Ben Paris

4.5
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Just steps away from Pike Place Market, Ben Paris is a vibrant hangout where locals and guests can enjoy a modern spin on classic American cuisine.
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C
Portland
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a pre-theater dinner. Ben Paris has a pre-theater prix fix menu that is wonderful. It has plenty of food with a delightful variety. Our server Carline was pleasant and good humored, which is much appreciated. Reed, the restaurant manager, made us feel very welcomed and treated us like royalty.

AM
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Waiter chose to not write my breakfast order down. Then brought the wrong order. The refine took way too long. I watched others who arrived after receive their orders. I probably waited 15-20 minutes for mine while my friends ate. The waiter did offer a pastry while I waited and comped my dish. The chorizo hash was worth the wait.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch atmosphere. The food and service was impeccable. I do recommend this place.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner before a show at Benaroya Hall! Server was right in top of us getting out on time. Great food & ambiance.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and service! Definitely a great brunch spot!

PS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saturday evening crowd made the restaurant on the noisy side, but we were able to ask for a table by the front window whicih was much quieter. Had the raost Brussel sprouts and Wedge salad and the salmon - all were memorable!

CF
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent latte, great staff, lovely and interesting decor. Food was good. Prices a wee bit high. We would go back.

BP
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Our server for our specific table was also the bartender so we had a wait a long time to be able to place our order or even get the check when it was time. Our mains came out before the appetizers we ordered, which the server seemed surprised by and they forgot one of our appetizers. I attribute this to them being busy but it wasn't ideal. Overall the food was good and the ambiance was great!

C
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch at Ben Paris. We came in on the earlier end of the lunch hour and the restaurant seemed to still be waking up, however, it's a beautiful space with high ceilings, modern/deco decor, and a window to the kitchen. Service was prompt and friendly, food was delicious and current with some great lighter and heavier lunch options. By the time we left, the restaurant had a great, lively energy.

A
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Ben Paris before seeing a show at the Paramount. We had the pre-theater tasting menu, and it was fantastic. Every dish was delicious, the amount of food was ample, and dessert was included. Our server, Devin, was charming and attentive. Overall, a great experience. Highly recommended!

p
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive, responsive, great food. And service. and view of pike street.

OT
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the innovative cocktails alone are worth the visit, the food is also fabulous....great service, wonderful ambiance.....we will definitely be back!

JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fun place for brunch. Liked the food. Service was a little slow, but friendly.

SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent brunch options - the fried chicken sandwich with kimchi was awesome! Great location and fun vibe!

KC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

A great venue. Menu very very limited. Wine options more limited. I ordered the chicken which was featured in a local magazine as a great dish. I got a wing, a leg and a thigh. 80 percent of what was on my plate was bone. I brought this to the attention of the server and her response was 'next time you order it ask for breast meat'. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING. I WONT BE GOING BACK.

DS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough wonderful things about the dining experience we had. Wonderful waitstaff, perfectly cooked food, cozy/fun ambiance. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, service was better. A little disappointed in the pricing of cocktails, but worth it for the ambiance.

EB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went early enough for lunch so it wasn't crowded, but did fill up. There were 2 of us and our server missed something on both orders. I ordered dressing on the side, and it came pre-dressed, and I didnt have time to get a new one made. My partner ordered steak w/egg and they forgot the egg, so we had to wait. Otherwise, food was good.

LP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent brunch - egg dishes with cocktails. The dishes were pretty simple but ingredients were good and very tasteful. The gin cocktail was delicious with quite a delightful presentation. Staff were friendly and attentive. Excellent value.

L
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chef’s choice called Supper Club. About 8 dishes, tapas style, including main and dessert. Every dish was amazing, price was reasonable, service stellar, and the room is gorgeous. One of my best meals ever!

IL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is great, the drinks are well made, and the service was thoughtful and engaging. Our server was delightfully human. The aesthetic of the the restaurant is super cute. It seems like the designers were aiming for instagrammable, and it totally is, but all of those sparkling surfaces and glittering metals also make it an echo chamber.

