Seattle >Food & Dining > Il Bistro
93 Pike St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.608581 -122.340216
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Pike Place Market
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Join us at IL Bistro for happy hour! Daily 5-6:30pm and Late night Sunday through Thursday 10pm until Midnight, Friday and Saturday 11pm until 1am.
Always a great happy hour here, or just go for good ole dinner. And you can use the valet service that is just upstairs!
Never to return – My fiance and I dined at Il Bistro last night and the experience was not great. The ambiance, food, and wine were all very good but the service was the worst I've ever had. After waiting 17 minutes for him to greet us he mumbled off the verbal specials he had written on a small notepad and took our order. When our food arrived he auctioned it off (there were only the two of us, you would think he'd remembered), then we never saw him again until he "slammed" down the dessert menus in front of us; no check back, no how is everythin, NOTHING. I must say the food was good (not great) but the service was so horrible I will never return.
Worth your money – A friend and I recently celebrated an anniversary of sorts and I was looking for a place to have a nice dinner. I made online reservations at Il Bistro that were pleasantly confirmed both by phone & email. On the night of our reservation we ran late but yet were still able to get the "quaint and romantic" table I had requested. The food and atmosphere were wonderful. The service was goodm though our waiter could have checked in just once or twice more without being too intruding. For 2 appetizers, wine, drinks, our meals and a split dessert we paid $98. I will most definitely come back!!!
Dine Here, Fall In Love... – There is not a more romantic spot in the city to enjoy a nice quiet meal with someone special. For over a quarter century, locals and tourists alike have dined in this little hideway in the Pike Place Market that serves simply prepared Italian fare made with the freshest local ingredients possible.
The wine list features many excellent choices from the Northwest, including Oregon Pinot Noirs, as well as a fine selection of Italian wines. Fish is done especially well here and all pasta is made on the premises and can be ordered in half portions. Il Bistro's signature dish is their rack of lamb, a must try for lamb lovers.
Take someone very special to Il Bistro tonight and fall in Love.
classic and comfortable – Have been eyeing this place for years, but always ended up somewhere else. We finally went in for our anniversary, and really enjoyed it. Great ambience, friendly staff, and an excellent meal. I had the ravioli, she had the polenta, and both were great. Antipasto was OK, probably should have gone with the Caesar.
Very good – We had never been to Il Bistro before. Before we went, I read the other member reviews and had my doubts, until I noticed that all the professional reviews of this restaurant were very positive. We had a very good time and were glad we went. We thought the service, atmosphere and food were all very good, and that's very high praise, considering that the night before we ate at The Herbfarm. However, we went on a weekday, at 5:30 and the waiter wasn't rushed. The Carpaccio was very good, the Pear & Gorgonzola Ravioli was great, and the Lamb was very good. If you can afford to splurge, I would recomend this restaurant.
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