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John Howie Steak
John Howie Steak

John Howie Steak Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood, 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 (425) 456-1892
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "The best way to describe the outstanding John Howie steak experience is to imagine the chefs and crew, the Sommelier, the service staff and the ambience of the restaurant step into the starting block each day as part of a world class relay team. The experience is seamlessly extraordinary. The food is delectable to the senses, e.g. the mesmerizing Tempura Bacon. You will enjoy the best the cuts of meat the world has to offer prepared to perfection. The wait staff takes "service with a smile" to the stratosphere. Simply put, they care! The tables are far enough apart to keep intimate discussions private. The wine list is impressive without attempting to be all things to all people. A 5-star gem!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Both the server and sommelier were friendly, informative, and helpful. The end-cut ribeye was among the best I've ever had. Consistently great."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great evening, very special. Food, atmosphere, service superb."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "A bit on the expensive side, but my wife and I love this restaurant. If you want a beef dinner, this is the place to go. You're steak will be cooked to perfection and will be delicious! Awesome side dishes too! Too bad there's no longer prime rib during the week..."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We've gone here several times for special occasions or when we just wanted a really good steak and we've never been disappointed. Great service, great people, great food!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great dinner with OUTSTANDING service! A very energetic place on Friday night."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was good, service was great too. We didn't get much of a view as we ended up getting seated in a quieter area. I would have enjoyed sitting next to the window but didn't request it but maybe next time. Perhaps the main area was full. Made for a quiet evening, which was fine as well. Oysters were delish and so were the steaks."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We celebrated our 19 year wedding anniversary here and it was perfect. It's gotten to the point where we don't even bother trying new restaurants. We just rotate between JHS and Seastar. You can't beat perfect!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My steak salad was delicious and seasoned superbly. The waitstaff was friendly, attentive and informative."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We sat along the windows and it was just beautiful! Very romantic. The service was amazing you definitely get what you pay for! The steak was perfect, the veggies were okay but you come for the steak so it was fine. A great date night place."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "What a great dining experience I had my first time at John Howie. We were a group of 7 - four of us Chefs. So, there was a lot of expectations; and they were more than lived up to. The Service was formal, but friendly. The food was delicious and presented in such a creative and enticing way. I cannot say enough how good this restaurant experience was; and I will recommend it to everyone I know. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I love John Howie steak and service. The inside of the dining room is very nice and clean and the staff are amazing. I couldn't ask for more. Be prepared to spend your $$$"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Have eaten at John Howie several times and always tend to be very consistent. Had the large porterhouse and it was great."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I have been hearing about the restaurant for a while and decided to give it a try. Very nice place and great service but the steak was not as impressive as I expected ( do a more flavorful one in my own BBQ from the one I buy is Costco). We had a 36 day and a 42 Day Aged cut and it was like any normal plain steak. Very diss appointed after spending 300 on a dinner for two"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at John Howie very much and look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I think this is 6 times I had lunch and dinner at John Howie. It is my pleasure to go there every single moment because the food and the services are perfect as how I expected."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary here as a special occasion. We both had the Filet Mignon, she had the USDA Prime and I had the American/Japanese crossbreed version, and we both absolutely loved it. Definitely the best Filet Mignon I've ever had. The ambience isn't quite as nice as Daniel's, but the Filet was better. I though it was a bit loud and it was hard to understand the waiter, but he really did a great job and the sommelier was great in helping us decide between the 3 Cabs we were deliberating over. We settled on the Abeja and it was very good."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "As always the service is top notch, the food is served with perfection and the quality and preparation of food is outstanding. No issues"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The staff are very well educated on the menu and food intolerances. They take it really seriously. The steak is amazing, and ask the server for recommendations on which one to get if you are overwhelmed. The lamb was just perfect, highly recommended. The server was extremely knowledgable and polite. The meal service was very quick, we certainly could have drawn it out if we wanted to, but we weren't drinking and we were there to eat. Its an expensive dinner, but well worth it for special occassions."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The drinks were great and our server was very nice and pointed out various items on the menu. The food was pretty good and overall we had a very nice time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went for our 31st wedding anniversary. We were treated well by waiter; the steaks were amazing (eye of rib best rib eye ever). The crab cakes were so yummy. The deep fried bacon everyone talks about...meh it's deep fried bacon. Highly recommend the Banana Foster, great show at table side and so yummy."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Need I say more? The sides are tasty,get lobster Mac n cheese"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great as usual! The staff is totally wonderful and are always on time to cater to your needs.... When you need something there is no long wait and I have noticed this even when the restaurant is totally busy! and the Wygu Beef is simply to die for!!!!!! My wife and I love John Howie's and we do our special occasions there. I have also heard wonderful things about the lunch as well."