Petra Mediterranean Bistro

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82 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern

Petra Mediterranean Bistro serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the cultures of Jordan, Lebanon, Greece and the Northern shores of Africa. Start off with a Petra signature appetizer, including hot wings, scallops, calamari or fries. If you�re having a hard time choosing just one, order the Mezza Tray, which comes with hummus, baba ghanouje, labnie, olives, falafel and dolmathes. Authentic entrees include the Taste of Africa, Mediterranean Prawns or Salmon and the Owner�s Favorite Petra Royale.

Petra Mediterranean Bistro offers a number of catering menus and is happy to serve at any event or special occasion you may have coming up. Choose from the standard catering menu, a quick lunch, an appetizer-only or create-your-own custom catering menu. If you want to have your event in house, Petra Mediterranean Bistro has a menu for that too.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM, Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM DINNER:Monday - Thursday. 4:30PM - 9:30PM, Friday & Saturday 4:30PM - 10:00PM.
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Phone number
(206) 728-5389
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Khal Beleh
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Catering
Please check our web site for information on our catering, or call the restaurant and ask to speak to Khal.
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Cross street
Wall St.
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Parking details
Street parking is available and private lots are walking distance from the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Complementary Belly Dancing show every Saturday night at 7:30 PM. We also offer once a month Petra Music Nights with live music and band.
Additional
Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent blend of exotic flavors. Their Mezze plate is listed as an appetizer but a great meal, too. Minor drawback: they only serve caffeinated Turkish coffee. Having a decaf option (coffee or espresso) would be nice.

Small, cozy & quiet.

k
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is so good here, we keep coming back. Our favorite is the mezze plate and the lemon garlic chicken main course. Highly recommend this place!

n
Sacramento
40 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I go to this restaurant for dinner every time I go to Seattle. Food is unfailingly delicious; service, always excellent. I wish they would open a branch in Portland, OR, where I live!

a
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2014
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

This was probably the worst dining experience I've had in many years. The food was mediocre and overpriced. Although the service started out being fantastic, when one of my friends told the manager that her food was so salty that it was inedible, the manager turned extremely rude and refused to fix the situation. Instead, he insisted that she pay for the food she clearly wasn't going to eat or be banned from the restaurant. Even though I walked in wanting to find a Mediterranean restaurant that I could frequent and bring others to, I cannot recommend a place where the manager and staff do not respond well to customer concerns.

F
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here, takes me back to my neighborhood of East Dearborn back in Detroit. Where the Lebanese and Middle Eastern Cuisine dominates! This place is too legit to quit, the Veggie Royal is my personal favorite and the Mezza Platter is a must.

j
Seattle
216 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here is really well-prepared. The vegetarian platter is a taste treat of hummus, baba ganouj, falafel, dolmas, and rice, each with a distinct and very flavorful taste. The garlic shrimp is a garlic-lover's dream. Both times we have been here, service has been charmingly enthusiastic and friendly.

d
London
43 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Petra serves superb middle-eastern cuisine with its own special touches. Service is warm, prompt, and professional. This is a place where one can relax and depend on the best.

N
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love Petra. Long may it shine!

F
Seattle
69 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a lovely addition to the downtown dining scene. More casual and low key than the upscale restaurants around the retail core, but excellent food and top service. This is more of a neighborhood restaurant than fine dining. The food is outstanding and reminds me of the old Mediterranean Kitchen on Queen Anne. The baba ganouj was fabulous. Even though the restaurant was slammed on a Friday night, the service was very efficient and friendly. We didn't have to wait long periods between courses.

MF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Tucked away on a corner away from most of the rest of Belltowns foodie scene, Petra is a small gem. We were looking for something Mediterranean and decided to try Petra over Lola because reservations were available at our preferred time. Most of us had the Ouzi, which was simply spectacular! Yes, we'd go back just for that dish. Alas, we didn't try any small plates but I wish we had.

Service was good and always made us feel attended to and the atmosphere was good, but wasn't anything special. I found the restaurant to be cold, so might be good to bring a small jacket to protect from overzealous AC.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We loved our dinners...lamb kebabs and prawn kebabs. Had some great rice on the plate and vegetables. The yogurt sauce on top was to die for. But we got home a few hours later and all we could taste was garlic. Still delicious, but I wouldn't recommend this as a place for a first date.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this restaurant!!! I found it through YELP and we ordered Meza tray: Assortment of Hummus, Baba Ghanouje, Labnie, Olives, Falafel, and Dolmathes we also had the Petra Chicken Salad. The chicken is OUTSTANDING and we've tried a lot of Mediterranean food in several cities this is by far the BEST. My 9 year old was in heaven. We arrived around 5:30 and were surprised there was only one table occupied. We weren't sure why it was so empty during dinner time. By 6:15 the place was filled with eager diners and the service was great and fast! Don't miss this place it's a few blocks from the Space Needle too!

