New and Upcoming Restaurants in Bellevue, WA

Bellevue is known for its expanding roster of tech companies, but it’s the growing list of delicious new eateries that are bringing excitement to Bellevue. With each new tower added to the skyline, a new café or restaurant is added to Bellevue’s culinary scene. It can be difficult to keep up with the blossoming business landscape of Bellevue, but we’ve scouted out some of the best new places to eat in Bellevue, so you won’t miss out on any tasty new treats in Bellevue.

New Restaurants & Breweries in Bellevue

Bellevue is fortunate to be within 10 miles of over 100 breweries and is home to some award-winning cocktail lounges and restaurants. Bellevue adds three new restaurant & bar locations to the mix.

Water Grill Bellevue- Seafood

Address: 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Water Grill is a new seafood restaurant in Bellevue that offers a fresh and delicious dining experience. The restaurant's menu features a variety of seafood dishes, including fresh oysters, crab cakes, and grilled fish. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, making it a great place to enjoy a meal with friends and family. Not only does the Water Grill feature some of the freshest seafood in Bellevue, but it also has an outstanding cocktail program. Their freshly squeezed juices and creative cocktails pair perfectly with their delicious dishes. Experience what it's like to dine at Water Grill ahead of time, and watch Nelson as he dines at Water Grill on the Vue.

 

Cantina Monarca- Mexican Cuisine

Address: 504 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Quite possibly one of the most beautiful restaurants in Bellevue, Cantina Monarca is worth all the hype. This highly anticipated venue serves elevated modern Mexican cuisine and features a unique tequila lounge. Brought to us by hospitality entrepreneur Bernie Garcia (Moctezuma’s Restaurants & Grandeza Spirits), the cantina will serve specialty tequila & mezcal cocktails that can be paired with shared plates or entrees such as handmade tortilla tacos, wagyu skirt steak carne asada, fresh halibut ceviche and vegan dishes among other options prepared with the freshest local ingredients. The new Mexican restaurant will be an excellent addition to Lincoln Square and is scheduled to open this fall.

 

Bar Moore: Cocktails and Eats

Address: 10237 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Bar Moore is a colorful and cool new bar in Bellevue that offers a unique and exciting atmosphere. The bar features a variety of signature cocktails and a rotating selection of craft beers. The atmosphere is lively and energetic, making it a great place to enjoy a night out with friends. We love Bar Moore for its ultra-chic feel and makes us feel like we’re living our best life every time we stop by for drinks and appetizers.

Farzi Café- Indian Cuisine 

Address: 515 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004

Bellevue's food scene just got a whole lot more exciting with the addition of Farzi Cafe, a world-renowned restaurant that has finally made its way to the Bellevue Collection. Combining traditional and modern Indian cuisine, Farzi Cafe's menu is a gastronomic adventure. You'll find familiar dishes like butter chicken and lamb rogan josh, but with a creative twist that will leave your taste buds dancing. Don't miss the molecular chaat, a signature dish that adds a playful twist to the classic Indian street food. The restaurant's chic, contemporary design creates a lively atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a night out with friends or a special occasion. Don't miss your chance to experience the culinary magic of Farzi Cafe in Bellevue!

Browne Family Vineyards- Wine Tasting

Address: 10245 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Located in downtown Bellevue, the Browne Family Vineyards Tasting Room is the perfect spot for wine lovers to experience premium wines from the famed vineyard. Their award-winning wines are carefully crafted with grapes sourced from the best vineyards in the region. The tasting room offers a cozy and intimate ambiance, with soft lighting and comfortable seating. Visitors can choose from a variety of tasting flights to explore different wines or indulge in a bottle of their favorite vintage. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is always on hand to guide visitors through the wine selection process and provide information about the winemaking techniques used. With its stylish decor and top-quality wines, the Browne Family Vineyards Tasting Room is a must-visit for wine enthusiasts in Bellevue. Be sure to pick up a bottle of their special Bellevue wine!

Lao Ma Tou Bellevue- Hot Pot

Address: 288 106th Ave NE Suite 200, Bellevue, WA 98004

Bellevue is getting a new hot pot restaurant with the opening of Lao Ma Tou at the Soma Towers apartment complex on February 14th. This traditional Chinese cooking method involves a simmering pot of soup stock on a heat source on the dining table, with an array of ingredients to choose from. Lao Ma Tou's menu features unique offerings such as handmade shrimp balls, Ma Tou beef tripe, crispy fried pork, and brown sugar rice cake. With over 100 locations in China, Lao Ma Tou is sure to be a popular addition to Bellevue's dining scene. Be sure to stop by Lao Ma Tou for a delicious and interactive hot pot experience.

