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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Romantic (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Great Beer (6)
People Watching (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We watched the Seahawks on the big screen. Excellent viewing of the game! Great place for music and dining as well. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Best place for Tingstad and Rumbel's Christmas concert. I always have a great time!

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We've been going to Bake;s since it was up at Providence Point on the Sammamish Plateau. We love what Craig and Laura have done with the restaurant in Bellevue. They clearly love what they do and it shows. It's a wonderful place to hear music, have a good meal, celebrate, and enjoy the sun on the deck in the Summer.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Discovered Bakes Place when we went to see our high school friend sing with his band (Andy Stokes) and have now gone back each time he's been there. The atmosphere is great from the sound system to the dining.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great venue for live music, or live music with dinner. Food is well prepared with lots of options. Live music choices are excellent.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food, Service and entaretement were great!
Food deliciuos, server very attentive,
The only con is music is very loud and please confirm sitting...avoid balcony.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Venue is amazing to see live music.
The food is pretty good ... one of us was Vegan and the chef did a pasta special pasta dish -- thanks for that!

Tags: People Watching, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is a classic , hip, music bar. The band that played (Shaggy Sweet) was not truly blues, as I had thought, however, brought the house down. The food was good overall, drinks were a bit pricey. There is a 10$ cover charge, but very worth it. Book in advance to get seating closer to the stage. Notable mention- the guitarist of Shaggy Sweet nailed Jimmy Hendrix's guitar work! Love the venue, service was good, music was excellent. Will be back. Great date night! :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great ambiance, very attentive wait staff, appropriate prices for very good food. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We don't eat meat or shell fish, so the entree menu was very sparse for us. Instead, we ordered off the small plates and found that good and fun for a change. We saw Ventura Highway Revisited....our 4th time over 2 years. Always good, always enjoyable!. The service this time was a little less than great. But we go for the entertainment so that didn't matter.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place for excellent local entertainment. Not a bad seat in the house. Food is better than bar quality. Service is very accommodating and unobtrusive when the artists are playing.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a great time. The band, Ventura Highway Revisited played and were great. First time I had heard them and looking forward to seeing them again there as the sound/mix was perfect -- not to loud - spot on. Food was great. Wine was great. Really enjoy seeing live music there and having a great meal. Thanks.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Stone cutters band were great!
We will go back for them again

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience. !!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our first time here and it will not be our last. We went to see the 9:45 pm show of Kalimba. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this place is a true find. The food was really good, the drinks were really good, and the music was the best. We parked in the building's garage and it couldn't have been easier. Our server was attentive and helpful - not so easy to accomplish when the music/concert begins - but he was really great! I will definitely go to Bake's Place again!

Tags: Live Music, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was "okay." My husband ordered prawns which were not done; I ordered chicken wings that were bland (could have used a little more seasoning) and after several bites of the macaroni and cheese, there was something lumpy in the sauce that didn't sit well with my taste buds and I did not eat any more of it. The DJ had not shown by the time we left which was disappointing. We stayed about an hour after the tables were moved.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Sports
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went to Bakes for Andy Stokes. The music was amazing, the food is really average. It was hard to find anything on the menu that really sounded good. The salads were really average and didn't have much flavor.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always I enjoy coming here. Staff is great. And they make you feel welcome. But Andy Stokes was the main reason I wanted to come. And he did not disappoint. He always perform well. But he seems to to made for Bake's Place. Great night of food and music.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We were there for an Earshot Jazz Festival event and just loved it. It was great for the live music with perfect acoustics, and the food was surprisingly gourmet for the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Rumba King's show was great. It's my second time coming back after their first show. My friends absolutely loved it. You can't talk much during the show because it's very loud, but you will have fun seeing people dance. Great place to have a fun night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best music venue on the east side. Great room, staff, and food/beverage.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

A very nice nightclub on the Eastside. We met a friend, had a very good dinner, and heard some lively music and song. It was perfect for our Thursday evening get together.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Bake’s has a warm welcoming ambiance, spectacular food and craft cocktails. The booths along the back wall are perfect if you want to relax and groove to the many musical acts that play at Bake’s. I’m particularly fond of the Stonecutters and they play the second Friday of each month. It’s my 5 Star fav!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Bakes is a unique, one-of-a-kind, intimate, dinner-live music venue in downtown Bellevue. "Nearly Dan" played this night and this band is off the charts great, packing the house! Both the food and service were very good. I'll look forward to my next night at Bakes

Tags: Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great night at Bakes! The band was fantastic, our server was great and the food was super delicious! The place was packed and it was so much fun seeing people having fun!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great venue and food was very good too! We saw Nearly Steely live performance. If you like Steely Dan, then you will love this group. Very entertaining! Service was also exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The live music from the band Plus One was great. Wonderful ambience and super friendly staff.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great Music, good food and reasonable prices. Parking is included and easy.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

A great place to gather for some good food and great music!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

As always, a very fun time!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great venue to see typically excellent music. Food is good enough (with a varied menu-- not just bar food), and the service is excellent. People at the front desk are friendly and helpful, too. Highly recommended

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Casual, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I only reason I go there to is to see Ventura Highway revisited. And I don't plan to go there again soon. They are not friendly, menu is terrible.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We like going to bake's place a lot . We go there to hear the fabulous music they have lined up regularly. On this occasion, there was loud talking and laughing that was distracting from the bar area. I liked my dinner. My husband said his was so so. We really enjoy the owners and the ambience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

We went to see a live music performance. The stage was close and sound level perfect. Food and beverage quality was really good. Service excellent. Prices a bit high, but it's Bellevue.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

offers great music and live performances at reasonable cover charges for weekends and free during the week. smaill intimate setting to listen to live music.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

first time attending this venue, really enjoyed the music and setting. Food is a bit pricey for the portions and was just okay. A lot of fancy names for some regular food.

Would certainly return and recommend to all friends and family to attend!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I live and work in Downtown Bellevue and frequently walk past Bake's place seeing the live band playing outside with a nice outdoor seating area. Ended up here on a Friday night around 7:15pm (had reservations and not overly crowded at that point) to finally enjoy what I saw from the outside looking in.

We started with the Wild mushroom and bacon appetizer which was extremely good. Very rich so be ready for heaviness in your mouth. Luckily we each had a cocktail to smooth that over. I enjoy meat, so naturally I had to have the 15oz ribeye with Madeira sauce and substituted "frites" with the forbidden rice. Nice choice! My friend had the Halibut also with forbidden rice.

My steak was fattier than normal (we had just been to another steak restaurant with the same cut last week and it was far superior at the same price pint). My friends Halibut was overcooked and somewhat dry she said..I can attest to that.

The service was fairly quick in the beginning to get us ordered, but afterwards for water refills or checking up or even to get the bill there was no service whatsoever. The ambience definitely makes up for this as you have nice trees covering the city buildings along with the live band and candles with low light making for a great evening out for a romantic date, out with friends, family or really any occasion.

Will I be back? Likely for happy hour or something small to enjoy the ambience but not necessarily for the main dishes.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun
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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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