Bake's Place

4.7
599 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Bake's Place is a restaurant & live music venue that oozes atmosphere. A chef driven seasonal menu that utilizes the best of the Northwest bounty and a well curated spirits & wine program that includes over 170 bourbons and whiskies are just the tip of the iceberg.
While hospitality is the focal point at Bake’s, we also keep the atmosphere hopping with live music performances with top Northwest musicians and special sporting events on our 24’ by 14’ HD screen. Our 3500 square foot patio, the largest in downtown Bellevue, is the perfect hideaway during summer months. Our unique atmosphere and facilities provide the perfect space for private events and company parties.
Whether meeting a colleague for lunch, relaxing with friends for drinks and a meal after work or dropping in for a glass of wine and a late-night nibble, you can always count on outstanding cuisine, exceptional service and careful attention to every little detail. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(425) 454-2776
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Bottomley
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Catering
Please call the restaurant directly at 425-454-2776
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd St, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Parking details
Validated parking after 4:00p.m. in the Columbia West parking garage on the corner of 107th Ave NE and Ne 2nd Street.
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Public transit
Just blocks from the Bellevue Transit Center.
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Entertainment
Live music six days a week.
No cover charge Tuesday through Friday.
Featuring local and internationally renowned musicians Friday through Sunday. See calendar for details
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Multiple semi-private dining and socializing spaces for groups of 20-40<br />Patio seating for 150+<br />Full restaurant buyout available upon request .<br /><br />Full stage, projector screen (24' x 14'), full state of the art sound system, customized menu, assistance with booking live music.

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Specials

Monday thru Friday Happy Hour

$2 off Well Cocktails, Draft Beer & House Wine! Weekly Food Specials!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 8, 2018

Ends: November 9, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 599 People Are Saying
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DD
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I loved the taste of my dinner once it was finally served. Patrons arriving much later than we did received their food much sooner. I would say that with such a limited show menu, the food choice I made should have been served much sooner. I had my eye on a different menu item but was allowed only to order from the show menu. Our server was polite, friendly and delightful. We both ordered the chicken dinner. The chicken breast was moist and flavorful! I ate around and under everything to eat all my potatoes because they were so delicious. I typically don’t eat potatoes but Bake’s Place makes some mighty good food. The people sitting at a table beside us also cleaned their plates! Not a crumb was left!! Compliments to the chef!

Debbie

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the live music and the food was great. It was not that busy even on a Friday night - we will be back very soon and will bring friends!

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TB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance at Bakes. Food has been hit & miss.

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D
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

What a great venue. We saw (and heard) first rate entertainment and had an excellent evening. The only thing missing is a dance floor, which would be an improvement. Classy and just-right atmosphere for an evening out. We will frequent this place.

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QW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Saw Kalimba. Great place. Had a great view from the counter. Would like to see a show during the summer.

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CR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Have seen two bands here recently and felt comfortable and relaxed at both. The sound was great and not too loud...just right. The ambiance was great too. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was OK but not great. I will be going back again. I loved it.

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BB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The music, specifically The Side Project, brings us out every time!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing. The food was pub style but with 5 star pricing.

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EP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great time at Bakes Place for Lee Oskar. Concert was just fantastic, acoustics wonderful and service really good in a packed house! Can't wait to go again. Best music venue on the East side hands down.

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TF
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Superb venue for music. Fine sight lines, good sound system, and wonderful artists. Lee Oskar, our most recent artist, was fantastic. Food is OK and can suffer from lots of people ordering at the same time. Some food items were pretty cold when they arrived. Still, the food was tasty. Excellent, attentive server.

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T
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The entertainment was great, and it's always a lot of fun. Food is okay and a bit overpriced.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, great music events. Staff is very friendly.

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KE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

just great music, especially Nearly Dan. Food is really good and much closer than Jazz alley (and the food is a lot better)

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great setting with ambiance. Good sound quality for live bands. Good menu selections. Great place to hear quality adult music and enjoy a well prepared meal.

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S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The music is always fantastic , unfortunately the food is fair. Food quality and service were much better in the past . The limited show menu is not very good. We have been twice in 2 weeks and have had both the spinach and Ceasar salads with chicken and both were dripping in dressing and served with dry overcooked chicken . The Shrimp and grits were also dripping in grease. The service also lacked . Not very friendly or attentive.
This is such a great venue and has always been outstanding in the past . Sad to experience the sub par service and food quality.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Just happened to be looking for a place on the eastside with live music 🎶Bakes was discovered!
A great place to enjoy live music almost every day of the week! Loved it,

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This venue is one of my favorite. It is an intimate place to go have dinner, and see a great show. This is my second time there and I look forward to going back. Our server was always aware of our needs without being overbearing. It was a wonderful evening.. Thank you Bake's Place!

