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John Howie Steak

4.7
4.7
3615 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (425) 440-0880 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jed Laparde

  • Catering

    Our chefs customize each menu to the unique needs and style of each event – ranging from intimate affairs to elegant, large-scale celebrations. We specialize in culturally influenced global cuisine with numerous options for every dietary preference and restriction.

  • Private party facilities

    Experience the Northwest’s premier dining experience. Comfortable surroundings, prime custom-aged steaks, side dishes that define culinary excellence and an award winning wine list featuring bottles from near and far. All presented with an unmatched level of service and attention to detail.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Corbett: (425) 456-1892

  • Neighborhood

    Bellevue

  • Cross street

    112 th Ave NE

  • Parking details

    Valet parking and self parking are available for John Howie Steak which is located inside the Bravern complex. Valet parking is a $7 charge. Self parking is complimentary for 6 hours with validation.

  • Public transit

    Bellevue transit center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,615 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Steak

  • Eastside

    Special Occasion

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  1. GB

    GerardB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the only issue that i have is that it took me three requests to get a "decent" table. The place looked fairly empty, but the first table we were seated at was by the entrance, i asked to be moved to a different section. she had to go back to the front to request a shift. The second table was a tight booth - I am fat. I asked to be seated at the next table with chairs. she again had to ask up front. She allowed us to sit at my requested table. After that process, the evening was wonderful. service and food excellent.
  2. KP

    KimP

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for a milestone birthday. The service was phenomenal and the steaks were amazing. Melt in your mouth! Extensive wine list.
  3. JD

    JDSmith

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John Howie was exception as usual, including the service, food and environment.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced
  5. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Better then Excellent food, impeccable service with a clear message to take and enjoy your time. When so many places are cutting back or having a drop in quality and service it’s simply not the case at John Howie.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration was great
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parents visiting from out town, blown away by the food and service.
  8. D

    Daryljm

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff very attentive and skilled. Pleasant but not obtrusive. Setting unmatched.
  9. JC

    JCT23

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our group meal very much. Great, attentive service during all courses with no rush or pressure. Good variety of starters prior to the steaks, with generous add-ons that can be shared. Clean and pleasant dining room with good ambience. Would recommend and will return in the future.
  10. JS

    JesecaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steak. Great dining experience. Service was impeccable
  11. m

    mash

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The service was possible the worst I have had in years. Pompous, slow, and inaccurate.

    John Howie SteakResponded 7 days agoThank you for the feedback. It saddens me to hear this. Did you speak with a manager that evening? Would you please provide reservation name and date so I may speak with your service team? Best, Tim L.

  12. DD

    DonaldD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening. Be sure to stop at the bar on your way in and order a Black Widow. Delicious. During the meal, the wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. We ordered the table for two tri-tip meal. Again, delicious. And the tempura fried bacon was… well, a step above delicious. Be sure to get the bread service.
  13. WE

    WorldEater

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak house on steroids
  14. SS

    SeattleSavages

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son’s 13th birthday
  15. VW

    VicW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It has been awhile since we last dined at John Howie. The steaks are still as good, the service just as attentive as before. Overall a great night out with delicious juicy steaks.
  16. SK

    StacyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was outstanding. The steaks are remarkable, even when compared to other high-end steak restaurants.
  17. SC

    Stage4assCancer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service and atmosphere. Only thing I would’ve wished it that a the cook would had been spot on. Medium rare is medium rare. Not just rare
  18. RS

    RogerS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. The only thing I would say is that they brought us a lava cake for our anniversary. That was nice but after such a big meal, we wouldn’t have ordered such a heavy dessert.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was awesome. Good quality and temperature was top of the line.
  20. TA

    TraceyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We choose John Howie’s for our anniversary dinner every year. It’s our favorite.
  21. IC

    IsaacC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I thought the service was top notch. However, I expected a bit more in terms of food quality. I thought my steak was a bit dry. Having said that, my wife’s steak was percent. For the price, I would expect both of our steaks to be perfect. Service was excellent! I would still recommend the restaurant.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and even better service. Great experience from start to finish!
  23. TV

    TVEV

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for a special occasion. We had a table with a view, a fabulous dinner and exceptional service from Thomas and Mario. Will definitely go to John Howie again.
  24. P

    Prussian

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I went to John Howie Steak to celebrate my birthday. We were not disappointed . Great food ,great service . We were given on of the great view seats. Other than staff I was the only male there that wore a tie . Always amusing when staff out dresses the customers .
  25. q

    qwerty

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We had the table side for two 36oz ribeyes. The eye of the steak was good. However, the cap was extremely gamey and bitter tasting. As if it was aged on the counter and partly decayed instead of dry-aged. The staff understood and took it back and removed the ribeye from our bill. Other than that we had a fantastic time and the wait staff was ever there and friendly.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fabulous experience at John Howies
  27. SB

