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About Bennett's Pure Food Bistro

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

7650 S.E. 27th St.
#100
Mercer Island, WA 98040
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 9:30PM

Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Cross Street:
77th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 232-2759

Website:
http://www.bennettsbistro.com/

Executive Chef:
Kurt Dammeier

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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 Ryan or Andrea.

Bennett's Pure Food Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

I always love Bennett's. Great Food, good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

I have been coming here for years and the service and food has been hit or miss in the past. Last night, I had a wonderful dining experience. A gentleman whom I presume is a manager took great care of us and recommended a pinot which was excellent. Our server Emily was attentive and very friendly. Salmon was delicious! Great experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Bennett's is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is always delicious and prepared to excite your taste buds. The tomato soup is divine, the beet salad it the perfect blend of sweet and savory and the main dishes are always a treat.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I always love coming to Bennetts. I think the menu update gives more options. I appreciate that they have a happy hour - we kind of bridged the tail end of the Happy Hour to the early end of dinner. I think everyone was happy with their meals.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very good, friendly service and a free dessert for the birthday girl!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our whole experience from beginning to end was great! There service was attentive and helpful, the food was delicious, it was effortless and relaxing!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was great! Our waiter was super friendly and attentive. The restaurant looks stuffy from the outside but it’s not at all. The vibe on a Saturday evening was pretty laid back and fun. And most importantly, the food doesn’t skimp on portion size or flavor! All around great place.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I’ve been a frequent customer of Bennett’s. Seems vary noisy... hard to hear and felt exhausting to be in there.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I had the tuna melt and my friend had the beet salad. Both were very good. We love meeting here for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food, friendly service and comfortable atmosphere! Try it and I am sure you will go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Bennett's is a solid experience. It has a limited menu, but I find that neighborhood gems do better when they're focused on quality. I appreciate the consistently pleasant staff... and my friends (older retired couple past their 60s) was pleasantly charmed. I was so proud that they had a good experience there.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great place to eat. Our waiter Zachary was wonderful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

A very good restaurant for casual dining. I've experienced several lunches, including one with a large group, and happy hours on a few occasions. Always excellent service and attention, and the food is very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great meal. We had our usual of the super burger with no bun served perfectly. Butternut soup was also good

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Would appreciate more change in the menu! We live on MI so we have seen a lot of this menu.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was well prepared but no vegan options and extremely limited vegetarian options for brunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Bennett's happy hour food menu is limited but good, well beyond pub food. The regular menu is decent but is pricey considering the crowded, noisy ambiance, as are the wines. Benetts does fine since Mercer Island has limited nicer dining...Good note, since this is a neighborhood restaurant, chances arestrong that you will run into someone you know. I recommend reservations. Happy hour is popular.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful food and service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The waitress mentioned it was her first time working the brunch hour. I never would have guessed it - she was spectacular.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food is usually good, reasonably priced, and they have good service as well. Our only complaint, which is a strong one, is that it is very noisy. Its very difficult to have a conversation, and we get frustrated because of it. Its typically busy, as the Island has very few good restaurant choices. The design ( high noise level, hard surfaces including the chairs) encourages customers to make your visit a quick one. We would go more often if they could make corrections.
High noise level ( I think you refer to it as energetic) seems to be favored by many new restaurant owners/designers, and the dissatisfaction level is a frequent topic among friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Hard to converse with the noise level.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always good. Very convenient. Free parking. Friendly staff.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Good restaurant for a pleasant dinner with friends on Mercer Island.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Bennett's was awesome and we'll return there again and again. We had a group that hadn't seen each other for years. We weren't 100% sure of how many people would be there and everyone arrived at different times and we were definitely noisy and wandering around our table sharing pictures and stories and hugs. The staff at Bennett's could not have been more gracious and kind with us and EVERYONE loved the food and the service and thanked me for choosing the venue - but the thanks really belongs to Bennett's. We will be back - and hopefully less rowdy next time ;-)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I usually do not leave reviews that are not good. I usually just move on and don't go back. Our server made this experience at Bennett's unenjoyable. We met friends for dinner on a Thursday night 8/24/17. The food was good but our server had an attitude. We had a table for 4. Our server spilled one of our drinks - not the whole thing, but it sloshed over the side and splattered on the table and floor next to my purse. Our server consistently reached over/in front of one of us to grab plates and glassware from the other side of the table. If he was on the left side of the table, he would reach over to the right, and vice versa. My friend asked to taste the salad dressing before her salad was tossed with it and he said "I'll see if I can find the time to do that." Our server clearly did not like her. Two meals came out and were served - and then my friend and her husband waited for another five minutes before their meals came out. I couldn't help but feel this was retaliatory on our server's part. Other servers brought our meals, and our server never came back to see how our meals were nor offer us anything else, until he brought the bill. Our server clearly wanted us to leave. The bill for the 4 of us was $180.00 (drinks and dinner before tip) - which I'm happy to pay if it was a good experience. Sadly, this one was not.

