Bis on Main

4.7
731 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
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  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Bis on Main is Bellevue’s premier fine dining restaurant, famous for great seafood, big steaks and the Crispy Garlic Chicken. One of the best places in Bellevue for lunch & dinner. Bis also features an award winning and well-priced wine list with over 320 selections. We have an intimate bar and lounge, free valet parking and feature a great late night happy hour! If you want to dine with the local who’s who, Bis on Main is your best choice in town. Private dining & catering available.
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4.7
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OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best cod I’ve ever had! Great, attentive service!

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RK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good but not amazing. Service was ok. We each ordered salads and they brought them out at completely different times which was weird. Food was good wand dessert was very good. Lighting inside was VERY bright and it was pretty loud. Definitely better places in the area to go.

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f
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Joe keeps this restaurant special as always - such a treat every time!

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OT
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ALWAYS, IT IS A PLEASURE TO DINE AT BIS ON MAIN - JOE IS ALWAYS INVITING, REGARDFUL AND I APPRECIATE HOW THOUGHT-FULL THE ATTENDANTS ARE WITH US!

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u
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were excellent! I highly recommend the halibut.

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BA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My wife visited the restaurant a month ago and said the scallops were the best she had ever enjoyed. We decided to have a birthday dinner there on this visit. The chef made a scallop dish for my wife about as enjoyable as the last one. Excellent repeat performance. Thank you.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was delicious, the ambiance delightful, but the server was a bit snooty and her smile was appeared forced. If we come back, we’d likely ask to not be seated in her section

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ST
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Looking foward to next time

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JK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorite go to spots! Consistently delicious!

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M
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you, Joe, for this lovely, white table clothed icon in the middle of our busy city...and for richard!

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JE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely, quiet dinner for three in one of back dining rooms...perfect for conversation and delicious food.

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J
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Dinner was absolutely delicious. The service was top notch.
It did get a bit loud once the area we were in was full.
We will definitely be back the next time we’re in the area.

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F
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The service at Bis was outstanding but the food was just good, nothing stood out and it was fairly expensive. The noise level was high!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The server was so weird too much talking too much touching us & keeps asking as everything is good everything thing is fine how was the food & so on even after we paid & got up & planning to leave come back with touching our shoulders & got more questions or us ... very uncomfortable & weird..
Reservations was June 17 under Samar for Nagla’s Bday
Thx
Samar

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LD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Bis!! Always great food and love that it is local-best place on the Eastside!!

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

It took over 30 minutes to get our appetizer and over an hour and half to get our main entrees. I would understand if its a restaurant that serves a lot of people but this was a small restaurant and there were only a few tables being used. Once they gave us our check they were very fast at charging my card though...Ridiculous!! The food was bland we got the Cod. Barely any flavor and is something I could make myself. Nothing special worth paying that much.

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TM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant !

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent place as always. Enjoyed the Dry Rub New York steak. Can’t ever go wrong here!

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TK
Seattle
106 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AS always, Bis on Main excels at everything it does. I just wish they would remodel the front dining room to get rid of the 1950's coach seating. I get seated with my wife at 90 degrees to me, so I'm talking to her left ear.While she's looking directly into the face of some woman at the adjacent table, so they end up staring at each other.

Other than that, wine list, menu, service, etc are all excellent. AGAIN.

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CD
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Honestly, given its reputation and hefty price tag, I was disappointed.

We dined on a Tuesday evening and it wasn't very busy. While we were seated quickly, it seemed to take too long for our server to get back to us for our drink order, at which time we also ordered appetizers.

The drinks came out quickly enough, although not that quickly considering it was two glasses of champagne and a Scotch, neat.

Our server came back for our entree orders before the apps came out, which was fine, but then we waited.

And waited.

Finally, food came out ... but the entrees. No sign of the appetizers we'd hoped to be nibbling on. Our server confessed that he'd forgotten to order them, but the entrees were ample enough that we were probably better off not stuffing ourselves to the gills.

He brought us a creme brulee as an "I'm sorry about the mix-up."

Three of the four of us have worked in restaurants so we know things happen, but at this type of high-end (and higher-priced) restaurant, they shouldn't.

Oh, and the food? It was good. Nothing that blew our socks off, but properly prepared. My wife raved about her diver scallops. My crab cake and mussels were tasty. Our son's duck breast was also tender and tasty. Just nothing as stellar as I thought it should have been for a $300+ dinner.

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DW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s my go to spot. The food is consistently delicious.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Greg was very good waiter. The food was prepared well and presentation was excellent.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Perhaps we were expecting more of a french bistro style experience but felt that the execution of the dishes lacked finesse and attention to detail. The service while by no means inattentive felt somewhat rushed - granted it was a busy Saturday night.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had 7 in our party all like different foods. They met all our needs and more.

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TK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I also added that we were celebrating our anniversary when booking the reservation, never heard a peep, would have been nice. Server was not on point, was more engaged with the neighboring table, while we needed service. Expect more attentive service given the amount spent at the establishment. Food was great though!

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Comfortable, great food, great service! Highly recommended.

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K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bis on Main is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the service, location and food. The crispy garlic chicken is one of the highlights on the menu. The menu varies enough to be interesting but the classics remain on the menu. I would highly recommend this as a date night location.

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and an extensive wine list (by the glass as well as by the bottle). Great for business dinners as well.

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Q
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant with valet parking in the back! The Ahi starter was superb as was the soup of the night. All of our meals were done to perfection and we each ordered something different. Great for something quick in the bar or a special occasion. Very versatile restaurant - always something on the fresh sheet to pique your curiosity!! Really nice wine list, too. Enjoy......

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OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious meal with the family. I would recommend the chicken.

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T
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Unfortunately the waiter nor the maître de knew how to process my Open Table Award Certificate.

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n
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Really noisy.

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CD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Our server was new, but he tried hard. The salads were a bit of a joke - iceberg lettuce drenched in blue cheese dressing for $10. The main dishes were good - my wife had the Salmon special and I had the Filet. The filet was cooked perfectly. For dessert, we ordered a Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee and the Molten Chocolate Souffle. The crème brulee was excellent, but the souffle was overcooked so the chocolate wasn't molten.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food paired with excellent service . Nice wine selection, pleasant ambience. Perfect place for special occasion.

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RH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Good food and service; very very loud atmosphere

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PS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been coming for many years it’s my go to always for a great meal and ambience

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good was great, restaurant was chilly, would have felt more welcoming of a little warmer.

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N
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Bis on Main is a nice restaurant. It is a good place for fine dining. Foods were excellent and service was top notch. We were seated quickly without much waiting. We ordered lamb shank and crispy chicken. Both were delicious. I would have preferred Lam Shank. Crispy chicken could be a bit more tender. Overall it was a good experience. We will be back again.

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S
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was awesome, second time here for special occasion and maintained the same high quality both times.
I believe it is one of the better restaurant on Main street. Noise level depending on which section you seat in. I prefer the "inner" room which is quieter.

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N
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have always loved Bis. Food is always well-prepared with daily specials to intrigue as well. Garlic chicken is one of my favorites as well as scallops...and actually most of what's on the menu! I came with two friends for lunch and of course we got talking. The staff did not push us to hurry...nor to leave when we went beyond their "lunch time". So gracious. And a wonderful relaxing spot.

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