Bellevue has long lived in Seattle’s shadow, but is quickly becoming its own vibrant city due to a huge surge in development. Bellevue is located directly east of Seattle across from Lake Washington and offers a wide selection of restaurants sure to please anybody visiting the city. Daniel’s Broiler in downtown Bellevue is the Seattle area’s most celebrated steakhouse and features live piano entertainment along with its world-class cuisine. McCormick & Schmick’s, also in downtown Bellevue, serves some of the best fresh seafood in the Northwest. Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar is an excellent Bellevue restaurant for fresh oysters, sushi and everything from the sea. You don’t have to be in Seattle to enjoy Washington’s fine dining—Bellevue, just a short drive away, offers some of the best restaurants in the Northwest.
Located just across Lake Washington from Seattle, Andiamo restaurant is a standout for its Italian food and elegant atmosphere. The Bellevue Downtown Association calls it the area’s best formal restaurant. Look for classics like veal picata, pasta carbonara and linguine with clams.
Daniel's Broiler - Bellevue
10500 NE 8th, Bellevue WA 98004
Daniel’s Broiler is the place for steaks. It’s the only major steakhouse to serve USDA prime steaks exclusively. Diners are escorted to a display of the prime beef available on the menu: Porterhouse, rib-eye, bone-in New York and filet mignon. Add a piano bar, a Wine Spectator award winning wine list and professional service and you’ve got a great restaurant.
John Howie Steak
11111 NE 8th St., Suite 125, Bellevue WA 98004
Chef and restaurateur John Howie offers Bellevue the definitive steakhouse experience at his eponymous restaurant. The menu features aged USDA prime steak, Kobe-style American Wagyu beef, Australian "A5" Waygu beef, as well as fresh seasonal fish, seafood and chops grilled over mesquite and applewood grills. The wine list features over 60 wines by the glass and more than 700 bottle selections. Top-notch tableside service adds the restaurant’s appeal.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood – Bellevue
700 Bellevue Way NE, #115, Bellevue, WA 98004
Seafood, Steak, American.
McCormick & Schmick's prepares fresh seafood in a traditional manner with a contemporary twist, as well as many other original favorites such as sirloin steak, and McCormick and Schmick's classics.
Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar - Bellevue
205 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue WA 98004
Chef John Howie brings an award winning restaurant and raw bar to Bellevue. The menu offers fresh Pacific Northwest seafood, Kobe steaks, corn-fed Nebraskan beef, pasta, salad and raw bar items such as sushi, ceviche, poke and fresh shucked oysters.
The Melting Pot - Bellevue
302 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue WA 98004
The Melting Pot serves up fondue in a relaxed atmosphere in Bellevue, a growing city located just across Lake Washington from Downtown Seattle. Attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four-course dinners can be found at this Bellevue fondue restaurant. The four-course meal begins with a cheese fondue and is followed by a salad. Next, patrons choose the entrée and cooking style. Finally, a chocolate fondue is served for dessert. Different variations and cooking styles are available to satisfy any type of palate. The Melting Pot in Bellevue is a great restaurant for couples or groups looking to try something new.