PEARL Bar & Dining
PEARL Bar & Dining

PEARL Bar & Dining

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pearlbellevue.com/
  • Phone: (425) 455-0181
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Mon. & Tues. 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Wed. thru Sat.: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sundae Supper Menu, every Sunday: 2:00pm- 9:00pm

    Happy Hour: 3:00pm to 6:00pm and 9:00pm to midnight - Seven Days a Week
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bradley Dickinson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Pearl Bar & Dining is more than capable of helping you make your next special event memorable. Please contact us at 425-455-0181 for more information or visit www.pearlbellevue.com
  • Special Events: Don't forget Pearl gift cards for your friends and family!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 7th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Pearl Bar & Dining offers FREE valet parking 7 days and 7 nights a week. In addition, we validate parking at Lincoln Square for up to 3 hours. Pearl is easily accessed from the Lincoln Square parking garage by parking on Level 4 or Level 5 and taking the south elevator into lobby adjacent to the Westin Hotel, cross the street right into Pearl! For more information, please call us 425-455-0181 or visit www.pearlbellevue.com.
A word from PEARL Bar & Dining
Pearl Bar & Dining features Contemporary Northwest cuisine - fresh, local, seasonal. Located in downtown Bellevue at Lincoln Square, Pearl is a vibrant room that embodies the foods, attitudes and urban lifestyles of the Pacific Northwest. Pearl offers complimentary validated parking in the Lincoln Square parking garage. Our menu features an array of classics that look sound and taste familiar, prepared and presented with ingredients and garnishes, side dishes and sauces that set them apart. The wine list features over 200 bottles with 40 wines by the glass. Happy Hour features $6 select appetizers, wines by the glass, specialty cocktails and $1 off draft beers, early and late. Whether it's a casual bite in the bar with friends, a working luncheon or dinner with business associates or an intimate evening for two, Pearl is the east side's newest go-to gathering place. Pearl. Highly polished dining. We look forward to meeting you!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
PEARL Bar & Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)special occasion (40)good for groups (35)romantic (24)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (18)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Great for Lunch
    eastsidefoodie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I made a reservation for myself and two cousins for a weekday lunch. We were celebrating a birthday and hadn't seen each other for a few months. We were given a very lovely round table that was private and could be partitioned off behind sheer curtains. The food was outstanding, lots of choices and everything we had was delicious. Our server was very pleasant and even though we were there for almost 3 hours and never felt hurried. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    NansulitaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    All three of us had a different choice from the menu and love it. One friend always "customizes" - always asks for substitutions or extras. No problem for Pearl - they're always accommodating. Love to go to Pearl. Sunday night is one of my favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • modern elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    To celebrate my friend's birthday, I took her to Pearl. I ordered the beet salad & cioppino. the salad was delicious, but the cioppino was outstanding!! generous amounts of seafood tasted fresh in a tasty red broth. I would recommend these 2 dishes without reservation. my friend ordered the Caesar salad with chicken, but didn't comment about it. service: I shouldn't need to ask for bread/rolls or ask for a refill of my tea. however, when asked, the waitress was cheerful and accommodating. the place was almost empty, so she wasn't overloaded. PARKING: they do offer "free" valet parking-- free for $5 ! only when I protested did the westin say that we could park ourselves anywhere on P4 level for no charge. I would definitely dine here again:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Luncheon went well, food was delightful. If waitperson had offered to refresh our beverages without prompting, it would have been a 5 star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Pearl to celebrate Father's Day. Sadly we were both disappointed in our experience. First, they were out of several foods we wanted to order, the service was certainly not up to its usual good standards, and although my food was presented beautifully and the ingredients were very fresh, it had not been salted properly at all. On a better note, the Caesar salad was excellent. Pearl is known for its bread pudding, and the "banana foster's" version did not appeal to us, so we decided not to order dessert. Pearl's Happy Hour is still the best bet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at the Pearl
    lunchmate
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Pearl has always been at the top of our list for Bellevue eateries, especially for lunch. The service has always been excellent, attentive yet discreet. Food from the open kitchen has been imaginative in concept and plating. Our last visit, for a Father's Day dinner, was both excellent and shocking. The calamari appetizers were very tasty, the house salads were delicious, the Cioppino entree drew raves, but the Scallops dish was the reason behind the less-than-generous rating for dinner! Somehow, the thought of paying $29 for exactly 3 scallops was mind-blowing, to say the least. As a result, the decision has been made that our patronage will be lunch only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    Seahusky
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    had a great time for fathers day. would reccomend this restaurant to all wanting to dine in downtown Bellevue
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    2GuysinWA
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Pearl Bar and Dining is not the place if you are looking for quiet conversation, but if you enjoy great food and exceptional service I recommend it highly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • boycedebs
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I went there for a nice dinner but the fire alarm went off the entire time we were there. We couldn't even talk to each other. The thing that makes me mad is that they didn't even offer to compensate us for the inconvenience. Like offer a free dessert or take a drink off ect. So needless to say I will not go back. When you spend 150 for 2 for dinner you expect a little bit more. I am all about customer service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a favorite.
