Westward

4.6
709 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Westward is a water-inspired full service restaurant and bar located on North Lake Union. For Menus, please visit our website at westwardseattle.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Tuesday: 5pm-9:30pm
Wednesday - Friday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: 10am-9:00pm

Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 10am-3pm
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Phone number
(206) 552-8215
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
N 36th St
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.6

Westward is a place that will make you excited to live in Seattle. (Or consider buying property here ASAP.)

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 709 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was great, food and ambient but we were celebrating my wife’s bday, which I let the host know in advance, but the staff didn’t do anything special, even though when the couple next to us was also celebrating a bday, they got a desert and a candle 🙄

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was fabulous and offered a sample of two wines when I couldn’t decide which I would prefer. The cocktails were tasty. I was floored by the mushroom risotto!

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CD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

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L
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The service was slow and the lamb tasted like
sheep. The ambiance is top. Maybe just a place to drink and just eat a few select items.

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B
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely brunch at Westward! Fourth time this year, it’s our new go to brunch spot for special occasions including showing off our great city to out of town guests Food, ambiance and service is always spot on! Highly recommend!

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AA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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c
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Why not just close for the winter? Limited menu and very tired service.

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c
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The view on Lake Union. Comfy atmosphere and decent vibe.

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AJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday brunch.
It was delicious and the waterfront location was beautiful.
We actually got HOT sitting in the glassed in area because of the radiant sunshine...which was unexpected for November.

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LO
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Westward and I need a temporary time out...if it were solely about the quality of the food and the chefs, it would be a match made in heaven! That team is made of rock stars. The quality, the preparation and presentation - knocked out of the park, every time! The wait staff....just keeps missing a beat. The other night with a 300$+ dinner tab and a major snafu of 2 of everything ordered accidentally, to a waiter at brunch that missed the no eggs, and no dairy....just the avocado toast, potatoes, and sausage.... it's just that attention to detail that seems to be missing. And the interesting part - it's never busy enough for that to be the excuse... so not sure what it is. Again though - the kitchen/chef/person responsible for purchasing the foot - AMAZING!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Good not so good, very cute spot though! Service was very slow

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D
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine is too expensive- needs some in the $40-&50 ramge

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LI
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I have such mixed reviews on Westward. It has such a lovely ambiance... but the food & service have been inconsistent each time I've gone. Sometimes the food is flavorful, delicious and well executed. Other times, its bland and not noteworthy at all. This visit was for brunch and I brought several friends from San Francisco. None of us had a meal worth talking about and was just so-so. For the price, it stings a bit.

I enjoy the summers on the adirondack chairs for nibbles & cocktails and will probably just leave my visits to that instead of brunch or dinner :(

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I wish I would have came here during warmer days so I could sit on one of their lounge chairs and watch the boats go by. Other than that this restaurant feels very true to Seattle, unlike all the shallow Amazonian spots that are popping up all around SLU. The menu is consistent with PNW dishes. The service was perfect, our server came by just at the right times, and was very efficient, it never felt like I had to pause when someone walked by, everything was very seamless. The portion sizes were actually a lot larger than I would expect for a place like this, which is a huge plus, you don't feel like you're paying a fancy price for an uncomfortably small dish. This place is a must try for Seattle restaurants.

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MW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was a delightful find. It was a dinner date before going out to a concert and Westward was just perfect for that. The menu was exceptionally small, but looked great. We both had the pan seared halibut, which was as good as either of us had ever experienced. The prices were about in line with other waterfront seafood restaurants in the area. The service was absolutely superb. The interior is a little bit precious in its take on the beach house vibe, but nevertheless felt comfortable and interesting. We will definitely be back. The only negative was that parking is extremely limited - we lucked into the last available spot within a block, for a 5:30 reservation (i.e. before the dinner rush).

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r
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

family reunion

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k
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stumbled upon Westward on our walk around the lake and loved the view and the vibe straight away. We had a brunch and Bloody Mary sitting on the outside chairs at the stunning view. We booked for dinner the following weekend and can safely say it is our favorite meal so far in Seattle having moved here 2 weeks ago. We have a friend visiting from the UK next weekend...and yes we have booked again for dinner! Also looking forward to taking the oyster class they offer which looks great.

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JB
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, great location, service is hit-or-miss.

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d
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The setting is great and the food is excellent. There were only 5 of us and we still found it a too loud but that seems to be a thing these days. Still, it would have been nice to be able to talk.

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OB
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great spot overlooking the water and downtown Seattle with a special outdoor deck with a fire pit. Really good oyster selection, vegetable sides, egg dishes and snacks to share plus nice beverage list. Make sure you try the butterscotch pot de creme for dessert!

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HS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food, AMAZING view, and the service was great. Definitely recommend heading over for a sunset dinner or casual brunch on a sunny day.

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d
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Too much fusion going on with the food. I had the octopus salad and the pork entrée. Both were carefully crafted but the mix of flavors was confusing. Great service and a remarkable setting.

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, great service, a little noisy. As at communal table. Great view.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Brunch menu doesn’t have a lot options. Strange menu. Would recommend going for dinner. Atmosphere is incredible on the water.

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HG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was great but a bit overpriced. My pork was dry. Husband’s trout was delicious. Desserts were basically 5 bites. Outdoor seating was unfortunately limited to first come.

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MT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. I've been many times and loved it. Finally got to meet chef Will (Gordon?) this time! He seemed like a humble guy considering he cooks such great food. He probably needs a synonym for "rustic" though - he seemed to describe all the food that way. At any rate the food and service were great - my fav dish was a grilled halibut on some grains with pesto. There was a lot going on but it all came together beautifully.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and and the food was on point.

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PH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a FUN place. Food is outstanding and the service is great.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The appetizers were fantastic, and delicious oysters. The main dishes were not as strong, but good.

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G
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with amazing small and large plates. Outstanding views and a wonderful outdoor lounge space with fire pit, make for a happy social experience. Happy hour has $2 oysters and delicious small plates. Cocktails are creative and delicious too! Our server made the evening fun.

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ET
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

It took a while for someone to come wait on our table. After someone did finally come, we learned that there is a very small menu between 3-5pm. The cheese plate that we got off that small menu was good but not worth $18. Overall it was $40 for a small cheese plate and 2 beers. Cool view and atmosphere, but you are definitely paying for it.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Halibut was over cooked. Nice place, experience was ok

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L
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and location. When in Seattle again will certainly be back!

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KC
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed this from start to finish. We arrived about 30 min prior to reservation and sat at the small bar. Well lit and very nice bartender. He was very knowledgeable and we shared some recipes. Were seated at the window and had the carpaccio which was delicious. Top sirloin for husband and tucson cit for me. Cooked to perfection. We shared fries and mushrooms. My husband loved these fries. Bottle of red wine. Well paced if a bit slow. We were never rushed. Would def reccommend

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend sitting at the bar with Andrew and Pete and letting them be your cocktail guides - you won't regret it!

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Creative food and delicious! Service was outstanding.

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p
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space with inventive decor and amazing views over the lake. Everything on the menu was delicious and although at first it seemed like it was too expensive, actually everyone was very fill and satisfied after the meal.

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p
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our food (lamb and pork) was excellent!

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SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was poorly cooked (over cooked fish + a cheese dish that was supposed to be melted soft cheese was fried crisp!). "Large" entrees were small while they were terribly overpriced. The desserts were the same. The 'pot du creme' was like three teaspoons in size and cost $10. The noise level was awful. It was impossible to hear or understand someone across the table from you. All round a rather unpleasant dinner and evening.

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