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About Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

Chef John Howie's Award Winning Northwest Cuisine. Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar was voted "The best new restaurant in Western Washington by the viewers of KING5 Evening Magazine", and named the "Best new wine list in America by FOOD & WINE, July 2003". Chef Howie's menu offers fresh Pacific Northwest seafood, Kobe steaks, corn fed Nebraskan beef, pasta, salad and tantalizing raw bar items such as sushi, ceviche, poke and fresh shucked oysters.

205 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3:30pm-6:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 456-0010

Website:
http://seastarrestaurant.com/

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!

Parking Details:
Valet is offered for a $10 charge during dinner service, and is free of charge during lunch. Also offers validated parking (3 hours at dinner and 1 1/2 hour at lunch) for parking garage located below the building.

Executive Chef:
John Howie

Private Party Facilities:
Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar offers several catering facilities. The Seastar Room, The Civica Room, The Fireside Room and for weddings & larger events we offer The Great Room and West Patio. Seastar will provide you with the attentive and detailed service that will make your event extra special.
We also specialize in off site catering. We can bring Seastar to you, for all your special events. Please feel free to contact us via email at catering@seastarrestaurant.com.

Private Party Contact:
Rachel Lloyd and Shae McDougal: (425) 456-1892

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Good for a Date (51)
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Business Meals (46)
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Great for Lunch (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Romantic (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Local Ingredients (20)
Healthy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Casual (15)
Authentic (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Hot Spot (9)
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 (Seattle)·Dined a day ago

Amazing food and everything was fresh and tasty! Waiter was personable and very helpful. Yes it is spendy, but worth every last bite! We recommend everything!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Got in early before crowd. Quickly seated. Decent table. Friendly service. Scallops trio was very good. Bread service with good butter. Lobster mash potatoes very good. Crab salad was good, a little thick on the dressing. Filet Mignon was very tender, asked for medium, got more med rare, still good enough not to send back. Asparagus perfectly cooked. French red wine by glass paired perfect with steak. $160

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·Dined 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I went on Valentines Day. It was crowded but did not feel like it was noisy. It felt private and like we were given enough great service. Food was great. Will definitely go again, just expect to pay at least $100 for 2 people.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

It was Valentine's Day and Seastar was very crowded. They had added more tables, but the service was still very timely and excellent. If you like seafood, Seastar has lots of options and the food came out promptly and hot even with the crowd.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our dinner was very tasty. We have been here many times and enjoy it immensely. Service is good and appetizers, drinks and meals are very timely. We will be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

When I wanted a place to take my nephew on his visit to the Seattle area, I selected Seastar for it’s great seafood. We had two preparations of the king salmon and the scallops - great choices. Also enjoyed the crab cakes and crab bisque.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

We went on a Sunday evening. We’re new to the area so we’re randomly picking restaurants as we discover what we like. I had oysters, tuna crudo, and diver scallops. My husband had filet. It was all just wonderful. I recommend and will also return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was hot , cooked just the way I ordered . I had steak, she had salmon. Both thought they were very good. Sea food tower was appetizer . Scallops and crab cake were good. Prawns were battered and I didn’t like that.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

SeaStar is a great restaurant, we visited it many times and considered the best one around. It is still very good, but after remodeling it seems to lose some part of the charm, in all respects - food is not exactly as it was, interior is trivialized, service is not as exquisite - only the prices went up. Pity...

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed a delicious dinner, which included the seafood stew, black cod and salads. Exceptional service from Christa!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

a bit disappointing. we have eaten there a few time and have been very happy. this time was a little off. soup was much less impressive than the last time we ate there. salmon was overcooked and quite dry. some of the small plates were less flavorful than previously. continue to be very noisy. would try again maybe had a off night or the chef was less attentive than usual.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food and service as usual. French press coffee was a nice touch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

All of the food we had was very good: crab cake appetizer, jambalaya entre, scallops entre. Coffee was served in a press, which was very nice.
Server was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

One of the best seafood restaurants in town; always fresh and tasty. The new remodel made the atmosphere even better.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

My girlfriend could not get over how good her scallops were. Best she'd ever had and she kept making an almost inappropriate face in reaction to how good they were.

My salmon was pretty good. The creme brulee was excellent and the wine selection was good. Top notch service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

local favorite, always delivers good quality, keeps you coming back again and again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great night out

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food and service was excellent. The only concern was that parking was advertised as included but without notification it was limited to 90 minutes and resulted in a charge when we exited in 91 minutes!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Don't like the bread charge but other than that everything is fabulous especially the Steelhead. Must try!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food nicely presented and was excellent. Atmosphere is pleasant.The waitress was attentive, but not intrusive and made sure all of our dishes were as we ordered them.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food is always good (occasionally great) and service very attentive. As it's not a cheap meal, they need to keep a very high standard and last weekend's meal had great appetizers (scallops and mushroom/shrimp Shu Mai) and good King Salmon - the sides were a bit bland (mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts - more seasoning and the sprouts needed a hard sear).

