Westward

4.6
1111 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1111 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Schel
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lake setting. Innovative dishes. Super fresh ingredients. A special evening.

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AlkiDoug
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The music was too loud, and the manager, though friendly, could not turn it down to a level quiet enough for us. We had to talk at a near-yell to hear others at our table. We had a nice view from our table, but the "covid tent" cut circulation too well, and there was no breeze, and the day was very hot, so we weren't comfortable. I feel the management should have tried to vent the area somehow.

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Kimberly
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view, classy interior, and friendly service. The food here is unique. I have mixed messages if I love it or not. All the dishes were full of flavors and yummiest somehow it was not a wow for us.
Overall the evening was enjoyable.

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NealB
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would be nice if there was a spicy aioli for the potatoes. Radish salad was super good, clam dish was great, bread was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place right by the water and view of the city. I had a great time. Staff was friendly and the food was delicious.

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vipLaurenG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Westward has always been one of our favorite spots, but unfortunately we've been pretty disappointed during our last two visits. Completely understand that Covid has complicated things, but we look forward to a refreshed menu, setting and level of service when we return later this summer.

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Jendo
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Dining Experience from beginning to end.

Outside seating is great with beautiful views of downtown Seattle Skyline.

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VashtiE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so friendly and encouraged our relaxed atmosphere. The food (we got the seafood tower!) was stellar and the ambience the perfect blend of rustic Northwestern and classy/chic,

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JamieH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Seattle. If you go, you will no why.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Food was good, a bit overpriced. The hostess was rude and unwilling to accommodate a request to sit outside when the reservation specifically said the seating was outside. I am trying to be sympathetic due to COVID restrictions but the hostess was abrupt and unfriendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh and tasty seafood

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful night at Westward! Right away the hostess was welcoming and seated us at the perfect table with the most incredible view. Our server, Craig, was knowledgeable about the menu and just very on top of the service. The food was outstanding, would absolutely come back again!

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txvegan
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

if you make a reservation you can’t be seated outside, even if there are open tables outside. the host was condescending and kept repeating that because we made a reservation we would be seated inside despite open tables outside and we had a 2 hour time limit to eat.

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John
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Beautiful restaurant. Wonderful friendly staff.

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vipRaintc
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Our crab rolls were under stuffed and contained no accompaniments so didn't seem to be worth $32. The undersized cocktail was $17 and we waited 10 minutes to be seated although we were on time for our reservation.

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JenniferH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was super excited to try the seafood tower, but found it to be a underwhelming. The halibut was exceptional. The food timing seemed a bit off too.

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StephanieF
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The oysters were delicious but pricey. Our bottle of rosé was tasty & the fritters were good. Our server Craig was terrific & attentive.

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dChaps
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Booking a reservation was easy, and the staff were absolutely lovely. However, my biggest disappointments were in the food (either poorly seasoned or overtly salty) as well as the ventilation in the outdoor area. The tented area was extremely hot as one of the walls was preventing airflow (potentially impacting COVID transmission by virtually making an indoor space outside).

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JoeA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Seattle views, well spaced patio and awesome food!

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Adrianav
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had front row seats to the beautiful view and watched the sunset over the water and the city as we talked and dined. The tent was perfect for keeping us in the shade on a hot day, yet warm and cozy as it got later in the evening.
Food was flavorful and imaginative (nettle salsa with my halibut with perfect crispy skin, radish salad with mascarpone, dates and almonds)
We had a great evening catching up in a wonderful setting

Parking is a little tricky these days with lots of RV's parked alongside the road but we still found a spot

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SaniyaM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about Westward. Great food, amazing views, and beautiful staff! Definitely coming back.

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around. Run, don't walk! Great service, food, and an amazing view of the city right on the water's edge.

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AmyA
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful location on the water. Outdoor only seatin gunder tents and heat lamps and amazing seafood dishes. Was a really lovely date spoty for Friday lunch.

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Zack
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I’ve been to Westward 3 times, the first time was absolutely phenomenal. Now they are packing in as many seats as possible on a cold patio. The oysters need to be shucked better especially at 3.50 an oyster. Nobody was excited about the food they were serving. For a place with such a great ambiance they should be curating a better experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service and food.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. Our table as ready early the staff we so welcoming and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Service was not friendly and each entree was overly salty.

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Meme
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three « Wow’s » for the seafood tower and the asparagus Benedict at Sunday brunch. A truly lovely view of the lake. A heater over our table for the first comfortable dining experience we’ve had this post-pandemic spring. Attentive, friendly, professional service. I couldn’t recommend this establishment more highly.

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BSmith
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great location on the water, great for a celebratory meal or entertaining out of town guests. The menu leans predominantly seafood, but meat and vegetarian options are available. Everything was delicious, and priced as you’d expect given the location and quality ingredients. The cocktails were outstanding. The only downside was the service—our waiter was passive aggressive and borderline rude. It’s Seattle, so I don’t expect friendly service but this was the worst I’ve experienced in awhile. We were there for a celebration, and it certainly dampened the mood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a long weekend and this was our favorite meal by far. The food, service and setting were all outstanding. We cannot wait to go back.

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vipBarbaraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The dining experience was a very pleasant surprise. Each dish was unique in presentation and taste. The staff was extremely accommodating. They were very knowledge about the wine list as well as the food. The wine was very reasonably priced as well. We were a party of 5 and we all agreed we would return. The views of the city in the distance and the water made for a visually delightful evening as well.

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llll
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing, beautiful day. The food and drinks were perfect

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BeccaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal & personalized service, spectacular food, and one of the best views in Seattle. A great experience & a perfect way to wow anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect for a date night. We sat outdoors under their heated tents. The heater kept the whole table warm the entire night in the mid 50s and rain. The string lights added to a romantic feel as we looked out to the water. Food was amazing- spot prawns, halibut, duck were our top three. Dessert would have been amazing too had we had room-

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing, service great, but strict mask policy is a little excessive at this point.

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Food4me
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the 3rd time I had been there, and I can’t wait to go back!

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FrankW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hama Hama Clams were great! We had the small seafood tower, octopus salad, marinated mussels, and the halibut (we like to eat), and I would recommend all of them to any seafood lovers out there!

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Kevin
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Ask to be seated outside

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Tyler
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great views, awesome menu and good drinks. The perfect blend for a excellent spot.

FAQs

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

Westward is rated 4.6 stars by 1111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.