Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

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Steakhouse

For parties of 11 or more, we invite you to contact our private dining manager, Rachel Lloyd, at rachel@ascendprime.com to book your reservation or fill out an inquiry at www.ascendprime.com/request-an-event/. Also while we welcome your celebrations, we ask that you not bring any balloons with you as we have high ceiling and they pose a cleaning problem. Thank you

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We happily open bottles for $40 per 750ml bottle. There is a 2 bottle limit, and we request the wine you bring is not on our list.
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BA
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As expected at this price level, the service was excellent. Our server team was knowledgable and were always there promptly. The view is amazing especially at sunset which is part of the experience. The food was also great but I wouldn't say the food alone would be the factor that would bring me back here. It is the coupling of food and views that makes Ascend a good choice for high-end dining.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambience! Definitely tops our list of upscale dining experiences so far!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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WW
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, beautifully prepared and served, and service was phenomenal. There was an item that took more time than it should have, and they came to us immediately (we didn't have to seek them out), they provided an interim treat (a spectacular one at that!), and then comp'd the item itself. That's class. We'll be back!

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DD
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

For the second visit in a row, the server set the champagne in a bucket out of reach and left our glasses empty enough times that I got up to refill my own.
When steak arrived, I had to ask to see the wine list to get a red wine (we should have been asked before the steak came to the table).
One ordered item never made it to the table.
Nonetheless, Ascend impresses and the food is wonderful. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable; I just wish they were more attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Daughters Birthday - Fathers Day

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EP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff at the host station were friendly (smiling and quick to hear and help), wait and service staff were patient, efficient, and attentive, and the cocktail and beverage service staff were careful and observant. We thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine. I had had the wagyu beef and lamb before and had heard rave reviews about Mary's Chicken and so wanted to give it a try. It truly was the best chicken dish I ever have had. We also loved the prosciutto wrapped sushi, the pureed potato and truffle macaroni sides and the Skyfall and Magic Mushroom desserts. Overall, a wonderful place to celebrate my birthday.

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JO
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal and service. Totally unique experience. We celebrated our anniversary there and it was the perfect place.

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DB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is nothing like this restaurant anywhere else in the Pacific NW. Our server, Brian, remembered us from last month and welcomed us back. He easily adapts to every personality and request at the table. We love the food and experience- Love!

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B
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect evening. Food, service, ambiance all top notch. Family of 5 for a birthday celebration. Our waiter Sterling made the evening perfect with his recommendations, humor, and attentiveness. Sushi was excellent. Chose several grades of wagyu to share for the table. All were sublime. Truffle Mac and cheese a huge hit, as were the mushrooms and potato sides. Beautiful Skyfall dessert to the birthday girl was both a spectacle and delicious - goat cheese Panna Cotta with macarons! The magic mushroom pot de creme was adorable as well as scrumptious. This is an amazing gem of a place on the east side, and it comes at a high price. It’s also not to be rushed. Expect several hours start to finish. Time between courses to enjoy your company, reflect on your course, have a drink, and just relax.

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DM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful, delicious, delectable. Bryan, our server made our anniversary dinner exceptional. Wonderful view. Superb dining experience. Food was carefully prepared and tastefully presented.

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p
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackpot!

Because my niece was visiting from VA, I wanted to take her to a place I'd been told had great food, great ambience, and a great view. So, I chose Ascend. As luck would have it, the sky was clear blue, affording us a breathtaking view of both the Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier. We were seated promptly and our server Matt made us feel welcome. We both opted for the lunch special and, let's just say, we Instagrammed and savored every morsel.

Before you ask, "yes" I will most definitely return to Ascend with or without out of town guests.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday lunch! Looking for an amazing steak

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BH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The place is amazing, the view is top notch. Food was ok, nothing spectacular but presentation was great. The prices were pretty high for the amount of food they give you. 75 bucks for a tiny 3 ounce steak.

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D
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around.. food, service, atmosphere. Wonderful! Looking forward to going back!

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JS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a clear sunny spring day the view is incredible- from Rainier to the Cascades to the Olympics! This is one of the best views around! The food and service were impeccable. Truly unique cocktails. The attention to details like the croutons on the Caesar salad - fantastic. A very fine dining experience!

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They cancelled my opentable reservation even though I ate there.

