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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.

4725 42nd Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
SW Alaska St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 935-3733

Website:
http://www.freshbistroseattle.com/

Catering:
Catering is done through Herban Feast.

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Shun Viger

Private Party Facilities:
We will happily discuss providing you with a private spot within the restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Shun: (206) 935-3733

Additional:
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

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Details
Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Fresh Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for a Date (10)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (9)
Healthy (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Romantic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Gem was our server and she was soooooo sweet - this was her first shift as a server and she did wonderfully with only a few very minor hiccups. She’s lovely, the food was delicious and I will be back and I hope to have her services again :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The meal was absolutely outstanding. Kudos to the chef! The wait-staff was also very nice and did not rush us as we were celebrating an early holiday together. Just a wonderful evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great staff, delicious food, great views

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I LOVE this restaurant, but my last two visits have had some disappointing elements. Most recently, two out of four of us ordered the Beef Stroganoff and the flavor was DELICIOUS; however there were only a few pieces of beef in the dish and some of it was very fatty (so not really edible). I’m not sure if they didn’t want to tell us they were running out of the beef or what, but it was disappointing. I consider this a true neighborhood gem but twice in a row is hard to accept. I hope they work any quality and service issues out so they can continue to be successful.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, careful presentation and a feeling of welcome. I’ll eat here again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

There were only 2 other tables in the restaurant while we were there. The service was quite slow. The food was OK with a limited menu. It's not inexpensive and we were overall disapointed with our choice.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Second time eating here. It is sooooo delicious and flavorful! The craft cocktails are super tasty and the service is great!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Totally gone downhill. Not the Fresh Bistro from years’ past. Steak was tough. Demi glacé sauce tasted like a TV dinner. What happened?

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My family has been coming to this restaurant for years. The staff is friendly, the service is good, and the food is always delicious. The menu changes a bit depending on the season, but the ingredients are always high quality.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was just OK and not worth the price. And I do not appreciate being forced to write a comment before submitting this survey.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was prompt and cordial. Small problem was addressed very nicely. Definitely recommend the beet and halumi salad!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

All of the food was great! Cute location and atmosphere.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great service. The Crab Benedict were amazing. Quiet outdoor seating. Will go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and fresh ingredients. Service fantastic. Highly recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The restaurant felt more generic than anticipated, without much character. The food was ok. But the service was very bad, not friendly or flexible -- a disappointment.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food. Friendly staff. Wish they were a bit more attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants - fancy but not fussy and wonderful food beautifully presented by expert staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Always enjoy the food and ambiance here, but they've removed a couple of my favorite items from the menu, which is unfortunate. Great neighborhood bistro.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Love Fresh Bistro. Haven't been in a while, and just can't figure out why not! Great food, great bar, great service! Stephanie is the very best! Will definitely go back again and again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Not so special wine list and craft bear selection. It was a special occasion for us that was tainted with undercooked pork. Desert selection was found to be uninviting. We will not be going back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This was a GREAT addition to West Seattle dining! The food is flavorful, the service is great and the ambiance is really nice. They have a great wine list and excellent craft cocktails!
I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Hidden gem in West Seattle! Great food, service & ambiance. Plenty of options for vegetarian, dairy or gluten free diets, too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Had brunch with my girlfriends here. Loved the crab eggs Benedict - tasted fresh!

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 6, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Not good. Need new menu and chef. It is a great space, but poor menu design and very poor execution

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Enjoyed the sweet potato, crab eggs benedict a lot. The corned beef hash had such tender beef - incredible! And the pear pancakes were out of this world. Great food. Wonderful service. Local ingredients.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Organic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We love it here. The moules frites are our favorite. It is slightly on the pricier side, but well worth it. Wish they have more outdoor seating, but always a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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