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "We ordered the australian wagyu steaks. They are a bit pricey but, I've never tasted a steak as creamy & flavorful as this. Definitely the best steak in town!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Each and every time we have gone to John Howie over the past several years, we have always left very happy with our decision to come here."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Recently had lunch there. Steak frites and steak salad at our table. The steak on both was quite fatty and poorly prepared. The salad was alright, very little cheese or dressing. Unusual, not what we've previously experienced. The service was great. Waiter and floor manager tried to make things better but if the food isn't there, then it's hard to make it right."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A colleague and I hit John Howie for lunch this week. I'm a fan of the prime sirloin steak with mushrooms. Our waiter arranged for the steak to be served "blue", or barely warm in the middle, and it was fabulous. I had asked for as rare as was legal. Service was solicitous, friendly, courteous and prompt. My only knock is that the nose level in the main dining room made it a little tough for me to hear the wait staff once I was seated."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great menu selection for lunch but definitely focused on beef as expected. Good for a business lunch as there is an organized professionalism to the ambience. Nice views through big windows. Food was a mixed bag. I had the sirloin with mushrooms which was excellent but my lunch partner's hanger steak (steak frites) was not that notable. Some high end 28, 35, and 42 days aged cuts are available but at astronomical prices. Apparently, you can also order the really good stuff, Wagyu beef, off the dinner menu if you are so inclined. Be prepared to sell your Maserati to pay for it though."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Need to try other steaks, had the sirloin one time it was totally awesome. Twice thereafter. Not so. Their side items are really special"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I just didn't like when the food was served to me, the server had his finger in my burger when placing the plate on the table. It kept me from enjoying my meal."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "John Howie restaurants consistently deliver the finest steak dining in this area. Far superior to the many chain steak restaruants in the area. If you want the best of the best, then John Howie is the stand out restaurant in Seattle metro area."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The table side Caesar is always a favorite and unlike other places our server asked if we had any dietary concerns, (for me bell Peppers of any color) so when I ordered the lobster chowder the server came back with alternatives based on Red Bell Pepper usage. The tomato soup was a nice alternative , not as good as Alexas diner in Bothell but good. At John Howie the Beef source is the selling point, my wife's Australian raised tenderloin didn't disappoint, however RibEye did, and regardless of the cooking temp instructions , Med Rare was inconsistent. Perfect for my wife and more toward med for mine. So overall i would come back for another occasion but more for the service than the food based on this trip."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A great hostess/server. She made the evening enjoyable dealing with the four of us. All the staff were great; some better than others but Rachel was really wonderful. Food was great. Recommendations were on par. We were having multiple celebrations so it was a good restaurant at which to celebrate."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "John Howie is THE best steakhouse in the Seattle area. I've been to all the top steakhouses (El Gaucho, Daniels Broiler, The Met, Canlis, etc.) and this is the place my husband and I go to for a special occasion. The food is always delicious and service is always impeccable. Yes, you pay for it, but again, it's a special occasion place for us. I recall at a previous position when we would have colleagues visiting from out of town who wanted to take our team to a meal and would always choose this place because it was even a favorite among non-locals. The one ding against the restaurant is I feel the price of their wines by the glass is a bit steep, but they do make up for it by generous pours. Always a highly recommended spot."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our first time visiting a John Howie Steakhouse, and after examining the menu we knew what was in store. Understandably, we arrived with fairly high expectations, and the restaurant and staff hit the mark on almost all accounts. Aside from an above average starch and some asparagus which was a little overcooked to my liking, the rest of the evening was outstanding. The steaks were fabulous, salad and chowder outstanding, and the beverage service top notch. The service was wonderful and we were pampered at every step."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I had an outstanding dining experience at John Howie Steak. The atmosphere here is romantic, staff was outstanding, and our server knew the menu well and made top-notch recommendations for steaks, sides and dessert! We both ordered our steaks off the fresh sheet, mine a 4 oz American Wagyu filet, and my husband's an 8 oz Zabuton, which we were not familiar with. I have never tasted steak this good. For sides we shared a wedge salad (delicious), lobster mashed potatoes (to die for) and asparagus with lemon hollandaise. Champagne and wine, and flourless chocolate lava cake. Nothing could be better. Highly recommend for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Amazing food and service. Highly recommend the tableside for 2"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "a late valentines dinner with my wife , a rare treat but excellent as always"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "John Howie Steak provides all the right little details and special touches - amuse bouche, fresh silverware for each course, attentive but not overly bearing service, and love the little chocolate truffle that gets sent home. The one caveat is that the meat is cooked on the rare side - their medium cooked steak is my rare - still red in the middle so helps to know this in advance. Our waiter suggested we consider the "meal for four" even though we were a table for two - turned out to be a great deal with soup/salad, steak, sides, and dessert at a price that was the same or less than two steaks a la carte. Definitely will be back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "They never cease to amaze at how above and beyond they go to make you happy. The food as always is amazing. Will continue to come back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014