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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.6
3168 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest
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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
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Phone number
(425) 456-0010
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Howie
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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.
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Private party contact
Rachel Lloyd and Shae McDougal: (425) 456-1892
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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!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd Avenue
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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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3168 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

We recently dined at Seastar for birthday party, 9 people. Service was uneven with 10-15 minutes after we were seated before we saw our waiter and no information in specials until we asked about them. Made decision making a little more difficult than it needed to be with such an extensive menu. All in all, service was not bad, but not what was expected for a John Howie restaurant at this level. Food was as well decent, not great. Portions were average. Desserts a real disappointment. Nothing stood out and most felt a little industrial. Have been to Seastar many times and given the alternatives, will probably not return unless as part of a business dinner that someone else plans - and pays for.

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LaurenK 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had the most amazing dinner at Seastar! Our favorite was the ahi poke for an appetizer and the Seared Tuna which was FABULOUS. It is a very pricey place, but it was nice to go out and have a great time, great drinks and great seafood!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Late Valentine’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 6 days 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!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We were seated by the entrance so ambiance wasn't so great. There were dishes that we had enjoyed before (within the past 3 years) which were no longer available. Overall, food and beverages are still great.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipSharon (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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MichaelH (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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!

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JackM (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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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Laszlo (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, good vibe, pretty good service, a bit loud, convenient non-Seattle location and thus easier to get to, a newish menu, dependebly good in general.

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Pickyeater (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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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vipJune (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vipGEGSeattle (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  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.

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SusanT (Seattle)
5.0  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.

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WilliamM (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 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.

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