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Ben Paris

4.6
464 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Just steps away from Pike Place Market, Ben Paris is a vibrant hangout where locals and guests can enjoy a modern spin on classic American cuisine.
Rooftop terrace for private events and guests of The State Hotel.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 464 people are saying
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vipHaugebear
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful space. Delicious, adventurous food. Ridiculously beautiful cocktails. It felt more like London than mere blocks from downtown’s saddest corner . Definitely going back.

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JasonB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite a small menu each item was seasonal and fantastic. Every ingredient made sense in the meal. They were also very accommodating with food allergies. Great atmosphere for a date or business meeting.

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Skik
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love getting the prixe fixe menu option as Chef always has such an ecletic selection of food for us.

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vipJenniferH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a lot of restaurants to choose from in downtown Seattle on a Sunday night, but Ben Paris was open and we had a great meal and a lovely evening. Staff was attentive. Food was delicious.

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LWLW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ate here before the pandemic, and then again last night. Unfortunately the food has declined. We had 3 entrees - the mussels & clams, the parmesan risotto, and the fried chicken. Unfortunately, the kitchen took the same approach with all three - add enough spice so that your mouth is more concerned with the heat than the taste. While the fried chicken was pretty good, the mussels and the risotto were not.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a date with my boyfriend and everything was perfect ! We loved the service and food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overly complex approach to everything. Ordered a cheese small plate, also have to order bread to put it on, per servers instructions, then bread comes with cheese and herbs already on it. A complex mish-mash that didn’t work. Truffle fries with so much truffle oil I can still taste it 2 days later, although the fries were hot and crispy. The burger was wonderful and huge. The fried chicken was undercooked and was taken off the final bill. Our biggest frustration was that the server never asked how the food was. Inexperience? Uncaring? Arrogance? Not our best meal in Seattle.

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vipBryan
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in downtown Seattle. Excellent service provided by a top notch staff.

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MattA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the bright spots in downtown Seattle--great staff, well-made drinks, and always reliably delicious food. This is a place I'd be a regular if I could!

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MichelleS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. We understood that staffing was light, so we didn't mind the delay for everything.

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HollyL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best food I’ve ever eaten from here, to NYC, to Europe. AMAZING!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing service and good 10/10!

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vipBryan
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great weekend brunch. I live near by and try to hit brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Staff is always welcoming and goes the extra mile for me.

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KJRobinson
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor, service, food and drinks were great. We had the hush puppies and octopus appetizers; both were delicious. For dinner we had the duck and the lamb. Again, delicious options. I did not care for the Seattle Sour, but the tequila sunrises and old fashion were very good. Would definitely return!

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TaoZ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Ben Paris many many times and the food was always exceptionally good with fresh local ingredients. Even with the same dish, the consistency of the food quality has been always great. We tried the Happy Hour tasting menu and drink pairing -- it was a great choice. We left with a full happy tummies :-)

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vipTulip
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Not very many vegetarian or vegan options on the menu. Fantastic ambience and design.

Ben Paris
Responded on October 6, 2021

Hi Tulip, Thank you for the feedback and for taking the time to share. We are so happy that you came in to dine with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Chef is working on some menu changes that you will surely enjoy. We appreciate your comment regarding the options that will surely be taken under consideration. The Culinary team is always up for the challenge to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Thank you! Best, Rob Nichols General Manger

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Manager
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed the food, portion size, and atmosphere. Would totally consider going back. However, several of the cooks were not wearing masks. Not sure if I feel safe going back. So I can't recommend until they fix this or covid is over.

Ben Paris
Responded on October 6, 2021

Hello! Thank you for sharing. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. However, we are deeply sorry for any team members being spotted with their masks down or not on. Immediate measures were taken to resolve this and it won't happen again. Safety is very important to us and appreciate you brining this to our attention. We hope to have a chance to welcome you back soon to see firsthand that this was not taken lightly. Best regards, Rob Nichols General Manger

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AshleyD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The online menu did not match the menu when we got there. We specifically went there for happy hour to lead into dinner, but the menus upon arrival were a small portion of what we saw online. They were out of almost every drink we ordered, too. The staff seemed annoyed we were there— but the place was pretty empty and I felt they should’ve appreciated our 5 top table. The entrees were tasty, but small ish portions. We likely won’t return.

Ben Paris
Responded on October 6, 2021

Hi Ashley, Thank you for sharing this experience and we are confident that we can improve upon this. We take our guest feedback seriously and look forward to you experiencing the changes. We have some great changes happening on the menu that won't disappoint. We appreciate you honest feedback and our apologies for the confusion with our menus

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were sat down straight away the server was very nice and our order came out pretty quick.
I got the salmon omelette it was so good I’d recommend that dish to anyone.
The atmosphere was so nice I could really hear the other patrons even while it was busy I’d definitely love to go again

Ben Paris
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for coming in! So happy you loved your experience and that you had a chance to try the Salmon Omlette. Definitely a crowd favorite! If you like pancakes, don't miss out on the ricotta pancakes next time. Have a great day! Best regards, Rob Nichols General Manager

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vipAndrew
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, excellent menu and the environment is fun.

Ben Paris
Responded on September 15, 2021

It was great having you in Andrew! Thank you for taking the time to share this. We hope to serve you again real soon. Best regards, Rob Nichols General Manager

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PatriciaG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really good food and service in a beautiful setting. Love the decor.

