The Depot Restaurant - Seaview

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$30 and under
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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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DQ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

had the clams bucatini pasta and the prawns, both delicious!

BG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The pork & chix dishes as well as the salads were excellent...the hostess was right on her game...servers not on their game...had to request bread, butter, refills too often, again food excellent!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food!Always a must place to dine when visiting town. Will be visiting again for sure!

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

Creative and exciting cuisine. The staff were very accommodating and gracious. A wonderful dining experience ! !

SR
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal. Always exceptional here. Best chowder in the whole NW

d
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary 😎Everything wonderful!!!

JC
Portland
44 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food (filet and duck) was delicious and very fairly priced for such upscale fare, as was the wine. Veggies accompanying the dishes were among the best ever, so fresh and free of drenching oil or butter. Service was good, definitely unobtrusive, perhaps a little excessively so. Quite a treat while away from the big city out on pleasant Long Beach Peninsula.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love to go to Depot when in town. The food is delicious, excellent quality! Staff is very friendly and attentive. Love the quaint atmosphere of the old tail car!

MC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ribeye I ever had!👍😄

LS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Very nice little restaurant with very good food, but we had to wait way too long for the waitress to come around during the meal, and then again to receive our bill. We could see wait staff standing around or arranging things by the bar when we were trying to get her attention to come to our table. We'd like to go there for special occasions but might choose not to because of the service, which is too bad.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything is perfect except they take the wrong price on the red wine, please remember how much wine you order.

CK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I had the steamer clams with bucatini noodles. It had so much flavor I couldn’t stop dipping the bread in the broth! The broth had a ton of chopped up razor clams too.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place.

JC
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good restaurant - good food ! We will be back.

M
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have loved the food at the Depot for many, many years. Just wish they would enlarge the building so we didn't have to sit so close to the "neighbors".

J
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Depot is our favorite dining spot on the coast, although we only get there a couple of times/year. They have never missed a beat in food prep, presentation, taste, service.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We enjoyed the variety with our oysters. Great vegetable selection.

CZ
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away - reservations are best - with servers bringing water, getting beverage order, bringing some bread. The service was top notch and the restaurant was full! Food is excellent! Desserts in season, like peach cobbler - yum~

M
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative local food, small but great wine list, cozy, casual, historical spot. I had seared wild salmon with a chanterelle sauce to die for.

P
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Long Beach. Great all around. Would definitely return. Great for couples.

RT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner at The Depot two nights in a row. Every time we are on the Peninsula we go there. Both dinners were fantastic, as usual. We love the food, the service, the friendliness of the staff. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone at any time. An absolute must for us.

b
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting the Washington State coast and found this little restaurant. It far exceeded our expectations, the salmon special with a wild mushroom sauce was amazing and the filet was better than most steak houses. The only downside is they didn’t have all the bottles of champagne/wine that were on the list. We went with our secondary choice. Highly recommend!

JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A pure and elegant dinning experience for the pallet, mind, and spirit. Michael has an undeniable gift, he and his sous chef turn out one masterpiece after another in the most compact, open view, kitchen in all of the restaurant world. If you want to be sated to your culinary soul in quaint, charming, historic style, this is the only place on the mid-north coast.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary.

t
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is wonderful. Tasty, interesting and beautifully presented. There were a great many things on the menu that we wanted and it was hard to decide. The chef/owner is really talented and was busy working in the kitchen the night we were there. Only small criticism is that I think they should have a full bar. Most restaurants of this caliber do. It would have been nice to have had a cocktail before dinner. The wine list was extensive and wine prices were reasonable. We can't wait to return.

GR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was great however the noise was terrible, definitely not able to carry on a conversation. We were there for a special occasion, just wanted to eat and get out.

BO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is to die for! The people are great and the servers so welcoming :) I go everytime I go to long beach.

JJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food. Peach cobbler was delicious!!! The Oregon Lamb was so good. So many choices of wine by the glass. We made reservation for Saturday while we were having our coffee.

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was wonderful the chef wow! His food was amazing I can't talk highly about his food. The waitress she was awesome and e everyone very kind. We will definitely coming back when we have the time to go back to long beach wa. Thank you for an awesome experience!!!

JG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing take the time and make a reservation..

LH
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food! Absolutely will return to this place!

f
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Attentive service, very good food, small but varied menu and nightly specials.

T
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food prepared by the chef within your view. This is our favorite restaurant in the Long Beach area.

DK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect dining experience. The food was exquisitely prepared and not overly precious. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was cozy. We loved our visit.

OT
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Great tasting food. Original preparations. Wonderful staff. Desert to die for. We had the chocolate flourless tart and it is a genius desert.
Only wish we lived closer so we could come back often!

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King salmon special was excellent, done exactly as requested, great wine selection, great service.

BS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Depot is always a great choice. Definitely one of the top two restaurants on the Peninsula.

KH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The clam chowder is the best I have had in years. Our group was a group of 8 and we all enjoyed our meal. We would have like better service on refilling of our water glasses, but the food was great.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at The Depot and it was excellent! Can't wait to go back and try more of their menu!

a
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food at the Depot is excellent. I do wish they would change their menu more often as it's similar from year to year. That doesn't keep me from visiting, however, I would dine there more often where there more variety.