Central Bar + Restaurant
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 compliment 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.
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Daily Happy Hour
Daily Happy Hour | 3:00 - 6:00PM | $3 Off All Wines by the Glass | $2 Off All Signature & Iconic Cocktails | $1 Off All Draft and Bottled Beer | $10 Well Drinks |
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: October 19, 2018
Ends: October 20, 2117
Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM
Wonderful service. Food is a little expensive yet very well made. Drinks are on the pricey side and small.
very friendly staff, dressed well and nice. Bar service was top notch and enjoyed the visit.
Hi Lisa! Thank you for taking time to leave us such a nice review. We pride ourselves on our amazing staff; I'm glad they were able to give you such a great experience. Please come back to see us again soon! Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
We went to brunch for mother's day. It was better than we could of imagined. The selection and taste was excellent. My wife had a wonderful time as did our children that had their own menu. Truly great memories were made. We will be back now that we know how good it was.
Hi Michael! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to leave us such a nice review! I am so glad that your experience with us was so great on Mother's day. Our goal was to ensure that every mother felt special and honored on their day! Please come back and join us for Father's Day brunch so we can treat you as well!! Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
Great food and excellent service. The atmosphere is always upbeat and great for business or just hanging with your friends.
Bryce, thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back and see us soon! Thanks, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
Love the Central for its outdoor seating and wonderful spot for a lazy brunch or happy hour. Unfortunaltey it can get VERY loud inside expecially when they have large groups. So when you go for a Sunday brunch be warned it could be a bit too noisy and not relaxing at all. We went lsaat Sunday and the place was hardly full but they sat us right next to a large noisey party of 12 ladies who were having the time of their lives. Our little party of 4 could hardly hear ourselves. Bummer.
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review! If you ever prefer to be seated somewhere else, please let us know right away and we will do whatever we can to accommodate your request. Hope to see you in again soon! Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
It's a restaurant in a bar scene, was very loud and hard to talk to the table. Food was good and our wait staff was great
Second time dining here. First time, sat at the bar and had dinner and this time sat at a table for lunch. Have definitely decided this place is a keeper!
Went with my husband and our friend, we all got salads and a beverage. Drinks were extremely over priced ($13 a glass for a $9 bottle of wine) and the food was okay...the lettuce in our salads didn’t seem fresh and the taste was very bland...almost something you would expect from Applebee’s but then paid 2x for.
Hi Nicole, I am so sorry your dining experience was not the best with us. We do our best to only serve wines that are not available for purchase in stores. Occasionally, we miss one that has been made available to the public. Please give us another chance, we would love to get it right this time! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review so we can know how to improve. Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
Great experience and my first time. Great food, awesome and friendly service. Nice variety on the menu.
Hi Belinda, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! Come see us again soon!! Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
Pretty good overall. Our service was good but not great.
Hi There, I hope that you will give us another chance and come see us again soon! I would love to right our wrong. Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
First time here, it was down a side ally but easy to find. Bartender was very attentive and friendly, enjoyed a cocktail at the bar before friends arrived, than moved to a booth. Limited amount of booths, so if you want one, be sure to reserve it in advance!
Food was great, HIGHLY recommend their fish and chips. The pieces are HUGE, so unless you are really hungry or splitting, I'd recommend just getting one piece. My wife got the halibut which was also delicious. Oh, don't pass up on the crab brochettes and fried calamari before your meal, they were both a ten. We will be back for sure.
This place is top notch. Amazing food and service! We were in town for a work trip and happened to stumble upon it. I’m Glad we did. Will be coming back for sure.
It was ok. I’ve been here 2-3 times before, and usually the food is outstanding. But on this trip, it was so-so. Great service though. A very fun and engaging waiter named Nash.
Restaurant accept dinner reservation (through open table) until 23:15 but when we were dinning the waitress came and told do you want to order something else? Because the kitchen is closing this was at 23:00.
The menus does t have many options! Place is nice ambience is also nice! Reception people and waitress very kind employees !
I am so sorry for the mix-up with the reservation. I will look further into this and try to figure out what happened. Thursday through Saturday we serve late night from 10-close (12am on Thursdays and 2am on Friday & Saturday). Please note the kitchen does typically close about one hour before the bar. We have also come out with new food menus in the last three weeks. I would love if you would come back and give us another chance to make it right! Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
Great experience here, good food, great location, a bit pricey, but worth it.
Check in was odd, woman was eating a bowl of something and just looked at us. I’m like are you going to help us?
