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Fresh Bistro

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American, Pasta
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4725 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4507 (SW Alaska St.)
206-935-3733
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty Foodie Haven

We have only been here once before for a knock-your-socks-off brunch...we were eager to try it for dinner. The veggie tempura and prawn appetizers were both beautifully presented and yummy. The Hanger steak entree was great in parts and overdone in parts. The potato ratatouille was delicious but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
seattlesuzanna
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seattle, wa
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
seattle, wa
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have only been here once before for a knock-your-socks-off brunch...we were eager to try it for dinner. The veggie tempura and prawn appetizers were both beautifully presented and yummy. The Hanger steak entree was great in parts and overdone in parts. The potato ratatouille was delicious but the tomato sauce on it was too sweet. My husband had a... More 

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Seattle
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Easy, relaxed dining with an excellent and affordable wine list and they have a half price bottle night. The food is fresh and simply prepared, but with complex and creative flavors. A neighborhood fav.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The hostess seemed uninterested in serving us, which diminished my enjoyment of the meal. It's too bad that so many restaurants persist in using GMO canola oil for everything fried, but we've come to expect it. The ling-cod was good and the salmon, too. The beet salad was nice, as well. With so many good restaurants with stellar service to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As locals we eat here regularly. It is easy, friendly and the food is great. They have a wonderful happy hour that goes all evening. Hip modern atmosphere.

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Sammamish
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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seattle
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4725 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4507
    (SW Alaska St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-935-3733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?