John Howie Steak

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"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 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. A 20% service charge is included on each check. John Howie Steak retains 100% of the service charge. Our professional service team receives industry leading compensation.

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GA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Serious steak house and the tempura bacon for an appetizer is a real treat!

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for the support! We look forward to serving you in the near future. Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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H
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for dinner after seeing Johns Facebook appeal. We wanted to support local business during this challenge time with the corona virus. We had a lovely evening and everything was perfect. Our server, Michael, made rue experience five-star.

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 14, 2020

I'm glad to hear Michael added to your experience. I appreciate the support and thank you for choosing us. Regards, Tim Lodahl GM

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Appetizers were great. We ordered the filet flight, medium rare, to share. It was brought out and cut into halves. They were blue and then put back on the grille and they were rare and chewy since they had to be cut into. We expected more for $145 steaks.

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. I hope you spoke with the manager that evening as we want to correct any issue in the moment before our valued guests leave. We will always replace any item that is not to your liking. Would you please provide reservation name so I may follow up with your server and the manager? Thank you for your time. Kind Regards, Tim Lodahl GM

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from beginning to end was amazing! Service is always on-point, food was so fresh and tasty. It was a perfect evening for us to celebrate a birthday.

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for allowing us to be part of the birthday celebration. We appreciate the support. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at John Howie!

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for the support! Bests, Tim Lodahl GM

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Servers were great and the food was very good. I was extremely disappointed at the 20% service charge. Especially since it did not go 100% to the server. I ordered two bottles of wine, both over $300.00 and both with considerable mark-up. I am happy to take care of the server and always leave at least 20% tip, including 20% on wine but I do not appreciate the restaurant forcing the 20% and then keeping it for themselves.
The restaurant is begging to look run-down. Many of the light fixtures have torn fabric and need a good cleaning.
Overpriced for the condition of things.

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. In October 2019 we decided to move to a commission based system. Most crew members receive a commission percentage based on their sales while other work groups were given a higher hourly wage. We worked on this model for eight months to make sure our dedicated staff of professionals were well compensated. Our staff is currently making the same or more then the previous tip model system. I'm glad to hear the service and food was great. Bests, Tim Lodahl GM

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun family dinner night. Normally we are frown upon because we are loud and I prefer wearing sweats!

We booked it right when it open to get a more private time and I will say it was perfect. The service was on point and Bella was a great host. Can’t wait until next time

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our waiter was average, I would expect better service considering gratuity is included your bill. However the food was excellent.

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. Would you please provide reservation name and specifics about your service so I may follow up with your server? We appreciate the support and glad to hear the food was excellent. Bests, Tim Lodahl GM

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CC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great until a loud group of young people joined next table

KE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We were disappointed that they did not have the cut of Wagyu that we wanted, but our alternate choice was great. Service was fantastic.

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for the review. I apologize that we did not have the specific cut of Wagyu you were looking for. Would you please let me know which cut you wanted? I'm glad to hear your second choice was to your liking. We appreciate the support and look forward to serving you in the near future. Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a night to remember. The food, the view, and the service was incredible. Celebrating our son’s 21st birthday at John Howie will forever be a memorable night. Thank you all for our experience.

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your sons's 21st birthday. It's great to hear from satisfied guests. Thank you for the support and we look forward to serving you in the near future. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my husband.

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your husband's special day. Enjoy your week. Bests, Tim Lodahl GM

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MC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at!!

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 3, 2020

It's great to hear you had a wonderful time. Thank you for choosing John Howie Steak. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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j
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to John Howey a few times every year. We go for lunch because it is more affordable than dinner. The food and drinks plus service are above reproach. More like exceptional! Parking is subsidized by the restaurant, usually free. There are tables and booths. Some tables are by the large windows allowing a view of the Cascade Mountains at times. Go enjoy!

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate you sharing your review with the opentable community. We look forward to serving you in the near future. Bests, Tim Lodahl GM

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n
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The server was wonderful and everything was great!

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you for the support! It's great to hear you had a wonderful time. Please come see us again soon. Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience5

Waited for about an hour and fifteen minutes before we got our food (at lunch), after we said we had time constraints. The manager took a percentage off the bill. Overall an expensive wait for a so-so lunch.

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 27, 2020

I appreciate you taking the time to review your last experience. Would you please provide me with reservation name so I may follow up with your server? I will speak with the lunch manager later today and find out the issue for the long wait. It's through our valued guest's feedback that makes us strive for continuous improvement. Thank you for your time. Bests, Tim Lodahl GM

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KM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I ordered the Juicy Lucy medium-rare. The burger was barely cooked. The fries were cold and old. Also, I tipped the waiter an additional 20% and I think it was already covered in the total. He should have said something about that when he brought me the check. I didn't say anything about my food because I was with a customer and didn't want to make a big deal out of it in front of them. My wife and I celebrate our anniversary with you every year. I would like to continue that but if things are going to be this poor.

