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.
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.
Great brunch atmosphere. The food and service was impeccable. I do recommend this place.
Great dinner before a show at Benaroya Hall! Server was right in top of us getting out on time. Great food & ambiance.
Spectacular food and service! Definitely a great brunch spot!
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!
Excellent latte, great staff, lovely and interesting decor. Food was good. Prices a wee bit high. We would go back.
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!
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.
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!
Attentive, responsive, great food. And service. and view of pike street.
While the innovative cocktails alone are worth the visit, the food is also fabulous....great service, wonderful ambiance.....we will definitely be back!
Fun place for brunch. Liked the food. Service was a little slow, but friendly.
Excellent brunch options - the fried chicken sandwich with kimchi was awesome! Great location and fun vibe!
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.
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!
Food was great, service was better. A little disappointed in the pricing of cocktails, but worth it for the ambiance.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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! (:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. (:
Great meal with excellent and attentive staff. Would highly recommend this gem just a block from the main Pike Place Market entrance.
christmad menu was AMAZING
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.
Hello friend! Thank you for such a dazzling review. Please do come back and visit us again soon. (:
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
Very slow service, food was okay. Had to send back our chicken. Modern space but very bad acoustics
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
I would recommend Ben Paris for drinks and apps, but felt the food was overpriced for what I ate
Everything about it was great!