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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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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
Good for a Date (55)
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Business Meals (54)
Fit for Foodies (52)
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Creative Cuisine (48)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Groups (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Healthy (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Romantic (23)
Casual (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Seasonal (16)
Authentic (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fun (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
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Quick Bite (4)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

I understand it was a Friday during the holidays and consequently very noisy. I thought one o'clock would beat some of the crowd. I asked to be seated by the east windows. We were seated by the south windows in the larger, noisy room. It was difficult to talk and hear :-(

I normally love this restaurant. Today it was just OK. Even the food presentation was a tad off

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Our dinner was awesome! Caryn was fun, informative, and never intrusive during our meal. Food was well prepared and seasonings were great. Chocolate raspberry dessert was the perfect complement to our Seghesio Zinfandel.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service are great. Crab Bisque is amazing. Only issue I have is, they charge for bread service which they have not before. However, they make up for it, for the birthday truffles they present you at the end of the meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner as always when I fly into Seattle for client meetings. The food was fantastic and the service was spot on. I do have some negative feedback to share that related to other high end restaurants as well. During dinner at Seastar they began taking dinner plates away when some of us were still eating which is a pet peace of mind when you’re spending over $30 a plate...You would never see that in a fine dining establishment in Europe but in the US we’ve become used to it...

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and flexible accommodations for our large group. The food was first class as was the ambiance. Because our dining area had glass walls and large groups the sound level was high but not a major distraction. I plan to entertain important clients at Seastar often!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The best grilled medium rare salmon I've ever tried.
The best espresso.
The best hand made chocolate truffles.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We celebrated the holidays with 7 of us. Our server was pleasant and helpful. We had the Seastar appetizer tower. Very expensive for the small amount of food. Dinner was very tasty but not exceptional. And for their prices, everything should be exceptional. Uncertain if we'd return. Very good by every measure but again, not exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I've been to this restaurant before in a casual setting and it was great. It was NOT good for the business meal we had Saturday as the service was way too slow (and the restaurant was not particularly crowded). The food was good but pricey - and not worth the value given the 2.5 hours we spent at the table.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food and service is amazing. No issues there.

However... the ambient noise level was way too loud for dining, and reminded me much more of a trendy bar rather than a high-end restaurant. Conversation was difficult due to being drowned out by other customers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

As always great food by John Howie. This is one of the best places in Bellevue and one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. Highly recommend this place for any occassion

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I’ve been to Seastar several times during my travel to the Seattle area. My husband loves salmon so I decided to take him for dinner. It was just ok. The food did not seem as fresh as it has been in the past and his salmon was not cooked as he asked. Very disappointing for a very expensive dinner. Server was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was more interesting in the way it was described than in the way it tasted. My Seafood Cobb was about a "4" on a scale of one to ten. We started at 1:00 on a Friday afternoon and we were pushed to conform the server's schedule instead of our own. The ambiance was improved by the remodel but food seems somehow of lower quality than before. Just saying.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best seafood in Bellevue. They shouldn't charge for bread, but they do.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The cedar plank salmon was absolutely delicious and practically melted in my mouth. The rice that it came with, however, left much to be desired. Frankly, it was quite bland and it seemed like it was only only the plate because someone thought the dish needed a starch/grain.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The remodel is beautiful. The service and food excellent! The coconut cream pie is crazy good and a fun dessert to share

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Consistently excellent. Attentive but not obtrusive service. Conversation friendly. Quality and presentation well worth the price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Jason was fantastic and the meal delicious

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was good but not exceptional. The soy marinade was too overpowering in the blackcod and the ahi poke could do without a little less onion. Willing to give this place another try based on the overall good service and ambiance.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We went to Seastar to celebrate my daughters 5th Birthday. Andrea was our server and made our special evening absolutely AMAZING! The good was top notch. I'm so thankful they just brought back the Thai Beef appetizer. Yum! Thank you Seastar for always being our very FAVORITE place to celebrate!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

REALLY REALLY LOUD during lunch. Brought the wrong food, food was cool (not hot). Used to love this place...

