Bis on Main

4.8
693 reviews
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Bis on Main is Bellevue’s premier fine dining restaurant, famous for great seafood, big steaks and the Crispy Garlic Chicken. One of the best places in Bellevue for lunch & dinner. Bis also features an award winning and well-priced wine list with over 320 selections. We have an intimate bar and lounge, free valet parking and feature a great late night happy hour! If you want to dine with the local who’s who, Bis on Main is your best choice in town. Private dining & catering available.
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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good was great, restaurant was chilly, would have felt more welcoming of a little warmer.

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S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, second time here for special occasion and maintained the same high quality both times.
I believe it is one of the better restaurant on Main street. Noise level depending on which section you seat in. I prefer the "inner" room which is quieter.

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N
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always loved Bis. Food is always well-prepared with daily specials to intrigue as well. Garlic chicken is one of my favorites as well as scallops...and actually most of what's on the menu! I came with two friends for lunch and of course we got talking. The staff did not push us to hurry...nor to leave when we went beyond their "lunch time". So gracious. And a wonderful relaxing spot.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a great time as always, love bringing clients there because we can talk without yelling!!

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MF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were disappointed with our overall experience at Bis...Bis has evolved from a cozy intimate restaurant from years ago to a noisy venue with slow service.

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H
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. So happy they were able to accommodate my food intolerances (no dairy or gluten). The place got a bit noisy because a rather large group sat at the table behind us (its not a large restaurant), but despite that the food and service makes me want to go back there soon. Love the free valet parking.

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SS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a business dinner. I wanted a nice dinner, in a local restaurant with good food and service. Bis on Main delivered in spades. The clams were tender and in a sauce that was rich and tasty. My associates had their signature dish, the crispy garlic chicken and could not stop raving about it. The skin was crisp and had just enough garlic to give it that punch without being overpowering. I had the halibut which was cooked to perfection and perfectly paired with a delicious, creamy risotto. Our server recommended a local Viognier wine that paired perfectly with all our dishes. Our server was engaging, knowledgeable, and funny. It did get a little loud towards the end of our meal, but we credited that to folks around us having a good meal and enjoying the company of friends and family. I would recommend Bis on Main to anyone.

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c
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is excellent and food was perfectly cooked.

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MM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How do they do it? Every single time I go to Bis on Main, I leave thinking that I just had one of the best meals EVER! My Rigatoni was stellar, and my wife's lamb and polenta was fall off the bone tender with a polenta that you wanted to wrap yourself in. In fact, my wife even said 2 days later, that she was still thinking about our meal and how amazing it was.

Great service, great meals, high but justifiable prices when the food and service is this good.

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EL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice as always! Our friends had not dined at Bis before and really enjoyed the experience.

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f
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good as always!! Our regular ladies lunch spot. Lance and Joe always make it special!

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AG
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! My husband and I usually go for dinner but this time I took my oldest son here as a treat for his birthday, just the two of us. He's 23. We both ordered the Kobe beef burgers and the truffle fries. It was so hard not to choose the specials though, everything sounded so delicious but I just their burger and I have been wanting it for a while now. You can't order it for dinner (although they have it in slider form in the bar in the evenings). Their truffle fries are unbelievable. Never ever had any as good anywhere else. Also their wines by the glass are terrific as is their iced tea - special blend. Lance our server did an excellent job as usual and it's nice when the wait staff recognizes you. I highly recommend it and I highly recommend you make reservations first!

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

the house salad was only lettuce and way too much salad dressing - limp lettuce
the blackened cod was not cooked enough and the seasoning was not appetizing. the bread pudding was too sweet

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N
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, ample portions and excellent service! Valet parking is super easy easy at the rear of the building.

At first I questioned driving 30 miles for My brothers birthday dinner at Bis On Main, but after realizing how enjoyable it was, I wanted to go there for my birthday dinner as well. Not only is the food delicious and fairly priced, but you receive AMPLE PORTIONS!

At my brothers birthday dinner, the only difficulty I had was hearing everyone at our table (the restaurant was full and I am a little hard of hearing). For my birthday dinner I requested a quieter area and the staff happily provided us with a quiet table.

I was very happy with my dinner and overall experience at Bis On Main and am looking forward to going again!

