Bellevue >Food & Dining > Bis On Main
10213 Main St, Bellevue, WA | Directions 9800447.610102 -122.203881
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Thursday From 05:30 PM To 09:30 PM Friday From 11:30 PM To 02:30 PM Friday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Neighborhoods: West Bellevue
A low-key favorite of the money-ed set in Bellevue, this spot on Old Main is a bit of a throwback. In the best possible way. Other kitchens might be pushing the envelope, but chef Tom Black knows there would be a riot if he ever tried to 86 the crispy garlic chicken. (Yes, the bird's mother-clucking good, especially on top of those old-fashioned mashed potatoes.) Come here for well-executed comfort food, not to have your palate challenged.
this place is a total scam!!! high prices for crappy food and the valet trys to rip you off!!! stay away!!!!
very yummy! – I went here after having my hair done cause some people were talking about it in the salon! he service was great and so was the food i will deff be back!
What a disappointment – The last review for this place was a couple years ago, so I'm assuming the place has taken a turn for the worse. Of all the French/New American places I've been to, this one ranks the lowest as far as the food is concerned. We ordered the Veal Osso Busco and rack of lamb and both were quite terrible in my opinion. The lamb was undercooked and the veal was one-note. First year culinary students know better than to undercook lamb and then serve without slicing the meat before serving. The price of the entrees were well within the range of good French restaurants but for the low quality food served here, it was exorbitant! If you truly care about food, please avoid this place at any cost.
Terrific food, reasonable portions and very convenient parking – This is a truly great restaurant. It is a formal setting with a tremendous wine list. The portions are resonable and the service is very good. I have been to Bis on Main for both dinner and lunch. The quality and service remained the same, either time of day.
In my top two – Up until last night, I didn't think anything in the area would compare to The Met for me--I'm a huge fan of high-end steakhouses (but not lame-ass pompous showoff places like el gaucho). However, last night the boys and I went out to Bis on Main and we all had great food. I had the duck, which was amazing. The boys had the cassoulette and the jirk prawns(mis-spelled on purpose since City Search didn't like the word), which were both extremely good, but it was agreed that I definitely had the winning dish. I've had some great meals at many of the restaurants in Seattle and other places, as well as some great home-cooked meals in our dinner club, but I can honestly say that this is probably the best meal I have ever had. The duck was prepared perfectly (which is not often experienced anywhere) and the root-vegetable hash it was paired with was incredible. We had a bottle of Syrah (very reasonably priced compared to the same wine at Seattle restaurants) and a few cocktails, all of which were excellent.
I'm not ready to call this the best restaurant in the area yet, but this was the best single meal I've had anywhere around here.
Appetizers included the Salmon Gravlax and the Ricotta & Spinach Gnocchi. The Gnocchi was okay, but the salmon was off-the-hook amazing. I'm not one to dole out words like excellent and amazing unless they are warranted, and Bis definitely warrants them.
Desserts were good, not great. Pecan pie was good, and the chocolate souffle was better, but these weren't up there in the amazing range....
Atmosphere: Classy and relaxed...
Service: Knowledgable, attentitve, but not in-your-face...
Food: Very good to Amazing...
Wine: Excellent selection at good prices...
Stay away from this place, so I can go back and enjoy it more.
An Eastside Gem – A few things of note: house cured Salmon Gravlax - superb! Potato crusted goat cheese, crispy sweetbreads and pepper crusted Ahi Tuna: fantastic! All salads well worth it. Main Entrees are mostly executed at the level one would expect at a restaurant of this caliber. Usually busy, Bis on Main is one of Bellevue's, and increasingly, Seattle's favorite restaurants. Great wine list. Highly suggest for special occasions, business dining, dates or a great Friday evening meal...
Ok, but not worth the price – If you live in Bellevue and don't want to travel far, this might be a good place to go to enjoy dinner with an older crowd and drop some cash, otherwise, skip it. The food is not the main attraction, nor is the privacy or wait staff to customer ratio.
The lounge area and bar are cramped. Bar seating is mostly in the walkway to the lounge or backed against a wall. Remaining restaurant is composed of two main dining areas in a non-private setting. Drinks are decent, though my second and third "Perfected Manhattan" came with lots of ice cubes floating on top with foam from the shaker.
Food is not extraordinary. The New York steak was thick, bland and tough even though medium-rare (some parts difficult to cut with the steak knife). The dry rub is apparently flavorless or washed off with the basalmic vinegar it is slathered in which makes the steak sweet instead of savory. Crispy chicken was decent, but nothing to write home about. Best meal was the Tamarind Prawns and it came with brown rice versus the plain mashed potatoes and broccoli that the other meals seem to come with.
just ok – nothing to write home about. valet parking was the best part about this place. older crowd with bland food and high priced drinks. could have the potential to be great. won't drive home talking about it.
Great New Bar – I live in Seattle and don't venture to the eastside of the lake very often but was told about Bis by a good friend who's opinion I value. She couldn't have been more right, my friends and I (4 total) decided to sit and have drinks and dinner in the new bar/lounge. They offer a full menu plus additional appetizers and I was amazed at how great the "bar food" was. I am a huge steak lover and ordered the Steak Frites and thought that it was amazing. The bartender was cute, funny and attentive. The owner was friendly and made it a point to make our first visit in enjoyable. I will definitely make more trips to the eastside to visit this charming establishment and will most likely always sit in the bar.
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