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Westward, Seattle, WA

Westward

4.6
4.6
1358 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest

Waterfront dining on the north shore of Lake Union, featuring outdoor fire pit, cheery beachside seating, sustainable seafood, and imaginative marine fare of the Pacific Coast-- including a variety of fresh, local oysters.

Arrive by foot, vehicle, boat, kayak or tie up to our dock.

We have a limited number of tables available for reservations inside in our dining room for parties of 8 or less. Weather permitting, we do our best to move reservations to outside when desired. For larger parties, we also offer a semi-private dining room that can accommodate up to 12 guests.

We look forward to hosting you at Westward! We hope to see you soon. Until we meet at the table....

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Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Seafood, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 552-8215

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Mike Stamey

  • Private party contact

    events@eatseacreatures.com (or): (206) 401-5056

  • Neighborhood

    Wallingford

  • Cross street

    N 36th St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,358 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. AV

    AndrewVanBC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing view, service and food. Pricey, but truly excellent in every respect

  2. ZB

    ZvdB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Food was very tasty and delivered quickly. It was a bit overpriced relative to portion size. Also, we did not get the most attentive waiter. Had to wait to get drinks, and order food longer than people around us. Nice venue, and great views.

  3. SJ

    SallyJ

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    everything was perfect! The view, the service and the food!

  4. ML

    MartyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good, great spot. Easy parking open and easy atmosphere

  5. a

    awsguy

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent. Service was good but busy: thee too much. I got the sense they wanted to seat us, feed us, get the money, send us on our way.

  6. J

    Jazzyjazmin

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Beautiful view! Service was good:) Food is yummy! Go on a sunny day!

  7. AB

    AnnB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The wait staff was great and atmosphere good (although music sometimes made conversation difficult). I was a little disappointed with the food though. I ordered the crab tostada and it was tasty but there was just a teaspoon of crab on it, for $20. I would have expected more.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lots of outstanding outdoor seating! We had a wonderful brunch sitting on the deck on the shore of Lake Union.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Westward is such a great place to take out of town guests. The menu seemed limited at first but opened up the more we ordered. The food was ridiculously fast.

  10. m

    meenrico

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best service crew and delicious seafood (both raw and prepared). Excellent place to show off seattle to out of town guests.

  11. KB

    KatrinaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food, great location. Fun for groups or a date.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful. The food was great. Carter was a fantastic, gracious, and accommodating host. He gave us great food and wine recommendations. All the staff were great about honoring food intolerances. Thanks for a lovely evening!!

  13. YF

    YvonneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was very professional and kind . The food was so delicious !

  14. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Poor service. Mediocre food. Not worth the expense.

  15. c

    choosiefoodie

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Did not disappoint! Always my go-to when someone is in the mood for seafood. some fresh oysters were divine, some others seemed slightly less fresh. The shallots in the mignonette were sloppily chopped and too chunky. But the rest of the food was terrific: octopus salad (more like a carpaccio), endive salad, roasted fingerling potatoes, halibut, and the polenta fritters on a bed of sugar snap peas and greens - the dressing had a spicy kick and was a little heavy-handed. Nice cocktail list too.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friends in town from LA wanted a real “Seattle” dining experience. Westward was perfect for that!

  17. J

    Jocelyn98122

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience on the lake. The food was exceptional and service even better. We were well cared for the moment we arrived and can't wait to return.

  18. j

    joshjr

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was excellent and very delicious. The creative combination of ingredients in both food and drink was exceptional. The noise level was very loud mainly from one table. We asked to be moved away from that couple. And the server was very accommodating. Service was very good but could have been more attentive given that there were only a few tables occupied. We plan on returning because the food was so good. However, one tip we learned is don’t order all your courses at once because they don’t space them out. Everything came at once and the table was too small to accommodate easily. We were only half through our oysters when everything else arrived. The server sort of warned us by telling us they serve family style. We just didn’t know that meant everything came at once.

  19. SP

    SteveP

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Middling food at a very high price. The wine list is limited and very pricey.

  20. TM

    TamiMcT

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful space. Nice to eat amazing oysters while outside on the water.

