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For 2
Sat, 2/17
10:00 PM
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John Howie Steak

2408 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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Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
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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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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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
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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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2408 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

About half of my steak was fat.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The tiny table for two was way to small for two bottles of wine and an appetizer.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Good service,great steak and awesome appetizers. The only thing I would recommend for John Howie steak house if they could also provide steak sauce or make a steak sauce of their own.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This was my second trip to JH’s. My first trip was a terrible disappointment. However they sent me a gift certificate, which is what prompted me to return. And am I glad I did. Even though it was a super busy Valentine’s Day night, we had an amazing time! Our waiter and assistant were on point and the food was amazing! We even decided to try their bananas foster, which was delicious and always fun table side! Also don’t get me started on my 35 day aged steak that melted in my mouth as well as those amazing Brussels sprouts! Truly an amazing Birthday/Valentines Day treat!

June (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The music was to loud and the choice of music didn't fit the atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time, the steak was cooked just the way we wanted, ehat I liked the most was our waiter was constantly near by and we didn't have to wait long to order our food.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were excellent. As New Orleans is home, and I just fine dined there in November, John Howie Steak holds its own when measured against my N.O. bar. Of couse we ended our meal with Bananas Foster...our 3rd table-side-prepared course.
Looking forward to next meal at JHS.

vipShoedawg (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent in every way. Food, service and ambiance.
They are very consistent in all 3 areas.

JohnJ (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We have been to John Howie 's before, but always for happy hour. This time we went for an early valentine dinner. The food was excellent, the drinks were excellent, and the service was impeccable! Very classy place!

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

There is no question that this is a quality restaurant. Food and service outstanding, no detail overlooked. We were there on a non-holiday evening, and the place was packed---bar and restaurant. Our servers were quite attentive and friendly.

We marked down on "overall" and "value" due to our bill. It is possible we missed a notation on the menu that described a service charge that would be added to the bill, but if it was present, it wasn't presented in a noteable fashion. To our surprise, a 3% surcharge had been added to the bill to pay for health care, sick/safe leave, and labor costs! When you consider you also had to pay state sales tax on this charge, you are paying a lot of extra money on top of the already-expensive bill for food and drink.

It is our belief that management is 100% responsible for caring for their staff and making them content enough that they will stick around. This includes paying them a living wage and offering enough benefits to entice them to stay employed at your place. These costs should be figured into the total cost of running the restaurant and be reflected in only the prices the business will charge in order to cover these, plus make a profit. Costs of health care and other benefits, whether mandated by the city or state, are the responsibility of the business. If restaurants are finding their costs escalading, they will need to simply raise their prices. In today's economy, it is a little easier for them to do so. Customers would much rather see a small increase in the cost of their food, than get a blatant charge for something that is part of operating expenses. We fear that soon we will be handed a surcharge for cleaning costs (tablecloths, napkins, etc), plumbing (use of restroom), and electricity (lighting, etc).

We would still recommend this place if someone is looking for a classy restaurant, but people must realize they will be paying this added charge, which we personally take an affront to.