The Depot Restaurant - Seaview

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481 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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DP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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OT
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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OT
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
10 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
55 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
10 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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CG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 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 27, 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 13, 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 10, 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 30, 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 29, 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 27, 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?

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on January 2, 2019

So glad that you could join us again. Thank you for taking the time to post on our behalf. Happy New Year, and see you again soon!

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JL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on January 2, 2019

So very sorry to read this! We always want our guests to be happy. We are sorry that we did not know you were unhappy in order to be able to fix something and or offer you other choices. Consistency is one of our constant goals! I am sorry we disappointed you.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 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!

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on January 2, 2019

So very glad you both enjoyed and we look forward to your return! Thank you for taking the time to post on our behalf!

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JO
1 review
Dined on December 25, 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!

The Depot Restaurant - Seaview
Responded on January 2, 2019

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

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