John Howie Steak
John Howie Steak

John Howie Steak

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.johnhowiesteak.com/
  • Phone: 4254400880
  • 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
191 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (146)fit for foodies (97)notable wine list (95)romantic (78)good for groups (50)great for lunch (33)vibrant bar scene (31)hot spot (29)scenic view (28)neighborhood gem (19)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (9)late-night find (9)Show More
  • Birthday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We planned a surprise birthday lunch for 6 people at noon. Our table was nice but our server was abrupt and did not have a friendly demeanor. I got the impression he was annoyed that we did not order alcoholic beverages. I ordered the Steakhouse Salad with medium rare for the steak. The steak was over cooked and unseasoned which I thought was disappointing for a "steak house". Our server disappeared for quite a while. I had asked for two desserts to be brought to the table for the birthday. The desserts were finally brought with no offer for coffee or tea, which we wanted. One of the guests had to go to the host to find our server to get the check. Pretty disappointing for that caliber of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great - except it felt like we were dining in a hallway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for visiting family
    wuzzle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We wanted to have a special family dinner and this place more than fit the bill! The service as always was stellar, the table side services added a perfect touch (tableside Caesar, Prime Rib for 2 and Cherries Jubilee). Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent
    PjacrouxVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    John Howie Steak has become out go-to fine dinning experience. Food, service ambiance is near perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent quality,but expensive.
    fuch118
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The quality of the food and service was excellent. Prices are fairly expensive for steaks by comparison of leading steak resturants around the coutry. A quality aged but steak runs about 20% premium over the top steak places in NYC by comparison. If your willing to pay the premium you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love John Howie Steak
    DougandAmyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We've been there several times- Food is wonderful, Service is exceptional, restraunt is clean and great to go to. Just love it here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We come back every year for our anniversary! The staff and the food are excellent, we will continue to come back over and over again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegance & Excellence... with Steak
    PNWTraveler
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I always enjoy John Howie Steak - the food, service and ambiance are always excellent. Our recent visit was another hit: a great wine list with a number of affordable as well as exceptional wines, paired with amazing appetizers (crab fritters were a hit), a great American Wagyu steak and *the* best prime rib in town... plus excellent sides and desserts. Hands down, the best steak in town, and premier staff: Rodrigo was professional and welcoming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beyond expectations
    danny
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here. We were treated to an evening of exquisite flavors and exemplary service. Thank you for a truly memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    FoodfunVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is a good choice for a special occasion for lunch or dinner. Food is expensive but very good. Service is excellent!!!!! Not much of a view unless you enjoy looking at the freeway.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a nice dinner
    mattg
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Had an excellent steak and excellent service to go with it. All requests were granted and the wait staff was friendly, not stiff at all. Large wine and spirit selection including a very nice scotch list. Great special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mike S
    mike
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food and service are excelant and I would recommend this place to everyone. It is a dining experience, not just a meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thought it would be better
    VickiT
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had Salmon Bisque (on the house to "get our pallettes going") - Bisque-like but too salty. Appetizers - Dungeness Crab and Shrimp Chowder -- too creamy, tasted corn, 2 cocktail shrimp, no crab or crab taste. Iceberg Wedge salad OK. Dinner: Chateaubriand -- Cooked right. They drowned it in the sauce which totally overpowered the flavor of the meat. Sides: French Fried Potatoes (french fries) with aoili dipping sauce - VERY good. Beecher's Flagship Mac & Cheese -- Crusted Topping good. The actual Mac & Cheese pasta in oil (gross). Desserts: Sorbet sampler -- Best thing on the menu. Salted Caramel and Chocolate Ganache Tart -- Yum! (Would go back for desserts!) Service: Waiter rarely checked on us unless he was serving the next round.
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  • Perfect!
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful as always! Our favorite place to celebrate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service
    Dolphin
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Evan was our waiter and he knew it was our first anniversary. Evan and the staff were fabulous in making our dinner experience one we will talk about for years. Had a wonderful time! The food and service was the best we have ever experienced. We wil be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food, Amazing Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Chateaubriand is a must! Malbec pairing is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner Experience
    Beebman
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner experience. The service was friendly, great and knowledgable. The food was excellent. The restaurant dining room was very attractive. The only caution is be prepared to spend a few dollars. We will definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Steaks!
    KodiakUSVet
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food, service, and atmosphere are top notch and can't be beat. The 40 ounce Porterhouse is a great deal for 2 people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The best food I've had in a long time. Waitstaff was remarkable, the ambiance was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Fabulous Dining Experience
    Tony
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had been longing to try John Howie Steak and a must honestly say that it exceeded my expectation. I’ve been to some great steak restaurants in the PNW. John Howie Steak is definitely in the Top 3 if not the best of all. They have a magnificent selection of steaks. The Wagyu beef is especially tasty. The steaks arrive at your table perfectly prepared and seasoned. Their side dishes are stars by them self. The lobster mashed potatoes are a must have. The restaurant also has a wide selections of wines that fit every price point. Service is 5 star. The staff is very engaging and attentive without being “clingy”. The knowledge of their beef and the various preparation techniques is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was impeccable and food was amazing. We will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG - Best Dinner in My Life!!!
