John Howie Steak

4.7
3092 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
"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.

Support John Howie Steak during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3092 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipJslo
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Happy Hour. I can't say enough about the burger in the bar.

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vipDavidW
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire wait staff was great. Brett, Scott and Mario were very attentive and helpful during our dinner service.

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LeeA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to John Howie for as long as it has been open in Bellevue. It is pricey in all respects, but not bad enough to keep us from going. Good food, excellent service, good atmosphere-so why this review? I was disappointed to discover when I read my receipt the next day that the 20% that I considered to be a gratuity destined for my server was considered by John Howie to be a "Service Charge" that went to John Howie corporate. Why is John Howie making a service charge under any circumstance. If John Howie feels their price structure is 20% low, raise your prices accordingly and let the market decide if the value is there. If the 20% is the result of the edict to have a $15/hr minimum wage, say so. I don't support the $15/hr minimum wage rate concept and would not react negatively to your offsetting the impact of this ill conceived edict.

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vipK410
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Retirement

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Bill
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our 49th anniversary- excellent service by Shawn and others. The table side ceasar and table side chateaubriand WAS THE BEST! tHANKS FOR A GREAT TIME!

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BeanMachine
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculously expensive.... but oh so ridiculously delicious! Amazing chef, amazing food quality, amazing service, amazing wine service/recommendations, great atmosphere and overall the best dinner we've ever had as a couple! The first 5 star dining experience that was TRULY a 5 star experience. Well worth the price!

John Howie Steak
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic review! We appreciate the support and it goes along way with our staff when their hard work is noticed. Have a wonderful weekend. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers, Tim L. GM

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar, as always!!

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CarlaB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night out - amazing food, drinks, and service.

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

Wonderful to hear! It always great to hear from our guests. Thank you for sharing your experience. Regards, Tim Lodahl GM

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CharlottM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect, the service fabulous. Not so great, the prices for alcohol are outrageous.

John Howie Steak
Responded 5 days ago

I'm glad to hear food and service meet your expectations. Would you provide some more detail on the alcohol portion? Was it wine, spirits, cocktails and were there any specific brands. Best, Tim L.

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BillB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was kind of run of the mill in the middle. The steak was not very hot as expected and was kind of on the chewy side. For the price I would never go again. Other Steak restaurants have these guys beat. Service was ok but could've been better but due to the Covid-19 I will give them a good rating. The price was astronomical for the quality of food we received.

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. Did you have the opportunity to speak with a manager that evening? We will gladly replace any item that is not to our guests liking. Would you please provide some specifics on how we may better our service? I appreciate your time. Best, Tim Lodahl GM

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was perfectly executed. Really amazing!

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! Please come see us again soon. Best, Tim Lodahl GM

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food and service was outstanding

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

We appreciate the review. Our staff will be thrilled to hear their hard work was noticed. Looking forward to serving you again in the near future. Best, Tim Lodahl GM

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SalvadorM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steaks were spectacular. Incredible wine list, with several vertical selections.
Crab cake dressing was too salty, though the cakes themselves were excellent.

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for sharing your review with the opentable community. I will follow up with the executive chef on the crab cake dressing. Have a wonderful week. Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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JordanJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was an engagement dinner and I thought John Howie might take this more seriously or make us feel celebrated and they didn't. I was surprised and felt slightly let down. I thought maybe a glass of champagne or maybe a dessert? I am not one to try and get anything for free but I was a server for over 10 years and know that people like to feel special, especially with occasions like this. Honestly, I think I just had higher expectations. I will likely spend my money elsewhere if I am expecting the restaurant to come through on helping me celebrate.

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. I apologize your engagement dinner did not meet your expectations. I will share your review with the management team and we will look for new avenues to celebrate our guests special occasions. Best, Tim Lodahl GM

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vipLuvItalian
Las Vegas
86 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The Lobster Bisque was excellent as was the Spicy Habanero Butter Shrimp starter dish... 16oz ribeye was done as expected - to perfection...

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the private note. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your food items. Best, Tim Lodahl GM

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CatherineS
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive!

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you. Have a great week! Cheers, Tim Lodahl GM

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MelissaV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always. A special treat to dine in again too

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed. Thank you for the support! Have a wonderful week. Best, Tim Lodahl GM

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John
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary. The service was second to none throughout the evening. Food, wine recommendation and drinks were perfect

John Howie Steak
Responded 7 days ago

Great to hear! It's always nice when our staffs hard work is noticed. Thank you. Cheers, Tim Lodahl

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