Great place and the wine steward suggested a good bottle of wine at a de ent price
The atmosphere was so good. I visited alone and ate lasagna and pasta. It was delicious and the service was good. The price is expensive. I have a suggestion for a friend.
Always a great experience!
we had the best 10th wedding anniversary experience 🥂❤️
We truly like this little bistro. Good staff and good food. Love the atmosphere.
So delicious. We visit I’ll Bistro every 6 months or so and it’s always very good but in the last couple years they have definitely raised their food game to another level. Also, Daniel makes the best Spanish Coffee in the city, hands down!
Food quality has gone way down! Salmon was over cooked and dry.
Risotto had to be sent back. Over cooked and gummy. Prawns were small and over cooked on the risotto.
The bolognese was watery, flavorless.
I don’t know who is doing the cooking these days but it was very disappointing. Won’t be back for food. Cocktails are a maybe.
Went on a date a few days ago and everything was perfect. Great place I would go back.
Food was expertly prepared and obviously fresh. Service was slightly off but would not stop McGee from returning. Dining room was loud with roughly half of the tables empty.
Loved it here. Great food and amazing service. On of our favorite places in seattle.
Was greeted by the maitre d’ telling my colleague she could not have her water bottle in view so she had to put it in a bag (hers was not big enough) or he “had to take it” WA State law.... or something -which could be true (as ridiculous as it sounds) but ...REALLY!? My business partner from Paris had to give up her water bottle because of some ridiculous “state law”! Good grief? Anyway... ambiance was cool other than that.. my gnocchi was WAY too oily ..couldn’t even finish the 6 they offered. Caprese was delish.. so at least it had that going for it!!!
Great Italian food. Pretty decent wine list...we had a fantastic Borolo.
Food was good had rack of lamb special. Service was decent. Waitress was nice and attentive. Door guy seemed kinda snooty must have been having a bad day. Place is a bit too dark had trouble reading the menu. Overall good experience would go again.
We have been to Il Bistro a few times now, and this was the first time where I wondered if I would return. I always liked the dark atmosphere; it makes it feel very romantic and candle-lit. But, our server seemed not super confident, maybe she was either inexperienced or new, my main dish was a little too salty and for the first time I noticed how 1980s the chairs looked. Also, we were celebrating our anniversary, and I mentioned this in the notes of my reservation, but it was not acknowledged, nor were we asked if we were celebrating anything that night, so that was a little disappointing.
I would still recommend if you've never been; it's a lovely place and the food is good, but I think I may be branching out in the future when looking for a romantic dinner out.
Let me tell you about our experience with.. RANDY. Enough said. Anyone experience this guy?!! Why is this person ruining Il Bistros image? Never met a more pompous, arrogant human running front of the house. A beautiful evening out with my husband celebrating our wedding anniversary.. too much terrible detail to write.. but the great highlights..
* RANDY invaded our personal space to tell us “the answer is NO” you can’t sit at the other table.
* Our lovely server, Sophia, moved us to the desired table, and RANDY came over to interrupt our dinner and scold us.. "so did you just go ahead and seat yourself?! I just want you to know, when you come into this restaurant, you are a guest, not the boss”
* Bill was paid and delivered by.. RANDY, with the middle finger (flipped us off and told us to never to come back)!
*Thank RANDY on way out the door.. make Beauty and the Beast “be our guest” reference.. told “I’m the beast” (funny, he actually has the exact same haircut as the Beast) lol
Literally the most horrible experience (thanks RANDY) that we’ve encountered in our local and international culinary dining.
Side note, another couple that have been loyal patrons for 6 years were told to leave by, guess who, RANDY!!
this guy needs to leave!
The most romantic, appealing and comfortable restaurant in Seattle. We had one of the best meals I have every had in Seattle. The calamari was perfect, Burrata and beet salad wonderful, and the buttery lemon gnocchi was amazing. I cannot recommend enough.
I had booked a birthday party celebration for three with a fourth party calling the restaurant to pick up part of the dinner tab. Fourth party was never charged, bill was split three-ways, and I was charged an additional $252. Have called the restaurant several times, finally left a message, but no one has returned my call. Very disappointed. Dinner experience was great, but how they handled the bill was poor.
Starters and wine were great, but mains were terrible. Pasta lacked flavor and fish special was mushy with clumpy polenta.
16 people seated at a nearby table made the noise level intolerable for everyone else in the dining room.
The food and service were very good.
The bar is the best.
Yes we love Il Bistro especially in the summer when you can sit outside and watch all the people and color of the market!!
We loved IL bistro!!! We LOVE it!!!
Great host, great server, great food, and great wine. Perfect date night.
Hard to find but worth the effort
We ate on outside deck and food and service were wonderful. My wife said her salmon was the best she ever has eaten. Cioppino was excellent as well.
We had a lovely dinner! The ambiance was wonderful. Our server was professional and efficient. The food and wine were outstanding!
Food was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Wait staff was friendly, but slower than I prefer. It was quiet enough that we could talk without yelling which was refreshingly unusual. All in all we enjoyed the evening, but probably won’t remember it in a week.
Fantastic wine service and great service overall. The beet salad was amazing.
The best gnocchi. Fun atmosphere. Good for people watching sitting outside.
Il Bistro never disappoints. Whether it is a cozy winter dinner inside or dining outside on a lovely summer evening, the food, service and ambience are impeccable. Il Bistro is a Seattle gem.
Excellent food and quality
The staff welcomed us and knew who we were before we introduced ourselves. The waiter recommended a special hors d'oeuvre that was delicious. The staff was attentive to details (waters, wine, bread...) throughout the meal.
I had the risotto with chicken confit which was excellent! Loved the quiet, charming atmosphere and great service. Will definitely return on our next visit to Seattle.
Love this place! We go for happy hour a lot here. It’s in a great spot and the food and drinks are delicious and well-priced. We had never eaten dinner there though. It was a pleasant surprise. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We went with old friends we hadn’t seen in years and so we were slow to order...too busy talking. The waiter was very patient. The food was delicious and the portions were just right. Will definitely go back.
The Restaurant is quaint, clean and inviting. The staff was wonderful and attentive. Our table had the Salmon Special, The Gnocci, The Rigatoni and The Lasgana. Everyone was pleased EXCEPT for the Lasagna. Having been in Italy a few months ago and someone who makes a killer lasagna at home, this version disappointed. Didn't see where adding lamb to it enhanced it, the overall dish was clumsy and did not have the flavors I look forward to. HOWEVER, the Salmon and the Gnocci were excellent! Would I recommend IL Bistro, yes, have the Gnocci
Almost didn’t eat here fearing it was another “tourist trap” (Pike Place) restaurant. So glad I did. Great spot, very good food and attentive but not overbearing service. Rated it four stars overall instead of five only because the restrooms are not accessible.
Good food and the rose petals were well done. Seating was too small for a couple though, would love the same setup with a bigger seating for two.
The atmosphere and service was quite wonderful, nothing to complain about in particular. The only reason I would not go back is the food, sub par which was unfortunate.
Birthday dinner - gave us a cozy circular booth, our server was great, the food was great, romantic ambiance. We enjoyed very much!
Unfortunately the view was of a graffiti tagged wall. It was a little less than we expected. Service was good, but not wow great. The food however was phenomenal. Halibut so soft it melted in my mouth and the most exquisite fig and marscapone ravioli. It is pricey, but we very much enjoyed our dinner.
Our food (pasta) was great and the service was fantastic! We sat outside which gives you a great people watching experience when you want it, but still plenty of privacy. Great place!