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About Bake's Place

Craig & Laura Baker are seasoned veterans in the food, beverage & entertainment business. In the course of 14 ½ years, they have taken Bake’s Place from a small private jazz club to one of the top live music establishments in the world.

What sets Craig apart is his forty plus years in the music & entertainment business. Craig has a demonstrated talent & passion for presenting great music in an atmosphere where the music & the musicians are elevated & given the respect they deserve. Craig has a solid reputation for building strong rapports with both musicians & the audiences he serves.

Laura Baker has over 16 years of experience in the culinary industry. She was the founder of the successful catering business A Friend in the Kitchen which provided services for large weddings, corporate functions, small, in-home dinners & special events.

155 108th Ave NE
Suite 110
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed - Available for Private Parties
Tuesday-Thursday: 3:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Friday: 3:00p.m. - 12:00a.m.
Saturday: 5:00p.m. - 12:00a.m.
Sunday: See calendar for show/event times on website

Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Cross Street:
2nd St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 454-2776

Website:
http://bakesplacebellevue.com/

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

Catering:
Please contact Craig and Laura Baker for any catering requests.

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.

Public Transit:
Just blocks from the Bellevue Transit Center.

Executive Chef:
Joseph Bollaga

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Live music nightly plus special weekend and holiday events.

Bake's Place Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Romantic (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great Beer (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Service was poor. One entree came out 10 minutes before the others. Food was okay, but not great and the appetizer was awful. We didn't eat it and when the server took away, we mentioned that we did not like it and he just snorted. Chef tries to be too creative, pairing shishito peppers with aioli and fish flakes, and dousing a hanger steak with balsamic. We asked that no sauce be put on hamburger, and it came slabbed with mayo and mustard. Music was fair. Not sure we'll go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Andy Stokes was terrific! Excellent soul musician with a jazz twist - great for both dancing and listening. Show was sold OUT but food was very tasty with ample portions. I had a pork chop that looked more like a roast! Service was passable, but understandable with such a large crowd. We sat in the balcony which is a great find for folks who want to view from above and attempt limited conversation. Will definitely return to Bake's whenever we visit Bellevue!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We came down from Vancouver BC to see Andy Stokes. Loved it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Discovered Bakes Place because a classmate from high school was performing, And Stokes. Enjoyed his show and the atmosphere. I'll be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Awesome! Great food. Great ambience. Great music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great live music
Prices have increased to the point of being too high
Menu has changed/limited food choices

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Live music venue with great food and drink. Summer patio scene is fun. Great owners provide their dream of entertainment in our city..thankyou!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great evening on the patio. Pleasant music. Not too loud. Great setting that inspired great conversation. Outstanding meal and drinks. Overall very balanced experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Bake's never disappoints and has a great venue. Love it that they are on Open Table and it makes it super easy to get tables.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Contrary to other reviews, I found the servers to be very attentive. The food was good and served in a timely manner. The sound was great and Nearly Dan was outstanding.
The evening resulted in a couple of new Nearly Dan fans and all four of us are new Bake's Place
Fans!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The bar and dining service was very good, and staff is attentive. The menu is very disappointing for vegetarian guests, and the dishes are pricey and maybe too creative.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We commend this place on its efforts to bring live music to Bellevue. Interesting selection of bands that are fun to listen to. The problem with this place is the food. Strange menu with lots of pitfalls. Items can be too salty or poorly prepared and often poorly conceived. We had experience with chicken pieces that were so salty that they were inedible.

The service is relatively poor, as I am sure they struggle finding talent in this area. Once the bands start playing, it is hard to order or be heard, leading to errors in service and such.

Honestly, they need serious help revamping the menu and running the kitchen and service staff professionally. They could double their business if they do that.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Late-night Find
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We went for a get together, waiting for a server for a very long time. Came with drinks about 15 minutes later and than as we watched everyone around us getting waited on and served we had not even talked to our server. After being finally served my dinner was forgotten. I will never return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This is a hidden gem. I wish I had found it earlier. I will certainly be a regular going forward! Love this place!

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The music from the McKenna Esteb group was excellent. Liked the open stage space, background and overall quality of the sound.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food came to table too cold for my taste. I sent it back to kitchen for warming.

