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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/

Parking Details:
Complimentary 2 hour parking in the garage directly behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Kurt Dammeier

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

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 Adam.

Bennett's Pure Food Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was great! Service was too! Music was a bit loud. More of a focus than a background.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great restaurant, excellent food and service, free parking, easy to get to from I-90.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our neighborhood go to restaurant for evening meals. Food tastes great. The happy hour menu is the best! HIghly recommend.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The curry mussels were excellent

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Loud. Slow service. Good food but menu needs updating.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Joined friends for Happy Hour. Food was great. Service was awesome. The Beechers Mac and Cheese is divine and decadent!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great local spot on Mercer Island. Good brunch selection, including adult beverages and both traditional and non-traditional breakfast fare.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were able to get out for a rare parents night out and were very excited to have cocktails and appetizers before our meal with a bottle of wine. We ordered our cocktails and our appetizer (the mussels) and we were told that they may not have any mussels left but that the waitress would check for us. When she came back with our cocktails she didn't mention anything, so we assumed our mussels were on the way. Not long after our meals arrived. We had yet to finish our cocktails and would have liked to have an appetizer even if it was not the mussels. We were unable to have a bottle of wine with dinner and just finished our cocktails. When we mentioned this to the waitress, she said she had forgotten and that they did have mussels. She did not offer to take the food back or bring the mussels. Luckily the food was good but we were VERY disappointed with the service and wish we had the opportunity to enjoy our night out more. We will likely not be returning.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Disappointing dinner at Bennett's on Friday. Had reservation for 6pm. Tables were available/open when we arrived. Hostess staff seemed overwhelmed with a woman dropping off a request for charitable contribution and other guests arriving for dinner. Arrived at 6pm and seated around 6:15. Notwithstanding that we arrived first, we were asked to wait for them to seat a group with a 6:15 reservation and a group without a reservation. Staff seemed more concerned with getting the larger groups seated (with or without reservations) than getting us to a table. Given the restaurant's configuration, there is really nowhere to wait when the bar is full and several groups arrive at the same time. Like the restaurant, but won't be back on a Friday evening with or without a reservation. Other better options available for a nice dinner out.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food, great service, but a little noisy. The background music is more in the foreground than in the background.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent as always. I love meeting froends here. The cod is always so amazingly good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This has been a favorite brunch spot for several years but it also has a nice Happy Hour. Egg scrambles never disappoint!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Nice neighborhood restaurant with good food and good service. Menu offers variety. Easy parking. Definitely a great place for dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Friendly wait staff. Yummy drinks and excellent food!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent happy hour food and value accompanied with very attentive service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Not a child-friendly place.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I have gone to Bennetts’s since it opened. it’s character has changed entirely since then, and for the worse.

Despite a reservation, we were seated adjacent to the bar where a loud and large set of Happy Hour patrons were clustered. There was a quieter table available but we were told it had been reserved. Of course we had a reservation too; for some reason the people coming in an hour had higher precedence.

Discussion with the waitress was fruitless. When a slightly better located table came, she did move us there. But her message the whole time was “there’s nothing I can do.” We learned also that listed dishes were correctly described: it made no difference to her that one eater’s kale salad was half romaine; or that my arugula salad was all kale. She explained this was how they were always prepared (wrong; previous visits were correctly constructed).

The assistant manager came by, with the same message. As he was leaving, one of my companions called out to him, “if you had any respect for your customers, you’d buy us a round of drinks.” Her drink alone was removed from the tab.

If you’re reading this, Bennetts, please understand you have alienated long-term customers who do not intend to return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Love the restaurant, the service,the food -- not the noise. Very difficult to visit with friends.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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 4, 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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Bennett's has become a favorite of ours. Our only wish would be more vegetarian or vegan choices on the menu.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 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 6, 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 4, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 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 26, 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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 (Seattle)·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 14, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 3, 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 23, 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 21, 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 19, 2017

Hard to converse with the noise level.

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