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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4.4
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KN
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The views are really nice either day or night looking out. The food was good, but fell a bit short of other big city steakhouses of the same caliber. The restaurant was also out of our first choice meat and fish which was a disappointment given we arrived before 7pm on a Saturday night. Service was very good. The table next to us was very loud and we found it difficult to hear each other at our own table so left before dessert.

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, KellyN for your feedback. I will pass along your food issues to culinary so this doesn't happen again! We're happy you enjoyed everything else.

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A
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great ambience, good service, over-rated and over-priced food. Our waitress suggested the waygu steak because it would be more flavorful. It was not, and it was served luke-warm and more rare than medium rare. The mushrooms were salty, as were the scallops. My wife suggested that next time we just come for a drink in the bar but eat elsewhere.

K
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I read about this place in a travel magazine and knew I had to go! I've talked it up so much in my head I was afraid I had too high of expectations. In fact, this place was even better! Amazing ambiance, gorgeous views, and prompt staff. My only recommendation is not to go there when your starving or you will rack up your bill. However, the food was definitely worth the price!

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Kellie for your review! We're happy you tried us out!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The service was great! The prices were as high as the restaurant that's on the 31st floor.

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some different music would be nice. Anything but pop

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your suggestion. I will pass along this feedback to management! Thanks!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience from the food and service to the view!

L
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

It was a great one time experience, however, I was very disappointed with the service. I specifically requested a table by the window in my reservation, however, we were seated elsewhere. Moreover, there were several window tables available the entire time we were there. My husband ordered a drink that was never brought to him. We mentioned it as we were leaving and the gentleman helping us said he forgot to place that order. We ended up waiting 10 more minutes for it and my husband didn't even get to enjoy it with his dinner since we were long done with food by that time. A few minutes after ordering our dinner, we got two plates and some utensils set on our table. I fidgeted with mine, straightening it out but immediately someone else came and took those plates and utensils away without saying a word to us and set it on the table next to us. I felt like this was a little rude since we were given no explanation, but worse than that, the couple at the next table got the plates and utensils we touched.
Overall, I'm not super impressed but it was quiet and the esthetic of the restaurant was pleasing.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was very good, the view was great, but filet mignon that should have been medium was burned. They did replace it and comp'd the price, but by the time the new steak got to the table it was a bit too late.

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Awesome service and ambiance. Over priced food. Go there for the service and views. Food is okay.

DK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had probably worse experience today. Ribeye was like 70% fat so we could not finish it. Servers looked all too busy with slower than normal.

BG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations.
Very beautiful n elegant.
Food was creative n superb

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out to dinner with friends; it was their first time there and they loved it!!

N
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This was our 5th visit. Last 4 times, the food quality was excellent. Today, it was mediocre. Doesn’t seem as good as before. Service was slow, not very good attention to detail. (It’s always been subpar compared to John Howie)

Will not return again. Not worth it.

NW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My party arrived about 10 minutes earlier than our dinner reservation time but we were able to get seated right away, which was greatly appreciated. After being seated it took about 15 minutes for our waiter to get our drink reservation but the service throughout the remainder of our experience was excellent. The food and drinks were a little pricey, which was expected due to the location/style of the restaurant, but everything we had was delicious ( I recommend the Potato Puree-Butter as a side). Overall we had a pleasant experience and definitely recommend visiting Ascend at least once.

l
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. The view was fantastic!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The service was terrible. We were never once asked how our meal was or if we needed anything. The fries arrived cold. The burger itself was good and flavorful. The top bun, which is a good near inch thick, was void of any condiment at all. It was just painfully dry. We were never asked if we would like another cocktail. The waitress who was never around to ask how our meal was, was very concerned with sweeping around our table even knocking the broom into my chair. If was just very, very odd. I guess I expect more for a $150 lunch.

A
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, complex taste and texture. However a little pricy. The lunch time sashimi and sushi appetizer costs $22, and there were only 3 sashimi and 2 sushi. The service wasn't great. For instance, they only gave us 1 pair of chopsticks when all 3 of us ordered rolls/sushi. The view was awesome. Will come back for food and view.

M
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to experience Ascend via Seattle Restaurant Week. The service and food were fun and interesting. We were treated like queens!

S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service, no doubt, kind of expected will be pricey but food quality is just so and so. no wow feeling.