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Responded a day ago

I apologize for the misunderstanding. As we understand it, you may have chosen to sit in the lounge for which OpenTable reservation is not needed. We canceled the reservation so that guests who desired table seating could be accommodated. If this understanding is incorrect, please elaborate. Very Best, Elaina H., Owner

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j
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special evenings are created here. Fabulous meal.

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CI
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Choices are very limited and they were out of the most popular dessert. Prices are too high for the food served.

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Responded a day ago

I apologize that you were disappointed by the absence of the dessert option. We are working with our team to resolve this matter. In the meantime, please consider making a reservation for an earlier hour to ensure availability of desired dishes. Very Best, Elaina H., owner

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H
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

This was our second visit to Ascend. We loved it so much the first the time that we wanted to bring our family. The second time around the food was still delicious and the service was really good. This time around we felt like we were in a dance club. The music was so incredibly loud. It was difficult to have a conversation. We were near the bar area, so I understand hearing music from that are, but there was a speak almost above us so it was clear that was the vibe they were going for. I don't need a stuffy, quiet steak joint, but i would at least like to be able to have conversation at the table without shouting.

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Responded a day ago

Heatherjo, I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your previous visits. I am sorry that the music level was not to your liking this time. We will certainly keep this feedback in mind. Please feel welcomed to share your comments and concerns with service team members when dining with us again while you are on site. We are happy to accommodate wishes where we can. Very Best, Elaina H., owner

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EC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was really slow and steak was way undercooked. But the waiter ended up realizing that these issues were unacceptable and made it right. Perhaps we just went on a bad night and we’ll try again. Views are amazing though and they have a great cocktail list!

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K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Desserts were only a few bites but the presentation was amazing! Skyfall was fun

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LS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 20% automatic gratuity plus a 2.5% service charge was a disappointment. They should pay their people and charge more if they need to. I hate add on charges and would much prefer to tip based on the service I receive.

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NM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeanette King ( chef) and our server made it a very good experience. View was amazing, staff was helpful and food was great.

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O
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view is absolutely gorgeous!!! The interior is spectacular!!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Ascend was the gastronomy peak of our visit to the Pacific Northwest. Absolutely outstanding. Our fav pics: French onion soup, any sushi/sashimi, wagyu, mushrooms, and salmon were all delightful! Don’t miss the cocktails too, 1921 is a treat.

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EB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Very special offering of grilled steaks and great drinks.

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DC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top of the line experience.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Service a little random. Too many people coming around the table other than waitress. Waitress not professional.

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Responded a day ago

I am so sorry to hear that your experience was not up to our standard. Would you consider elaborating on what gave you an unprofessional impression of your server? This is not our goal and we would love the opportunity to identify ways to improve. Very Best, Elaina H., Owner

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Great Environment food was good some staff were great some struggled. Priced too high for the food quality.

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E
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch meal was great! Got to sit outdoors enjoying the view. Great burger and amazing dessert... especially the skyfall, our favorite. Will be our go to for entertaining people or for an outing!!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant and view are really beautiful. The food was great, very unique twists on some classic items.
The things that could be improved: the service as we first walked in was not great, and we had to wait quite some time for a cocktail menu. The outdoor cocktail deck was dirty and looked forgotten, they could really upgrade the design and add some green and florals to make that place a more appealing.
In the end, I think this is a great addition to the Eastside dining experience and was really pleased with their creative restaurant decorating and the food was outstanding

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I plan to return for my Birthday June 13th. I loved that much! The food was excellent!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Front desk servers did excellent job!
Waitress served only can get 3 star service.
I have been to your restaurant many times but food quality Is on and off.
Ice smoking dessert, sometime has longer and sometimes is very short period entertainment.

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AW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience for a special event. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary and parent's 40th wedding anniversary and they did not hold back. The service was top notch, giving us our privacy to enjoy and celebrate the evening, but checking in enough to make sure we had everything we needed. To add the cherry on top they comped two desserts for the dual anniversary celebration which included their signature "deconstructed like" cheese cake with billowing, smoking middle.

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks, amazing view, awesome service!

Would I go there regularly? Probably not, but I would for special occasions or to celebrate something important.

If you are looking for a great place to get dressed up and enjoy an evening this is your place.

Cost was totally worth the experience and I will return.

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f
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s a very special place with views and prices to support that statement!

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AK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All was good except for the crappie table sat right next to the server station

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JR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our son turning 21. The service was impeccable and the food fabulous! The prices are steep though.. this will be a very rare place to visit for us!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience!

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