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    !We are frequent diners at Pearl, mostly for lunch. Menu excellent and lunch prices are appropriate. The quality of food is excellent, as is the service staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl
    Normal
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We visit Pearl a few times a year, for lunch and dinner. It has never failed us! The menu always has really interesting items to try (this time black risotto with scallops). Our waitress, Amanda, was very personable was was quite alert to any needs we had. We'll definitely go back to Pearl!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch spot!
    IluvfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I met a friend for lunch at Pearl. I loved the seating, which divided a very large space into intimate and comfortably private small group settings. We had the tuna tartar and the steamed mussels in garlic butter. Both were very tasty. Pearl offers a large selection of salads, and a great wine list. Great atmosphere, food, and very nice service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing restaurant
    TimSVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Everything was overly exceeding on my expectations. One of my new favs when in Bellevue area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor quality food
    NiceLady
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    A friend and I were visiting Bellevue. Had already planned to go shopping at Bellevue Square and thought Pearl Bar & Dining would be the perfect dinner venue since we were already there. Ordered 4 appetizers to share. Presentation was very bad especially the Savoury chicken dish. Taste wasn't that great either. Beet Arugula salad was just simple and mediocre. I have had better Roasted Pork belly and beet salad. Usually beet salad would taste better with caramelized walnuts which is just my opinion but this salad from PBD was just blend. Definitely wouldn't be returning and recommending to anyone. Was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pear Bar & Grill Review
    Aloha9620VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My wife and I joined you on Sunday and enjoyed an excellent dinner and cocktails. My wife had the rack of lamb and you could cut it with a fork, with it came a lemon risotto which was divine. I had a fillet with smashed potatoes, also perfectly prepared. We had some tempura hors de oeuvres which were great as well. We drink different wines, so we each enjoyed a glass of wine from the wine list. All of that was topped off with a wonderful chocolate desert. What's not to like. Our waiter was fantastic, knew his wines, was prompt and gave great personal service. Easy to rate 5 stars with me.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks, fish, and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Pearl always has great service and a perfect atmosphere for date nights or just a spontaneous celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual
    WEGJ
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Service and food, great adapting to my meeting group request made on OpenTable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl is a Gem
    Beanie
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    It was a nice spot for a lunch celebration - quiet and relaxed. The entrees are inventive and of good quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Are you kidding?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    When I saw the prices I figured we were in for a special experience. What we got was overcooked French Toast, undercooked bacon, mediocre hash and eggs, eggs benedict and a weak attempt at dressing up the meals with an "appetizer". There is nothing special about this restaurant unless you want to pay too much for mediocre food. Service was ok but even my guests were uncomfortable with the price I paid for their meals given our experience. I wouldn't recommend Pearl to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Mother's Day spot
    GaryH
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was very good. Mother's Day menu had something for everyone, even the kids. Staff was friendly and attentive. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Okay
    Flyscot
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Perhaps my expectations were a little high, but our visit to Pearl was just okay. Saturday night - 6:30pm. Service was slow and there were open tables around us. Drinks took forever to arrive. After the first round we had to find the waitress to place our dinner orders. Chioppino was average, perhaps a little small and under-flavored. No one at the table commented that their food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food
    Tomfromwoodinville
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Their special for the day was a King Salmon dish prepared with a pesto sauce and ranked right up there as one of the best salmon plates I have ever had. Very friendly staff and the service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dinner!
    ttaniceVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a super yummy dinner at Pearl. Their service and food were incredible. We will absolutely be going back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter April 2014
    quincy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went to Pearl for Easter brunch. The service was great. Our only disappointment was the food. While it was good, I had a crab omelette that had an over abundance of cheese and only a small amount of crab.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First bad meal
    RayBVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I have been there numerous times and always had great food. I recommended Pearl for lunch with 3 friendsand was disappointed. Three of the meals were burgers cooked 3 ways as ordered but served incorrectly. I had pork sliders which were pretty bad. Tasted like they marinated in vinegar. I will go back but my friends may not want to.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biz Dinner
    206girl
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Group of 7 for a business dinner. Started early and stayed through a few bottles of wine. Oysters were good and sablefish was excellent! Salmon was a tad overcooked, though it was king, and I prefer sockeye. Service was just right - attentive enough, not annoying and the server was friendly and cheerful. Offered Pinot glasses for those drinking Pinot - nice touch. Ambiance was modern swanky. Quite when we started, but noise picked up as it got busier. Tables in dining area are far enough apart, though, that the noise was not noticeable at all while seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing experience
    semchicVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    This is the second time our group has chosen Pearl for dinner during our work trips to Bellevue, and it did not disappoint. We had 5 people, and were seated at the first table, which would normally be awkward near the door, but there was a great privacy curtain to wrap us in. The visit prior, our group of 5 was seated in a small private dining room with curtains as well. The food was excellent. I may be obsessed with their filet mignon and truffle fries. The short ribs are also a favorite in our group, as well as the tuna and calamari. I definitely recommend it if you have not given Pearl a chance yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food!
    Rose
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I have eaten lunch here a few times and enjoyed the crab cakes and the steak salad - both are delicious! Good wines too! The service is excellent and the staff is friendly and welcoming. Dining is a pleasant and comfortable experience. This is one of the best restaurants in downtown Bellevue. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks like the bar area is
    LovechocolateVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Looks like the bar area is very popular. We were dining in the main dining room. The food was good, waiter very attentive. Accommodated the changes my husband requested for the dish he had. The sable fish comes with three little crab dumplings... Wish it was a full dish..delish! Good experience. Will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl is the pearl of Bellevue
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Always love dining at Pearl. Food wonderful, service outstanding. Fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Excellent service, great food. Would recommend for dinner date.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently awesome!
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Becoming a repeat customer is easy at Pearl! Excellent food and service is what keeps me coming back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was my first time at Pearl. Was originally looking for a seafood place in Bellevue so I thought I would try a new place. The online reviews were strong so this seemed like a good place. I was blow away by the quality of food at Pearl. Every appetizer I tried was 5 star and reasonably priced. My friend and I tried the salads and each had 2 appetizers as our main course, rather than try an entree. Everything on the menu sounded appetizing and we were blown away by the flavors of everything we tried. We topped it off trying 3 different deserts and a glass of wine, and the total bill was 109.00! The service was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who asks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rack in a Bowl??
    RayBVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We last visit we had the rack of lamb and it was excellent. This visit I ordered it and the lamb was cooked perfectly except that it was in a bowl on top of delicious risotto which was made soupy as the chef poured the lamb drippings into the bowl. This made it soupy and spoiled the risotto as far as I was concerned. The bowl also makes it difficult to use a knife and fork as the lamb is sitting on the rice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Choice for Dinner
    Coll0509
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We went to Pearl for my friend's 30th birthday dinner. There were 10 of us and we were taken care of as soon as we walked through the door. The service was incredible from everyone! The bussers, the hostess, but our server Chris was top-notch. Very patient and friendly. Everyone was so professional and one of the owners stopped by to check on us which was great. The food was SO good. The beet salad was delicious and fresh and the merlot braised short ribs were incredible!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food is great! They have the best calamari anywhere! The only problem was that my wife's steak was undercooked, but she informed the waiter and he took the steak back and the chef cooked it to the proper temperature, no problem. The restaurant has a crowded bar, and the noise from the bar spills over into the restaurant, so if you like quiet dining, this is not the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl is the pearl of Bellevue
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We lunch at Pearl Bar & Dining for lunch about once a week. Always fantastic service, food, ambiance and love the friendly staff who we feel we are getting to know quite well. They even surprised me with a birthday dessert and I think they just overheard my husband mention my birthday. By the way, the dessert was great! Always fun to go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short Ribs are Terrific!
    CookstersalibiVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    First time I have been to Pearl for dinner and out party of four were very impressed. Leah did a terrific job in serving us and the food was terrific. The short ribs were terrific. I was very impressed by the richness of the gravy and the tenderness of the meat. The gnocchi was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music was a bit too loud in
    Eugene
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Music was a bit too loud in the dinning area. Music noise fine for bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Atmosphere, Great Food
    PaulineVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Awesome wine list, great selection of food. Great ambiance & nice servers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.