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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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 Power Lunch
    MinkVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    When wanting to impress new clients, I come to Pearl. Everything from pulling up to Valet Parking, to a pretty hostess opening the door and welcoming you, to the great contemporary ambience, then the nicely prepared food and great service, what a great way to impress clients. Thank you Mikel for your hospitality!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner
    blindbat16
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The sablefish was amazing! Definitely the highlight of the night. The filet mignon was also quite good. The only shocking part of the meal was when the brussels sprouts came out shredded. We joked that it was brussels slaw. So, I'd say food for the eyes, it was not appealing, but once you got past that, the taste was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Day 2014
    TheChosen1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a group of 6, and received our own private section and the service and Ambience was Great!! We had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Microwave redo
    jtjems
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I ordered the Rack of Lamb, medium. When it came, it was raw in the middle, not rare, raw. I asked the waiter to send it back. When it came back, it was now well done. It was extremely hot, all the way through, but not more browned. Yep, they nuked it!! I did not complain further, my wife and daughter were eating, I didn't come to a high end restaurant for an awkward meal. On top of that, there was no discount, not even one person apologized. I was extremely disappointed, not so much with undercooked food, it happens. It was how the establishment handled it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific meal & outstanding service
    GreatLife
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had reservations for Valentine's Day. Our table was ready on time. The food was delicious. Wagyu sirloin steaks with Yukon Gold potatoes and blue cheese fritters. The steaks were tender and the blue cheese fritters were terrific. Service was prompt and attentive and the manager came by to ask us how our meal was. Overall a great experience, will definitely go back when we are in Bellevue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Seawitt
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As usual the food was VERY good. This evening was made special (Valentine's Day and our 11th wedding anniversary) by our server. His name was CHRIS. His knowledge of the food and wine was excellent. The next time we dine at Pearls I will ask to be seated in his area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Dinner
    ShawDM
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent food! I had the spare ribs and my husband had the pork loin. Both excellent. I would highly recommend the Cherry Collins. Great cocktail!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very good but nothing outstanding to put in higher category. Solid service, good menu selections, very good food. Just not much atmosphere and seems a decade or two behind considering it's location in downtown Bellevue.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my lunch experiance
    bellevueluncher
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had the steak salad. It was the best steak i have had in months. Very tender, flavorful and cooked exactly as i requested.Another member of our party had the cobb salad with chicken. The chicken was gross. I tasted it. Almost as if it was microwaved to cook it.Rubbery, grainy and musty tasing. We complained to our waiter. He promptly brought out another breast that was so much better. But by that time the salad itself was all gone. She had to eat it alone.Not so good all by itself. The wait staff was very personable, attentive and courtious.Over all a very good lunch and experiance.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Valentine's meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We celebrated an early Valentine's Day dinner at Pearl. The restaurant gave us a private booth, which was very nice. Our server was very attentive and provided us with exceptional service. We ordered Caesar salad, cioppino, pan seared scallops with black risotto, the truffle fires and sautéed lacinto kale. The food was delicious. We highly recommend Pearl Bar & Dining and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I was just trying a new place to take my girlfriend on a date and this place certainly fit the bill. The food was amazing. The portions were a bit small but that's how they can bring down the price a little but still maintain a high class environment. The resterant was gorgeous and we were sat in a wonderful little nook in the corner. I couldn't sample the wine but I can tell you the food is great. That calamari is a bit spicy but has a great flavor, and the serotonin was quite tender. The plates were made to look extremely appetizing, which they were. The only thing I can complain about is the manager was by the computer, which we could see, scolding our waiter for not picking up our empty dishes quick enough. Terrible manager.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I love Pearl
    Belinda
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My husband and I love Pearl and have for the past few years, when we discovered after our move to the Puget Sound. The food is ALWAYS great with a nice variety. The service has always been excellent, and the ambience is really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl is a gem
    Jmbo
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Food was great, our waiter was quite knowledgable about the menu. She provided us with good advice and later the foursome at the table next to ours. Decor gives an ambience of upscale tropical, with curved hardwood ceiling. We'll be back with a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an early Sunday dinner
    aumhumVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We had an early Sunday dinner here. The lamb shank special was very well priced and delicious as was the beet salad. As a special treat all diners were given a complimentary mini-sundae which was fabulous and just the right size for a sweet taste after a rich meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty but not that tasty
    Mick
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food was plated very well and was pleasing to the eye. Both the lamb and the filet mignon required a good amount of salt and pepper. Our service was very bad. We had to flag our server down just to order a drink. Our water glasses remained empty for at least 15 minutes. For the cost and the competing restaurants around Pearle, we will be dining elsewhere next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Burger. Salmon Overcooked
    NNMM
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We still say Pearl has the best burger for miles. And well priced @$15. The Oregon King Salmon special was very flavorful, but it was overcooked. Still moist, but not 'medium rare'. Great Service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service!
