Very nice business dinner. Service was good. Food was excellent
Our party of four had seafood dishes for lunch, including tuna, rockfish, and trout. All were very well conceived and presented. Each person thoroughly enjoyed the lunch.
I've eaten here twice and the fish has been amazing. The wait staff is always polite and attentive. Great experiences.
Like the remodel and enjoy a place where you can hear your table partner talk- one of the few places quiet enough to have a business meeting
Really great food and very expensive. Be prepared to spend a lot of money.
Always consistent with food and service. Nice remodel. We were there on a Saturday night. It was quite noisy and busy. It’d be fantastic to be to have a bit more privacy/ambience/quiet areas in the large dining area. Wishful thinking I know! Other than that it’s one of our favorites. Kudos to the staff and the chefs.
Haven't been since the remodel and the new menu. As great as we remember it.
Past customer, disappointed this time, prices higher, menu selection besides sushi was sparce,
had to send one dish back to be warmed, petrale sole was overly browned, $4 for a few pieces of bread, outrageous!!
Birthday dinner and no birthday dessert as in the past.
My review is that the restaurant is expensive mediocrity.
Too many other choices of restaurants on the Eastside.
First visit . Noise level was very high. Food was very good apart from cauliflower and blue cheese.
Wine waiter was on point.
Seafood bowl over priced @ 80.00
King crab legs were just pieces of meat from a canned I believe
It was okay
Nothing to brag about
Better at other restaurant
The room is attractive and quiet! Great for normal conversation. The food was amazing, creative, complex flavors and oh so satisfying; the staff however really made the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary special. It started with the young lady who greeted us and extended to Jim our server, and somme Stephanie who were wonderfully conversational, knowledgeable, and helpful. We felt very cared for.
Food was poor. Cedar plank salmon sent out basically raw. Sent back to kitchen still not cooked to our request. Steelhead Chile sauce overwhelmed the fish. Horrible way to cook our wonderful fresh fish in the northwest. Prices high for such mediocre food.
Chose Seastar to celebrate a cousin's 92 birthday. While I said it was a birthday on the reservation and the hostess asked whose it was when we arrived, that was the last mention of it. The food was hit and miss as was the service. A coffee pot was put on the table for those of us having coffee but we then had to serve ourselves and it was not checked to see if it was empty. Server reached across the table to clear dishes while two of us were still eating - we actually asked him after he did this the second time if he was trying to go off shift.
At least it was quiet enough to carry on a conversation - the dining room was virtually empty.
This restaurant has been remodeled but has lost some of its charm as a result. Seems smaller and without some of the gorgeous lighting fixtures that made it unique. Food remains very good except for the bread. Formerly, each table received a delicious variety of breads at no cost. This time we received poor quality breads at a charge of $4 which was not apparent until the bill arrived. They no longer use Maytag blue cheese in their famous salad. The substitute was of lower quality. The crab bisque and ancho chili steelhead remain excellent choices.
Our hostess, Dawn, was wonderful and our server was pleasant and easy to work with but a bit slow. Servers wearing jeans and wood paneling on the walls detracted from the ambiance of what used to be a first class restaurant. The Sea Star is still very good but no longer excellent. A sad but frequent occurrence in many cities.
The food was superb and the service was excellent. It’s a good idea to make reservations even for lunch. Enjoy!
I have been to Sea Star for business dinners over the years and love the food. I decided to take my husband for his birthday. The food was specular (as always) but the evening was made memorable by the staff. Stephanie (the sommelier) was engaging and we loved the conversations with her. We were fortunate to be at Lisa’s station and she was humorous and made for a fun evening (including use of her glasses so I could read the menu!)
The service was terrible. long waits. table not cleared.
The food was fine.
My brother and his wife were visiting me from California. I treated them to a very good dinner. My brother bought the wine. The wait staff was excellent. My tab was $150 which is a bit over my retirement budget.....oh well.
We went here to celebrate my moms birthday. They went above and beyond to make this an excellent experience. One person in our group had a shellfish allergy, which they understood and gave her a few options on what she could have. Overall I would go back!
Things have changed here including that they now charge for bread. Really? When you are paying $$ prices, you would think that bread could/should be included. Food was okay, but I could have gone elsewhere and paid less for equally good crab cakes. Service was good. Not sure what sort of ambiance they are going for. Expensive prices, waiters in jeans, bread you have to pay for... leaves me wondering. As for recommending it, I might. But that is not an option, so I had to go with "No."
We always enjoy Seastar and last night was no exception. All of the food was great. We had the ahi poke, blue cheese and pear salad, both had the steelhead and we ordered a swordfish "to go". Our server was Pedro who was outstanding. Great service, very knowledgeable and a wonderful sense of humor. Can't wait to go back!
Maki Rolls were sensational, lobster mashed potatoes are a must. Bread Service not needed as the food is so good and rich you will go home full. The AHI was spot on the and the Mahi Mahi was cooked perfectly but the accompaniment was too sweet for me.
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.
Late Valentine’s Day dinner
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Enjoyed a delicious dinner, which included the seafood stew, black cod and salads. Exceptional service from Christa!
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.
Great food and service as usual. French press coffee was a nice touch.
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.