Hector's Restaurant

4.3
217 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Hector's is centrally located in the Downtown Kirkland Waterfront. Our full service lounge, warm & inviting dining area and banquet facilities offer the space and atmosphere suitable for all occasions!

We offer the finest ingredients prepared with uncommon flair. You are sure to find a favorite dish that will keep you coming back for more.
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KS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The people joining my table were late due to the ferry schedule. Hector's staff was very accommodating and understanding. We started late and had to complete our meal quickly due to a flight. The service was great. Timely and helpful. Excellent food as well. Argula salad, avocado on toast and a club sandwich. I have been to Hector's many times. Never disappointed.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

the wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. the food was decent but was slow coming out of the kitchen. not sure what was happening that night.

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H
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Kirkland gathering place anytime/ any occasion. Good food, great & friendly service, good value👍

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KM
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great . We really enjoyed ourselves at the restaurant. The food was excellent, with the Bloody Mary's being amazing. Thanks for everything. KM

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JN
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food and great service consistently!

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B
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went during happy hour. My burger was great as was the price. My wife had the fish tacos and they were good but not really special. The servers were very nice however it seemed to take a longer time than expected for our food and drinks considering how slow the restaurant was when we arrived. 5:45PM Sat. I would definitely go back and try again.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father and son time

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PM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, good vibe. Will definitely go again.
They have a wonderful puppy patio that is open in the summer! 🐶💗

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KK
Seattle
101 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We like Hector's but were disappointed in their pancakes. They were like a load of lead, no light and fluffy cakes here. Only ate half. The porridge and avocado toast breakfasts at our table were hits, though.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Wings were over cooked, food was bland and uneventful. Service was slow even though it wasn’t busy.

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ED
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the avocado toast on GF bread!! Great spot to meet friends for breakfast!

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

my husband and I went for Valentines day . he hadn't been there and I really wanted a place that was quiet, good food, and it was cozy.. Hector's had all three, he had the fish and chips and I had the French dip, and the cheese tray oh my gosh it was so good honestly we were full after the cheese and crackers, fruit etc. but we got about half our dinner finished and took the rest of it home and my tiramisu. We met the chef"s and told them we loved the meal and will definately be back.

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LH
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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d
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

This is not the place for us to go for date night. It is a nice place but it's not the place for us to go as a romantic couple.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly & fast service, cheerful atmosphere! Our leisurely Sunday brunch was marvelous at Hectors- We will definately return and tell others recommend Hectors to family and friends!

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TR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Made reservations for two, 2 days before, on a Sat. at 10am. Was immediately seated by friendly hostess - waitress was very attentive - food came out quickly, hot & tasty! Great variety of breakfast meals to select from. Too much food for me to finish - got a doggy bag, which I promptly forgot ... but they came running outside to bring it to me just before getting into my car. Plenty of free parking behind restaurant (although it was early). I'll be back!

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New year eve

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MO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very slow service. Most of the food was tasty but my filet was well-done (I asked for medium rare). We arrived at 7 pm - dinners didn’t arrive until almost 9 pm.

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SB
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Quality of food has markedly declined which is rather disappointing . We visit the restaurant on a regular basis . I had hobo scrambled and didn’t feel too good over the weekend .

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K
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We showed up they said dining room was closed I told her we had reservations and she said “well you must have just made them”. (She, being the unprofessional manager on duty walking around wearing her coat and purse as if she couldn’t wait to get the last person out of the dinning room so she could go home.) I did 20 minutes prior. Why should this be an issue, you accepted my reservation? There were still tables with people seated who hadn’t even gotten their food yet. I questioned this and she would not budge. Said we could sit in the bar but only could order from the bar menu. We decided to sit and try an appetizer but that was not why we came there. They are trying to bring new items to the menu but then can’t even deliver on what was being offered. We asked the gal about one and she flat out said she would not recommend it. Then started telling us about a really good place down the street. We ordered something and what came was not as described on the menu to the point of not even being made with the same ingredients. We attempted another one and same disappointment. They are cutting corners to try and save money and hope you do not notice. Like substituting truffle oil instead of actual truffles etc. My drink wasn’t even made as described. If the key ingredient is a sprig of rosemary, it better have that sprig. When I questioned it, I was told they were out and it was just a garnish. I beg to differ, especially when that was described in the menu and makes quite a difference in the taste. When the manager came over to “check in” on us, we expressed all of the above and she argued with what was made for us verses what the menu said. If the menu said Light Tempura Batter you don’t come out with a heavy Beer Battered item. She then continued on with a sob story of the struggles they are having keeping good staff in the kitchen etc because of pay. WOW not my problem. I can tell you turning a couple down for dinner isn’t getting them any brownie points either.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The crab Benedict was a little strange. The crab wasn’t as fresh as I thought it would be.

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d
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good the service not so much!

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but the menu online is different than the menu they have in the restaurant.

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RG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great.

One very minor nitpick ... you need to get a better black pepper product, it was totally flavorless and extremely powdery. Not a game breaker, but a better product would help

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SB
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Missed the cinnamon buns! Server was very attentive and food was good

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a good time. A little noisy but not to bad.

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NE
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Thanksgiving dinner. Great food and service.

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KK
Seattle
101 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Easy Sunday night dinner with visiting family; everyone liked their dinners. Service was friendly, food was slow considering they weren't too busy - maybe fewer people working in the kitchen on Sunday night. We will return.

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SS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best on the Eastside if your looking for a great brunch

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p
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hector's is our go to restaurant in downtown Kirkland. Have enjoyed all three meals there - breakfast lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Portions are decent, prices moderate, service good. Great location. A ten minute walk from the Kirkland Performance Center. Nice stroll by the waterfront. What isn't there to like?

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KB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place for lunch, brunch, dinner good food.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

food was not really good, and the waitress definitely wanted us to leave.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Drinks were watery, food didn’t live up to the prices they were charging

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KM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We got our food quickly, but our server was less than attentive. It took her a long time to take our food order after we ordered our drinks.

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

I just wish restaurant noise levels weren't so high. Too many hard surfaces.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special date to celebrate our anniversary, they surprised us with a complimentary tiramisu made in-house. Like the dinner, the dessert was fantastic. Great food, nice restaurant, fantastic staff!

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DW
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent with good service. Friendly and helpful staff

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B
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Hector’s is always good, fresh and great portions. You get great value, good service and great dining options. I really like the quality too.

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DW
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my go to place for meeting friends for breakfast or dinner

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SB
Seattle
66 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch here is just amazing! I had the smoked salmon Benedict which was filling and superb! Our server was gracious and attentive. This is my second outing here for brunch and it does not disappoint.

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