Explore the Best Outdoor Dining in Downtown Bellevue
Emma Sullivan, August 2, 2018
Nothing says 'summer' quite like sipping a fruity cocktail, grabbing a beer, or sharing a pitcher of sangria while sitting on a restaurant's patio soaking up the afternoon rays during happy hour. When it comes to combining drinks, bites, and great outdoor seating, Downtown Bellevue has many options to choose from.
Check out some of my favorite outdoor patio options in Downtown Bellevue...you won't regret it!
- 520 Bar & Grill | 10146 Main Street
Mon - Wed 11 am - 10 pm, Thu 11 - 11 pm, Fri 11 am - 12 am, Sat 10 am - 12 am, Sun 10 am - 10 pm
520 Bar & Grill truly reflects the character of this diverse neighborhood. It’s at once a relaxed, comfortable pub, where weary shoppers can sidle up to the bar and enjoy their favorite beverage, and at the same time a meeting and gathering place for community groups and events. Their extensive outdoor patio is the perfect place to relax and to see people you know.
- Bake's Bar & Bistro | 155 108th Ave NE
Mon closed, Tue - Fri 3 - 10 pm, Sat - Sun 5 - 11 pm
Bake's has won many accolades - among them 'Best Patio' from 425 Magazine - so we would be remiss if we didn't include them here. Bake's gets all the small details right - fresh local ingredients, select small batch spirits and tasteful acoustic background music on weeknight evenings. All of these come together to create a unique and enjoyable experience for every taste and sensibility.
Patio at Bake's Bar & Bistro
- Central Bar + Grill | 10475 NE 6th Street
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10 pm, Thu 11:30 am - 11 pm, Fri 11:30 am - 12 am, Sat 10 am - 1 am, Sun 10 am - 10 pm
The Brazens do it again with Central Bar + Grill. You'll be hard pressed to find a more aesthetically pleasing patio than theirs, with fire pits, string lights, and cushy chairs. Central presents world class Northwest fare and small plates inspired by regional offerings and provide a robust atmosphere that’s sexy and substantial.
- Daniel's Broiler | 10500 NE 9th St, 21st Floor
Lunch Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner Sun - Thu 5 - 10 pm, Fri - Sat 5 - 11 pm
When the restaurant is located on the 21st floor of a building, you know the patio is going to be stellar. Guests enjoy stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, Downtown Bellevue, and the Seattle skyline from outdoor decks while enjoying USDA Prime Steaks—the top two percent of all graded beef in the nation—as well as other traditional steakhouse favorites and a selection of high-end spirits from the Prime 21 Spirits Lounge.
- El Gaucho | 450 108th Ave NE
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 - 10 pm
El Gaucho Bellevue is the Eastside's premiere steakhouse for power lunches, romantic date nights, family celebrations, and holiday brunches. However, in the summer it's best for its outdoor patio looking onto City Center Plaza.
- Palomino | 610 Bellevue Way NE
Mon - Thu 11 am - 9:30 pm, Fri 11 am - 10 pm, Sat 10 am - 10 pm, Sun 10 am - 9 pm
Palomino is a vibrant "Urban Italian" restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style, hardwood fired Mediterranean cooking and versatile, imaginative menu. Its patio across from Bellevue Arts Museum is a great place to people-watch in the heart of Downtown.
- Purple Café and Wine Bar | 430 106th Avenue NE
Mon - Thu 11 am - 10 pm, Fri 11 am - 11 pm, Sat 12 -11 pm, Sun 12 - 9 pm
We love Purple for its expansive menu (artisan cheeses, starters, soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas to pasta and seafood) but even more for its unbeatable wine list (80 glass and 600 bottle selections)! The patio is always packed so make a reservation before you head over!
The Porch at The W Bellevue
- The W Bellevue | 10455 NE 5th Place
Break out of the box. Cue the music. After power plays, hackathons and playful purchases, refuel at The Porch, a pop homage to the traditional lake house. Floor-to-ceiling windows that fully open allow you to drink in that fresh Northwest air. Here, game changers and geeks mix and mingle, yesterday’s music deconstructs and today’s beats combust with the extraordinary, the entrepreneur gives way to the explorer, and a new social code blurs the lines between work and play. In case you weren't convinced, there are swings and alcohol.