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LJ's Bistro & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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805 Frontage Rd, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9464
+1 425-334-0604
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to LJ's, I had heard great things about food and service. My son picked this place for his 25th birthday. I forgot the b-day candle & called restaurant on my way in car. They said they'd handle it. When he ordered dessert, creme' brulee. At just the right moment they brought it out with a... More 

Thank Lori S
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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335 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

My son, who lives in Seattle and sometimes works in Lake Stevens, took me here to eat while I was visiting him. I was amazed at the quality of the food. In my five weeks in Seattle, I had other meals that cost twice as much and were not nearly the same in taste, quality, or quantity. The food and... More 

Thank ReaderPat
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Don't let the word "Bistro" scare you away. This place can be as laid back or as "fancy" as you make it. I enjoy going here during Happy Hour because their drinks and small plates are reasonable priced. My only gripe is that the last time I was there, I saw in a corner near the fire place and something... More 

Thank GottheShirt
Lake Stevens, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We are here a lot! If you're in need of an upscale restaurant / bar, this is it. Worthy of your date night or anniversary.

Thank 1maxfamily
Lake Stevens, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Small place, Best food choice in Lake Stevens. Conveniently located in Frontier Village. Across the Street from TeamFitness. This newly remodeled old rustic hole in the wall is a great place for appetizers and/or dinner.

Thank miketeamfitness
Northern California
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

I'm not local, it was night, and I passed this place three times trying to find it with the GPS. Not a fancy oak paneled steakhouse (OK, very non-impressive atmosphere) I ordered a wedge salad - expected a standard, run of the mill wedge - nope, this was the tastiest wedge salad I have EVER had. I wish I could... More 

Thank Steve D
Lake Stevens, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Happy hour is wonderful with the service and food. Best of all are the dinners and incredible soups. My favorite spot in Lake Stevens!!

Thank Sherry B
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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

LJ's is ok for trying to be something that there not, the food is good but the overall experience was lacking.. Way to loud for a quiet dining experience,the bar area patrons could be heard at the very back of the establishment and when I asked the waitress if she could go ask the bartender to see if he or... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We had been looking forward to going to this bistro ever since friends raved about the food. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service friendly. We were very satisfied with our meals. My steak was cooked to perfection as were the roasted vegetables and potatoes. My husband loves hamburgers and he found his to be quite tasty. The appetizer salads... More 

Thank GrammiePapa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

LJ's brings great bistro food, drink, and atmosphere to Lake Stevens, which is simply devoid of any other real dining options that can even come close!

Thank Todd A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Frontage Rd, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9464
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lake Stevens
  • Phone Number: +1 425-334-0604
As a new addition to the Lake Stevens community, LJ's Bistro and Bar is certain to become a neighborhood favorite. We are here to tempt your senses and entertain your palate with Mediterranean inspired cuisine and a variety of local and regional wines and spirits. Ingredients have been carefully sourced to highlight the bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood the Northwest has to offer.

We are a family owned and operated restaurant, bringing a lifetime of industry experience and a passion for hospitality to the table. Chef Lindsay J. is a locally and classically trained chef, creating New American cuisine built upon foundations of flavor, freshness and invention. We cannot wait to share our craft with you!

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