Race Weekend Dining Guide

August 31, 2022

This Labor Day weekend, whether you’re looking to eat clean or carbo-load for the big race, The Bellevue Collection has the best bites around. Here are some must-try spots to grab a meal.

Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão is famous for its rich atmosphere, Brazilian-inspired cuisine, and broad variety of culinary choices. By allowing each diner to curate their own plate, Fogo provides a great dining option for groups with varied tastes and nutrition goals. Cuts of beef, chicken, lamb and pork are cooked in traditional Brazilian churrasco style, while the Market Table offers fresh seasonal choices including multiple salads.

Fogo’s ability to specifically cater to vegetarians as well as those who eat a protein-heavy diet makes it a great spot for those looking to feed a group. Each member of the party can fill their plate with the mains and sides of their choice without sacrificing the ambience and flavors that make up the Fogo experience.

Fogo de Chão is located on the first level of Lincoln Square North. Reserve your table here.


Venture into Bellevue Square for a quick and healthy meal from Freshii. An option that’s easy to eat on the go, Freshii offers house-made superfood smoothies, wraps, salads, bowls and soups. Freshii’s food is designed with nutrition and energy in mind, and each meal is prepared and packaged with eco-friendly and biodegradable materials.

Favorites include the Kale Caesar (made with kale, quinoa, crispy chickpeas, parmesan cheese, hemp seeds, lime, and Greek yogurt dressing), which can be served as a salad or in a wrap and the Pangoa Burrito (brown rice, avocado, aged cheddar, cherry tomatoes, black beans, corn, cilantro and bbq sauce) which is a high-protein option that can also be served as a bowl.

Freshii is located on the second level of Bellevue Square, next to Auntie Anne’s.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

If you’re looking for delicious carbs leading up to the race, look no further than Maggiano’s. The Chicago-founded Italian restaurant is famous for its pasta with options for dine in and take out. Enjoy favorites like lasagna, ravioli, baked ziti, fettucine, and spaghetti, all of which can be substituted with gluten-free or whole wheat pasta options. The menu also includes beef, chicken, and seafood-based dishes, as well as an extensive wine list.

Maggiano’s is located on the first level of Lincoln Square North, across from Paddy Coyne’s.

MIX Poke Bar

Located right along the race route, MIX Poke bowls are a fresh and delicious option for a quick bite. Each bowl is built in five easy steps, with three bowl sizes to choose from. Protein options include ahi tuna, salmon, spicy tuna, tako, chicken, shrimp, tofu or avocado, and each bowl offers a different number of protein combinations. Add a variety of mix-ins, sauces and other toppings to create the bowl you crave.

MIX Poke Bar is located in Fountain Court, outside Macy’s at Bellevue Square.

Tavern Hall

With a broad menu of favorites, including 20+ varieties of beer, Tavern Hall is the perfect place to load up on your favorites. Indulge in burgers and fries, soft pretzels, or brick oven flatbread, or take the healthier route with avocado toast, fish tacos, soup, or salad. An ample kid’s menu, shuffleboard tables and 30 flat screen televisions make it a family-friendly choice before or after the big run.

Standout bites include the hearty Grand Hall salad which tops beef tenderloin with seasonal greens, tomatoes, bacon, crispy onion strings and blue cheese dressing, and the Sesame Steelhead Bowl made with sesame-glazed steelhead, spiced quinoa, roasted beets, kale, shiitake mushrooms, and edamame.

Tavern Hall is located on the third level of The Lodge at Bellevue Square, next to the sky bridge to Lincoln Square. Avoid the line and get your party on the Tavern Hall Waitlist, here.


Looking for something else to eat? The Bellevue Collection’s Dining District has over 50 options to choose from. Visit our Dining Directory here.


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