21706 E Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA 99019


47.673617609983, -117.11171256946


11 am – 3 pm, 4 pm – 9 pm


11 am – 3 pm, 4 pm – 9 pm


11 am – 3 pm, 4 pm – 9 pm


11 am – 3 pm, 4 pm – 9 pm


11 am – 3 pm, 4 pm – 9 pm


4 pm – 9 pm



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Hay J’s Bistro

Bistro in Liberty Lake, WA











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50 reviews for “Hay J’s Bistro

  1. Mryia Spencer

    WoW!!! just Wow!! i was so very impressed!!the food is unbelievably outstanding and the service is as well. the atmosphere is so perfect and relaxing,also very romantic. the Banana split is a must!!!!! i would definitely recommend this place to any and everyone!!! the price is very good for the quality of the food.

  2. Y K

    Drive by this place almost daily never once imagining it is such a gem! Food and service both top notch! Loved everything from the berry infused water to the steak dinner, 10/10 recommend!

  3. Jory Argyle

    Read good reviews online and decided to try it. Was apprehensive when we showed up and found it basically n the parking lot of a gas station. It was pricey, but the food & service were also fantastic!

    Had a small bar area as you entered with a nice quaint dining area in the room though an open doorway.

  4. Heather Claussen

    Thank you for taking the time to call me this week to discuss our dietary restrictions. Coming to our table to make sure everything was going to meet our needs was a step above what we expected. We will definitely be coming back as well as telling everyone about your top notch service.

  5. Toni GarmaN99

    Pizza was excellent. Service girl tried to over charge use $3.00 don’t like that kind of stuff also should be told they charge for using credit card. Being cute doesn’t mean good service.

  6. Todd Wagoner

    You’d Never guess This was a fine dinning establishment, but what a pleasant surprise WOW! The food and service was Fantastic everything was prepared to perfection I’ll definitely be going back!

  7. Francesca d'Oh!

    We ordered take out, they were gracious and ensured we had everything we need. The food was STELLAR. Pan seared chicken breast, shrimp salad, seafood chowder – everyone’s food was thoroughly enjoyed.

  8. Sylvia Sherrill

    Left hungry. I ordered the Chicken Risotto dish, I took a couple of bites, pushed it aside. Unfortunately, it was incredibly bland and the chicken was dry. My husbands potato chip that came on the steak he ordered had more flavor. I informed the waiter of the lack of flavor of the dish, he removed the plate without an apology and, to our surprise, did not offer a chance to order a different item from the menu. Due to that interaction I expected him to return with my original dish with added flavor in turn he returned pushing dessert and brought us a check. Left very unsatisfied.

    My husbands steak however was excellent although the prawns were not fresh. The tapas were good as well.

  9. Sarah Merrill

    Driving through Spokane, stopped here randomly for a quick bite and was so happy we did! Food was delicious and super fresh. Great service. We sat on the little patio which was lovely. Great spot!

  10. Jaspreet Chana

    It’s top notch
    Don’t let it fool you because it’s next to gas station.!

  11. Steve Connolly

    The food is always great. It has always been one of those times where I am fine paying a higher price for a great meal. However, charging $28 for a meal and then passing on credit card processing charges to the customer seems to me to be in bad taste. What’s that adjustment charge on my credit card receipt? Oh, you’re making me pay for the processing fees on top of the high price meal, without telling me before I hand you my credit card? Thanks for telling me that up front… Maybe you should just increase the prices of all your menu items and let people know what they are actually paying up front, instead of surprising them after the fact. If I had to make the call I’d say this was sneaky and dishonest.

  12. Mike Jan Isaacs

    Amazing menu, delicious food. Try the rissoto!

  13. David Wilder

    Great place for a business lunch

  14. Brad Lewandowski

    After not having been to Hay J’s in some years I was Overly impressed. Not only was our food prefect, the staff was awesome. Amanda was great, since it was our anniversary our host even looked to find us a booth, though none were available didn’t matter table was prefect. I’m also happy to see two new places next door to visit. The risotto was delicious and the tenderloin, spot on. I cannot remember the last time I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed a dining experience. Having been here since the opening days, it has aged like a fine wine. Thank you!

  15. Rae Black

    If you are dining, service is ok. In the bar, however, we got 0 service from the blonde, tall woman with falsies. We went during happy hour. She was not helpful with the menu and took forevor getting us our check while she managed to make small talk with all her coworkers. She did not apply a happy hour discount at the end either. By this time we were just ready to leave so didn’t sweat the 4 dollars. Owners seem greedy. They charge a percentage if you don’t pay in cash. Probably because if they just added it on to the menu price the numbers people see would appear absurd for what you get.

