Stanley & Seafort's

4.3
5214 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
A Tacoma landmark with panoramic views overlooking downtown and the busy Commencement Bay harbor. Enjoy dinner, weekend brunch, or perhaps a special business or romantic occasion in our warm, inviting and spacious dining room. Join our longtime friends and frequent visitors who have enjoyed many fond memories over the years as our guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5214 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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robr
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

made anniversary reservation asked for a view probably got the worst table in the house in the back corner. Will not be going back.

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DominicM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, we enjoyed our evening very much. Great staff, service and food.

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HeatherJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weather was perfect to sit on the patio. Food and wine was great.

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Nanny
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We wanted a nice place for a celebration. I asked for a window table and although there was a sign in the lobby saying there was no guarantee they could honor it, we got one.
The menu was smaller than pre covid, but that is the norm.
Our food was very good and waitstaff very attentive.

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Rexp
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waited for 10 minutes before being recognized. Caesar salid was awful, wilted letuice, no flavor. Scallops were fantastic, Halibut was good but warm at best. Waiter moderately interested in service.

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vipGirlsWhoBrunch
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not following social distance, capacity or mask rules for indoor dining and no fresh air in confined upper back corner. Bar table in aisle for our seating. Most tables large loud groups unmasked. 45 min wait for entree with minimal to no appearance by our waiter. Scallops great, prime rib chewy. Overall not at all the experience we hoped for, counted on really, from S&S. Sadly, we wasted a venture out with a long drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Ordered the calamari for the table and was quite surprised when half of it ended up being fried artichoke. Not sure what happened with that but would have liked for it to be noted on the menu as neither of eat artichoke. The crusted prime rib was something we would definitely get again but my bf said the coho salmon fell flat for him. Overall a pleasant atmosphere and our waiter was very attentive.

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KATHRYNS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my anniversary and received a complimentary dessert. Had scallops, they were really exceptional.

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MarkK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The wait staff was fantastic. The prime rib was a bit chewy and slightly dry even for a med-rare cut of meat.

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vipfarr76
Seattle
102 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. We participated in the Seattle Restaurant Week Menu and were not disappointed at all. Everything was cooked perfectly and served hot. The chocolate cake dessert was so decadent.

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Roz1
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AnnE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was fine, but I as disappointed with the condition of the restaurant. The carpets are worn and dirty and the tables and chairs. are scratched and not in good condition. I had considered bring a group of people but decided against it based o the condition of the facility.

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Tacomacat
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're always pleased when we go to Stanley and Seaforts, we look forward to the return of the full menu post Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

An absolute disappointment. So many people suggested Stanley's so I reserved a window table for my husbands birthday only to be LIED to and told our table wasn't available but there was a seat with "JUST AS GOOD" of a view. (Pics included) We were then sat literally IN THE CORNER with absolutely NO VIEW. Ok, they are busy, I get it seating is limited. Understandable but very disappointing on his birthday. The server we had was very polite but not very attentive, the manager was walking around just filling water glasses and it took 40 minutes for salmon... The bread was FANTASTIC and the drinks were great. The calamari we ordered was swimming in grease, was soggy and partially cold. Our entrees were decent. The salmon itself was cooked perfectly however it was just also SO GREASY. Idk maybe we just came at a bad time (Sunday 6pm) but they really missed the mark on this one. We most definitely WONT be back.

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PhilP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I will to S&F about 4-5 times a year for special occassions (birthdays, anniversary, V-Day...) and love it. We always get the same thing - her Dejon Chicken and the prime rib for myself. I've tried prime rib at other places and nothing compares.

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TonyC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came for our 26th wedding anniversary. Tony had the prime rib with prawns that he said was one of the best that he has ever had. I had the scallops and they were wonderful! It was a wonderful time!

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BrianM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Our food was overcooked. We ordered lobster and it tasted horrible.

