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1. Our Food
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"Amazing ambience (decor, music). The food was equally outstanding"
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3. Belly Dancing/ Saturday night
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About
At Petra Mediterranean Bistro, we'll take you on a journey that stretches from Jordan and Lebanon, to Greece, to the Northern shores of Africa, with an extensive variety of authentic dishes and house specialties. While visiting, you'll enjoy the enriching personal elements that tie this vast global area together, creating one of Seattle's loveliest dining experiences.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Seattle we chose to dine one night at Petra Bistro. We were glad we did. The restaurant was nicely designed consistent with the ethnicity of the food. Our server was a wonderfully friendly and accomplished person. The food was fantastic! It was much...more than your usual middle eastern fare. Really exciting tastes. The prices were very reasonable.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful place - great food across the entire menu. We got chicken shawarma, the Petra spiced chicken, hummus, olives and zahra and enjoyed all of it and will have seconds (the portions are great). It’s in a great, visible location and a place we definitely...will return to for great Mediterranean.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

We have eaten here about ten times. Petra deserves one of my rare, treasured ***** reviews. The decor and music are the real thing. There are no TVs blaring at you as you begin to enjoy their superb Jordanian cuisine. Good-sized menu accompanies an alcohol...page and dessert addendum. I just love the hummus plate with garlic and pine nuts and warm pita bread. My wife really liked her salmon dinner. We could not resist the 2-1 dessert special so we carted home some special baklava as a domestic remembrance and pigged out with the honey and pistachio nuts later in the evening. The service is very attentive, professional, and appreciative.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

We stopped for lunch while in Belltown based on TA reviews. It was comfortable with good service, and we were able to get light food for lunch. We had humus with pitta and a chicken wrap, and they were all good.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

There were some good spots; the Falafel starters and the Baba Ganoush side were good. Falafel was crisp on the outside, tasty on the inside. The BG had a slight kick to it that was just right, although I would have liked a little more...lemon. There were some issues though. When all four of us didn't finish a salad, then something is wrong. Plenty of greens, nice portion, but killed by less than average dressing. How can you mess up a balsamic vinaigrette? I know how to do it, but I'm an average cook.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

A great find for us-thanks Trip Advisor. A very pleasant dinner on an overnight in Seattle. Nice environment and service. We shared a calamari appetizer. We both chose their Veggie Plate for our main dish. Everything excellent. The plate comes with falafels, grape leaf rolls,...hummus, and baba ghanous. Good beer on tap. Wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 1, 2021 via mobile

This is exactly what you expect from a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant. Delicious, generous portions, attentive service, pleasant dining experience. Would definitely eat here again and again. You are going to be stuffed so get the house baklava to go.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2021 via mobile

Friend took us to this gem while visiting Seattle on vacation! Started with the Hummus, best pita I've had, Humus was well seasoned and tasty! Had Greek Salad and Petra Royal, was a large portion, really, really good, wife was surprised when I ate the...whole thing! Wife had Lental Soup and Garlic Lemon Chicken, I tasted, was good! Friend had Mediterranean Salmon, tried it, was really good! Best Baklava we've ever had anywhere! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

Delightful meals, good flavors that were delicate. Enjoyed everything I tasted. Turkish coffee was delicious and this was the best baklava I have ever head.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2021

Stopped by this restaurant based on their choices for gluten free and vegetarian. We are so glad we did! They had a good number of food choices, but not too many to be overwhelming. Most of their dished but one or 2 are vegetarian and...or gluten free. We tried the Vegetarian plate and the Garlic Lemon Chicken (for the non vegetarian). both meals were exceptional! The best Baba Ghanouje I have ever had. I wish we lived in Seattle so we could go here more often! Service was great, they were very attentive.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021 via mobile

We were able to go 30 minutes before closing and majority of our dishes were delicious! We ordered the gyro salad, which is a must! The meat is tender and the serving was good enough to share. We also ordered the combo kebab which consisted...of chicken, lamb, and ground beef kebab. The chicken was tasty with a strong garlic lemon marinade while the lamb was so tender. Didn’t like the ground beef kebab as it tasted weird. But other than that, we loved the ever prince. Also, offer the baklava. You won’t regret it. Would definitely come back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

What a memorable time. My friends and I were visiting Seattle and wanted to try something new for dinner. I’m so glad we ended up here for a Mediterranean experience. We had to wait about 20 minutes for our table because like every other restaurant...right now, they were understaffed, but it was definitely worth the wait! The owner is a really kind man who is fun to talk to and our waiter was great. Most importantly, the food was delicious! My friends and I all got something different and left satisfied. I got the Mediterranean salmon and a side of falafel. I would highly recommend checking out Petra if you live in the area or are just visiting.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2021

Stopped in right before they closed for lunch and we were glad we did! Their wine/beer selection is good and their menu is extensive. We were in a hurry so we just got their appetizer sampler and it was fresh, flavorful and hit the spot....Definitely worth a stop in- the service is great.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

I had three dishes here that I would recommend. First we ordered hummus for the table. It was delicious and a substantial portion. Second the red lentil soup is a must. Just a fantastic soup with tons of flavor. And I had the garlic chicken...which was very tasty. I did though try the lamb and beef kabobs my friend ordered and to me they were not very good. Overall I would definitely return to eat here again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

I liked Petra. I put off ordering take out from this restaurant,a couple steps from our apartment, because the reviews weren't glowing, and we know Middle Eastern food well. Between trips to North Africa, friends from Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon, we have dined on some...great food. I don't include Israeli cuisine because I feel that still has some Eastern European influence. Petra certainly caters to western palates, and tones down the spices. This was disappointing. Everything was a bit dry, but tasted good. I yearned for some sauce to mitigate the puckering dryness. My favorite was the Ouzi, a Jordanian dish packed with meat, peas, rice, and flavorful spices that helped me to recall the warmth and welcome of a Middle Eastern meal. I wanted more flavor, but the dish was good. Falafel was okay, again a bit too dry. I think Petra Bistro may try to be too much, the kitchen putting out food representative of several countries: Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon etc. Perhaps if Petra focused on Jordan and the Levantine, their culinary skills would shine. However, I will return for more of Petra's cooking.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Petra Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5