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Dining solo in Bellevue

avandelay Jan 24, 2008 03:52 PM

I will be in Bellevue for business for one night. What are the can't miss places in town?


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    jamesbra RE: avandelay Jan 24, 2008 08:15 PM

    Seastar is good. Very well run restaurant. fancy dinner type deal. Bis on Main = secret / very cool find. very good. Right on Main St. Daniel's Broiler for a night cap or a steak - beautiful view of the city / region.

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      nseattlefoodie RE: jamesbra Jan 25, 2008 07:33 AM

      Have to disagree on Seastar, not very good service, and only ok food. I would not feel comfortable dining there alone at all.

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      savvy savorer RE: avandelay Jan 24, 2008 08:27 PM

      I like O/8 twisted cork , they have a great happy hour!

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        akq RE: savvy savorer Jan 30, 2008 04:38 PM

        YES! have a fun wine flight and 1/2 price sashimi scallops (to die for), ahi poke and oysters! My favorite!

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        HungWeiLo RE: avandelay Jan 25, 2008 11:12 AM

        Facing East. Order 3-4 dishes to nibble on randomly and you won't be disappointed.

        In the Bellevue Square area, the only edible food there is Luciano or Ruth's Chris. Don't bother with anything else. Seastar has nice salmon.

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          blueberrygirl RE: avandelay Jan 26, 2008 11:02 PM

          I agree with James about Bis on Main. I had dinner there a couple of months ago and the service, food and wine were all outstanding. We hosted a dinner for a party of 7 and everyone raved about their dishes. Their seafood dishes are especially good. The setting is far more intimate than Seastar, which is pretty, but large, corporate and a bit cold. I'd definitley feel comfortable going there alone. Enjoy!

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            TraceyKen RE: avandelay Jan 28, 2008 06:38 PM

            Yes, you're in Bellevue, and there are some nice choices, but I'll say a taxi ride to Cafe Juanita would be worth it. Excellent service, great wine list, and the food never disappoints.

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              jaydeflix RE: avandelay Jan 28, 2008 07:41 PM

              I'm still a fan of Mediterranean Kitchen.

              Brix up in Kirkland is good, but that's a taxi ride (as would be the Third Floor Fish Cafe).

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                savvy savorer RE: avandelay Jan 29, 2008 03:55 PM

                when will you be here. there is a promotion " Urban eats " until end of the month
                30 dollars http://www.nwsource.com/contests/rest...

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