Westward is a place that will make you excited to live in Seattle. (Or consider buying property here ASAP.)
Exceptional food from start to finish. The oyster selection was phenomenal. The yellowtail crudo was superb. But the brownie sundae to cap it off was transcendent.
Checked out Westward on a whim. It was on my list of places that I wanted to try, but was rarely in the area.
The food here was great. Fresh local oysters for brunch. I learned I really like Chelsea Gems. My friends and I really loved the food.
My friend LOVED the Fried Oyster Roll. The Smoked Fish Benedict was amazing. And I love their Polenta with sunny side up egg.
The thing that gave them the full 5-stars was the service. We had a great server that just fun to talk to and honest about his favorites. One thing I hate is when a server says they "love everything" when you ask them for recommendations.
Definitely coming back again.
I think it is time to do a re-fresh on the menu, it's getting stale - kitchen is not humming or having a good time, thus food suffers.
It was my first time ever in westward but i loved the images when i was searching for a brunch spot. I loved the staff, super friendly and professional. The environment was so vibrant and fun. The decor was unique. The place was clean and might i mention the food was quick and tasty.
Wonderful ambience and our server was excellent. The space heater was too hot. And the music was a little too loud. Other than that, it is a lovely place to take out of town guests.
Like others before me on various reviews... We had an 8:45 PM reservation, and didn’t get seated until 9:30 PM.
This set my tone for the rest of the night. I would have walked, but it was Saturday night and I was taking friends out for dinner. Otherwise, the Trout was excellent. Not even a complimentary Adult Beverage or Dessert was offered, and this would have been a nice goodwill gesture...
Great restaurant. All the food was really good.
WE have been to Westward a half dozen times and it never disappoints. We are from NY recently living in Seattle and love it.
Went here for mother in law’s birthday dinner and had a great experience! Food was amazing and service was friendly and honest. Great ambience too and we sat by the fire outside after we ate.
Love the location and outdoor fire pit. We sat at a table by the bar and loved our waiter/bartender, but the kitchen got a little confused and sent out our appetizer twice. Once on schedule and then instead of bringing the next course they brought it out again. I imagine the large party on the patio didn’t help, but since we were already jet lagged the delay was a bit of a bummer. All was well when we tried the butterscotch pudding. By far the best. Can’t stop thinking about it.
Birthday. Also, we got married at Westward 3 yrs ago
The oysters at Westward are fantastic. Paired with their great selection of champagne made for a great birthday party get together. The services was excellent, they relocated our larger than plan party to the oyster bar and we had our own little party area. We added Brussel sprouts, Pork Cheeks, Tuna Poke and some great bread and butter paired with white wine and it was the perfect finish!
Great food and great view. Service was excellent- they helped us do a shared meal and accounted for the allergies at the table! Thank you!
Great spot with a beautiful view. A little over priced and limited menu options
Birthday - fun evening- great food and services
The food was good, but I was surprised at how poor the service was. The hostess gave us the most cramped table, so we opted to sit at the bar. My husband had to walk to the bartender to order drinks, because there were no servers in sight, and the restaurant wasn’t even busy!
The view is beautiful.
Good selection of fresh oysters. We shared a variety of them, and they were all briny and fresh-tasting. We started with an octopus salad. The octopus was perfectly cooked. We ordered two entrees. One of them was a whole, wood-oven roasted trout, which one of the employees fileted at the table for us. It was prepared very well, but the fish itself is a somewhat bony, so it was a bit difficult to eat. The other entree was a pan-seared filet of arctic char, also expertly done with a carrot puree. The service was attentive but not overbearing. It was a bit too loud, as a group of very young people were playing some kind of drinking game at the bar, which we found quite distracting.
This was our first time at this restaurant. We made the reservation at least a week before, but we could only get an 8:45 p.m. seating, which we found odd, considering the restaurant was not even half-full when we arrived. Westward seems more casual than fine-dining, and the prices generally reflect that. While its own description says you get city views from there, we couldn't really see much, even though we were just a few feet away from the glass doors leading to the outdoor seating area.
A good experience with good food, attentive service and a generally good atmosphere.
Awesome service and very creative dishes! Did not miss Zoe at all.
We came in for brunch, the weather was lovely and thanks to the arrangement of the restaurant we were able to enjoy the sun while sitting inside. Food was absolutely delicious, especially gigante beans.
A beautiful setting for a pre-Valentine dinner. A quick get away. This restaurant was recommended for the view and creative menu. Totally enjoyed the evening.
