Christmas Eve is quickly approaching — have you made dinner reservations in Kirkland or Redmond yet? Because if you’re looking to skip the cooking and cleaning, you should get on it.

Of course, we at Bellevue’s finest weed retailer believe almost any experience can be taken to the next level with the aid of our cannabis products. Even if smoking isn’t your thing, Belmar carries plenty of edible and other products. And on that note, we’ve created a list of local restaurants we feel would be excellent paired with good old marijuana. Bon appétit!

Anthony’s Homeport135 Lake Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033

With dinner starting at 4PM on Christmas Eve, Anthony’s flagship seafood restaurant has been serving Kirkland since 1975. When you enter the building, you will quickly see this establishment provides great food as well as wonderful views of the waterfront. Known for its fresh fish and sustainable practices, this is an excellent choice for an intimate holiday dinner with your loved ones.

Volterra121 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033

With numerous positive reviews, this downtown Kirkland Tuscan-Inspired restaurant is offering a special Christmas Eve tasting menu alongside their regular dinner menu. Four courses of amazing food with an expansive wine list to scour for the perfect course complement. Be sure to make reservations.

Blu Sardinia8862 161st Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052

With the headline “eat well, live well,” this Italian restaurant won a Diners’ Choice Award this year from Opentable.com and it’s easy to see why. They showcase the food of Sardinia, an Italian island located in the Mediterranean. Whether you’re looking for seafood, steak or bright dishes of vegetables…be sure to check out this restaurant.

Trellis220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033 

Located in the Heathman Hotel in beautiful downtown Kirkland, Trellis offers ingredients directly from Chef Brian Scheehser’s very own Woodinville farmland. Priding itself on its fresh ingredients, Trellis is a bit on the pricier end, which is why I recommend smoking some cannabis from BelMar beforehand. Save on wine costs and heighten your olfactory experience.

We hope this list helped you, because it’s amazing how the holidays can allow things to fall through the cracks. Just remember to stop by our downtown Bellevue weed shop and stock up on all your cannabis needs.

Merry Christmas! We look forward to saying hello!