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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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4.5

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4.0

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
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Bar Seating (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Healthy (22)
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Gluten Free Options (18)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 10, 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 9, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Had a wonderful time! Christa our server is very friendly such a terrific service.
Food was excellent! Five Star Restaurant will be back.

Thank you,
Marietta

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dinner for my father's birthday was at 6:30 Sat 1/6
We waited at least 10 min for our server after being seated. she did a perfectly mediocre job, as did the sommelier. When being charged a premium for food and drinks I would assume the staff has had some training or knowledge of working in a fine dinning restaurant. The sommelier dripped on the table every time he poured wine. He mixed up the glasses (we were having 2 reds at the same time). The food was good fortunately- It just seemed like a very "off" night as they were really wanting to clear the steak my husband was eating prior to him being finished. I usually very much enjoy John Howie restaurants- and I am sure we will return at some point.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Recently remodeled to provide a great dining experience. We are seafood fans and this place never disappoints. We picked the Seared Ahi and Mahi Mahi and both were superb. Service was great and we were not rushed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always dependably good food, great wine selection, excellent service. Easy, front door Valet.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This is one of my go-to restaurants. I bring visitors. Meet good friends. Whatever because I know the food is consistently good. The service excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This is one of my favorite places in town to eat. This time I had crab cakes, asiago/blue cheese potatoes and the brussel sprouts and everything was divine.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Apart from finding a single fish bone in my Steelhead. The food and service was amazing as always.
I gave the feedback to the server. It was annoying to find the fish bone especially when you expect nothing but 100% perfection for the price you pay.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

For a New Year’s Eve dinner we couldn’t have made a better choice. From the professional and attentive service to the truly outstanding quality of our meal, everything was very well executed. If there was one minor point it might have been dessert as the selection didn’t seem as inspiring as before. Otherwise a truly memorable experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The evening was just mediocre due to the slow wait staff. Our waitress showed up to introduce herself then disappeared for about 25 minutes do we could order no drinks or appetizers. Finally got a bottle of wine delivered about 35-40 minutes in. The raw tower and oysters were great. Dinner was good and potion size was fair. Paying was again an issue because our waitress was never around. If she was at one table in the area she wouldn’t scan and instead quickly retreated from the tables. Her inaction seemed purposeful and she wasn’t friendly. Other staff there was very helpful when it came to ordering more drinks, etc.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had not been here for years.
The service was excelent.
While the eggplant parmigiana was good-I was surprised it did not come with any size portion of pasta.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent as always

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The sashimi was fresh and sliced the right size. Go for the food and free parking. Enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Years Eve and the food and service was wonderful. My only issue was with the sommelier. She was not helpful when we asked for a bottle of Prosecco . They don't have prosecco and instead of helping us find an alternative she kind of blew us off. Suggested a glass of something but we were looking to share a bottle. She lost that sale as we opted for ice tea.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Salad is smaller. Charging for a bread basket is kind of stingy. But, the service was excellent. The best filet mignon we tried. We only visit on special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated a special birthday, seastar never disappoints and did not this time either. Food was great, service attentive without being overbearing, and birthday girl felt special!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent dinner! Food surprised us with each course. Beautifully prepared. A must to visit when in Bellevue.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always, some of the freshest fish around. Great oysters, inventive dishes. Terrific service- everyone has a smile! Thanks very much!

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was delicious, although the shrimp my friend ordered was definitely a better choice than my mahi mahi. This is not to say that the mahi mahi was not good, but that the shrimp was fantastic! Overall, the noise level was very good and quiet and the service was very quick.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Atmosphere is very professional and we'll established. It was odd though that they put the servers in jeans and button up shirts. They put my wife and I at a table for four, and it was a pretty big table. So we laughed about how far apart we were. The service was super nice though and and food was amazing -- and I don't use that word lightly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent meal and wonderful service! We will certainly return.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Came for Christmas dinner, and was very impressed by food quality. I only give a 4/5 because my macaroni was too oil heavy and slightly bland. Having said that, I still believe it was great, and my friends loved their dishes. Service was good and attentive, and the place filled so quickly that I'm very glad I reserved a table in advance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We celebrated a birthday - loved the newly renovated restaurant. Got our favorite seat and our favorite server. We go there to celebrate quite often and love it every time. Thank you Seastar!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent seafood restaurant with some interesting other items including notable pastas. Pricey menu, might recommend a nice bowl of delicious seafood chowder and a glass of wine as a reasonably priced delicious light meal while shopping at Bell Square or Lincoln Center. Bottle wine selection quite unique, but very pricy.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best scallops ever and coconut cream pie to finish!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

This restaurant has been our favorite as a place to celebrate special occasions and to go out for parents night out. We have always enjoyed the dishes Chef Howie put together for his menu. It will always be our favorite.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great seafood, good service. I hope they change up the menu once in a while, because we are becoming regulars at Seastar. The only complaint is that they should stop charging for bread.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I had lunch 3 times in two months at Seastar. The first time was good; second and third times were very average at best. Fish looked dull and uninteresting and was close to being overcooked. Yukon gold potatoes had too much black pepper and were just a pile on the plate. Pencil asparagus was overcooked. We waited almost 20 minutes to see a server and had to ask if there was confusion over who our server was supposed to be. Yes! The ice cream for dessert was very good -- no fault of Seastar! Will probably go back to McCormick and Schmicks next time.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Must. Have. The king crab legs. Amazing preparation.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Seastar always exceeds expectations. Food was exceptional, wine choices spectacular and service world class.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good as usual

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