Hector's Restaurant

4.2
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250 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
Hector's is centrally located in the Downtown Kirkland Waterfront. Our full service lounge, warm & inviting dining area and banquet facilities offer the space and atmosphere suitable for all occasions!

We offer the finest ingredients prepared with uncommon flair. You are sure to find a favorite dish that will keep you coming back for more.
What 250 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KK
Seattle
115 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Early but nice dinner on NYE. The prime rib special was very good.

LL
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Our waitress was slow - seemed she was covering the entire bar - but professional. The food was terrible. I had been in the day before and it was done, but this day the eggs were cold, the avocado toast was cold bread with avocado spread and overdressed salad. Ick.

G
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time dining at Hectors and the food and service was just as wonderful as the first time!

KB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Breakfast was cold. No refills on coffee, did not ask how things were

DA
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Hectors was great as always. When I have gone in the past it has been packed. It was unusually quiet on this particular night. The service was great and the food was great too as always.

L
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were very good, as was the ambiance. I will return to this restaurant.

SR
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

Hector's is a large, very conveniently located restaurant. The food was excellent with large portions! About 3/4 of the way through our lunch, a huge party (about 25) was seated long the middle next to our booth so conversation became impossible without shouting, and even then we had a difficult time hearing each other. Once they group came in, our server "disappeared" consumed by the demands of waiting on so many. We had to track her down to get our bills and then wait for them to be collected. While I'm sure not a usual occurrence, it still made for an unpleasant end to our luncheon. When we exited through the bar, it was like getting our hearing back - it was so pleasantly quiet! It would have been nice to have been offered to be reseated in there!!

DB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Hectors is getting ready to close it's doors and I guess that means that they don't worry what their service is like. Very disappointing; the service was in the past very good. The food was good but it was overshadowed by our poor service. And we were there for a birthday celebration which the waitress blew off completely.

LH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We appreciated that Hector's was open on Thanksgiving--all those working at Hector's gave up their holiday dinner so that we could forego cooking ourselves! They did it in good cheer, and the food was delicious.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was great

G
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took our daughter and her husband to dinner . We guys ordered hamburgers , they said the burgers were delicious. We order a chicken and a beef entree that were equally delicious!

j
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had Sunday brunch with friends and had a great time - the crab benedict was amazing - as was the poinsetta mimosa! Would totally return for a breakfast or brunch!

RG
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

On reservation, special event was Birthday. I had to track down our server to ask about any treats.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Good variety on menu
Little bit better than average food
Friendly staff and nice atmosphere

OT
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent wedge salad, Brussels sprouts and Filet Mignon. Friends had Beef Stroganoff (A+) and flat iron steak (B). Demi glacé sauce and peppercorn sauce were both excellent. Would have loved to sit on patio but they closed it even though it was a nice evening. Ambiance inside was good though.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was extremely slow even though restaurant was not busy at all. Our waitress was not knowledgeable about the menu. The in-house menu didn’t match the menu loaded on open table, so we were disappointed that there were missing items that had made our decision to try the restaurant in the first place. Our waitress spent the entire time chatting with someone in the kitchen and rarely checked on us. The food was just ok, the overall experience wasn’t enough for us to go back.

The ONLY thing good was the bus boy who was very attentive with refilling our water.

e
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

One of the few places you can make a reservation for breakfast! Great for people who who have different food preferences/allergies, as they have tons of substitutes available.

P
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We arrived near the end of happy hour. Our waitress was gracious and rushed our order in just before the closure of happy hour. We received good service and were happy with our meal. However, there was a family in a booth behind me with a very noisy and rambunctious child who they did not control. 🤨

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My associate and I both opted for the eggs Benedict which was excellent as was the service.

LM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

The food was great but we received terrible service. It definitely had us feeling like we were being racial profiled. We had a reservation and we had to wait almost 15 minutes before our waitress greeted us (didn’t apologize about the wait) and to get water. She was helping her other tables that were white customers and passed us a few times. We were about to leave and complain and that’s when she came. She didn’t come over again until we were done with our food and I had my credit card out trying to make it clear we were ready to go! Such terrible service!! Which is too bad because the food is so good but we will not be returning.

