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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.7
4.7
4251 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 AND CURBSIDE. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (425) 456-0010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Howie

  • Catering

    Weddings, private dinners, theme parties, cooking classes or special events. Seastar's professional off-site catering team can take care of your needs. Your menu will be designed specifically for your event by Chef Howie. We are a full service provider, taking care of all your tables, chairs, rentals, linen, service, entertainment and food and beverage needs. Please call or email us at catering@seastarrestaurant.com for more information!

  • Private party facilities

    We Do All The Work, You Have All The Fun! John Howie Catering private dining options at Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar will accommodate a small, intimate group or up to 250 guests for both seated or cocktail-style events.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Corbett: (425) 456-1892

  • Neighborhood

    Bellevue

  • Cross street

    2nd Avenue

  • Parking details

    We offer validated parking for 3 hours. The garage is located below the building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,251 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Eastside

    Good for business meals

  • Eastside

    Most Booked

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  1. RS

    RosaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first experience and the service was really good, the waiter accidentally knocked our wine and they’re not hesitate to replace our food and wine, with dessert on the house! Excellent service! And the manager came to make sure we were ok! The food and service are excellentxx

    Seastar Restaurant & Raw BarResponded 1 day agoThank You RosaS. We appreciate the kind words:)

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was too cold in the restaurant. Would not order crab cakes again. Scallops weee great. Sushi rolls are ok.
  3. MB

    MikeB

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good and consistent on all elements. Portion sizes are modest. Prices are fine relative to Bellevue, but crazy expensive for most of the planet (is it the rents???) A bit surprising how casually-dressed people were for a Saturday night; loads of baseball hats and ski caps and torn jeans. Loads of respect for the professionals here.
  4. DS

    DavidS

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very busy Sat night crowd. Usually much quieter. Good food and service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was for my boyfriend’s birthday.
  6. DR

    DavidR

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Stuffy and extremely overpriced. Service was so-so, food was mediocre.
  7. PN

    PeterN

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food quality was amazing, and the wine pairing was perfect for the dishes we selected.
  8. SM

    ShaneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best fine dining service I have had in decades. We feed five people, with appetizers, and there wasn’t a dud in the mix. The food was as good as the service. A really perfect experience.
  9. KH

    KarenH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was efficient and attentive, the food was cooked as requested. The sommelier was delightful and very helpful. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.
  10. Z

    Zeus

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and attentive staff. Great wine and whisky list and mixed drinks. Quality ingredients. Venue is really underwhelming, in a business building. Have to walk out to use building restrooms and parking is a bit confusing if you don’t valet. That aspect is a disappointment and undermines the price point but the food is great and staff work hard.
  11. MB

    MarkB

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food. Wonderfully attentive servers. Noise level was higher than expected though and the the ambiance was nice but nothing outstanding.
  12. JF

    JenniferF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our anniversary. Our server was excellent as he helped me order a different kind of cocktail. Dinner as always had plenty of options from fresh seafood to steaks. We also we treated to a complimentary dessert. Well done.
  13. F

    Frogman

    Seattle

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always excellent. Never disappointed in either the menu or the service. The asian fusion menu especially is great to match withe the terrific fresh seafood choices. It's pricey but... so is everywhere else and you get what you pay for. I DO NOT like them automatically adding 20% to my bill as a gratuity. I think that should be the diner's choice and dependent on the quality of service. Bill Morrison Redmond, WA
  14. D

    Diana

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food was unimpressive especially for the cost.
  15. MB

    MichelleB

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish-crab cakes and deviled eggs to start were delish. Next was pear and blue cheese salad with hazelnuts, again absolutely wonderful. Then for my dinner I had king salmon with charred asparagus. Salmon was cooked perfectly (medium rare). Very flavorful and moist. Dessert was coconut cream pie which is a very large slice so was plenty for all of us. Great service and atmosphere. We love it at Seastar!!!
  16. EL

    EastsideLocal

    Portland

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I haven't been to Seastar since before the pandemic and it was nice to find that their food is just as good as I remembered. Of course their prices has gone up but their portions are decent sized and the service is very good. In addition to good food and service, there is a parking garage which is free for the first 3 hours.... much less stress than going to Seattle.
  17. t

    tomw

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Avoid avoid avoid—especially sushi, which is NOT FRESH (and twice the expense at a premium sushi restaurant). The salmon roe was yellow sludge, the tuna gamey (I.e. not fresh) I should have canceled when I saw the sushi “chef” unwrapping his product from cellophane. Seared ahi was dry & lousy. An absolute disaster of an evening. Menu prices are 30% more than other premium restaurants AND THEN THEY ADD 20% surcharge for the restaurant. Maybe ok if food is great but it’s not.
  18. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Having had one other experience at Seastar that was quite enjoyable, I anticipated a great evening celebrating my wife's 60th with two of our children. It was a disappointment. The main course ordered by our daughter's boyfriend was the first thing served — by itself — prior to the appetizers and salads we'd ordered. When we brought that to the attention of the staff, we were dismissed as though they were perfectly aware that something was amiss and we shouldn't be troubled by it. No apology. The salads and appetizers, when they did come, were delicious, but my entree, the seared tuna, and our son's, the salmon, were unremarkable, and mine had quite obviously been sitting for some time while the others were being prepared. There was an inconsequential snafu associated with a nice desert that had been ordered by some friends as a gift to my wife. Not the end of the world, but simply added to an experience that wasn't up to the $$$$ prices at Seastar, an experience that comes with an automatic 20% tip added. I don't have a problem with a pricey menu or included tip, but I expect the meal and service to warrant it. In this case, neither came close. Wish we'd gone somewhere else, and likely won't return.

