Central Bar + Restaurant

4.3
181 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Located on NE 6th Street between the W Hotel and Westin Hotel, Central Bar + Restaurant is a casual but luxurious restaurant with a lively bar at the center of it. Central’s vision, energy, and style completely focuses on the atmosphere and the people, with an 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 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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Specials

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 |

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 19, 2018

Ends: October 20, 2117

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us at Central for an incredible Easter Buffet featuring your favorite breakfast and brunch items! $42 for Adults and $16 for Kids 12 and under.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 181 People Are Saying
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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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NC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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B
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and my first time. Great food, awesome and friendly service. Nice variety on the menu.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pretty good overall. Our service was good but not great.

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MY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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B
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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AG
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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 !

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C
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience here, good food, great location, a bit pricey, but worth it.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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FW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Hot spot, lots of beautiful people...good food, great service, great drinks!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarah our server was outstanding. Food was quick. Might be a new fav👏👏👍

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S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

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FB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food in a warm friendly atmosphere. The owners were there and made sure all guests were welcomed and appreciated. Excellent food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch - relatively quiet place, attentive waitress. All of our food was great!

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E
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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LW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AK
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous space with amazing staff! Was blown away by the ambiance!

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

Very good service! Steak bites really good, fish and chips meh. Cocktails are good, but it’s a pricy place to drink.

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BM
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

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BT
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service .
I will be back sooner than later.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Noisy and food was fair

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OT
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic experience! The server did a great job managing a party of 10.

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F
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was happy and on point. Dalia, my server, was very friendly and attentive. Great find.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

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.

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Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was really good. Restaurant was empty but got jammed in a seat next to another couple. Odd...service was hit and miss.

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JB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food on the whole was just so so...hamburgers had no flavor., salads were really not good.

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M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful burger. One of the best I’ve had. Also avocado toast is epic.

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

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.

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LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was pretty good but service was slow. The wine selection was mediocre.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pre Christmas event

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JK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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FF
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! A little hard to find but definitely worth the effort.

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JR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Charging an extra $25 for one less guest due to an illness is a bit much and it was not even busy during the time we went. Was quite surprised how expensive it was as well.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were skipped frequently during our time there. A larger group arrived after us and had there order taken before us. I would have enjoyed an additional drink but was never offered one.

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l
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, friendly table service

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SR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a major company milestone and the holidays with our leadership team and I met the day before with Amanda the manager to pre-order drinks and appetizers so they would be on the table when we arrived. She was amazing and they did a fantastic job to have everything all prepared just as we discussed! They even made a custom cheese plate because it was an ask from one of our leaders. Amanda came up during our time there and shook my hand and thanked me and checked on everything. She is fantastic and their attention to detail is impressive. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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b
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service is marginal and food is good. Feels like a bar trying to be more and grab dining dollars from hotel guests.

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S
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was so noisy. Had to scream across the table and even then hard to hear

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