  16. Michael Jeppesen

    One of my favorite meals ever!
    I love the juxtaposition of fine dining in a gas station strip mall. This mother son duo, along with daughter in tow is a must visit if in the area. 15 years with same ownership and management makes all the difference. Service from Tasha was impeccable and the food…my God, the food…
    Try the steak appetizer and the fried goat cheese. My entree beef tenderloin was cooked melt in your mouth perfect. Side dishes were excellent. Can’t wait to go back next time I’m in town. Thanks Hay J’s team!

  17. Liberty Lake Lash & Hair Extensions

    Don’t be deceived by it’s location-next to a gas station- the food is exceptional! Always consistently amazing! This is always my top recommendation for restaurants in the area-you won’t be disappointed it’s always delicious!

  18. Jill Osuna

    The best dining experience around. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and attentive. Very intimate dining room. (When it is allowed) Since Covid19 restrictions I haven’t tried the heated patio yet but I have ordered take out on several occassions and it is always the same high quality. When family or friends come to town this is where I take them.

  19. Mat Haigh

    I have been there prior to covid… so we went back last week. it was… meah…

    wine was vinegary. appetizers felt cost-co ish. The Ahi Tuna was drowned in soy sauce…

    the pappardelle swam in an inch of oil.

    not what it once was.

  20. Brady Stewart

    Quality food and service. Each time I’ve been here has been a great experience. Well worth the price. One of the top restaurants in the Spokane area. Pride of ownership shows throughout the facility and staff are courteous and helpful.

  21. Ted McLeod

    Don’t let the location fool you – food here is excellent, as is the staff!!

  22. Ashley Bottorff

    Always incredible food with a wonderful ambiance! The halibut cakes were spot on and their salads fresh and flavorful! The candied pecans on the Ladieu are my fav! Always such a treat to visit Hay J’s!

  23. Shawn todd

    Food is always excellent used to come here all the time years ago. Decided to come back again as I was in the area. Food was excellent again. However when I got my bill there was a $5 charge for using my credit card which I thought was a little frustrating considering how much money I just spent there probably won’t go back because of it.

  24. Anna Boshka

    Beautiful food, unique flavors, and excellent service! We came with our daughters and they each found things they loved on the menu. Great desserts, too! Next time we’re going to try the patio.

  25. Kenny Macdonald

    My wife and I recently enjoy the evening meal at Hay J’s. Fortunately, I was able to grab a table spot the reservations the same day. Parking is pretty tight around the business, particularly with the construction nearby. Service was excellent and quite attentive. The food was excellent as well, from the salads to the entrées as well as the dessert. Fresh, flavorful, and aesthetically pleasing and to boot. Highly recommend.

  26. Chad Comstock

    Wow our 1st time and it did not disappoint. I have referred many and they all said the same. Phenomenal food and service. Highly recommend!

  27. Allison Rivero

    The food was absolutely wonderful. So was the waitstaff. The place was too noisy for me to fully understand my conversation partners, which is why I’m giving it 4 stars, but other than that, if they ever expanded and opened a newer larger place, I would definitely go back. I will still go back, just have to pick a less busy night. It’s popular.

  28. Jared Hundrup

    Always love going to Hay J’s. Excellent food, great drinks, friendly staff. Dinner is excellent but we like to go for drinks and an appetizer at times also.

  29. Ian Kautzman

    So great! Amazing pasta, amazing desserts! Especially the key lime pie. Top notch place.

  30. Brandon Peterson

    Took the wife for our anniversary dinner, the service and food were amazing as always. I had the special, it was the “Butcher’s Steak” and one of the best steaks I’ve ever had.

  31. Victor Woltemath

    We always love coming back here. Came in for a friend’s birthday. Had the special for the evening, which was a wonderfully prepared hanger steak. Dinner was great. Our server was fantastic. Wonderful drink selection. We will be back.

  32. Daniel Nelson

    The best food you can find in a 100 mile radius

    Ask for hidden menu dishes like the chicken curry and shellfish risotto

  33. Scott Struck

    Had an amazing experience. Food and service were excellent. Almost missed it because the front signage and location are very subdued. Did not disappoint.

  34. Matthew Dullenkopf

    I’m a Le Cordon Bleu chef. This is the best restaurant that we’ve eaten at yet here in Spokane.

  35. Kasey Kraft

    Awesome place right next to a gas station with consistently great food and service. One of our favorite go to’s.

  36. Justin Maltos

    Great fresh food!! Server was prompt and polite. Like the other reviews don’t be fooled that it’s in a gas station parking lot!