    seattle14
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I went to Pearl Bar & Dining with a group of 6 and we were very impressed with the staff's flexibility and customer service. It was late at night and the bar was full but they went the extra mile to accommodate our group in a quiet round table in the dining area for a late happy hour. it was our first time there and we'll definitely come back. The food was amazing. Great experience overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My evening here was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    My evening here was great! We came to celebrate my new job and I have heard that the restaurant and bar are great. It was incredibly loud because of a large party (10-12) seated near us and it took a while to get our food. The service was excellent and the drink selection was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy lunch
    cozy
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    The sound seemed really loud and made some conversation between the 6 of us difficult at times.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Bliss
    Maui
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The Pearl went beyond our expectations to help us celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We got the corner, private booth to create a romantic setting, the food was amazing, and the service was top notch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I made reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    My husband and I made reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and they were very accomodating. They saved a very nice corner booth with a sheer curtain which added to the ambiance. The food was EXCELLENT. The server was great also. My only dissapointment was the dessert we ordered. It was dry, and we only ate a portion of it. They took it off of our bill without us asking, which was appreciated. But the appetizers, the wine, and the 'entre, were delicious. Over all, we had a marvelous time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business lunch
    Sonya
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Wonderful menu, with something for everyone, showcasing Pacific Northwest cuisine. The service was flawless. We will definitely return, the next time we are in Bellevue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Great service, ambience!! Food was very good but a little pricey for what we ordered from my point of view. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the foie gras and pork
    Sophie
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Loved the foie gras and pork belly. We were pleased with the great service. Don't forget that valet parking is available at the Westin Hotel entrance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice gem...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We went to Pearl with another couple and had a truly relaxing dinner with great drinks, wine, fabulous entres and of course dessert. We'll be going back for sure. The restaurant has unique seafood options and their lamb is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    cougar
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    It is a quiet relaxing lunch place to meet friends and visit. The location is closed to many different activities. My favorite is the steak salad, but there are many interesting items to choose ..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We had drinks and small plates in the bar first, then moved into the dining room when the rest of our party arrived. Both places were great. The right amount of attention and the food was terrific. A nice mix of items on the dining room menu. Lots of fish, of course, but plenty for non-fish eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good but not great
    luv2dine
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Parking: Free valet parking is great but I failed to notice it said that on the website so we ended up parking blocks away at a pay lot. Service: Fine but a little on the "cool" side. Ambience: All black with harsh white spotlights - result is you can see every bit of dust and every imperfection in the utensils, glasses, etc. Food: Decent but not quite worth the prices. I had the two crab cakes which were nice and golden-brown but a bit dry and rather bland. They were served on a bit of salad that was just lettuce with no dressing or seasoning. The savior of the dish was the sauce - it was delicious! Summary: Was worth checking out, but with the vast number of other restaurant in the area I doubt I'll be back to the Pearl.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wedding anniversary lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Pearl has been a favorite of ours since it opened. I heard about it from a radio add and was very impressed by their intention to offer a high quality lunch for a very reasonable price. We tried it and found it to be everything it was advertised to be and then some. We have spoken to either Bradley or Michael on several occasions because they make themselves available to their clients. In my opinion the food is excellent, always fresh and local. They have a suprising way of turning what sounds like an ordinary dish into something you keep coming back for and we will.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • business lunch
    LinoaB
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I have been to Pearl twice recently for business lunches; the food was quite tasty, service thoughtful and responsive. It was a bit noisy last time we were there because they had several groups, but they were helpful in getting us a table that wouldn't be hard to carry on a business conversation. Will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The dining experience was
    jeannie32
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The dining experience was very good with exceptional food choices. We felt that the servings for the entrees were a little small considering some of the meals were served to men with fairly decent appetites. We also had appetizers & salads and side vegetables. The other comment I would like to make is that the noise level is very high - we were not able to carry on a quiet conversation across the table - it would have been impossible with more people (there were 5 of us) and that is a little disappointing since conversation is one of the things we want to have with such a good meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood dish
    MichtoVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Oh my goodness, the pan-seared scallops with ebony risotto was heavenly. The addition of the piquillo pepper sauce made this dish a trifecta of incredible flavors and with just the right proportions. My son had their banana dessert and said it was incredibly tasty. We'll definitely be coming back to this restaurant again to try their other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    Vince
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Tried Pearl for first time for Thanksgiving dinner. Generous portions, excellent food. The turkey was moist and tender, and all the fixings. Waiter was attentive, but could have had more knowledge of the wine list and what pairings to make with the dinner, considering the special menu that day.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average - not Great
    RTH5555
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We went to Pearl recently for Thanksgiving dinner. There was nothing wrong with our experience. It was fine - just average. We understood that Pearl was a hot new place that many locals were raving about. We didn't have that experience. Don't misunderstand - its not bad. Its not great. We thought if was average. We thought our holiday meal with wine was fairly priced.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to celebrate
    DanielleMarie
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We chose to celebrate my sisters birthday at Pearl and were so glad we did- they're care and attention to the customer is awesome, the food is great, and the ambiance is perfect! We'll definitely be returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Noise
    1950Celt
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    My guest & I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, wine, and dessert and our server, along with support staff, were wonderful and very accommodating. The sound buffering/blocking needs work in order to provide customers with the ability to have intimate conversations without having to raise their voices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was mediocre and the
    ArloVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Food was mediocre and the service not good. Waitperson not knowledgeable
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  • Overall a nice restaurant
    KathleenVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Overall a nice restaurant and great break from the uber-vibrant Lincoln Square scene. Very attentive staff and only gripes are the spendy wine list and quite small strip steak portion (my filet was bigger than my husband's strip). Food was quite good otherwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    worldtraveler7VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We had a reservation - but had to wait about 30 minutes. I think they really want to push people in to the bar to sell alcohol. The portions were very small - food quality was decent - but I felt it was overpriced for the quality and portion. I was still hungry when I left... Our waitress was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ordered the tempura appetizer,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Ordered the tempura appetizer, a little bland to my taste but my boyfriend was very pleased - and it was inexpensive in the bar during the packed happy hour. Seated on time, service overall very prompt and helpful. Friday night happy to have the reservation. The crowd in the restaurant was happy, loud, many large parties but also room for two. Boiled duck breast with the delicious huckleberry jam sauce - very sweet and filling dish! Surprised by how spicy the sablefish was. Probably perfect for someone who prefers their palate with a kick. I salivate in just remembering the way the sablefish melted - dumplings were forgettable in comparison. Overall an excellent "date night" dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.