The Eastside, particularly Bellevue, has a reputation and it’s not a positive one. Many people think of the Eastside as being cultureless with cookie-cutter chain restaurants and snobby, materialistic people driving Range Rovers and Teslas. However, while it may be true in a small way, that isn’t an entirely accurate or fair description. There’s so much more to the Eastside—don’t let a few stereotypes stop you from visiting! There are several great spots that Seattleites should consider crossing the bridge for (and a few places to avoid), you just need a little “In the Know”.
One of the Eastside’s best brunches.
Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond features a modern mix of Pacific Northwest cuisine and comfort food inspired by Lisa Dupar’s Southern upbringing and classical French training. The brunch menu features brunch classics, including eggs benedict, a breakfast plate, sandwiches and doughnuts. It also includes oatcakes, firebreads, and southern staples like chicken & waffles and biscuits and gravy. Their brunch is very popular, so wake up early and get there early (before 11:00 am), or expect a wait.
A Casual Gastropub in Bellevue.
Tavern Hall opened in Bellevue Square in October (formerly the Munchbar space). The restaurant and bar offers a trendy, yet casual place to hang out. Come as your are. Play shuffleboard on their four shuffleboard tables or catch the Seahawks (or
An Italian gem on the Eastside.
In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Lucia, a gem in the Eastside neighborhood of Kirkland. The restaurant has high ceilings, modern black decor, and full of well-dressed young professionals. However, it is also a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that many families enjoy. Patio seating on
Authentic Italian cuisine with a splash of glitz and glamour, this restauranteur took family history to the next level.
One could say Mike Halter, owner of taste-bud-tempting Lucia in Kirkland Parkplace, was born with pasta sauce in his veins.