  21. PH

    PamelaH

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went for Mother’s Day. Was able to book a same day table. We were looking for good oysters and great ambiance and we got both. Soundtrack was perfect (IMO) and oysters did not disappoint. Good martini too. We also had the albacore tartar which was too dill-y for my taste. Masked the flavor of the tuna. Beautiful day. Thanks for the great service.

  22. WA

    WAPI

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining outside for Mother's Day was just perfect....the food, the sun, the service!

  23. R

    Rose

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day brunch was wonderful. We sat outside at a small table with a view of the water. The menu changes so it may not be up to date on OpenTable. We had fresh oysters and dill dip and chips for appetizers. My mom had the asparagus Benedict and my husband had the blue bay shrimp and polenta. I had a savory bread pudding. All were delicious.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came in to try the restaurant during our trip to Seattle and it was incredible. I highly recommend. I had pork and it was easily the best piece of meat I’ve ever consumed… perfectly seasoned. Wait staff was extremely friendly. 10/10

  25. HL

    HopeL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely incredible vibes and oysters. Not many things beat eating fresh oysters and drinking champagne in an Adirondack chair with your best friends! 100/10 recommend

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great first visit to Westward. Highlights were the great oyster selection which our server helped us navigate (the house hot sauce is an exceptional add on!), egg salad toast with boquerones, and the desserts across the board. We visited on a Saturday at 1:30pm and were pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t packed. Servers were kind and efficient.

  27. r

    rcgh

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day brunch (the day before). Nice, fresh menu.

  28. S

    Seasoned

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fantastic dining experience. One of the best in Seattle, hands down.

  29. KM

    KweenMags

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Water front seating with warm heaters, great service, and amazing food.

  30. BD

    BrittanyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Party of 2 for a special occasion. Menu item was sold out, was not posted on the menu. Simple drinks (black coffee and mimosa) took over 15mins to arrive. Food came out separate, the dish that came out first should have been hot, it was not even served warm. Had to be told many times the second dish is “on the way”. I even got asked what I ordered. (Isn’t that something they should know?) when it finally arrived, we were told they wouldn’t charge me. This was my birthday brunch and my date already had his meal cleared to the side. It was the special event I had planned for the day and it was a let down.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service as always. Such a great staff and the willingness to go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable is truly second to none.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING all around, wonderful view and fantastic oysters

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Westward is one of our favorite Sea Creatures restaurants because of the dependability of both a great experience, and subtle evolution of the menu with the seasons, and different ways to experience the setting.

  34. DS

    DougS

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Somewhat limited menu but the food was creative and well presented. Service was well meaning but a bit inattentive, perhaps because restaurant was quite busy on a sunny evening. Value is on par for what you'd expect given the waterside location.

  35. DD

    DaDB

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food. Beautiful view. Great service. Perfect!

  36. S

    Seattlemum

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    I wanted to take my mom to a Seattle dinner next to the water so I booked a reservation online and when we got there, I requested an outdoor seat. They said they were full and they weren’t reservable so I asked if we could swap to outside when one was available- which was fine with us. This seemed like a difficult task though and they weren’t friendly about it. I asked when I saw one open up and the waiter said that there were reservations for them- which I was told earlier they weren’t reservable by the hostess. I eventually asked 2 other people and was moved outside. The food that came out was all salty, the halibut over cooked and most of it wasn’t appetizing. $200 later, we had a mediocre dinner with an unfriendly staff and I don’t think we will be back. It’s a shame because the view is stunning.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    The host there should be reminded they are in the service industry.

  38. BK

    BriaK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delightful sunny day, spectacular food and presentation, overall a delight.

  39. DC

    DCnewbie

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My new favorite restaurant in Seattle. Simple selection of intriguingly prepared small and main plates, terrific service in a wonderful setting, tapped off by a double rainbow at sunset.

  40. LM

    LaurenM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful! Great food and drinks, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable service. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Westward offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 552-8215.

Westward is rated 4.6 stars by 1358 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Westward

2501 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N 36th St

  • Neighborhood

    Wallingford

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Seafood, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Mike Stamey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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