520 Bar & Grill

4.4
357 reviews
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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! Kids are welcome and friendly dogs on our sidewalk tables.
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MH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff and food was good. Would dine there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Wanted a place to just relax with the ladies. The start was great, but the service declined almost immediately, and music got louder. 180 for 7 drinks and 4 small apps? So disappointed....

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JC
Mexico City
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida y ambiente, pero especialmente la atención del mesero fue extraordinaria.!!!

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BH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bree was an excellent bartender! She took care of all of our drink and food needs and was very attentive! She’s an excellent asset to the 520 Grill!

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l
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ourdoor patio for warmer days. delicious food and friendly staff. will definitely go again

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

While I appreciated the hospitality from the staff, I was very underwhelmed with the food we ordered, especially for the price we paid. 3 tacos and an impossible burger was about $40 after tip. Too much money for mediocre food

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EG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service and friends!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quick seating. Great menu selections. Very attentive service by whole staff.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

great food & service. a bit loud and crowded table set up

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CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Spicy Bloody Mary--best I've had in the Seattle area so far!

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JS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Food. Exceptional Service. Always love dining here!

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F
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Good location, except for parking challenges. Good food and attentive service. Very very loud inside; difficult to have a discussion across the small dinner table.

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Music was too loud, but they turned it down when I asked. I would definitely go back. The burger was excellent!

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server, good food, but quite noisy. Maybe it was because a football was on, but made it hard to visit with our guests. But I would go back again. Thanks.

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D
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Girls night out for dinner was fun except the restaurant was so loud it was hard to talk and hear. We left to go to one of the nearby cafes for dessert and coffee. That said, the food we had was good. The restaurant was crowded but we still received our drinks and food in a timely manner. Craft cocktails were delicious. I think next time I return I’d wait for warmer weather when we can dine outside where it wouldn’t be as loud.

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SL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation and walked in on a Friday night to an extremely loud and rowdy bar, which we thought was supposed to have a separate dining room. We were ignored for 5 minutes before a guy came by asking what we needed. I said we had a reservation and, as he started walking away, said we need to wait for the hostess. Another guy came by a few minutes later and asked if we were being helped. I said we were told to wait for the hostess, to which he laughed and said there was no hostess that evening and he’ll be back in just a minute. Seven people later - yes, seven, we counted - we were still waiting for a table. Next, a woman came over to us with an iPad saying she was the hostess and for us to give her some time to find a table because they were so busy. And she stressed how busy they were multiple times. My husband and I were left thinking, why have openings online if you don’t have tables?! Anyway, we ended up waiting 25 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. The experience only got better after that...service sucked, food was terrible (how do you mess up a blt and burger?), and we couldn’t hear each other over the TVs and screaming fans (because there really isn’t a separate dining room). We couldn’t get out of there fast enough. There are SO many better options around. Don’t give this place your business!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Way way too noisy.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We had really good food but the service personnel didn’t seem too happy

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TL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! Our service was excellent. Our waiter made a food choice reccomendation without us even having to ask. My husband got what he recommended and it def didn’t disappoint! Great atmosphere, great service, great food and overall a great place for any occasion! We will def be going back again.

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W
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sports bar, loud but great crowd. Burgers are excellent. Friendly.

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The crew was friendly & accommodating, the food was pretty good too

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b
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I made a reservation for lunch. We checked in and were taken to the bar to a high top table with stools. In the reservation app it asks if you’d like the regular dining area or bar, and I said dining area. I asked the hostess for at least a table that has chairs with backs. Reply “tables at the bar don’t have backs”. Well, yes, I can see that, but I made a reservation for the regular room. She was NOT happy that I wanted what I asked for. Reluctantly took us to the main area, with an attitude that was let’s just say, BAD. Our server however, was very nice and apologized for what just happened. The bar is first come first served. Reservations are just that....reservations. For a REAL table. During lunch, any time the hostess walked by my table, GEEZ...the look she gave me each and every time was pretty ugly. I like this place, the food is good, but what a bad time this lunch was...when I get hungry for the steak nachos, I’ll have to REALLY think about if they’re worth it!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was fine. Nothing to write home about. Service could have been more friendly.

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D
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and food! Wonderful lunch spot!! Delicious steak salad!!!

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F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent as always!!! Great variety of food and always yummy!

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OT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I'd not been in to 520 for a long time as it just seemed their food had gone down hill. Sadly, that was my experience while dining here for lunch earlier in the week. I had the BBQ chicken salad. While the chicken wasn't overdone, it had a charred/burnt taste to it. It wasn't inedible, but it wasn't good either. I wanted to love it the way I used to several years ago, but couldn't.

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KK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We were asked our order twice and it still came out wrong. The manager did take the meal off the bill. Waitress was super slow and didn’t check in on food nor asking if we needed any more drinks.

Fun place.

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KK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall great place but was a little disappointed with the host staff. We were giving the option of high top or table top. We chose to sit at a high top. Once we were seated we were asked to move to a table top, which just happened to be crammed in a odd spot (not ideal but not the end of the world) what was a little irritating was that no a single person sat at the high top we were originally seated at the entire 2 hours we we there. Why make us pick up and move once we had already been seated?!? The food is worth giving them another try.

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T
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zach was a terrific waiter - right on soup recommendation; salads and burger great.
We asked that sound to be turned down - no problem.
Yep, we will eat at 520 again!

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Way to noisy to talk. Parking difficult. I would never recommend for a date.

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m
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I have been to the 520 Grill several times and always loved the experience. I was really disappointed this time. The service was really good but almost every dish we ordered had a problem. I don't typically send back a lot of dishes but this was really not up to the typical standards that I had previously experienced at this restaurant. Food was lacking salt and flavor. The staff was very nice and tried to assist but after the third dish being "meh" at best we just let it go. Not going back for a very long time.

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TF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great! Will be back! I had the salmon entree and steak bites. Dessert was amazing too!!

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EK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good as usual. Long time customer. Fun, but gets very loud

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CP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently a great experience.

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j
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a tasty spot - and solid service!

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing signature cocktails. We were at 520 on a Friday night! Great staff and warm atmosphere! The music was a tad loud for dinner, but overall awesome experience. The food was delicious!

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef was so nice to share the spice mixture for shrimp! The food was amazing!!

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JV
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good nachos and flank steak entree. Service was friendly and speedy. Only complaint is the bathroom doesn’t have a changing table, but has high chairs so it’s half kid friendly...

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JP
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

520 Bar and Grill never disappoints. In the summer they have the addition of outdoor seating which is great. They have really good salads here, we often will go for dinner here in the summer. Winter is good too but they are limited on low top tables.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful patio dining for a Sunday lunch. Friendly servers and a delicious menu.

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