rated 94/100


Bis on Main restaurant was opened in downtown Bellevue in September 1998 by Joe Vilardi and Michel Fredj. Bis means ‘two, twice or another' in French and Italian and seemed the natural choice for a Parisian and an Italian-American who had been friends for over 25 years at the time. They are still best of friends, but one year after opening, Joe took full ownership of the restaurant.

Our dedication to quality and customer service have established Bis on Main as one of the Seattle area's finest restaurants and a favorite of many of our city's most notable personalities. Our dining room is perfect for any special occasion, business dinners or anytime you simply want a great meal. Our private dining room seats up to 40 people and the entire restauant is available for up to 130 guests. We offer a full premium bar and an award winning wine list with over 300 selections from California, the Northwest, Italy, France and South America.

Catering & private dining available.

Late Night Happy Hour

Bis on Main features Late Night Happy Hour seven nights a week in our cozy bar and lounge.  Monday through Thursday, Happy Hour commences at 8.30pm and at 9pm on Friday and Saturday.  On Sundays you can enjoy Happy Hour pricing all evening, from 4.30pm until closing.  We have special pricing for the entire bar menu, all our wines by the glass, our specialty cocktails, all beers and all well drinks too.  Last food order each night is 10.30pm and 9pm on Sundays.  We hope you will join us!

The bar and lounge is open until 11pm, Monday through Thursday, and until midnight Friday and Saturday. Last orders for food are 10.30pm each night and we offer continuous food service in the lounge Monday through Friday from 11.30am 'til 10.30pm.

You can review the Happy Hour menu on our bar menu page, and hope you will visit us soon.

Our Staff

Our kitchen is run by Chef Shawn Martin.  Our fine kitchen crew includes: Ernesto Molina, Taylor Kinnebrew, Robert Starkey, Britt Ness, Baldenar Hernandez, David Olson, Jezter Telford, Nicholas Bottomley, Rene Chi, Eduardo Lopez, Samuel Garcia, Jose Rodriguez, Abran Garcia Munoz and Hector Mendoza.

Our front of the house crew includes General Manager Tim Shea, Richard Hager, Lance Winn, Walter Vianello, Brian McGuire, Greg Abajian, Anthony Hodge, Kristen Jaglois, Katherine Walter, Denise Ingram, Katie Turnbull, George Dyksterhuis, Ryan Tosch, Jose Roa, Fernando Rodriguez and Brendan Cox.

All of these nice people receive daily beatings to maintain morale.

Some of our ads over the years