I just scrolled through the board looking for suggestions of good restaurants and could not find one listed! Although I don't dine there much, I have recently been meeting a group of friends there every few months or so. I am already bored with their suggestions and am hoping, with your help, to come up with my own. The places we have gone so far are: Spazzo, Pagocha (which was my favorite) and Anthony's in Kirkland. I need your help!
Some of our favorites around Bellevue:
Continental: Tosoni's 644-1668
Thai: Chantanee Family Thai 455-3226
Vietnamese Noodles: Pho Hoa 641-7898
Healthy Mexican: Acapulco Fresh 747-1054
Real Mexican: La Cocina Del Puerco 455-1151
Italian: Cafe Jaunita 823-1505
Family Italian: Firenze Ristorante Italiano 957-1077
Sushi: Kikuya 881-8771
Steaks: Daniel's Broiler 462-4662
Dim Sum: Noble Court 641-6011
Indian: Mayuri 641-4442 and others
BBQ: Dixie's 828-2460 and Texas Smokehouse 486-1957
Breakfast: The Original Pancake House 825-7575
Event dining: The Herbfarm 206-784-2222
Great for kids: Frankie's Pizza, Kidd Valley, Burgermaster, Coho Cafe, Red Robin, Claim Jumper
And we're still looking for a good Cannoli on the eastside...
Wow. After that list what can I add?
How about this...
Sea Garden. It has incredible Chinese good - especially if you like seafood. The original Sea Garden is in the ID...and the Bellevue one maintains the same quality. I agree that Noble Court has the best Dim Sum out there though.
Mediterranean Kitchen. (I know I probably spelled that wrong.) The chicken schwarma is awesome, generous in portion, and the service is so friendly you wouldn't know you're in Bellevue. (Sorry - Seattlite's have their prejudices too.)
That taps me out for now. Good luck.
I agree that the Med. Kitchen is great (and the nicest people work there).
For Indian, I like Golkonda in Crossroads or Chutney's in downtown Bellevue (also on Capitol Hill/Queen Anne). Also, P.F. Chang's Bistro is opening in Bel Square soon (owned by the same folks who own Fleming's steak houses).
For casual good, I like Six Degrees in Kirkland or Redmond.
For pizza, there's always Coyote Creek (yum!). And a great place to bring the kids (as is the Coho Cafe in Redmond).
For Thai, there's a Typhoon! in Redmond, but there are plenty of great little family owned Thai restaurants on the Eastside. Too many to list here.
And in Kirkland, if you want a memorable dinner, head to the Marina Park Grill (just a short drive from Bellevue) or Cafe Juanita (new owner, still good). Also, 21 Central is a great place for steak (aside from sometimes bad service and a funky atmosphere) and the Third Floor Fish Cafe always is reliably good even though they lost a great chef (Scott Staples opened Zoe in Bell Town).
Hope these help! E-mail if you have a specific restaurant you're looking for.
How about Tosoni's, 14320 NE 20th St? It's a cozy Italian place with very personal service and excellent Italian food.