Bellevue Local Table

Bellevue Local Table - or “BLT" for short - is a blog featuring fresh insight on the Downtown Bellevue food scene.

  • Get LOUDER for Super Bowl XLIX in Downtown Bellevue

    by Geri Massengale | Jan 27, 2015

    Image from the Sports Bank.Net

    12s we are going to the Super Bowl— again! Words can’t describe our excitement but we hope to make the experience memorable with great food and great places to watch the big game with fellow 12s! So get off the couch and leave the frozen wings at home for movie night. This is the Super Bowl and your home team is playing!

    If you aren’t headed to Arizona, check out our list for places to watch #SB49 in Downtown Bellevue!

    520 Bar and Grill

    Fellow 12s gather at 520 Bar and Grill where good times, food and drinks are a-plenty! 520 will have their ongoing Hawks specials from the kitchen and Super Bowl Drink Specials all day. RSVP by emailing

    10146 Main Street | 425-450-0520

    Cupcake Royale

    Even though Cupcake Royale is no longer in Downtown Bellevue you can order special Seahawks cupcakes online and pick them up at Pagliacci Pizza on 100th and Main! A sweet partnership and Super Bowl treat!

    Order online here.

    John Howie Steak

    12s Super Bowl Sunday is a big deal so it makes sense that your meal should be too! John Howie Steak is offering Super Bowl meal package, or the Ultimate Super Bowl Package which includes true Japanese Wagyu, lobster, ahi, black truffles, caviar, great wine and champagne! Orders can be made by calling John Howie Steak at 425-440-0880, and the last day to order is January 29, 2015. Chef Howie will donate 10% of all proceeds to “Strong Against Cancer” with Team Captain Russell Wilson, as they fight to cure childhood cancer through Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research.

    John Howie Steak Package (for four)

    Choose between four 13 oz. football cut USDA prime top sirloin steaks, or two 16 oz. American Wagyu sirloin steaks, both come with Chef Howie’s specific cooking instructions and his steak seasoning. In addition, enjoy a charcuterie & cheese platter, spicy cocktail shrimp with wasabi cocktail sauce, two jumbo five cheese twice baked potatoes, 8 oz. grilled asparagus, and four salted caramel chocolate tortes.

    The Shops at The Bravern, 11111 Northeast 8th Street #125 | 425-440-0880

    Lunchbox Laboratory

    Lunchbox Laboratory is infusing drinks and foods with Seahawks spirit. Literally. The Beast Mode shot is a shot of Skittles infused Vodka! Joining the ranks of the Beast Mode Shot is the (We’re going to) Arizona Ice Tea, the Hawk Bomb and plenty of 12th Man Pale Ale Cans. If you dine at Lunchbox get their Gacaho’s Totchos, tater tot natchos, for $1.12. Also for $1.12 is your first pint of craft beer and all Hawk special cocktails are $5. You can view the game in the bar or in the main dining area for those under 21.

    989 112th Avenue Northeast #105 | 425-505-2676

    McCormick & Schmick’s

    Cheer on the Seahawks while feasting on McCormick & Schmick's fresh seafood and succulent steaks! They will be showing the Super Bowl in their private dining room on an 8 x 6 foot HDMI screen as well as the bar. Enjoy Happy Hour Specials in both the private room and bar from 3 p.m. through the end of the game.

    Lincoln Square, 700 Bellevue Way Northeast #115 | 425-454-2606

    Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar

    For Super Bowl Sunday have a super meal! 12s can choose between a Seastar package, or the Ultimate Super Bowl Package which includes true Japanese Wagyu, lobster, ahi, black truffles, caviar, great wine and champagne! Orders can be made by calling Seastar at 425-456-0010 and the last day to order is January 29, 2015. Chef Howie will donate 10% of all proceeds to “Strong Against Cancer” with Team Captain Russell Wilson, as they fight to cure childhood cancer through Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research.

    Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar Package (for four)
    Two dozen assorted sushi platter; maki & nigiri style, hot Dungeness crab dip, asiago-blue cheese stuffed red potatoes, Wagyu meatballs with demi glace, cedar plank salmon filets, four grain pilaf, grilled asparagus, and pineapple upside-down cheesecakes.

    205 108th Avenue Northeast | 425-456-0010

    Scotty Browns

    Get social while watching the game at Scotty Browns Socialhouse! Not only will you get to watch the game on several HD screens located around the restaurant, enjoy Super Bowl apps, pizza and $5 whiskey "You-Call- It's."

