The Depot Restaurant - Seaview

4.8
670 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
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 wine list offers 16 wines by the glass, five microbrews and a hard cider on-tap. This 132 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"

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 670 people are saying
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vipMartinA
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary and picked the Depot restaurant blind. It was great! The food was excellent and the meatball appetizers were fantastic. We have already recommended it to trail friend headed out to the area this coming weekend. Love the historical vibe to the place.

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CindyK
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at my favorite restaurant at the beach. I ordered the clam bucatini which was amazing. I’ve ordered this several times before and just love all the flavors and all the clams.

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vipameier
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands birthday dinner was perfect! At the Chef's table so got a little warmth off of the kitchen. We didn't get the "special" appetizer that we had before the pandemic, but it was still great. We both had our favorite Steak Killian, and will be back for my birthday at the end of the month. The Depot has always been our "go to" place for a great dinner.

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Responded 3 days ago

We so appreciate your support!

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KENNETH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Depot in Seaview is a delightful treat along the southwest Washington coast. The dining room has a relaxed and not-overly-noisy ambiance. Our servers were pleasant, polite, patient, and knowledgeable. The value is very good; prices are very reasonable for such a nice restaurant with a bistro feel. They offer a nice variety of main courses including beef, chicken, fowl (duck and/or quail), fish, and vegetarian. The Depot offers a very nice and varied wine list, both bottles and by the glass. Although the food was very good and well prepared, the vegetable and potato sides were just ok, nothing special. But the overall dining experience was wonderful, and I will certainly be back!

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so very much! We truly appreciate your support. We are so sorry though you did not enjoy our local fresh green beans, baby carrots and corn on the cob medley nor the Parmesan Polenta or Yukon Gold Garlic Mashers.

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McDonaldS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Clam Chowder was the best we have ever tasted

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Responded 3 days ago

So very glad you enjoyed!

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vipLindsayY
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Nancy and Michael do a tremendously great job. Best restaurant on the Peninsula.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Oh thank you so very much! We so appreciate your support!

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KennyH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was superb. The food was delicious, using fresh delicious ingredients. My bucatini with clams transported me to Italy. The atmosphere was comfortable and intimate and the service excellent. The best we’ve experienced on the coast.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the clams dish….it truly is a dish inspired by a visit to a chefs kitchen for dinner in PERUGIA! See you next time!

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monalisa1
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were a bit disappointed in this meal it wasn’t as good as our last visit. My husband’s steak was too charred for his preference, my salmon entree was ok but a bit on the high side for the serving size. The polenta was lacking in flavor.
I’m sure we’ll try this place again when we’re in the area

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

We are sorry we did not meet your expectations! Thank you for giving us a try again!

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vipSusanG
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and really cozy decor. Very friendly, would definitely visit again.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank You, we look forward to your return!

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NancyN
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Depot is OUTSTANDING....none better!!! The food is superb, the service is great. There is just everything RIGHT, at The Depot. We go out of our way to be sure we have dinner there when we \visit the area.
Our favorite....Oysters 'Scargot.....out-of-this-world!!

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your support! We are so glad you enjoy our Oyster Scargot. See you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful restaurant. We really enjoyed our meal and experience. The best blueberry cobbler ever!

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post on our behalf! We look forward to your return!

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PatrickC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive without being smothering. This is always our first choice for special occasions, or occasionally, for no occasion, just wanting a special night out.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for returning to see us! We truly appreciate your support!

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JeannetteH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss eating at this amazing restaurant on your next trip to the coast.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank You! We look forward to your return!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated early while the restaurant was nearly empty in the front corner between the entrance door, where people were picking up orders, and a table next to us with two couples having a boisterous conversation, negating what should have been a quiet dinner. We were interested in the unusual seafood menu items and tried the calamari appetizer, salmon special and the pan fried oysters. The food was good but not extraordinary. Although the oysters were huge. We agreed that we should have skipped the calamari to better appreciate the main course. We would try this place again because our negatives were mainly due to circumstances we could change.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

We hope you will be able to join us again. We are happy to seat you in back, just call early to make that reservation and ask to be seated back by the kitchen. We seat from the back forward to the door on a first come first reserved basis. Thank you for the feedback

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TinaV
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant experience we’ve had to date on the peninsula. For the two of us it was the third time we’ve had dinner at The Depot. This time we had a party of six. Everyone absolutely loved their dinner. Once again we didn’t order dessert because we were too full. I’ll be here next month and I think I might lead with dessert!

