Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.7
3839 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
What 3839 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGigi
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food as always. Seastar is one of our favorite restaurants!

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sreehari
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seastar has been our goto restaurant to celebrate any special occasion. Love their sushi and the cedar plank roasted salmon is our favorite. Their crab cakes are delicious too. Service has always been great. I have never had a negative experience since I have been going there ( from 2013).

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vipSamM
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great, but food mediocre. Poke very salty.

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SteveM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an early Mother’s Day dinner with our son and granddaughter (1yr). Seastar is one of our favorite restaurants. Our meal was impeccably prepared and delicious. They accommodated our granddaughter who handled her first fine dining experience without disturbing other diners. 🙂
I would recommend Seastar to anyone who enjoys good food well prepared and efficiently served! Kudos to the entire Seastar staff for a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Erica was excellent! Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great and the seafood was delicious.

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Zebra
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience and server are kindly for us. we like to sea star

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LorettaP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Seastar but definitely not the last.

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ScottR
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! Best salmon I’ve ever had!

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Winniwoman
New England
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place I've ever had a Mai Tai that tasted like those I've had in Hawaii. Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. The only thing they could improve would be the dessert selection.

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RandyY
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I was expecting so much more. Our dinner was very expensive, over $250 for two people. Yes we had two cocktails and two glasses of wine, but still.

However the quality of the food wasn't much better than McCormick and Schmick's. The sushi was slightly fishy (but okay). Grilled Salmon and Sole were just okay.

For those kind of prices I would expect it to be so much better, but sadly it wasn't. The staff was fantastic, however.

Ambience felt a bit corporate. Kind of like a place you'd go to for a business lunch and not for fine dining.

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RandC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. Every staff member we encountered was warm and professional. Our server was especially accommodating and helpful. The manager also greeted our table and visited with us for a bit. Thank you for another wonderful dining experience.

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MichaelP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service was superb and went above and beyond to make it a special night for our us and our friends. One of the best restaurant experiences we have had in quite awhile!

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SergeyG
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Pricey, not worth it. Decorated in 60s and not updated much since.
Raw fish was excellent quality though, gets a start or 2.
Recommended by waiter dish (clams in thai coconut sauce) was awful and probably an experiment gone wrong. They offered to get something else though.
Wines selection was good and prices comparable. Heard cocktails were good, but didn't get to that.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seastar is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent. On our most recent visit on April 30, 2021 there was an automatic 20% “service charge“ added to the check. I have never been a fan of automatic service charges because regardless of the quality of service and/or food you still tip 20%. This will cause us to go there less frequently now. If at all. 😕

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DavidL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Seafood food

Superb Service

Delicious Manhattan

Wonderful Desserts

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Whynotsich
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.
We had excellent service and the entire staff was very attentive.
We all had the seafood stew and it was very good
Caesar salad was delic.
They made us feel welcome and attended to our every need.
Can’t wait to go back!!!!

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Sasquatch
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SeaStar is one of our favorite restaurants. This is the first sit down restaurant we visited once we got vaccinated and things started opening back up. The food was wonderful. The service was excellent. We enjoyed the "Seattle Restaurant dine out" menu. It was a very good value.

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Natasha
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delicious meal with excellent service. Spicy ahi roll appetizer i better than what you get in most Japanese restautants. Their seafood is always cooked to perfection and their panna cotta is excellent. Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to simply have a superior Tuesday night dinner.

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GaylonB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I enjoyed the crab cakes. The salmon was good, the fillet minion was nothing to brag about. It is really hard to not enjoy a fillet, but the 6oz one was meh. Overall the experience and quality of the food is not worth the premium price.

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viprbk3
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure. Both the staff and the food were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Presentations were over the top. We just moved close by so it will be one of our Go To restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the beginning of Covid. Did not disappoint - was great value on SRW.

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DanW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great attentive service.
We always enjoy our visits

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jyip
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for the Seattle Restaurant Week. And oysters were great (as always) as well as the salmon and sole that we had ordered. Deserts were also good too. Not to mention they have a full list of wines and beverages. Will visit again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Very poor service. I suspect the waitress was the sole reason for our experience. I told her I needed fish cooked all the way through for medical reasons. She told me that the Mahi Mahi was always cooked thoroughly. It was just seared when it arrived. She took the forked pieces back and said she would throw them on the grill. I would have expedited a new piece of fish for $50. Afterwards, she was very condescending as said “so are you happy now ?” Salad and soup was served prior to getting our drinks. She brought a dessert menu to my daughter and said “the birthday girl can pick out her dessert “. We thought it was complimentary. It was not. All around not good and we won’t be going back.

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JenniferW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good food but server seemed overworked and walked off in the middle of while I was ordering to tend to another table.

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Foodie78
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rarely do I give the top rating to anything. The service was excellent. As to the food, everything was very tasty. However my swordfish was a tad bit dry. The oysters were excellent. We will go back again when in town.

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Lovetravel
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seastar is one of my favorite restaurants in the Seattle area and it once again, was an excellent experience. The food is top-notch, good portion size, fresh and tasty, and the service is equally good. It's a beautiful restaurant as well, not too formal but very tastefully decorated. I will return for sure.

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KellyN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I dined by myself a d felt very comfortable.
Food was hot and the servers were all very friendly.

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TrishaM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere! We went for my husbands birthday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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EricL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is my second time visited this restaurant. Food is great and service is wonderful. We ordered from the Seattle Restaurant Week Menu and the server informed me they might run out of the oyster. But he came out with a higher quality of oyster since he knew I really would like the oyster. I think that was very nice of him to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and delicious food. Little pricey, but large portions and fabulous presentation! Definitely going into my personal Restaurant Hall of Fame.

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Clemens
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, great cocktails, and spectacular (but pricey) wine list. The service is friendly, witty, and efficient. The ambience suffers under a lack of decoration and feels a bit empty. The background music (80s disco) was odd and unfitting the elegant food and awesome wine experience.

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jmlarr4dinner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and fantastic service. Beautiful presentation. Another great evening at Seastar!!!

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Slmm
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service! However I strongly object to the 20% service charge going only to the restaurant. I am happy to pay a service charge, but that money should go to those who are serving, not the company. It’s very greedy of Seastar to not share that money with the waitstaff/bartenders, etc. Am not sure we will go back there.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank You for the feedback. I believe that there is a misunderstanding. Yes we do collect the 20% Service Charge, and that money is then distributed to the hourly service staff that provided your experience. This includes the Server (who gets the biggest portion), the Server Assistant, Bartender, Hostess, Sommelier, and Kitchen staff. Any Salary staff including management and ownership do not receive any of these funds. We pride ourselves in providing industry leading compensation which includes Wages, Commissions, and Benefits. Thank You again for your feedback and I hope that this explination clears things up. Mark Manca GM

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lukane
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice experience! The service was over the top and the food was truly exceptional. Will be coming back again soon.

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BillM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Great food. Great service. My favorite restaurant.

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 3839 OpenTable diners.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://seastarrestaurant.com/giftcards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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