BELLEVUE, Wash., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Heavy Restaurant Group, the creative force behind restaurants Barrio and Purple Cafe and Wine Bar, has introduced a new concept to the Eastside in the form of LOT No. 3. Located in the Bellevue Towers, LOT No. 3 is a casual eatery and bar that pairs clever, sophisticated food and drink menus with the cozy ambiance of a favorite "locale."
The round, convivial bar at the entrance welcomes guests while a bluesy, eclectic soundtrack plays in the background. Inside, exposed brick and metal accentuate the masculine space. Tables, booths, communal seating, and leather sofas and chairs offer a range of options for a solo meal, a date or an after-work gathering of friends. For a lofty view of the entire room, take a seat on the second story or when the weather is warm, grab a table on the patio planned for later this summer.
Executive Chef Mike Davis has devised an approachable menu of seasonally inspired, simple-yet-sophisticated gastro-fare such as:
-- Select cheeses and cured meats from Salumi ($3.25-$5)
-- Duck confit, short-rib or BLT sliders ($3.50-$3.75)
-- Seafood Gumbo ($14.50)
-- Plate O' Bacon ($6)
-- Peanut Butter, Bacon & Jelly sandwich ($6.75)
-- Pretzel ($3.25)
-- Spiced Jar Cake ($5.75)
When it comes to beverages, LOT No. 3 focuses on beer and brown liquor. The arguable king of brown cocktails, the Manhattan, is featured on the menu with a choice of six whiskies (three ryes, three bourbons), four types of bitters, and three different sweet vermouths. In addition to six rotating brews on draught, available by the pint or growler, there are 50-plus bottled-beer varieties and a dozen specialty cocktails of around 100 spirits. Rounding out the liquid program is the by-the-glass wine list, hand-selected by wine director Dawn Smith. Purple Cafe's extensive bottle list will also be offered to LOT No. 3 guests.
Happy hour is offered from 4 to 6 p.m., and features discounted snacks and select beer and cocktails. View the happy hour menu here.
"Where Purple is wine-centric and Barrio gives tequila a starring role, LOT No. 3 puts the spotlight on beer and brown spirits. What I love most about the restaurant is that there's a comfortable, relaxed vibe that makes it equally great for a casual date or hanging out with friends. It's the kind of place where I want to spend time," says owner Larry Kurofsky.
LOT No. 3 Information and Hours
Location: Bellevue Towers, 460 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue
Hours: Tue - Sun 4 p.m. until 2 a.m.; Closed Monday / available for private parties;
Food served until 1 a.m. Tue - Sun; Happy hour, 4 to 6 p.m.
Capacity: 100; minors are permitted in dining areas.
Reservations: Accepted for groups of 6 or more. Private parties of all sizes welcome.
Parking: Available in Bellevue Towers Parking garage with free 4-hour validation. Key Bank surface lot on NE 4th Street available after 5 p.m.
Heavy Restaurant Group is the management team supporting Barrio, Purple Cafe and Wine Bar and LOT No. 3. Heavy's management office is located at 1218 Third Ave., Ste. 900, Seattle, 98101 (206-838-3852). For information, please see Heavy Restaurant Group online at http://www.heavyrestaurantgroup.com.
LOT No. 3 is a casual eatery offering an eclectic, seasonally inspired menu and an extensive, global selection of beers and brown spirits, including 6 draughts, more than 50 bottled beers, 100 top-shelf spirits, signature cocktails and wines by the glass and bottle. LOT No. 3 is located next to Barrio and Purple Cafe and Wine Bar at 460 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue, Wash. (425-440-0025). Open Tuesday through Sunday, 4 p.m. until 2 a.m.; closed Monday. For further information, please see LOT No. 3 online at http://www.lotno3.com.
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