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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.7
4.7
4080 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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Booked 65 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 4,080 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Seafood

  • Eastside

    Most Booked

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  1. SC

    ScottC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Seastar is an outstanding restaurant. Wonderful evening.

  2. F

    Fred

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful way to celebrate my wife's birthday dinner.

  3. A

    Ananya

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Incredible food and service as always. I got the torched salmon belly, truffle fries and the bourbon creme brulee. The salmon belly was so tender and melted in my mouth. I don’t ever want to eat salmon again unless it’s in that form! The truffle fries were crunchy and good to share with the table. Four of us shared the creme brulee and it was even more flavorful than the regular vanilla creme brulee. Overall, perfect!

  4. ER

    EllenR

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Food is excellent but service was poor. We had reservations but had to wait to be seated as table was not ready. Then we waited 15 minutes before anyone showed up at all to take a drink order. It went on like that all evening. No refreshing of our water at any point in our meal even. Poor service when a 20% service charge is added to the bill without regard to quality of service. Food is excellent but given the poor service, I would say the restaurant is not worth what we paid.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    it was absolutely amazing!!!! incredibly quick service and delicious food!!! 10/10 would definitely recommend💖

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This restaurant is amazing. The food is superb.

  7. CM

    CMar

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Music became too loud at times, and the choice of music was not equal to the fine dining.

  8. HW

    HeatherW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    The food was amazing but the service was lacking. It was busy, but there were plenty of servers walking around. Our waitress was barely around.

  9. RP

    RobinP

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner and service was exceptional.

  10. PS

    PaulS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Very loud. Ok food for the money. Not the best value. 20% automatic tip is pathetic. I was going to give 20% but don’t appreciate entitlement without earning tip first.

  11. A

    Abox

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great, I think the only thing that was slightly surprising when we arrived was the 20% service charge added on to the bill. Would have been nice to have this communicated ahead of time

  12. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Our server was VERY SLOW. Lots of waiting time for ordering anything, then for anything to arrive to the table. This occurred between every course. Food was great, as usual. It was wonderful to feel the buzz in the dining room again. Drawbacks-- it was very loud and the room was very HOT due to the number of diners and the humid weather.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Filets were overcooked than we ordered and too salty.

  14. RY

    RonY

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food and ambiance. Service is slow and could be due to staffing shortage.

  15. m

    mac3

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food - especially the sauces. Excellent service and a wonderful wine selection. A little noisy when full. Memorable dinner with my family.

  16. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Ordered the Australian waygu, it wasn’t what I expected at all… I expected buttery melting slightly bitter taste, but it was just plain and bitter, not good at all:( ordered the steak and lobster(80oz filet mignon, and some lobster) was really good and the potatoes that came with it hugged my tastes buds and gave them a kiss on the cheek 😄 also they apologized for the first steak and where very nice, I thought they would make me pay for the wagyu I sent back and I wouldn’t of minded to only $110 or something like that, but they gladly brought me a menu again and apologized multiple times for the inconvenience to my stay. Overall overpriced for the experience I got, I would rather spend the same money at Ascend for a 10x better experience and overall service :) Also waited another 25 minutes on top of my reservation time. Major problem with a lot of places though, so wasn’t really to upset, just why do I even make a reservation for a set time when I don’t actually get sat down there (note I usually come in 5-10 before my reservation and that time waiting is fine since I expect to get sat at the time I made my damn reservation for…)

  17. E

    Emmy

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing as was the service and ambiance - a great place to have a birthday dinner!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    All the food was overcooked, dry and tasteless. First bad meal in about 20 years.

    Seastar Restaurant & Raw BarResponded on May 2, 2022

    Thank You Bruce, This helps me pinpoint the issues. I will investigate and and share with the staff involved. Please accept my apology and I would appreciate your mailing address so I can send you a gift certificate with the hope that you will give us another try. It sounds like you have been a guest of ours for a while, and I always appreciate feedback when we have not lived up to your expectations. Cheers, Mark

  19. PJ

    PattiJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1

    The food was average, and the service was poor. We had a group a 7 dining and our waiter never checked up in us about drinks. Had to flag down the sommelier to help us find our waiter. The restaurant is extremely noisy so at our large round table you could not hear anyone on the other side we all had to yell to be heard. I won't be going back.

