The Best of Bellevue 2023

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Bellevue Lifestyle is proud to present this group of “Best of” winners that were chosen by YOU, our readers! You let us know about your favorite local restaurants, salons and spas, realtors, architects, florists, home decor shops, dermatologists, dentists, pediatricians, and more! These individuals and companies were chosen because they are a pleasure to do business with; they value their relationships with clients, customers, and patients; and they simply do great work. 

We appreciate each and every reader who took the time to cast their vote. While many of the winners are longtime local favorites, some are new to the “Best of” issue and we enjoyed learning more about them and what makes them stand out. Next time you’re in the market for fitness classes, or you need the services of an interior designer or orthodontist, or you want to pick up some delicious pastries for breakfast; we hope you’ll open up this issue of Bellevue Lifestyle and see who your fellow Bellevue residents recommend.

Best Fine Dining

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

Best Casual Dining

Monsoon Bellevue

Best Italian Restaurant


Best Mexican Restaurant

Cantina Monarca

Best Sushi

FLO Japanese Restaurant


Best Brunch

13 Coins

Best Coffee Shop

Mercurys Coffee Co.


Best Bakery 

Farine Bakery & Cafe



Best Wine Bar

Browne Bellevue

Best Cocktail Bar

Bar Moore

Best Caterer

24x68 Culinary

Best Shopping

The Bellevue Collection

Best Clothing Boutique

Smith & Main

Best Trendy Jewelry

Gin & The Banker

Best Nail Salon

In Spa

Best Luxury Automotive

Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue

Best Hair Salon

Gene Juarez

For over 50 years, Gene Juarez has been committed to the mission of bringing out the best in each guest so they leave feeling better than when they arrived. Whether it’s your first time stepping through our doors or you’ve trusted us for decades, we’re honored to build on that tradition with you. Located in The Shops at The Bravern, this flagship location boasts a full salon and spa service offering as well as The Barbershop at Gene Juarez.

Design and color specialists are experts in their craft. Focusing exclusively on their chosen field, they are dedicated to exceptional service and continuing education in their specific area of expertise.



Best Fine Jewelry

Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler

Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler is Bellevue’s premier jewelry store specializing in fine timepieces from Rolex, Breitling, Jaeger LeCoultre, Oris, Panerai, and Tudor as well as jewelry collections from Roberto Coin and Mikimoto. Their ability to create and repair jewelry is unsurpassed with on-site jewelers and watchmakers. 

Best Day Spa

Yuan Spa

Blending the foundations of Asia’s ancient healing philosophies with the West’s modern spa technologies, visit and embark on a holistic sensory journey that will transform your body, mind and spirit. They offer a stunning hydrotherapy space with two soaking pools, a therapeutic dry sauna, cold drench shower and Eucalyptus steam room.

Best Art Gallery

Bellevue Art Museum

Started by a handful of dedicated volunteers, the first art fair was held in 1947 and eventually led to the founding of the Museum in 1975. Exclusively dedicated to art, craft, and design since 2005, the Museum has grown to be an important contributor to the region's cultural vibrancy and a leading institution in its field.

Best Flower Shop

City Flowers

At City Flowers, Inc. we are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gifts perfect.


Best Home Builder

Murray Franklyn

Since 1966, premium quality new homes in the Seattle area have been our specialty. We take pride in a reputation of building innovative home designs that fit the northwest lifestyle. Our people create an advantage for you because of the value in a veteran, professional staff to serve you. 

Best Home Remodeler

Lochwood Lozier

Lochwood-Lozier strives to set themselves apart from the rest by practicing an ‘A-Z’ approach for all their clients on all their projects. We do everything under one roof; from land acquisition to move-in, and even service and maintenance after completion.

Best Architect

Baylis Architects

For more than five decades, we’ve designed exceptional spaces for businesses, families, and the public here in the Pacific Northwest and Pacific States. In every project, we find opportunities to build strong relationships with our clients, investors and tenants.

Best Realtor

Becky Gray

Becky Gray earned her sterling reputation amongst peers and clients for depth of market knowledge, a straightforward business approach, and impressive results. With more than a billion dollars in personal sales, her driving ambition remains the results she consistently delivers to her clients.