Ben Paris
Responded on January 13, 2020

Irene - You sure know how to make us blush! Thank you for your dazzling review. Please come back and snag more photos for us, we'll be sure to tag you! (:

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JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First, I loved our server, she was fantastic! Our group had the "Supper Club" which started out great, but I liked the later dishes less and less--except dessert, which was great! The mains were not interesting, and seemed to be too large amounts of overcooked food, sorry to say. The servings overall were generous, but sometimes less is more, to me.

RP
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was over salted and our server kept forgetting everything. We had breakfast, the server forget to bring us our coffees, my order was incorrect and the server came back to ask my husband what he had ordered because they had forgotten.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Only offered Prix Fixe menu for New Years Eve which was obviously made ahead and was generic and very pricey. Our first experience here but now unfortunately will not return.

TN
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A very casual restaurant at lunch. Open kitchen is nice. Menu very limited. If you want an entree style lunch, this is not the place. Only steak frites available. So the rest is mostly sandwiches, salads.
The hangar steak is not the best cut of meat, I understand, but this steak was just plain tough. The frites were first class - well seasoned, hot and delicious. My fried chicken sandwich had great flavors with the kim chee and pickles, but the breading was a little overpowering. The first wine I ordered was too sweet, and the server kindly took it back. But the replacement glass of a Brut Rose was flat. It was a cold and windy day outside and this spilled into the dining room. I had to eat lunch with my coat on. A restaurant should be warm and welcoming, not cold.
Although this place has received some good reviews, and we were anxious to try it, I will enjoy my meals elsewhere.

JJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

My experience at other establishments is that patrons with reservations generally receive the best tables; not so at Ben Paris, we were seated at the worst table in the restaurant (more than half the restaurant was empty).
Half of our orders were prepared incorrectly.
The entire host and wait staff seem completely inexperienced. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is their first service industry job.
This place was a total disappointment.

JA
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The pre-theater chef special was awesome. Even with a couple of food restrictions we had great, creative dishes. And more than we could eat. Sitting at the window and watching the people was a fun bonus.

Ben Paris
Responded on January 13, 2020

Jerilyn - Thank you for such a wonderful review. The Pre-Theater is an excellent choice, we're so glad that you have enjoyed your dishes. Please come back and visit us again soon! PS. You sat at my favorite table. (:

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with excellent and attentive staff. Would highly recommend this gem just a block from the main Pike Place Market entrance.

CB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

christmad menu was AMAZING

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for their holiday meal on Christmas and had the a wonderful time. Great food, great service, and great drinks. A definite must.

Ben Paris
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hello friend! Thank you for such a dazzling review. Please do come back and visit us again soon. (:

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve dinner. They had a great three course dinner offer that night. Tasty prime rib with sunchokes. Good selection of items and I loved the “three martini lunch” cocktail. Highly recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very slow service, food was okay. Had to send back our chicken. Modern space but very bad acoustics

MH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great trendy hip spot, full of energy. Fresh new ideas. The French fries deserve more than 5 stars, they are superb.
Ben Paris breakfast is best value. The wedge salad came uneven, it had not enough bacon and too much dressing. The hamburger was forgettable.

T
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great ambiance but the overall food experience not great. Salmon was tasty, chicken a bit dry coffee warmish. Not bad but for the money not great.

RT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find. We had matinee tickets at 5th Ave and Ben Paris was just the spot for us to grab a quick lunch. Familiar items on the menu, but with a fun and healthy twist. Our food was delicious and I have a new fave spot for theatre days!

P
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Our server was rude to us and repeatedly passed our table without checking to see if we needed anything. We had empty glasses throughout most of our meal. The French Fries and Tuna Salad were really good. Skip the baked eggs (too salty!!). Nice wine list but don't expect a generous glass pour for the price. The decor is very charming and well designed. If the restaurant is full, you can also dine in the lobby of the State Hotel, which is a beautiful property. Close to downtown shopping!

A
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Restaurant was very loud and the waitress never checked on us. It took 15 minutes alone for us to get our drinks. Food was very good however.

BG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All-around fantastic. The tasting menu made it so easy where we didn’t have to decide what to get and all the choices were spot on perfect. It’s a great value but more importantly the food is very good. My only negativity is that they knew it was my birthday and it would have been nice to have some sort of acknowledgment like a candle in my dessert or something.

t
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would recommend Ben Paris for drinks and apps, but felt the food was overpriced for what I ate

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was great!