520 Bar & Grill

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$30 and under
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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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4.6
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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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).

JF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

LB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just average food. Nothing special. Service was attentive.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
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

KF
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service our waitress was top notch

OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SA
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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people, service and ambience

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant staff

F
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

CL
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.

OT
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!!

KL
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun for friends dinner food was decent

BP
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

TB
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.

SS
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.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Great service

MC
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.

j
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ok overall

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great experience.

l
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

OT
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!

NN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Great atomosphere!

DB
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is not terrible interesting and expensive for the small portions

FW
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun spot....lots of energy! Great food....

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Bar/restaurant. Servers were excellent really friendly and fun. Good happy hour and the outdoor seating in the summer is great!

C
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zachery our waiter who works three jobs and truly loves and values his position with the Brazen family! I have him a 100.00 tip for being tops! Without ever revealing my friendships with Randy and Joseph!

j
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio. It's amazing to think that in the heart of downtown you can find a spot that is secluded! Food is great, prices reasonable, service wonderful. Will be back!

B
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I will likely not be returning to this restaurant. When walking in on a Tuesday evening, I was bombarded by too loud music, causing the patrons to need to shout to hear each other at their tables. When my group was approached by our waitress, we asked for a few more minutes to decide, and she vanished for over 20 minutes. We never actually saw her again. We had to ask another waitress to take our order. I ordered one drink when I sat down and over the course of a 2 hour meal, was never asked if I wanted a refill. We were seated by the door, so waiters were constantly brushing by our table to get to the people who were seated outside. It’s clear a table didn’t fit there, but they wanted to squeeze another one in there for profits. Finally, when the food got there, the bottom bun of my burger was soaked through, likely because my food was ready first and waited for a while while my dining companions food was being prepared. If the kitchen can’t properly time food coming out, I’m not sure what they’re doing. Like I said, disappointing all around and I won’t be coming back.

BN
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was very good - brunch and lunch were both offered which is very nice. have plans to do it again soon!

TM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Tables can be fairly small and cramped for parties over 3 people. Evenings are quite loud, but makes for a lively scene.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Loud bar. Table unavailable despite reservation. Offered searing next to loud speaker. Awful

JR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is outstanding. Staff is very fun and drinks are amazing.

JM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our major issue was with the person who greeted us and sat us. As I was parking the car, my wife entered. We had a reservation and we were on time.
The individual asked my wife if we wanted inside or outside and in the noise it was difficult to understand. She was seated and I arrived shortly. We talked about the noise level and she looked outside and thought we could sit there.
She asked if we could sit outside and was very curtly told there was no available tables (I saw 2 from my vantage point) and was told to sit down (and she was NOT smiling when she told my wife to sit down).

We will not be recommending this restaurant to those who we expect would be offended by this behavior (Oh, that would be ALL of our friends and family).

SP
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for dinner last weekend and had great food and service. We had fish tacos, the Asian whitefish and a salmon salad. Everything was excellent, servers were responsive and the noise level was quiet enough to visit. I'd definitely go back.

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very lively atmosphere, lovely cocktails, highly recommend the "impossible burger" which tastes awesome.

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