Solarium Kitchen & Bar

4.3
157 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
What 157 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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vipGeneP
Seattle
77 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

very good food, extremely helpful staff. i had the best experience and will be back soon

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vipLetitiaF
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. We were there for restaurant week. It was really good!

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jsyw
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok. The food was not great, but not that bad either. The filet mignon steak coming out at almost well-done when we ordered medium was disappointing for sure, but the worse part was how salty it was. The desserts were good though. The place is a little disorganized though and the server was very nice but she sometimes forgot about us and didn't bring us our checks/take our dish away for good 20 min.

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ChristineS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It never fails! I love the food, service and atmosphere.

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EileenH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An outstanding value and selection of courses for Seattle Restaurant Week for lunch on a Sunday! The Solarium is bright and airy, with high ceilings, and perfect for indoor COVID 19 dining. Staff was attentive, and it was comfortable to carry on a normal volume conversation, while not hearing anybody else's conversations. We'll be back to see their regular menu.

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Abhijit
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I would definitely recommend it !!

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BrunoV
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated birthday over lunch. We had reservations and as we arrived, the table was nicely set for us. The restaurant was not very busy and the service was excellent. We all ordered different menues and were very happy with our selections. We will definitely go back again.

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lukane
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful salmon lunch! We ordered off the Seattle Restaurant Week menu. My only complaint was the Bananas Foster, it wasn't at all like a Bananas Foster

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vipJeffG
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've eaten here over 8 times and have never been disappointed with the service, food or drinks: always a joy and delight! In fact, not what you'd expect for a hotel restaurant. Its one of our favorite places to eat in Bellevue!

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HannahP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went for seattle restaurant week. The food was great and the service was good too, it's different to the usual dining experience, with it being in the hotel lobby, but it was still very enjoyable!

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CecilyD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything would have been amazing it some of the meat was over cooked, but the waitress fixed it no problem. She was an absolute delight.

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4n3rll
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic good food. What a surprise! We loved it and will be back.

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MH332
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wouldn’t recommend. Service was terrible. Bartender/waitress took forever servicing people of color.

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vipLetitiaF
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service!

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NicholasO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very good value! Friendly staff. Environment is average.

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GroverC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch

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PatrickR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easter Brunch was good. Lots of choices and friendly helpful staff.

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ShelleyW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We went for Easter brunch. The food was good but not amazing. I felt like it was priced fairly well. We were seated right on time. They kept our drinks and water full.

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Cyndi
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Easter brunch with my family. Reservations were easy. We were sat in time. The food was great from the omelet bar to carving station and everything in between. Gloves were provided due to covid which made me feel good that we weren’t touching things with our hands.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I think it’s just a little over priced for the food choices

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easter brunch

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ArnoB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful. The restaurant is airy and distanced and comfortable. All Great.

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KelleyU
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered items off of the $35 three-course meal menu. All of our dinners were great tasting and served fairly quickly. Of course in these days, there weren’t many people in the restaurant. Our server was friendly and helpful.

My only complaint is that the restaurant is fairly cold because it is located right at the main lobby of the hotel. There is a lot of Granite and Marble around, which seems to keep it rather cool.

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vipDanielW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a hidden gem with a fantastic value compared to higher-end eateries in Bellevue. The ambiance is what you'd expect in a hotel -- the main portion of the restaurant is adjacent to the lobby but we were invited back to the bar area (our option) where it was a bit more quiet. Service was outstanding, even with only one server who apparently also tended bar and made a fantastic sunset martini.

The menu is somewhat limited but reasonably priced and well prepared. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service for the price, much better than chain restaurants.

We love to eat at the higher end restaurants but our budget requires sanity once in a while and this place is on our list for places to go when we don't feel like splurging but still want to feel a little bit special. We'll be back!

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TommyD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best bang for your buck fancy dinners I have ever had. This restaurant being at a hotel sketched me out a bit but once you walk in and see the ambiance you know youre in for a treat. I took my girlfriend out here for Valentines and oh my did they deliver. I had delicious Lobster Bisque that was creamy, with sweet lobster, and a touch of spices. The risotto and scallops changed my whole view on scallops because they were perfectly cooked and juicy and tender. That combined with the buttery risotto were a delicious combo. Lastly the 3 layered mouse cake was so good and rich that it took me and my partner about 15 minutes just to each the cake itself. Overall 5/5 and only for 110$ for the both of us this restaurant deal was a steal! Portions were big and trust me they did not lack on flavor.

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Alvoaizen
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was fantastic and the service was exceptional, we really enjoyed our time with my wife. Definitely coming back....

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RossK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I showed up for my reservation at 6pm on 2/6/2021. The place was empty, there was no waitstaff or host to greet me. It would have been nice if I had been notified that they were not currently open and you should not allow people to make reservations on open table.

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Hawkeye
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took advantage of restaurant week, 3 courses for $35 and will definitely return during the rest of the year. Popcorn shrimp appetizer was very generous and tasty, short ribs were tender and delicious and the chocolate dessert was fantastic. I’ll admit, going in my expectations for hotel food were not the highest....well, I was blown away. Taste and presentation were 5 star. Looking forward to returning.

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vipAnna36
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I read the comments about this restaurant being in a hotel
Lobby, so we were prepared for that. What I wasn’t prepared for was how cold it was going to be because the front doors were constantly opening. The server was very kind and surprisingly present even though she was the only waitress covering about 6-8 tables. Food was good enough considering the SRW 3-course for $35 deal. I don’t think we will be back but it was nice to try a new place.

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PatS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went for the restaurant week special. This is a Hilton hotel restaurant in a soaring atrium area.. The food was plentiful enough for us. There were 4 seniors. The coconut sesame chicken appetizer was just ok. None of the flavors were particularly obvious. Most of us had the 72 hr. Beef short ribs over mashed potatoes with a dark sauce over them. They were very tender and it was only the meat, no bones which was nice. It was good but nothing to rave about.

I had a very good syrah with dinner. The dessert was really good. It was an individual cake with flour less chocolate cake on the bottom, white chocolate ganache next and coated in a hard chocolate shell with a strawberry and whip cream garnish. Yum.

Our server was super nice and attentive. The restaurant space is on the other side of the main entrance and reception area of a Hilton hotel so the ambience could have been better. But due to COVID and less people eating there it was nice and quiet so conversation was enjoyable. We enjoyed ourselves but would probably not make a point of going again.

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Kersi
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Solarium is a restaurant in a hotel lobby. The restaurant was short staffed, though very polite. Food was below average with low presentation skills. There were a couple of sauces that were thrown together and very much needing to be tweaked. Desserts were also a let down, with a final crumbly half broken wedge of chocolate cake capping off the meal. The pomegrante cheesecake and the short rib entree were the highlights of the meal amongst 12 total items that we sampled..

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The 3 course dinner during Seattle Restaurant Week was amazing! The dessert captured my heart! Our server was great and attentive.

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Traveler
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, better than expected from a hotel kitchen
Service was great, it was one person covering tables and the bar and she did amazing with a very kind attitude and cheerful personality.

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Traveler
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Server was great, with covid-19 she was the only server who was also the bar tender ! Food was good which we don't always see in hotels.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipLove2EatAndTravel
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and so accommodating for our friends birthday! Thank you!!!

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johnw
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible, setting is in the lobby of the hotel! We left !

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Sandra
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only people not he dining room. During this corona Virus the restaurant and bar was virtually empty. We decided to eat in the bar. Our waiter was super, visited with us, made us feel very comfortable. Our dinner was outstanding, especially the salmon!! Best ever!! She also made me a perfect martini!! We will definitely return! Thank you !

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Solarium Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 157 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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