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Bellevue Beat | Luxury movie theater and new restaurants announced for Lincoln Square Expansion


Lincoln Square Expansion Site Plan

Lincoln Square Expansion Site Plan |

The Lincoln Square Expansion celebrated the topping out of the final wide-flange beam at the new 31-story office tower this week. When completed, the new tower will add 710,000 square feet of Class A office space to downtown Bellevue, making it the largest office to be built on the Eastside.

The 31-story office tower (South Tower) is part of 1.5 million square-foot expansion that includes a second 41-story residential tower (North Tower) to house 231 luxury apartment homes, a 245-room W Hotel Bellevue, a 180,000 square feet three-level podium for additional retail, restaurants and entertainment and six levels of underground parking for over 2,000 cars.

The office tower will be directly connected to The Bellevue Collection and its extensive amenities including over a dozen new restaurants in the Lincoln Square Expansion portion alone.

In addition to new restaurants, Lincoln Square II will have a Cinemark Reserve featuring six theaters with wall-to-wall screens outfitted with Cinemark Luxury Loungers, reserve seating in every auditorium and a full restaurant with in-seat service.

The South Tower's new office tenants to date include Stifel Nicolas, one of the nation's leading wealth management and investment companies leasing the 20th floor. In addition, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, has leased the top floor of the office tower. It's also announced that the very top floor of the South Tower will be a restaurant.

View of Lincoln Square Expansion from NE 4th & Bellevue Way | Aerial view of the Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square Expansions |

In addition to the already named restaurants opening at Lincoln Square II--Chef Jason Wilson's restaurant in the upcoming W Bellevue and Joseph & Randi Brazen's restaurant at the foot the residential tower--several new restaurants were announced including:


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  • Henry's Tavern - a Portland-based bar and grill that will offer 100 beers on tap to combine its rich history with an innovative approach to beer inspired food and a dedication to local brews. The menu at Henry's Tavern Bellevue will include a wide variety of scratch-made items supporting locally sourced ingredients. The Bellevue location will also feature private dining for everything from corporate events to a great place for watching your favorite team with friends.
  • Fogo de Chão - a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized for more than 36 years in fire-roasting high-quality meats utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo delivers a distinctive and authentic Brazilian dining experience through the combination of high-quality Brazilian cuisine and a differentiated service model known as espeto corrido (Portuguese for "continuous service") delivered by gaucho chefs.
  • Japonessa (/xapo'nesa/) - a Sushi Cocina featuring a Japanese core concept with hints of Latin flair. From traditional nigiri and sashimi to rolls decorated with jalapeño, cilantro, and mango, Japonessa takes traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals and fuses them with a little Latin love.

The office tower is scheduled to be completed by the end of year, the retail and restaurants in the spring of 2017 and the W Bellevue in the summer of 2017. For more information and details, visit Lincoln Square Expansion.

Published: March 13, 2016. Updated March 28, 2017.

All renderings courtesy of The Bellevue Collection and Kemper Development Company


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