We have created a list of the best places for dinner in Bellevue. From city staples to up and coming restaurants, this list is full of local favorites.
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A local's fave. Carmines in Bellevue is the place to come for an authentic Italian dinner. Nestled in Old Bellevue, this restaurant is located right next to Bellevue Downtown Park and makes for a great date night, but don’t be shy about bringing the whole family for a nice night out. Carmines is a beloved and iconic "Seattle" restaurant.
Address: 88 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Menu Must Haves: Calamari Fritti - Risotto del Giorno - Gnocchi Sorrentina
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Bis on Main
Bis on Main is a Bellevue classic if you are looking for fine dining that everyone will love. Bis on Main has an amazing, fairly-priced wine list with over 320 bottles. This is a great location to impress your date with its intimate bar and lounge. Bis on main was titled the most romantic restaurant in Bellevue for four years in a row.
Address: 10213 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Menu Must Haves: Crispy Garlic Chicken - Filet Mignon - Cioppino - Truffled Pommes Frites
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John Howie's Steakhouse
John Howie's Steakhouse is a pricy steakhouse with some of the best award-winning food in the Seattle area. This restaurant is great for many occasions from just a casual night out to a date night or a celebration. The great sommeliers will hand pick wine to pear great with any dish you order.
Address: 11111 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Menu Must Haves: House Baked Bread - Deviled Eggs - Tempura Fried Kurobuta Bacon - Tableside Caesar
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SeaStar Restaurant and Raw Bar
SeaStar Restaurant and Raw Bar is known for its constantly changing seasonal menu. Their amazing foods represent many different cultures and different culinary styles. Fun sharable plates are great for date nights or big parties. Would come check this spot out if you enjoy your seafood.
Menu Must Haves: Seafood Jambalaya - Oysters - Halibut Ceviche
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Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung is a favorite among Seattle locals with a cool story of how they came about being a restaurant and developing their most popular dish steamed pork soup dumplings called Xiao Long Bao. This place is a super fun dinner spot with many different things to try at a very affordable price.
Menu Must Haves: Kurobuta Pork Xiao Long Bao - Kurobuta Pork Buns - Pork Chop Fried Rice
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FLO Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar
FLO Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar is the most fashionable sushi restaurant in Bellevue with a fully stocked sake bar. Described as an atmosphere that takes you back to the romance of traditional Japan. This is a great spot for a date night or to introduce your family to sushi.
Menu Must Haves: Seattle Roll - Washington Roll - Hotate Hokkaido
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No.7 Ascend Prime Steak & sushi
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi has a modern, cold feel as you look out over the skyline of Bellevue, the dinner will leave you with an unforgettable experience, while expanding your palette. This is not a place to come on a budget, but sometimes you can't put a price tag on an experience, and this is one of those times.
Menu Must Haves: BEEF TARTAR - HAMACHI TRUFFLE ROLL - "MAGIC MUSHROOM"
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Dick’s Drive-In is a place you must visit if you are in the Seattle area, they have been around sensing the 50s. Keeping their menu simple and cheap has been a part of their philosophy sense day one. If you are in the mood for some classic American fries, burgers and shakes that Seattleites keep close to their hearts you should definitely check this spot out.
Menu Must Haves: Deluxe - Cheeseburger - Fries - Shakes
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Dukes is a great spot and is known for their 100% Sustainable seafood. They make four award winning chowders Seattle knows and loves. This is a very casual spot where you can come and relax with no pressure, sit back and relax while enjoying your family and friends' time.
Menu Must Haves: Coco Loco Prawns - Chowder Samplers - Oh My Cod! Fish & Chips
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is traditional Brazilian steakhouse with servers roaming around with meat skewers serving you as you ask. The atmosphere of the restaurant is loud and energetic. This is a great spot to bring a date or the whole family.
Address: 440 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Menu Must Haves: SEAFOOD TOWER - CHURRASCO EXPERIENCE
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Cactus is a Mexican fusion restaurant with Spanish flavors and flavors from the southwest. With modern stylish décor and a warm but cool atmosphere cactus is great for date nights or lunch out with the families. Cactus has a full bar with many beloved craft cocktails.
Address: 535 Bellevue Square, Bellevue WA 98004
Menu Must Haves: Carne Asada - Butternut Squash Enchiladas - Chips and Guacamole