20 places named ‘best of’ in Bellevue.

Planning a first date? No worries - the 2008 Downtown Bellevue Haute Picks are here to the rescue.

  • Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:00am
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Joey’s ‘Super Nova’ was judged Best Cocktail. The recipe: Two shots of your favorite vodka

Bellevue Downtown Association lists 2008 Haute Picks

Planning a first date? No worries – the 2008 Downtown Bellevue Haute Picks are here to the rescue.

The Bellevue Downtown Association tallied the votes and announced the winners of this years 6th Annual Haute Picks competition. The list includes the top retailers and restaurants chosen as the “Best of” in 20 categories.

So when the big day finally roles around, spruce up prior to the date by stopping by Salon Bellezza, voted the Best Haircut in Bellevue. Go the extra mile and dress to impress by shopping at RAG mens style, voted Best Boutique. Next on the agenda, win some points by picking up a box of chocolates from Oh! Chocolate, voted Best Sweet Tooth Fix.

The date destination is a major component of pulling off a perfect night. Look no further than the top pick for Best Place for a First Date – The Parlor Billards & Spirits. As the night progresses, jump next door to Bellevue Place and grab a drink at Joeys, voted Best Cocktail for the “Super Nova” and Best Place to See and be Seen.

With the first date a smashing success (thank us later) and a second date on the horizon, refer to the list below for more ways to heat it up with Bellevue’s 2008 Haute Picks.

Best Boutique: RAG mens style

10500 N.E Eighth St., Suite 115

425-637-3979

www.ragmensstyle.com

Best Cocktail: Joeys “Super Nova”

118-800 Bellevue Way N.E.

425-637-1177

www.joeysmedgrill.com

Best Coffee Spot: Starbucks Coffee Company

Multiple Downtown Locations

www.starbucks.com

Best Casual Business Meeting Spot: 520 Bar & Grill

10138 Main St., 425-450-0520

www.520barandgrill.com

Best Haircut: Salon Bellezza

10900 N.E. Eighth St.

425-454-5534

www.salonbellezza.com

Best Happy Hour: Daniel’s Broiler

10500 N.E. Eighth St., 21st Floor, 425-462-4662

www.schwartzbros.com

Best Lunch Under $10: Chipotle Mexican Grill

10503 N.E. Fourth St.

425-467-0660

www.chipotle.com

Best Massage: Massage Center of Bellevue

37–103rd Ave. N.E., Suite A

425-451-1171

www.massagecenters.com

Best Place for a First Date: The Parlor Billiards & Spirits

700 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 300, 425-289-7000

www.parlorbilliards.com

Best Place for a Mani/Pedi: Jennifer’s Nails

205 Bellevue Way N.E.

425-455-3371

Best Place to See and Be Seen: Joeys

118-800 Bellevue Way N.E.

425-637-1177

www.joeysmedgrill.com

Best Power Lunch: Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

205 108th Ave. N.E., Suite 100

425-456-0010

www.seastarrestaurant.com

Best Romantic Dinner: Bis on Main

10213 Main St., 425-455-2033

www.bisonmain.com

Best Seafood Restaurant: Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

205 108th Ave. N.E., Suite 100

425-456-0010

www.seastarrestaurant.com

Best Steakhouse: Daniel’s Broiler

10500 N.E. Eighth St., 21st Floor, 425-462-4662

www.schwartzbros.com

Best Sweet Tooth Fix: Oh! Chocolate

10500 N.E. Eighth St., #8

425-451-1060

www.ohchocolate.com

Best Uniquely Bellevue Experience: Snowflake Lane

The Bellevue Collection

Best Wine List: 0/8 Seafood Grill and Twisted Cork Wine Bar

900 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 100, 425-637-0808

www.08seafoodgrill.com

Best Wine Retailer: Pete’s Wines

134 105th Ave. N.E.

425-454-1100

www.petes.cc

Best Workout Spot: Elite Fitness

136 102nd Ave. S.E., Suite 101

425-451-3444

www.elitefitnessbellevue.com

Lindsay Larin can be reached at llarin@reporternewspapers.com or 425-453-4602.

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