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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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Have had a few bad dinners of late but this visit was like the old John Howie and we loved it."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "for this restaurant...not saying it isn't worth it but just saying that it would be for a special occasion for me"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Celebrating or son's good greats with a special dinner at John Howie steak. Excellent table side Caesar and our steaks were perfect. my wife appreciated the waiter's suggestion of the scallop appetizer for dinner. My absolute favorite though was the Yukon gold potato pancakes."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Where else can you choose between USDA Prime, American/New Zealand/Japanese Wagyu?"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food, great service, good wine and ambience is not bad. For steak lovers, a perfect place to dine you love to come back !"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We were seated in the passage way/hallway just as you first come into the main seating area and it is not a very good area to sit in our opinion, too much foot traffic to/from bar and restrooms, should've asked to be seated in the main seating area. Sitting where we did just felt uncomfortable, especially since we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Next time, we'll ask to be seated in the main area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food with (occasionally) less than attentive service."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Metropolitan Grill, Ruths Chris, Mortons, Daniels, El Gaucho (original and current) - this beats them all. Vast array of steak options on the menu as well as non-steak items. Presentation was extremely well done and not ostentatious at all. Service was fantastic will all wait staff being extremely friendly and attentive. Waiter even filled our water glasses rather than getting the person whose responsibility it was to do it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I eat here as regularly as my budget will allow and so that is the only draw-back. That being said, it's worth every dime! The food is always delicious, the service is impeccable (they re-fold your napkin if you go to the restroom!) and they never rush you. There is a bit of entertainment value (not super flashy but fun) if you order the tableside salads or desserts."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I have eaten here for dinner personally and for business and have never been disappointed. Amazing food paired with outstanding service is hard to beat. Well worth your money!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Of all the places to eat in the Seattle area, this was the right balance between elegance, exotic and comfort. The service was beyond outstanding and accompanied by an exceptional menu elegantly prepared and presented offered the most romantic, inviting experience I've had in the area, and perhaps the country. I will be returning many times and encourage my friends and colleagues to do the same."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "In our books, Nothing before has compared with the quality, service and deliciousness of the Metropolitan Grill . . . and then we came to John Howie and it is definitely on the same level as the Met . . . . also matches the prices!! lol"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I've asked to go to John Howie Steak for Father's Day the past two years. This year, we learned that my daughter has food allergies. The staff at John Howie Steak was extremely accomodating and worked with us to modify dishes to avoid any issues. We were extremely grateful for their willingness to work with us and make it a pleasurable experience for the whole family. This was all on top of the great food and great service that you'd expect from a great steak house."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The steak was excellent, everything else was meh. Sunday night, not crowded, and we're seated in a booth in the hall (we had reservations made weeks in advance). When spending $150.00+ pp on Dinner I expect to sit in the dining room. Starters of Tempura Fried Bacon (which was ok, but more of a gimmick than anything) and the Crab Cake (very nice). Caesar was very good. The steaks were excellent, as you would expect. Sides were mixed but ultimately didn't live up to the steak. Crème Brule and coffee to close were very good. Service was acceptable, but we did wait for the check."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A great break in the day, whether it's for wagyu rib eye or one of their signature burgers."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "a group of 6 went to lunch and the service could not have better and food was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had the bone in rib eye. Was quite delicious. The sides were good, (asparagus and yukon mashed swimming in delicious butter) but came out a bit cold and the sauces a tad coagulated. Still quite tasty, though. The wait staff was very friendly and quite knowledgeable and informative regarding the cuts of beef. The ambience left a little to be desired. I asked for a booth in my Opentable reservation and was a bit disappointed when it wasn't available (I requested a booth as it was our Anniversary and I mentioned I wanted a "romantic" experience). We were offered a "lovely window seat" which overlooked the freeway. Was not the romantic experience I was hoping for."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Staff was at another level of professionalism. 5 Star without hesitation. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is quite expensive. However, as compared with its peers in Bellevue and Seattle it is head and shoulders above the rest. The service was very personable and not at all haughty, the steak was exquisite, you could drown in the wine and cocktail list, and the ambiance was absolutely perfect. It may not be as well known as El Gaucho or the Met Grille, but we would rather go here any time."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our dining experience was exceptional at John Howie Steak! We had always heard it was great. Now we know first hand what a wonderful place it is. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Always enjoyable. Foid is good, the decor lacks flavor. Looks like a diner. Lobster salad is good to try, twice baked potato looks great(didn't have it) depending on the type of steak u get it could be good to great"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Always a good meal here. Lobster salad is very good, I usually ask to add more greens. Potato cakes delish(with caviar of course!) steak is good and the flourless choc dessert is a must!!!!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "service was impeccable, wine recommendations outstanding and the tableside prep was great "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Had a great anniversary dinner, tried a couple of the different steak options. Sides were great too. Service was off the charts outstanding - attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Had happy hour appetizers and drinks in the bar beforehand - great value in a more uptempo atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had a very good experience! Menu was varied and pleasantly interesting. Very good efficient service."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We are very disappointed this time when we went back to John Howie. We have ordered a Family Dinner for 4 and picked the 26 oz USDA Prime Chateaubriand. The steak came out very very salty, believed when it get marinated, the chef put too much salt. We asked for medium rare. The edge of the steak was dried and tough. The manager apologized and make us another chateaubriand but that is not the point. With a restaurant famous for its steak, this shouldn't have happened. The lobster potato salad was not as good as it used to be. Considered the price we paid we can go some other steak house or restaurants around the block and get better food quality. Really, really really, very disappointed."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We all agreed that this was the best steak that you can get in the Seattle area!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "John Howie is our favorite! Food is Spectacular! Wait staff is Excellent!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We always dine at John Howie for special occasions and the staff made our birthday visit memorable. The food was excellent and the warm, attentive staff was great as always. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful experience at John Howie Steak. We ordered the oysters to start then American Wagyu (Filet and Sirloin) with their famous Mac & Cheese (Beecher's Flagship Reserve Cheddar) and lobster mashed potatoes. BTW, I am still dreaming about that mac and cheese. The food was top notch and the service even better. Absolutely no complaints, will definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "An amazing dinner with friends, fabulous food and outstanding service (Mark M)... Cannot wait to be back... Just wish they had a rewards program!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Food was very good - but not better than what you might pay elsewhere for less in my opinion at other Bellevue establishments like Bis on Main or even John Howie's Seastar restaurant. Ambiance is nice. Service was outstanding. They went out of their way to make us feel special for celebrating our recent marathon completion and anniversary both. Overall a great time but hard to justify the price. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Took the wife and kids for Mother's day. Wife's steak was supposed to be med. well, came back very well done. My steak was supposed to be a American Waygu Sirloin, turned out to be a filet, also cooked well done. This is the first time this has happened, the manager and server took care of the issue and offered a free desert and took my steak off the bill. Good service always wins repeat customers, even after a fail."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Dinner at John Howie has become a "travel tradition" for us whenever we visit Seattle. We enjoy the ambience, service and above all, the excellent steaks! We've tried "famous" steak houses in other cities, but none has come close to the level of John Howie. It must be that you have set the bar so high that the "others" cannot hope to achieve your level of excellence! We look forward to seeing you again, but until then we'll have fond memories of yet another fantastic dining experience to tide us over. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "~ cooked to perfection. Staff attentive to detail. Probably best buy would be the Filet Oscar (may be listed a bit differently). Bring ample funds for payment. Great for a special evening out (;"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Good prices for the food and service you receive. Good bar ambience."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This was one of the best steak dinners I have ever had, service was by the most professional I have ever experienced with chefs and wait staff going out of their way to make sure we had a pleasant and memorable night."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Overall a decent food list but, the at table preparation was extraordinary. Very well presented dishes. Janette was knowledgeable and friendly. Very nice staff, and excellent cocktails. Steak was prepared well and the lamb was superb. I am not much on Steak houses as they tend to be very much alike...John Howie lives up to a excellent reputation. Recommend dishes that are prepared at the table as it expands the dining experience and is plain fun! Did not participate in the dessert round as we were too full and satisfied. Well done. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "This was our first time at John Howie steak, and they lived up to their reputation. My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary @ John Howie Steak and it was wonderful! We each had a Filet Mignon and they were cooked perfect. It was a nice relaxing dinner, and our waiter was great. Will definitely be going again."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Used to be a good steak house 35 day aged New York looked great bad cut tough texture service with an attitude Corporate dinner with guests Our waiter did not seem to really care that we had $70 steaks that tasted like leather saddle"
    Dined on 5/6/2014