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About Fresh Bistro
Enjoy innovative Pacific Northwest cuisine in a welcoming environment for lunch, dinner, happy hour and brunch or our delicious gourmet take-out in the comfort of your own home. Our seasonal, farm-to-table menus highlight ingredients from local producers to create bistro-inspired dishes with an unusual twist. Relax on our outdoor patio or in our open dining area with a view of the kitchen while experiencing a fusion of flavors and textures.
Seattle, WA 98116
Northwest, American, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5 PM - 9:30 PM Friday & Saturday 5 PM - Close PM with a Late Night menu starting at 9 PM
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
SW Alaska St.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is done through Herban Feast.
We do not have a parking lot but you are more than welcome to park in the upper Safeway lot across the street from us. We are also conviently located with in 2 blocks of three free parking lots.
Private Party Facilities:
We will happily discuss providing you with a private spot within the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Shun: (206) 935-3733
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Fresh Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Came here on a Saturday late morning around noon with my wife & cousin. The brunch menu is lacking any lunch options and only has breakfast options available. While looking through the menu there was definitely great potential for the listed items. I was between the Dungeness crab Benedict and the chicken fried steak, decided to ask my servers opinion who recommended the chicken fried steak. My wife ordered the hash brown plate after the french toast listed was actually prepared different than what was listed on the menu.
The food came out after about 25 minutes later, not terrible, but the restaurant was barely busy. The real disappointment came when we tried our food. Everything was so bland. The plate itself was colorful and vibrant, and everything looked aesthetically delicious but my chicken fried steak tasted like rubber. My wife said her entree was also incredibly bland. Service was not bad, just very non chalant & inattentive. The prices for the food weren't high enough for me to warrant a complain, but the Server did take a beating in tip.
My expectations were incredibly high because I have wanted to try Fresh Bistro since they opened last year, but unless there is a major menu change I doubt we will be back.
This restaurant is all over the map when it comes to their operations; the place is nice and clean but the service is good, not great. The mussels were amazing and the pork belly banh mi sliders were good but the duck was a complete disaster. The duck is described as roasted so I was concerned that there could be un-rendered fat if it had skin so I asked and was told it does not. She was wrong. That might have even been OK if it was not raw (actually cold) in the center. I would have sent it back had I not already been there for an hour and a half. Did I mention that part? I won't be back but your mileage may vary.
Service was unimaginably, painfully slow! We ordered an appetizer and two main course salads. We waited ONE HOUR to get our food. There seemed to be one waitress for the entire place. She was timid and wasn't able to answer some simple questions. With a 5:45 reservation, we barely made it to a play that started at 7:30, less than a block away. Disappointed. Frustrated. Expected better.
The Fresh Bistro presented many good aspects waiting to be integrated into a cohesive whole. The food and drink were good and satisfied our preferences. The ambience could benefit from some acoustic softening. Service could be a little more on the ball for the price, but no serious complaints.
Visited Fresh Bistro during Seattle Restaurant Week. It was ok. The food was good but it took a long time to arrive. Considering there were only a few tables occupied that evening, we felt fortunate it wasn’t busy otherwise it would’ve taken even longer. Even getting a glass of wine took awhile. The selections were good, but not innovative. The vegetarian shepherd’s pie was the exception. It was very tasty and so filling that the small portion was sufficient for me, but the rest of the table did not think the size of that plate would have satisfied them. The scallop appetizer was tasty.
The waitstaff was pleasant but inexperienced.
Overall, an ok experience but not a repeat one.
The food here is local, fresh and deLISH! We dined for brunch and ordered the fresh squeezed orange just and the most amazing and beautifully presented hashed brown dish with sunny side egg, crispy think bacon, pearl onions, sour cream and salsa. Yummmm! And our server was so sweet and attentive.
We went with friends wanting good beer, wine, mixed drinks and great food after their long flight into Seattle. We got that. They were out of our fav, the lamb burger, which we'd talked to to our friends so that was too bad, but that did make us branch out and try the risotto, and that a great meal. Great spot. Highly recommendable.
We have enjoyed many a great meal at Fresh Bistro over the years. The food tonight was disappointing -- undercooked burger, lacking flavor in the risotto, too sweet dessert, and old tasting bread. Big bummer for a spendy evening.
Great food as always, and quick service! Been here many times and excellent every time! A bit of an odd experience with the reservation and tried to call in. Dude said there was nothing available until 12:30 but jumped on Open Table and there was plenty available at 10:15, 10:30, and 10:45. (Shrug) ended up working out fine ultimately and sat down at 10:30 after reserving it online. So perhaps check here if you call and can't get a spot!
