Solarium Kitchen & Bar
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Kung Pao Cauliflower
cashew, sweet pepper, scallion
Northwest Seafood Chowder
fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil
candled walnut, rice flour, honey-lime aioli
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.
We really enjoyed the food and the service. We could talk and hear each other and will definitely be back.
Mother’s Day brunch was lovely.
The food was amazing!
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.
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.
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.
very good food, extremely helpful staff. i had the best experience and will be back soon
The location of Solarium is directly in the lobby of the Hilton. Not tucked away in some little corner, but directly at your right once you enter. The appetizers were fine, and the flavors on the lamb lollipops were amazing. The mains were disappointing. The steak, cooked medium, was incredibly tough, and the sides were lackluster: plain roasted potato and broccolini. The salmon did not seem fresh; there was a
Great food and customer service. We were there for restaurant week. It was really good!
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.
It never fails! I love the food, service and atmosphere.
Delicious Dinner date
Restaurant weeks menu was a great experience
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.
The food was amazing! I would definitely recommend it !!
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
Fantastic good food. What a surprise! We loved it and will be back.
I wouldn’t recommend. Service was terrible. Bartender/waitress took forever servicing people of color.
Great customer service!
Great food and very good value! Friendly staff. Environment is average.
Easter Brunch was good. Lots of choices and friendly helpful staff.
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.
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.
I think it’s just a little over priced for the food choices
Our server was wonderful. The restaurant is airy and distanced and comfortable. All Great.
We ordered items off of the $35 three-course meal menu. All of our dinners were great tasting and served fairly quickly. Of course in these days, there weren’t many people in the restaurant. Our server was friendly and helpful.
My only complaint is that the restaurant is fairly cold because it is located right at the main lobby of the hotel. There is a lot of Granite and Marble around, which seems to keep it rather cool.
This is a hidden gem with a fantastic value compared to higher-end eateries in Bellevue. The ambiance is what you'd expect in a hotel -- the main portion of the restaurant is adjacent to the lobby but we were invited back to the bar area (our option) where it was a bit more quiet. Service was outstanding, even with only one server who apparently also tended bar and made a fantastic sunset martini.
The menu is somewhat limited but reasonably priced and well prepared. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service for the price, much better than chain restaurants.
We love to eat at the higher end restaurants but our budget requires sanity once in a while and this place is on our list for places to go when we don't feel like splurging but still want to feel a little bit special. We'll be back!
One of the best bang for your buck fancy dinners I have ever had. This restaurant being at a hotel sketched me out a bit but once you walk in and see the ambiance you know youre in for a treat. I took my girlfriend out here for Valentines and oh my did they deliver. I had delicious Lobster Bisque that was creamy, with sweet lobster, and a touch of spices. The risotto and scallops changed my whole view on scallops because they were perfectly cooked and juicy and tender. That combined with the buttery risotto were a delicious combo. Lastly the 3 layered mouse cake was so good and rich that it took me and my partner about 15 minutes just to each the cake itself. Overall 5/5 and only for 110$ for the both of us this restaurant deal was a steal! Portions were big and trust me they did not lack on flavor.
The dinner was fantastic and the service was exceptional, we really enjoyed our time with my wife. Definitely coming back....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
Solarium Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 164 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.