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About The Depot Restaurant - Seaview

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"

1208 38th Place
Seaview, WA 98640
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
L Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(360) 642-7880

Website:
http://depotrestaurantdining.com/

Catering:
Most catering is done on site as described above under Private Parties. We cater appetizers for offsite events.

Parking Details:
OK to park on the street as well around The DEPOT

Executive Chef:
Michael Lalewicz

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Dinners are held October through June including our October Wild Mushroom Dinner, November Lewis & Clark Wild Game Dinner, Valentines Savory and Sweet Dinner and spring time Italian and French wine dinners. Wednesday is Burger Nite Mid October - Mid June.

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (15)
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Romantic (8)
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Cozy (8)
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Healthy (6)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This was a great dining experience. The food was awesome as was the service. Both server and hostess were friendly and helpful. Mentioned it was my wife’s birthday and the dessert we ordered came with a candle and no charge. Definitely going back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful place for a reunion with friends. The local crowd was packed in tight but it never felt overwhelming. This place is quaint.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We are locals who really enjoy our dining experiences at the Depot. The food is excellent. The owners are accessible and knowledgeable, use local farms and ranches for the food. Also, local wines and brews.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Fantastic! HOT, Tasty, tender, satisfying meal! Great service and super welcoming environment.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service and food. Very good wine selection. We had NYE dinner here and it was our first visit. It will not be our last! I would recommend getting a reservation as it is a small place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious as always! We started with the French onion soup, suburb! Then I had a "little plate" of the large 3 scallops in a mango sauce. The sauce was too spicy for my Swedish palate, but were cooked perfectly. Husband had the 7 oz. fillet, and was cooked to perfection. We dine there 6-10 times a year, and always is the best!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our experience in the past several years has been awesome. Always the host staff and chiefs are very friendly. The service has also been good overall.
We were looking forward to a wonderful meal again with our friends and we all were sorely disappointed. There were so many people in the restaurant and difficult to express our concerns to the waiter. I’m sure the reason our meal was over cooked was because of the crowd.
When small amount of people we always get a tender juicey melt in your mouth filet mignon cooked perfectly medium rare.
Wel’ll go back just not on a holiday. It’s one of our favorite places on the peninsula.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved this place.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went here for Christmas Dinner, made reservations in advance. The food was very good. nice wine selection. I had the freshly caught salmon and my partner had steak. The dessert, apple crumble was way too sweet with to much liquid sugar but the ice cream on top was nice. It's a cute restaurant, small and cosy with lots of interesting decorating around

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Hands down, my favorite restaurant on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We walked to this restaurant from our motel about a mile and 1/4 along the ocean path. Lovely walk to and from.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Did not enjoy eating at bar. Called two weeks in advance and return call put us at bar for our dinner time. Noisy, drafty from door opening and closing. One couple at bar was moved to a table that came after us (no reservation). Food was luke warm. Lamb shank was tough. Very disappointed expeeience for Christmas Eve.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I’m a regular and enthusiastic diner at The Depot. It’s one of my priority stops whenever I’m at the beach. The food preparation is exceptional. The staff is professional and yet engaging and friendly even when the press of business is hectic. Because the restaurant is an old railroad station the ambiance lends an atmosphere of coziness. Often diners seated next to each other engage in conversation. Thus a feeling of camaraderie and engagement prevails. This all adds up to a TOP NOTCH dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic experience! It was our 25th anniversary so we were seated at ‘the chef’s table’ right next to the kitchen. Observing the chefs cook was like watching a culinary ballet. Our food, the service and ambiance were all outstanding. Best anniversary celebration ever!!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Depot became our favorite restaurant within the first bite!
I'm only sorry I waited so long to go. Fresh food made with experience and love.
I wanted to hug the kitchen staff!
Next time for sure!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

The quality of our meal was exceptional and beautifully presented. We look forward to dinner at The Depot each time we are in the area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Second visit. Lovely restaurant that consistently offers delicious food!!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We visited this restaurant the 1st time about 13 or 14 years ago. It was excellent then and still is today. Live in the area now so will be able to frequent more often. Exceptional!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have been to The Depot several times and the food and service are always excellent!!
My friend had never been there and was very impressed!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Cozy, friendly, excellent service, great food. A real gem, I'm always happy to recommend and it doesn't disappoint. A very special place without being fussy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wow this was bad! Good luck friends! Expensive and not at all good.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We love the Depot and officially "Favorited" it a long time ago. On this particular evening, we came for "Burger Night," which occurs on Wednesdays during the winter season. The burgers are delicious, and I especially love that one can get sweet potato fries as well as regular fries. Don't miss an opportunity to try Burger Night at the Depot!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always the food way amazing!
Vegetables portion was pretty small which was unusual, but quality was top shelf.
Oysters are perfection

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a place we eat when we head down to the beach for the weekend!!! The food was as amazing as always.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I had dinner here with our son and daughter in law last Friday. We all loved the innovative menu. This is a small, nicely designed and decorated restaurant, quite a surprise to find in Long Beach WA. I will eat there next visit to the area.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. No better place to eat on a stormy coastal night. It is small but it feels big.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Organic, Vegan, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Salmon special was delicious paired with a good Pinot noir, well prepared generous portion.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Celebrated wife's birthday with appetizers of French onion soup and wilted spinach salad with mushroom sauce. Entrees with bacon wrapped quail for her and braised lamb shank for myself were delicious. Lamb so soft no knife needed. Dessert of Apple compote cake and a black cherry paux de cream. Excellent dinner and will return to see what chef Mime has in store next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our evening was delightful. The food and wine were perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It's always consistently delicious! We enjoy going here for special occasions, and with friends for a casual dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The Depot was excellent as usual. My wife's Steak Killian was a perfect medium and my Southern Comfort Pork was absolutely scrumptious. One of our favorite spots on the Long Beach Peninsula. Can't wait for their Wednesday Burger Nights to begin on October 18th!

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

We return repeatedly and are never disappointed. The food is wonderful and all else contributes to its enjoyment.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

I have only heard good things about this restaurant and it definitely lived up to my expectation. Amazing food, great service and great atmosphere. Prices are more on the expensive side, but completely worth every dollar.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This was our second visit to The Depot as it is our favorite place when in Long Beach. This time we were very impressed from the moment we walked in as the Hostess/owner gave us a warm welcome. Being history buffs, especially with all things train related, we appreciate the building and the photographs.

We enjoyed the cuisine as it is imaginative, well prepared and artfully presented. The gazpacho which was garnished with corn kernels was our favorite dish of the evening.

The pride of ownership of the chef and hostess partnership makes The Depot a special place and we look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful meal great experience

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is consistently good quality, service smooth, friendly, knowledgable.
The prices are a bit high for our budget, so it's an occasional treat.
We have never regretted eating there though.
The dessert menu is also nice, good variety and choices.
I personally would like to see a 'smaller appetites" option, with smaller portions and smaller price. I prefer this over larger portions and taking some home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Best food, great atmosfere, very friendly staff, my birthday dinner is unforgettable!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Beautiful location rich with history, genuinely kind staff (and owners!), and delicious food! They also have an extensive wine menu. We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our one year wedding anniversary at The Depot!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

gone here alot over the years, and this night was a bit disappointing on the food not
being as good as in the past. Chef subbing that night may be the reason, but maybe
more, don't know for sure. Service was great.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Wonderful cozy restaurant with delicious food. Highly recommended! Can't wait to return!

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