Best Real Estate Agency

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Our Brokers and Global Real Estate Advisors proudly serve all property types and price points throughout Puget Sound and beyond. We represent the best of both worlds through a local and global reach. Given this position, we are responsible for representing the Puget Sound region to an international audience and we proudly represent these global citizens.

Best Interior Designer

Interiors by Popov

Led by Anna Popov, a visionary creative mind and an iconoclast behind the brand, Interiors by Popov is singular in its promise to deliver interiors that artfully pair the form and the function to meet and exceed the expectations of its rapidly expanding client base.

Best Mortgage Broker

Doug Perry

Best Landscape Services

Pacific Landscape Management

Best Landscape Designer

Robin Parsons - Spring Greenworks

Best Appliance Store 

Arnold’s Appliance

Best Home Decor

Urban Interiors

Best Rug Store

Andonian Rugs

Best Luxury Apartments

The Bravern

Best Retirement Community



Best Fitness Instructor

Karen Grady of Pivot

Karen owns a small business with a goal of helping you feel your absolute best, with choices between private and group instruction and virtual or in-person classes. Pivot offers The GYROTONIC® Method as well as Pilate. The studio is able to offer you a customized, personalized approach to your fitness goals.

Best Boutique Fitness

Pure Barre

Inspired by yoga, Pilates, and ballet, Pure Barre is a full-body workout that transforms you physically and mentally. Our musically-driven group classes focus on low-impact, high-intensity movements that strengthen and tone your body in 50 minutes or less.

Best Fitness Center

PRO Club

As the Northwest’s premier center for health and wellness, PRO Club is much more than a gym. It is a resort-style destination dedicated to your whole health, with the region’s most expansive offerings of fitness, luxury, and family fun. Because health is our focus, you will find PRO pristine, with facilities that span nearly a square mile.

Best Cosmetic Surgeon

The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery

Dr. Fredric Stern of The Stern Center for Aesthetics has been a leader in surgical and non-surgical treatments in downtown Bellevue for over 25 years. He is known for his expertise in cosmetic facial, eyelid and brow surgery, laser resurfacing and injectables. Dr. Stern's philosophy is to help his patients look and feel their best. 


Best Dermatologist

Dr. DeEtta Gray - Frontier Dermatology

Dr. Gray has over 28 years of experience treating thousands of patients. She established her dermatology career in Bellevue in 1997 and has acquired clinical experience through various locations on the Eastside, including the Laser Enhancement Center and Virginia Mason. She founded Pinnacle Dermatology and Skin Rejuvenation Center (now Frontier Dermatology) in 2009, a practice that encompasses general dermatology, skin and laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. 

Dr. Gray has extensive training and experience in cosmetic, laser and surgical dermatology and she stays in the forefront of all of the latest advancements in the dermatology field. She takes pride in helping patients achieve the beauty and health of their skin. Dr. Gray holds Academic Appointments as a Past Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington and She also served as a Medical Education Faculty Member for Radiesse (Bioform Medical). 

Best Orthodontist

Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics

Best Alternative Medicine

Ma’s Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Best Med Spa


Best Dentist

Dr. Brian Brooks

Best Pediatrician

Allegro Pediatrics

Best Chiropractor

Dr. Namir Moussa - Pacific North Chiropractic

Best Hospital

Overlake Medical Center

Best Physical Therapy

SPT - Sports Physical Therapy


Best Hotel

Bellevue Club Hotel

As the premier boutique hotel on Seattle’s East Side, the Bellevue Club Hotel offers a luxury stay with 66 rooms and suites for those looking to stay well while traveling. Just steps from the amenities of our athletic and social club, the Bellevue Club, the newly-renovated rooms feature neutral pallets with Pacific Northwest accents. 

While here, guests enjoy all the perks of being a member: Take a dip in the pool, join a cycling class or get pampered at our spa. Our guests live like locals with shopping, restaurants and other cultural venues just a town car ride away.

Best Financial Advisor

Cold Stream

Best Bank


Best Private School

St. Louise

Best Tutoring

Huntington Learning Center

Best Day Care


Best Veterinarian

Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Best Pet Store

All the Best

Best Pet Grooming

Der Pet Haus

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