Other than that we had amazing service and felt very welcome.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great music and service. Menu is too short. I ordered a large dish and my husband a small. I just got off work and was famished. Yet he had way more food than I did. Only vegetarian option was the risotto, or fries which was ok but I'm over risotto as the only option especially in this area, come on guys. Would love to come back, hopefully they work on that.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Christina did a great job handling our group of 10!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Most excellent experience with great drinks and service while enjoying the amazing "Rumba Kings" music band with the best selection of all time favorite songs. All six of us had a truly great time. We love this place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

All around great experience, and extraordinary food and service! But you should go for the live music 5Stars

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We've been there many times and have always had a great time. This was no exception!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 4, 2017

4th of July special event with BBQ buffet and Ventura Highway Revisited for live music...delightful evening. The buffet was outstanding, with excellent BBQ ribs and chicken, corn on the cob, salads, veggie skewers, and strawberry shortcake for desert. The music was on the patio and was wonderfully produced - perfect level, balanced for the space, and just plain fun. These folks really know how to showcase good music - love it!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Typically, the food and service is pretty good at Bake's but Saturday evening, the service was slow and inconsistent. We sat out on the patio and it took quite a while for a server to check on us, in fact, we had to flag someone down. When our food finally arrived, we had to ask for napkins and utensils. Things seemed a little discombobulated.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We celebrated our 19th Wedding Anniversary and the service was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great place for groups to get together since most of their plates work well to share. Roasted pepper appetizer was really tasty and the grilled octopus was outstanding. Food comes out of the kitchen as dishes are done so even the dinner entrees work better if you're sharing plates.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2017

This is some of the best food in Bellevue!

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Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We have been here a few times to watch shows and each time the decor is fabulous, the staff are friendly and ambiance is great. Again however, each time the food is cool not hot when it arrives and it always takes way too long to get to our table. Since each time we have been to an event at your place, it seems that getting the staff more organized for the expected crowd would help. We observed 6 staff standing around while our poor waitress "ran" around to get water, drinks etc. which I am assuming others could have helped with. I worked for two chefs in my lifetime and three things were always a priority; 1) Presentation 2) Timing, food delivered to the table at appropriate temps for the Entree served 3) Get it right the first time!! They never wanted food returned for "Not as I ordered". I will come again, but I am hopeful that our food experience is a better one, something that matches your many other awesome features of this fine restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My date and I had a great time. Ventura Revisited was a great band! There were three couples dancing among the tables. It would have been nice to have a small Dance floor . The food was terrific! My date couldn't stop raving about how good about how delicious it was. Unfortunately Axel wasn't very attentive and I spent considerable time trying to catch his attention.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great as always. Ventura Highway Rivisted was spot on!

Tags: Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Loved the Rumba Kings. Service was very good but the food was very mediocre. Everything was overcooked.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Don't miss the mushroom dish with the egg in the middle. Delicious and beautifully presented.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We love the location. The food was great. Fun to enjoy our food, conversation with our friends and then entertainment while being served an after dinner drink and desert.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great night. Friendly and fun. We didn't have food but it sure smelled delicious.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I was with a large vibrant group fir the Motown night. The cover was $21 but we were allowed to stay for both sets. I was at the bar and had excellent service. There was no dance floor but we danced in the aisles and had a great time. The large plates were pricey and my cocktail was tasty but skimpy for $12. In short, not a place I can afford on a regular basis but with my fun-loving group, wouldn't have missed it

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2017

My first time and we ate on the terrace. Food was great and later we got a table inside to listen and dance to the great music!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Amazing in every way! Will definitely visit again! Looking forward to trying all menu items!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

There was a great Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band playing. We sang and danced the night away. Great time

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My husband and I went to see Kalimba here last Saturday. We had terrific seats right up front next to the stage! We ordered food, and it arrived while the show was going on, which made it difficult to eat. We were enjoying the band and loved the music!

The food itself left a lot to be desired. I had Caesar salad with chicken. When it arrived, the chicken was placed on the side, and it was extremely salty! The salad had way too much dressing, which was heavily covered with garlic. It was impossible to eat it, as it was quite overwhelming. The music was too loud to be able to let the wait staff know about it. My husband had the rigatoni. He's of Italian descent, and he didn't finish it--saying it wasn't good.

Drinks were good. I had a Moscow Mule, and he had bourbon.

I love this venue and have been here many times over the last few years; however, this was the first time I recall the food being of this poor quality. For the price, I expect much better!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Kalimba was a treat to hear/see. It was my mom's 80th birthday party. Thanks for the outstanding memories. Very classy!!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great time, great music!!! We enjoyed the dinner and Earth, Wind and Fire tribute was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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