Redmond >Food & Dining > Pomegranate Bistro
18005 NE 68th St, Redmond, WA | Directions 9805247.666622 -122.098997
Dining: Mon, 11am - 2pm; Tue - Fri, 11am - 10pm; Sat, 9am - 10pm; Sun, 9am - 2pm. POM Bakery & Espresso Bar opens at 7am daily
Neighborhoods: Southeast Redmond
Casual romantic bistro – We went there on Friday night. It was a chill environment, there was no wait and we were escorted to our table right away. The Salad tasted amazing and the whole menu was not too expensive.
Redmond Eatery – Finally made it to the bistro for Saturday brunch. Went at 11 and was seated without wait although the table location was a bit awkward. Waiter arrived promptly to take drink order. I love French toast and pancakes so decided on full order of the cinnamon French toast with candied bacon and scrambled eggs ($12) and 1/2 stack of the crystallized ginger lemon oatcakes to share ($7) then topped off with black coffee. The coffee was excellent! The food arrived within ten minutes.
The French toast was only so-so, pretty bland and actually needed the syrup (I usually skip it) however it was served hot. The French toast was thick Texas toast with hardy edges yet soft center. Nothing wrong with the cooking method but it had no flavor.
The oatcakes were incredible and wish I'd had those as my main entree with a side of fruit! The lemon was subtle and the oat flavor delicious. Might try to recreate at home.
My date had the vegetarian potato scramble with over easy eggs ($12) and declared it had plenty of flavor. I believe the potato scramble had dot of pesto on top.
While just the two of dined we saw plenty of families or couples, the bistro is casual and relaxing. We received no pressure to leave the minute the bill was paid so it was nice to chat for another 20 minutes.
Total bill after tax and tip $40. Will go again to try the firebreads I read so many reviews on.
Pomegranate Bistro – it isnt expencive its not a place you have to dress up for the dont give you to little of a entree or to big everything there is perfect. the tomato soup is the best with grilled chese on the side.
Lousy.. Oh wait, NO service! – Extremely unhappy. We have been going weekly for some time now and for the second time in a 6 month window we have been seated and left to fend for ourselves with nothing more than water. Another table was seated right next to us 5 minutes later and was immediately offered coffee, had their order taken then the waitress walked around our table to the one directly opposite of us. We were literally ignored! This happened on one other occasion. Sorry, but we won't be going back..
Amazing! – Pomegranate Bistro is an Eastside gem! Their menu changes seasonally, so everything tastes super fresh. Their cocktail list is fun and inventive. Love it!
Good food that is overpriced – Do you enjoy paying ten bucks for a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich? You do? Then this place is for you!
This is Troy McClure. You might remember me from other restaurant reviews such as "They Poured Water Over My Burrito" and "Why Does This Taste Like Hair?"
Pomegranate Bistro is in a really nice space with a huge windowed wall that overlooks the associated catering business. The dining room is nicely appointed. Our table was having an animated discussion--thanks in part to the very strong drinks that were ordered--so I didn't notice if the dining room seemed noisy or not.
I had the $21 fish tacos. Three fish tacos for $21. Uh, yeah. What is this, Manhattan?
I recommend Pomegranate mostly because the people at my table were satisfied with what they ordered for the most part and we had a great time. Be prepared to pay though.
P.S. The carrot cake is really a spice cake. If you know what a real carrot cake tastes like, do NOT order this one. You will be disappointed.
Favorite place for casual fine dining, foodies make sure you stop by here – This is always my favorite place to go for fine dining with a casual atmosphere. The food is consistently excellent, and for the quality of what you get, reasonably priced. It is not cheap, but the same food at stuffier restaurants will cost you 50% more. The menu is always seasonal and made from local ingredients, and I'm consistently impressed with the caliber of cooking going on here. My understanding is that it's a catering company with a dining room, and it's clear that whoever creates the menus here has a real passion for food. Items are creative and interesting, this place is a real gem for foodies. Coffee and baked goods are also top notch.
This is not a fancy restaurant. The food is really excellent, but the dining room feels like a dressed up warehouse. The tablecloths are plastic, and there are huge windows so you can see into the enormous kitchen. The atmosphere is elegant, but extremely simple. They also do not take reservations, and it's very popular, so a wait can be expected most nights. Fortunately I live close by and will pop by to "get a table" 30 minutes before I take friends there :)
I've had nothing but good experience with the service. Always fast, and always with a smile. I just wish the wait to get a table were shorter.
Disorganized and slow – I've been to Pomegranate twice now and each time the service has been slow and our orders were mixed up. The food is decent, portions being on the small side. It's not unreasonably priced, but not a terribly great value. The atmosphere is a little off-putting, which really makes it not worth the price.
Poor Food, High Prices – I wanted to take my family to a Mother's Day brunch and after reading some accolade reviews on the Pomegranite, I made reservations. The menu consisted of about 6 different items, all of which were priced at $28 with an 18% gratuity added. I thought it very pricey at the time since a couple of the items were just waffles or just ham and eggs, We stayed anyway because of the difficulty we would face finding another restaurant. My whole party of 6 was extremely disappointed. ALL of our food was served just barely warm. All the eggs were served scrambled, but they were not scrambled for each individual. My wife had a cold, dry $28 waffle that didn't even come with butter. My son-in-law had the shrimp quiche and I am not exagerating when I say the wedge shaped piece consisted of about 2 large bites.
If you have a lot of money and don't care about quality food or preparation, I highly recommend this place.
Tasty – I just love this place. The service is excellent, the food is great and the atmosphere even better. I would higly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. It's a treat.
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