Solarium Kitchen & Bar

4.1
198 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Inspired by our local farmers the menu spotlights the best northwest ingredients executed in simple, fresh, craft cooking.
Solarium provides a large, open dining area with vertical glass ceilings which allows for a safe and welcoming atmosphere to gather together and enjoy the best in northwest cooking served alongside craft cocktails and an extensive list of local beer and wine.
Located on the 3rd floor of the Hilton Bellevue. Free parking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2022

We're preparing a special menu just for you and that special someone. Come enjoy our three course menu featuring fresh, local ingredients along with a great selection of Northwest wines & spirits. Live Jazz & Guitar Monday, February 14th 6:00pm-10:00pm.

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sbong
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We had a terrible experience Christmas day. Terrible service, no beer om tap, and limited bottle beer. Water yelling at the bartender our order. Bread was old. We paid for our drinks and left at 40 minutes of waiting.

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KARENS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food was delicious. The service was good. Very pricey though. The draw back was the table placement. When we walked in we noticed that it was very very cold. People were sitting at their tables with coats on! Our table was placed close to the door and every time it opened a big gust of wind came in. Very very uncomfortable! We should have requested another table as it wasn't busy at all and there were other tables available away from the door. We couldn't enjoy our dinner. We couldn't wait to leave. Won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We went here for Christmas Day, it was the brunch
Seems it could be really good but the set up seemed disorganised, service was slow. Not very attentive to cleaning utensils used to get the food and the food was not very hot.
All said and done we will not be doing it again

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined there for Christmas Day Brunch. Food and service was excellent. Food stations were well maintained. Will do this again!

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HappyFoodie
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came back for Christmas brunch after a great eating experience on Thanksgiving. Sincere hospitality, many choices of food, quiet (but not dead) atmosphere and good value for the price (especially if you can get the Senior Discount!). Buffets were well-spaced and there was plenty of choice for almost every age and cuisine choice. Made-to-order omelets and waffles. My only complaint was that the items in the steam tables seemed to be room temperature by the time I dug into them. (Maybe I dawdled too long over the other choices, maybe they needed to keep those items at a higher temp.) ... and did I mention the complimentary mimosas with the meal? :-)

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TonyR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for xmas eve dinner. Excellent food. Nice, semi-quiet, relaxed atmosphere, pretty setting and views, and clean all around. Very good libations too. Price seems right for the experience.

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CarolW
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greet seating, good food, free parking. The staff were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and food was delicious.

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VictoriaC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wondering experience with a group of friends. They accommodated 7 of us with ease. Great service overall. They only downfall was that bfast ends before 11, but being in a hotel I understand that. So had a delic mushroom risotto. Everyone had a great time!

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SandyM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely pleasant, courteous, and helpful. We reserved for 12 but only 10 showed up. It was lovely and we enjoyed ourselves.

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emnaC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exvellent service

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vipRodriguez
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, different place for breakfast. Really conform seats. Excellent coffee

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LauraLeeJ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went on Thanksgiving. Very busy, was a buffet dinner with several food items that were out on the food line. Could have uses more wait staff for the number of tables

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Went to venue for Thanksgiving dinner Buffett and it was horrible. The food was cold, the stations were not clean nor were they stocked in a timely manner. Table service was decent.

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KariC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice environment, quiet and live piano was an added bonus

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CWRUmom
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Never thought I'd eat Thanksgiving in a hotel restaurant but due to a family emergency, it was the only place to get a last minute reservation. Selection of food was good, but served buffet style, it was not warm enough for my taste. Under normal circumstances, I think we would have had a better review, but we agreed that the meal was not as bad as we anticipated.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I can only comment on Thanksgiving dinner at Solarium and I'll never do that again. The service was mostly non-existent. We were seated next to a low divider separating us from the hotel check-in on basic banquet chairs, while other diners sat on soft fancy comfortable chairs. The food was mostly cold and bland. The only thing worth eating was the pumpkin cheesecake. Honestly would have been better off at Denny's.

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jerseyguy
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great variety, and service was very nice.

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HappyFoodie
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had made reservations but the hosting staff still tried to seat the 2 of us at a bistro table (like THAT is going to be big enough for Thanksgiving dishes!) . When they saw that this wasn't appropriate, they quickly erased our assigned table assignment and put us at a 4-top. The front desk host tried with another couple, too, without success. Meanwhile, in a different dining area, singles were sitting at large tables alone. TRAIN YOUR STAFF!

On the other hand, the food was well-prepared, and thoughtfully labeled to fit a variety of food/allergy challenges. There were A LOT of choices and everything that I nibbled on exceeded expectations.

It was a great value for the price ($44 for seniors) .

Hard to believe on Thanksgiving but THERE WERE NO LINES AROUND THE BUFFET TABLES! We were able to zip around as fast (or as slowly) as we wanted without inconveniencing anyone or watching our food grow cold on our plates as we waited for our turn.

Dining tables were set up in several rooms so we felt like were were having an "intimate dining experience" not "chowing down in the food hall."

We'll be back.

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walktumi
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great brunch menu, nice service, really good brunch buffet.

