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April 24, 2013 | | Comments 1

2013 “Best of Downtown Bellevue” Haute Picks Announced

Haute-Picks-Logo-Downtown-BellevueThe votes have been tallied and the winners have been announced for the Bellevue Downtown Association 2013 Best of Downtown Bellevue Haute Picks:

Best Breakfast/Brunch
Chace’s Pancake Corral
1606 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue
Runners‐up: Bellevue Club and Brief Encounter Best

Casual Business Meeting Spot
Bellevue Club
11200 SE 6th St
Runners‐up: The Parlor Collection and Starbucks

Best Cocktail (Drink and Place)
“The Manhattan” at Lot No. 3 (2nd‐year winner)
460 106th Ave NE
Runners‐up: “Gaucho Cosmo” at El Gaucho and “Pear Martini” at The Parlor Collection

Best Coffee House
Starbucks Coffee Company (8th‐year winner)
10 Downtown Bellevue Locations
Runners‐up: Café Cesura and Vovito Caffè & Gelato

Best Happy Hour
The Parlor Collection
Lincoln Square – 700 Bellevue Way NE
Runners‐up: Bake’s Place and Daniel’s Broiler

Best Place to See and Be Seen
The Parlor Collection
Lincoln Square – 700 Bellevue Way NE
Runners‐up: Bellevue Square and Daniel’s Broiler

Best Place for Sushi
FLO Japanese Restaurant (4th‐year winner)
1188 106th Avenue NE
Runners‐up: Blue C Sushi and I Love Sushi

Best Power Lunch
El Gaucho (4th‐year winner)
450 108th Avenue NE
Runners‐up: Daniel’s Broiler and Parlor the Parlor Collection

Best Retail Boutique
La Ree Boutique
11 103rd Ave NE
Runners‐up: Blue Luna and Glassybaby

Best Romantic Dinner
Daniel’s Broiler (4th‐year winner)
Bellevue Place – 10500 NE 8th Street
Runners‐up: Bake’s Place and El Gaucho

Best Seafood Restaurant
Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar (7th‐year winner)
205 108th Avenue NE
Runners‐up: FLO Japanese Restaurant and McCormick & Schmick’s

Best Lunch Under $10
Chipotle Mexican Grill (5th‐year winner)
10503 NE 4th Street
Runners‐up: Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and Pot Belly Sandwich Shop

Best Place to Be Entertained
Bake’s Place
155 108th Ave NE
Runners‐up: Lucky Strike Lanes and The Parlor Collection

Best Place for a First Date
Bake’s Place
155 108th Ave NE
Runners‐up: Lucky Strike Lanes and The Parlor Collection

Best Place for a Haircut
7 Salon (2nd‐year winner)
101 Bellevue Square
Runners‐up: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas and Gene Juarez Salons and Spas

Best Place to Be Pampered
Gene Juarez Salons & Spas
Bellevue Galleria – 550 106th Avenue NE
Runners‐up: Bellevue Club and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

Best Steakhouse John Howie Steak (4th‐year winner)
The Bravern – 11111 NE 8th Street
Runners‐up: Daniel’s Broiler and Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Best Sweet Tooth Fix
Cupcake Royale
21 Bellevue Way NE
Runners‐up: Trophy Cupcakes and Yogurtland

Best Uniquely Downtown Bellevue Experience
“Snowflake Lane” (7th‐year winner)
Bellevue Way NE & NE 8th Street
Runners‐up: Bake’s Place and the Parlor Collection

Best Wine List
Purple Café and Wine Bar (4th‐year winner)
Bellevue Towers – 430 106th Avenue NE
Runners‐up: El Gaucho and the Parlor Collection

Best Workout Spot
Bellevue Club (5h‐year winner)
11200 SE 6th Street
Runners‐up: LA Fitness and Pilates Plus

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  1. Starbucks wins the best coffeehouse award?!? That’s sad…

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