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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (37)
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Fun (17)
Special Occasion (14)
Casual (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Romantic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great Beer (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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.

Tags: Live Music
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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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·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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