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Eques serves up fresh a la carte breakfast and an American-style buffet seven days a week using high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant, bringing back the well-known dining spot of the 90s, not only strives to revive Bellevue’s power breakfast, but also focuses on providing a thoughtfully-created menu that combines classic comfort dishes with exciting Northwest flavors. The 139-seat eatery is located on the second floor of the Wintergarden Atrium, between the Olympic and Cascade towers, and provides hotel guests, Eastside executives and locals a bustling café atmosphere to start the day.
Bellevue, WA 98004
Hours of Operation:
Weekday Breakfast: 6:30am-10:00am
Saturday Breakfast: 7:00am-12:00pm
Sunday Breakfast: 7:00am-1:30pm
900 NE Bellevue Way
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Parking Saturday and Sunday.
3 hour Validation Monday to Friday.
Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch
Eques Ratings and Reviews
This place is DISGUSTING! I took my wife there last weekend for brunch to celebrate her birthday because she had read that it was an award winning restaurant and was on the "BEST OF" list...
Well if it won awards that was long ago and with different chefs (cooks) and management.
We walked in right spot on time for our reservations and the place was mostly empty by then, but it looked like a hurricane had come though.
We were seated at a table covered in crumbs and food from the last patron, there was food all over the floor, and the man setting up tables for the next service was carrying four glasses in each hand (dipping a finger into each one to grasp them) making sure the next dinner would have his germs in their water. Nice.
The waiter then came up to us and advised us we had 5 MINUTES to order before the kitchen closed, and there were no specials, only the buffet line of food that had been cooked hours before and had sat out under lights all morning.
We refused the buffet and ordered off the menu...croque madame for my wife, and eggs Benedicts for myself.
Ugh...what came out of the kitchen was DISGUSTING.
The "freshly made Hollandaise" sauce was clearly right out of a Knorr Packaged sauce right out of Safeway, and her dish was covered in sausage gravy. Then to add insult to injury they actually pulled old stale bacon off of the buffet line to put on her plate rather than jsut fry up a few fresh strips.
One taste of the stuff on my eggs made me spit it out and call the manager, who assured us that ALL sauces were "typically made fresh daily"...I asked him if he'd like to taste it but he refused. He KNEW it was slop...
We weren't charged and they paid Valet but the bad taste lingers...this restaurant is toxic and any awards it may have won in the past should be taken away.
SHAME on the Bellevue Hyatt, a place we enjoy for allowing this low class I-Hop serve slop in their lovely Bellevue downtown hotel.
Eight thumbs down!!!
They just don't seem to have the breakfast menu items well established. for example, my omelet (salmon) was overcooked and rather tasteless. We come each month and they just can't get it right. Last month, the over-easy eggs were cold; when returned to be reheated, they were still cold.
I would suggest having the carafe just put at the table so we don't have to keep tracking down the waitress for a refill.
I dont understand how it was voted best brunch in Bellevue. Pastries on offer were poor and sub standard such as a blueberry muffin and a coissant.Not much of a choice for vegetarians at the buffet more for meat eaters, the scrambled eggs resembled wet tissues.
My husband and I have had breakfast here several times so we decided to try Thanksgiving here. The food was decent but we enjoy breakfast there more. The service on the other hand was pretty bad. Our waitress seemed more interested in seeing us go than checking on us. I asked for a refill on my beverage but only filled it because I asked someone else when she took a long time to do it. I would understand if the place was really busy but it wasnt. There were empty tables and everything.
The main reason to eat out if service though food quality is up there. Why would I want to go out to eat and have crummy service when I can just eat at home and skip the hassle.
Needless to say we won't do doing a major holiday meal there and we're on the fence about coming back
We had a wonderful breakfast in Downtown Bellevue at EQUES in the Hyatt Hotel. The food was incredible and everyone was very nice. The only reason for 4 stars is it is pricey; however, I will still go back. Some of the breakfast items were so good, we asked if we could have them at any time of the day. In particular, I would recommend the Nutella French toast. It is to die for.
Loved our first brunch at Eques back in February. I would have appreciated knowing the special occasion cost of brunch was substantially higher than on an ordinary Sunday. pretty pricey pancakes on Mother's Day. It was a very nice spread, however, and the staff is very attentive.
