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John Howie Steak

4.6
2468 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
NEW HOURS STARTING JANUARY 29, 2018
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Monday -5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Saturday: 4:30 - 10:00, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(425) 440-0880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Hipkiss
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Private party facilities
We have two private dining rooms at John Howie Steak. One room can seat up to 16 guests, and the second room can seat up to 32 guests. Both are equipped with Internet access and 50" plasma flat screens.
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Private party contact
Rachel Loyd: (425) 456-1892
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Catering
We have two private rooms available to take care of your needs. Both rooms can accomodate presentations viewed through 50" plasma flat screens, just bring in your lap top and plug in. Our Magnum room can accomodate up to 16 guests, and our Jeroboam room can accomodate up to 32 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
112 th Ave NE
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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.
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Public transit
Bellevue transit center.
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Special events & promotions
NEW HOURS STARTING JANUARY 29, 2018
Happy hour is available exclusively in our lounge for guests 21 years of age and older. The hours are as follows;
Monday - Sunday 3:00 to 6:00
Late night Happy Hour:
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00-11:00 Last call for food - 10:30
Sunday and Monday- No late night Happy Hour
Happy hour will not be available Christmas Eve,
New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2468 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent level of dining and service that we’ve come to expect. The Ribeye Cap and Table-side Caesar Salad were excellent.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was fine but the service was not as expected for a fine place like John Howie. Our waiter just did not care, especially in the end. We had to apologize to our friends since we told them the place has great food and excellent service... Not sure we will come back any time soon.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service .. attention to details , they offer a black napkin so that the lint doesn’t stick to your jacket !

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely amazing!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food! Great Service! We went to John Howies so our son could experience a great steak. They didn't disappoint! The waiter was very knowledgeable about the steaks.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This is my go to restaurant for lunch for special occasions as well as other lunches once in a while. Great food and I love the service by being attended on by multiple staff. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Wonderful staff and service.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

As always, the food at John Howie was fantastic, but on trip #4, this last weekend, the service was a little flaky. Requests were acknowledged, but often required reminders to get completed (the scotch list, a glass of milk for my daughter, a missing side dish). The staff was quick to apologize and correct the issue, but it happened numerous times and after a while, you start to wonder if they're just having a night or really overloaded.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Early anniversary- we had the opportunity to be in Bellevue and decided to celebrate our anniversary 1 month early! Great idea- wonderful meal!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything except the food (service, ambience, etc.) was great. I ordered steak, and it was ok. The meat itself was high quality, but I asked for a medium steak and received an almost well-done steak. I didn't say anything because it was a business meeting, but I expected more from a $80 steak from such a well-respected restaurant chain.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I was impressed with everything at JH. Although it’s most definitely not a cheap meal, the food does not disappoint. In addition to the delectable food, our server was attentive and the entire serving staff seemed almost choreographed from picking up empty dishes to delivering the meal with a flourish.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wife and I like to find a new and different place to dine once in a while.
Great steak and tasteful sides.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good but extraordinarily expensive! Auto 20% added.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was exceptional and the food was perfect!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing food, service and a great time! However the atmosphere was lacking for price of the food. Again service and food were 5 Star!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

food was great except a bit noisy

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was good and the service was very good, but I wouldn't recommend just based on value. I can get an equal quality meal, atmosphere, and service at the Met, Daniel's, or other venues for far less cost. While the service was very good, it wasn't what I'd call outstanding - and I've enjoyed outstanding service at other top steakhouses. The 10 oz filet cost $73 not including any sides. Peppercorn add on is $10. Side dishes range up to $28 for lobster mashed potatoes. I'd only recommend if money is no object.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I've been on a quest for the best steak in the country for the past couple of years. I had heard nothing but great things about John Howie. Average prices are much higher than any high end steakhouse I've been to (I've been to a lot). Service was flawless. The bummer was that I ordered a 70 day aged Ribeye thinking I would get the dry aged flavor I love. Instead, the steak was practically flavorless and extremely dense bordering on tough with gristle (ordered on the rare side of medium-rare). I was pretty surprised by this and disappointed in my meal. My wife ordered the 28 day aged fillet and it was really great. The ahi tartare app was a highlight. Restaurant is beautiful. It was worth trying but at $400 for two (we brought our own wine) it's not likely we will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food and service was great. But we had to wait a long time before someone could get to reception. It's mostly unoccupied at reception.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Booth was uncomfortable and in the Hall to the main restaurant. Steals were average, not even sure they were prime cuts, bland, and without flavor. Sides were similar to those at chain restaurants. The sommelier knew very little to nothing about the wines, he steered us wrong in our first bottle and knew nothing to help us select our second. For a dinner that cost over $1,000 for four people we were embarrassed to have taken our client to the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was excellent. Scallops, ceasar, NY Prime, bread, coconut cake. Service for out to a slow start but on the plus side we never felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Haven’t had a bad meal or experience, yet. My wife and I have been over 20 times.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

John Howie is absolutely the best steak restaurant in the NW. Others may try, but none compare.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As always, John Howie Steak is consistent and delivers a great meal every time. It is very rich so we always end up taking leftovers home, but the experience is always enjoyable. (Amazingly the leftovers are still super tender and yummy the second day.) The serving staff is wonderful and they definitely enhance the dining experience. John Howie Steak is definitely one of my top favorite fine dining restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service and food were awesome. Love the flaming bananas foster... truly a treat.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We arrived for a 12:15 reservation for our party of 8. Our server asked if any of us had anything we had to get back to — I assume to gauge how quickly he should bring our check. We told him that we were under a bit of a time pressure. That question seemed to just be for fun, as we didn't receive our food until about 1:30 — after two of the party had had to go back to work.