TW
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience!

SG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I had the $31 three course lunch. Beet Salad was good. Scallops were overcooked and pasta was bland. Hula desert was yummy. No black ice tea. And $7 for their flavored ice tea.
Had citrus sushi, it was good, a bit different. Maybe will try for steak to see if this is better. The view is outstanding. Best view in Bellevue.

A
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for lunch on the Seattle Restaurant Week deal. My friend was pleased with her avocado rolls and pork belly ramen. My smoked salmon lettuce cups and curry chicken sliders were OK. The nori fries that came with the sliders were excellent. Our waitress was professional but barely spoke to us at all, and service was very slow. The views are great, but regular prices are high: as a small example, my Arnold Palmer (iced tea and lemonade) was $7.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We tried this restaurant for Seattle restaurant week. It was good experience. We will come back for other occasions.

SC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Beautiful view, expensive and nicely plated food, and mediocre service. Sushi was served without soy sauce and one of our dishes (ramen) needed seasoning. Both could have been easy to fix, but unfortunately, it was challenging to get what we needed as our server didn’t check on us and it was difficult to catch their attention during the busy lunch hour. Come for the view and order the 3-course lunch special if you’re curious about the place.

VR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! Delicious food, excellent service, nice view, good ambiance!

SK
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch during Seattle Restaurant Week. Made reservation thru Open Table. With Ascend’s disclaimer on OT site that they couldn’t guarantee reservation, I called to confirm and be sure we would have a table. It took leaving a couple messages, but call was returned and reservation confirmed.
Warmly greeted, given brief tour by kitchen and seated at a 2 top right at the large windows with spectacular view.
The choices on the SRW 2 course menu were reflective of the regular menu which was provided..
Food was beautifully presented and very tasty. Service was excellent - attentive but not intrusive.

KM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very disappointed:-
wait for more than an hour for food
took away coffee pot (4 ppl) before finish
Dessert served before main dish

MH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant has one of the most impressive views I have seen in a long time. The service was spot-on. We appreciated the consideration when there was a hiccup regarding a couple of mixed drinks. Most of our party thought the food was very nice, I was less enthusiastic about the ramen on offer during SRW. I am kind of a ramen snob and it was a bit bland for me. I would certainly consider going back for a nice steak dinner, this is a high-end steak place after all. All-in-all it was enjoyable.

G
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and the service is exceptional. It was little pricey but it was worth it. Definitely going back.

JV
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron and his team took great care of us. Good service from Philip and the waitstaff. Super place!

b
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

party of 3, being our first time, got the mini-tour of the restaurant on the way to our table. Great open grilling station with real wood fire. Smoking cocktails and some wine delivered by Tyler and his team to our table. Steaks were cooked perfectly, try the cap!! Dessert was something out of this world, super tasty!! Thanks, we will be back.........soon!!!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are seated around the back it backs up to kitchen and there was banging on wall that was quite loud. We asked to be moved

CL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere and view, food is ok not great. We had the chicken leg and it was too salty. It's very pricey if you pay regular price, but we went during restaurant week so it's ok.

PA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. From the service to the views to the presentation. My only problem was how long the drinks took. A noticeable amount of time. Once we received them they were spectacular, but if your drink process is going to be so involved (IE dry ice), then staff accordingly. Especially during a time of high volume.

J
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Not my first time here but the service level dropped tremendously as well as the quality of the food. A little disappointing but the dessert and drinks are still really good. Worth going for drinks to enjoy the view but not the food

r
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We tried it for Seattle Restaurant Week and we're blown away by everything, what a wonderful place to celebrate something special or just to treat yourself.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious, but they seriously need to change the incessant and repetitive house music that is playing too loudly throughout the meal. This is a fine dining establishment, not a 20-something rave.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience...everything was perfect!

TP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with good food and good service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience5

We had reservations for 1pm and no tables were ready. We were offered seating in bar area until table was ready. We waited about 10 mins and were then seated at a lovely table with view of Seattle. Waiter was friendly and engaging. We ordered and waited over an hour for lunch. Waiter had apologized for delay but offered nothing else. As time ticked away it was now time for me to pick up my son from school. We left without eating but management had apologized and asked us to visit again. They packed up food that was prepared and we took home. It was our 1st and only experience at Ascend and hope to have a better one if we should try again.