This was our second Easter brunch at Eques. The food selection was quite good for adults and kids. The wait staff are all friendly and attentive, making us feel welcome. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting and the restaurant is very clean and pleasant.
Went to Easter Brunch this year (2015) at this restaurant. My boyfriend and I were not impressed.
When we sat down my class had lipstick all over it (from not me obviously). It took at least 10 minutes before someone brought us water and a new glass even though multiple employees were walking past us. No apology for being slow or for the glass.
The food selection was moderate with a fairly good variety but the food was cold and there wasn't anything particularly good. I had to ask the omelet station for cheese to put on my eggs because there wasn't any. I didn't eat a lot of what was on my plate as a result and waited at least another 10 minutes sitting waiting for someone to clear our plate. When they finally took our first plates they also gave us the check . So on top of waiting endlessly for service I also felt rushed out. The cupcake I tried was very dry and tasteless, I didn't even eat it. We both left disappointed in not only the food but the service as well.
For OVER $40 a seat I expected A LOT better. We won't plan on going back.
Best Brunch in town. It also happens to be the best deal at $21 which includes beverages! Chefs are 5 star and will happily create your favorite dishes. I love their omlet station, gluten free blueberry pancakes, Beechers cheeses, always fresh + unlimited berries, and of course the $3 Bloody Mary bar... And that's just the beginning.
Why anyone would go anywhere else is a mystery to me. Well, unless you require 5 star hostesses + management...that's the only thing missing.
Bargain hunters and hardcore foodies might be turned off by the price or food quality, but overall our family was very pleased. In fact, some food items like the gingerbread, phenomenal housemade granola bars, smoked salmon, yogurt and fresh berries were excellent even to my very picky palate.
The waffles were interesting in that they were sorta mediocre quality but they are dressed up in interesting ways like grand marnier chocolate, bananas foster, etc... Sadly they didn't have classics like blueberry waffles, but they were willing to make them plain for our son and the syrup was good. The made to order system via the waiter was cumbersome, but I'd rather them fresh. The pancakes were just in a container so they end up soggy, but still were okay (especially the chocolate pancakes).
The coffee and sausage were horrible, but everything else ranged from good to great. My wife had an omelet that was outstanding and my 5 year old son went crazy over the bacon (eating like 8 pieces).
Think of it like 1/5 of the selection you might find at Salty's on Alki for a fraction of the price, but in some cases even better taste (like the gingerbread and granola bars).
If you are looking for a good place for the family, a date, or to entertain guests, I'd say it's well worth it. The environment feels very upscale, even if the friendly but unrefined service doesn't match the environment.
For the price, I highly recommend it and would definitely go back.
Very good brunch buffet option on the east side, had good variety and service. A little pricey but good service, ambiance and quality food makes up for it. The juices list is limited though with only orange juice included in the buffet. Should add a couple of more options.
I choose Eques after reading good reviews on Yelp. Now I'm giving it a good review. My 2 friends and I used the adjective "great" to describe all of our meals. Loved that the breakfast did not come with any potatoes but great salad that complimented the meal.
We chose Eques because of good reviews. Quality of the food is good, lots of variety in the buffet. They also offer gluten free toast and pancakes. We ordered off the menu and were a disappointed. My scrambled eggs has a smoky flavor and were overcooked (maybe they were cooked in bacon fat?). My friend ordered poached eggs. One was overcooked and one was undercooked. Our plates of food was not overly generous, like most restaurants, which is fine because we are not big eaters, but I was disappointed to only receive 1 small slice of toast. The coffee is very strong and we had to put lots of cream and sugar just to drink it, and only drank one cup. We won't be going back.
The best brunch we've ever been to and we are Chicago foodies who travel a lot. The buffet was amazing - something for everyone and too many choices for some of us! What really made if the best was the service. Unbelievable attention to detail and guest needs. They handled special requests with ease and were genuinely pleasant and thoughtful. Loved this place!!!
Stick with the prepared items on the menu. The only moderately interesting prepared food available on the buffet were the omelets, which were nothing to write home about. If you think $20 is a good price for a plate of plain pancakes, salami, cheese, and berries, though, you'll love it. Even my delicious $4 glass of OJ didn't make up for it.
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