    Seastar Restaurant & Raw BarResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for sharing this experience at Seastar. I take every guest comment very seriously, investigate, and then follow up with the appropriate coaching of the staff. I am very sorry; the service you described at your table, and for this to happen on a special occasion makes the issue even worse. I can assure you that this will not happen again. I would like to send you a Gift Certificate with my sincere apology, in the hope that you will return and give us another chance. Mark Manca GM

  19. TG

    TheGlenns

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal and service, as usual. Halibut Ceviche was delightful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    first time. can't believe we waited so long to go the food was was fabulous and service was phenomenal.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nov 10th . We celebrated my husbands 60th Birthday with our family . We had a wonderful dinner. Amazing service.
  22. m

    masilva

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our "go-to" place for any occasion. Consistent quality and excellent service. Highly recommended.
  23. C

    Caseymt

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As always, the quality of the food and the service was excellent. Our only compliant is that, due to the layout of the restaurant space, it is very noisy when busy which negatively impacted the overall experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambience and service! Lovely dessert gifted to us for our anniversary. Diver scallops were outstanding.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always visit this restaurant when in Leavenworth. Amazing food!
  26. GP

    GaryP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sydney, our server, was FABULOUS! Our visitors from out of town were very impressed.
  27. PK

    PamK

    Seattle

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seastar is a longtime favorite and didn’t disappoint. It’s worth going just for the coconut cream pie.
  28. j

    jasonc

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Paella was excellent and the Halibut was perfect. We had two different salads, both of which were tasty but a tad large - we should have split one.
  29. MT

    MarcT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food selection for the Seattle Restaurant Week menu. The Petrale Sole was delicious as well as the spicy tuna role. Service was also very good.
  30. DK

    DrKoob

    Seattle

    240 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    240 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    I love how the noise level rating system says the loudest places are "energetic." When I spend $150 on a meal, I should be able to hear the person sitting next to me. I couldn't last night. The food was fine. We did the three-course Seattle Restaurant Week menu. The appetizer was excellent (wish I could have had three of these for every course), the entrée was fine (if you know what I mean), and the dessert was very good. Service was a little off as our server wrote the wrong table number on our ticket so the table next to us kept getting our food. I am sure they were surprised when the check arrived and they were charged for the bread that we ordered.
  31. SL

    SL18

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Restaurant is way too loud. Will not ever go again unless something is done about acoustics. We did Seattle Restaurant week menu and it was OK, not particularly good value. Again, most intrusive was the noise.
  32. M

    Mizman

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy the value and selection during Restaurant Week. The food and service are great!
  33. k

    kgwrocks

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Always a great experience here. Food and drink are great.
  34. GE

    GoodEats

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had an early dinner, so it was rather quiet. It became moderately loud around 5 pm. There were a few large parties. It was still enjoyable.
  35. PG

    PeterG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Every course we had did not disappoint.Bar and dining area are beautifully designed.. Only disappointment is they automatically add a 20% service fee to your bill(we were a party of 2). We expressed our concern and the manager took it off our bill. We want to provide a tip based on our servers interactions with us during our stay. Overall highly recommend this place
  36. RW

    RachelW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good were good as always. The waiter was very friendly and patient. It is a bit pricy but the overall experience was great.
  37. GC

    GrahamC100

    Seattle

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent food quality, excellent spirits and wine. Seastar never disappoints.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Yummy food! A little wait and salmon slightly overcooked due to many people with restaurant week. Otherwise a lovely time!
  39. AS

    ASeattle

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, great service, fun ambiance. Would highly recommend and the seafood and steaks are great.
  40. CK

    CosmoKlee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food presentation was beautiful (Black Pepper Seared Ahi) and delicious, and the Creme Brulee was amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 456-0010.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4251 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 55 times today
Google Map for Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

205 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Bellevue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer validated parking for 3 hours. The garage is located below the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Howie

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (425) 456-0010

  • Catering

    Weddings, private dinners, theme parties, cooking classes or special events. Seastar's professional off-site catering team can take care of your needs. Your menu will be designed specifically for your event by Chef Howie. We are a full service provider, taking care of all your tables, chairs, rentals, linen, service, entertainment and food and beverage needs. Please call or email us at catering@seastarrestaurant.com for more information!

  • Private party facilities

    We Do All The Work, You Have All The Fun! John Howie Catering private dining options at Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar will accommodate a small, intimate group or up to 250 guests for both seated or cocktail-style events.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Corbett: (425) 456-1892

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