International eating isn't a dangerous adventure through customs, where the customs officer asks you to open your bag and you refuse, which prompts him to teach you about manners by reading select "Goofus and Gallant" comic strips. Teach taste buds about Old World cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of European fare and drinks at Danube Bistro in Bellevue.
Danube Bistro welcomes visitors with the atmosphere, traditions, and cuisine of Eastern and Western Europe. Diners will feel as if a porthole has transported them to Vienna, Prague, or a European basketball league, where plates of salami and cheese ($7) await. The dinner menu travels to Germany for bratwurst with potatoes and red cabbage ($15), then backpacks to Hungary for lecho, a hearty stew of sautéed onions, bell peppers, and sausage ($15). Italian favorites such as eggplant parmigiana ($15) sate tomato cravings, preventing guests from hoarding ketchup packets in their cheeks.
Drawing on hundreds of years of Old World tradition, the bistro’s décor and hospitality recall stylish, cozy European restaurants. Free parking may be found in the Avalon Apartments garage, which is perfect for cars.
Danube Bistro Restaurant
Like the Danube River itself, the cuisine at Danube Bistro Restaurant winds through various parts of Europe, making for a menu as eclectic as it is satiating. Italian and German wines complement family-style cuisine of those same two nation. These two formative influences result in entrees such as house-made lasagna filled with a choice of meat, seafood, or vegetables. In true international style, Hungary scores some influence on the menu as well, with a goulash studded with chunks of beef simmered in a paprika sauce.
Once patrons enter the family-owned restaurant through its fountain-marked entrance on the ground floor of the Avalon Apartments, they'll notice the care the proprietors have taken to make the restaurant a relaxing dining experience. Patrons can sup indoors on one of the restaurants two floor, or choose to take their meals on the outdoor patio, where large red umbrellas and an invisible force field shield meals from the sunlight.
11000 NE 10th St.
Bellevue, Washington 98004Get Directions