Surrounded by natural beauty and outdoor spaces, Bellevue, Washington is a one-of-a-kind destination that offers the ultimate in shopping, dining and cultural attractions, all within easy strolling distance of popular hotels. If you are planning to book a trip to the Seattle area soon, I highly recommend checking Bellevue out as a place to stay and play!
The city also recently welcomed some new faces into the neighborhood!
W Bellevue – A contemporary design inspired by the hotel’s position near the shores of Lake Washington and Bellevue’s history as a lakeside vacation destination. The hotel includes 245 modern guest rooms, 25 suites, 11,000 sq. ft. of event space, and three unique restaurants and bars, including The Lakehouse.
AC Hotel by Marriott – This European inspired hotel provides stylish & modern guest rooms. Indulge in delectable tapas, locally brewed beers & wines on site at the AC Lounge or explore dozens of award-winning restaurants minutes from downtown Bellevue.
Third Culture Coffee – Third Culture Coffee attempts to transcend borders, bringing together the tradition and history of cultures with the allure and mystique of coffee in a welcoming atmosphere.
Peony Kitchen – Peony offers a fresh interpretation of Chinese cuisine in a vibrant and stylish atmosphere. Delicious menu options range from curry and eggplant to pot stickers and bang bang chicken wings.
The Shops at The Bravern
Sugar Factory American Brasserie — The signature menu offers everything from pancakes and sweet and savory crepes to salads and burgers. Sugar Factory also includes spiked adult beverages made with premium spirits, including its signature 36-ounce alcohol-infused smoking candy goblets, all of which are available without alcohol for the kids.
The Bellevue Collection – Lincoln Square South
Dote Coffee – Direct trade green coffee, roasted in small batches to bring out the unique ‘taste of place’ in each origin and blend. Served up traditionally or mix it on the bar with handmade chocolate, ice cream, and booze. Signature creations by Chef Ewald Notter.
Fogo de Chao – Internationally renowned Southern Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chao features a vibrant dining room, lively bar area and an open kitchen showcasing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian grilling technique of churrasco. Fogo de Chao brings seasonal salads, irresistibly fresh vegetables, imported meats and cheeses, artisan breads and more.
Civility & Unrest – Speakeasy-inspired cocktail experience, offering guests an expressive cocktail culture exploration.
Cinemark Reserve Lincoln Square – State of the art movie theater featuring six stadium seating auditoriums with lounge seats, electric powered, oversize, plush, comfortable recliners with footrests! This 21+ movie theater also has a full kitchen with seat side service for order and delivery, plus a bar with lounge and table seating and exterior terrace.
Nordstrom Rack – The Rack returns offering customers a wide selection of trendy apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70 percent off regular prices.
Lesley is the founder and editor of What’s Up NW. Prior to creating WhatsUpNW.com, she was the Seattle city editor for AskMissA.com. For both publications, Lesley has covered fashion shows, openings, and local charity events. She has written numerous articles shining the light on local businesses, encouraging readers to always shop local.