Cool place but it’s very loud. Too loud.
Food and drinks were awesome, service was great. I’d definitely return and tell my friends and co-workers to check it out.
Hi there, Sorry your check-in was weird. I will work to make sure my hostess is always by the front door to give you the most prompt service possible. Thank you for your kind words. Please come back in soon!! Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
Hot spot, lots of beautiful people...good food, great service, great drinks!
Sarah our server was outstanding. Food was quick. Might be a new fav👏👏👍
Hi Jamie, Sara is amazing! I am so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with Central! Come back and see us all again soon! Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager
The pre-selected Valentine’s Day menu was a complete success and everything was perfect! Always a favorite to dine at Central for any occasion!
We went on February 14th. They were trying to be something they were not. They were pushing a set menu hard. They only gave 1 regular menu for the entire table. The service was slow and people were shoved together. Awkward. They had set up a second reservation 1 1/2 hours and kicked us out of the table when we weren't even done with our drinks. We won't be back.
Hi there, I am so sorry that your dining experience with us was less than satisfactory. We strive to improve as a restaurant everyday. I hope that you will reconsider your decision to not dine with us again. Please feel free to contact me via my personal number if there is anything else you would like to discuss. Thank you, Jess Malcham Assistant Manager (206) 307-6038
great food in a warm friendly atmosphere. The owners were there and made sure all guests were welcomed and appreciated. Excellent food!
We had brunch - relatively quiet place, attentive waitress. All of our food was great!
Cute place, hard to find. Priced okay for Bellevue. Waitress was very kind. Don't order the mussels- they were tiny like razor clams, had no flavor except the broth which was super spicy on the back end. The cook needs to learn how to cook seafood. The tacos were okay, flatbread was good and crab bruschetta excellent. Drinks ere good. It took a very long time to get the food and an incredible time to get desert. Don't bother with desert - not very good. I would give them another shot for happy hour but it is REALLY loud.
Always a great place to meet for a drink or lunch or dinner! Have been going to their sister restaurant the 520 Bar & Grill since it opened and have not been disappointed.
Gorgeous space with amazing staff! Was blown away by the ambiance!
Very good service! Steak bites really good, fish and chips meh. Cocktails are good, but it’s a pricy place to drink.
It’s just super hard to get a good table there, where you’re not on top of other diners, or next to a drafty door or the bathrooms. The food is excellent though! Go when it’s not too busy and scope it out before they seat you.
Great food and great service .
I will be back sooner than later.
Noisy and food was fair
Fantastic experience! The server did a great job managing a party of 10.
Food was happy and on point. Dalia, my server, was very friendly and attentive. Great find.
The place looks nice. We liked the classy look of the place.
Arrived 4:00 for happy hour cocktails. These were excellent. Bartender was great.
At 5:00 we were shown to our table for dinner. I was seated way too far from my date, and the TV, broadcasting a game, was way too loud. I complained to the waitress who made a show of sympathy but did nothing to solve the problem. We left.
The place seems confused: it’s trying to be upscale as well as a loud sports bar.
Food was really good. Restaurant was empty but got jammed in a seat next to another couple. Odd...service was hit and miss.
Food on the whole was just so so...hamburgers had no flavor., salads were really not good.
Wonderful burger. One of the best I’ve had. Also avocado toast is epic.
Had Christmas Eve Brunch with a group of 10 women at 9am. We were the ONLY people in there, and the owner was there and greeted us right away and offered us coffee. As the party dribbled in, we were given menus and we ordered our breakfast with our server. He basically then never came to the table again to refill coffee until I got up and asked him, and even then, he went and took another tables order before bringing our coffee. Breakfast was good, but I had the french toast and it was almost inedible as the bread was doughy and almost uncooked? It seemed like batter to me , not like good dense bread. But the waiter was MIA so couldn't send it back - The owner did bring our two plates of pizookies with ice cream for the birthday girl , which was really nice and sweet. (we were combining a birthday with a Christmas Eve Girl Tradition)
Would I go again? Yes...but this time was surely a disappointment on a few levels.
The food was pretty good but service was slow. The wine selection was mediocre.
Pre Christmas event
The Central is gem in the Bellevue area. It starts with the staff. They are extremely friendly, courteous, and customer service is excellent. The waitstaff is always attentive to our needs. The food selection is very good, well prepared, and an excellent place to dine. The ambiance is great whether you are looking for a cool bar scene, and a sit down restaurant. Great restaurant!!
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! A little hard to find but definitely worth the effort.