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Fresh Bistro

4725 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4507
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Ranked #817 of 3,429 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $20 - $32
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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31 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Kansas City, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Monday night is steak night. I love the steak salad. The service was painfully slow tonight, which isn't typical. Empty water glasses? Bread brought after our meal ? Boo... Strike one Fresh Bistro, but we'll be back.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I live within walking distance and have tried Fresh Bistro 3-4 times now. The food has always been good with a creative flair, however the service is hit or miss. Today we decided to eat lunch there. When we walked in the place was probable 20-30% full. We decided to sit at the bar where a few... More

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