520 Bar & Grill

4.3
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392 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Voted Best Bar in 425 Magazine. We are Bellevue’s upscale Neighborhood Bar with GREAT FOOD. Everything is freshly prepared. Voted best meeting spot 7 years in a row. An Eastside tradition. 520 is the place where Bellevue meets for lunch, after-work cocktails, celebrations of anniversaries, birthdays and friendship! Kids are welcome and friendly dogs on our sidewalk tables.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TB
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place....oftentimes take business colleagues there for dinner. Make a reservation as it can get quite busy. High energy as the Bar and Restaurant are literally one in the same; unless sitting outside. Can be loud so if you plan to talk business it may not be the easiest to do so in their environment.

White Fish is a staple and gotta try it; awesome dish & it's always great. Overall solid value and good portions.

Bar tenders are very friendly & service is always excellent.

SS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We went for brunch and were pleasantly surprised by the service and experience. It is basically a bar that serves food so nothing spectacular but overall pretty good.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Great service

MC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Terrible parking...because there's 5 parking spaces behind the bldg.! 'Spent 20 mins driving around! Get there early enough to drive aimlessly, amidst all the traffic downtown. Once inside, the service was great, attentive. Food was very good. They didn't recognize my Open Table reservation, though, so I don't know how necessary it was to make one.

j
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Very loud at 10pm on a Thur night. Calamari was so breaded could not find the calamari. Food was fair.
Service good.
If you want to get a few drinks and be w high energy people and don’t want to talk to your table guests great place.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Ok overall

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great experience.

l
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a cool place in old Bellevue. Great atmosphere, excellent food. It’s our new go to place for a great dinner out in Bellevue

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really like the new floors and bathroom improvement! Great food as usual by a fantastic staff!

NN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite neighborhood go-to place for lunch. Great food, outstanding service.

BH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atomosphere!

DB
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food is not terrible interesting and expensive for the small portions

FW
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun spot....lots of energy! Great food....

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Bar/restaurant. Servers were excellent really friendly and fun. Good happy hour and the outdoor seating in the summer is great!

C
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zachery our waiter who works three jobs and truly loves and values his position with the Brazen family! I have him a 100.00 tip for being tops! Without ever revealing my friendships with Randy and Joseph!

j
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat out on the patio. It's amazing to think that in the heart of downtown you can find a spot that is secluded! Food is great, prices reasonable, service wonderful. Will be back!

B
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

I will likely not be returning to this restaurant. When walking in on a Tuesday evening, I was bombarded by too loud music, causing the patrons to need to shout to hear each other at their tables. When my group was approached by our waitress, we asked for a few more minutes to decide, and she vanished for over 20 minutes. We never actually saw her again. We had to ask another waitress to take our order. I ordered one drink when I sat down and over the course of a 2 hour meal, was never asked if I wanted a refill. We were seated by the door, so waiters were constantly brushing by our table to get to the people who were seated outside. It’s clear a table didn’t fit there, but they wanted to squeeze another one in there for profits. Finally, when the food got there, the bottom bun of my burger was soaked through, likely because my food was ready first and waited for a while while my dining companions food was being prepared. If the kitchen can’t properly time food coming out, I’m not sure what they’re doing. Like I said, disappointing all around and I won’t be coming back.

BN
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, food was very good - brunch and lunch were both offered which is very nice. have plans to do it again soon!

TM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. Tables can be fairly small and cramped for parties over 3 people. Evenings are quite loud, but makes for a lively scene.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Loud bar. Table unavailable despite reservation. Offered searing next to loud speaker. Awful

JR
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Food is outstanding. Staff is very fun and drinks are amazing.

JM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Our major issue was with the person who greeted us and sat us. As I was parking the car, my wife entered. We had a reservation and we were on time.
The individual asked my wife if we wanted inside or outside and in the noise it was difficult to understand. She was seated and I arrived shortly. We talked about the noise level and she looked outside and thought we could sit there.
She asked if we could sit outside and was very curtly told there was no available tables (I saw 2 from my vantage point) and was told to sit down (and she was NOT smiling when she told my wife to sit down).

We will not be recommending this restaurant to those who we expect would be offended by this behavior (Oh, that would be ALL of our friends and family).

SP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We met friends for dinner last weekend and had great food and service. We had fish tacos, the Asian whitefish and a salmon salad. Everything was excellent, servers were responsive and the noise level was quiet enough to visit. I'd definitely go back.

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and very lively atmosphere, lovely cocktails, highly recommend the "impossible burger" which tastes awesome.

SL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A "neighborhood" grill with great food, comfortable outdoor dining.

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for a Friday night, especially if you can get a seat on the patio! The food and drinks were delicious, and the waitstaff was very attentive despite the restaurant being packed. We will definitely come here again!

MB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, cute patio area!

D
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always guaranteed a great night out when going to the 520 Bar and Grill. Staff are always very welcoming and food has always been tasty and well presented.

GD
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Sampled happy hour food. It far exceeded our expectations. Waitstaff excellent and attentive.

GW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent server

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GH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

we needed to find an early Friday dinner and this didn't disappoint. Best burger in Bellevue is no lie - amazing.

SJ
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Sat outside in the front and although the food wasn’t AMAZING (it was still pretty good), the service was pretty awesome and the waitresses were super nice. Drinks were okay, but the rosé was warm which was kind of a bummer. Cute setting though.

MC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Always expect delicious salads, great service & fun atmosphere, but chose restaurant for lunch because of patio on a gorgeous day. It was actually too hot in the sun. We moved to a shady table when it opened up. It would’ve been an absolutely perfect meal if we’d started inside & moved outside or if they fit more umbrellas. Will absolutely go back, but with awareness about how hot it can get in the sun — Ha, in Seattle!

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and people

BH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bree was very attentive! Excellent service!

MH
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff and food was good. Would dine there again.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Wanted a place to just relax with the ladies. The start was great, but the service declined almost immediately, and music got louder. 180 for 7 drinks and 4 small apps? So disappointed....

JC
Mexico City
22 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente comida y ambiente, pero especialmente la atención del mesero fue extraordinaria.!!!

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BH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bree was an excellent bartender! She took care of all of our drink and food needs and was very attentive! She’s an excellent asset to the 520 Grill!

l
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ourdoor patio for warmer days. delicious food and friendly staff. will definitely go again

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