John Howie Steak
John Howie Steak

John Howie Steak

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.johnhowiesteak.com/
  • Phone: (425) 440-0880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30 - 11:00, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Mark Hipkiss
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have two private rooms available to take care of your needs. Both rooms can accomodate presentations viewed through 50" plasma flat screens, just bring in your lap top and plug in. Our Magnum room can accomodate up to 16 guests, and our Jeroboam room can accomodate up to 32 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two private dining rooms at John Howie Steak. One room can seat up to 16 guests, and the second room can seat up to 32 guests. Both are equipped with Internet access and 50" plasma flat screens.
  • Private Party Contact: Laurel Dosch 4254561892
  • Entertainment: Happy hour, which is available exclusively in our lounge takes place everyday from 3PM to 6PM and our popular “Happy Hour after dark “ is Monday – Thursday 9:00pm-11:00PM and Friday and Saturday from 9:00PM to Midnight.
  • Special Events: Happy hour, which is available exclusively in our lounge takes place everyday from 3PM to 6PM and our popular “Happy Hour after dark “ is Monday – Thursday 9:00pm-11:00PM and Friday and Saturday from 9:00PM to Midnight.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 112 th Ave NE
  • Public Transit: Bellevue transit center.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking and self parking are available for John Howie Steak which is located inside the Bravern complex.Valet parking is a $7 charge with a 3 hour validation. Self parking is complimentary for 3 hours with validation.
A word from John Howie Steak
"Recently voted Readers' Choice "Best Steak" in Seattle Magazine"
Chef/restaurateur John Howie's definitive NW steak house, serving custom-aged USDA Prime steaks, American Wagyu Beef, Australian "A5" Fullblood Waygu beef, Japanese "A5" 100% Wagyu beef, fresh seasonal Pacific fish and seafoods, wild foraged mushrooms, and locally sourced fruits and vegetables. John Howie Steak features two wood fired grills, mesquite charcoal and applewood that add subtle flavors to the foods. The wine list features a "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator. Enjoy classic and seasonal specialty cocktails, or the world’s finest single-malt scotch, bourbons and fine cognacs in the lounge. Two beautifully appointed private dining rooms are available for meetings or special occasions.
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John Howie Steak reviews from OpenTable diners
204 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (167)fit for foodies (114)notable wine list (110)romantic (94)good for groups (69)vibrant bar scene (49)hot spot (39)great for lunch (36)scenic view (31)neighborhood gem (28)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • First time . . . last time?
    Seatoader
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was outstanding, the service top notch, but the price tag came with it. I can't imagine dining here for anything other than a VERY special occasion where you plan to drop a bundle of cash. For the price we paid for 2 people, we could have gone 3 times to a favorite local steak house that has spectacular food and still had a bottle of wine each time and an amazing steak without paying for all of the sides and salad. I'm glad I had the opportunity to try the restaurant, but truly can't imagine going back because the price is ridiculously high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love it!
    Belle
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I love this restaurant , and though it's expensive, it never failed us. This time we took a filet which was amazing, and my friend took a salmon. I usually don't like to order fish or chicken in a steak restaurant , but she said it was very good. So was the cauliflower that we chose to accompany the meal. (I likes less the mushrooms though) We might have taken a loan to have this dinner (just kidding...) but it was worth it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little pricey but overall a great experience
    nwstar509
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    First time for us, so we had to try the steaks. The beef tartar prepared at tableside was exceptional. The steaks were wonderful. Cooked properly, rare for me and well done for my wife so both sides of the spectrum were checked. The vegetable dishes that we ordered (asparagus and chanterelle mushroom) were mediocre and we will not order them again. Recommend trying the combination steak entrees - gives a great tasting experience comparing two types of beef. Service was outstanding, by the waiter and support staff - all were prompt, friendly and expert in their jobs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eugene
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The prosciutto in the scallop dish was extremely salty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, as always!
    firefighter
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We save John Howie's for special occasions, it never disappoints. The service is always exceptional, the food spectacular and the dessert to die for! I am grateful to Open Table for the opportunity to request reservations and also ask for "special requests" such as a window table. John Howie was able to accommodate the request for a window table. The staff always goes above and beyond and is incredibly helpful with recommendations. The filet mignon Oscar-style was amazing, the lobster mashed potatoes were mouth watering. The Australian Ribeye steaks were like butter! We will continue to save John Howie's for our special occasions, this is a true gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak!
    ProfessionaleaterVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    For sure one of my very best steak experiences, 42 day dry aged ribeye was terrific. My server recommended medium rare for the amount of marbling. Great recommendation! Terrific wedge salad though the chewy lardon could be cut smaller, roasted beet salad was fabulous with a perfectly aged slice of Humbolt Fog goat cheese. Terrific tempura bacon with maple syrup sauce! Overly salty amuse bouche of smoked salmon bisque however was not so amusing. Sunday evening visit the wait staff was getting too relaxed and less punctual with too much casual conversation between themselves resulting in 4 star service instead of 5. Overall a much better experience than I have at overly stuffy East Coast "traditional steakhouses".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    durkastani
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    John Howie Steak is the end of the line. I like to easy out but nowhere else I've been even comes close to the experience I have there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The service was impeccable. My husband ordered the rack of lamb and was only slightly disappointed at the amount of 'smoke' flavor. Brussel sprouts were outstanding and for those who ordered steak, they were not disappointed. I had the steak salad which is one of my favorite combinations of flavors. All in all, a very wonderful meal. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Atttention to Service
    bwollow
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We celebrated a birthday at John Howie and were impressed by the friendly and impeccable attention to service. Each staff member anticipated our every need and made the experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch
    SnackArtist
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food here is so delicious! Perfectly cooked, plated and served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place for steak
    AlyRVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    They cool their steaks to perfection. Make sure you try out their special salts with your steak, especially the black salt from Kona, Hawaii!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    matt
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Always a pleasure here. Everything is perfect. Service, food, ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    gohawks
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great east side steak dining experience! Wife and I had a great meal from appetizers to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food2Happy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. From the people who greet you to the serving staff, I always have a great time at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time, but won't be the last
    pickyeaters
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We recently had a birthday dinner here and everything about John Howie was impressive. The food (mm..the seared scallops), drinks, & especially the service were 2nd to none. Great overall expedience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Variety
    snoozerk
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Brought clients from Anchorage and they were very impressed with the options. One member of our group is vegetarian and John Howie has a separate menu just for vegetarians. Everything was off the charts delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Howie Impresses Again!
