Bellevue is on the cutting edge of culinary bliss. With chefs who are passionate about creativity and a sophisticated array of menus that incorporate the finest traditions of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, this city knows how to satisfy the palates of a diverse array of attendees.
Among the city’s many group-friendly dining venues is Daniel’s Broiler Bellevue, which is as well known for its spectacular views as for its mouthwatering cuisine. Located on the 21st floor of the Bank of America building in the Bellevue Place complex, Daniel’s has outdoor decks that offer panoramic vistas of the Olympic Mountains, downtown Bellevue, and the Seattle skyline. USDA prime steaks are a big draw here, as is the extensive menu of classy drinks at the Prime 21 Spirits Lounge, which accommodates 35 people for private receptions. Planners can also make use of the recently renovated Cascade Rooms, which are named after the nearby mountains visible from the expansive windows. The space accommodates up to 130 for sit-down dinners and up to 150 for receptions.
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Another restaurant with a high-altitude appeal is Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, which offers stunning views of the lake and city from its perch on the 31st floor of the Lincoln Square South Tower building. This chic venue combines the best aspects of a modern steakhouse with a sushi bar and lounge, with three top-floor dining suites and a private terrace available for groups.
For classic Italian dishes in a group-friendly environment, one of the top restaurants is Carmine’s Bellevue, an elegant venue in the historic Old Bellevue neighborhood near Bellevue Park. The restaurant, which completed renovations in January 2020, features specialties like pasta (think daily risotto specials, spaghetti with house-made fennel sausage), and generous main courses (like double-cut bone-in pork chops and Northwest rack of lamb), accompanied by sophisticated cocktails. Private dining is available.
520 Bar & Grill
For a casual ambiance, classic American fare, and an extensive bar menu, consider 520 Bar and Grill, an Old Bellevue venue that’s famous for its “520 Burger” as well as its hot wings. The venue’s covered outdoor patio accommodates up to 50 guests for seated meals or 75 for standing receptions.
Lincoln South Food Hall
Attendees looking for variety will do especially well at Lincoln South Food Hall, a stylish culinary marketplace that showcases a mix of international dining options. Whether it’s street tacos from Barrio Luchador, Vietnamese delicacies from What the Pho!, poke bowls from Avo Poke, or homemade cookies and brownies from Sweets & Treats, Lincoln South excels at catering to diverse tastes. It’s located conveniently close to Bellevue Square.
Din Tai Fung
Speaking of Asian cuisine, Bellevue is home to several noteworthy venues that specialize in dishes from across the Asia Pacific region. Groups of 16 to 60 can reserve private dining spaces at With chefs who are passionate about creativity and a sophisticated array of menus that incorporate the finest traditions of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, this city knows how to satisfy the palates of a diverse array of attendees. Din Tai Fung, a popular Lincoln Square restaurant that serves tasty Taiwanese specialties like soup dumplings and noodles.
At Araya’s Place Bellevue, groups of up to 40 can savor creative cuisine at what is billed as the first vegan Thai restaurant in the Northwest, with a menu that includes noodles, Thai tofu, fried brussels sprouts, and vegetarian curry dishes. One thing is for sure: after a meeting in Bellevue, groups won’t go home hungry.