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. I apologize that your burger was not cooked to your liking. Please in the future bring this to the managers attention. We want to correct any issue in the moment and make sure our guests are taken care of. Would you please reach out to me directly so I may refund you the additional gratuity and ask a few question to narrow down your server. Thank you for your time. Regards, Tim Lodahl GM 425-440-0880 ext1 tlodahl@johnhowiesteak.co

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DP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I have time off from my work work week, John Howie is the go to place for lunch. I enjoy the excellent service and delicious food. Looking forward to my next visit there.

John Howie Steak
Responded on March 3, 2020

We appreciate the support! It's always great to hear from a satisfied guest. Thank you for the five star rating. Regards, Tim Lodahl GM

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J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning meal. Japanese Wagyu filet mignon was best piece of meat I have ever had in my life. The bourbon soaked black cherry donut bread pudding was an amazing end to the meal, especially after not having had sugar in a month and a half. Definitely worth the splurge. Can not wait until my next visit.

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 25, 2020

Great to hear you had a wonderful time! Thank you for the support. We look forward to serving you in the near future. I will pass on your comments to the kitchen staff. Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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OT
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to John Howie for lunch once a month. Trope and service is always wonderful

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for choosing us. I'm glad you enjoy your monthly lunch experience. We appreciate the support. Bests, Tim Lodahl GM

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class in everything they do. Great place for a special occasion, a date night and everything in between. We love John Howie Steak!

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for the support. We look forward to serving you in the near future. Have a nice weekend Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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CB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a work lunch. The team there is always on point with incredible levels of service. Food is amazing and the environment can't be beat.

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. Our staff will be thrilled to read your review. Enjoy your weekend. Please come see us again soon. Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food and service. The price was very high.

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 19, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for the support. Kind Regards, Tim Lodahl GM

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LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I am extremely happy with John Howie Steak! I have been a Met Grill guy but now I think John Howie is right next to Met Grill if not better. The steak is supreme! Consider the portion, the price is reasonable. The server was excellent. I enjoyed his friendliness and helpfulness!

The only one thing I have a problem is the receptionist. She seemed to focus on the computer screen in front of her. Greeting guests seemed to be second priority to her, which was odd because greeting guests should be her first job I assume. It took a while before I got to my table. Right before I left the front, the receptionist told me she would take my friend to the table when she arrived. Then, my friend told me, the receptionist made her waited while she was working on the computer screen, even though my friend knew I was inside already. After a few minutes, my friend just walked in herself. Perhaps, the receptionist was busy with another project that she was given by her boss (I have no ideas what was going on) but if that was the case, someone should also be there to help her out. Making guests wait while they work on the computer screen gave a bad impression.

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad to hear the food and service was excellent. Our reservation system is connected by Ipads. When a guest checks in the front desk we use multiple functions on the Ipad to make sure all guests information (table assignment, special requests, guest likes/dislikes, allergies ect.) are communicated with the sever. I will speak with the front desk manager and make sure he does the proper follow up with staff. Sincerely, Tim Lodahl GM

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ZG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We found a piece of hair in our broccoli after my wife had put some on her plate with her steak. They quickly replaced her steak and broccoli, but the steak was underdone. After the second mishap we didn't bother to send the steak back. Had high hopes but all in all it was just an average experience. Maybe should've went to outback....I think they would've at least comped our steak not just one glass of wine.

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. Again, I apologize about the hair in your wife's dish. We strive to create an exceptional dining experience and never want a guest to leave unsatisfied. I wish you would have spoken with manager or your server about the underdone steak so we could have found a solution for you. I will follow up with the executive chef so he may speak with his kitchen staff. Bests, Tim Lodahl GM

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BG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was Valentines Day weekend so probably a bit busier than usual, but no slow down in service at all. Which was great. The steaks were stellar, but the sides were really lacking. The lobster mashed potatoes were literally just plain mashed potatoes with their average lobster bisque poured over it. I would skip that one. The mushrooms were just meh. The bread basket was super worth it though. As was the ahi tartare.

John Howie Steak
Responded on February 21, 2020

It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the feedback and support. I will pass on your comments to the executive chef. Thank you for sharing your experience with the opentable community. Kind Regards, Tim Lodahl GM

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LD
Palm Springs
3 reviews