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 (Boise)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Our server was great didn't mind coming back when we weren't ready to order. Had a toasted cheese sandwich and salad - salad was great, too much bread in the sandwich, it was two thick slices of bread with melted cheese but not much flavor, could use a tomato, or some capers, or a sauce or something - nice serving of the sparkling Wine.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We love this restaurant!! This is the 4th time we've eaten here and can't find anything wrong - food is superb and the service is awesome!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Always satisfied with the food and experience at Bennett's.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Bennett's is always excellent. The tomato soup alone is worth the drive. They use mostly locally-sourced ingredients and make nearly everything in-house. This is an excellent place for Sunday brunch or lunch on a weekday. They open at 11:30, but usually are not busy until a little after noon, so if you arrive early, usually no wait for a table.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Authentic, Organic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We wanted a good place for a early lunch for our former exchange from Switzerland, back visiting with his fiancé. It worked well for this. I was a little concerned that the Blue Angels would keep us away, but it worked out well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had an early dinner after watching Shakespeare at Luther Burbank Park. Parking is convenient in the same building as the restaurant. They have a nice patio (but after being in the park for the afternoon we went inside - which is also well laid out.

Service was quick and friendly, wine list is modest in size but has a number of good and modestly priced wines. Their calamari was very tender, with fried fennel bits mingled with herbs and the (fine corn meal dusted) calamari for a very nice combination of tastes. They did a great job with salmon and halibut - very crisp surface, nicely moist inside, and very nice accompaniments. The pesto on the halibut was very good, salmon was so nicely done the blueberry infused sauce was superfluous - needed a bit more "dark" flavor to fit in (maybe a bit of mustard).

A very good dining experience .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We arrived for lunch at 11:30, which is when they open. We prefer a booth on raised area above the restaurant, and were able to be seated there. FYI - there is a smallish outside eating area but it's near the traffic so not appealing yo us.

The food was great, service excellent.

Of course, as the restaurant filled up the noise level went up so after awhile we had a hard time hearing each other. The place was packed within a half hour of when we arrived so obviously lots of other people think highly of Bennett's. Rightfully so.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The salad was good and plentiful, but quite expensive. Lunch without tip and no alcohol was $30 - seems very pricey to me.

Service was initially very slow, but eventually attentive. Outside is very pretty, but several tables have no shade at all.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Always great food. Until yesterday, I have given Bennett's soups top ratings, particularly the tomato and, when they have it, the corn nut soup. Yesterday's asparagus soup did not live up to the standards of the others. I would not again order the asparagus soup. But definitely get the tomato soup.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Met a friend here for dinner. It was happy hour and there were really great deals going! The parking options are also really nice. One of the reasons I don't go out to eat in Seattle is the parking is atrocious. The food was good, the service was good, I would recommend!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

French toast was barely soaked with egg mixture. The chilaquiles eggs tasted and looked as if they were microwaved and the dish lacked flavors. I wonder what happened to the restaurant. My first time having brunch there. I don't remember dinner being that bad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Bennett's is by far the nicest restaurant on Mercer Island. It is such a joy to have this gem on M.I. We have been dining at Bennett's since they first opened, and chose Bennett's for our 39th Anniversary dinner this year. It was hot, so we went in our nice shorts, had a window table for 2 inside, outstanding drinks, food, and service, and a wonderful experience all around. It is "the place to go" on Mercer Island, and worth the drive if you are coming from Seattle or Bellevue.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Always a great spot for a meeting and meal. Time to change the wine by the glass

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great service and very classy environment. I would recommend for special occasion or nice date! I enjoyed the Dungenous Crab salad!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The veggie scramble was disappointing. Needs improvement.

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