Westward

4.7
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Westward is a water-inspired full service restaurant and bar located on North Lake Union. We offer a variety of unique dining options, including the oyster bar, the chef's counter in front of our wood-fired oven, the view counter that looks out over Lake Union and the city skyline, and Adirondack chairs right on the beach. For Menus, please visit our website at westwardseattle.com.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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MW
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Seattle. A must for when we have guests in town. It's a gorgeous restaurant on the water without being touristy. Great food, drinks and oysters.

D
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waitress, Emily!! and the food and setting were really wonderful!

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing. So much better since Sea Creatures restaurant group purchased it. Happy to have such good food in a great setting.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food it was so good.

SC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Westward’s view can’t be beat. The food and service are great. Good happy hour menu, too.

M
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant for oysters and craft cocktails.

B
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Salmon was over cooked and over priced. Service was slow.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails not the best, but spectacular service. Loved it!

k
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Westward. Great service and delicious food. Not to mention the amazing view.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice place but waiters continually interrupt conversations. Please coach the staff on this.

MB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to send out a special thank you for the Westward team. The team was so accommodating and helpful even when some of our plans changed. The venue is beautiful with a unique vibe that we all loved. Our food and service was fantastic and we would recommend it to all of our family and colleagues.

THANK YOU!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food tasted great but service was unprofessional and inexperienced, although sincere. Absolutely freezing. Everyone had coats on inside the restaurant. Trying to promote some sort of indoor-outdoor vibe in 40 degree weather, with high prices and fine food. I got my parka out of my car, and during dinner accidentally knocked several dishes from the table with my awkward puffy sleeves.

PD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my best meals in Seattle and plate of mixed oysters to share excellent . Great service, sort of lumberjack chic !

R
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the ambiance was great. We had a fantastic waitress. It was just that the servings were so small. We ordered the halibut, the chicken, and the risotto. We ended up ordering sides to supplement because three entrees was not enough food.

c
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Westward is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. The good news is that it's small and intimate and just feels special - a little gem. The bad news is that it's small and intimate so it can be hard to get in and even harder to get a seat with a view - but when you do, wow! Follow any recommendations from the staff - they know what they're talking about!

AM
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The view is great. The food is fantastic. We had oysters. A different variety and they were all great. Afterwards my wife had the octopus salad which was delicious and I got the halibut. The halibut was amazing. Highly recommend it. Only down side was the drinks. Whiskey drinks were little drink and lots of ice. Other than that everything was great and the staff and service was great as well

JC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I wish I liked this place more.

Unfortunately, I felt both a little nickel and dimed, with entrees being smaller and more expensive than they seem they should. Oysters were also expensive, wine and beer too.

But I don’t expect any real changes, my experience wasn’t bad enough to shock anyone into making changes at the restaurant or reupholster the flaking off pleather chairs. Opulence fronted, but not appropriately backed up with the quality charged for.

F
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Good food but overpriced. Most tables inside have no view. Noisy, easy parking, popular place; our waiter rushed us through the meal. Fun for 1 visit but I won’t go back.

n
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for the views and the food, which blends local fresh ingredients. Lots of small plates, so sharing is great. Happy hour has great value (especially for the tasty oysters).

j
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Don’t go for an early dinner unless you are 30-ish, drink a lot and have a very loud voice. The food, a pork chop and halibut was OK, lacked sides , ( eg: no dinner salad to be found) and the tab for two ran to $100 w/tip. Only one beer!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought out of town guests and absolutely loved the outside setting. It was a perfect NW evening. The only downside was the music was too loud to be able to enjoy a conversation without having to shout or yell into each other’s ear. The Food was amazing!!

HM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great setting - but food was just average compared to what we can expect in Seattle.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day on the water! At first, menu seemed unusual- took us a little out of our comfort zone- but everything was excellent. Everyone agreed, we will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Excellent service. We enjoyed the open kitchen/open room concept and, of course, the view is fabulous.

LW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were excellent. It was my boyfriend’s birthday and the staff acknowledged him kindly without embarrassing him. Very well done!

BT
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, exceeded expectations

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took the lamb off of the menu (it was my absolute favourite) but this braised short rib was something else. I come here time and time again when visiting Seattle and highly recommend it to anyone.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Dinner has always been amazing at Westward, so we tried it for a celebratory family brunch. Unfortunately, the food was really not up to par. It was disappointing as I think of this as a go to.

CM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Love Westward! The scenery and décor are perfect and the food was delicious !

MW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Yes. This is the place to go for a fantastic view of the city. But I remember it being a but more sophisticated service. Food was very tasty and worth the money, but they didn't have a gin of my liking and the service was too casual.

JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I was seated at the bar and had very terrible service. My dinner came out before my cocktail arrived, and there were multiple times I was unable to flag my server down. They did take my drink off my bill, however, I felt the service should have been much better for what I had heard about this restaurant. The food was good but did not blow me away. Would probably not come back.

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The $18 cheese plate was good, but the proportions were terrible!

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Enjoyed the view and service, but every time I go here just feels like I spend a lot of money for just okay food

L
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seattle tourist but did my homework and made this reservation. When I arrived, I double checked my selection with various locals - bartender, tour guide, etc - and they all said to keep the reservation! I'm glad I did. Great view and excellent food! The halibut with walnut coucous was outstanding!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was super friendly and attentive. Liked the food. Was thoughtful and eclectic. Fresh

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I’ve been to westward lots of times, but last night really felt like the food standard had gone down. The portions were smaller, my fish was over cooked and at almost 40bucks a pop per entree, this was not a cheap night out. I don’t think we will be back here for dinner again any time soon. So sad!

DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views on the water make this place special!

SD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took out of town friends here for a sunset dinner and it was a hit! Fantastic service, great food, and an amazing view of Lake Union and the city. Be ready to spend money, but it was the best pork chop we had ever tried.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great and so was the service provided by

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

You’re paying for the atmosphere and small portions of good food. I’d do it again.