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for bringing the gang. We so appreciate your support!

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vipKennethC
Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank You

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CeliaD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful. The food and the service are always excellent. When you want to have confidence when bringing guests for a special meal, this is the place.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for writing such a great review on our behalf! We look forward to your return!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank You so much

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vipBrianA
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place love going there anytime. Par excellence

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank You so much! We look forward to your return

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd annual Depot date night, never disappoints!

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for coming back!

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DawnB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends visiting from Spokane

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you for bringing them. Hope you can return soon!

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PNWFoodie
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall food was good but thought waiter took away our wine bottle when it wasn’t finished…. We also never received an itemized bill, just a credit card receipt.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on August 8, 2021

We are sooo sorry Don took your bottle away before you were finished! We will be happy to pour you some more next time you are in. Just let us know. There was an itemized bill presented to you in order to request your credit card, but we keep those for our records. I would be happy to make a copy for you if you let me know how to text or scan to you and date you were in and name. Feel free to email me the info at nancygorshe@reachone and I will send off to you.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on August 8, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed, please come back to see us soon!

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Tracy
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make a reservation at the Depot restaurant, when we’re staying in Long Beach. It’s great for special occasions. If you want chef prepared meals - the Depot is the restaurant to go to.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you so much for your support, we truly appreciate it !

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JayA
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful wine selection. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Upon arrival there was an issue with our reservation. It was sorted, after we had been made to feel as though it was our fault. Front of house staff was not super friendly. After being seated, we were waited on by a wonderfully attentive lady. The rest of the experience was great with delicious food. Would definitely go back.

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DIaneellen
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing! Service is wonderful. This is the 3rd time we have eaten here. A hidden gem. Dessert was incredible too!

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you so much for coming back to see us! We truly appreciate your support!

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yetkit
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Golden wedding anniversary

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vipDanielleMarie
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve ever had- a must in Long Beach!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend that I have been telling about the depot for along time. He was very impressed and the experience was. Exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Depot is always our go to spot on date night and never Disappoints! 🤩

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ameier
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Steak Killian is always consistent and is one of the best steaks I have ever eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoyable. Consistently great food. Friendly wait staff. Historic setting. Best in the region.

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vipJasonM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, great service and wine paring recommendations. I will for sure be back next time I visit Long Beach.

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michelleM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service, charming yet tired ambiance. Would eat there again.

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dihughes
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place when we visit Long Beach. We have been multiple times over the years and have yet to have a bad meal. The standard menu hasn’t changed much over the last few years, but that just means that it’s perfected. We usually have the scallop appetizer and I love the Depot greens with pears and blue cheese. My wife loves their spinach salad. I had the Wild Boar ragu with handmade gnocchi. My wife got the spinach salad upsized to her main course.
We did miss(due to Covid)being seated at the Chef’s table. Fun to watch up close and personal cooking! Dessert was the apple crumble which was also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the service was great!

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vipSully
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While at the Oregon coast with family we decided to dine at The Depot. This is one of our Oregon families favorite spots but our first time. Everyone’s meal was outstanding, especially my Chingali with gnocchi. The wine list was surprisingly diverse. Our server Elaine was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a lovely restaurant- such delicious food and attentive service. Great for special occasions or special days too

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you so much! We hope you can return to see us soon!

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sunnytwo
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice dinner, but meals a bit disappointing. Inventive menu. Poor wine list. Very nice service.

FAQs

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 642-7880.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview is rated 4.8 stars by 670 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.