    Calais08VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was the most AMAZING dinner ever! Both the water and food servers (both awesome) recommended the Tempura Fried Kurobuta Bacon with Sambal Maple Dipping Sauce (maple syrup, soy sauce and chili pepper). It was TO...DIE...FOR!! Our palates were cleansed with a little creamy, delicious Lobster Bisque. Mmmmmm! I had the 8 oz Filet Mignon and Maine Lobster Mashed Potatoes. Again, TO...DIE...FOR!! There were HUGE pieces of Maine Lobster in the mashed potatoes which were covered with the same creamy, delicious Lobster Bisque. I ate half my meal to save room for dessert - Bourbon Soaked Black Cherry Bread Pudding (black cherries, caramelized pears, toasted hazelnuts, caramel, and Maker's Mark ice cream). Again, TO...DIE...FOR!! Still in Heaven!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy, great ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great place for celebrations, reunions or simply trying aged steak. Excellent service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome prime rib
    woan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Favorite dish is definitely the Prime Rib. Unfortunately I discovered the hard way that it is only available on Friday and Saturday. What's with that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Food & Service
    RonS
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We live a ways from the restaurant so it is always a treat when we come to town and dine here. We have never yet had anything but the best service and the food is well plated, the correct temperature and tastes delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Anniversary Dinner!
    PeterS01
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I decided to take my wife somewhere different for our anniversary this year, and I'd always heard great things about John Howie and his restaurants. The things I'd heard fell utterly short of reality. The service was fantastic, the food was phenomenal. We stuffed ourselves until we couldn't eat another bite--the food was so good we would gladly of kept going if we could have. We started with the tableside prepared Caesar salad. My wife had the Filet, cooked to perfection. I tried the 42-day dry aged rib-eye steak. It was like nothing I've ever eaten before--exquisite! We shared a side of Yukon Gold potato cakes with Creme Fraische. At that point we had to tap out...no room left for dessert. Simply Amazing Dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced
    BossJock
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    After hearing great reviews this was a disappointment. Good but not outstanding food, slow service, and boring ambiance was our impression.
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  • Awesome
    darkmn75
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    No other way to say it, everything was simply awesome, from the people, the food, the atmosphere, it was just perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was great, service was great, noise level: a 10 out of 10.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • John Howie's? Simply amazing!
    BellevueJim
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Although I've eaten numerous time at John Howie's other exceptional restaurant, SeaStar, this was my first visit to the steakhouse. The bar had already been set high, and I'm happy to say that the steakhouse reached that standard, easily. Service, ambience, and food were all exceptional – I started in the bar with appetizers (deviled eggs ) and a drink, and then moved into the dining room. I had an amazing baseball-style top sirloin, mushrooms and twice baked potato. The dinner was very filling, so my only regret is that I didn't have room to try any of the amazing desserts. Although fairly spendy, I will certainly return to John Howie Steak in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was our Anniversary, and we had excellent service! The food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST SERVICE EVER
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Dylan was the best server we ever had. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak!
    jhcruzin
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A range of selections. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Right up there with the Met!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    alih
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was the first time we had tried John Howie. We were celebrating our 20 year anniversary. The waitress suggested a combination steak in order to try two difference kinds of beef. We were glad to have tried both, but did love the Wagyu Beef the best. The roasted corn and potato cakes were delicious as well. For dessert, the salted caramel tart was delicious! All staff were so attentive and helpful throughout the dining experience. We would suggest John Howie for others who really want to enjoy a special night out.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good but not $250
    BellevueEast
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    First, we had great service from all the wait staff. But the food and the price simply do not match up. We split everything and had one of the cheapest wines on the menu, but the meal came to $250 (2 people). For that, we need a knockout steak and other dishes. That didn't happen. Everything was good, but not great.
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  • Top steaks
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a wonderful evening for my wife's birthday. The food was fantastic(especially the filets we had). The only thing I wish it had was a better view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was my second time there, but this time I didn't get treated as nicely as the first time I was there. We celebrated our anniversary there that night, but the waitress didn't ask us about whether we're celebrating anything. We wore something more casual, so she probably just assumed that we aren't celebrating anything. She also treated other guests better because they dressed up. I don't think I enjoyed being treated differently, and I will not go there again. The food was just okay, definitely not special anymore. You think you would be treated fairly when you go to fancy restaurants, but unfortunately that's not the case.
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  • Great Choice
    MelMaree
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our food was amazing and the staff was very attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Can't wait to come back and sit in the bar! Looks like a great happy hour!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner Success
    Sapolon
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went to John Howie for my husband's birthday with another couple this year and this restaurant did not disappoint! The service was absolutely perfect and the food was divine. The husband got a free full-size dessert of his choice which we were all able to share. The price of the food is pretty high, albeit worth it, so we were happy to have found a Groupon.
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    special occasion
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  • Give it an 8 out of 10
    Archerology
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    While the service was tip top, my wife and I found the food to be good but not one of the greatest dining experiences ever. There are certain restaurants like SeaStar and Wild Ginger where the food is as memorable as the company. The appetizers were really great, but being a bit of a grill master myself, the steak wasn't anything amazing. Not for the $50+ we paid for each entree. The drinks were incredible and the dessert was outstanding, but the main part of the meal was just okay. If you don't cook steak yourself, then you probably would have rated it higher than this, but I expected a mouth watering experience and just got a good (not great) steak. April, our server, was probably one of the best servers we have ever had. Top marks!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.