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Hay J's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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21706 E Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA 99019-7502
+1 509-926-2310
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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North Bend, WA
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is an upscale bistro disguised as a little restaurant attached to a gas station just off the freeway. An upscale wine list, and fantastic menu offerings. The atmosphere is cozy and chic but comfortable. We met two local friends here for dinner on their recommendation and were very pleasantly surprised. Soups, salads, entrees, all very well presented and... More 

Thank WLWP
Richmond, Canada
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

On our 1st stay we ate here as it is right beside the Best Western Hotel. Very good food, good service, but certainly expensive.

Thank Tenman60
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Delicious. A bit too much spinach, overpowers the dish at times but overall great. Very good service.

1 Thank Sue G
Spokane Valley, Washington
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204 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Love the staff. Food is amazing. Recommend the blue cheese Tri tip, the Asian calamari and the from scratch clam chowder. After you finish the chowder you will want to lick the bowl. Bread pudding is amazing.

1 Thank Jon M
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Staying next door, read the Trip Advisor reviews and thought we had to try it. I'd recommend booking as we just walked in and had to wait about 30 minutes. Just have to agree with all the reviews - totally unexpected quality of food from this small restaurant attached to a gas station. Started with tapas and shrimp wrapped in... More 

1 Thank SugarloafView
Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This restaurant has excellent food. A variety of different dishes. If you order wine it's cheaper to buy a bottle rather than a glass. I highly recommend the shellfish trio risotto. The owner is there and very pleasant to talk with. The restaurant is also next to the Best Western in case you're traveling.

1 Thank Debra D
Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I hosted a business lunch at Hay J's and really enjoyed the ambiance. From the outside, you wouldn't suspect that the interior is simple and elegant, and that the food and service is very good. Our server was very attentive, yet understood that we were discussing business. The food was well prepared and fresh. Several of us enjoyed the halibut,... More 

1 Thank slg2if
Deer Island, Oregon
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Little tucked away restaurant that really serves a marvelous meal with excellent service. Definitely would (and will) return. Medallions were Flavorful and melt in mouth, hubby gave big nod to NY.

1 Thank ApyHorse
La Quinta, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed a night at the Best Western in Liberty Lake. Who would have guessed there would be a fine dining establishment in the gas station strip center next door. I ordered the Shellfish Pappardelle. The shrimp were prepared perfect, the scallop was quite possibly the best I have ever had, so tender melt in your mouth good. I highly recommend... More 

1 Thank Lqtena
Boise, Idaho
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137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Don't let the fact that this restaurant is located in a small strip mall immediately adjacent to a gas station fool you. Stepping inside, you'll be amazed at the beautiful interior. The menu offers so many great choices, we had a hard time narrowing down our options. The seafood chowder is a signature dish, but every meal served to our... More 

1 Thank CMN14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21706 E Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA 99019-7502
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Liberty Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 509-926-2310

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