Earls Kitchen + Bar - Bellevue

4.3
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253 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International

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Casual
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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4.3
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4.2
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The guava frozen margarita was so tasty!

KK
Seattle
113 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very popular restaurant, so it does get noisy. Menu has a good variety of selections. Our dinners - BBQ ribs and steak fries- were very good. Service is capable & friendly. Only problem was Earl's reporting I didn't make my reservation, but Open Table straightened that out. Notably we got seated right away only because we had a reservation.

k
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Way too noisy for us. Food ok but not special. Only two of us and too loud to carry on a conversation.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience and we had a rockstar server waiting our table. Definitely will be coming back again.

JB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Poor service and food quality. Seating was terrible.

EH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, but we did find it very noisy on a Friday night.

NH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had our anniversary dinner at Earl’s. Everything was spot on! We loved the Leroys crispy ribs. The scallops risotto was tasty with a lemony finish. Our server was friendly and attentive. We’ll definitely be back in the near future.

CB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
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

H
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
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.

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

Great happy hour and a fun environment.

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

Great food and dinner and service

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.

TL
Seattle
48 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.

MS
Seattle
4 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

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

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

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.

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

Birthday celebration

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 ;

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.

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.

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.

OT
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 .

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

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

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.

KE
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

My favorite restaurant! I get sparkling wine and the Santa Fe Cajun Chicken Salad every time I go.

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

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

r
Seattle
4 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.

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

Very good service and food. Friendly staff.

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.

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

The Quinoa Bowl was delicious!

OT
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.

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!

DS
Seattle
16 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.

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

Awesome as always!

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.

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.

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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