The Depot Restaurant - Seaview

4.8
491 reviews
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Contemporary American
The Depot Restaurant - Seaview features casual fine dining offering a Chef's Table to watch owner Chef Michael Lalewicz perform his magic from a display kitchen. The covered heated deck adds outdoor seating. A northwest and international wines list offers 16 wines by the glass and six microbrews on-tap. This 125 year old train station from the peninsula's Clamshell Railroad feels like a French Bistro especially when seated at the 9 seat counter reminding one of the Orient Express. Northwest Palate claims "Lalewicz has food angels in the kitchen" and food writer Gerry Frank of the Oregonian declares "the Depot is one of the best Dinner Houses in the Northwest"
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LG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Depot is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. The food is amazing, the main woman (owner I believe) is so welcoming. I love everything about it.

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SF
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciously prepared seasonal food served in a welcoming and friendly setting.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Long Beach. Delicious food, nice ambiance, friendly staff. Only downside: wine and beer only, no cocktails.

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P
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with first class service. From start to finish the service is exceptional. The food was truly farm to table fresh. We had multiple plates to share and each bite full of flavor and love!!!

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F
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The meals were excellent- We had broiled salmon with a lovely glaze. I set the bar high on how well the vegetables are prepared. This restaurant passed with flying colors. The staff were friendly and helpful. The noise level was rather high due mostly to the confined dining space. The restaurant is easy to locate for first timers and there’s ample parking available. Our dining experience was enjoyable and we would definitely revisit.

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s
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wednesday is hamburger night. No sea food. Just so you know.

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DB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed our dinners at the Depot several times and have never been disappointed. We particularly sitting at the Chef's Table, which is right next to the open kitchen window. It's fun to watch him prepare the food and exchange comments with us.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the clam chowder. It had a really nice creaminess. Nice restaurant

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BJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was mediocre had to ask a different server for plates and butter for the bread that arrived 10 minutes beforehand. Clams chowder was good. Steak was good and tender. The salted caramel desert, which I have had before, was so over salted I only took one bite. I did bring this to my waiters attention but he replied ‘did I want a Togo box for it’ I replied no. It was still on the bill when he bought me the check before I had asked for it. Restaurant was not that busy on this occasion.

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M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We totally enjoyed our time at the Depot! The food was fabulous...oysters for my husband and slow cooked pork for me. The service was spot-on and the ambiance warm and inviting. Highly recommend the Depot when in the Long Beach area!

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was on an Oregon/Washington road trip.
Went on burger nite. Had a great burger along with house salad clam chowder and pan fried oysters.
Fabulous!
Thanks Brittney for letting us sit at the Chefs Table.

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JI
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food great atmosphere wonderful people we always have a nice time at the Depot.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never leave Long Beach, WA without having dinner at least once at The Depot! The people there are fabulous. Ashley is the best! The food is always perfect! They know how to cook a filet and I love their special potatoes with nutmeg. It’s so wonderful you won’t want to forget to make a reservation because it gets full at times. I forgot once, but they squeezed me in at the beautiful old world bar. I had a great time!

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Salmon and ribeye were both outstanding. Bottle of House Red is from Basil Cellars. Look no further. Split a salad. Great meal. $140 with tip.

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S
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anything ordered is delicious. Every time. I highly recommend this lovely spot.

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C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Depot Restaurant never disappoints. Food is always amazing and service is great. Lot of gluten free option and gourmet food and local beer and wines. This is our go to place when in Long Beach.

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CK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and desert!!! The clams with linguine was super flavorful!!

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J
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great little restaurant in Long Beach, WA! We were quite impressed with the high level of service and the food was creative and freshly prepared. Highly recommended.

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S
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best hamburger ever.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect,we'll be back again. Food was delicious! Ambiance excellent! Service amazing!

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D
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best ribeyes I've ever had. Cooked perfectly. I love this little restaurant.

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VP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy and romantic. We had the chef's table and could watch the cooking! It was very expensive, but food is excellent and consistently great.

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CH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow - Was surprised to see how packed this place was in the off-season, definitely glad I made reservations (would've been turned away at the door if we hadn't). A lot of big flavors put together with some outstanding preparation. I had the rib-eye (special) with bleu cheese butter and my girlfriend had something with ocean cockroaches (prawns-yuk! She said it was great though).

Seating was close and that raised the noise level a bit, but it was mostly couples so it wasn't too bad. There were a couple of little kids in one of the corner table so it's family friendly (although the food choices for real little ones probably wouldn't be to their liking).

The only nitpick was the beer selections; I'm usually a cheap beer kind of guy, or if not that an amber ale. No cheap beer and the stout was the closest to an amber.

Definitely a great dinner with some funky ambiance.

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S
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, and great service, a great night out

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RM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as usual

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to celebrate 27 year anniversary with wonderful food/presentation.

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CO
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table was ready for us when we arrived. The waitstaff was attentive and informative. The food and wine were excellent. The desserts were very good. Nothing was left on our plates. A congenial place to eat. We enjoyed it very much and will come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great!

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AP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best crab mac and cheese I have ever had! Will come back!

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were absolutely amazing! We can't wait to go back for another visit.

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KS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this restaurant. Food is great as is service. You are greeted by the owner and they alway have a wine special along with food specials. Menu has a variety to choose from.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Servers struck the right balance of attentive without being too present. Food and beverage were tasty. Prices were reasonable for the experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was great, as usual! Couldn't be better

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to visit The Depot for some time. My first experience did not disappoint. Everything about it was outstanding. Service, impeccable. Food, fresh and flavorful, beautifully presented in generous portions. Already planning my next visit!

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BT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here a couple of times a year and the food the service and the ambiance are always top-notch. would highly recommend this establishment!

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The salads were awesome. The best pan fried oysters ever, and lots of them. The glaze on the stuff quail was a bit sweet for my taste. Service was fantastic.

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P
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant on the Long Beach WA peninsula. You will have a great experience no matter what you order on the menu. The wine selection is strong.

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fillet with scallops risotto. Not sure how it could have been better.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal. Great service by the staff, everyone was welcoming and eager to make our experience enjoyable. Have recommended the Depot to others

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NN
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Depot is AWESOME>>> We were seated by Nancy...she was friendly and welcoming. Everything about The Depot is top drawer. Our bottle of Montinore wine was excellent and our meals were outstanding.

There is no better.....

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