Seattle >Food & Dining > 35th Street Bistro
709 N 35th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.650455 -122.349396
Dinner service starting at 5pm Tuesday through Sunday
Lunch starting at 11am Tuesday through Sunday
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 11am 2pm
Neighborhoods: Fremont, Lake Union
Brussels sprouts in duck fat + pomme frites = you can say you got at least 2 servings of veggies, right? Well, maybe add one of their tasty salads & hedge your bets.
Great Food, Inviting Space – Small space, but very friendly - both the atmosphere and the staff. Nice selection of wines on the list - several wines by the glass. The lunch menu has comfort food classics like a Kobe Burger with Pont Bleu and a Bacon, Lettuce and Avacado sandwich along with salads, quiche, etc. Fairly light options. Desserts were also good and the overall experience was top notch. I would definitely recommend the 35th Street Bistro to anyone looking for a casual place to dine in Fremont. We didn't have a problem getting in without reservations at lunch and dinner during the week but I've seen a line outside on the weekend.
NOT Worth the Money!! – I admit I had a soft spot for the former Still Life Cafe and had therefore been avoiding it's "new" incarnation as the 35th Street Bistro. But I still approached with an open mind when three of us decided to try it as part of the "Dine for Darfur" charity event (where 25% of proceeds would go to Mercy Corps). Anywoo -- we had reservations but one of our party was late. The waitress stopped by and check in and we told her we were still waiting for one more person. He arrived 5 minutes later at which point we waited OVER 20 MINUTES for her to come back to our table. When she did finally return she asked us if we had "had time to look at the menu" -- we almost laughed at her. Why yes, we had almost half an hour to practically memorize it! I had to prompt her for the specials. We then ordered everything at once for fear of her not returning, including two appetizers, cocktails, and our three entrees. Yes, we were practically the youngest people there (~30 years old) but we didn't deserve our server's disdain (i.e. 'putting up with us' like we weren't spending enough money). The appetizers were good (fries and mussels). My friend's roasted chicken was also good. BUT my asparagus ravioli was so salty I could barely choke it down. The sauce was way too thick and congealed before I could even finish it. And they overcharged me on it! (only a buck, but after everything else I couldn't help but be annoyed). Whenever our waitress stopped by (rarely) she hardly made eye contact. NEVER asked if we wanted refills/more drinks. We were too disgusted to try dessert. And there was no mention of their participation in the charity event except for a small flyer at the front desk that I noticed on the way out. Way too expensive for the ok food and RUDE service. Won't return with all the other great restaurants to try in the city! Ambience is nice and the appetizers/salads seem good. But it doesn't make up for being treated that way and for the terrible entree I was served.
Charming Atmosphere, Attentive Service, and most importantly-Delicious Food – After visiting the 35th St. Bistro on Saturday, I cannot wait to go back. The atmosphere is quite charming with high ceilings, dim lighting, white christmas lights, and a central tree (I know it might sound a little dorm-like..but it's really very enchanting). The waitress and bussers were professional, yet very personable. ...and the food! The food was delicious. I especially recommend the pear salad, smoked duck, and baked white shrimp.
worst place in FREMONT – I thought this place was going to be really good, but then, I was WRONG!!!! So, we got seated promptly, which was good. But, I should have known to walk right back out when I had noticed that it was empty on a Sunday morning for brunch. We waited about 10 minutes before we were greeted by our "server" and once she did that she excused herself to take an order of another table. Then she came back. Took our drink orders, and food order. I asked to make sure my eggs were OVER HARD, she repeated that and said with a smile, "absolutely." We then sat there for another 10 minutes waiting for our drinks. I watched her take them (drinks) to another table, chat it up with the people sitting there, then proceeded to spill one of the drinks on the customer. We finally got our beverages. Another 30 minutes went by, while waiting for my food, I overheard another server making an excuse as to why this person got a peanut butter sandwich with a side of pasta. As if it were the customers fault. I finally got my food. It looked great. I cut into my eggs and yolk juiced all over. I asked for my server and told her I asked for them to be over hard. She looked at me with disgust, removed my plate, and sighed. Another 30 minutes later I got my food. It was cold and kind of gross. I heard the other server talking to another customer about how these other people were complaining about the "peanut butter" sandwich. I wanted to leave right then and there. After all said and done I walked out of there very upset, and annoyed. I am a server, if something happened like that to me, I would "comp" them and apologize. I guess that's the difference between "good" service and HORRIBLE service. Save your money and time, DO NOT GO THERE!!!!
An upscale, European-influenced bistro brings congenial neighborhood warmth to Fremont. – The Scene
White linens and minimalist decor set the scene at this friendly neighborhood bistro, where potted plants and twinkling white lights help create intimate spaces for dining conversation. Though elegant, the bistro remains comfortable and welcoming, largely thanks to its knowledgeable waitstaff and convivial atmosphere. Groups of neighborhood locals share bottles of wine and swap stories, while couples celebrating birthdays and anniversaries can find cozy corners.
Built on a passion for simple, organic ingredients and exacting preparation, the seasonal menu excels beautifully with classics like Muscovy duck breast with pomegranate au jus or a fragrant bouillabaisse teeming with hunks of fish and a light flavoring of fennel. The sinfully delicious shoestring bistro frites, topped with garlic oil, creme fraiche and parsley, are worth the trip alone. Finish with a thoughtfully compiled cheese course complete with shavings of dark chocolate, nuts and assorted jams.
Great Brunch – Great Eggs Benedict---my poached egg was cooked perfectly. SImply put, a nice neighborhood spot for a casual meal. I haven't tried their dinner menu but look forward to returning after the holidays.
Nicely done, comfortable, with good food. – This is a lovely place for a long lunch or a little late night tete a tete. I've had a number of enjoyable lunches here, but was in tonight for a late dinner/snack. Very nice ambience, the Frites are definitely recommended and risotto had a rather remarkably generous amount of Chanterelles in it. Courteous friendly service. Definitely a nice place to know about, and good place for avoiding the chaos of Fremont while still being near the center of the universe.
Nice surprise – With the intention of dining at the Asteroid, we stumbled upon the bistro because of its inviting decor, while trying to find a parking spot. We were seated promptly, with no reservation, and were very pleased with our choice. The cheese plate was beautiful, the honeycrisp pear salad was refreshing and the trout was cooked perfectly. The portions were were surprisingly generous. The service was a bit slow but overall freindly. We will be back.
Oui! – Now this is a great restaurant. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and it all made for an entirely enjoyable evening. I'd love to come back every week with a friend or just a good book, order a big bowl of mussels and a glass of wine and enjoy every last bite. I don't think this place could ever get old.
Great Food and Wine – I'm not able to recommend many restaurants to my well-traveled friends. Most of the Belltown scene is all trend and no substance. 35th Bistro is a place I recommend to even the most jaded foodie I know. It has this amazing wine list and a well balanced menu that, for nearly every time I've been there, has been well prepared and delicious. I think the wait staff makes a pretty good attempt at being informed and seem to really be proud of their food. I think the lunch service is excellent and have stopped by several times after the ballet or a movie and found them ready to serve everything on the menu. I've read some of the other reviews here and won't disagree with another persons experience - but often times I find that I get what I bring to the table. If I'm in a good mood and ready to explore and enjoy the evening - the server and restaurant will respond. My test for 35th Street was to simply tell the wait person to "bring me whatever the chef would like me to have tonight." Putting them on the spot - and they delivered - translates to me they take pride in what they are serving. I like that!
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