Earls Kitchen + Bar - Bellevue

4.3
245 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Group Bookings
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
Earls Bellevue is a sleek upscale casual-dining restaurant and bar; serving gourmet burgers, global comfort food, craft cocktails, Pacific Northwest Wines & Beers.

Earls is part of the Bellevue Collection, a premier downtown destination for shopping, dining, work & leisure, nightlife and luxury hotels. Earls is located in the Lincoln Square tower, across from Bellevue Square Mall, and walking distance to Bellevue Downtown Park.
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CB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Our waitress was not personable. She charged us for two blackened spice on our steaks which we didn't order. We didn't notice it until the bill was paid and never saw her again to bring it to her attention. It was an average experience. Nothing horrible and nothing to brag about.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was amazing! She recommended some great food and attended to our every need down to the details. A great place to go and eat on a night out

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H
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Fun location and great menu options. Lively bar with TV’s for sports viewing.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for out anniversary, food was great, atmosphere is always amazing and service was great. We had an amazing time.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great happy hour and a fun environment.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and dinner and service

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AR
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for our 20th anniversary, had a 7pm reservation got there 10min early, they seated right away. Food was hot when it reached the table, drinks were refilled promptly. Great place to go everyone should try Earl's.

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TL
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The space is fantastic, the service is average, the food is average.
Small plates and utensils had to be requested twice for our appetizers. I guess we were expected to dive in with fingers. Two of us ordered burgers and the waitress actually asked if we wanted utensils... is this place trying to save money on dishwashing?
The burgers were fine, but one of my guests described her dish as “a stretch to call it bibimbap.” She is Korean.
On a positive note: appreciated plant-based options.

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MS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and clean atmosphere. Music was loud and thumping. Understandable for a bar but carried over to dining area a bit too loud. Each table folks were yelling at each other. Great staff and attitude

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good! S/O to Erica, she was the best server :)

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n
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

First off, the food here is always good with an eclectic selection that keeps you coming back! Just be prepared for a noisy atmosphere as conversation can be tough at times.

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CW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday celebration

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ML
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Over priced, cold and mediocre food served by ridiculously rude servers who think they’re so much better than you. Our server literally picked up our plates when we were not even finished. My first drink was over in 2 sips because it was just a glass of ice with a little bit of margarita in it. Go to Joeys or cactus to tavern hall. It’s much better ;

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JL
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We received great service and good food. A good lunch, would certainly come back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Got the Thai lobster salad and coconut mint margarita and OMG talk about tasty! The flavor was amazing. Only thing I would change is getting the lobster warmed, but that’s just a personal preference and it was still totally good while chilled. The ambiance was very nice and our waitresses were great, friendly and informative with the menu items. Will most certainly be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Food was bland. No garnishing on the plates or drinks whatsoever. Terrible cocktails.

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1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I went to Earl’s Kitchen twice in about 2 weeks . Its very spacious for the prime Bellevue location it is in , its a huge plus point for the restaurant . Food was great . Nice , comfortable sitting place for small as well as big groups however service was very poor . Took 50 mins for apetizers to arrive
Drinks came after apetizers got finished . Wait for the food again.
Owners must consider ramping up the staff and the skill .

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AB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hot potato salad is the best. Everything we ordered was great.

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MH
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

If you're on the eastside a decent place, west siders it's not worth crossing the water for. Good drinks including dry options, chicken & waffle was a bit small (not even a full waffle), the bowls were good with salmon, and dessert was a bit odd and kind of heavy instead of delicate like I'd expect based on descriptions. Our server did their best, but clearly didn't really know the menu (and/or the menu+order system is designed terribly, in that they don't match, so we got some unexpected things.)
Group of five for our regular networking lunch on a Sunday. It was quiet enough we could hear each other even as a group was getting ready for a wedding reception, so good acoustic design.
Perfectly fine, but nothing special.