One of my favorite go-to West Seattle restaurants for a semi-special night out. I like to take friends and guests, I know they will find something on the menu they like, the service is fun, the food delicious and beautifully plated. It's just really nice. Go there.
Joined several friends for dinner and it was wonderful. Everyone questioned why we don't meet there more often. Excellent, interesting food (scallop ceviche appetizer was divine!!), yummy cocktail options, fantastic service. Looking forward to another culinary adventure there soon.
I took my best friend to brunch for her birthday. I picked Fresh bistro based on location, menu offerings, and high praise on google. Everything on the menu sounded great, but I ordered the Dungeness Crab and Sweet Potato eggs Benedict, my friend ordered the Chicken Fried Steak and the food was just OK. The coffee was served luke warm, and my tea was left to wait for cream that took far too long to come to the table. The place was a ghost town at 10:30 on a Sunday morning. I feel like we were misled by padded google ratings and a well-written menu. The only nice thing was the quiet atmosphere and dining on the porch, but I don't plan to go back.
Food was good, service was friendly, but they made many mistakes and one of our diners was left eating alone after waiting so long for her entree. They ran out of what she ordered but didn't tell her until we had already received the other entrees. An $8 dessert was comped. It was disappointing.
We had the pork special and the Moroccan pie. Neither were seasoned very well. They left us feeling meh about the dinner . The quality and portions of the meals should make them more like $16 but they're more like $28. The service was fine it seemed like one person was serving the entire restaurant but he was friendly . Honestly we've lived in West Seattle for about four years and never try this place out and finally gave it a try,probably won't be going back.
We had a large party of 8 adults and 1 child. Our waitress was great and let us taste some wine before actually figuring out what wine we wanted to order a full glass of. 3 of us ordered the special, but then learned that they only had 1 order left, so 2 of us had to choose something else, which was disappointing (we were there fairly early for dinner too). The drinks and wine were good, and so was the food, although some portions were fairly small, like the halibut. Overall, it was good and we'll most likely return. I prefer doing a date night here, and for Happy Hour or their Monday night Steak Night.
I have been to Fresh Bistro five times and the first four times were amazing. On June 10th, my husband, cousin and I dined at 7:00 PM. The main course was okay, I had a Thai Risotto, adequate but not outstanding, and the other two made similar comments about their food. We had a truly awful and bizarre (so bizarre we had to order) cauliflower ice cream. It was so awful we wondered why no one in the kitchen had bothered to taste. Surely, if they tasted, they would not have dared inflict this truly terrible concoction on the public?
The main problem was the service. We were informed later by the hostess that our wait-person was leaving and that perhaps explained her no-care attitude. Some of what happened is as follows:
the wait-person did not take the foil off our wine but tried to uncork through the foil. When prompted to cut the foil (and even shown where to cut), she seemed put off that we dared to correct her.
when asked for pepper, she agreed to get the mill but did not return (the hostess was asked and she complied), similar experience with the salt.
when asked for menu help, the wait-person was trite and surly.
Other minor irritants that may have been overlooked during the first visits, were magnified in light of the service. For instance, there were not enough menus, so that we were told to share two menus between three people. The explanation was that "the restaurant does not have many menus printed." There was no mention of a special. The ambiance was okay but there were very few customers so the beautiful restaurant seemed dead (on a Saturday night and we were there for about two hours).
Good luck to this restaurant! We wonder if there is new management and what has happened to the kitchen and training of personnel. Thank you to a delightful hostess.
Server was awkward and inexperienced--tried hard but was clearly new at the job. Menu was mostly the same as the past-/need freshening up and more innovation. We have always liked Fresh Bistro but with several new choices in the Junction neighborhood it is falling behind. It will have to compete to continue to be successful.
We enjoyed our dinner at Fresh Bistro. The pork belly banh mi sliders were very tasty and a great appetizer. This dish came out very quickly. Our entrees took a while to arrive, but we didn't mind as we were having good conversation. We tried the Monday Night Steak Night bacon wrapped filet, which was tasty. I liked that you could choose the sauce, and if you would like it grilled or pan-seared. My boyfriend had the halibut which was good as well. The food was a bit greasy, but the flavors were good and everything seemed really fresh. I'd like to come try brunch at Fresh!
We thought the food was good, not the best thing I've ever had, but would return/recommend.
I had the best Halibut dish I've ever eaten and I'm very thankful for the gluten free options. We've been there many times, it's a favorite! But the service was really bad last night, usually have superb service but something was certainly off unfortunately.
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