The Bellevue culinary scene offers an abundance of options from quick takeout snacks and food truck treats to sit-down, luxury-style feasts. The downtown area boasts hundreds of restaurants, ranging from casual sandwich spots to four-star chef-owned destinations (and of course we can't forget about those national chains, most of which can't be found within Seattle city limits).
While seafood reigns at kitchens across the Pacific Northwest, Bellevue also features a bounty of ethnic eateries, with Asian cuisine often stealing the show. (The Northwest may be known for salmon and Dungeness crab, but cultural foodies from across the region often trek to Bellevue to explore and expand their mealtime horizons.)
And for the carnivores out there, a selection of steakhouses serves up top-quality beef and unique dining experiences. When the sun shines, Bellevue diners seek flock to counltess outdoor dining options that pop up on patios and along sidewalks. For a quick lunch, stop by one of the many food trucks scattered throughout downtown Bellevue during the week or frequent a fun, whimsical spot like Lunchbox Laboratory. Added bonus: If you'd like some music with your meal, you'll find a range of options from jazz and pop to bluegrass.