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T
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

The music was outstanding. The menu was limited but covered a good spectrum of dishes. Our steaks were served cold as was my wife’s salmon. Food was not served all at the same time, but in three different runs to the kitchen. This may have contributed to lack of heat. But, the dishes were cold on arrival not after waiting. The number of items available was actually smaller than the menu. There were not that many people eating, but we were warned about limited orders of salmon. One of our guest who ordered steak had to change his order as they also ran out of ribeye steak. Our server was pleasant but not very knowledgeable about the menu. He mispronounced one of the wines and had to comeback twice because he kept forgetting the second wine we ordered. The entertainment, Th Coats, made up for much of the other issues with food and service.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place! Our first time and not last. The music was sensational, food was great, seating perfect. One of our group was in a wheelchair and getting to our table couldn't have been easier. Stevie Rosario and 'Mantra' preforming was top notch and saw how stoked the crowd was, so continued playing with out a break. Just a real nice place.

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WD
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Very nice band/music, but you need to work on your food (taste & vegetarian options). Also music was a tad too loud (just a tad)

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TR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great music and friendly staff! Book early for a table tho!

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CG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place. Excited for a great music night club venue on the Eastside. The dancers included at Mantra show was fun. Thank you for the entertainment value! Let there Be Music!!

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TD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Bakes! I take my friends who like live music.
Never disappointed with the quality of food, service and music mix!

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FB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Bake's Place. Great atmosphere as well as great entertainment.

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GS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue to see live music! Get there early and order great food and then sit back or stand and dance if the mood moves you. Been to a few shows now and all have been great. Not a bad seat in the house and a great sound system. Up close to the live acts and fun to watch both the performers and the audience. Go to web site and pick out what you want to hear and see then book reservations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The music and service was awesome! I’ve been to Bake’s several times and have never been disappointed.

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LH
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The band Kalimba is always a must see event! The service was excellent, the food is good.

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SS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great music venue with food and bar. Eastude version of Jazz Alley! Outstanding — will watch the artist roster and will go back.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a cocktail or beer & live music

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WB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Bake's Place is a great place to go for music, food, and fun. There isn't a bad seat in the house, and the sound is terrific. The food is moderately priced and very good. Beer and wine selections are excellent. This is a great place to go with a date or a group of friends.

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H
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The venue is beautiful and everyone can see the band. They stagger the seating which is a great idea to manage everyone coming in at the same time for the bands. But our waitress was still really slow to come back to our table. Twice we finally had to wave her over which I hate doing. The food was better than I expected for this type of venue. We'll definitely try it again and have a main course next time.

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BB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent salmon and zucchini dish, on my 1st visit, The Side Project slayed...followed them there. I will go again soon for the food and music.

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ND
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

Service was excellent. Very limited choices for food and it took a very long time for the food to come (I had a salad). I believe we finished our 2nd drink before the food came. The band was great. I would go here again, just realize you’re not going for the food.

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PH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal place. By far, one of my favorites!! The food is delicious and the service is great. Not to mention, LIVE MUSIC!! I highly recommend this wonderful place!!

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RM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

great venue with good acoustic and a terrific Blues Band that gave a great show for a $15 cover charge. Our wait staff did a terrific job, but the food was not up to standard and needs a major revamping. I wish they'd charge more and give us better food. My trout was full of bones and though stuffed with rosmarry and lemon, had no taste. My wife had a pasta that wasn't bad, but the shirp was soft and mushy and not edible. I recommend for a show, but not for food at this time.

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T
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bake’s is our go-to first Friday of the month! We love the menu, the service and the music.

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DP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary on a Thursday. Shared three items (no main course). It was enough food and very good. Music was great; no cover. It was a lovely evening on the outdoor patio.

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SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Would not go back for the food. But the drinks and music were wonderful. Maybe Happy Hour, a shared appetizer, with emphasis on drinks and music. Other than spending too much on just ok food, we really enjoyed ourselves.

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M
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Great live music, anywhere you sit is a good view of the stage. Food is not to my liking, too much fusion and unusual items, overpriced and very slow service. If you want to spend an enjoyable evening listening to vibrant music, this is the place to go on the eastside.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good drinks and decent service. For whatever reason the food tonight was only soso.

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