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Date
Sat, 5/26
Time
8:30 PM
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Bake's Place

4.6
522 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
Happy Hour
Tue–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 contact Craig and Laura Baker for any catering requests.
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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
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Special events & promotions
Live music nightly plus special weekend and holiday events.
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
What 522 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.4
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was ok, service seemed understaffed.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I've been here 3 times with different friends and each time everybody has enjoyed the food and the music, without exception. It's rare to find a place that caters to all tastes, including vegetarian and gluten free. The music has been incredible and the stage backdrop is beautiful. Staff are friendly and professional, even when very busy.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Excellent service, cozy yet fun environment and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Chosen for a special occasion, high end, friendly, fun, lively atmosphere with decent live music and spontaneous dancing and good chef quality food not just pub grub.
All were met.
Been twice before and gave both times 5 stars. Only reason for 4 stars this time was that one meal did not arrive.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I’ve been to Bakes MANY times and love it there! It is comfortable with great acoustics and generous wine pours.
The music is always top notch. You can talk before the show without shouting over the table, there is a fine patio with bar service and you can feel the vibrancy of the city.

I do not like the new menu. Everything is too fancy and exotic. They are trying too hard.
Just offer elegant classics instead of odd meats and bone marrow sauces. Thank you.

I love everything else about Bakes..except the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

First date & cinco de mayo

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

It was good experience overall. Food was good. No cover fee for live music on weekday.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great night out, the service was slow and many mistakes where made. The chef did make a custom meal for a guest with a lot of eating restrictions without any problems. I would recommend it as a great venue for dinner and a show. Hopefully you have better luck with service.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Love Bake’s Place! Their outdoor patio area is great & always a good live music venue!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great place

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

While I realize performance costs may be factored in the meal prices, I was astonished by a price of $31 for top sirloin. Nonetheless, as I wanted steak that evening, I ordered it, despite seeming to recall that top sirloin was a cheap cut I used to buy in college 45 years ago when I was broke. This was borne out when had to slice the received meat into tiny enough pieces to actually consume it. Overall it was awful. As for the waitress, she only checked back once the entire evening, and I had to rely on another waiter to attend to minor requests. I thought this ridiculous, as there were only about 30 customers in the whole place that night. So, service was abysmal.

I will say the performance by Darelle Holden was excellent, the one redeeming factor in an otherwise miserable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Simply loved it!!!!😍

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2.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Came here on a Thursday evening for happy hour, I had driven by in the past and saw the outdoor seating area and was hoping to enjoy your happy with friends out on the patio. Since it was the first day over 75 degrees in the PNW, I was hoping to be able to sit out and enjoy the sunshine. I made a reservation for 4:30, but was unable to specify that I wanted to sit outside. Upon arrival I saw the patio was full, and asked the hostess if we could grab a table inside and get the next available patio seat. The hostess told me this would not be an issue, and I happily went inside to wait for an open table. We never ended up with an outside table, the hostess forgot our request, and the service during our 3 hour stay was horrific. I will never again be back, no matter how great the outdoor seating is. We waited over 20 minutes for our initial drink and appetizer order to be taken, then waited another 30 minutes for the appetizer. The place was busy, however asking for a straw 3 times is not acceptable. Our waitress would disappear outside not to be seen for 20 minutes. It seems all the focus was on the outdoor seating area and the staff forgot about the people inside.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The Rumba Kings were amazing and the venue is perfect. We liked that it wasn't so large that you couldn't see the stage. Outstanding evening! Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Visited Bake's Place this past Saturday, for the second time in a month, to see an acoustic NW Tribute band show. It was wonderful! We enjoyed it even more than our first visit. The ambiance, service, and wine list were really good. I am mainly a wine person, but did try a cute little girly cocktail called Garden Clover Club and it was a bit too delicious. I could easily drink a pitcher! The food options are varied with many healthy choices.

The club did an amazing job with this special show and took care of any problems very quickly, which we appreciated.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was a great venue for celebrating Birthdays!
Our waitress was very informative and helpful we had a great celebration!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great atmosphere. Music was great. Drinks were great! Food was a little too "creative" for our taste buds.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great music fun environment, limited but good menu. Live music is fun with limited dance space, sit back from the band, we were too close. Other reviews complained about the cover, it was $16, your in BV, pay it, if you want to see the second show because you had a great time, don’t complain pay it again..... it’s worth it!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love the music and environment. The food however is an issue. I have severe food allergies and everything is sauced of spiced. I usually order a lettuce wrapped burger with no mayo. I was told the chef will not accept the slightest change order. The issue seemed to be not putting the secret sauce on the hamburger.