Great oysters and cocktails. Loved the small plates. But the larger plates we shared weren’t that great. Ribs and lamb were really fatty. But service was great! Wish we had just ordered more beef tartare and oysters.
We went to Westward because a friend had given us a gift cert for Xmas. We're really happy she did, this place is a total find! Can't believe we had never stopped in before this. Food was great, very flavorful which we love. We'll definitely go back in the spring when sitting outside is more comfortable. We went on a rainy night but the view of the city was still spectacular. Not all seats have a view so you'll need to ask for that if you're going for the view. We went for the food and it definitely doesn't disappoint. Great place.
We met a friend from California for a leisurely dinner. The food was spectacular. The vibe is inviting and the service was great; attentive without interrupting. Did I say the food was spectacular?
We had a great brunch at Westward. They have an excellent selection of oysters, which are very well presented. The pasta and lamb hash main courses were both well done and fairly large. Service was very friendly. The setting is right on Lake Union, which was great even on a cloudy and rainy January day.
Great place on the edge of Lake Union. They need to change up their menu more often.
We felt a little over dressed when we arrived, as we had assumed the decor/ambiance would have been a bit fancier after looking at the menu online and having walked past during the summer. But, that said, once we sat down we felt totally comfortable. The decor is boat/ocean themed, but not in a cheesy or tacky way at all.
We had a great bottle of wine recommended by our server and our dinner was incredible! We had the beans, clams, oysters, steelhead, and pork cheeks! It was all delicious. Oh and mousse and ice cream were fantastic (and don't forget the chocolate syrup!)
We had a lovely time celebrating my birthday!
Love the atmosphere at this restaurant...could be more food choices...just a few. People really friendly and helpful.
We've had Westward on our list to try for the last year but didn't get a chance to come before the weather turned. This past weekend we came for Brunch on Sunday and had the best time. We were really wanting to have an extended morning, pacing ourselves with food and drinks and just enjoying the space on my fiance's birthday. Our server and the staff at Westward was SO NICE letting us take our time. We ended up being there for three hours! We will absolutely be back, especially in the summer to take advantage of the outdoor seating.
Unique flavorings and high quality food. Decor was very appealing and being right on the water with a view of the city made for a romantic vibe. Due to the pricing it would be a rare outing, but definitely a very satisfying experience!
It was my husband's birthday. He enjoys Westward. I asked the concierge to put a candle on our dessert of choice and asked for a quiet table. I had an early 5:00 pm reservation. Neither the table or dessert request happened. Instead we watched restroom users go in and out of hallway. No great fashion trends, by the way. And no candle on his dessert. Concierge said happy birthday on our way out! Somehow that didn't get communicated to the server or kitchen.
Server pleasant but sloppily dressed and pretty much blew us off. We guessed it would happen, by his manner and attitude early on, and we had to order a second round through another server. Must have thought we were not worth the time.
I don't appreciate being dismissed in any curcumstance, especially when I request a reservation and a bit of service for a small occasion.
Westward is good but pay more attention to all patrons. All the time.
Nice ambience, but the foods were salty.
Everything we ordered was excellent.
Stellar presentation from Westward, again. Oysters, a smashing bottle of cremant, whole roasted trout and pork cheeks all on point. The space is 4 restaurants in 1. Me love Westward long time. Need to step up your pickle game though!
Westward has always had my heart since the first time I came here. They always have a great selection of oysters. The menu continues to be revamped over time. All the drinks I've tried are all memorable. And the service is always great!
Impressive use of ingredients - fresh herbs, inventive combinations - all with a delicious apple wood-smoked flavor. We got the gigantes beans, grilled radicchio salad, and braised lamb shoulder and would highly recommend it all. Fun to sit at the bar and watch the action. Very attentive service. A satisfying overall experience. I will return on a summer day to enjoy their awesome outdoor setup.
Everything about this place was exceptional. The staff, the food and drinks, the view... this was a great place to have our first dinner in Seattle. Special shoutout to Greg and his excellent service and knowledge of oysters. We had a great time. This place will be hard to top!
Had a great time celebrating my birthday there with my wife.
The mid day menu didn’t match with open table. Kind of a let down. We had apps and then went to June Baby for a late lunch.
We had a great dinner and we’ll be going back. Grilled octopus salad was fantastic.
Very cool space. A bit over priced and too much going on. Had tartare but too many other things mixed in. Rainbow trout was tasty and appreciated they will debone at table but way too buttery.