The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
The Depot Restaurant - Seaview

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://depotrestaurantdining.com/
  • Phone: 3606427880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Lalewicz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Catering: Most catering is done on site as described above under Private Parties. We cater appetizers for offsite events.
  • Special Events: Wine Dinners are held October through June including our October Wild Mushroom Dinner, November Lewis & Clark Wild Game Dinner, Valentines Savory and Sweet Dinner and spring time Italian and French wine dinners. Wednesday is Burger Nite Mid October - Mid June.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: L Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: OK to park on the street as well around The DEPOT
A word from The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
The Depot Restaurant - Seaview features casual fine dining offering a Chef's Table to watch owner Chef Michael Lalewicz perform his magic from a display kitchen. The covered heated deck adds outdoor seating. A northwest and international wines list offers 16 wines by the glass and six microbrews on-tap. This 125 year old train station from the peninsula's Clamshell Railroad feels like a French Bistro especially when seated at the 9 seat counter reminding one of the Orient Express. Northwest Palate claims "Lalewicz has food angels in the kitchen" and food writer Gerry Frank of the Oregonian declares "the Depot is one of the best Dinner Houses in the Northwest"
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Depot Restaurant - Seaview reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (9)romantic (7)fit for foodies (7)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (3)good for groups (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Outstanding
    Sesch77
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Every item on the menu is crafted in such a mindful fashion, utilizing the best local seafood, meats, and vegetables. Simply delicious. The chef really knows what he is doing! Try the signature red wine--awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seaview Dining
    Kris
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Staying in Seaview, we were so pleased to walk a few blocks to the Depot Restaurant. Our friends, staying further up the Long Beach peninsula, joined us one evening at the Depot and our party of eight enjoyed an evening of excellent sea food options and wine options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    MaestroJ
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Depot. The service was friendly and attentive to our needs. The chef altered one of the day's special meals to accommodate food allergies and create a wonderful alternative. The Salmon was served with a balsamic reduction that was presented with a crisp exterior and moist and delicious interior. This was served with wild rice with added ingredients which made it interesting and delicious. Vegetables were cooked al dente, just the way we prefer them. The local oysters were served with a delicious aioli. The dual sorbet desert was a refreshing and not too sweet end of a fine meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegance and Private
    LetzDine
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    For a dinning experience with romance, class , personal attention and amazing food. Weather your celebrating, romancing or in need of imagination. Alone, best friend, or that special one while in the area make the experience memorable! You won't regret you're choice & by looking at the menu Open Table provides. Steak perfect to order, sides that taste like part of the meal not a plate filler or leftover. Thank you All from OPEN TABLE, Nancy & Staff! ***** Adopted Daughter
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Vassar77
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Consistently one of the best restaurants on the Oregon Coast. We've tried hundreds of different versions of clam chowder, but haven't found any that are better than what the Depot serves. On this particular visit, I ordered the salmon special, which was excellent (usually, I order their amazing Southern Comfort Pork). You can't go wrong with any item on the menu. Service is professional but friendly. Atmosphere is cozy, intimate and informal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 48 reviews are from the The Depot Restaurant - Seaview reviews archive.
  • Local gem
    munichgirl
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The Depot is a gem of a restaurant, worth a trip to The Long Beach Peninsula even if the kites aren't flying or the clams showing. There is always something interesting on the menu, a great wine selection, and attentive staff. I was able to make a reservation, jump in the car and drive down the beach from Ocean Park in time for Burger Night (off-season only). I received a call-back from the restaurant to verify that I knew it was Burger Night, since they do not serve their full menu on that night. On Burger Night, you fill out your order for beef, buffalo or portabello, any variety of interesting toppings (I chose buffalo, avocado and bleu cheese) and choice of regular fries or sweet potato fries (maybe the best I've ever had!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice overall experience
    Marih
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were in town staying at the China Beach Retreat (owned an operated by the Shelburne Inn). Since we were staying a few days, we asked David Campiche (Shelburne) where in town besides he's own restaurant that he'd recommend. He suggested The Depot. Of course being an award-winning chef, he KNOWS food. The Depot was an amazing experience top to bottom. Great service in the front of the house, and beautifully prepared and plated food from the back of the house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wednesday Night Burger Night rules
    techdog
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Burger Night is fantastic. Great food, always fantastic service. I highly recommend going to burger night during the off season. You can top your burgers with most anything from Jalapenos to mushrooms to pineapple to an egg. The buffalo burger is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfect every time
    somethingnice
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Amazing food, perfect intimate ambiance, great service.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for oysters & clams!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Don't pass up the oysters 'scargot! The preparation is brilliant, featuring local fresh oysters in garlic lime butter, do much better than snails! The Clamshell Railroad Clam Chowder was a tasty combination of fresh Willapa Bay steamers and chopped ocean razor clams, garlic, potatoes and leeks. My husband has the excellent daily seafood special of panseared rockfish topped with luscious crimini mushroom cream sauce. Though 2 additional small plates were my dinner, we only had room to taste a scoop if homemade blackberry sorbet for dinner, though the orders of chocolate almond tarts at adjacent tables looked divine! It is a place where the non-seafood entrees also sounded great but we has to take advantage of the fresh local seafood.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute little 5 star gem!
