Central Bar + Restaurant
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Central is a casual but luxurious restaurant with a lively bar at the center of it. Central’s vision, energy, and style completely focus on the atmosphere and the people, with attentiveness to prime service and stellar cuisine. In addition, the central location and venue design make for an outstanding space for corporate events, private parties, and celebrations.
When it comes to our guests, our goal is to exceed their expectations and transform their dining experience into a memorable moment. That is why the vision for Central has always been to be a social gathering spot and something uniquely Bellevue.
At Central, our menu honors the Pacific Northwest and our food is fresh, prepared in house, and a perfect complement to our welcoming atmosphere. As for the drinks, our bartenders pride themselves in making cocktails the way they were intended; just quality spirits, no bs.
Daily Happy Hour
Multiple dates available
Sun - Thu 2:00 PM - 8:30 PMJoin us for Happy Hour every day from 3pm - 6pm! $2 off Wine by the glass, $2 off Signature Cocktails, $2 off Wells, $1 off Beer
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Our Sunday brunch was very good at Central Bar in Bellevue. I like the location and their outside seating is well appointed with white linens and a nice breeze on a warm day. Our service was slow but so is everywhere else due to the shortage of workers/covid. Food was good but I would not say it was perfection - my side dishes were already cooled by the time they were delivered to our table. My omelet was delicious and tasted "homemade" - the ham they use has a lot of flavor and is tender. I would go back - - It is a nice central location with good food! Thx!
Great food and service, but the music is too loud and distracting. I want to make this a go to, but it’s impossible to have an intimate dinner. I realize it has Bar in its name, but it doesn’t have a dance floor so the music level seems excessive.
This place was AMAZING! For appetizers we got the ahi tuna and steak bites, dinner chicken parmesan, and desserts the cookie skillet and they were so great! They also had a DJ that was amazing!!
First Happy Hour with coworkers since pandemic started. Staff accommodated our 9 person reservation so that we could all sit together. Drinks and food were on the pricier side but ambiance and service was 5 star. And happy hour should go until 6pm, thanks for the wonderful experience!
Food and drinks were fine. Service once seated was fine. My main gripe is despite taking a credit card for the outdoor reservation, we were told on arrival that our table wasn’t ready because a previous party was still finishing up. After 10 mins they said they weren’t able to seat us because they were still at the table & offered us to sit inside or at one of the tables near the door. Given we were hungry and ready to eat, we decided to take one a tablet offered.
Overall I would not recommend.
The decor gives me a very fun and up-beat vibe. I made a group reservation and we loved our dining experience. There was even a DJ on site to play good music. Great time!
Excellent food and service. Our party of six had a great birthday party and we were taken care of.
In town guests
Great place to entertain for business. Perfect blend in f fancy/hip/casual.
Food and value was great. Little to loud
Quick little date. Nothing too fancy, but perfect for what we wanted
The food and service were exceptional. I’ll definitely be back.
Excellent waiter! Free bday dessert! Awesome!
Our experience was so great! Our server was efficient and friendly. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious! We will definitely will be back again!
Amazing service and food!
Our server Brooke was fantastic and fun. Great experience
The food lacked flavor but the drinks and service was great
Easter brunch was fantastic! Food and service amazing. Tables were a bit close for my liking (for social distancing and general privacy) but it was a solid experience nonetheless!
The food quality changed to worse and untasty. The drink is not much good and not much choice. The waitress was good.
We had a fabulous dinner! Everyone raved about their food, the ambience is perfect and the hostess and waitstaff are the BEST! We were accomodated a table inside after being seated outside and requested to move. No hesitation from the hostesses which was lovely. Our server, Danielle, is AWESOME! We can't wait to go back!
As always a quality experience.
Super awesome! They even decorated their tent thoughtfully! I don’t believe there is enough heat coverage in the tent however. The only thing I would complain about :)
The staff, food and ambiance at the Central are always fantastic!
Our server was phenomenal and we will be back
Central Bar and Grille is one of our go to spots for friendly get togethers. They have done a great job prepping outdoor dining during the pandemic, I always feel safe going there. The food has always been above par the noise level outside is nonexistent inside it can get a bit noisy if it’s crowded, which would have been pre-pandemic, now not so much because of the limited seating. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Their prices are a bit higher than other places, but I don’t have a problem with it given the ambience, the service, and the quality of food.
Arrived a few minutes early and they had table ready. Service was excellent, timely, and very friendly! Food was spot on and wonderful 😀
Had Sunday breakfast. In these days of covid restaurant closures, it is one of the few places downtown where you can eat a nice breakfast. Always enjoy eating at Central.
Weekly date with my wife. Great service and ambiance. My wife really liked the nonalcoholic cocktail she had. Calamari as a starter was delicious. Unfortunately, the halibut was overcooked and the fish tacos, although tasty, had minimal fish included. Fish obviously isn’t their specialty, so we will come back and get something else instead. Plenty of good looking options, especially on the sandwich menu. Everyone around us were getting salads that looked good, too.
Great waitstaff and food
Everything after checking in for our reservation was great, but before that, I did have some difficulties. So I had made a reservation over OpenTable for the restaurant and arrived on time for it, but there was no order for people trying to get a table vs. people who already had a reservation. So, when I tried to walk into the restaurant to check in for my reservation one of the hostesses yelled at everyone to wait outside to be checked in, so that's what I did. But then ten minutes went by and she had yet to step outside to check anyone in so I finally just went inside, because I had a reservation and I knew I was going to look like I was late for it when I wasn't. Once I finally got to speak to the hostess she proceeded to say I was late for my reservation time so she had given my table away, but that wasn't fair because I was there on time but she yelled at everyone to wait outside so that's not on me. I tried to kindly say that and she seemed a little irritated but proceeded to finally get me a table. It was just a little chaotic and I think their check in process needs a little more organizing and order. But other than that, the food and the rest of the service was great.
Nice outdoor seating!
Great food and nice variety of menu options.
Good place would go back. Less tv in dinning area would make it more intimate.
We love Central Bar + Restaurant. We've had the pleasure of dining there a few times. We recently celebrated a milestone birthday there and the food was fantastic. Excellent wait staff and very generous to offer a free dessert for the birthday celebration. Shoutout to Nathan who did a great job.
We had a really great Valentine's Dinner. It was good from the apps to the dessert.
Main courses were perfect. Really like the staff...super nice and professional. Thanks, t
It was great, loved it
We are just glad that these places are open
They could do better in terms of social distance. I was seated next to other two tables without any kind of physical barrier in between.
Other than it is an OK place for brunch
Central Bar + Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 578-7878.
Central Bar + Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.