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Bennett's Pure Food Bistro

473 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Happy Hour
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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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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Cross street
77th Ave.
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Parking details
Complimentary 2 hour parking in the garage directly behind the restaurant.
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 473 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

vipJVtravelor (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

vipFoodiewithKids (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Cookie (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The curry mussels were excellent

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  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!!

DivemasterP (Seattle)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  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.

Kkred (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tho54 (Seattle)
5.0  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!

DeeKay (Boise)
5.0  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!

Lolita (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Friendly wait staff. Yummy drinks and excellent food!

Dave (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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

vipStefan (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Not a child-friendly place.

vipcuriousfoodie (Seattle)
1.0  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.

Jay780 (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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

outforthenight (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

TonL (Seattle)
5.0  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!