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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Eastside

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Eastside? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Cafe Juanita restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3368)
$50 and over
Italian
Kirkland
About the restaurant
Cafe Juanita features Executive Chef and Owner Holly Smith's award winning Northern Italian cuisine prepared using the freshest Northwest ingredients and complimented by an award-winning wine list.
Cafe Juanita serves prix-fixe multi-course tasting menus with optional wine pairings, and many other tempting possibilities to embellish your meal. Current menus can be viewed at www.cafejuanita.com. We are happy to modify dishes for dietary restrictions; please advise when making reservations. We offer four tasting menus from which you may choose: omnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan, ranging in price per person from $150-$190. We have a supplemental a la carte menu, and tasting menu items can also be ordered a la carte.
Dress code is elegant, formal *no leisure or athletic attire please.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
I enjoyed it very much. However, over the phone, they quoted me a fixed price of $160 it was $205. For three people that’s additional $160 including tip. It was enjoyable and very delicious. Portions are small. The women left content. My wife finished everything she was fed. 20 years, I’ve never seen her able to finish an entire meal out. I left hungry, went home and ate a plate of crackers and cheese.
A photo of Montalcino Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2753)
$31 to $50
Italian
Issaquah
About the restaurant
Montalcino Ristorante Italiano, an intimate restaurant in Olde Town Issaquah, Washington.

From the moment you walk in we hope you will feel like you are a guest in our living room. We believe authentic Italian food and wine are a way of life. All dishes are prepared with passion and tradition using only the freshest, highest quality, real Italian ingredients. Montalcino is a perfect location for a romantic date night, elegant birthday or anniversary celebration, a relaxed family dinner, or any special occasion.

A quality menu with a unique wine selection including wines produced throughout Italy as well as some wines from the beautiful state of Washington.

Buon Appetito and Salute!

Top review
Michigantravelers
Dined 1 day ago
When this small place fills up, the noise level becomes a concern. Reservations difficult during popular times - a few weeks out (which indicates solid demand for limited capacity restaurant). Service, quality and presentation excellent.
A photo of Wild Wasabi Signature restaurant
4.7
4.7 (83)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Bellevue
About the restaurant
Tokyo Steak House is currently under the new management to become "SIGNATURE" performed by Wild Wasabi. Experience the excitement of Teppanyaki tableside grilling with fresh seafood, steaks, vegetables and rice are perfectly seasoned and grilled to order.

You will be experiencing the authentic cooking skills of our talented chefs who juggle hot flames and sharp knives while artistically create a delicious meal for their guests. Our guests relish in the aroma of our special herbs and seasonings and enjoy a completed meal fresh off the grill.

We also offer a wide variety of nigiri, sashimi, sushi rolls as well as extensive appetizers. Our executive chef-owner, Yong, is an Iron chef who are experienced in the fine art of sushi creation for more than 25 years.

Best restaurant awarded in 2023 by Restaurant Guru, at Wild Wasabi Signature, we serve only the highest quality product and strive to give the best service possible. Dine in with us to have a SIGNAT
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
We had a delicious dinner and the chef was so funny! Since changing to Wild Wasabi I’ve noticed it’s much cleaner, brighter and higher quality food and drinks.
A photo of Barking Frog restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4092)
$50 and over
Northwest
Woodinville
About the restaurant
It's difficult to say what is most appealing about the Barking Frog - the food, the wine, the atmosphere. All of the above earned this casual bistro featuring country fresh Northwest cuisine rave reviews. Honors have included "Restaurant of the Year", "Most Innovative Wine List" and "Wine Grand Award" awards, presented by the Washington Wine Commission. Delectable dishes entice guests to linger in the light-filled dining room or to gather around the fireplace. While in the summer, lunch and dinner are served in the courtyard.