Ben Paris
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello PatriciaG! Thank you for the great rating and comments. So happy you enjoyed the service and food. We could not agree with you more, but we may be a little biased :) Look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Rob Nichols General Manager

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vipMagcrane
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

They sat us at a table in the hotel lobby!!! Literally 15 feet straight out from the check-in desk of the hotel. If two people had been in line to check in the 2nd person would have been standing on our table! Terrible ambience. And unbelievable that they would consider a table in that location to be acceptable. This isn’t a restaurant that is world renowned where they can be conceded enough to assume people will just do whatever needs to be done to eat their food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! Fun menu, always changing and I appreciate the quality of all their menu items.

Ben Paris
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you! We love your comments and appreciate you taking the time to share. We look forward to serving you again soon. Chef has some amazing changes happening on the menu this week that you got to check out. Getting hungry just thinking about them myself. Best regards, Rob Nichols General Manager

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vipBryan
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite downtown neighborhood spot. I eat here regularly and have never had a bad experience.

Ben Paris
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello Bryan! Thank you for your continuing support and making us your go to spot in downtown. Keep coming back and we will keep serving you amazing food with great service. Have a great day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My wife and I ordered a Cadillac margarita. It was the worst margarita I’ve ever had. Should have ordered a signature drink. We had the chef’s choice. That was AMAZING. Made up for everything. Wish we could get a reservation for brunch here. Only in town for a few days.

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owent
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First time dining at this restaurant on a trip to the PNW. For our entrees we had the risotto and the tagliatelle. Really enjoyed the dishes at first, especially the meatballs with the tagliatelle, but by the end of the meal my taste buds were shot from the excessive amount of red pepper flakes on both dishes. Good beer and drink selection, including a rotating draft menu which is posted near the bar. Double check your receipt as one of our drink charges was higher than listed on the drink menu.

Ben Paris
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hello owent, Thank you for coming in to dine with us! So happy to hear you how satisfied you were with you your dishes, will be sure to share your feedback with Chef regarding the spice. We have some great new dishes in the works for the fall and we hope to see you again soon. Appreciate the feedback regarding the pricing on your check, we will be sure to go through the pricing to double check. Thanks! Rob Ncihols General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, crowded / noisy atmosphere with great decor, and thoughtful - I loved all of it!

Ben Paris
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you!! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The menu online was not what the printed menu handed to us at the restaurant listed. We made reservations based on what the menu online described, only to be sadly disappointed upon arrival when the items we wished to enjoy weren’t even options. The food we did have was good, the ambiance was great and the service was good. Please learn how to manage your online presence to properly represent your business. This experience left me feeling like I had been baited and switched, and leaves me feeling unable to recommend this restaurant.

Ben Paris
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and do apologize for feeling mislead. We do agree with you that our online presence should be accurate and will work with he team to ensure that menu updates/changes are accurately promoted online. Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and we look forward serving you again soon!

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food… our server was amazing! Get the Chicken Sandwich… may not be on the menu but you can still ask for it!!

Ben Paris
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you JustinC! I would have to agree with you, KFC and Popeye's can't touch our Fried Chicken Sandwich! We look forward to welcoming you in again soon. Thanks! Rob Nichols General Manager

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vipBryan
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite downtown choice for weekend brunch. Highly recommend for locals and visiting folks.?

Ben Paris
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks for coming in and making us your go to spot in downtown! Appreciate the recommendations to all and we look forward to welcoming you back in. Thanks! Rob Nichols General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, but probably not very healthy. It looked like I could skim a cup of oil off the top of the risotto. But if you love tasty, new American food no matter the healthiness, eat here. Being a block away from the market, it seemed to be filled with mostly tourists, if you care about that. The cocktails are also tasty and unique, but the Seattle Sour did seem a little watered down. The service was slow at times, but not sure if that’s due to the employment slowdown. Overall, definitely a place to stop by if you don’t mind the touristy vibe.

Ben Paris
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to rate and share your experience dining with us. Happy to know you enjoyed it and appreciate your understanding with the service as we navigate this challenging environment. We have since added some new rock star team members. We look forward to welcoming you back for a more enhanced experience with the same great food!

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JimQ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kitchen at Ben Paris helped my husband and I celebrate our honeymoon. We had the chef's tasting menu, which was simply fantastic! We were stuffed by the end(there were 8 courses)! Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding! Would highly recommend Ben Paris to anyone looking to dine in downtown Seattle. Thank you for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Stylish interior. Small menu but the food is tasty. A little on the pricier side.

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Soup
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The cornbread balls were dry, and ambience wasn't the greatest. Too many homeless people around property.

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LiYu
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and beautiful decor. Food was great and drinks were phenomenal! Great place for girls brunch or date!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my best friend there for his birthday and we both felt the staff was very nice and accommodating. The Lamb Frites were beyond good and my friend loved the Tagliatelle. Would definitely come back and recommend Ben Paris to friends. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic tasting menu for happy hour w beverage pairing!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service1ambience3

Worst service ever, the food seemed cold, but decent taste. Not sure it’s worth the dinner menus prices.

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vipMrTibs
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

What they serve is good. However, their lack of seafood options for a restaurant in Seattle is bewildering -- even crab cakes would be a choice if they are worried about fresh fish spoiling. Also wish they had a vegetarian option besides pasta. Otherwise, its solid.

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vipNativeNewYorker
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should I start by describing the warm, moist, cinnamon roll? Or perhaps the perfectly seasoned shakshuka. Hmm, maybe the delicious seafood omelet? Or the succulent burger with caramelized onions and ooeygooey melted gruyere? I know I will definitely finish with the warm fluffy pancake with the homemade apricot ice cream! And, then there was the refreshing aperol spritzer. And that luxuriant coffee cocktail to top it all off.
Quinton Stewart continues to be a culinary magician!

FAQs

Ben Paris does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ben Paris also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 513-7303.

Ben Paris is rated 4.6 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.