Main Street in old-downtown Bellevue has seen drastic improvements in recent years – once again flourishing as a hub for both residents and visitors. Dining out is something we enjoy. It’s a time of joy and friendship!
The thing is… where should you go?
Here are 10 places you may want to check out. Better yet! They’re all within blocks of each other.
Cantinetta: Where modern style meets casual elegance, this culinarily authentic hotspot, rejoices in hand-made pasta and seasonal, organic ingredients from right here in the Pacific Northwest. Their menu is a mix of small plates and delicious tradition, guaranteeing to wow your taste buds.
Mercato Stellina: This industrially décor-ed was born out of the Cantinetta legacy – with a pizza-riffic flair. Their brick-oven pizzeria is known for homemade crust, coupled with high quality ingredients and Washington-local cheeses.
Gilberts on Main: Hyper-local and refreshingly in place, this restaurant offers and homey atmosphere, but with genuine hospitality and genuine Bellevue charm! Reviews for this place are top-notch – which is guided by their delicious and tasteful menu!
JuJuBeet: Each what makes you feel good! This shop is stocked full of fresh fruits and vegetables, offering you the best selection of well-crafted and nutrient-dense juices around!
Belle Pastry: Charming and light, this French inspired café is well-honed delights. The finest ingredients and highest-quality craftsmanship combine, creating a bright and homey atmosphere. Indulge.
Peony: Modern chic, this fresh interpretation of Chinese cuisine of out of this world. Their vibrant atmosphere transports you into a new world of tradition.
Araya’s Place: Top quality vegan Thai food garners here. This family-owned eatery, prepared fresh foods that will meet anyone’s needs – including dietary and allergy restrictions! Their nutrient-rich recipes, offer a wonderful vegan selection.
Monsoon: This concoction of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and local innovations, brings you the freshest of the Pacific Northwest selection. Their chic and flowing atmosphere, invites in with complex and brilliant aromas.
Ginza: Serving authentic Japanese cuisine since 2002, Ginza offers a both expansive and decadent menu. Small plates and big flavor engulf you in a wide selection. With private rooms and traditional dining, they can accommodate any gathering!
Local Burger: Real food is what you get at this abstract-concept burger joint. Sustainably created, their menu replies on Bellevue’s immediate community, utilizing our resources efficiently and neighborly. Simple functionality, feature signature innovation and mouthwatering offerings.
These stellar and local offerings are just the tip of the iceberg in Old Bellevue. Curious what else they have? Come and check it out for yourself!
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COUGAR MOUNTAIN DREAM HOME
16458 Southeast 44th Place, Bellevue • MLS# 1143085
$2,380,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • 7,480 Square Feet • 15,033 Lot Size
This stately Vuemont home was designed for grand parties and elegant events. Incredible lake and mountain views will greet your guests as they arrive. The 7,500 sq. ft. estate home on over a third of an acre offers a gated driveway and courtyard culminating at a stunning entrance into the dramatic foyer with views. Exquisite craftsmanship sets this beautiful home apart. A chef’s dream kitchen and plenty of storage space graces the open concept floor plan. The large main level master features a spacious seating area with romantic fireplace. It also boasts an opulent bath with a jaw-dropping walk-in closet. A charming Jack-n-Jill bath links two additional main level bedrooms.
The nearly 4,000 sq. ft. basement offers a theater with a built-in sound system and a huge 2nd master suite with lots of privacy—ideal for multi-generational living. Three additional bonus rooms offer plenty of space for a home gym, wardrobe addition, craft/project room, and 2 large utility rooms + hook-ups for a 3rd will ensure your home and life runs ultra-smoothly.
LOVELY IN LAKEMONT
16470 Southeast 61st Place, Bellevue • MLS# 1142532
$1,250,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 3,579 Square Feet • 6,750 Lot Size
Welcome home to this like new, two story home with fully finished basement. Perched on Cougar Mountain, its southern exposure provides lots of light, an open feel and striking mountain views. The main level is perfect for relaxing or entertainig with elegant gathering spaces, plus a fireside great room with island-style chef’s kitchen and casual dining nook. The master and three additional bedrooms are all tucked together upstairs, while the warm and inviting lower level room could be a 5th bedroom for use as an in-law or nanny suite. The four car garage includes ample storage for parking and toys. A fully fenced & level backyard with large, walkout patio is perfect for entertaining. Excellent Issaquah Schools, including Cougar Ridge Elementary.