bennett's is our FAVORITE
Bennett's is our FAVORITE place to dine - we're there all the time! The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been here 3-4 times for
I've been here 3-4 times for lunch and brunch. Their lunch is a great deal during Seattle Restaurant Week. Three full-sized courses for $15. Many restaurants cheap out during the promo weeks - small size, cheap prep and cheap ingredients. Beneett does its regular good food at promo price. Tomato soup is very good. BLT sandwich, BBQ sandwich and Mac & Cheese are all good. Bread pudding is good.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining out daily
A very popular place on prime Mercer Island location, it offers wide selection of wines and reasonable food choices.
4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Great cocktails
Great food! Great cocktails and wine! Excellent service; we will go back.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best lunch deal during Dine
Best lunch deal during Dine Around Seattle promo! 3 good size courses for $15. We had a big group and tried everything on the dine around menu. Everything was great. The tomato soup and squash bisques are wonderful. Their staple bbq sandwich is packed with flavors. Beecher's Mac and Cheese is a crowd pleaser. Best desert option is bread pudding.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made reservations through
We made reservations through Open Table for brunch, but the restaurant did not have a record of our reservation even though I had email confirmation. You may want to call the restaurant to confirm that they received the reservation if made through Open Table.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bennett's is a great spot for Seattle and Eastside people to meet for lunch or after work. The food is interesting and top quality and the service is very good. If you love great-tasting, fresh, Pacific Northwest fare, you'd be very happy eating at every day of the week.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
As in prior reviews, the food is outstanding; Friday the service was also very good. Ask for the back room if available and it's much quieter.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very convenient place for
A very convenient place for people from Seattle and Bellevue to meet halfway. Good food with a local emphasis.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best place on Mercer Island
Stopsky's, Sushi Roa, and Bennett's are the best place on the island. Great place. Good food.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat on Mercer Island
I tried to stay away from Bennett's in the past because the prices are rather high, but I found that I can't stay away from their roasted chicken that comes with their mac-n-cheese and some good veggies. The wait staff is a bit hit and miss, but the location for Mercer Islanders is great and the place opens up to greet the warm weather with a decent dining patio.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for a mothers say
We went for a mothers say brunch. The eggs were some of the freshest I've had and the vegetables in the omlet were cooked to perfection.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first visit. Staff were
My first visit. Staff were wonderful and food was delicious - I had the salmon with blueberry sauce and lemon risotto. Look forward to my next visit!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meet-up spot
I had never used Open Table to make a reservation but will now try to figure out which restaurants use it because it was so easy and I didn't have to remember to call when the restaurant was open.
I met a few friends here that I wanted to introduce to each other so we ordered off the Happy Hour menu and regular menu, which the servers still allowed the HH menu a few minutes after 6 (some restaurants are very strict!), and we shared and enjoyed the evening.
We've all been here before but we'll be back.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family get together place
We eat at Bennett's several times a year and it uniformly excellent. Because of Bennett's location on Mercer Island and the dispersion of our family, we find this a convenient spot for family get togethers. On the plus side is the restaurant's focus on healthier food items, reasonable pricing, free parking and easy access to I-90. 6 of us met there over Memorial Day weekend for Sunday Brunch. I had their take on Eggs Benedict (they call it Eggs Bennett) which included two poached eggs over a potato latke (pancake) with bacon and a delightful sauce. The ice tea is very flavorful. I used Stevia (their version of a no calorie, no carb sweetener.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite neighborhood spot
Our family has been going to Bennets for years. It is our favorite restaurant. The food is very well done. It is fresh and prepared in fun, updated ways. While there is no kids menu, my kids beg to go to Bennets because they love the Flagship mac & cheese (and lets be honest, so do my husband and I!). The servers are friendly and knowledgable, and the atmosphere is also lively and fun without being too loud.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid menu, service was good. Staff was considerate.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect spot if for Sunday brunch, especially if you're looking for a place that is a bit on the quieter side. Bennett's opens at 10am, so you'll have time to lounge around before heading out of the house. You absolutely can not go wrong with any of the brunch/lunch items offered. Veggie scramble, Chicken Chiliquiles, & the Feature pancakes are our all time favorites.