  37. Angelique Fregoso

    As everyone else said don’t look at the location, it is irrelevant the food is fantastic!!! Had king Salmon , hubby had the pan roasted chicken, friends had the medallions, everyone said there meal was excellent!

  38. Igor Svichkar

    Kitchen just freaking awesome! First time I felt in love with Seafood Cob salad! 🙂
    The service is outstanding in all ways!
    And – don’t afraid to wait to be seated- it definitely worth the wait!!!

  39. Chad Osborn

    Uh ….who would have thought such “fine” dining could happen in a gas station parking lot?? Well, we here in the inland PNW know how!!
    This place was a huge surprise and a wonderful place to take our neighbors to so we could show our appreciation to them about how awesome they are!
    We WILL be back and we will be adding this to our Airbnb list of places to go to go!!

  40. Nick Ryan

    I really enjoyed the ambiance, they had some really classy specials and scallops were cooked perfect. Some of the best salmon I’ve had in a long time.

  41. SRV Montages

    The experience at HayJ’s was one to remember. My server Shaylee was great both my friend and I were very pleased with their service, very sweet kind girl! The baked chicken was a little drowned in the sauce, same with the calamari but other than that no complaints.

  42. Tim Riordan

    Best food in the area. Visited dozens of times. Excellent every time. Great menu options. It isn’t the fastest, but good food takes time to prepare. Highly recommend.

  43. Karen Nicholson

    A unique dining experience. The location is different as it is attached to a gas station, but don’t let that scare you off. We were seated promptly (I recommend making reservations though), and the food was first class and presented beautifully. The food rivals any high end restaurants around! We will be back!!

  44. B J S

    Hay J’s Bistro has been one of our favorite Liberty Lake restaurants for years, and we often choose to eat there on special occasions or when we have guests in town. Last night, we went to Hay J’s to celebrate an anniversary, and our waitress for the evening was “Natasha”. While she had a pleasant enough disposition, she was, unfortunately, slow and incredibly inattentive. She seated us, took our drink and meal orders, and then virtually disappeared. We watched as other patrons who came in AFTER us (with other wait staff serving them), were seated and served both drinks and their meals while we waited. At several points, we had to flag down other wait staff to get bread and drink refills. At one point, one of the patrons at an adjacent table directed THEIR server to us, recognizing we were struggling to get anyone’s attention. When the food–while as delicious as it always is–finally arrived, it was cold and had clearly been sitting for some time. We finished the meal and waited for our waitress to return, but she didn’t. Because of that, we had to walk to the front of the restaurant for both a to-go box and the check. The worse part of that? Who but our waitress was simply standing up front, seemingly occupied with nothing in particular at all. Again, the food was as good as it always is; but, for the first time in our many years of eating at Hay J’s, the service was subpar and took the shine off of what was supposed to be a delightful anniversary evening out.

  45. Robert Tiller

    Absolutely delightful. Everything I have ever ordered has been 9/10 or 10/10 in quality.

    Would recommend to anyone I know that’s stopping by. Friendly staff, delightful ambiance, and great food to top it all off.

    What a hidden gem.

    Thank you!

  46. Annie Sutton

    They are amazing. I work at Mercedes Benz dealership and eat there 1 to 2 times per week. I recommend to all my clients in for their service appointments. Best food I’ve had in a while.

  47. Louise DeFelice

    My only wish is that the restaurant and bar were bigger! I love this place! The halibut is my go-to and is perfect every time. We celebrate quite a few birthdays here as well as quiet nights with jus the husband. The service and the food are wonderful. Keep it up!

  48. Bob Anderson

    Just had the Italian Grinder and a Gorgonzola salad. They were wonderful with each it’s own special flavors. The fries were great with special seasoning. Even the water was flavored mixed berry and watermelon. Really nice outside dining and excellent service


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  50. Karen Nieto

    Updated: still the same experience! Great food, great service! Tash is an amazing bartender! Best service and drinks! ❤

    If you are looking for a great restaurant, you’ve found it.

    From the time we entered to the time we left was 5 stars all around.

    Ambiance ✔️
    Food quality and presentation ✔️
    Drink quality ✔️
    Food Options ✔️
    Attention to minor details✔️
    Personable service✔️
    Informative ✔️

    It can be really hard to find a restaurant that is all around centered on the customer experience and being able to excel in all aspects of dining out. I will say Hay J’s has exceeded our expectations. Our dinner was outstanding. Angela was our server was excellent and we could not have had a better experience. We are from out of town, but we will be sure to visit the next time we are in town. Thank you for a great evening and an excellent dinner!

    I highly recommend dining here. If you are looking at reviews, definitely check this place out, you will not be disappointed!

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