    WAFoodie
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My wife, 16 month old daughter, and I went here for our 8th anniversary. The steaks were perfect as were the steak tartar, spinach salad, and the sides. We would have enjoyed desert too but the little one was getting tired. We have always enjoyed John Howies and will certainly be coming back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Special Occasion
    Badkarma
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Staff was professional with out being condescending. Brian was our server and could not be more helpful. Food was told notch. This is the place for steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    SeaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This has been my go-to place for business lunches since it opened and it is always excellent. Great food and great service! Our family also comes here for birthday dinners, anniversaries, special occasions. Never disappoints. Staff is fantastic. My favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding steaks
    Dennis
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This is the best restaurant for steak lovers in the Northwest, none of the franchise steak houses can measure up to the John Howie restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My sister's bday
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We took my sister here for an early dinner and were BLOWN AWAY. The food was incredible. We had to have a second order of tempura bacon! The steak was not only cooked perfectly, but it was the best steak that I've ever had. I have been to a ton of steak houses, I couldn't believe how great all of the food was. We had two different veggie dishes, both were incredible. We each had our steaks prepared with different sauces. UNREAL. Then to top it off, the service was impeccable. They took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    meber99
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Continue to go for lunch and dinner. One of the best steakhouses for sure. Lunch, the steak salad is fantastic. Dinner, always go bone-in steak and never disappointed. Thanks for another great restuarant John Howie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • top notch
    Pete71
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    sophisticated service, impeccable food, great for business meeting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John Howie Wowie!
    Grmz09
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent service. Prompt with serving our food and the best burgers, steak ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    sbmaui
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Outstanding Menu, Preparation and Service. Noisy.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful lunch
    GG2014VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch. Excellent service. So professional!!! 2 of us had the crab and shrimp cobb and the other had the asian salad and both were delicious. We shared the salted caramel chocolate shortbread dessert. That should win an award. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    BillWizard
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    As a virtual company we conduct a lot of business over lunch. John Howie Steak provides an extremely beneficial contribution to our image as well as a care free dining experience. The consistency of exceptional food and the high quality of service mirrors how we strive to serve our Clients. The low wait staff turnover creates a near co-worker environment that shows through to our Clients. Every meeting is enjoyable and John Howie Steak is a lot less expensive than rent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Bean
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was amazing. Service was good but not very personalable.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CHris
    JuanitaVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    John Howies food, especially there steaks, is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Birthday!
    DavidRVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My husband and I celebrated his 69th birthday with lunch at John Howie! It was amazing! Our server, JP, was exceptional, the manager/sommelier was knowledgeable and knew which Brunello wine would meet our tastes. And we can't say enough about the food. We always have a wonderful time at John Howie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • American Wagyu Cap Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Best steak house in the pacific nw? I'd say so. Get the cap steak. Do it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    andrew
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Incredible food, service was amazing, and very reasonable for the quality food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great as always
    AliM
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    One of the best steak house in town! Highly recommend bone in filet with side of Mac and cheese
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Consistent
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Service and food are always consistently good! I brought my kids and they were very accomondating. They treated them like grown ups and catered to our every needs. The kids thought their beecher's Mac n Cheese was the best they ever had.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a fantastic meal!
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    John Howie is always a fantastic meal for both steak and non-steak lovers alike. Every dish we have tried is always delicious and the service is always top notch. From the cocktails to dessert, the entire meal was delightful. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous filet mignon
    DaneD
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We tried both the USDA filet and the Wagyu, both were great, but the Wagyu was amazingly tender. The mashed potatoes were addictive. The vegetable sides are good, but nothing special. I also really appreciated that the chairs were comfortable enough to stay and enjoy your meal in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was EXCELELENT!! Our desert was the best part of our night. Alittle pricey but expected. Not much of a varity on menu, but if its for steak you do! Will definately do HH here but probably not dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • John Howie another great dinner
    foodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had another great dining experience at John Howie. Everyone working there was very friendly and attentive. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu options and made some great suggestions. The Brussels sprouts they suggested were delicious. Our steaks were prepared perfectly and were scrumptious. All the added touches, chocolates at the end of our dinner complete our awesome dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crellybelly
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    By far, my favorite steak house in the Seattle area. Love the food, the staff, and the entire dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Going in we knew this place was up there in price, but we wanted to compare it to El Gaucho which we love. The service was great right when we got there but after our appetizers I think we saw our waitress once (we had to get up and ask a manager for our check). Their current specialty steaks are way too fatty and TINY (for $120 each), the portions were described very poorly and the overall ambiance was cheesy (untucked shirts and/or shorts everywhere). We'll stick to El Gaucho.
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