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Rachel
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was decent. Would definitely recommend lamb lollipops and dessert. Eating in the lobby of the Hilton is pretty cool and it seemed really open so I felt comfortable eating. The staff was really great too. Very attentive and friendly. Went for an early dinner so it wasn’t crowded

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Seattle Restaurant Week. They were out of chocolate cake, but the food was very good!

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Mike
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was quite good, and we were here during restaurant week so got great value, but the service was honestly awful. The restaurant was relatively full but not overly so, and everything took too long; being seated, getting menus, having our order taken, etc. etc. When we were attended to, the waiter was rushed, very abrupt, and distracted. Hope they can get things figured out!

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CathyS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We did not realize that this restaurant is in the main lobby of the hotel. The first 20 minutes of our date we were listening to a person vacuuming very close by. The food was ok but not worth the price.

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KristinF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A friend and I went for live jazz which we thoroughly enjoyed! I really liked my appetizer (kung pao cauliflower), dessert (red velvet cake) and drink (seasonal pumpkin mimosa), but the burger was too oniony for my taste and a bit dry. My friend got flatbread pizza and key lime tart which were very good. She also got the scallops but there were only 2. She was a little disappointed by that. Beautiful ambiance. Service was exceptional. Can be a bit chilly by the door so bring a jacket.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The entire hotel lost their water. The boiler went down

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with this restaurant. It is a hidden gem in Bellevue. The food has been perfect every time as I have had to come 5 times in the past month for travel. A little patience goes a long way right now snd the staff has been super kind and thoughtful every single time. Impressed with the menu and what I have ordered multiple times now. Definitely a place to check out if in town or staying at the Hilton.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

On a record day of heat; this restaurant was extremely hot - customers were fanning themselves with menus. There were two servers for the whole restaurant. I’d made a reservation, but nobody checked; which was disappointing because I’d made a note about it being my parents 40th wedding anniversary. We left before eating to no fault of the overworked server; it was just too hot and uncomfortable to enjoy the atmosphere.

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vipShaneR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This was an absolute disaster. Rude service, spoiled coffee cream, no coffee until over 30 minutes after sitting down, problems finding our reservation, forgot multiple requests, server laughed hysterically about forgetting stuff, didn’t have what I ordered… it goes on from there. Just a mess.

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Stephen
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Its not a reataurant. Its a lobby bar and food area in a Hilton lobby. I didnt get to eat anything at all. Made a reservation for whole family and called approx one hour prior to confirm our arrival and inform them that we may be 15 min late due to traffic. No one picked ip byt the messenging system specifically said to leave a message which I did. The reservation was 7:30 and we arrived after a 40 mile drive at 7:45 as I told them on the phone message only to be told that the kitchen is closing early at 8 pm. If you are closing at 8 pm then why did you allow a reservation at 7:30 pm, and if there was a change of closing time then at least have the courtesy of calling me to inform me of cancellation, right? I know its difficult due to staffing from the residual effect of the pandemic, but in a hospitality business such basic courtesy is expected. Therefoe, I did NOT taste the food at all so pls I would try and reserve the comments to the services alone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really a great experience! Staff are bice

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vipSarahR
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We drove 30 mins from Seattle. We are from out of town and the server a wasn’t very attentive. He was too busy setting up other tables and doing his side work. Wasn’t great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overall, it was okay but nothing great. If I were staying at the hotel and didn’t want to leave then it makes sense but certainly not something that I would seek out... again. The most positive experience here was our server.

I don’t know why a reservation was needed for this place. No host to meet, staff in general very laissez-faire. Reservation “requirement” deceptively elevated this venue. Pretty much open seating policy. I could sit directly next to someone or not.

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CarolynN
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We really enjoyed the food and the service. We could talk and hear each other and will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day brunch was lovely.

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vipericgabe
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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vipTammyH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

To be fair, we went on Mother's Day. But nothing in the website/Open Table said anything about a buffet. I wanted the the menu I saw on the website - but there was a lot of heavy salt foods ( a lot of foods!) at $60 a person without any notice of this to me, despite indicating that it was not only Mother's Day - but my 60th birthday. I was sat in a table in a banquet hall with no windows or ventilation. Our server, Pat, was friendly, but only came by twice to provide beverage. Lots of tables around left uncleared. Food was meh - may try again for a regular meal - but I was so disappointed. It was the first time I got my mom (84) out to eat inside since COVID.

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vipGeneP
Seattle
80 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredibly impressive Mother's Day Brunch.

We've had some amazing Sunday brunch buffet experiences (The Pan Pacific in Vancouver BC and Paradise Inn on Mount Rainier come to mind). The scale, variety, quality and presentation of this brunch at Solarium was in that league. Extremely well done.

The variety of options at this buffet was too big to list off (besides I couldn't possibly remember them all).

They had the traditional carving station with the additional twist of lamb in addition to the typical prime rib and ham.

The seafood options included all manner of shellfish and seafood (including a very nice chowder).

The dessert table was massive with an amazing variety of sweet treats; if you saved any room.

Great job.

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St98203
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The brunch buffet was amazing. Our service overall was great. They were seating some people in event rooms that weren’t in the beautiful open dining area. They originally sat us there. We ended up getting moved to a cozier table in the regular dining area and had a lovely time. It was a little difficult to get our check, it took 30 min to flag someone down. We were being leisurely though so it wasn’t a huge deal.

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Solarium Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 198 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.

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