The food's always great, and the service is always classy, but over an hour seemed a bit excessive. Lesson learned!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Steak was mediocre. The appetizers, salad, and soup are delicious. Service is great and a very good wine selection.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Perfect location for a client dinner. Excellent food and service.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Surprisingly had to wait 10min to get seated in an empty reception area making reservation on time. Then waited 25min for server to take our order after initial greet. From there, service went well. Ordered tableside Caesar and tableside wagyu. Good steak but not delicious - a little underwhelming compared to other steakhouses of the same caliber. Probably won’t visit again.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Outstanding, as usual. We had the table side Caesar salad and it was prepared perfectly. That and a Japanese Wagu ribeye was more than enough. The steak was so rich and delicious that we barely made it halfway through ... but that was okay as it made great steak sandwiches a couple nights later.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing food 👍

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

John Howies has consistently had reliable service the was professional and polite. The food is always top notch and is a delight to eat. The only real draw back on the restaurant is the price. This location is what I would consider for a celebration, but expect to pay at least $85 dollars for a typical dinner.

My wife and I had a date there tonight for a birthday and career change. We had one starter, an entree for 2, one dessert, a soda and one $13 cocktail. The location comped the dessert for the celebration and our total bill came out to $230 without tip. Which is fairly typical for me when I go with my wife.

The only other thing to say is that this is a steak house. When I go I eat steak which raises the price, but I have gone with a vegitarian friend before and the bill was significantly cheaper, but the food was only rated alright by him and not quite worth the expense.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

One of our favorite places in the Seattle area. High quality ingredients, prepared expertly, with one of the best service levels around. A pleasant, comfortable environment that is perfect for a date, a business dinner, or a meal with close friends.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was great. Best prime rib dip sandwich I've ever had. Service was great as well
Server listened to allergy problems, special needs and requests and delivered as asked for.
Excellent

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Birthday celebration was great.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Best Steak I have had in years! A selection of the best Wagyu beef from around the world is featured on the menu. Being able to order a selection of 4 oz. steaks and compare the flavors of each was impressive. The Japanese Kobe was amazing and was well worth the price we paid. Food and service was perfect.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had to ask for a waiter and was told she was “busy” but would tell her. Then host cAme a few minutes later and waited on us. Food was ok, steak a bit to red for medium. Overall one of the lower rated experiences we’ve ever had at John Howie.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food, service, atmosphere are all excellent. A5 Wagyu is something to be experienced at least once. Suggest you be prepared for a bit of a jaw-dropping bill. Almost $500 for a party of 3 makes this strictly a very special occaison type place.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

First time I have had a poor experience at John Howie.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Prior to arriving at John Howie I had a look at the menu to prepare myself for the hit I was about to take as it was my turn to take my friend out to dinner. Suffice it to say that John Howie does not cater to those light in the wallet. But that's ok, because they do provide a nice dining atmosphere. Its unusual for me to have my appetizer, salad and main course place settings set for me so that is a nice departure from the norm which is me setting the table for my son. I was anticipating the first course to arrive which were the crab cakes. I had never actually had a crab cake before so I was imagining all of those jumbo lump delicious looking cakes I see on those food network shows. What arrived was a bit underwhelming I must say. Instead of the jumbo lump I was imagining, what arrived was a thin, extremely browned on both sides, puck of what seemed more like shredded crab meat. Maybe this is northwest style crab cake, I'm not sure but definitely not what I had hoped for at 11 bucks a piece. On to the salad course. I ordered the Apple Walnut and my friend. I must say that the salad course was definitely a step up from the crab cakes. In fact, I have no complaints at all about the salad. It was light, tasty and just the right amount of toppings to greens to dressing ratio. For the main course, I ordered the Filet Oscar style. I love a good filet and who can resist bernaise? The meal comes out and there were two medium rare mini filets topped with a total of 6 Dungeness crab segments perfectly out of the shell over a yukon gold potato cake that more resembled a bed of hash browns with asparagus sandwiched in between. Filet was good, bernaise was excellent, in fact, I think it clogged an artery like all good bernaise should. Unfortunately, the asparagus was undercooked and nearly raw, and the, ahem, hash browns were so oversalted that I needed more water than I could get my hands on. All in all, a decent dinner but not $275 decent in my opinion.

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