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our visit started out a bit rough as our server did not know we were her table. After 15 minutes I had to go to the front and ask them to find our server. Once that was sorted out our server went way out of her way to make up for the mistake and we had a very wonderful time and the food though a bit pricey was amazing as was of course the overall experience. Definitely will go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

A great dining experience with professional and pleasant staff and management team. Menu options and food ingredients are outstanding. The dining room is very spacious and offers a relaxing setting and enjoyable atmosphere.
The seafood options are super impressive and possible the best in town. The bar experience is one of the best in Bellevue.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great experience! Food and service were both excellent. Love this place! Great menu!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Absolutely incredible. From beginning to end my day and I were nothing short of impressed. The mood, ambience, food, drinks, service, etc. everything was top notch. Not to mention the little truffles they give you that melt in your mouth at the end of your meal. Nice little touch. I would absolutely recommend.

They have sooo much to choose from it can be a little overwhelming at first. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Phenomenal wine list. Ask server for good pairings. Nice representation of local foods.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We really enjoyed the food, we celebrated a family birthday, and seafood was requested. Sea Star was the perfect option.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Servers were slow to find our table, but the Manager made it up to us.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The seafood is excellent here- the remodel looked real nice. Excellent service and great appetizers too. It is expensive, so be ready for that. One thing that we thought was cheap was they asked if we wanted bread, and we said yes. Later, saw they charged 4 dollars for the bread. Have not seen that before, and they didn't used to do that. Their bread basket was not as good as it used to be either.... Anyway, we had a great time and it was worth the splurge.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I used to love Seastar, but they just remodeled and their prices went up about 20-25%. It was my birthday and the server convinced me to get a dessert so she could put a candle on it. In the end they also charged me $7 for my two scoops of ice cream. overall, the food is good, but the bump in prices is annoying.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was my husband's 59th birthday that we were sharing with 4 friends and it was perfect. We were seated at the furthest corner from the entry, which was perfect because we can sometimes get loud (Irish Catholics, etc.). Christa was our server and she was absolutely fabulous throughout the entire evening. Everyone had something dinner ranging from the lobster tail to poke bowl to small plates of steamers, crab cakes & scallops. There wasn't a disappointing dish among the group. And our wine server was very good and directed us to the order in which we should drink the wines we brought. All in all it was a wonderful evening that I look forward to enjoying again at Seastar.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great sommelier. Best food I've had this year and I've been going for many years. Our group of 8 left very happy.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My family and I celebrated Thanksgiving a week early at Seastar. I'm glad we did. I would take fantastic seafood over turkey any day. We had a variety of sushi, oysters, salmon, and lobster. It was expensive but I knew that going in. One of the best meals I've had. This is the one to beat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wait staff were awesome. Food was slow to come out & not all our dinners were served simultaneously. Seafood was fantastic & we had a great table & a fun night - we had kids in our group from 5-15 and we all enjoyed the dinner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Seastar again met all of our expectations. from the appetizer to the soup and salad, to the main course and topped off with a light desert. Jason, our waiter, was attentive, informative. A nice evening to celebrate our 55th Anniversary. Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

If you are looking for a great Seafood experience, Seastar never disappoints. They always seem to up their game every time I eat here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My husband and I went there for dinner for our 1st Anniversary. The food was delicious and the server were good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Erin was a wonderful breath of fresh air and gave us Canlis level service ‼️

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our server Pedro provided just the right level of 5 star service making our evening special - the food was amazing and restaurant week made the event very special.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food , nice atmosphere,and excellent service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Normally, Seastar is a favorite, but the service for a Sunday night was very poor. We waited 20 minutes for help on the wine list and only got help because of complaints. Not sue if it was because of restaurant week or not, but not a great experience during this visit.

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