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“Good food & drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bennett's Bistro

Bennett's Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 77th Ave.
Description: Welcome At Bennett's we are committed to serving authentic, original food. You won't find artificial preservatives, colors or sweeteners. No flavor enhancers, hydrogenated oils or processed foods. What you will find, are the freshest, most authentic ingredients we can offer. Most of our ingredients are deeply rooted in the Cascadia region - an area extending from northern California to southern Alaska, and the coast to the continental divide, taking in Washington, most of Oregon and Idaho and part of Montana. We buy from producers who share our commitment to whole foods and handmade fare. People dedicated to the simple pleasures of creating delicious food and drink the way it was intended to be made; fresh from the earth, the sea and the vine.
Spokane, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food & drinks”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

A friend & I had Sunday brunch at Bennett's, and it was a very nice experience. She had the Eggs Bennett & I had the Green Goddess Grilled Cheese. My friend raved about her breakfast, and almost insisted I have a bite, but I was too full from my fabulous lunch. Bennett's put just the right amount of goat cheese on my sandwich - it was tangy & smooth, but not overpowering. It blended nicely with the jack cheese, fresh spinach, avocado & pesto. The bread was perfectly toasted too. We didn't intend to have drinks, but I watched the bartender make a Hibiscus & citrus drink (can't remember the name of it), and I had to have one. My friend had one too, and we both loved it. It was VERY tart, but we expected that. It was the perfect balance to our meals. Our server, Patrick, was attentive & timely. We'll definitely go to Bennett's again!

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Kenmore, Washington
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270 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Food was okay, but service was mundane”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I ate here twice within one week with different friends. The service was mundane both times. The macaroni and cheese was good (and why not, Bennett's is owned by Beecher's Cheese?), but the menu offerings were limited. To get a salad as a main dish, you had to order essentially 1 1/2 appetizer salads. The sides were small and it was a pretty expensive place for lunch.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Wave R
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Olympia, Washington
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food, not so good service”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The place is nice, modern, new, clean. The food was pretty good! The service, our waitress had a bit of an attitude (I was with a friend who is a writer and he said the same thing), but there was an asian (?) guy too who was excellent, very nice and friendly. Overall it was nice enough so we will go and try it again. :-)

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank EBSeattle
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Mercer Island, Washington
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Skip the Mexican Monday”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We were very disappointed with our experience at what Bennett's calls "Mexican Monday". The menu is limited. After discussing our interests with the waitress, we ordered the enchilada plate for $23. The waitress emphasized that it was a big plate. Given the price, we assumed she was right and decided to share it. She was right, the plate was big; but there were 2 small enchiladas, chicken and beef, and a bit of coleslaw, plus 3 sauces. The beef enchilada was very tough and chewy. It tasted as it had been over fried. For the money, this was unacceptable. The draft beer was good however. We had been warned by friends that the menu prices for their mexican food were high. We did expect good food.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Aspiring1
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Mercer Island, WA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best MI restaurant”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great local foods. Good menu, wine list, presentation and service. Its a fun local spot with good ambiance. Best restaurant on Mercer Island.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Dave J
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