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“The best sound system in Washington”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bake's Place

Bake's Place
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Ranked #47 of 540 Restaurants in Bellevue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Craig & Laura Baker are seasoned veterans in the food, beverage & entertainment business. In the course of 14 ½ years, they have taken Bake’s Place from a small private jazz club to one of the top live music establishments in the world. What sets Craig apart is his forty plus years in the music & entertainment business. Craig has a demonstrated talent & passion for presenting great music in an atmosphere where the music & the musicians are elevated & given the respect they deserve. Craig has a solid reputation for building strong rapports with both musicians & the audiences he serves. Laura Baker has over 16 years of experience in the culinary industry. She was the founder of the successful catering business A Friend in the Kitchen which provided services for large weddings, corporate functions, small, in-home dinners & special events.
Port Angeles, WA
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“The best sound system in Washington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you are on the other side of the pond. You need to try out Bake's in Bellevue! The food is great, but the music is over the top! Our band buddies Tiller's Folly played there Saturday and Sunday night. Bake's has got the cleanest sound in the Northwest. Great sound and you can hear every lyric. Music almost every night of the week.

  • Visited April 2013
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seattle
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“Great for many reasons”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is an incredible restaurant. It always has friendly staff, great food, and foot tapping music. They also have a really great happy hour. My fiancé and I have been here multiple times for romantic dinners, happy hours, and dates with friends and for each one this venue has been fantastic. If you are ever at a loss of where to eat on the East Side you should check this place out!!
Ps. The owner and staff are always open to suggestions... super friendly so if there isn't something that you don't love.. just let them know! (but I challenge you to see if there is anything!)

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Paulaannenyc
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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Live music, great food and New Year's Even”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Superb sold out party last night at Bake's Place the new live music location in Bellevue. An updated supper club atmosphere, this new spot has great food, a superb bartender in John! and an excellent vibe. The music for the New Year's party was superb, and champagne and balloon release on the terrace with firepits and heaters capped off the night. Great job!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank mcclungp
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mukilteo
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“Great jazz- dinner show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

My friend and I attended the recent Dee Daniels show at Bake's Place. We had a great night! Bake's Place is a perfect venue to listen to great music - good acoustics, intimate atmosphere, good food and wine selection and the staff friendly and attentive. Dee sang beautifully alongside with her 4 piece band. She had a friendly and warm rapport with the audience. The ballad was amazing. What a treat to hear such a remarkable voice!
Re Bake's Place, I particularly appreciated that Bake's Place made the point of calling me on the day of the show, to advise me there was only going to be one show,instead of the advertized two and they had adjusted the time for the new performance. That saved me from coming early and hanging around for an extra hour or so. As well, I appreciated the fact that the wait staff were attentive but not intrusive, and were careful to ask if we wanted a top of our wine classes instead of just pouring. It is obvious the owners care about great music and their customers. Highly recommend the place. (and by the way, the food was good too!)

  • Visited November 2012
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Renton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Dinner music done just right”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

An incredible music venue right in the heart of Bellevue with delicious food. My steak in bleu cheese cream with fingerling potatoes, roasted shallots and asparagus was exceptional, a bit pricy at $27, but flavor and quality worth it. Complimentary bread served with a favored butter. Others in my party all raved about their meals as well. We had a reserved table near the stage, but every table in this venue is good. Another plus is quality live music that starts at 8 PM, 2 full sets and you can be home before midnight, Cover was $15 for that evening (added to dinner bill). We all agreed this place does it right; great food, great music, good hours and validated parking makes for a perfect night out for the young at heart middle aged professional crowd.

  • Visited November 2012
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