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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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Four of us shared several small plates during Happy Hour . The food was very tasty and inventive. A fun variety of flavors. Service was great. The only negative was that a fire alarm went off during the meal. We were told to ignore as it was not in the restaurant, but probably was from an upstairs apartment. That wasn't exactly comforting plus it rang for about 15 minutes. So of course this took away from the dining experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 13, 2016

We had to leave shortly after arriving. We had a mixup and were double booked. Looking forward to the next trip/lunch/meal at "Bennett's"

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We go back to Bennett's on a regular basis because we love the atmosphere. Their tomato soup is one of our go-to orders. I had the mussels for the first time - very nice - smooth and spicy at the same time.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2016

If you are young and energetic ,likes moderte $ for dinner ,it is a good palce with good parking.For seniors with hearing challenged or soft spoken lot,it is too lively. serice is good,food good , I had skirt steak and volumn was fit for an athlete. tastes good,my friend liked wine de jour.Location great, and always busy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Excellent food and service! The Beet salad, Mussels and Seafood Risotto were all delicious!! Went again today for lunch. Burger was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Bennett's everyday menu is great, but you need to know about Mexican Monday too. They supplement their normal menu with a selection of ~6 items that are traditionally Mexican. This isn't the 'rice and beans' type saucy Mexican dishes. I especially like the purple cabbage slaw that works it's way into almost all of these dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2016

WE met friends from Cleveland at Bennett's before they flew home. Each of us (7) had different entrees, very pleased with them all. Beecher's cheese was a hit but nowhere near the desert menu...yummy!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Wonderful food, great friendly service with a full bar. Try the salmons.
Cheers,
Barry

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Fresh and delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Excellent food, but the service was one of the worst that I've ever experienced! The restaurant was not even busy! Our reservations were for 8:15pm on a Tuesday evening.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Excellent as usual, quieter than normal as the restaurant was not as busy as it usually is.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2016

We sat outside, to enjoy late year good weather. Unfortunately, some vehicles with bad mufflers -- and they weren't poor vehicles, so my suspicion is that the drivers wanted to make a "statement" to be recognized -- detracted from the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Bennet's is a favorite when dining on Mercer Island. Great for a light meal or a full course dinner. The waitress was attentive , pleasant and accommodating. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Wait staff excellent in spite of too many parties showing up simultaneously. Traffic and weather were horrible. Our corner was noisier than we like. Food better than average.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Great gathering spot, as always. Wait service was very, very attentive and most appreciated.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2016

We always enjoy lunching together at Bennett's. The food is good, service pleasing and we feel that we can linger as long as we wish. The noise level is usually low enough that conversation is easy to hear.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2016

The food was just perfect, fresh and delicious. They had a great happy hour menu, which we took advantage of and was it yummy for the price. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Service was terrific but the menu doesn't change enough for a neighborhood restaurant.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 20, 2016

Good locally owned small chain spot. It is a nice spot for lunch with friends. There were also several tables of business people having lunch. The Spinach Salad was good. There were lots of crisp bacon pieces, and some crabs ins. There were also cubes of turkey brest that should have been cooked a little more. I would still order it again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We have been to Bennetts probably 10-15 times, and have always enjoyed the food, the ambiance, and the service. The have northwestern wines for the most part, and we have enjoyed their selections by the glass. On this occasion I had Halibut which was excellent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Good food, great atmosphere, great service...... will be back...

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2016

The meals were delicious. Surprised to see asparagus in my dish, when it's not season for asparagus. Still, very tasty.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2016

The food is good but it is a bit on the pricey side.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2016

I was last here about a year ago. I feel like the menu has changed. I thought there were more small plate options. I ordered the beechers Mac and cheese which was very disappointing. It was like it had been warmed up- over cooked rubbery pasta and the cheese was congealed. Won't be returning.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Service s great. Very accommodating. Good options between salads and entrees. All three of us were happy

Upgrade: too much sugar in salad dressings, only one without sugar. Need options. The new trend according to Food and Beverage research is to have little or not sweetener in foods. You are a bit behind the trend and have been for all last 6 months when i asked. I want you to catch up because you do everything else so well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Bennett's Bistro is consistent good, either for lunch or dinner. I've eaten there many times, as it is a Mercer Island haunt, but worthy of a trip from Seattle or the Eastside. I had the Dungeness crab salad. Awesome & fresh. Has a slight spicy kick to it too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2016

We sat outside on their patio for an early dinner - it was lovely. The Kale Caesar and Beet Ravioli were delicious! The wine pours are very small for $10+. The measuring is a bit ridiculous. Our server was friendly and quick, our hostess was apparently having a bad and gruffy seating us.

I would come back and recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 28, 2016

This is our go-to place when we are on Mercer Island. It provides a consistent pleasant atmosphere, and the food is always good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 24, 2016

We recently moved to Mercer Island and heard positive things about Bennett's. The Manhattan cocktail was great, our waiter was very pleasant and helpful, and the food was also very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 24, 2016

We very much enjoyed it. The food was very good as well as the ambience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 27, 2016

Best on Mercer Island by far for higher end food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2016

A good place for brunch, the food was great and the waiter was attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Being the only "nice" restaurant on the island, it would be great if every visit was consistently good. The service was horrible. Our cocktails came late, the wine after our meal was served. While the entrée was very good, the sides were room temp and soggy! We were asked if we wanted dessert, but no mention of coffee!

Hmmm..... some restaurants may want to continue to be consistently good. When a new restaurant pops up on the Island, Bennett's may wondering why, but I won't!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We came to Bennett'sfor mother's day Brunch. The food was outstanding . We ordered a variety of dishes...my favorite was the chilequiles---a yummy Mexican inspired egg dish. We were served some scones to start our meal and they were fantastic. Nice bar selection too!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 26, 2016

Flank steak was a bit under cooked and bland

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 18, 2016

The ambiance is casual but very attractive. Comfortable, not pretentious.

Our server was fabulous with a wonderful sense of humor and knew exactly how to help with a three year old's dinner! Said three year olds mac and cheese was very good. I wanted to eat it!

The pastas ordered were tasty and my fennel salad was perfect.

Impressive local wine list. We enjoyed a bottle of Wilridge Malbec. Very nice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 13, 2016

I have been to Bennett's many times and have really enjoyed my food and the service. This time the service was not good and my entree disappointing. I had the crab cobb salad and although the crab was good, the salad was mainly just a lot of lettuce and the crab.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 10, 2016

The Eggs Benedict is fabulous with the Beechers cheese sauce and the veggie scramble is delightful also.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Six good friends enjoyed great food and service on a Saturday evening in April. Everything was excellent and we also took advantage of a nice wine special--something that hadn't been offered before. Bennett's is a real favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2016

We dined outside on a sunny late afternoon. Our waiter was great and split all of our choices.m which arrived beautifully presented. We felt like we discovered a gem of a place and will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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