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SueL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The prime rib and the filet
Mignon were VERY DISAPPOINTING.
Have never felt that way before. Always very satisfied before. Meat was bland, nearly tasteless and the prime rib ordered med rare was way overdone. So sad. We wait for special occasions to come here. We left very let down. Our waitress was lovely.

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vipSeanB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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mommadar
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Party of 6 enjoyed salmon, ribs, fettuccini (with a side of lobster tail) and sirloin steak. All were very good. Two of us were disappointed: the prime rib (not very flavorful) and the wagyu steak (not as tender as expected).

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BobG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have loved going to Stanley and Seaforts for years. We are highly disappointed that the menu is so limited. Also, the portions are much smaller. It is still great food and service. Of course, it is the best view of Tacoma as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing night.

JP
vipJoeyP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately the menu changed since the pandemic closedown. Some dishes that I loved were removed from the current menu and the recipe for some of the “old” ones changed.

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RobertD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Out of the four meals my family ordered three were wonderful but I would stay away from the fish and chips. The breading was far too thick and was not cooked all the way through. Once I peeled the breading off the actual fish the inside was soggy and almost uncooked.

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vipMichaelT
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The first time here for my wife and I. The restaurant is quite dated nothing special except location. The view and food was good, and reasonbly priced. The service was excellent, with good team work.

It was enjoyable. There is a lot of good local competition for restaurant business near by. S&S will have to step up their game to be a preferred goto establishment.

Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food came out lukewarm, the server was not attentive at all. My food was not cooked all the way through. So I was very disappointed, to say the least.

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DiontaeM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very nice. Made me and my wife very comfortable. And I loved the view.

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Peggy
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, it was a beautiful day. Excellent drinks, especially the passion fruit margarita, and the grilled salmon was lovely. Brussel sprouts were a bit undercooked (hard/crunchy) asparagus perfectly grilled. Creme brulee, delicious as always.

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Nick
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been into S&S since before the pandemic, and I was pleased and impressed with the social distancing of the seating, as well as the long-time excellence of the food, service, ambiance, and view!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food is ok but not priced at its value. Service was very friendly and attentive. If the food was better we could come here more often.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was good and reasonably priced but it took over an hour to receive food and our server never acknowledged the wait or offered us any kind of status update throughout the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food, service, and view were great, so we will be back again. However, we had to sit through dinner listening to a screaming baby and couldn’t carry on a conversation with each other. The place was packed so we couldn’t love tables, but everyone was bothered by it. It felt like they should have asked them to take the baby outside or something.

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sheilak
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The hostess was not wearing a mask. The food was good although it was slow to come out & we did get the wrong tables food set on our table, then taken away when we said it wasn’t ours. We did not have masks on at that time. Our waitress was attentive & good, the overall experience was not so much...

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kellia
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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TiffanyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband enjoyed the experience ! It was his 50th birthday and they treated him like a king!

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John
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley, our waiter, gave special attention to our 12 year old granddaughter on her first night out in her formal dress and high heels. Great experience.

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GreggN
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Interior needs an update......

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vipAWolf
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This restaurant might have been great at one time but it seems like it’s been neglected. The bar area smelled like dirty mop water and the entire place looked like it has seen better days.

The restaurant is advertised as a fancy place but the menu choices were very dated. The Service was mediocre and the food was just ok. The quality of food did not match the prices.

The view is beautiful and the cocktails were great. I recommend going for a drink at sunset for the view and going elsewhere for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t visited in a year. Met with family for the first time. Food and service was fabulous. A little price but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though running late for the reservation, the restaurant made it hassle free once arrived. The selection of drinks and availability of food were excellent. Tables were spaced far enough for a more intimate dining experience with a beautiful view of downtown Tacoma! Will be back soon!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Stanley & Seafort's using the Order Online button. Stanley & Seafort's also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Stanley & Seafort's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 473-7300.

Stanley & Seafort's is rated 4.3 stars by 5214 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.