HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 57 times today

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

3168 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood, Northwest
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(425) 456-0010
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
John Howie
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Rachel Lloyd and Shae McDougal: (425) 456-1892
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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 for more information!
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
2nd Avenue
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
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
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 6 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.

5.0  Dined 7 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!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Late Valentine’s Day dinner

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.