Ask Lea: Be My Valentine

Dear Lea,Where should I take my lady out for Valentine’s Day? – Lost in Love Dear Lost In Love, This Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of places in Downtown Bellevue to take your special someone. However, the secret’s out – so you better call for reservations quick! No more notorious […]

Ruth’s Chris Late Night Happy Hour Returns to Bellevue

Over a year ago, Ruth’s Chris eliminated their late night happy hour – a decision made by the new owners that took over the Downtown Bellevue location. In mid-December, they brought it back by popular demand! Their late night happy hour is 9-11pm daily (9-10pm on Sundays). Drinks included on […]

New York Chef to Open 2 Restaurants at The Bravern

Terrance Brennan, a widely known chef famous for his 2 New York City restaurants, will open 2 new restaurants in Bellevue at The Shops at The Bravern: Artisnal Brasserie & Wine Bar and The Artisanal Table: Pizzeria Tapas. Terrance was named a “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine Magazine in 1995 […]

Martini & Raw Bar to Open at Bellevue Place

The owner of 0/8 Seafood Grill and Twisted Cork Wine Bar, Chef Dan Thiessen, has plans to open a new restaurant concept at Bellevue Place in Downtown Bellevue: Stir Martini & Raw Bar. The new concept is anticipated to open in July 2009, alongside the opening of the Bellevue Place […]

Lucky Strike Plans to Expand Downtown Bellevue Location

Open for just over a year, Lucky Strike Lanes has made plans to expand at Lincoln Square. The expansion will add 16,000 sq-ft., making its total size 42,000 sq-ft. The space that Lucky Strike will expand into has not been occupied since Lincoln Square has opened. Included within the new […]

New Coffee & Tea Shop Opens With Environmental Conscience

In late December The Green Grind Organic Coffee & Tea Co. opened their doors to business, across the way from Bellevue Downtown Park. Their mission is simple, “Partner with people and companies who are taking action to protect our environment as well as the economic viability of the communities in […]

New Urban Eats: 3 Courses for $30 in Downtown Bellevue

New Urban Eats, a restaurant promotion The Seattle Times is running from January 4th – 29th (Sunday – Thursday), allows you to enjoy 3 courses for $30 at 0/8 Seafood Grill and Pearl Bar & Dining. This is a great opportunity for those who have not yet enjoyed Pearl since its grand […]

Monsoon East Opens on Main Street!

Monsoon East is Main Street’s new Vietnamese restaurant, which is now open to the public. Monsoon East may be new to Bellevue, but it’s not their first location in the area. The original location on Seattle’s Capital Hill, which opened in 1999, has been a great success. Monsoon East on Main […]

Restaurants Delayed in Downtown Bellevue

The highly anticipated restaurants Blue C Sushi and Boom Noodle, which will occupy space side by side on Bellevue Way within The Lodge at Bellevue Square, were originally slated to open in November and will now be pushed back until mid February. Additionally, Purple Café at Bellevue Towers, which was originally […]

Frozen Yogurt Frenzy in Downtown Bellevue

With the recent openings of Shnoo Yogurt at Washington Square and 3 Berries within the Marriott Courtyard complex, Downtown Bellevue now has a total of 4 dedicated frozen yogurt specialty shops. Red Mango and CeFiore have both opened in the last 13 months and are still very new to the […]