The Depot Restaurant - Seaview

4.9
456 reviews
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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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KS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 5, 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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CG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants and an added bonus to our visits to the coast.

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M
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this place!! The wild boar gnocchi is AMAZINGLY delicious and a must have! Thanks again!!

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MZ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 4, two of us had the special Paella, which was so delicious. The other two had had the Ribeye special that the are still talking about!

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CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We dined as two married couples. All four of us are seniors. Two of us had filet mignon steaks which were absolutely delicious - tender, beautifully seasoned, extremely flavorful and cooked perfectly to medium rare. One person in our party had salmon and declared it to be delectable. One of our party wasn't very hungry so he only ordered clam chowder; he was disappointed with his chowder. He would have preferred a significantly thicker soup with the clams having already been shelled. Our server seemed only interested in whether or not the ladies were enjoying their meals; there was limited eye contact or conversation between our older male server and the men in our dinner party. As one of the steak eaters, I would certainly dine at this restaurant again should I be back in Long Beach, Washington.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal and the hospitality at the Depot. The crab macaroni was amazing!

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KW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in cosy atmosphere. Had dinner there twice

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PJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every detail is taken care of. The food is almost dreamy, so very good. I almost always get the rib eye as Chef Michael really knows how to prepare the perfect medium steak, but this time I opted for "Southern Comfort". It had been quite some time since I have had this dish, it's still as rich and comforting as ever. My husband eats a vegan diet, at The Depot this is not a problem. They are more than happy to work things out for the diners. They do everything they can to make you comfortable and then feed you wonderful food. What more could you ask for?

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JL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

After years of visiting, very disappointed with food. Sorry to say.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific place for a special dinner or if you are in the mood for some outstanding food. It is a warm and cozy place just north of Astoria on the 101 alternate in Seaside. We had Christmas dinner there and had an excellent experience. The building is an Historic spot and they have done a great job in updating it to make it a first class restauraunt. They are very hospitable and welcoming. The food was off the charts. I had a 14 oz. Ribeye cooked medium rare which was prepared perfectly with just the right seasoning. I'm a Colo native recently arrived and I have had a lot of Ribeyes but this was the best one I have had. It was paired perfectly with sides of Yukon smashers and mixed beans with tomatos. My wife had the pork with barbeque sauce that was very moist and tender with mashed sweet potatos. It was an excellent meal and we were very lucky to find it. We will be back again soon!

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JO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After several larger family and friend holiday gatherings inland, my husband and I found ourselves having Christmas dinner at The Depot in Seaview, Washington. What a treat! This restaurant is both cozy and elegant and is always welcoming.

The food is really something special and the menu offers choices for every size of appetite. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful regarding specific dietary considerations.

As usual, we look forward to our next Depot experience: whether for a special occasion or just to celebrate being at the beach!

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I made reservation for 1 and totally expected to be sat at the bar but no. I got a table set for 1. This is my favorite restaurant now that I live full time at the peninsula but it was my favorite restaurant even when I lived in the Seattle area

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BL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love The Depot! We always make it a point to eat there every visit back to the beach:) amazing staff exceptional service and tastey food! Love everything about this place - highly recommend trying this gem out at least once - you wont be sorry!!!!

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Ilwaco and always enjoy the entire experience of The Depot. We take visitors to it. There's always kudos all around.

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JA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared delightful dinners—two different evenings. The whole staff makes you feel welcome...delicious!

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v
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Depot never disappoints. The service and food is the best in the reagion.

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LS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We ate at the Chef’s table and the fresh halibut was outstanding! We will be back!

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MM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to go in Long Beach. The crab macaroni and cheese is the absolute best!!!

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B
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always happy with quality of food and service.
One of our favorite places to dine.

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m
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening dinner was amazing!
When we arrived our table was not ready and the hostess said it would be a bit. We ordered drinks and weren’t bothered by the wait. After a bit they let us know that the chefs table was available if we wanted that. Of course we said yes. The chef prepared a cheese plate appetizer that was quite the treat! This is a very small restaurant that has quite charm and a lovely place to dine! Will definitely come back when we are in the area.
I had the oysters which were divine, my husband had a ribeye.

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s
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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PH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great as always. Thanks for the nice compted birthday desert.

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DI
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. First time dining here, won’t be our last!

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F
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were traveling through the area and met my brother here for dinner on his recommendation. We were not disappointed! The service was great and our meals were fantastic! It was a slower night in the off season, so a bit quiet, but I would definitely return and recommend it!

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JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as I plan a trip to the peninsula to see my friend I book us a reservation at The Depot. I love the atmosphere and the food is amazing!

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S
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time going to the Depot with my wife. The food both times was excellent. We enjoyed a rack of Oregon lamb and Killian steak. When we arrived it was busy and our reservation had been lost, but they quickly saved the situation with another table. They have a great knowledge of the wines they serve as well.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner of our trip to Long Beach! I loved the way the staff worked together to deliver a wonderful dining experience. Would definitely eat there again the next time we are in the area.

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TM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was great and the food was delicious. The only downside was the proximity of our table to the door made it rather chilly. Would definitely go back.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed this he food at a his restaurant. Service was quick and dessert was huge!

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x
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best clam chowder! It contains no bacon, just really good broth, clams, potatoes, leeks, and milk/cream. Outstanding cuisine all around. Desserts were a bit ordinary, not up to the level as the rest of the meal. Reservations are definitely required.

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CW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants I've eaten in the state. The food is extremely well prepared and, unlike many high end restaurants, the portion sizes do not leave you hungry.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place to have quiet dinner in walking distance to ocean. Excellently prepared food

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S
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening. Co-owner was very welcoming and introduced specials superbly. Pan fried Oysters were delicately prepared. Once we were served it was difficult to get staff attention. It is a popular spot and we can always count on perfectly prepared dishes and enticing menu. We go here everytime we visit Long Beach

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DH
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably awesome - The Depot is our favorite restaurant on the Long Beach Peninsula. Michael and Nancy work tirelessly to make sure each guest has a memorable meal. Service is fast and efficient. Top notch every time.

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GA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A wonderful dining experience. Welcoming and gracious staff, careful attention to details.

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KC
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem. It's one ofthe only places near Astoria on Open Table. It's about a 20 mile drive but worth it. I had clams bucatini( always great and loaded with clams). My wife had the special, a 14 oz. Rib Eye, that seemed bigger, and was cooked to perfection.

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