Central Bar + Restaurant

4.7
353 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Outdoor Dining, Takeout, and Delivery available!
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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Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 353 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HealthyEater
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loud Muzak

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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.

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RachelR
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

In town guests

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to entertain for business. Perfect blend in f fancy/hip/casual.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and value was great. Little to loud

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quick little date. Nothing too fancy, but perfect for what we wanted

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JanayaC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. I’ll definitely be back.

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Natalisha
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work birthdays

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter! Free bday dessert! Awesome!

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AmyK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brooke was fantastic and fun. Great experience

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LydiaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience5

The food lacked flavor but the drinks and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SukhbatT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food quality changed to worse and untasty. The drink is not much good and not much choice. The waitress was good.

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vipMKSpo
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a quality experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 :)

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vipKelly
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, food and ambiance at the Central are always fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal and we will be back

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vipBast
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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DanielS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived a few minutes early and they had table ready. Service was excellent, timely, and very friendly! Food was spot on and wonderful 😀

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vipRonInPortland
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff and food

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LourdesB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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.

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vipKristinaM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating!

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vipMink
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice variety of menu options.

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Randol
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good place would go back. Less tv in dinning area would make it more intimate.

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GregL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HawkHead
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Pretty good
It’s COVID
We are just glad that these places are open

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IvanU
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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Butchie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

COVID-19 protocols were carefully followed. Service was terrific. Glad to get back and support the team at Central Bar + Restaurant.

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vipJamieW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for breakfast. The menu was somewhat limited but we were very happy with our meals and the service was very good.

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JoshuaH
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Danielle, was marvelous. Along with the food, which was a delightful surprise, everything came together and left us with a wonderful meal.

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YashP
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

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.

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Natalisha
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great! Servers were friendly and helpful and attentive. Food was quick and excellent. Wine was great too!

FAQs

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.