The Bistro at Hollywood Schoolhouse

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
Join us at The Bistro, located across the parking lot from the historical Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville Wine Country.


Incorporating the freshest of seasonal and local ingredients: you’ll find a wide variety to satisfy whatever your craving.


Whether you are searching for salads, burgers, appetizers and small plates to share, or a cold glass of wine or beer, stop by The Bistro.


Our comfortable dining room and friendly staff will make your trip to Woodinville Wine district a memorable one.
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CristelB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would highly recommend The Bistro at Hollywood Schoolhouse. They offer a nightly weekend special which is different from their standard menu. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. Great date night option however, not recommended for children as it is small and intimate. Our meal is always excellent! Thank you!

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JonC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Great service, great food. Thank you

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vipVickieH
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cozy environment

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MVdiner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and wonderful service. Reasonably priced too.

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vipmelissab
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our experience - it was my birthday and we were there with a party of 6. Sam was an amazing waiter! We had a great experience. Good wine, very good food (my paella was dry but the rest of the dishes were good steak, burger, salmon, duck) Plenty of great dishes to choose from and the ambiance is nice. A nice option after wine tasting! We would definitely go back.

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Winendash
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff was friendly, service was good. The clams were amazing (but could use more bread for the broth) but everything else we ordered was too salty, even the cookie we ordered for dessert was super salty to the point we didn’t even finish it.

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DebbieV
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is great and the menu provides a variety of choices. The French onion soup is a must have!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Brussels sprouts were amazing!

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DarylM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

too loud in the restaurant. that is my only complaint otherwise the food was great and service was great

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vipDavid18
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Porchetta and the muscles in a white wine sauce we’re out of this world

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BradleyK
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nestled amongst the wineries in Woodinville is this amazing gem of a restaurant. Great food, amazing wait staff, and a cozy semi-casual vibe. I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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PattyR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the Bistro is always good. Had the French Dip. Meat was great and the bread was perfect!

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SamS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner at the Bistro. We started with the clams as an app. For dinner, had the duck and the pork dish, both were very good and nice portions. The wait staff were very attentive. It was not very busy so it made for a nice relaxing evening out. We will return!

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CherylH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager wasn’t very friendly but the server (Sam?) was wonderful

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DennisH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. The best paella I have ever had. The salmon with crab hash that my wife had knocked her socks off! Friendly and attentive staff.

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vipMalia
Seattle
61 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a nice lunch and will return. The food was delicious and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were 30 minutes early. The place is small but we managed to get a table right away. The waiter was attentive and the food excellent. We will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like this restaurant is a hidden gem. It’s unassuming but the food is some of the best in Woodinville. If you sit at the bar you can even watch the chef prepare your dinner.

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KE911
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Now have an alternative to Pizza when tasting in Woodinville, parking can be tight, not in the bistro's control, the food was delicious, ambiance was a bit nosier then expected but not overtly loud. Will be back again...

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TristanP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience on a Sunday afternoon. It was a Seahawks playoff game day so it was a little empty, but lively because we had the game on. Great ambiance! The staff was super attentive. We came to the Bistro because we saw there were steaks served, but it turned out they were not normally available on Sundays (they are only available during the dinner service starting at 5PM). The staff went out of their way to offer us steaks and other items that weren't on the Sunday menu. The appetizers we had (cheese plate, bacon wrapped dates) were excellent, as were the steaks (new york and ribeye). I have nothing bad or constructive to offer - our experience was world class and we will definitely be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value neighborhood restaurant. Love it.

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RajV
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We told the server that we were there to celebrate my wife's birthday. The staff did nothing to acknowledge this beyond saying "that's great" when we arrived. Food was good, which is why this rating was higher than it should have been

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Birthday
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful attentive staff and great food & wine list!! Wine from neighboring Woodinville wineries! Super reasonable! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with great Friday night specials. Service is outstanding and very welcoming. Highly recommend!

MB
vipMeredithB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and so were the wine options! Small place. It was a sunny day and they don’t have window coverings, so half of our table of 8 were being blinded by the sun which made conversation more difficult.

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Cilla
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was friendly, and BOY was the comfort food GOOD!

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RobertD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! A hidden gem! We go at least once a week!

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ANNED
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I considers ourselves "foodies". We had an excellent meal. Mussels, Brussel Sprouts, Duck Confit and Pork Shoulder were our selections. We shared a dessert of pears on a flaky puff pastry. Service was quick and every seat filled. Reservations are recommended!

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vipdStar
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was awesome!

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Foodi3
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour options for food and the wine selections recommended by our server were well liked by the party. They were able to accommodate our 5 couples for a end of week happy hour. My husband and I shared the chicken pot pie and it was delicious!

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TraceyA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it there! I bring everyone thats never been and they always thank me for turning them on to it!!!!

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Eating4Life
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Well, the food was good. A small place with no real atmosphere, but that was OK. Prices are higher than $$...We had 3 small plates and one beat salad and it was over $66 without the tip - NO drinks, expect 2 teas. If you're a vegetarian, don't bother unless you eat bread and a salad. They have a VERY limited menu for vegetarians and many of the fish dishes also have meat in them (only 1 on the dinner menu and it had chorizo!). Even the "safe" appetizer of fried Brussels sprouts had meat - it did indicate this on the menu, so it's our fault, but other than fries and bread, and 1 fondue, there's not much to eat here. The beat salad was great. And, the fries. that's about all you can eat here, even for us being pescatarians.

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vipDavid18
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service the new fall menu is great try the baked oysters and porchetta!!!

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viptheyoungdenise
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to the Bistro. We had a hard time deciding on what to choose from their menu, it all sounded so good. We had the Bacon Wrapped dates that were to die for! The Duck Comfit and Porchetta were our entries and were fabulous. Add some lovely wine by the glass and it was a perfect date night meal. I advise reservations!

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Carmen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!! Sam, thank you for your wonderful service. Frank, clams, prawns and cheesecake were absolutely amazing!!

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Maimarco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I went with a friend. We ordered the lamb meatballs to share for our starter. They were delicious. Service was friendly and the atmosphere was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very nice venue and grounds at Hollywood School, a nice place to visit. The restaurant is pleasant, nice inside space and fire pits to sit around outside. The service is good too, the food was the low point. We had the Brussels sprouts app and it was very good, after that, not so much. The chicken on the salads had an off taste and texture and the paella was less than average. The wine list is reasonable and we enjoyed that. Perhaps we didn’t make the best choices. The lamb burger looks pretty good, if I come back I will try that. Realistically though, with so many eating choices out there, if you are not pretty impressed on your first visit, a return trip is not very likely.

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vipMartin
Seattle
91 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with the girls and made reservations. Our table was ready when we arrived. I like the fact that they do not rush you. The food was wonderful along with the service. I highly recommend this place.

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WilliamH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go. My wife even commented the following day how good her meal was the night before.

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