Bellevue, WA 98004
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.
Hours of Operation:
Weekday Breakfast: 6:30am-10:00am
Saturday Breakfast: 7:00am-12:00pm
Sunday Breakfast: 7:00am-1:30pm
Christmas Day (12/25): 7:00am-12:00pm
We will maintain our normal business hours for all other holidays.
$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
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.
I always try to book here for special occasion brunches. Went here recently for my daughter's 9th birthday family brunch and was extremely happy with the service. Our server, Kimberly went out of the way to make it special for us with a birthday banana-split pancake for the birthday girl. Thank you!
Pretty average at best. Kind of a small detail.... Not one person from the time we entered to the time we left, wished my wife (who had a three year old and an infant with her) Happy Mother's Day. The selection of food was small. I will say the omelets were good.
Not bad, but a disappointment based upon Eques #1 ranking for breakfast on Trip Advisor and other publications. A hotel like restaurant in presentation and food quality. Not terribly authentic and we found the dishes tried too hard to be fancy -- ended up so so tasting. Not bad but not great.
Great brunch and especially the server was great! Ordered a Bloody Mary that you make yourself at the mixing bar. The server brought the glass and shot of vodka, spilling a drop or two of the vodka while pouring into the glass. She brought another full shot of vodka to make up for the little dribble - on the house!
The omelet that the Chef made for me was Excellent.
The sausages that they served there were absolutely the best that I have ever had.
There are lots of choices for everyone's tastes.
I would like to try their Ala cart menu the next time as I saw some delicious looking dishes being served.
We will definitely go back.
Be sure to make a reservation in order to get in.
Very good food. If you're going on the late side be sure to take advantage of the brunch happy hour from noon - 1:30 for $3 off entrees and buffet.
The Bellevue Hyatt hosts large groups so be aware that it can be crowded and chaotic. Eques seems well equipped to handle volume but get a reservation or you may have a long wait.
Made a reservation on open table for a group of 6. Strange, they called left a msg saying that they were booked and could not honor our open table reservation. Showed up, place was packed, had to wait a bit for a table. Buffet was slammed and looking a bit worn. Long wait for order, omelet came toward the end of the meal, juice refill never showed up. Definitely not up to their usual standards. Hope they pop back!
We LOVED our brunch at Eques. It was a family special day...and we wanted to have special options. Some did the brunch (very well priced!) and some ordered just what they wanted. Brunch had fantastic items such as local Salumi salamis, great sausage options, unusual cheeses, and beautiful berries. The service - was outstanding...best I've ever had! The family actually were thrilled to find this breakfast...cause we'll be back!
I made my reservation only a few days in advance. All my special requests were met and the table was ready and waiting for us when we arrived to celebrate a birthday brunch. The French Toast birthday special is a French Toast you've never experienced. Light and lucious and healthy!!! Service was excellent
Enjoyed brunch at this new restaurant. The $3 mimosa and bloody mary were the draws and were great. There were buffet options that were priced well as well as a la carte items. We were celebrating my birthday and were served tiramisu pancakes as a treat. Sweet, warm, delicious! The service was great. The noise level was low, even though we were seated by a large party. It was great to be able to enjoy time with a friend. Will be back.
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