Category Archives: Bellevue

520 Bar and Grill Bellevue

best brunch seattle 520 bar and grill

THE GOOD: excellent location. THE BAD: so-so food. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Bellevue, Greater Seattle. The number 520 in 520 Bar and Grill represents not the 520 Bridge but an area code. It encompasses parts of Bellevue, Medina and Clyde Hill that is home to the roughly 7,000 residents who inspired local real estate professionals Joseph and Randi Brazen (of Brazen Sotheby International Realty)’s concept of a neighborhood bar and grill that resonates 520’s diverse and fun-loving people. The establishment resides two blocks from

Tavern Hall

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THE GOOD: down-to-earth place in glamorous Bellevue. THE BAD: baked eggs were heavy. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Bellevue, Greater Seattle. We Seattleites seek comfort in the big city. Taking delight in clamor, cluster and chaos, and at times forget to appreciate simple pleasures of, well, something different. But once in a while, we tire of “That-Seattle-Scene,” and travel across Lake Washington to the burbs, or what most people call “The East Side,” which, when actively-sought, turns from dull to fresh and stale to crisp. And what a crispy vibe Bellevue promulgates! A different perspective–and

99 Park Restaurant


THE GOOD:  excellent location and service. THE BAD: waffles needed improvement. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Bellevue, Greater Seattle. Compared to Seattle, Downtown Bellevue lacks diversity. Please don’t kill me for saying that!   In my humble opinion, brilliance–and only brilliance–paints the growing area; with pristine high rises amplifying a brilliant skyline, and intellectually-brilliant software professionals, babbling acronyms of “IDE” and “API” and such. Food in Bellevue, again in my humble opinion, lacks diversity as well–unless fancy chains constitute diverse. For “spicier” palates, eating out can be exciting, as long