    ScottB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Very good food and great atmosphere. Great for special occasions.
  28. LS

    LenaS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Our server Ruben was excellent.
  29. R

    Rhino

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service & Dinner Was Impeccable!! Outstanding & Amazing!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Celebrated birthday at John howie. Food and service was great. Did not expect dining room to be as noisy as it was. Had to speak quite loudly to be heard.
  31. JD

    JasonD

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Steak was excellent. Ambiance lacked luster. Service was 3 star as drinks were empty for some time each time… if that makes sense. Not too good when entertaining clients.
  32. VR

    VirnaR

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our anniversary dinner! Excellent service from Rueben. Food was amazing! Started with an American Wagyu bite with chimichuri from the chef. For our appetizer, we had the spicy habanero butter shrimp served with toasted bread which was perfect to dip in the delicious broth. My husband had the aged ribeye steak and it was perfectly cooked to his satisfaction which was medium rare. It had a nice char on the outside. I had the tenderloin bites which was very flavorful and tender. We shared the crispy brussel sprouts and twice baked potato. Everything was delicious! Good cocktails, too! From the house, a complimentary chocolate cake with cream for our anniversary! Totally enjoyed it!
  33. MS

    MikeS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the american wagyu ribeye cap, japanese miyazaki A5 ribeye, truffle fries, caesar salad, creme brulee, and a birthday cake. The steaks were both top notch. I've had a lot of steak, including in Japan, and these were amazing. Truffle fries were very good, although could have used a bit more salt directly from the kitchen, although a lot of varieties of salt were provided at the table. There were a TON of fries, probably enough for 3 people. Dress code was supposedly business casual, but I saw several guests in t-shirts and shorts, and many more in simple polo shirts and jeans. The creme brulee was very good too; the burnt sugar was crispy, the custard was delicious, and the raspberries were good too. The caesar salad was only OK, but the croutons were very good.
  34. CG

    CaliGirl304

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always
  35. S

    Shred

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John Howie was a great Overall experience. I have eaten at many other High End Restaurants and Steakhouses around this State and have to say that their Service is the best. Their food and Sauces were also excellent. It was comfortable and I really appreciated the gift I was given. It was a little on the Pricey side, but we went there to Celebrate my Birthday. So I’m ok with Splurging a little on good food. They took great care of us so it was worth it! Thank you John Howie team.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were impeccable. Thank you to our server, Ruben, he was great
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grandpa’s first day meeting grandson
  38. SP

    ScottP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is mine and my husband's 3rd time eating here and each time we have not been disappointed! Steak cooked perfectly, halibut wss so moist and fresh, sides were delicious and if you don't have room for dessert i highly recommend getting the volcano chocolate cake to go! I highly recommend this restaurant! Expensive, but well worth it! Service was impeccable!
  39. B

    Bijan

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We tried John Howie's steaks last evening (8/19/2022), for the first time and it was the most horrible experience we ever had in a restaurant. The steaks were supposed to be well done but I'm pretty sure the chef doesn't know how to cook a steak and how to well done without damaging it. Those steaks were just pieces of awfully dry, bad taste and full of carbon inside and outside. We spent $250 for those two pieces of garbage and they rudely included 20% service fee (which we call it mandatory tip to whom made you an insane experience!). We never would recommend this restaurant to anyone, nor would ever come back.
  40. EK

    EllenK

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food divine service excellent coffee

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

John Howie Steak offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 440-0880 ext. 1.

John Howie Steak is rated 4.7 stars by 3615 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for John Howie Steak

11111 NE 8th Street, Suite 125, Bellevue, WA 98004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    112 th Ave NE

  • Neighborhood

    Bellevue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking and self parking are available for John Howie Steak which is located inside the Bravern complex. Valet parking is a $7 charge. Self parking is complimentary for 6 hours with validation.

  • Public transit

    Bellevue transit center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jed Laparde

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (425) 440-0880 ext. 1

  • Catering

    Our chefs customize each menu to the unique needs and style of each event – ranging from intimate affairs to elegant, large-scale celebrations. We specialize in culturally influenced global cuisine with numerous options for every dietary preference and restriction.

  • Private party facilities

    Experience the Northwest’s premier dining experience. Comfortable surroundings, prime custom-aged steaks, side dishes that define culinary excellence and an award winning wine list featuring bottles from near and far. All presented with an unmatched level of service and attention to detail.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Corbett: (425) 456-1892

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