We dine out constantly and was shocked at the zero exceptions allowed for medical food issues.

The previous visit I tried the scallops & ended up sick because of the seasoning & or sauce.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always enjoy the great music, food is good and the parking is easy.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Bakes never disappoints! The best room for live music, food and beverage on the Eastside.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our first visit to Bake's Place...overall the venue was fine, the music was good. The food was okay. Duck tacos were good, but the pink scallops were mediocre, the fingerling potatoes seemed to be missing, the scallops tasted like clams and though it says $23 online, $24 on the menu, we were charged $26. Hmmm. Probably would go back for the music only, not for dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Bake's reminds me of Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, but smaller. Service was excellent. Food and drink were very good...maybe a little expensive...but included a live 2 hour set from a quality trio. (There was no cover charge the night we went.) We will be watching the calendar for upcoming performers.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great venue for listening to live music! Food choices are a little bit limited and it is not a cheap place on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a cover on those days. Having said that we had a great time listening to the band with friends. Worth the cover charge!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very nice place, outstanding service, if you like the combination of live music, good food, and romance this is a fun place. The only negative was that we paid a cover to get in ($32 for 2 people)with a live band is totally understandable, but when the band was done and we paid our $150 bill, it was expected that we pay another cover charge to stay..Was a little taken back by that one to be honest, just keep that in mind.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great place, good food, and terrific live music. Enjoy!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is an outstanding music venue. I have never seen a bad band there yet. The food is always tasty and they offer some great interesting drinks/cocktails. It is classy, cool and groovy. I would schedule dinner towards the 8 pm hour as music starts at 9. I go there often, and will continue to do so. :)

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went for St Patrick's day celebration. The service was extremely slow. The food was awful and tasteless and the music was also awful and they acted like they had never played with each other before. Not very Irish except for the fiddle player. Sounded like a jam session. Embarrassed for the out of state friend we brought.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

What a great way to spend St. Patrick's Day! Bake's Place stepped up to the plate for this celebration. There were food and drink specials, including the requisite green beer! We loved the scenes of Ireland rotating on the big screen throughout the night and during The Irish Experience's performance. It reminded us of the things we'd seen on our cruise to the British Isles:-)

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic music, amazing cocktails, great atmosphere, warm, welcoming staff. Always a fun time at Bake's Place!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We saw the band Shaggy Sweet and they are exceptional. The venue is awesome for listening to live music. Food is good and the servers work really hard to make sure you are taken care of.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Live music in a great atmosphere. You are always treated well and the music is always very very good. Food and drink choice are excellent also. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Wonderful acoustics! Went to see your friend who is a jazz musician. The place was packed until the very end. Bake's is one of the best intimate music venues in Seattle / Bellevue

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We went to hear the music

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

My husband and I brought his sister (visiting from CA) to enjoy a jazz night with Bruce Phares (our old next door neighbor) and Overton Berry. We arrived early, were seated at a delightful table, enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine that our helpful, friendly waiter recommended, as well as a delicious dinner. The waitstaff was helpful all around and the evening was as special as we had hoped. We plan to return.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Bakes Place is a wonderful venue and supporter of the local music scene. I appreciate the support shown for KNKX, local jazz and being an all out great spot for food and music. We are lucky to have such a great place on the Eastside.
A great wine list by the bottle or glass and served in elegant crystal glasses takes it up a notch! The menu is growing and changing and brings something new each visit. I am looking forward to a warm night on that beautiful and inviting patio this summer!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

True to Bellevue of late prices are crazy stupid expensive for average food and service. How can they justify $18 for a rum and coke?

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Bakes has it all: great locale (easy parking), great bands, decent+ food.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always look forward to going to Bake's.......especially when Ventura Highway is playing !

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Loved how close you can be to the band! Amazing entertainment line up as well! The only thing that was annoying was how noisy people are while the band is performing...hard to REALLY enjoy the musicians. My husband's filet steak was a little tough, no potato was included and no bread was served to munch on...my salad was okay. But for watching the band - it was great! we loved it and will be back!

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