Woobling- Korean BBQ

Address: 989 112th Ave NE #205, Bellevue, WA 98004

Bellevue's international foodie culture has a new addition to its roster with Woobling, a brand-new Korean BBQ joint situated in the heart of the city. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience, with diners getting the chance to cook their own meats right at their table using the built-in grills. The menu features a range of meats, from succulent cuts of beef to mouthwatering pork belly, all marinated in traditional Korean spices and flavors. And if meat isn't your thing, Woobling also offers a variety of vegetarian and seafood options, including kimchi fried rice and spicy seafood stew. The restaurant's modern and stylish design, complete with sleek wood finishes and cozy booths, makes for a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a fun night out with friends or a unique dining experience with your family, Woobling is definitely worth a visit.

InterContinental Hotel Bellevue- Luxury Hotel

Address: 814 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

The Intercontinental Bellevue at the Avenue is Bellevue's newest upscale hotel that offers a luxurious and sophisticated stay. The hotel features 208 rooms, a full-service spa and fitness center, and over 12,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel will also be home to several high-caliber dining concepts, including a new restaurant brand featuring Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, the popular Wafu-Italian eatery pastaRAMEN by James Beard-nominated Chef Robbie Felice. Avenue Bellevue will also be home to a first in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of three-Michelin Star Chef Joshua Skenes with his new concept restaurant. The hotel is set to open in 2024 and is a collaboration between IHG Hotels & Resorts, Fortress Development Group LLC, and Benchmark Hospitality.

 

New Cafés and Bakeries in Bellevue

Bellevue has some longstanding exceptional cafés, and recently, a few more businesses have been added, including expanded locations of local favorites.

Milk Bar- Bellevue Location

Address: @Nordstrom 100 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004

Funfetti enthusiasts, get ready to indulge your sweet tooth because Milk Bar, the iconic New York bakery, has just opened its doors at Nordstrom in Bellevue Square. With several locations across major North American cities like Washington D.C., Boston, Las Vegas, and Toronto, the permanent addition of Milk Bar in Bellevue is an exciting development for the state of Washington. Satisfy your cravings with all of the classics, from the signature Birthday Cake to delectable cookies, Milk Bar Pie, soft serve, and cake truffles. No visit to Bellevue, WA is complete without a trip to this must-try bakery, so be sure to stop by and treat yourself to some delicious desserts!

 

Coffeeholic House- Vietnamese Coffee

Address: TBD

The Coffeeholic House is a local fan favorite, previously voted as the Favorite Seattle coffee shop my SeattleMet and is making a new home in Old Bellevue. The new coffee shop is bringing a fresh and exciting approach to the coffee scene in Bellevue by making the Vietnamese Organic Robusta beans the star of the show. The founders of Coffeeholic House are passionate about coffee and the environment, and their mission is to create a new coffee trend in Seattle that is both delicious and eco-friendly.

The shop serves a variety of unique coffee drinks, including the Coffeeholic Dream, Coconut coffee, Bac Siu, White-hazel latte, and authentic Vietnamese coffee. The coffee is brewed using organic Robusta beans from Vietnam and the traditional phin-drip method, resulting in a flavor profile that is nutty, rich, and caramelly, with a thick body and low acidity.

 

ChiCha San Chen- Boba Tea

Address: 308 105th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Bellevue has a new bubble tea spot to try out, ChiCha San Chen, located in downtown at 308 105th Avenue Northeast. Their menu offers a wide variety of drinks, including tea with coffee, honey, passion fruit, mango, and more. They are well known for their award-winning Dong Ding Oolong Tea and popular drinks like bubble milk tea, fresh milk with brown sugar bubble, and osmanthus oolong tea with mango. What sets ChiCha San Chen apart is their use of toasted tea leaves, which are harvested from their own tea plantation and brewed fresh for each order. They also use purple corn from the Andean region, ripe pineapple, and lemon in their drinks. Originally founded in Taichung City, Taiwan in 1998, ChiCha San Chen has been brewing up freshly made teas for over two decades.

 

Matcha Magic

Address: 10246 Main St A, Bellevue, WA 98004

The newly painted pink building stands out in Old Bellevue on Main Street like a fresh oasis. Waiting inside are innovative drinks that showcase the supercharged green powder, matcha. Matcha Magic has rapidly gained popularity for its yummy drinks, but also for the seamless way the drinks are infused with healthy additives like superfoods and adaptogens. Matcha Magic is an awesome new addition to Bellevue because it satisfies the need for new and refreshing drinks that also offer added health benefits.

 

Try them all!

Bellevue is fortunate to have an incredible culinary scene with an all-star cast of some of the best restaurants in the region. This list is constantly evolving and growing to meet the wants of our community and visitors. There are so many new restaurants to try, and we hope you get to enjoy them all during your next visit to Bellevue. If you’re a local and you’re inspired by this article to open your own new business, check out the City of Bellevue’s awesome resources on opening a small business. Happy eating, everyone!