What do you do if you have storefront space beneath your Bellevue office, and that office has afforded you 3 trillion contacts? Open a restaurant, of course. The folks behind Brazen Real Estate on Main Street opened 520 Bar & Grill—and it seems all 3 trillion have discovered it for a good drink and a plate of casual pub fare. Snug and manly in a Pottery Barn sort of way—wood paneling, well-stocked bar, TV screens—the place offers usual-suspect lunches and dinners, steak and salmon to quesadillas and coconut prawns, all priced more affordably than this tony 520 real-estate zone might warrant. The food’s also better than it has to be, from delicately breaded halibut fish ‘n’ chips to a classic Cobb salad.
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