Mimosa's are perfect, though not a steal like other breakfast spots. Coffee/tea are strong & a perfect pick me up for those that don't prefer to start their morning with alcohol.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice business lunch
I had important business guests from out of the country, and I am glad I chose Bennett's for lunch. The Northwest inspired menu showcases the best fresh local ingredients. Service was prompt and polished, and the servers asked about our appointments to make sure we were not delayed. Everyone enjoyed their food, especially the iceberg wedge with hazelnuts and the Northwest Seafood Stew. Only downside was that our table was set very close to another, so it was a bit crowded.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Give Mercer Island a try
If you do go to mercer island, this is the only place we eat at regularly. Locally sourced food. Organic. Great patio dining.
We love the mussels. Great service. Our experiences here have been really good. A great meeting place for happy hour and sometimes happy hour turns into dinner.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
No record of reservation
The host had no record of our reservation that I had made the day before but was still able to seat all 5 of us for lunch. The BLTA sandwiches were amazing.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My mother and I went to Bennett's Pure Bistro after a long day of baking. My mother ordered the beet salad and pasta puttanesca. Wow, the salad was amazing! The ingredients were super fresh with a just picked flavor. My ceasar salad with grilled chicken was the BEST tasting ceasar salad I have ever had. I think it was the Beecher's cheese that made it so tasty. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. They really take the time to get the best quality ingredients for their menu and it shows. The service was also, amazing. Our knowledgeable and friendly waiter made it a great experience.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty & Healthy: What a combo
Bennett's focuses on fresh, no additives in delicious gourmet meals. My Bennett's Burger was so tasty, my son coveted it the entire meal! It was coupled with a fresh chipotle cole slaw--Yum. I couldn't resist by ending my meal with the individual sized caramel cheesecake ( hazelnut crust) Wow! although it was a bit too sweet for my taste, it was quite beautiful. So satisfying, great portions ( but not overkill ) and the wine samples a nice touch.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A large group of us had lunch at Bennetts and it was a great experience - good food and good service. I would definitely recommend!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a sunny day!
I have lived on Mercer Island for two years and had never tried Bennett's until last weekend. I'm so glad that we did! I met two friends for brunch at 10am on a Saturday (right at opening) and we were the first people there. We had a great table outside, an attentive and friendly server, and the food was delicious. I am so accustomed to long waits, crowds, and chaos for weekend brunch- what a nice change of pace.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I appreciate that you try
I appreciate that you try to bring in organic food and some organic wine. It is hard to find organic restaurants in this area! And we live in the PNW!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mercer Island Staple
Dinner with friends. Delicious to really good food, excellent service. The indoor/outdoor dining possibilities, great location and indoor parking make Bennetts oen of my go-to places. As an islander it's nice to be able to get a great meal without going off island - especially if the Mariners are playing and the 90 is a mess.
It's also been great for business lunch or brunch with friends.
I love their mussels appetizer and find it more that sufficient as an entree for me.
Halibut and scallops were praised by others at our table.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time I have been here. Once for lunch with children and the other time with girlfriends for dinner. Love it and will definitely be a regular! Just moved here a few weeks ago so it has been a great find,
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bennett's a great place
Great food and drinks - I always bring my friends and family there.
Wadiyah Nelson- Shimabukuro
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre-game early dinner.
On way to a 7 pm game. Two enjoyed the pork shoulder, I had the burger. All great and the mac and cheese sides were perfect on this very rainy day.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Place for a Visit with Friends
Three of us have met here several times. We originally chose it for the location but keep going back because of the food. Brunch is excellent. Great service with friendly, helpful, patient wait staff. I have dietary restrictions and have never had any problems with having my food prepared the way I request it. We will keep going back for more.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Spot for Quality Casual Meal
If you are looking for for a casual place with good quality food, Bennett's is it. They pride themselves on using quality natural ingredients and it shows through in their food.
Their claim the best Mac 'n Cheese in the world - and I have to say it is not an unreasonable claim. It is very good although technically, it is penne and cheese that they serve.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaurant with great service and good food
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for Foodies
REally great, wholesome food. Nice find in the Seattle market.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really like their happy hour concept - nice arrangement of snacks. I would like more than one red and one white wine choice, however.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We don't come here often enough. I'm always surprised at how consistently good this place is. Service is friendly, food is inventive without being pretentious, and the wine list is well chosen with (gasp) reasonable prices.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT PLACE but not enough water
I eat at Bennetts often: Great food, excellent service. I like sitting in the booths. The area has soft surfaces/carpet and is more quiet. This restaurant is dialed in to the right food at the right price in the right location. The Happy Hour is a REAL treat.
SUGGESTION" If a guest says they will drink water for the meal, I wonder if you could offer to bring them a large glass or provide more bottles in the first place? It would improve my experience in what is already an excellent restaurant.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM