A substantial, vibrant bar captivates your arrival, inviting you into a bustling restaurant serving northwest favorites and small plates inspired by regional offerings.
Central Bar + Restaurant or “Central” as regulars call us, is a large, open restaurant designed to entertain. Central is uniquely Bellevue, a dressy yet casual place to be seen and celebrate the most important occasions of our lives. The 4,000 square foot space is a social hive, there is always something happening at Central whether it’s morning, noon, or night.
Located in the center of the Bellevue Collection, Central embraces the European inspired, landscaped alleyway with large Nana windows that open up to the outdoors. At the epicenter of twinkle lit BAM Alley is home to Swipe, an iconic 8 foot tall cat sculpture created by artist, George Rodrigues.
The W Hotel (south) and Westin Hotel (north) bookend Central while residents living in Two Lincoln Tower reside in the luxury units on floors 15 through 40 directly above. Central is truly at the center of it all.
Bellevue restaurateurs, Joseph, Randi and Cody Brazen, ensure Central’s upscale atmosphere is comfortable, welcoming and fun by hiring the most talented, engaging, and positive bartenders, servers and cooks to join their team. This is the same recipe the Brazen’s have used for the past 14 years at 520 Bar and Grill, their family’s first restaurant and a landmark in Old Bellevue.
Central’s warm environment, beautiful lighting, custom furnishings and open aesthetics allow guests to always feel like they are part of the celebration. Topped with a large, catering kitchen and Perlick bar, Central is proud to have been awarded “2018’s Best New Restaurant” by 425.
The “C Team” is here to serve you. Whether it’s a first date, family dinner, business lunch, 20 person happy hour or 250+ person buyout, whatever your celebration is we are here to make it special and promise to deliver on all expectations. We look forward to serving you soon!
MEET THE TEAM
Our team of experienced professionals are hand-selected to insure our guests have a fun and memorable dining experience. At Central it is all about hospitality.
At Central Bar + Restaurant we have hand-picked a team of passionate individuals who are experts in their craft. Whether in the back of the house or front of the house we aim to create a conducive environment where everyone works simultaneously to create a positive and inviting experience for each of our guests.
Our team members are the best in the hospitality industry. When it comes to our guests, our goal is to exceed their expectations and transform their dining experience into a memorable moment. We cultivate regular guests by creating a family atmosphere and getting to know each of our patrons. Family owned, the Central team reflects the culture and personality of our ownership – we are one big family. Welcome to the C team!
THE BRAZEN FAMILY
CODY, RANDI, JOSEPH, TAYLOR, & JOEY
The Brazen family has aspired to create another fun place for people to enjoy life with friends and family with the opening of their second family-owned restaurant in Downtown Bellevue. For the Brazens, it is about creating a place where it's all about the people, the food and the atmosphere.
Joseph Brazen is inspired by creating a place for Bellevue to celebrate food, fun, and cocktails in a world-class environment. Central is his vision to bring a large, world-class bar to the vibrant and growing Downtown Bellevue.
Cody has been an integral part of opening Central since its first construction meeting on day one and is now the GM and leader of all operations at Central. Carrying on her parents’ commitment to excellence and execution of Central’s vision, Cody is the heart and pulse of Central.
Randi provides a true passion for guest experience by focusing on the key elements of hospitality. As co-owner, she instills her knack for design and taste to make Central a fun and elegant option for Bellevue.