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The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
1208 38th Place
Seaview, WA 98640
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The Depot Restaurant - Seaview Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Contemporary American, Continental, Seafood
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
Most catering is done on site as described above under Private Parties. We cater appetizers for offsite events.
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
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 Winner
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."
Dined on 2/24/2014
We drive 40 minutes each way to
dine here. Food is simply the best, service is tops. Always looking forward to our next visit"
Dined on 2/20/2014
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!"
Dined on 1/26/2014
Very nice restaurant, good food,
lovely evening. Will be back"
Dined on 1/19/2014
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."
Dined on 1/17/2014
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."
Dined on 12/31/2013
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."
Dined on 12/26/2013
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."
Dined on 12/31/2013
we had such a wonderful meal. The
chef is a wizard with seafood."
Dined on 12/13/2013
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!!"
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."
Dined on 11/16/2013
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!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
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."
Dined on 10/5/2013
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."
Dined on 11/2/2013
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."
Dined on 10/21/2013
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."
Dined on 10/14/2013
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."
Dined on 10/19/2013
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"
Dined on 10/7/2013
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."
Dined on 10/4/2013
The food is always interesting and
excellently prepared and served. The service is attentive and friendly but not overbearing. We love this place"
Dined on 9/28/2013
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."
Dined on 8/31/2013
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."
Dined on 8/22/2013
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."
Dined on 8/17/2013
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."
Dined on 8/17/2013
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."
Dined on 8/14/2013
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!"
Dined on 8/11/2013
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."
Dined on 8/10/2013
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."
Dined on 8/8/2013
A colleague had recommended Depot,
specifically the chef's table if was available. We brought a group of six and had a great time. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Tablemates got the razor clam chowder and the crab mac n cheese, and I was jealous of both after a taste. Definitely a place to try. It was cozy inside -- make reservations."
Dined on 8/6/2013
We were seated promptly upon
arrival, a definite benefit to making reservations a week earlier. The wine pour was thick and the bread with oil/vinegar was served timely. We ordered the clam chowder as our starter and weren't disappointed. The cream was thinner than the common chowder, but tasted like it was made from scratch and offered plenty of clams. My wife ordered the pan-fried oysters. That was probably the one major disappointment. They appeared to be deep fried, but was assured otherwise. They were definitely over-cooked. I had one of the top Yelp reviewed items on the menu, the clam pasta. The noodles were fantastic and the two types of clams were delicious and abundant. The pasta was spicy, so be prepared."
Dined on 7/28/2013
It's the kind of food you only get
when you have an Executive Chef / Proprietor who is very "hands on." The whole staff is also very knowledgeable about which menu items are gluten free. I believe the menu changes seasonally, but the Peruvian Mango Sea Scallops were outstanding. I also had the Gazpacho and Pheasant Romano, which were delicious. We will definitely dine there again next time we are in Long Beach."
Dined on 7/26/2013
Overall a great experience with
outstanding food and excellent staff. Will most definitely be going again!"
Dined on 7/6/2013
Very nice presentation but
somewhat expensive. Isolated giving it the ability to charge as the "only game in town"
Dined on 7/7/2013
After reading many reviews, the
single negative comment was price. Since this was a birthday dinner, I didn't mind the higher cost. We decided to go for the small plates and salads rather than an entree. We ordered the scallops, carne asada, calamari, gazpacho, caesar salad, and garden salad. All of the food was outstanding, but the calamari was the best we had ever eaten...by far. If you look at the pictures of dishes on the restaurant's website, that is actually what they look like! The presentation is spectacular. The only negative was a less than enthusiastic waitress -- she took our orders and brought our food, but she did not go out of her way to make us feel welcome. We will absolutely go back, and will request a different waitress!"
Dined on 7/2/2013
What a gem- from the friendly,
attentive wait staff to the warm ambiance and mouth watering menu! I devoured the nights special, pan-fried wild king salmon and dessert with B-day candle. It was a meal I will taste until able to return. You won't be disappointed."
Dined on 7/3/2013
This is one of our favorite
restaurants. The menu changes frequently, but the good old standbys are always there. Best thing for me is the Southern Comfort Pork! Service is always outstanding and the clam chowder is the best I have ever eaten - anywhere! Highly recommended."
Dined on 6/13/2013
The food and service is always
outstanding at this restaurant. It can get a bit spendy if you order wildly but a small plate and one of their scrumptious desserts with a glass of their excellent wines won't empty your wallet. There is an open kitchen where you can watch the magnificent chef do his magic. Great place to eat anytime but especially on special occasions. Don't miss their "Special Dinners"."
Dined on 6/21/2013
We were a party of 6, including
our 91 year old Father. The Depot was so accommodating, placing tables together near the front of the restaurant. Two of us dined there last October and have been dreaming of the rib eye steak ever since and it didn't disappoint this time either. Seared to perfection and juicy on the inside. Our party also had the fish special (sturgeon) and a delicious pork shoulder that was devoted by our Dad with gusto. The Depot itself is such a charming building and adds to the cozy atmosphere. Truly a gem on the peninsula and worth a drive. Better get reservations though, so you won't miss out."
Dined on 6/15/2013
I've been dining at the Depot
since it opened, and I have never been disappointed. For the second time in a row I ordered the filet mignon, which was cooked to perfection. My friend had the rib eye, which was also brilliant. Earlier in the month, we went to happy hour, which was great too - when it starts up again in the fall, be sure to order the French fries. Chef Michael and his lovely wife (sorry, I don't know her name) are welcoming and make sure their guests have a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant itself has a lovely warm light ambience. If you go, make sure you reserve because they do tend to book out!"
Dined on 6/14/2013
Had dinner at the Depot on May 18,
2013. We had reservations and were given a choice of a table or the bar/counter. We went with bar/counter. Very comfortable. My wife and I split a Sea Scallop appetizer and a House salad. Both very good. We shared entrees of Clams Bucatini and the nightly special of pan seared Hallibut with cranberry pilaf and tomato pesto. Both were very good. The two varieties of clams in the Bucatini were fresh. Razor Clams are a local coastal treat. The Hallibut was fresh and prepared well. We enjoyed several different wines by the glass, red, white and a good inexpensive port. The Depot's selection of wine by the glass allows some fun choices throughout the meal. A good restaurant, worth a visit."
Dined on 5/18/2013
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