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Bennett's Pure Food Bistro

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490 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, American, Seafood
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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
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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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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

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.

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What 490 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food, every time. We keep coming back for the tomato soup and the grilled cheese.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Bennett's has a terrific Happy Hour, with delicious small plates (the beet salad is terrific). Relaxed, informal atmosphere, with a great wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I was told about Bennet’s and have shared this Bistro find with several other friends; very convenient after my drive south for parking and the food never disappoints. Staff is welcoming and service is great. I live a visit to Oh! Chocolate across the way for my chocolate fix.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great food, excellent service!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Delicious food as always and great server who knew her menu and made us feel welcome. Favorite place for consistently tasty meals, salads and beer and wine. Thanks! Keep it up.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service took way to long. After the initial order taking it became almost impossible to get spoons for soup, food, desert order, or final check. The issue was they only had three servers who were running around and getting nothing accomplished.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Favorite place on the island

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Good food. Nice staff that is very accommodating to our group every week.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

First time for brunch at Bennett’s. The quality of the menu overall and ambiance has gone down hill in the last year.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

great service as always, bit loud but all's good when it's family. Menu is fairly static, but always nice regional PNW food available.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was delicious, once we got it, after saying they were out of the veggie scramble at brunch. Not sure what that was about because a veggie scramble was what we basucally got, eventually. Had made a reservation for a regular table but only a high top was available which was ok - but don't ask if you can't accomodate the request. Overall, just slow & poor service. Maybe a busy time but really no excuse. Got together with great friends so had a terrific time anyway, despite the service.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I was there with my daughter to celebrate a very belated birthday. The location was convenient for both of us although finding parking nearby can be a challenge - even on a quiet Sunday morning. The menu had adequate brunch items to choose from but it appears to me that the restaurant is more suited to lunch and dinner. The service was good although not particularly attentive given that it was not busy. Still, I'd go back again if I was in the area (Mercer Island).

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The salmon was excellent but the broccoli ni was raw and flavorless. The server was snobby after we said we weren't ordering alcohol. I bit rude.
I liked the ambiance and that everything is organic and local. Need some Paleo choices.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Delicious grilled cheese on fococia and smoked cheese in cream of cauliflower soup. On a past occasion another deli ours salad that was hearty enough for a full meal, but not too filling

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Pork shoulder with mac cheese was the best choice on this visit, but all items we've ordered have been excellent

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Arrived during prime lunch time and it was crowded, but we had a reservation. Kind of noisy, but it quieted down after a bit. Food was delicious. Great soup and salads. Service was efficient and friendly. Kind of difficult parking, but that's sort of the rule these days? I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

My husband took me to Bennett's for my Birthday. It was (as always) wonderful. The service is exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The curry mussels were excellent

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Friendly wait staff. Yummy drinks and excellent food!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Not a child-friendly place.

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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