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S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite for great food, easy and comfortable environment, and the best staff ever! We even ended up sharing some of our entrées with neighboring tables who had never been before. Such a great sense of community in every way!

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j
Seattle
135 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with our lunch.
Food good, service good, ambiance good.
Will return!

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L
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides Bis great reputation, the service was OUTSTANDING!!

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d
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For my wife's birthday, we enjoyed a lovely dinner with our friends at Bis. George is always exceptionally hospitable as is the wait staff, including Ryan. My wife ordered the duck breast and loved it. I ordered perhaps the best Bolognese i have had in years. I have not decided if the Bolognese at Bis was better or tied with a similar dish in Portland Maine. Suffice it was a real highlight.
We recommend Bis on Main for any occasion, or just a nice pleasant dinner or appetizer.

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I
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a consistently excellent place to dine in Bellevue. Great service, great food.

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SB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A joy and a favirite. Service is warm, welcoming and thorough. The menu is full of delights...the crab cakes perfectly seasoned a crisp crust and a lime infused slaw. No complaints!!!

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TH
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The table next to us was so loud I couldn't even hear my husband talk to me.
I thought the wait staff should have said something to the man who was so loud. When I got up to go to the restroom, I could hear him talking in there too.
It ruined my meal,

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PL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our birthday celebration with friends! It was the 1st time for three of our party and all three LOVED the experience.

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JL
Montana
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is phenomenal and honestly a pretty great bang for your buck (something I generally don't care about when fine dining).

Our waiter was pretty clumsy and the service didn't flow very well. The atmosphere was nice but very noisy, honestly it was incredibly hard to hear the person across from you unless you were both shouting.

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D
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cozy neighborhood restaurant. Great ambiance and food.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The back room was simply uninviting, quiet and make you feel like you have to whisper. Other than the ambiance, everything was great.

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c
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bis on Main is our favorite restaurant in Bellevue! The service is outstanding as well as the food - definitely a huge treat on our nights out with friends.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, Sea Bass was excellent, fantastic wine list, parking is convenient

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MB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not our kind of place. Definitely for the over crowd, very stuffy!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date and food was delicious! Staff very polite and knowledgeable as well.

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GB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant on the east side!
We have been coming here for years.
Always on point.

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RG
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This was one of the better meals I have had in a long time... food was phenomenal from start to finish! Atmosphere was a bit stuffy and kind of loud, as tables are packed into a small location... but the food, wow.

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SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I would never recommend BIS to a friend because it is poor value for the expense. We arrived at 6 pm sharp for our dinner on a Friday night and were immediately seated per our reservation. I ordered one of the specialties for the evening, a rib eye dish. My friend ordered the special Chilean sea bass. Soon after departing, our server returned with the news that they were "our of" the rib eye special, and offered something like veal stuffed with ham. I ordered the filet mignon off the menu in substitution.
Assuming the truth of the "out of" excuse, it was still very poor mismanagement to run out of a special by 6:15 pm on a Friday night. My friend really enjoyed the sea bass. My filet tasted like cardboard, it had no more flavor punch than the frozen eggplant parmigiana I buy from Costco for a meal at home. With one glass of wine each, the evening, including tip, came to $200.00, which borders on fraud. BIS is just milking its reputation, charging whatever the software/corporate execs in Bellevue will bear.

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L
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My lunch was business and Lance was the waiter. He is so gracious and conscious of our every need.
thank you Bis!

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AG
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place! The truffle fries are to die for and the service is outstanding. The owner greets everyone when you arrive and the waiters recognize you. (Maybe it's because I eat there quite a bit!) I've been going there for at least 8 years and I often see the same wait staff which is unusual these days. It's old-fashioned great upscale service which I love and wonderful food with a local flair which I also love! Be sure and make reservations, they are always full. They even have free valet parking in the back.

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K
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, lovely ambiance, service first-rate. I am not sure why my husband and I only seem to come to Bis on Main when we are celebrating something special.

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A
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautifully crafted cocktails, and the best staff in Bellevue.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, nice variety of dishes.
Just a fabulous neighborhood joint.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful table at the window in the front room - thank you, Joe! Service was attentive & professional and 3 out of 4 entrees were delicious. We will dine here again!
MaryS

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DS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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