Solarium Kitchen & Bar

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169 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 169 people are saying
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4.1
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
9 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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 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
3 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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TammyH
Seattle
5 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
78 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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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MGok
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

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

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vipLetitiaF
Seattle
15 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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Kavita
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Dinner date
Restaurant weeks menu was a great experience

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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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vipJeffGaines
San Francisco
27 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
15 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
4 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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Solarium Kitchen & Bar is rated 4 stars by 169 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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