2011-Bellevue_haute-picksThe Bellevue Downtown Association has announced the 2011 Haute Picks winners. The Haute Picks are in their 9th year and award businesses voted by the community within certain categories.

Best Casual Business Meeting Spot
520 Bar & Grill (5th-year winner)
10146 Main Street

Runners-up: Starbucks Coffee Company and The Parlor Collection

Best Place for Sushi
FLO Japanese Restaurant (2nd-year winner)
1188 106th Avenue NE

Runners-up: Blue C Sushi and Sushi Maru

Best Cocktail (Drink and Place)
“Manhattan” at LOT No. 3
Bellevue Towers – 460 106th Avenue NE

Runners-up: “La Paloma Por Mi Amante” at Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar and “Just a Lil Peach” at El Gaucho

Best Power Lunch
El Gaucho (2nd-year winner)
450 108th Avenue NE

Runners-up: Daniel’s Broiler and John Howie Steak

Best Coffee House
Starbucks Coffee Company (6th-year winner)
10 Downtown Bellevue Locations

Runners-up: T’Latte, Top Pot Doughnuts and Tully’s

Best Retail Boutique
Derek Andrew
901 104th Avenue NE

Runners-up: La Ree Boutique and Newport House

Best Happy Hour
Pearl Bar & Dining (2nd-year winner)
Lincoln Square – 700 Bellevue Way NE

Runners-up: 520 Bar & Grill and The Parlor Collection

Best Romantic Dinner
Daniel’s Broiler (2nd-year winner)
Bellevue Place – 10500 NE 8th Street

Runners-up: Bis On Main and El Gaucho

Best Lunch Under $10
MOD Pizza
317 Bellevue Way NE

Runners-up: Chipotle Mexican Grill and Jimmy John’s

Best Seafood Restaurant
Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar (5th-year winner)
205 108th Avenue NE

Runners-up: Blue C Sushi and McCormick & Schmick’s

Best Place for a First Date
The Parlor Collection (5th-year winner)
Lincoln Square – 700 Bellevue Way NE

Runners-up: Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar and LOT No. 3

Best Steakhouse
John Howie Steak (2nd-year winner)
The Bravern – 11111 NE 8th Street

Runners-up: Daniel’s Broiler, El Gaucho and Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Best Place for a Haircut
Salon Tewl (2nd-year winner)
938 110th Avenue NE

Runners-up: 7 Salon and Gene Juarez Salons & Spas

Best Sweet Tooth Fix
Trophy Cupcakes (2nd-year winner)
The Bravern – 700 110th Avenue NE

Runners-up: Cupcake Royale, Oh! Chocolate and Top Pot Doughnuts

Best Place for a Mani/Pedi
Gene Juarez Salons & Spas (3rd-year winner)
Bellevue Galleria – 550 106th Avenue NE

Runners-up: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and Salon Bella

Best Uniquely Downtown Bellevue Experience
“Snowflake Lane” (5th-year winner)
Bellevue Way NE & NE 8th Street

Runners-up: Bellevue Downtown Park and Ice Skating at Bellevue Downtown Park

Best Place for a Massage
Massage Center of Bellevue (5th-year winner)
37 103rd Avenue NE

Runners-up: Herban Therapies Boutique Day Spa and Matheny Chiropractic

Best Wine List
Purple Café and Wine Bar (2nd-year winner)
Bellevue Towers – 430 106th Avenue NE

Runners-up: Daniel’s Broiler and El Gaucho

Best Place to See and Be Seen
The Parlor Collection
Lincoln Square – 700 Bellevue Way NE

Runners-up: Munchbar and Pearl Bar & Dining

Best Workout Spot
Bellevue Club (3rd-year winner)
11200 SE 6th Street

Runners-up: David Barton Gym and Elite Fitness

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