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (SW Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have eaten here many, many times. Unfortunately it isn’t what it once was. The food when we finally got it was excellent—Steelhead is still the best I have enjoyed anywhere..period. The service since the remodeling and restaffing has been less than adequate. We waited 30 minutes for the salad course and another 40 minutes for our entree. To charge $4.00 for a breadbasket with five rolls and three flatbreads is unacceptable. All in all an average experience in a restaurant that used to be my favorite. Too bad.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a wonderful evening, were treated very well for a birthday dinner, with some special treatment and a private corner at 6 pm. Our waitress was excellent and helped with the Vegan options and wine selection. We had not been there for years, so it was great to see that the restaurant was still as good as we experienced quite some time ago.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great location for Bellevue business lunch. Service was excellent

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Really good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

All the above responses are accurate. However, we were in a party of five and three of the five got sick that evening and into the next day. Perhaps, some of the raw fish was not fresh but something made us ill. I will contact the restaurant to let them know.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We ordered a seafood pasta and a grilled salmon. The pasta was way over cooked and tasted very dull. The pasta noodles were all stuck together like a big loaf of bread. It was the worst pasta in my life. They also looked like they forgot to add any salt to the pasta. I eat pretty healthy with less salt than most people, but their dishes basically had no taste. We just ate the seafood and could not even try to swallow pasta. Their seafood was very fresh though. The grilled salmon was alright, but could have added a bit more seasoning as well. It came with the mashed potatoes and grilled brussel sprouts. The sides were both good with moderate seasoning. The server was very attentive. Overall, I am disappointed with my first visit here and I would not want to come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food quanity is ridiculous, when it says crab legs, you should get crab legs, not a crab piece the size of your pinky finger. Also, extremely salty.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Gf birthday

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 17, 2018

What an incredible experience had multiple items off the menu and it was delish. Be sure to stick to the seafood it is undoubtedly their specialty.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Everything was terrific BUT the noise level was beyond reasonable. It required one to shout to here across the table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Been here 5 times over the past 4 years and always have had an outstanding experience, except this time. When you're paying $300 for two people (including 6 drinks, tip and tax) you expect a top notch experience. This time the server was slow and inattentive. We had to flag her down when we wanted something. The food in general was good, but my wife's fillet mignon was tough and overcooked (suppose to be medium and came well done and dry as a bone).
The plate my wife's steak was on was warped and wouldn't sit flat on the table. When she tried to cut into the meat it was like there was a marble under the plate! Weird, but not a deal breaker.
They did bring us a replacement steak within 10 minutes, but it wasn't very tender so we gave it to the dogs.
The place was only about half full on a Monday night so I can't imagine they were too busy to pay attention to details.
Their Pear Kamikaze drink is phenomenal.
We won't be back for a long, long time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food has changed since remodel. We used to be regulars but we won’t be going back. Service was slow. Food was sub par.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Seastar never fails to impress, and be a special dining experience. Personal service, wonderful food selections and a convenient location. It's great for a special occasion (a birthday, in this instance) or just a nice dinner out. I'd call this moderately priced for great food.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Go-you won’t be disappointed. Excellent menu, food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Kitchen very willing to make adjustments to menu items to meet customer's requests. And simply SUPERB wait staff. Awesome!! (PS: Crab cakes are hands down, the best I have ever had!!)

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The staff and atmosphere was very nice. However the food fell short of our expectations. The clams and oysters were great but when it came to our main dish, we had to send back the King Salmon. It was over cooked and the sides had no flavor. The scallops were cooked perfectly however the risotto was so rich it was difficult to eat.
The staff was very friendly when it came to selecting a different dish for my partner to eat (salmon replacement) but the overall quality of the food will not be sending us back any time soon.
Very disappointing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Appetizers we're great. Better than the entrees actually, but the entrees we're good. We ordered oysters and they came after the entrees. The guy who brought them apologized and said they would be free but we we're charged.

I like it. Our winter was good. It is on the high end when you consider everything.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We were in Bellevue from Washington DC for work and picked this restaurant off the internet for dinner after our flight. Our server, Walter, was fantastic and the food was delicious! We highly recommend it!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Perfect place to celebrate my wife's birthday. Great setting, excellent food, awesome attention by Erica and a memorable evening!

Tags: Special Occasion
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