520 Bar & Grill

4.5
375 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
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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BN
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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TM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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

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JR
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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).

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SP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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SL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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MB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food, cute patio area!

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D
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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TF
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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GW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent server

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GH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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SJ
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and people

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BH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bree was very attentive! Excellent service!

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MH
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

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....

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JC
Mexico City
20 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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BH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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l
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

While I appreciated the hospitality from the staff, I was very underwhelmed with the food we ordered, especially for the price we paid. 3 tacos and an impossible burger was about $40 after tip. Too much money for mediocre food

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EG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, service and friends!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Quick seating. Great menu selections. Very attentive service by whole staff.

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s
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

great food & service. a bit loud and crowded table set up

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CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Spicy Bloody Mary--best I've had in the Seattle area so far!

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JS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great Food. Exceptional Service. Always love dining here!

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F
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Good location, except for parking challenges. Good food and attentive service. Very very loud inside; difficult to have a discussion across the small dinner table.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Music was too loud, but they turned it down when I asked. I would definitely go back. The burger was excellent!

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great server, good food, but quite noisy. Maybe it was because a football was on, but made it hard to visit with our guests. But I would go back again. Thanks.

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D
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Girls night out for dinner was fun except the restaurant was so loud it was hard to talk and hear. We left to go to one of the nearby cafes for dessert and coffee. That said, the food we had was good. The restaurant was crowded but we still received our drinks and food in a timely manner. Craft cocktails were delicious. I think next time I return I’d wait for warmer weather when we can dine outside where it wouldn’t be as loud.

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SL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We had a reservation and walked in on a Friday night to an extremely loud and rowdy bar, which we thought was supposed to have a separate dining room. We were ignored for 5 minutes before a guy came by asking what we needed. I said we had a reservation and, as he started walking away, said we need to wait for the hostess. Another guy came by a few minutes later and asked if we were being helped. I said we were told to wait for the hostess, to which he laughed and said there was no hostess that evening and he’ll be back in just a minute. Seven people later - yes, seven, we counted - we were still waiting for a table. Next, a woman came over to us with an iPad saying she was the hostess and for us to give her some time to find a table because they were so busy. And she stressed how busy they were multiple times. My husband and I were left thinking, why have openings online if you don’t have tables?! Anyway, we ended up waiting 25 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. The experience only got better after that...service sucked, food was terrible (how do you mess up a blt and burger?), and we couldn’t hear each other over the TVs and screaming fans (because there really isn’t a separate dining room). We couldn’t get out of there fast enough. There are SO many better options around. Don’t give this place your business!

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Way way too noisy.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

We had really good food but the service personnel didn’t seem too happy

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TL
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great place! Our service was excellent. Our waiter made a food choice reccomendation without us even having to ask. My husband got what he recommended and it def didn’t disappoint! Great atmosphere, great service, great food and overall a great place for any occasion! We will def be going back again.

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W
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Sports bar, loud but great crowd. Burgers are excellent. Friendly.

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The crew was friendly & accommodating, the food was pretty good too

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b
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I made a reservation for lunch. We checked in and were taken to the bar to a high top table with stools. In the reservation app it asks if you’d like the regular dining area or bar, and I said dining area. I asked the hostess for at least a table that has chairs with backs. Reply “tables at the bar don’t have backs”. Well, yes, I can see that, but I made a reservation for the regular room. She was NOT happy that I wanted what I asked for. Reluctantly took us to the main area, with an attitude that was let’s just say, BAD. Our server however, was very nice and apologized for what just happened. The bar is first come first served. Reservations are just that....reservations. For a REAL table. During lunch, any time the hostess walked by my table, GEEZ...the look she gave me each and every time was pretty ugly. I like this place, the food is good, but what a bad time this lunch was...when I get hungry for the steak nachos, I’ll have to REALLY think about if they’re worth it!

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