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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.6
4.6
4192 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 30 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 4,192 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Seafood

  • Eastside

    Special Occasion

  • Eastside

    Most Booked

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  1. EP

    ElPresto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Peppered Ahi was amazing. Salmon was so bad we had to send it back (and I NEVER send food back).
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, very good service. The staff, from reception to valet are fantastic.
  3. EJ

    ErikJ

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Both the pork and the halibut were over cooked. At least the pork was just $17. The halibut was $ 51. It should be impossible to have a dry piece of fish anywhere in coastal Washington but this restaurant found a way .

    Seastar Restaurant & Raw BarResponded 4 days agoThank you for your feedback. We always appreciate feedback from our guests, it is one of the ways we make decisions on what needs to improve at our restaurants. I am sorry that we overcooked your halibut and the pork appetizer. We do guarantee all our products and if something is not to your liking we prefer to know right away so we can fix it inside the Restaurant immediately. Please reach out to me so I may send you a gift certificate with the hopes that you will return and give us another try. Look forward to serving you again soon. Mark Manca GM Seastar restaurant

  4. DG

    DonG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent choice for seafood aficionados who were celebrating a silver anniversary.
  5. r

    rc8647

    Seattle

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and our server did a great job.
  6. S

    Seahusky

    Palm Springs

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    we had a great dinner celebrating my birthday. service was great with Natascha. it was all great except we had a table next to the entrance and the traffic was constant.
  7. KA

    KAMHO

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but a little pricey. Service was excellent.
  8. CO

    ChristopherO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meeting my half sister. Hard to hear others
  9. BH

    BruceH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We celebrated our anniversary there and they paid special attention to us.
  10. SI

    SaltyInSeattle

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It's been before Covid that we've been to Seastar; so happy to return. On a Wednesday evening, the place was hopping. We had the Chilean Sea Bass and Mahi Mahi dishes, and were reminded of what makes Seastar so great; the amazing food. Both fish were cooked perfectly, and the flavors and accompanying veggies were composed and delicious. Service was perfect. Thanks Seastar for another memorable anniversary!
  11. BK

    BillK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff makes you feel important and that they're genuinely happy to serve you. Then meal was outstanding!
  12. k

    klam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    $52 for 6 scallops is crazy expensive - Then Seastar adds 20% service fee? I'm not sure I will be back or that I will recommend. Too many good restaurants that do not add a service fee. If the restaurant needs more money then add it to the menu prices.
  13. AA

    AlohaAnnie

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG! This was over the top good! John Howie, baby your back! Everything was perfection! Especially the food; preparation : New inventive quality ingredients ( I had the Halibut with a potato chip crust with crispy browned yummyness with a super moist delectable halibut over a summer vegetable salad perfectly dressed), ( my husband had the Parmesan crusted Sole, how the fish was moist and the crust brown and crispy was pure culinary talent!) so many delightful entrees ii was hard to choose. The Ahi Poke and Sushi; fresh perfectly dressed. Th crab bisque had actual crab and artfully presented, so good your tempted to lick the bowl. We finished with Bourban Buterscotch Cream Burlee, oh my flavor explosion! Mike Dropped! The team at Sea Star fantastic. I have delighted in dinning all over the world better than Noma when it was number one restaurant in the world. Michelin are you listening?
  14. EE

    ErinE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food never fails. busy restaurant but part of the fun. really enjoy the ambience.
  15. SW

    SherryWoods

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We moved to the area 6 years ago and this was our first restaurant. Now we have moved back to Nashville and ended our stay with this restaurant. Still great food and a fun night with dear friends. Thank you for being consistently great!
  16. JL

    JamesL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the hostess, waitstaff, and superb waitress Sidney - the service was attentive and excellent. And, as expected from a John Howie restaurant, the food (sushi; seared Ahi tuna; jambalaya) were impeccably cooked and presented.
  17. R

    Rich

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time in Bellevue and had to try the #1 restaurant. I see why, food was fresh and tasty. See the photos for a couple of the highlights!
  18. PI

    PatI

    Seattle

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite for a special occasion dinner or a long lunch. Love the seasonal menu. Food is outstanding. Highly recommend.
  19. TC

    TheColonies

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Wine list challenging. We did add tip even though we were told service was included and didn’t have to. Have the bisque! Great way to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Patrons ignored business casual dress code mostly.

