Bennett's Pure Food Bistro

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586 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
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At Bennett's we are committed to serving pure, all-natural food. Here you won't find artificial preservatives, colors or sweeteners, flavor enhancers or hydrogenated oils. What you will find are the freshest, most authentic ingredients we can offer.



Most of our ingredients are deeply rooted in the Cascadia region – an area extending from northern California to southern Alaska, and the coast to the continental divide, taking in Washington, most of Oregon, Idaho and part of Montana.



We buy from producers who share our commitment to whole foods and handmade fare. People dedicated to the simple pleasures of creating delicious food and drink the way it was intended to be made; fresh from the earth, the sea and the vine.


Kurt Beecher Dammeier – Proprietor
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(206) 232-2759
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kurt Dammeier
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Private party facilities
The Cork Room at Bennett's. This room seats 4 to 30 people and is available by private booking only. Please contact Bennett's to discuss details with Adam.
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Private party contact
Adam Czachurski: (844) 417-8327
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
77th Ave.
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Parking details
Complimentary 2 hour parking in the garage directly behind the restaurant.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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m
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always great fresh food and nice outdoor seating. Bennett's never disappoints.

J
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, fresh and tasty, good service

JG
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience with Bennett's is consistently positive; good food, excellent service, and comfortable surroundings.

DG
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very inexperienced server. Salmon overdone. We will go back but it might be a little while!

s
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As first timers, we stopped by for an early dinner on way to the Stones concert at the CLink. Service was very friendly and prompt, and not rushed. We started with calamari & some drinks, all of which we liked. We also enjoyed the salmon and pork shoulder entrees. Tasty. We finished with a Basque cake and cookie deserts. Would come again.

LK
Seattle
77 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good deals on Happy Hour foods for sure, and everything was very fresh and flavorful.

CN
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service with a smile from Jeremy tonight. Splitting the bill 3 ways was no problem. He was extremely attentive but also discreet. Give that young man a bonus.

j
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food..

WB
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Oddly, the halibut special was way over cooked. The sides were exceptional.

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Food was okay. Nothing to write home about. Halibut was a bit overcooked and overpriced.

m
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We’ve eaten at Bennett’s for years. The last 3 times the salmon was way over cooked and dry. We had taken our off island friends. Their halibut was very very over cooked and very dry. The quality of the food (or chefs) has gone very low. We need to find another “go-to” restaurant. Sorry. The island is calling for another restaurant to serve quality food the way Bennett’s used to be.

JP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We were off to a good start but then a man had a medical emergency at the bar which led to chaos and paramedics. He was doing ok and refused to go to the hospital because he himself was a doctor and knew everything. He had golfed and road his bike on a sweltering Seattle day so by the time cocktails were added, he was very dehydrated. Staff was helpful. I walked to Walgreens and bought the good doctor Gatorade and Saltines. Not the most relaxing dinner I’ve had at Bennett’s but I’ll still go back.

m
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was great, ambiance is pleasant. Chicken was dry.

SM
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, friendly service and food always excellent! Definitely a favorite!

D
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our server was horrible! She rarely came back to check on us and when I asked to have my tea refilled, she said ok and didn’t come back until I waved her down (she was chatting with another server at the bar). When she returned to our table with the pitcher of tea, she said with attitude, “I didn’t forget about you. I was just busy.” This is very disappointing since my sister suggested this restaurant.

FF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Our 49th Aniv. Ordered the Delmonico steak for 2 @ $80. Being from NY I expected a NY stirip steak or a Rib eye. It was neither. I specified medium rare. It arrived three times as blood rare, rare and finally med. rare. The waiter did a good job defending the kitchen and working the problem. My take away was don't try anything out of the ordinary at Bennett's, stick to the usual's. On the other hand, I was pleased with the champagne that was not from the menu.

SB
Seattle
75 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good all around brunch. Wish there was more selection but it was good. Had the Eggs Bennett. The eggs were a bit overdone but the flavor was good. It was good... Just wouldn't rush back. Mediocre.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Awful service, the servers obviously did not want to be there. Restaurant smelled and not like good food. Food was mediocre at best

LT
Seattle
133 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I met a friend here for lunch and we were thrilled with the dish we both chose. The Sausage Gemilli with Roasted Mushrooms, Snap Peas and Beecher Cheese was amazing. The flavors were rich and very satisfying. We were both amazed and would order this again.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and consistently high quality. Recommend the steak and eggs.

FM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tomato soup grilled cheese and small Cesar. Perfect

S
Seattle
92 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a PERFECT DINING VENUE for LUNCH with a long time friend. We sat in a booth and enjoyed quiet conversation with NO LOUD MUSIC to intrude upon us... Also, the tables were spaced so that our conversations were not overheard by others, nor could we hear theirs. That was delightful. The food was delicious... and the service was attentive and very pleasant. We will return again and again... SO VERY NICE to have a pleasant dining venue on Mercer Island...

DC
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service!

SB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very good service. Food was ok, nothing special and felt substantially overpriced.

BD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted a guest for a business lunch. The service was outstanding and both of us really enjoyed our lunches.

JN
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good for foodies, families and value-conscious alike. Great service every time I come and a great, reasonably priced wine and cocktail list as well.

AR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been eating here since 2010. I even had my wedding rehearsal dinner at Bennett's. Always highly recommend.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great and we enjoyed sitting outside. However, service was awful.

BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the seafood risotto

W
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and a bistro atmosphere.

m
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Food way overcooked. Almost inedible eggs and burgers. Server was great and handled it well.

DB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great, especially the Salmon with risotto. would like to see a bigger selection of tequila

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Bad food and terrible service.

M
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The very first time I came in the mussel and other dishes that we ordered were amazing! We came back the 2nd time, the mussels weren’t fresh but the server did take it out from our bill. The service was excellent! Will give it another try

KB
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and so was service. But it is really overpriced in my opinion and very loud with tables too close together.

s
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant place for a meal. Service consistently good.

DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow and hot plate brought out that was stone cold. Not sure if they have a new chef but service was wonderful last October by comparison. We will hesitate going back

C
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious

d
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dungeness crab Cobb salad was delicious, and the amount of fresh Crab was very generous.
would eat there again in a heartbeat if on Mercer Island

J
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, well prepared and served. Somewhat limited menus. Good wine list by the glass. Quite noisy when restaurant fills up.

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