  20. g

    groble

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The Good; Fantastic food. The Bad; We came in at 8:30pm for a reserved table, but felt like the server wanted to go home. They close seating at 9pm, which to me means that the restaurant can ask you to leave by 11pm. We spent more than $150 per person so she should have paid a little more attention. Tip was included, so maybe that is why she didn't care. (The tip was $200+)

    Seastar Restaurant & Raw BarResponded on May 2, 2022

    Dear groble, Thank you for the review. I never want a Guest to feel that we are not 100% grateful for their patronage. You were seated during our hour of operation and should have received the same experience as if you were seated at the beginning of the night. Please accept my apology. I would love to send you a gift certificate towards you next visit at Seastar.

  21. L

    Luv2eat

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1

    The Appetizer Tower was delightful. The shrimp were so tender, not over cooked, and the butter/sriracha sauce was a flavor bomb! We suggest that you list on the menu that tarragon is an ingredient in the lobster roll.

  22. SF

    SteveFox

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The sushi was amazing - Sea Bass exceptional and the Steelhead was great as well. Loved our waiter. It was a wonderful experience. Thanks!

  23. S

    Shivabali

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate from the Raw Bar, had southern classics, steak and cooked fish. Everything was outstanding. Great service, attentive and friendly staff. Thanks for a great experience.

  24. RC

    RichardC

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Rafael was a little over attentive but that’s better than being ignored, as it can often happen in the post-COVID era.

  25. TF

    TastyFoodWA

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. Food is always exceptional and the service is great. Variety of choice and always super fresh. Seafood is exceptional.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is a great restaurant. Great food and service. The only odd thing is the city street view and people walking by. For some reason - I always get seated right in the front section. It’s not noticeable in the winter but April to October, you are right on the sidewalk ! Not sure people outside can see in but it is a detractor. However, overall a five star place

  27. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My go to seafood restaurant in Bellevue. Salmon is king!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here. I had a great experience, will me back .

  29. A

    Annie

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seastar is one of our very favorite restaurants for special occasions. No matter the occasion, it never disappoints! Our server was very attentive & made sure our anniversary dinner was extra special!

  30. T

    Tiffany

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Celebrated my husband bday. The menu had some adventurous dishes and also had options for those who aren’t as food adventurous. The service was excellent and I felt everyone did their part in making the place feel special. I think there’s some room for improvement in some of the dishes. The salmon bites were way too big and was a tad messy to eat. The sushi was similar to what I could get at any American sushi establishment. The food was pricy and I think it more covers for the excellent service. Would I come back here for next years bday meal? Probably not. However I could see myself bringing in my in-laws who aren’t keen of anything adventurous, but would rather be taken well cared for by staff.

  31. D

    Diana

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Easter dinner ever!! Wonderful fish and seafood.

  32. NS

    NoreenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat if you like fish! Service was great and staff were friendly.

  33. T

    Tbik

    Seattle

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints!

  34. R

    Review123

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We went to Seastar for restaurant week and the food was amazing. It was very worth it! There is an automatic 20% gratuity and I’m not sure if that’s why we didn’t receive the best service. The server wasn’t very friendly and was short with us. She didn’t check in with our table to see if we needed anything. Other than that, we have no other complaints. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner.

  35. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience3

    A bit disappointed w the quality of the food during SRW. Salmon was dry, flourless chocolate cake was dry & hard. The only thing good was the spicy ahi tuna. My husband came home w a terrible stomach ache too. Too bad as I was looking forward to a nice meal but ended up disappointed.

  36. DP

    DianeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very accommodating to our party of 5 celebrating post nuptials. Chef surprised the wedding couple with a complimentary truffle gift. Nice finishing touch to a fabulous meal!

  37. AM

    AlisonM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding, as was the food. I loved the ambiance here.

  38. I

    Imaserver

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Everything was descent but for the price the food and service all need some refinement. The plating was basic and so was the service. The creme brûlée was too eggy and the panna cotta was gritty. The pear kamikaze was awesome.

  39. a

    africanqueen

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the first time for all four of us at Seastar. We were very impressed with all aspects of our experience and all of us decided we would definitely come back . The petrale sole was perfect and the Passion fruit panna cotta was sublime. Three cheers to the chef and his staff, and the same for the people serving the patrons. A first class operation without a stuffy vibe.

  40. K

    Kosta

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was during restaurant week. Great selection, everything was good to excellent.

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 4080 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 65 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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