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Fresh Bistro

4725 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4507
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Ranked #733 of 3,447 Restaurants in Seattle
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Price range: $20 - $32
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: SW Alaska St.
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English first
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went there for the first time because we had Travelzoo coupon. 3 course meal. We had mussels and ahi tuna as first course, fabulous, 5 stars for both. For main courses, we had king salmon and flank steak. The salmon was dry and tasteless. The flank steak was chewy. Deserts, we had panna cotta and cream brulee. Well, panna cotta... More

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food here is excellent, and the best part is it's farm-to-table (make a difference with your dollar). Plus, it is not super pricey. We highly recommend!

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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We're loving this Bistro in West Seattle. Ingredients are always the freshest and menu constantly changing to provide the best seasonal fare for us locafores. We have used the Happy Hour menu as well as the regular menu with equal success. Weekend brunches are also innovative and delicious.

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Federal Way, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I brought my daughter and friend to check out Fresh Bistro because I went to school with the owner BJ Duft! And we were very pleased with everything from the environment to the yummy food!

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Chico, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was one of the best food we had in our 4 days in Seattle. We went in during Sunday brunch. We did have to wait a few minutes as the restaurant was full. Everything was a little slow probably for the same reason so just don't be in a big hurry. Relax and enjoy. The menu was varied.The food... More

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North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Fresh Bistro had been recommended to us but we found it noisy with mediocre service. The Northwest Chowder was outstanding. The crab and sweet potato cakes were good but the sweet potato overpowered the crab. We were there on a Monday which is "steak night" and my husband's steak was good. My salmon was good but not exceptional. There are... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We tried Fresh Bistro because it had good reviews and freshly sourced food. One word describes our experience - disappointing. The ambiance, if you can call it that, is cold and uninviting. The food sounded interesting and creative, but lacked anything to write home about, especially for the prices charged. I will not return here. With the many great restaurants... More

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

On a cold rainy night, Fresh Bistro provided a warm, inviting setting. We were seated quickly without reservations &, as we left around 7pm, there were still tables available. Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The meal was well paced & we easily held conversations without the layer of jazz/noise that is so often found elsewhere. Some of the... More

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tucson, az
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Everything we ordered was delicious, perfectly prepared and of the highest quality. This included the fresh bistro salad, the chowder and the salmon and halibut entrees. Service was very good. A very enjoyable evening.

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Tacoma, WA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Two of us went in for dinner and decided to go with three of the small plates to share instead of getting our own meals. Went with the the mussels, pork belly sliders and crying tiger flank steak. The mussels were unbelievable. The broth they were in was out of this world and we were both laughing because we wanted... More

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