Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.7
3982 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Known for its constantly changing seasonal menu and diverse selection of seafood, Chef John Howie's Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar is a showcase of unique preparations representing various culinary styles and geographies. The restaurant offers signature dishes and small, shareable plates featuring items from the sea and land, and a diverse array of sushi, sashimi and fresh local oysters from the Raw Bar. Seastar’s wine program boasts more than 750 wines and the prestigious Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.



AT THIS TIME WE ARE ONLY OFFERING DINNER SERVICE INDOORS, CURBSIDE AND DELIVERY. NO LUNCH AT THIS TIME
A 20% service charge is included on each check. Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar retains 100% of the service charge. Our professional service team receives industry leading compensation.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, no complaints. Server was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow and sporadic and food was mediocre. Bread was dry and butter ice cold. Sushi was great but salad was soggy and overdressed. I just expected more from an upscale choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The striped bass and mahi mahi were cooked perfectly, also had the seafood tower as an appetizer and it was excellent. great ambiance and service was excellent. The sommelier was very informative and helpful. The coconut cream pie was so so.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here on a date. The food was delicious with stellar service.

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CassO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here is outstanding! The atmosphere here is everything but romantic. So great for any occasion except a date you are trying to impress. The food was so good and my only lack for one star is the letus on the 3 sands was wilted. The cocktails were so so good. I would totally go back!

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AnyaG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a 3 course dinner from pre fix menu.
Kale salad was way too salty but very fresh. Salmon entru was delicious.
For desert we had chocolate cake and passion fruit pannacota, both are too sweet for my taste, but still pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I ordered salmon as did my husband. My son ordered steak. My Mother in law ordered some. Everything was so coated and cooked in so much butter. It was awful. Will not go back anytime soon. We did also get some sushi and it was very good.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed your sushi. I apologize that you felt the Salmon had to much butter. We do baste our salmon with our house made FBO (Fish Basting Oil) which is made with clarified butter, but it should not be evident on the plate, just on the fish. We can also not use any FBO if the guest has any dietary aversion to butter. Please respond to our website with an address so I can make this right. Thanks, Mark Manca GM

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philbey
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often make a dinner out of appetizers. This time, we had the appetizer tower and Caesar salad for dinner, and the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. It was all very tasty. Great meal.

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enjoyingbellevue
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great. The service was not the normal we have come to expect, slow and the waiter would start the order and then go to a different table before finishing. It took three tries to just complete the order. Also, if they are going to charge a 20% surcharge they should just include it in the prices on the menu not an added extra that definitely influences the gratuity left for the staff.

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TFred
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. We have uncommon, multiple food allergies but no worries! Our server worked with us and the kitchen to provide a delicious, seamless dinner for the two of us. We will be back.

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VeniVidiVici
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Excellent food presentation and taste, but it seems overpriced. For example, at these price levels I'd expect wild salmon, not farmed.
Service was poor. Examples: Sitting down on a table that wasn't clean, drink order mistake, slow service, waiter not knowledgeable about basic food questions, kitchen messing up a food order. What makes all this even more ridiculous, is that Seastar automatically adds a 20% service charge to your bill.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear Veni, Thank you for the detailed review. I want to apologize for the experience that you described at Seastar. This is not the experience that I want the Guest to have and also it is not our standards. I am very proud of our service, unfortunately that server had a bad night. I take all comments seriously, investigate and coach. You have given me ample information to do that. Please respond to the reservation website with your address so I can make it right, and invite you back. Mark M. GM

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service was absolutely incredible. It is very pricey but amazing food!

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johns
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great selection of seafood including sushi etc. that looked extremely good. The seafood dishes we had were well plated and fresh. The restaurant has an extensive and very good wine list. Look ahead so that it won't be so daunting. Knowledgable wine staff available to help. The overall service was very good. Attentive. Our appetizers were fairly late getting to us, but the rest of the dinner went smoothly. The restaurant saw fit to not charge us for the tardy appetizers. This was a nice, unexpected gesture that wasn't necessary as we saw it. A class act.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Service was so good amd the food was outstanding.

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. The most tender steak and lobster I've had

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ClaudiaL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, we all enjoyed our food, the oysters especially and the service was good. I'll definitely go back!

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vipDsdl2
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food service was fantastic and the meal was delicious as always.

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CherieG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Wait staff was on spot and friendly.

JC
vipJC390
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Ahi delicious.
Hard to have a conversation without speaking loudly.

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vipSCamp
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time. Love it. The variety and quality of seafood was outstanding!

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JoeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sea star never disappoints, food and service are as good as ever

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Fictilis
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with exceptional food.

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YummyTummy
1 review