Visit our sister restaurant, Fireside Lounge, take a more relaxed approach to you day with friends and fellow guests. Serving seasonal cocktails and casual bites. Daily happy hour from 3-5:30pm. Live music during the week.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Wonderful team, loved it - really personalized our experience
A photo of Palace Korean BBQ restaurant
4.6
4.6 (177)
$30 and under
Korean
Bellevue
About the restaurant
Palace brings the rich flavors and richer experience of traditional Korean barbecue to the Puget Sound region. Our master chefs are proud to offer first-rate, authentic Korean BBQ in Bellevue. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of Korean BBQ, you’ll be delighted with the quality and variety of dishes our chefs prepare. And if you’re newer to Korean cuisine, you’ll undoubtedly find a dish (or two, or ten!) to your liking.
Top review
Sharpshootervip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
We went to celebrate HS graduation. It happened was the all you can eat . Price was not too different what you pay otherwise. Our server was fantastic, finery and helpful. Food great.
A photo of Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1413)
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Bellevue
About the restaurant
Contemporary steak & sushi house with one-of-a-kind views in downtown Bellevue, open for weekend brunch, happy hour, & dinner.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
While it’s an extensive menu we just don’t feel like there are many side options. The mac and cheese was also absolutely horrible.
A photo of Italianissimo Ristorante restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1788)
$31 to $50
Italian
Woodinville
About the restaurant
Italianissimo Ristorante will soon have a description!
Top review
Foodlover
Dined 7 days ago
We love Italianissimo! This was our 42nd wedding anniversary and we invited our best friends to join us for dinner. All four of us loved our meals (4 different meals) and the server was wonderful. He was very attentive without being intrusive. All in all, we heartily recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
A photo of Baron's Sino Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (455)
$31 to $50
Chinese
Bellevue
About the restaurant
Baron's Sino Kitchen & Bar is the first overseas project of Barony Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Baron Sino Kitchen & Bar offers a modernized version of Classic Chinese Cuisine, we use only the finest ingredients, with highly technical, traditional cooking method to create innovative dishes. We are located on the 2nd floor of Lincoln Square South, downtown Bellevue. Our 8,200 square feet main dining room accommodates up to 290 guests, along with theatrical interior and world-class full bar service, aim to deliver an enchanting dining experience. We have 3 private dining rooms available, seats 10,10, 14 guests individually, and accommodate party of 42 seated in total. Private dining rooms offer even more luxurious decorations, exclusive customizable banquet menus, and dedicated staff at your service. We look forward to hosting you soon!
Lunch menu:
Monday through Friday: standard lunch menu only
Saturday and Sunday: Dim Sum menu only
Dinner Menu: Monday through Sunday

Top review
Yamraj
Dined today
Today was a little mixed bad. On the positive side, food was amazing. Last few times, they had not met our expectations, but today it was really good. On the flip side, they ran out of mochi ice-cream. Also, today it was crowded so the service was slow. That could explain why the string beans were little undercooked (but still very flavorful). They did come out and explain that the kitchen was backed up, so it might take some time.
A photo of Feast - Kirkland restaurant
4.5
4.5 (701)
$31 to $50
French
Kirkland
About the restaurant
Feast is a French brasserie serving classic and modern French cuisine that incorporates flavors and ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. We have an extensive offering of Old World and New World wines to complement these flavors, in addition to a full backbar and draft and bottled beer. Thank you for exploring Feast as a possibility for your upcoming dinner!

Please make a note if you prefer a table inside or outside and we will try to accommodate your request.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Service and food were excellent. Was disappointed that roast chicken was no longer on the menu, but had something else that was excellent.
A photo of Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1317)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Snoqualmie
About the restaurant
Vista prime steaks & seafood is what you would expect in a world class restaurant, and more. With majestic views of the Snoqualmie Valley from every table, this intimate venue features modern Northwest cuisine. Using the freshest ingredients available from local farms, Chef de Cuisine Justin Lee's menu features unexpected, high-concept dishes masterfully designed to engage the intellect and surprise the palate. Add an extensive wine list featuring Washington, Oregon, California and Old World wines and you have a winning combination for a truly unforgettable experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Our Waiter was friendly and highly knowledgeable. He started off recommending one of the most delicious cocktails I've ever had. The meal started with an ultra fresh Wedge Salad. I especially loved the thick pieces of Bacon. For dinner I ordered the Surf and Turf. The steak was tender and cooked to perfection. The Lobster was succulent and covered in a delightful, slightly spicy sauce. They were both soo good. Served with Potato Fondit and steamed Cauliflower it was a near perfect meal. The piano player completed the total experience with songs and music that created great moments of conversation. Overall this was an absolutely amazing night for me wife and I. Thanks to your entire team
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