Central Bar + Restaurant
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.
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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
Central's Proper English Fish and Chips
Atlantic Haddock fried in a light beer batter, thick cut fries, coleslaw, house made tartar (Choose between one or two pieces)
Seared halibut on a bed of housemade coleslaw, topped with sliced cucumber, pickled red onions, pineapple salsa, and a sweet Thai chili sauce drizzle, served on flour tortillas
Hanger steak, romaine & spring mix with shredded cheddar jack cheese, pico de gallo, & tortilla strips tossed in chipotle ranch dressing
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!
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
COVID-19 protocols were carefully followed. Service was terrific. Glad to get back and support the team at Central Bar + Restaurant.
Went for breakfast. The menu was somewhat limited but we were very happy with our meals and the service was very good.
Our server, Danielle, was marvelous. Along with the food, which was a delightful surprise, everything came together and left us with a wonderful meal.
I unknowingly reserved for Thursday while we planned on Friday. But the lady at front desk was very helpful and generous. She helped us to get a spot. Food was awesome. We tried many veggie options. The cocktails are amazing, especially the classic ones, like LIIT and Mojitos. We will definitely visit again. The pandemic restriction of 90 minutes was the only disappointing thing.
Our experience was great! Servers were friendly and helpful and attentive. Food was quick and excellent. Wine was great too!
Central Bar + Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 578-7878.
Central Bar + Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 353 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.