KS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

No problems with the reservation. We shared a scallop entree which was reasonable and a salmon kebab that was overlooked. I ordered a second beer and it took forever to arrive. They were not busy enough to explain poor service.

n
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My fiance and I went there for a late dinner (about 9pm) and the food was great. I would recommend the Ouzi. Atmosphere was nice the neighborhood was somewhat quiet which made it better. Our server was very helpful and did not rush us out even though the restaurant closed at 930pm. He was very courteous.

FW
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative Mediterranean menu.

Z
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was tasty, service was good and parking was easy in the neighborhood. Would definitely go back.

H
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant 3 times now and have had a lovely time each time. The food is delicious. We have tried a number of things including the lamb schwarma, Calamari, dolmades, Baklava and a few of the other main dishes. Everything was yummy and the service quick and friendly.

OT
Cumbria
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is incredibly good, so tasty and delicious, that we consider is a must in mid eastern cuisine. Service is good, and Petra is located in a nice neighbourhood.

g
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Petra after we decided to try something away from Pike Place Market and it was great. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and it was even better than we remembered! Food, drinks, and staff amazing!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time and was great again.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Good size portions, food came quickly

R
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was blown away by Petra! The service was absolutely fantastic, the food was great, and it was a good price. I took my girlfriend there for dinner and though it was busy, I feel like the service was supurb. I recommend this to anyone who likes mediterranean food and is looking for a great atmosphere.

g
Seattle
107 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time eating at Petra. Won't be the last. Had an excellent meal. Party of 6, so we got to taste a variety of dishes. Had the hummus (how can you not) and the scallops, both terrific. The hummus is plentiful for sharing. Entrees included Taste of Africa, chicken & vegetable Shawarmas, lamb Shish Kabob, and Falafel. Every dish was plentiful in portion and robust in flavor. For dessert, we shared the Baklawa sampler with ice cream. A good time was had by all. Petra left us full and satisfied. Petra also won't break the bank.

C
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2012
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

GREAT JOB! The food was short 1 star because the chicken I orders was very overcooked and dry. Flavor was awesome and that is the only complaint I have!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very tasty and our server was outstanding. She was fun, informative and very personable. It always makes for a more pleasurable experience when the server is so great!! And, on Sat evening they have a belly dancer who was fun to watch and stunning.

TT
Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, charming atmosphere.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Great flavors and very friendly menu for a gluten-free diner. Yum!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great veggie options--the roast cauliflower was super tasty. The vibe is casual but warm, the service was pleasant and efficient, the food well seasoned and healthy, and the meal reasonably-priced.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2012
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. incredible flavors if you like this type of food. I try to eat there as often as possible. The eggplant dip was perfect as well as the other food. Never disappointed.Go there if you like this kind of food. Small, intimate and authentic. We got extra Baklava to go - home made and also fabulous.

CF
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Petra several times. It is a delight to have such great food mixed with wonderful service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, upbeat atmosphere, superior server, great place to visit with friends.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I love garlic! and if you do too then this is the place to feast! this would have been the perfect place to eat family style because the portions are generous and there were lots of interesting dishes to share. I hope to go back with my husband at least and try a few more dishes.

L
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a repeat visit to Petra and we were not disappointed. We were greeted as soon as we entered and our table was ready for us. The service was pleasant and efficient, with a very sweet and conscientious server. The only slight negative was that they did not have a second bottle of the white wine we ordered. It always surprises me - I guess it shouldn't - that when a place has a very short wine list they don't have depth in stock. We enjoyed the mezze tray and the pita was excellent. The three of us enjoyed our entrees and agreed that it was an excellent meal and pleasant evening. We shall return.

R
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely fabulous food
Decent ambience
Reasonable prices.

Oh the food!!!!
I can go there everyday.
The mediterranean staples are just awesome.
The rice is to die for.

R
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly service. Really good food if you are a vegetarian. The baba ghanouj, dolma and pita were great. The wine list is quite good. The falafel was okay and the chicken was not super juicy. Portions are huge so be careful while ordering.

They were not hugely crowded even on Friday evening and it was easy to get a table.

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anything you order here is going to be delicious. Most entrees come with either soup or salad so their price per entree is a deal!

D
Seattle
86 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The babaganouj and hummus are the best we've found in the city!

Petra can be both romantic and kid-friendly. For kid-friendly go Sat night between 7 and 7:30 for the bellydancer. For romantic, go any other night.

MJ
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Petra is not far from downtown Seattle but feels worlds away. Wonderful authentic Mediterranean food in a small, unpretentious setting. Try the hummus!

S
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2012
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time visiting Petra Mediterranean Bistro, though I had heard great things about the restaurant. We were seated promptly and given some time to look at menu/drink options. Our server was very respectful and occasionally checked on us. The belly dancing show was a wonderful touch. The Taste of Africa and Lamb Kebabos were delicious. Will definitely go agaain.

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