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About Petra Mediterranean Bistro

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.

2501 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

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.

Cross Street:
Wall St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 728-5389

Website:
http://www.petrabistro.com/

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.

Catering:
Please check our web site for information on our catering, or call the restaurant and ask to speak to Khal.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available and private lots are walking distance from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Khal Beleh

Additional:
Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Petra Mediterranean Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.3

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4.2

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3.9

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (110)
Fit for Foodies (75)
Romantic (50)
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Good for Groups (39)
Special Occasion (31)
Great for Lunch (17)
Kid-friendly (14)
Late-night Find (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2014

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 23, 2014

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 5, 2014

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 20, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2014

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2013

We love Petra. Long may it shine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 6, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2013

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 9, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 19, 2013

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 30, 2013

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 27, 2013

Very creative Mediterranean menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2013

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

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 3, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 25, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 13, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 29, 2013

Second time and was great again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 23, 2013

Good size portions, food came quickly

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2012

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2012

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2012

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2012

Delicious food, charming atmosphere.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2012

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2012

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2012

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2012

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 8, 2012

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 25, 2012

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2012

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2012

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 29, 2012

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2012

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 18, 2012

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 12, 2012

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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