    Masayo
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We found this place on one of our clam dig trips. Cute place but most of all, great fine dining food and wine. This coming from an experienced foodie! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as usual
    jgbrinkVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Visiting the Depot is always an adventure. Menu is changing with the seasons both for vegetables and entrees. Tonight we really enjoyed the salmon as it was done to perfection. Service was great as usual. Of course, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ....:)
    depot
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    A wonderful well rounded experience, that included fantastic food, concise friendly and quick service. Go there!!! The cheese cake was possibly the best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the west
    Dennis
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We drive 40 minutes each way to dine here. Food is simply the best, service is tops. Always looking forward to our next visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    luv2bnew
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We took a chance and picked a gem! We took a few days away from the kids and didn't know any of the eateries, couldn't have been more pleased with our choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Very nice restaurant, good food, lovely evening. Will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best in the northwest
    Dennis
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This is our go to,restaurant whenever we want to be pampered and taken care of. The food here is second to none and the service staff are the best. The consistency of the food here is always spot on, (even if Chef Michael is on vacation). My wife and I always look forward to dining at The Depot, even though it is a forty minute drive for us to get there. This restaurant is simply the best in the nw.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet and delightful new years eve
    Foodieforfun
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I enjoyed the warm and friendly atmosphere and the new years eve hats, neclaces and noise blowers on the table were a fun touch. The BBQ pork and mashed sweet potatoe was fabulous, comfort food. The apple crisp with hot caramel sauce was amazing. The service was very friendly but a little slow that night (the place was packed). This is a very cozy place to go for good food, wine and friendly people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A New Years eve to remember.
    happydiner
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The dining experience was relaxed, the employees quite professional, and polite. The food was excellent. The atmosphere is very unique, and interesting. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation Getaway
    Preacher
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The service was excellent and we were welcomed as soon as we arrived. They were very accommodating to our diet restrictions. I had the pan fried oysters and I have never had better. My wife's dinner was also excellent. They had a reasonable wine list. It was nice to be able to look into the kitchen and see what was being prepared. THe ambience was quaint, not too large and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow factor
    boatguy
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    we had such a wonderful meal. The chef is a wizard with seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have to have my fix.
    AL4Astoria
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Whenever I am in the vicinity of Astoria or the Long Beach Peninsula, I never miss The Depot. So good it can bring tears to your eyes. I have dined all over the world and nothing is better. Just as good but not better. Michael, the owner and chef, is a master at chosing fine ingredients and preparing them to tantalizing levels. Go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner at Chef's Table
    wa4kayaking
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Chef's Table located next to their semi-open kitchen. The chef-owner was working and provided a delicious complimentary cheese tray. The spinach salad was one of the best I have had - including at some of the top Seattle restaurants. Both of our steak and sole/crab entrees and side dishes were excellent. The service was extremely attentive. I would highly recommend The Depot!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deceitful/NO Integrity!!!
    Mindy
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Taste of food is always good...however, I ordered halibut special but was served cut up COD and a tiny bit of serving of halibut! the table right behind us ordered the same thing and was served...HALIBUT...one whole steak of it! That was the single most horrible dining experience I have ever had!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Destination by the sea
    Quilhal
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We only get to this area 1X per year. The Depot is a must when here. The restaurant was very busy the night we were there. We were impressed that the waitress acknowledged us and told us she would be right with us. So much better than some that act as if you don't exist as they rush by to serve others. Food here was nearly excellent. I had a marsalla quail stuffed with sausage. The sauce was so good I had to ask for extra bread to sop it up. My wife's filet mignon was perfectly done. I only dock the rating of food because the side vegetables were overcooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful find!