    958 111th Avenue Northeast | 425-449-8869

    Parlor Bellevue

    Super Bowl party at Parlor Bellevue- and you don't have to bring chips and dip. Happy Hour all day plus 16 HD TVs to watch the game on, and you don't have to clean up. You could also win prizes and comedy tickets! Doors open at 11 a.m.

    Lincoln Square, 700 Bellevue Way Northeast #50 | 425-455-0181

    Suite Restaurant/Lounge

    Suite Restaurant/Lounge is opening early at 12 p.m. for Super Bowl Sunday! There won't be a bad seat in the house as the game will be projected on a 180" HD Screen and 6 flat screen tvs. Enjoy Suite's classic food offerings and Super Bowl favorites at its Tailgaters Buffet until 3 p.m.! Call to reserve your spot.

    10500 Northeast 8th Street | 425-679-6951

    Tap House Grill

    The volume is set to LOUDER at Tap House Grill in Bellevue. Join your fellow 12s and cheer on the Seahawks with more than 160 beers to choose from, prizes and drinks specials! Reservations strongly advised

    Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Avenue Northeast | 425-467-1730

    Top Pot Doughnuts

    Start off your Blue Friday or Super Bowl morning right with Top Pot Doughnuts. You still have time to pre-order special Seahawks doughnuts! Call 425-457-7440 to place your order.

    10600 Northeast 9th Place | 425-457-7440

    Trophy Cupcakes

    Our NFC Champions deserve a Super Bowl trophy and so do you 12s! The 12th man Dozen is available to order online from Trophy Cupcakes. These 12th Man cupcakes are also in the shop every day through the Super Bowl.

    The Shops at The Bravern, 700 110th Avenue Northeast #260 | 425-361-0033

    More places to watch the Super Bowl:

    Bellevue Brewing Company
    Paddy Coyne's Bellevue
    Lucky Strike


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  • John Howie and Craig Terrill team up for Kick Hunger Challenge

    by Geri Massengale | Jan 13, 2015

    Chef John Howie and Craig Terrill are teaming up with Metropolitan Market in Kirkland for an action-packed Kick Hunger Challenge fundraising event from 12 - 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17th.

    Representing the Seahawks, Chef Howie and Craig Terrill are the two-time returning Kick Hunger Challenge champs, and they're planning on bringing a third title home to Seattle. All proceeds from the Kick Hunger Challenge benefit Food Lifeline, where $1 provides four nutritious meals to those in need. During the event, team members from various Metropolitan Market locations will compete in a chili cook-off, and guests can taste and vote for their favorite to be crowned the winner. The event will be held outdoors with a beer tasting garden, live music and a $5 raffle with 10 different gift packages. 

    Chef Howie’s cookbook, Passion & Palate, will be available for purchase. Each cookbook purchased at the event will contain a surprise envelope that could include a SPORT gift certificate, a Metropolitan Market gift certificate, or a Russell Wilson rookie card and more.



  • Tap House Grill & Georgetown Brewing present a $3160.00 donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital

    by Geri Massengale | Jan 13, 2015

    Downtown Bellevue's Tap House Grill helped to raise money back in December for Seattle Children's Hospital. Thanks to your help, Tap House and Georgetown Brewing, Seattle Children's will be receiving a total of $3,160.

    Last week, Tap House Grill Owner Paul Reder and Georgetown Brewing Sales Manager, Mat Connolly each presented Katie Fath from Seattle Children’s Hospital a check for $3,160. The money was raised throughout the month of December from a percentage of Georgetown beer sales at Tap House Grill in Seattle and Bellevue. Georgetown Brewing matched the Tap House Grill donation.

    “Seattle Children’s Hospital provides life savings services to hundreds of children and their families, many who cannot afford it,” said Paul Reder, “We are happy to donate and support such a worthy cause.” Connolly added: “Seattle Children's provides some of life's most important work in caring for kids. We're honored to be associated with such a pillar of our local community."



  • Holiday garage sale of wine and bubbles!

    by Geri Massengale | Nov 25, 2014
    Just in time for the holidays is a wine and bubbles sale you don't want to miss! Cast Iron Studios is hosting a Holiday Garage Sale of all Purple Cafe and Wine Bar wines, including sparkling wine. This season top off your holiday parties with bubbly or wrap up a bottle as a thoughtful gift!

    Join the Purple wine team noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, to peruse a large selection of wine at "garage" sale prices. Cast Iron Studios is located on 1060 NE 4th Street.

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  • Downtown Restaurants are cooking for you this Thanksgiving!

    by Geri Massengale | Nov 17, 2014

    Big or small, traditional or new and eclectic, Thanksgiving is a holiday for giving thanks and spending it with loved ones. So what better way than to celebrate in downtown Bellevue where a variety of Bellevue’s premier restaurants are cooking up a grand Thanksgiving meal for you— with no clean-up included. Read on for ideas on where to celebrate Thanksgiving and a few holiday gift ideas!

    Basil’s Kitchen at the Hilton Bellevue

    Bring the whole family to Basil’s Kitchen at the Hilton Bellevue for a grand Thanksgiving Feast. Basil’s Kitchen is hosting a Thanksgiving brunch complete with a salad and seafood station, carving station with slow-roasted prime rib and turkey with traditional gravy, omelets made to order and a beautiful array of scrumptious desserts. To top off your Thanksgiving celebration local favorite musician, Mike Mansour, will play piano. For this Thanksgiving meal it’s $48 for adults and $24 for children.

    300 112th Ave SE | (425) 455-1300

    Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub

    The Seahawks will take on the 49ers on Thanksgiving so spend time at Paddy Coyne’s where they have a Thanksgiving dinner and a space to watch the game! Thanksgiving meals will be served all day for $19.95.

    700 Bellevue Way NE | (425) 453-8080

    Palomino Rustico

    Bring the family to Palomino Rustico for rustic Mediterranean, Italian fare. The space is warm and inviting with a menu full of Palomino Rustico classics such as tomato-basil bruschetta, baked four cheese penne and Palomino tiramisu. The star of the Thanksgiving menu is the slow roasted Diestel Farms turkey dinner including apple sausage stuffing, garlic herb mashed potatoes, herb-roasted vegetables, fresh house-made cranberry relish, turkey gravy and a slice of freshly baked spiced pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving dinner will be served 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    610 Bellevue Way NE | (425) 455-7600

    Pearl Bar & Dining

    Spend Thanksgiving at one of Bellevue's most stylish restaurants. Pearl is offering a family-style four-course dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. Pearl’s menu is filled with everything from traditional Thanksgiving favorites like sage roasted turkey and gravy, to contemporary Northwest cuisine of Alaskan king salmon filet with cider butter sauce.

    700 Bellevue Way NE #50 | (425) 455-0181

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    Enjoy your favorites this Thanksgiving at Ruth’s Chris Steak House! Join the Ruth’s Chris family for a meal that will keep you wishing Thanksgiving was more than just once a year. Thanksgiving at Ruth’s includes gumbo, ceasar or steak salad, Turkey entrée with gravy, stuffing and cranberry relish with a choice of delicious classic sides. As a special treat, guests will receive Thanksgiving extras to take home and enjoy the next day. Thanksgiving at Ruth’s is $39.95 per adult and $12.95 for children.

    565 Bellevue Square | (425) 451-1550‎

    Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

    Rock Bottom is closed on Thanksgiving but there’s something to do before and after! Rock Bottom is hosting a special tasting event on Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Chef and brewer will collaborate on a unique food and beer pairing featuring Brewer Sara Luchi’s Cranberry White Ale and Chef Chris’ take on Grandma’s Turkey sandwich. But be warned, Grandma’s Turkey Sandwich should not be underestimated—it is jam-packed with all of your favorite Thanksgiving flavors. Thanksgiving will be made a day early!

    After Thanksgiving come back to Rock Bottom for an 80s Dance Party! Shake and dance those turkey pounds away with DJ Thump and enjoy happy hour from 11 p.m. to close. The party starts at 10 p.m.— make sure to arrive in your most tubular outfit!

    550 106th Ave NE #103 | (425) 462-9300

    Holiday restaurant gift Ideas:

    For the holidays, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar and John Howie Steak have great holiday gift ideas. For the Chef Howie’s cookbook, Passion & Palate: Recipes for a Generous Table, Chef Howie’s cooking planks, salt rubs at John Howie Steak and herb rubs at Seastar, and finally - gift cards.

    If you have a beer lover in your life, ensure the hoppiest of holidays by getting them something from Tap House Grill. You can visit the restaurant in Downtown Bellevue or purchase online. Gifts range from t-shirts and gift cards to hydroflasks, growlers, and pint glasses.
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