L
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I think this spot could use a reality tv makeover.

Hostess seemed indifferent to my Open arable reservation: even if not needed, points are earned, so please acknowledge.

Dust! It’s been many weeks since the dust has been cleaned on the ledge along the booth seating. I was tempted to use my finger to scrawl “wash me”...

Food was bland. Link sausage- bleh.

Coffee was very weak.

Server never came back to check in. It was 9 am and not busy until we left. She had time.

GD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The food was far too salty and the silverware and glasses were not fully rinsed, if not actually dirty! Not up to local standards..

S
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We love the food & always enjoy the restaurant & those that take care of us. We live in the south end at Lake Tapps now & moved 35 years ago but love to come back to Kirkland to have dinner at Hectors.
Thanks & keep it up

SB
Seattle
79 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Service is hit or miss here. This time it was a big miss. She never even smiled and hostess was on her phone every time I looked. Food though is always delicious. Had my favorite brunch of smoked salmon Benedict. Tried the peach sangria who h was amazing too. Great brunch food. Wish the service was more consistent. Doesn't anyone manage the dining room???

JM
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Horrible service, will never come again.
Took 45minutes to get our drinks.
The appetizers came first, no drinks, and no plates.
Had to call the manager and she gave bad excuses about the delay with the drinks.
The entrees came at the same time as the plates for the appetizers, and way after all the appetizers were gone.
Then when they split the bill they did it all wrong.
There was no compensation, no discount for our complaints and disapointment.
Food OK, drinks no good, and disorganized, horrible service.
Will never come back.

JM
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!!! My granddaughter enjoyed ourselves. The food was good, and our waitress was very pleasant, courteous, and helpful.

b
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

It took over 45 minutes to get our food after ordering, we were kindly offered a discount off our meal, but were disappointed when the food was still cold. (Like they had forgotten about part of our order and let the other part get cold) Great outdoor seating and the food (that was warm) was quite delicious!

CR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Recently moved south and frequently visit with friends at Hector’s. Good food, friendly staff. Patio is excellent

DK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Salmon Benedict and Classic Benedict very tasty.

Raul was attentive and friendly .

Mid Sunday morning brunch
was relaxing and worked out well .

Thank you !

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cool brunch date, recommend to minmosa

F
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

As a first timer to this restaurant on a Fathers Day, I would not recommend this please to anyone. The waitress didn’t properly welcome us and didn’t even share her name so the experience was really basic and food was basic also. Pancake was thick with a cornbread like texture. No lake view and parking was hard to find even though they advertise to have free parking.

Hector's Restaurant
Responded on 21 June 2019

We're sorry that your first visit with us was less than extraordinary. We do have a pretty extensive menu and are confident you'll find something you like on a second visit. We apologize for not being clear on our parking situation. We'll try to be more upfront about that going forward.

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l
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

food was good, the down side they brought out the main while we were still eating our salad so it got cold just sitting on the table.

KS
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The people joining my table were late due to the ferry schedule. Hector's staff was very accommodating and understanding. We started late and had to complete our meal quickly due to a flight. The service was great. Timely and helpful. Excellent food as well. Argula salad, avocado on toast and a club sandwich. I have been to Hector's many times. Never disappointed.

JG
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

the wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. the food was decent but was slow coming out of the kitchen. not sure what was happening that night.

H
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Kirkland gathering place anytime/ any occasion. Good food, great & friendly service, good value👍

KM
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great . We really enjoyed ourselves at the restaurant. The food was excellent, with the Bloody Mary's being amazing. Thanks for everything. KM

JN
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quality food and great service consistently!

B
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We went during happy hour. My burger was great as was the price. My wife had the fish tacos and they were good but not really special. The servers were very nice however it seemed to take a longer time than expected for our food and drinks considering how slow the restaurant was when we arrived. 5:45PM Sat. I would definitely go back and try again.

PS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father and son time

PM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, good vibe. Will definitely go again.
They have a wonderful puppy patio that is open in the summer! 🐶💗