    Pafaye
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We were happy to discover this restaurant by accident. It was a great experience and we would recommend it for regular and special occasions. Delightful, and the service was wonderful. We also discovered we knew the owners. We'll visit again as soon as we can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous restaurant with a
    Carolyn
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Fabulous restaurant with a terrific chef and staff. It is worth the trip to Long Beach just to eat there. The clam chowder is the best we have ever had. It is a true gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never in my life
    PepaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Never in my life have I had to correct a restaurant in regards to my bill where the restaurant forgot to include a beverage that I ordered, only to get a phone call later to inform me that my credit card statement will reflect an increased charge because they missed it again without my signature authorizing the additional charge! I would expect a restaurant that expects patron recommendations to eat the less than $5 and to never go where any restaurant owner has ever gone before by actually charging my credit card without an authorization signature. I'll be sure NOT to recommend The Depot to any of my friends visitng Long Beach, Washington.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best place for dinner in Long Beach
    jendea
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    The food was prepared with care and was excellent. Too bad it is not opened for breakfast as we could not find anyplace that had good food in Long Beach for breakfast! Highly recommend for dinner for 2 with a glass of wine each it was $100.00
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Spot in Long Beach
    Roxy
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    One of our favorite restaurants anywhere. We try to have dinner at the Depot whenever we visit Long Beach. Always a wonderful experience from the moment you step in the door until you leave! Every dish we have tried has been excellent, and the service is warm, friendly and professional. Although it is a romantic setting lovely for a special occasion, the service is noted to be friendly and welcoming to families with young children as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service.
    Pepperjenkins
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Salmon was delicious, ambiance amazing however, service from the front of house manager or owner was dismal. Although my salmon was very good, my wife's pheasant was not. When asked how our food was I politely explained that my food was excellent but, my wife's was less than so. Rather than offer something else instead, my wife was just told "it's an acquired taste". I found this response to be offensive, pretentious, and rude. Rather than continue our dining experience, I immediately asked for the check. With a price tag averaging $25-$35 a plate I would expect to leave satisfied. Instead my wife was forced to eat the BBQ mess they called pheasant and she and I both left the restaurant with a bad taste in our mouths.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding as usual
    picky
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    The food is always interesting and excellently prepared and served. The service is attentive and friendly but not overbearing. We love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another positive evening
    jgbrinkVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    When it comes to having a positive visit to The Depot, the staff and dining experience continues to be consistently positive. When the staff recognized that they did not have a table available at the time we had made the reservation. They called and asked if they could seat us at a different location or a another time. When the meat was a little over done, they immediately attempted to correct the situation. With that being said, the taste was great, matching rest of the the meal. The dessert, a black berry and peach cobbler was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    We had dinner there; our first visit. Each course was superb in taste and appearance and the arrival of each succeeding course was timely. Service was splendid. We recommend this restaurant in strongest terms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The entrees were delicious.
    Coastalduck
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The entrees were delicious. I'm not much of a beef eater, but had the filet mignon and was so glad I did. It melted in my mouth. One of our group had the pasta with steamer and razor clams and loved it. It's a past favorite of mine also. We were delighted with the 2 suggested wines we tried and ended the meal by sharing a couple of fabulous desserts. The staff was friendly, helpful and attentive. I am telling all of my friends about this hidden little gem on the coast. Well worth the trip. We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome find off the beaten path
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The Depot is tucked away in a residential area, and if you didn't know it was there, you'd miss it. Food was very well-prepared. We had the ribeye steak special and the saffron risotto. The risotto was done just right and the accompanying chantrelle mushrooms were a nice touch. Ribeye was cooked just as ordered and melt-in-mouth. Liked that the restaurant used seasonal ingredients. Would like to go back to try other things on the varied menu. Service was very good. Attentive, but not intrusive. Friendly, but in a genuine way. We had a table on the covered patio. Nice quiet setting, complete with heat lamps when the temperature cooled in the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find in Seaview
    Tomboy1961
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    I've driven by The Depot every time I'm on the Long Beach Peninsula but had never eaten there until it was my sister's 60th birthday as that is where she chose to eat. What an amazing dinner the three of us had (my tow older sisters and me). We started out with either a salad or soup and they were all very good and good size portions. The entrees were outstanding, even the veggies. My two sisters had the steak special and I had the king salmon special. My sisters both said it was the best steak they ever had. My salmon was delicious and just the right size. We shared the in-house made sorbet for dessert. It was so fresh and bright tasting. I will definitely be going back to The Depot the next time I'm on holiday in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Sammy
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    We both loved the meal - food was fantastic. The only time our server smiled was when he handed us the check; reaching over my right shoulder to place it next to my husband. I felt rushed. It was a 6:30 reservation and very busy. I thought it would be busier later. Guess I was wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Awesome Find
    Notable
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    This was an awesome place to dine. Our food was excellent as was the mood and service. This is a comfortable and relaxing place with local organic foods prepared simply and with love. From the calamari to the desert we enjoyed every morsel. All four of us decided to make this one of our most frequent places to have our evening meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem at the beach
    JudyV
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    The Depot is a small gem where the chefs serve outstanding food. We were visiting overnight in Ocean Park and wanted to celebrate my brother's birthday. This restaurant was a great choice. The server was attentive and the food was great. My husband ordered the southern pork and raved about it. My brother and I chose to order a couple of small plates with a cup of the chowder, which was very delicious. We definitely will be back the next time we visit the Long Beach peninsula.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic