The Bistro at Lake Chelan

4.9
86 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
After a well received beginning in the Lake Chelan Valley, the Bistro moved downtown to even better serve our guests. We are opening again April 30, 2021 with new inspired food, expanded drinks and wine program, and the warm, caring service we have always provided. We look forward to introducing guests to our new fully refitted commercial kitchen, all new seating and décor, and our improved and expanded outdoor seating spaces, the largest in the downtown area.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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 86 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Boise
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Beautiful food and great waitstaff. Even though the weather was questionable it was still a great experience. Definitely planning on going back for dinner.

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cmjgemini
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro is AMAZING! The service was outstanding. Super cute and fun atmosphere. The food was also excellent. We will definitely be back when we are in Chelan.

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MicheleR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent. Always a great place to have dinner.

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LeslieP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food, ambiance and the service is over the top. The pear ginger fizz is fabulous. We will be back for sure.

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ZmanbCC
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time to try out the Bistro. Really good food. Nice outdoor dining, but close to main road so noisy at times. Service was great. Really fun cocktail menu….and tasty!

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LouisB
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST restaurant in Chelan. Bartender makes a killer old fashion! Steak frites are incredible.

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AmyM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very nice setting with great service, food, and cocktails.

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vipLauriek
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the interior and we had great service with Ashley! My husband had pasta which was good and I had the poulet frites, also very good. Meals were a little slow coming out (30 minutes) considering there was only one other table ordering ahead of us. And my fries could have been warmer (wish both plates had been warmed). But overall, very good and we will return.

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vipLavenderTrin
Seattle
149 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with another couple and sat in the patio area. We started with drinks and I tried the lavender handcrafted cocktail and it was very good. We each chose a different entree from chicken club, burger, ahi tuna nicoise and the croque monsieur and they were all very delicious. We will definitely go again. Be sure to get reservations before going!

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WAwinelovers
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro has the perfect French ambience. The burrata appetizer was wonderful. Three of us had the poulet frites, which were equally wonderful, and the other had crab cakes, which were very good but the sauce overwhelmed the crab just a bit. All in all a wonderful experience.

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AndreaC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had traveled into Chelan for 2 days and was so excited to have reservations at the Bistro!
It was such an enjoyable experience from the checking in to checking out.
Wine, meal and dessert-perfection!

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Lakegirl
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food at the Bistro was high priced for what you get. The drinks were also very pricey. Disappointing because we are locals and heard this place was great. There are better places to eat in Chelan unless you are loaded and just don’t care about price and quality of food I would stay away...

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vipGjoe
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff is wonderful
Food very good
Service was timely
A jewel in Lake Chelan

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JulesyB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Best place in Chelan. The food is outstanding and love the waitstaff! MK waited on us and it was her first day. She was slammed but made it thru it with a smile!

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BetsyK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dinner was fabulous. Busy night and many turn aways, but service, food and ambience made for a relaxed and delicious dinner for those of us who made reservations. Don't miss the Bistro Lake Chelan experience.. make reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The cocktails are inventive and the food perfectly prepared

JB
JulesyB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! We had brunch, there was 4 of us and we all rate the our food a 5! We will be back next week for Dinner and then again the 4th of July for BRUNCH and bringing an additional 4 people!

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DraykeH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and waffles is absolutely amazing & the rose sangria pitcher is perfect for brunch

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JHK37
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with high-quality ingredients and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was amazing. We started with the burrata, charcuterie, and bread with lavender butter. All delicious! Then I had the crab cakes and my boyfriend had the chicken club. Both amazing 10/10. Best crab cakes I have EVER had by far! The drinks were also all delicious. My favorite was the Hugo!

The best restaurant in chelan without a doubt!

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allisonr
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little french bistro. The Charcuterie was wonderful as well as the Steak Frites and the Spicy Chicken pasta.

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Rowan
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff- seated promptly- food was served hot and artistically. Everything we had was very tasty!

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Brad
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro has great food and ambiance. One of our favorite locations

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DianeJ
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too much ginger, lurking in the garnishes...and it wasn't mentioned in the descriptions.

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KimK
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the Bistro and have sent several friends there when in town. We always look forward to going- highly recommend. Great atmosphere and delicious food!!! So good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible ambiance and delicious meal. Very good cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining and margaritas!

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Brad
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I’ve visited the bistro twice for Sunday brunch. The first time we waited over an hour for food after ordering. This time we made sure we didn’t book the last time slot just in case that was a factor, but still waited 45 mins for food after ordering. I can’t fault the menu, the food, the value, the place, but man, you need to be prepared for a long wait and be able to stretch out the enjoyment of the one [soft]drink you order, because you won’t be offered more than one at any point.

The Bistro at Lake Chelan
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to send this review to us. As we have just reopened after the extended closure we take this feedback very seriously. We have taken it to heart and understand your frustration. We have decided that we will be limiting our seating for Sunday brunches going forward. This is to ensure that our brunch staff, both front and back of the house, can give you both the swift and consistent service and delicious meals that we built our restaurant's reputation on.

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CaseyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, very fast service and excellent food! Will be back

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PSAT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Fresh ingredients but a bit pricey.

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Roopdog
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro is a step up from the usual fare found in a smaller community. The portions are not huge, but the quality makes up for quantity. I like smaller plates. The menu is ambitous in that the ingredients do not come from a freezer. Extra care and time is taken to to make each offering memorable. The service is swift and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro is the best food in Chelan. They created an amazing ambiance and they’re always changing the menu to keep it fun. And everything, absolutely everything, is delicious! Does not disappoint.

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ErinP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Bistro for Mother’s Day brunch and it was an absolute delight. Cassy was great as our server and the owners are true gems of the Chelan Valley. This is not to be missed ❤️

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DanielleY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Great waitstaff who were very attentive in the right ways. Love this place!

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PatW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service! Interesting menu. Definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service & company was more than memorable. Thank you for a wonderful time.

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CindyW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must go place! They were awesome in their other location. But they’ve surpassed that. Atmosphere is perfect. Food is outstanding and the service incredible. We’ll be going back soon.

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ChrisV
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food! Fantastic, friendly service! Not our first time, and definitely not our last!

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The Bistro at Lake Chelan is rated 4.9 stars by 86 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.