The Best of Bellevue 2016

Each year, the Bellevue Reporter asks residents to vote for their favorite businesses, people and places in Bellevue. Readers came out in droves to cast their vote. Read the results below:

  • Friday, August 12, 2016 5:00pm
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Each year, the Bellevue Reporter asks residents to vote for their favorite businesses, people and places in Bellevue. Readers came out in droves to cast their vote. Read the results below:

BUSINESSES

Autoshop/Service station

First place: Len’s Automotive

Runner up: Honda Auto Center of Bellevue

Honorable mention: Chaplin’s Subaru

Clothing store

First place: Nordstrom

Runner up: Macy’s

Honorable mention: Re-Dress Shop

Dry cleaners

First place: Bakker’s Fine Dry Cleaning

Runner up: Aloha Dry Cleaners

Honorable mention: Heidi’s Cleaners & Alterations

Flower shop

First place: Lawrence the Florist

Runner up: Trader Joe’s

Honorable mention: Finishing Touch & Florist & Gifts

Gift or book store

First place: Exclusively Art

Runner up: Half Price Books

Honorable mention: Barnes & Nobles

Hair salon

First place: Jerome Charles Salon

Runner up: Gene Juarez

Honorable mention: Supercuts

Home-based business

First place: Tanya Marie Design & Event Planning

Runner up: Cabi

Honorable mention: NW Couture

Home decor furniture store

First place: Crate and Barrel

Runner up: Exclusively Art

Honorable mention: Greenbaum Home Furnishings

Jewelry store

First place: Ben Bridge

Runner up: Dacels Jewelers

Honorable mention: Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler

Massage/spa services

First place: Yuan Spa

Runner up: Ariel Hubbard

Honorable mention: Jerome Charles Salon

Nail salon

First place: Jerome Charles Salon

Runner up: Crossroads Nails

Honorable mention: Julep

Pet care services

First place: Crossroads Vet

Runner up: Der Pet Haus

Honorable mention: The Pet Stops Here

Plant/Nursery

First place: Bellevue Nursery

Runner up: Wells Medina Nursery

Honorable mention: The Home Depot

Senior living facility

First place: Silver Glen

Runner up: The Bellettini

Honorable mention: Evergreen Court

Tanning

First place: Seattle Sun Tan

Runner up: Desert Sun

Yoga

First place: YMCA

Runner up: Hot Yoga Inc.

Honorable mention: Pure Barre

RESTAURANTS

Asian cuisine

First place: Best Wok Chinese Restaurant

Runner up: Din Tai Fung

Honorable mention: India Gate

Best burger

First place: Wayback Burgers

Runner up: John Howie Steakhouse

Honorable mention: Red Robin

Breakfast place

First place: Lil’ Jon’s

Runner up: 13 Coins

Honorable mention: Chace’s Pancake Corral

Coffee and espresso bar

First place: Starbucks

Runner up: The French Bakery

Honorable mention: Tully’s Coffee

Dessert spot

First place: The French Bakery

Runner up: Cheesecake Factory

Honorable mention: Belle Pastry

Fine dining

First place: Daniel’s Broiler

Runner up: John Howie Steakhouse

Honorable mention: Firenze Ristorante Italiano

Happy hour

First place: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Runner up: Palomino Rustico

Honorable mention: Daniel’s Broiler

Italian cuisine

First place: Firenze Ristorante Italiano

Runner up: Maggiano’s Little Italy

Honorable mention: Angelo’s Restaurant

Lunch spot

First place: Goldberg’s Famous Deli

Runner up: Wayback Burgers

Honorable mention: Taco Time

Mexican cuisine

First place: Cactus Restaurant

Runner up: Azteca Mexican Restaurant

Honorable mention: Ricardo’s Restaurant

Pizza

First place: Pagliacci Pizza

Runner up: MOD Pizza

Honorable mention: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

PEOPLE

Chiropractor

First place: Chiropractic Concept of Bellevue

Runner up: Dr. Howard Wright

Honorable mention: Bellevue Chiropractic

Dentist

First place: Spektor Dental Center

Runner up: Dr. Thomas W. Mitchell

Honorable mention: Dr. Robert Gelb

Financial advisor

First place: Adam Droker

Runner up: Fidelity Investor

Honorable mention: Armand Wong

Insurance

First place: Tom Brody, Eastside Insurance Services

Runner up: Tyler Kerlee, Path Insurance Solutions

Honorable mention: Karrie Parr, State Farm

Physician

First place: Allegro Pediatric

Runner up: Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Honorable mention: Dr. Brian Droker

Realtor

First place: Vera Brodsky, Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate

Runner up: Sandi Tampa, Windermere Real Estate

Honorable mention: Cindy Peschell Hull, Coldwell Banker

Teacher

First place: Annie at BBC Early Learning

Runner up: Suzi Golden, Newport Senior High School

Honorable mention: Eastside Christian School

Veterinarian

First place: Cat & Dog Clinic of Bellevue

Runner up: Bellevue Animal Hospital

Honorable mention: AHOF-Animal Hospital of Factoria

GENERAL

Best new business

First place: Eastside Audio Video

Runner up: Wayback Burgers

Honorable mention: Chik-fil-A

Date place

First place: Downtown Bellevue Park

Runner up: Crossroads Mall

Honorable mention: Bake’s Place

Kids place

First place: KidsQuest Children’s Museum

Runner up: Wiggleworks

Honorable mention: Crossroads park

Live entertainment

First place: Crossroads Mall

Runner up: Bake’s Place

Honorable mention: Noble Court Restaurant

Non-profit

First place: Hopelink-Bellevue

Runner up: YMCA

Honorable mention: Bellevue Boys & Girls Club

Place to work

First place: Microsoft

Runner up: Bellevue High School

Honorable mention: YMCA

Place to worship

First place: Temple B’Nai Torah

Runner up: Bellevue Presbyterian Church

Honorable mention: Westminster Chapel

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