    Seastar Restaurant & Raw BarResponded on September 13, 2022Thank You for the kind words. I will share this with the staff. Cheers! Mark Manca GM

  20. LF

    LaurieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time (my adult daughters and me) and it didn’t disappoint. I also had never used Open Table and it was easy to use. The service is outstanding and the food was fresh and tasty with good sized portions. We will definitely be back for special occasions.
  21. DB

    DionneB

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decided to try one of John Howie's restaurants for a special occasion. The service was great, reservations at 4:30pm to beat the rush, clean, great food, great drinks & the service was great as well. Dragon Verde was a excellent cocktail. We enjoyed the 3 fishes crudo, Toro Nigiri & the Tim’s potato chip crusted Halibut. We can do steak & lobster at home. The oysters were the best, so fresh, sweet & creamy. We'll be back for Happy Hour & Oysters for sure.
  22. SH

    SunilH

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but not exceptional
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside of a disappointing bread service the meal was excellent. The JH bourbon butterscotch brûlée was a real treat!
  24. MG

    MartyG

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a great seafood restaurant, so good we drive two hours to eat here. Halibut ceviche had tender halibut and well-balanced flavors. Swordfish that melted in my mouth. Sea bass and soba noodles with perfectly prepared fish and great flavor balance. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions.
  25. P

    Prentice

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Excellent accompanying wines. Highly recommend!
  26. C

    helaineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea star is very expensive, more of a special occasion restaurant but the quality and service were excellent.
  27. SC

    StanC

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Anniversary dinner.
  28. MC

    MindyC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seafood was great. $100 steaks over cooked & tough.
  29. CK

    CoachKap

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a well put together dining experience. Everything has been mindfully assembled - tables, spacing, chairs, settings. And it'a place filled with service professionals who really know what they're doing. The menu is robust and the food is well plated, promptly delivered and damn delicious. I may not be able to afford to go back back I sure would go back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious dinner celebrating our anniversary. Wonderful service. We had a sushi roll appetizer, then ordered the halibut and scallops for dinner. Amazing!
  31. M

    Manowar

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Unfortunately not a good experience. White wine was warm, also the bottle of Pellegrino. Too loud. Mandatory 20% service charge. Starter salad arrived with the entree's.
  32. s

    swg425

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a 92nd Birthday.
  33. RB

    RichardB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal - well presented, sensible portions and in an environment that was not crowded and over-noisy. Although expensive, well worth the money.
  34. O

    Overpriced

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding, server was excellent.
  35. TE

    TateE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday. Every course stood on its own in presentation and taste. The service was impeccable. I told my family who were dining with me that having eaten at SeaStar it was going to be hard to go elsewhere.
  36. G

    Gary

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    This was our first time back to Seastar since the pandemic started, and we were looking forward to celebrating a birthday. As usual, the food was excellent. Unfortunately, our server seemed to be a little overwhelmed by the tables she was covering, and the service suffered. The noise level in the room was very high.
  37. L

    Lovesunvalley

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dinner was excellent. The menu is large and the quality and variety of the food is excellent. Ohh the flavors! Fish is totally fresh.
  38. f

    fracrat

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of our best meals ever are at Seastar. Swordish is hard to get perfect....but they do it. Great salad always. It doesnt have the view that some restaurants have...but its about the food. Great meal and service.
  39. JJ

    JulieJ

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Best gluten free dining experience that we have had in a long time!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and an incredibly attentive wait staff!

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 4.6 stars by 4192 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 30 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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