Video: Fresh Bistro preview, three days before it opens

Our video shows executive chef/co-owner Dalis Chea and crew at Fresh Bistro tonight (street level of the now-renting Mural Apartments [WSB sponsor] in The Junction, preparing Shiso Crusted Honey Pecan Prawns (see the finished product close up here in Seattle Bon Vivant‘s photos), one of a multitude of mouth-watering-sounding offerings on the menu at a special preview. We dropped by to take a look at the restaurant, a creation of West Seattle-based Herban Feast, whose proprietor BJ Duft talked with us last fall for a super-early preview. This Friday is Opening Day, as noted here last week — here’s a look inside the brand-new restaurant:

Click ahead for more photos, plus information about the opening schedule/hours:

The fireplace will be cozy when winter rolls around again; meantime, the decor includes uniquely artistic touches:

According to the Fresh Bistro website, the restaurant will open Friday and Saturday for dinner, 5 pm-midnight, and then will add lunch as of Monday (regular hours from that point on are listed at the bottom of this page).

17 Replies to "Video: Fresh Bistro preview, three days before it opens"

  • S.B. May 19, 2009 (9:42 pm)

    Wow! Wagyu beef… I’m impressed.

  • homedk May 20, 2009 (12:43 am)

    FYI, Fresh Bistro is one of the sponsors of the Edible Garden Fair, which is next Saturday, May 23rd, 9:30 AM – 4 PM, at South Seattle Community College. They will be serving soups & salads there!

  • Stuart May 20, 2009 (7:00 am)

    Price range? Anyone know?

  • Voodoo May 20, 2009 (7:39 am)

    I can’t help but think there is a joke in this video: “How many line cooks does it take to sauce a plate?” Not sure what the punchline is…perhaps something to the tune of “None! You are not the chef!”

    But seriously, this place looks very exciting – my birthday is coming up in the beginning of next month and I think I’ll request a trip to Fresh Bistro for my b-day dinner.

  • JO ANN May 20, 2009 (7:59 am)




  • beachdrivegirl May 20, 2009 (9:03 am)

    Looks like a great menu! I cant wait to check it out …

  • Christy May 20, 2009 (10:04 am)

    Sounds great, but how about some vegetarian options?

  • KSJ May 20, 2009 (10:11 am)

    Congrats B.J.!

  • Jeannie May 20, 2009 (1:44 pm)

    Looks yummy, and the chef has some very impressive credentials. Regarding vegetarian, it seems that a lot of restaurants opening recently have been meat-crazy. Pretty strange for a restaurant called Fresh, when you hear about the wastefulness of cattle-farming and industrial pork farms. Now, I’m not a holier-than-thou vegetarian (and I hate tofu!), but I’d appreciate more veg-friendly dishes – say, a risotto or polenta. You can email the restaurant at

  • Keith May 20, 2009 (2:18 pm)

    I’ve enjoyed Herban Feast’s delicious food at a number of events, can’t wait to have their restaurant right here in WS!

  • JumboJim May 21, 2009 (9:10 am)

    Dear JO ANN!,

    Love the enthusiasm, *but* the “Caps Lock” key is the one on the left side of the keyboard, just left of “A”. It works in both the off and on position…

  • Grazer May 21, 2009 (11:34 am)

    I’m with you Jeannie! Why is it that every new place in town is basing their menus around so much meat? I am also hoping for something a little more innovated then just polenta and risotto…It’s sad/boring that in this city those that are consuming less meat are an after thought. I go out over 3 nights a week with my husband and have a typical bill ranging from $50 to $120- yet more and more we are purposely choosing places that have a broader menu then just the one/two items that aren’t meat based. This is why Poppy is great….it doesn’t force the vegetarians to settle. The amazing flavors keep your palate interested beyond the first bites. I was so looking forward to something really fresh.

  • Jeannie May 21, 2009 (7:19 pm)

    Pork belly is soooo 2008! Seriously, if we’re all so concerned about healthy, sustainable, local, etc., let’s encourage more vegetarian options.

  • Trevor F. Smith May 23, 2009 (6:24 am)

    A message to Fresh Bistro: I’m a vegetarian and I dine out. With clients. A lot.

    Your food style looks good. Your location is convenient. But you won’t get my business when the only thing on your menu without meat is a beet salad.

  • Don Gorman May 24, 2009 (11:08 pm)

    If the food is as good as they served at the Taste of Washington (wine and food extravaganza) in April, Fresh Bistro will be a great addition to West Seattle!

  • CoCo May 26, 2009 (11:39 am)

    After leaving fresh, as corny as it sounds…i felt fresh. it was a perfect place to unwind and enjoy a beautiful mean and drinks. between the intersting and different menu to the fun drinks my over all experience was great! this place is great for all ages and great for drinks for before a night out on the town!

  • Laura June 2, 2009 (7:02 pm)

    Some gluten-free items would bring me in! and Im sure there are a whole lot more people like me too!

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