520 Bar & Grill

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$30 and under
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Northwest
Voted Best Bar in 425 Magazine. We are Bellevue’s upscale Neighborhood Bar with GREAT FOOD. Everything is freshly prepared. Voted best meeting spot 7 years in a row. An Eastside tradition. 520 is the place where Bellevue meets for lunch, after-work cocktails, celebrations of anniversaries, birthdays and friendship! Our restaurant is split on two sides with one side being kid friendly and the other being bar tables. For reservations please let us know in the notes section if your party has anyone under 21.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish parking lot was bigger. Other than that everything else is fine

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Efexed123
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Lots of choices on the menu and our waitress was exceptional. She put up with our rather large unruly group with grace and great humor.

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DarinC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service. Great place for lunch and dinner

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vipFavourite1
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place is loud- but the service is fast, very attentive, and the food was tasty. Yes, it’s pub food, but it’s very well done. We were spoiled with good servers who made sure we had everything we needed.

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Marley
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it here! Went for valentines day and it was relaxing and vibrant inside. The food was just right and the portions were perfect if you share with another person.

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Melc
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good service, good drinks, good date night ambiance.

I informed them of my hearing loss and they worked with me to find a quiet place to sit. I'm very grateful for that!

I was disappointed in the food though... Tough and chewy even though I ordered it rare. My partner's food was great though (she ordered the club).

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JonF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn't expect much on vday as usually nice places are packed and they try to hurry you through, but 520 had our name and rose petals on the table and were not in a hurry.

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LucyB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just average food. Nothing special. Service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the 520. It’s a cozy, friendly, casual but upscale bar and grill in Old Bellevue. Great cocktails, nice beer and wine selection. Not a huge menu but plenty of choices from burgers to seafood. There’s a family-friendly assortment of tables to go along with the bar seating and additional over -21 section. Several large TVs for keeping an eye on whatever sports may be on (though this not a sports bar). Nice patio for warm weather. Recommend reservations. Parking can be tricky but be sure to check the 520s own small lot right behind the building.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Had a long lunch date with a friend and did not feel rushed. Would recommend

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vipKarenF
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time...the food was excellent and the seevice was fabulous....we will for sure return when in Bellevue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service our waitress was top notch

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not first time in this bar. Good atmosphere good food and great service.

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SAHNDRAT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing that sucked there wasn’t a dance floor, the service was AMAZING

520 Bar & Grill
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you so much for the review Sahndrat! New Years Eve we had to many reservations this year to make a dance floor. I’m so happy you enjoyed everything else and next year we will try to get the dance floor back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people, service and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant staff

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Foody
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super good & pricing was great for being in Bellevue. Very reasonable. Parking lot is quite small so be prepared

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CLSea
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was busy due to the holidays, but the service was excellent and friendly. I had the southwest chicken salad that was excellent with flavorful, moist chicken. My husband had the steak salad and my son the cajun chicken sandwich. Both of them enjoyed their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, great food and fantastic service! Ali, our server was the very best!!

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vipKatrinaL
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun for friends dinner food was decent

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BasP
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

520 is a nice bar and restaurant, maybe a bit more bar than restaurant.

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ToddB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place....oftentimes take business colleagues there for dinner. Make a reservation as it can get quite busy. High energy as the Bar and Restaurant are literally one in the same; unless sitting outside. Can be loud so if you plan to talk business it may not be the easiest to do so in their environment.

White Fish is a staple and gotta try it; awesome dish & it's always great. Overall solid value and good portions.

Bar tenders are very friendly & service is always excellent.

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vipSteveS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for brunch and were pleasantly surprised by the service and experience. It is basically a bar that serves food so nothing spectacular but overall pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Great service

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MiaC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Terrible parking...because there's 5 parking spaces behind the bldg.! 'Spent 20 mins driving around! Get there early enough to drive aimlessly, amidst all the traffic downtown. Once inside, the service was great, attentive. Food was very good. They didn't recognize my Open Table reservation, though, so I don't know how necessary it was to make one.

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joyze
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Very loud at 10pm on a Thur night. Calamari was so breaded could not find the calamari. Food was fair.
Service good.
If you want to get a few drinks and be w high energy people and don’t want to talk to your table guests great place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ok overall

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Daniel
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great experience.

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lklein1
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cool place in old Bellevue. Great atmosphere, excellent food. It’s our new go to place for a great dinner out in Bellevue

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like the new floors and bathroom improvement! Great food as usual by a fantastic staff!

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NancyN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite neighborhood go-to place for lunch. Great food, outstanding service.

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vipBruceH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5