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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 on June 10, 2017

Tables are too close, and conversations plus music is a bit much, not for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Bennett's came highly recommended by Danny Bonaduce on his radio show...His recommendations are always solid, so I checked Bennett's out a month ago with my super high maintenance girlfriend and we were blown away by the food and the great service.

Last week when my long (over 45 years) lost cousin came into town from New Orleans, the first place that came to mind was Bennett's.

The gracious hostess seated me even a little early; our waitress was a fireball of charm and energy. The food was huge, tasty-tasty and good produce.

Bennett's is now a favorite of mine - forever!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere and appropriately sized portions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 18, 2017

It was our first time here, and we really liked it. Great location. Excellent food.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It is the first brunch we've had there. We have been there often for dinner and it is always good. Our friends had the Crab Cobb Salad and it need something more. It is pretty bland. There is plenty of crab so that is not the issue. My wife has had that in the past and had the same comment. It should be an easy fix with the appropriate dressing. In any event, we appreciate having a good restaurant on Mercer Island.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I do love the food and seeing some neighbors. Tablecloths might dampen the noise and make it warmer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great healthy and tasty local eats on Mercer island. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Good selection of happy hour appetizers and drinks. Stopped in on way over to Seattle for Sounders game and have done this also before theatre in Seattle. Easy on/off I-90, free parking. Beet salad good, cauliflower side very good, mushroom tart very good, calamari good quantity but nothing special for marinara or aioli or coating , aranci appetizer good, $5 wine by glass was good, mac and cheese always good. Nice way to have light, rather quick dinner with several selections. Server did not seem bothered that we weren't going to order bottles of wine and lots of extras.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The taste and quality of the local sieves food was awesome. The staff were friendly and responsive to any request. We will be back often.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Birthday lunch

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Convenient location between Seattle and Bellevue. Excellent food and diversified menu. Good service.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 17, 2017

The food and service was terrific. The happy hour menu has several nice choices at a great value. They could add a few more items to their happy hour menu, but I will definitely be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went to the restaurant for Easter Brunch. The food was average - a little bland, missing salt and spices. We were seated in the back corner of the restaurant, which we thought would be a great table - however, there was a entrance/exit door located on the other side of the wall, when employees were going in and out, the air would catch the door and slam shut, very loudly, which startled us each of the approximately 7 - 10 times it occurred.

Our waiter was very personable and friendly. The service was a little slow even though we were there when they opened the doors at 10 am. And while we sat down 10 -15 minutes before the table next to us, they received their beverages and food before they served us our drinks.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Our waiter was very personable and really knew the menu. He made great suggestions and the food was fabulous!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Love Mexican Mondays. Posole soup is amazing. The Pork Tostados have lots of pork and veggies

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Part of our group was already seated when we arrived. There was no one at door to greet us. Hostess spilled glass of water, provided some napkins for mop up, but never replaced our wet ones. Spilled our scone basket, not replaced. No butter for scones. No one asked if food was ok. No offer for desert, coffee, tea or juice. I felt they did not want us there.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 26, 2017

It is always the go to spot on MI. Food consistently good. We had friends from Europe visiting and wanted to take them to a good MI restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The service was good and the food was excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Love this place, I have never had a bad meal. The atmosphere is perfect for any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Great place, expensive and worth it for special dinner. Gets noisy so difficult with group over 4 people. Would be super to have maybe a small, quieter room or area. Interesting menu and wonderful Happy Hour. Jalapeño infused Margarita was a hit!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2017

It never disappoints! Food is always fresh and delicious and wait staff are very attentive.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Well prepared food. The menu is rather unadventurous, but what it does offer is well prepared and well presented. We had not been here in some time, having only rare occasion to be on Mercer Island. Apparently the clientele of this restaurant has changed since last we dined there. Several tables were filled with loudly shrieking adults making no effort to modulate their voices to restaurant level. The children, of which there were many, were much better behaved.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Great food! We ordered salmon, halibut, Beecher's mac and cheese and cauliflower and shared among 3 of us. Plenty of food and flavors were amazing! Always tasty at Bennett's! Wine is great too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Sunday happy hour. Wine was good. Burger would have been good but was way overcooked. I ordered medium, got well done. Waiter was ok. He consistently reached across our faces to hand or pick up plates or drink to person on far side of the table (there were only 4 of us) and repeatedly tried to take away plates we were still eating from. Needs some coaching.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Good food, casual, & comfortable.
The burger is fantastic!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The service is friendly and attentive. The food is FABULOUS. Both the happy hour and the dinner menu are perfection of flavor and size. Nice selection of wines by the glass and great happy hour drink choices too. It was fun looking around the room to see young children, business acquaintances, and some fun seasoned folks too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Mexican Monday. Great Posole Enchilada plate amazing. Our waiter as always was polite, efficient and funny.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I don't expect pricing to be reduced. However, I do hope the service and food quality substantially improves to match the MI location, pricing and ambiance. The 6 oz salmon was over cooked and the broccolini was cold. For the price; unacceptable.
This was our Sat evening Valentine's celebration and was very disappointing.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We've been here a handful of times and each time there seem to be too few waitstaff for the number of customers. Waits for service are long.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2017

For MI, this is a good option. But, compared to Seattle or a few Kirkland and Bellevue options, it is nothing special. Very ordinary food, cooked with a heavy hand.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Horribly overpriced ($70 for lunch for 2! $10 for a side of broccolini); food was ok, not great, service a bit snippy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2017

We're local to Mercer Island and love the friendly, welcoming atmosphere combined with great food. Certainly a great locals restaurant but definitely worth the trip too. A few favorites include the beet salad, mushroom tart and salmon with lemony risotto.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Nice place with good service and food. Perfect for lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Best dining on Mercer Island. The Mexican Monday menu is excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We had stopped going to Bennetts after a bad experience; but decided it was worth another try. This time it was acceptable. Like the last time, the wait person was a bit overbearing. When my husband asked for cocktail sauce he was told that "we don't serve stuff like that because it might have preservatives". My mussels were excellent; but my husband's dinner was heavy on the potatoes and light on the halibut. It was not worth the $29 price. My glass of white wine was disappointing and they do not serve dark beers. Bread is not served with meals nor was it on the menu. The atmosphere is pleasant but a bit noisy.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2016

The food never disappoints and the service is always good. Prices are good too!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Great spot. Great food. Perfect for anytime.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Food was great, service was great and the host had an awesome Seahawks ugly Christmas sweater

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Wasn't wow'd. People had recommended it. Service was slow. Food was pricy for lunch. The broth in the muscles though was amazing !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2016

This is a good place to meet a friend for lunch, especially when one lives in Seattle and the other is in Issaquah. The food is pretty good and they serve all types of alcohol, if one so desires. The service has always been very good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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