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5031 E. Mayflower Lanefor, Wasilla, AK
9073761400
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Description: formerly known as Red Beet in Palmer, Alaska, but recently moved several...
formerly known as Red Beet in Palmer, Alaska, but recently moved several miles to adjoining Wasilla. the cafe prides itself on using fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable foods. The restaurant food was always good but service not the best. We stopped by their new location for coffee and a light snack before noon. Had to pound on the door an hour after they were allegedly opened because they forgot to unlock the door, apparently because their main business is catering. We ordered coffee and a something called "simply toast plus "fresh cooked spiced apples, for $5.95 each. The coffee was the right temperature, hot but not too hot. Mine was good. My friend found coffee grounds in hers. The "simply toast" dish had barely toasted stuff that seemed to be a cross between bread and a muffin, and it was hardly warm. It was served on a cold plate with ice cold spiced apples, which would have been good heated. We asked for refills on the coffee and were surprised that they charged us $2 for EACH cup of coffee. They also left the back door open most of the time we were there because someone was taking a catered order to a truck. The temperature outside was 15 degrees so we finally asked them to close the door. Everything may be homemade and organic but their food is overpriced and service is really awful. My friend said she would never go back there.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch was awesome!

Unusual but incredible menu. From the house blend ice tea to the homemade "ketchup" this bistro has success written all over it!! I will be back!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Amorticai
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Unusual but incredible menu. From the house blend ice tea to the homemade "ketchup" this bistro has success written all over it!! I will be back!!

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Turlock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Been a couple of times. Kudos for being unique, comfortable, clean, and organic meals that are freshly prepared. A bit on the quirky side. Pricey compared with other local places (I presume because they use quality ingredients for their food and beverages?). Service is friendly and competent but, overall, 3-stars for being s.l.ow.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very impressed with how clean the entire place is. Food was wonderful. We did a morning brunch. Very neat decor

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Palmer, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I stopped in to try this out. We weren't real hungry so we shared a meal. They charged us 50 cents for an extra plate. The meal was okay but not a big portion for the price. It came to over $25 for one meal. We only had water also. The waitress was really nice and the... More 

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Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We spend our summers in Alaska's Mat-Su Valley and never noticed Bistro Red Beet before, but their bright new sunshade umbrellas caught our attention on the Palmer- Wasilla Hwy (on the Mayflower side road. Sally, the owner/chef, prides herself in serving locally grown organic food and everything we tried was full of flavor. We had the squash soup and the... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had high hopes for a great lunch as my husband truly must eat gluten free. Menu was GF and the bread, for being GF was better than most, but they had NO ability to adjust meals for other dietary restrictions. For their high prices and with locally sourced food they should be able to accommodate more variety of dietary needs.... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've been to the Red Beet Bistro twice for lunch and both times the experience was a little strange. I really like that they have such an emphasis on healthy local foods and offer a really great menu; but the menu reads much better than it tastes. The first time we went the service was slow and very rude, and... More 

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Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Found this little place simply by accident. Saw the name from the road and knew it had to be unique and it was. The prices are a little high but the quality is really wholesome and healthy and very tasty. It is almost impossible to find a restaurant that has organic, non-gmo, gluten free, and have taste but this little... More 

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alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Redbeet is the first restaurant I've visited that has a menu conducive to the paleo diet I am on. Anyone with dietary restrictions will find a variety of delicious items on the menu! And those without dietary concerns will enjoy the array of mouth- watering and unusual dishes. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy, the service prompt and friendly, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The menu is small, but the food is very well prepared. Highly recommend the cookies. Chaga Chai was unique, but enjoyed it very much. Homemade Ketchup (I don't normally eat ketchup) is very flavorful and a little spicy. Wait staff was friendly but should have a little more education as to the foods being served.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5031 E. Mayflower Lanefor, Wasilla, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wasilla
  • Phone Number: 9073761400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

formerly known as Red Beet in Palmer, Alaska, but recently moved several miles to adjoining Wasilla. the cafe prides itself on using fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable foods. The restaurant food was always good but service not the best. We stopped by their new location for coffee and a light snack before noon. Had to pound on the door an hour after they were allegedly opened because they forgot to unlock the door, apparently because their main business is catering. We ordered coffee and a something called "simply toast plus "fresh cooked spiced apples, for $5.95 each. The coffee was the right temperature, hot but not too hot. Mine was good. My friend found coffee grounds in hers. The "simply toast" dish had barely toasted stuff that seemed to be a cross between bread and a muffin, and it was hardly warm. It was served on a cold plate with ice cold spiced apples, which would have been good heated. We asked for refills on the coffee and were surprised that they charged us $2 for EACH cup of coffee. They also left the back door open most of the time we were there because someone was taking a catered order to a truck. The temperature outside was 15 degrees so we finally asked them to close the door. Everything may be homemade and organic but their food is overpriced and service is really awful. My friend said she would never go back there.

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