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E
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The tv Valium’s was a bit high and the drinks were good but tasted like they were mostly good mixers, very little alcohol. Food was fine, not amazing. Had a nice time. Fast and friendly service

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r
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I really like Earl's the staff is very accommodating, and the food is always good. I loved the salmon bowl! We were in the far end of the dining room Thursday night, but found the DJ in the bar way to loud. That is the only thing I would change - turn the volume way down so people can socialize and the music is in the background.

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MT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We did not eat at Earls that night because the noise was so loud from the NBA basketball game on the TVs. It was difficult to hear yourself and not good for any conversation with my out-of-town guests. We canceled our reservation and went next door to the Pearl which was much better

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TT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good service and food. Friendly staff.

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AC
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went for a dinner with girlfriends. Great vibe, service was outstanding and personable, food was wonderful. When full, it can get a little loud, but not horribly so. I also love they are the first restaurant I've been to, outside of Victoria, that brings the pay machine to the table vs handing over a bunch of debit cards. Very nice to see that! As a side note, JT was a our main waiter, Ryley also assisted, and they were both wonderful.

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HM
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Quinoa Bowl was delicious!

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Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner at Earl’s to celebrate Mother’s Day and it was a great choice. The ambiance was perfect, the service was perfect, and the food delicious! It made for a great evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress Madi was amazing. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was stellar. Will be going again!

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DS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasantly surprised by the food. Expected it to be mediocre as Earl's primary draw, so I thought, was the atmosphere with a heavy emphasis on the bar. Everything we ordered we really enjoyed.

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BB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always!

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PS
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Earl’s is a great place to come if you are looking for variety on a menu. However it is VERY loud so be prepared for that. Additionally our server didn’t even come over until we’d been sitting down for over 10 minutes and never really checked in with us.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

There service was bad it took them 15 minutes to acknowledge our presence. I made sure I didn’t tip them so that they know.

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K
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were a party of 7 & had celebrated my daughter's Biday. Great Food all kids loved it !!

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W
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

I’ve always had a good experience at Earls but our waiter seemed to be doing two jobs and we ended up waiting a long time between drink and food orders, with us on two occasions having to wave someone down to even get our mains order. I expected more from earls

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F
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Waitress came to give us water then never saw her again to take our orders. Restaurant was not busy at all. Disappointing

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B
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I’ve been to this restaurant a couple of time and can only remember one good experience. Don’t know why I went back. The service is horrible! Got the wrong order and never checked on our table until he came back and gave us the check. I had one too many bad experiences with this place I will not be going back!!!

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XM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food was very good. I had a burger. My guest had a pizza. The burger was very tasty. The problem with Earls in my view is that it is trying to be too many things in one place. It is is decorated as a moderately nice dinner place. The furnishings are good but not great. No obvious theme or style to the place, generic even. But they blare music into the dining room to the point you have to yell across the table to hear each other. Because of this everyone in the room is talking loudly which only raises the noise level more. It feels like you are in a nightclub from the noise level except it is just a restaurant. I liked the food and the service was attentive without being overbearing but ultimately it is not a pleasant place to just meet for dinner and relax with a nice conversation.

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening celebrating my son’s 18th birthday. The staff went out of their way to make it special for him. Thank you!

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KF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food with some really great brunch deals. The decor is gorgeous.

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ZC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food tasted really great. The service was very friendly and punctual. The kitchen and server easily handled a few requests for substitutions. Our booth was comfortable, and we could easily hear each other. An excellent experience all around!

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Bellevue
Responded on 8 April 2019

Zach, We do it for you! Our team loves hearing this type of feedback, and I will make sure to share it with them.

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Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

They changed how they make the chicken and waffles. Please bring back the old recipe. The new one is not as good

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Bellevue
Responded on 3 April 2019

Hello Thank you for your feedback on the chicken and waffles - and we are so sorry to hear you don't like the new recipe. We will be sharing this with our culinary development team to see what we can adjust. Thank you again, and hope to see you soon!

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