Flo Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar is arguably one of Bellevue’s finest Japanese restaurants. In addition to a full bar, Flo offers fresh sushi, sashimi, and teriyaki. Their delicious meals are served in a traditional style, though some dishes are infused with a modern flare. The decor is both fashionable and upscale. Those who have been to Flo will likely
agree that they are a go-to place for those in search of high-quality sushi.
Flo’s happy hour is among the best. Driving up, it looks like a small hole in the wall kind of place. It is small, but don’t let that fool you–Flo also has an upscale/fancy vibe. It’s a fantastic place if you’re searching for some delicious, quality sushi at a decent price.
TERI’S THOUGHTS: Overall Experience
The decor is fashionable and the atmosphere is quaint and intimate.
There were a lot of items to choose from ranging from $5 to $11. This is one of the few restaurants where I ordered exclusively off the happy hour menu. The food was delicious–high-quality, fresh, and served beautifully.
They had wines for $6 and a good variety to choose from.
The happy hour prices were good, especially considering their dinners are more pricey. The happy hour pricing ranges allow you to try a variety of what they have to offer.
We were greeted immediately by a friendly host. Our server was very professional and nice. I couldn’t decide on my wine, so the waiter let me try different kinds.
CAMI’S CORNER: Overall Experience
A cute, quaint restaurant with a comfortable and welcoming feel.
Super fresh and well-made food with a beautiful presentation. I ordered a spicy tuna roll and edamame. They even had gluten free soy sauce.
They had two white wines (a bit on the sweet side for me) and two reds plus a choice of craft cocktails.
Great value, especially for sushi. Good portions at a great price. I definitely had more than enough to eat. Service
Very attentive and knowledgeable about gluten free choices.
Hi everyone! The Happy Hour Seekers are back! Tonight we went to Black Bottle, a trendy 21+ gastropub located in Downtown Bellevue between NE 8th and NE 10th Street running parallel with Bellevue Way.
You might be asking yourself what in the world is a gastropub? Unlike an ordinary pub, a gastropub often serves higher quality food. At Black Bottle, they offer a variety of champagnes, wines, beers, and cocktails. There is also an array of food to choose from, ranging from meats to seafood to veggies.
Black Bottle has a rustic, casual vibe. Small plates can easily be shared. Their small Happy Hour menu has a very reasonable average price of around $5 for food and drinks.
We really enjoyed Black Bottle’s interesting selection and great service! Be sure to check out our comments below to find out more!
Purple is a classy cafe and wine bar with locations in Bellevue, Kirkland, Seattle, and Woodinville. We must admit, we did not know much about Purple prior to our visit. We had driven by their Downtown Bellevue location so many times that we decided it was finally time to check it out for ourselves.
Purple is located at the Bellevue Towers on the corner of NE 4th Street and 106th Ave.
They offer a daily Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m during weekdays and their menu includes a variety of American food as well as wine, beer, and cocktails.
We went to Purple on Sunday night, but didn’t realize that Happy Hour is not offered on the weekends. Even though we had food and drinks at their regular price, it still turned out to be a great evening with delicious food and drinks with a trendy, modern atmosphere. Purple offers an eclectic Northwest food menu and a wonderful wine list. The seating is comfortable and inviting and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. They have a selection of food which includes calamari, salads, burgers, fish and chips, and ahi. It’s a great place to try different wines to find out which wines pair with different kinds of food.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day and the Happy Hour Seekers celebrated by heading to Bellevue’s Irish pub, Paddy Coyne’s.
Paddy Coyne’s is not just a great place to visit on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s also the perfect place to go for happy hour or meeting friends. It’s like a taste of Ireland located in downtown Bellevue, complete with traditional Irish foods like shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, Guinness-braised Irish beef stew, corn beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and macaroni and cheese with spicy chicken sausage.
Their happy hour menu ranges from four dollars to nine dollars. They also offer a full bar with Irish whiskey drinks and more. Happy hours are 3 to 6 PM and 10 PM to 1 AM. If you like Irish food, Paddy Coyne’s is a must stop.
Before we go, here are a few fun facts about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day:
St. Patrick (according to legend) banished all of the snakes from Ireland after they attacked him during a fast.
St. Patrick was actually an Englishman. He was kidnapped by pirates and was sold into slavery in Ireland
The official state color of Ireland is not green, but St. Patrick’s blue.
We hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!!!
If you are a native of Seattle, it’s very likely that you have frequented or heard of 13 Coins. Everyone who has been there can probably recount a special memory or perhaps has even memorized their favorite menu item.
13 Coins is a Seattle institution in the restaurant scene that has been around since 1967. Best known for their traditional cuisine, upscale bar and dimly lit, classy atmosphere, 13 Coins has roomy interior with high-back leather booths, which offers some privacy while you eat.
The full bar, with seats that overlook the kitchen, has a 24 hour menu. They frequently have live music performances on the weekends.
There is a story behind 13 Coins’ unique name originating in Peru, one of love, care, and concern. Once, a young man wished to marry a wealthy man’s daughter. When the father of the daughter asked the young man what he had to offer for his daughter’s hand in marriage, the young man reached into his pocket and handed the father the only change he had: 13 Coins.
Eastsiders were thrilled with the opening of 13 Coins in Downtown Bellevue at the Hyatt Regency. Happy hours are 7 days a week, 4:00 to 6:00 pm & 10:00 pm to last call, and Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to last call.
We had a great experience at 13 Coins the other night (as we always do!) and are thrilled to share it with you!
Hello, Happy Hour Seekers! It’s been awhile but we’re back and tonight we went out to Suite–a trendy restaurant located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Bellevue. It’s a sleek and hip lounge that becomes somewhat of a nightclub on the weekends.
Walking into Suite, we were wowed by the vibrant lighting and unique decor. Soft, neon lights created an intriguing, fun, and energetic atmosphere. There is even a small dance floor and Suite regularly showcases a variety of music and entertainment.
One of the most unique aspects of Suite is that every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., there are live performances by members of Seattle Aerial Arts. We don’t know of any other place in Bellevue where you can enjoy some food and drinks while also watching a fascinating acrobatic show!
Suite definitely offers great happy hours, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday through Friday and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The food was reasonably priced and really demonstrated the variety they have to offer!
Owned by chef John Howie, Seastar is one of Bellevue’s most luxurious and much loved restaurants. Held in high esteem for their variety of steaks, seafood, pastas and more, Seastar is a great stop for happy hour seekers who love delicious seafood and a high-end atmosphere.
One of the reasons why we enjoy Seastar is that they are very involved with charitable organizations, working closely with communities to improve the lives of others. Seastar gets involved with many different organizations, offering donations and free thanksgiving dinners to those in need. Besides, Seastar philanthropy, they have a great happy hour menu every Monday through Friday filled with delicious menu selections.
Although the food leans on the more expensive side, the HH menu offers a good selection of food and drinks for more reasonable prices. Although the food servings are small, they are both filling and delicious. The food is fresh and cooked to perfection.
Tonight, we visited Seastar the night before Christmas Eve to celebrate the holidays. We were pleased to see that the bar was decorated with some likes to make the atmosphere a bit more festive. Our server was nice and attentive throughout most of our meal, though there was a bit of a wait for the bill.
Overall, we enjoyed the atmosphere and the service and will definitely be returning to Seastar sometime!