Westward

4.5
692 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 692 People Are Saying
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4.6
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3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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d
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
Phoenix
5 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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JM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful trout cooked in a wood oven! The Old Fashioned was great as well. Sat the the bar where you can watch the food preparation.

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L
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great ambience, service a little spotty but overall highly recommend!

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L
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible brunch experience! The eggs benedict was one of the best in Seattle and if you can find someone to share that with the dutch baby it's the perfect savory and sweet combo. The vibe and view is outstanding. Loved it and can't wait to be back!

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ND
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

This was the third time we have been to Westward. We went there for Sunday brunch. I do suggest you make a reservation. The food before has been very good and the views are lovely. This time I give them 4 stars as our Server was not very attentive and at times I was not sure who our server actually was. The food took a very long time to come out and they were not even really busy. The food was good when it did come out. We did order Bloody Mary's which we sent back as they were not good at all. I do not recommend the Bloody Mary and I saw other people return theirs too. I would go back again and hope the service is better.

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B
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time having brunch here, loved the menu! We have a varied group of eaters and there was something there for everyone! Left feeling satified but not bloated and overly full. Service was amazing, playful banter and helpful suggestions with the menu. We sat at a table that was half way inside and outside (best of both worlds) loved every minute! We’ll be back!

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The view is great! I went for brunch and ordered the Dutch baby pancake which had zero flavor and was overpriced at $16. I'd love to go back to sit in the adirondack chairs for drinks and to simply enjoy the view.

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M
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great and the service was amazing ! The oysters were so good and the bartender was creative and fun

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EF
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations! The outdoor seating was charming. The city as a back drop at sunset was incredible. The food and service were spot on. A lovely time.

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lounging on the deck was great not to mention the weather helped out immensely. I’d recommend going in the summer.

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KB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

All things are beautiful at westward. Gorgeous setting, beautiful food. The service is the only thing lacking at Westward. The hostess was warm and lovely, but I’ve never had a server who seemed interested in my dining experience. Maybe they think the view is so beautiful, the service doesn’t matter? Who knows. Always perplexes me.

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Not the best dinner experience... service was poor and menu is limited.

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AC
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s just good for any occasion !

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TE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Varied menu with lots of unique items. Very attentive staff and everyone was helpful and happy. We watched the variety of dishes created and cooked in their wood fired oven. Impressive operation overall.

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e
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We finally sat down at our table more than 30 minutes after our reservation time. The food was excellent and the view is fantastic.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The view is great. The adirondack chairs are novel. The food is very good, but not incredible...so it's a so-so value. Go on a beautiful day and have a nice meal. It's a treat...but maybe a once every year or two thing.

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LW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was friendly and very knowledgable. The menu is small but everything is very good and well prepared. One of the best pork chops I have ever had.

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AR
Dallas
132 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for food, and amazing views of Seattle. right on the waterfront. We have the Salmon gravlax and fish benedict. Both excellent. Woodfire potatoes were terrific.

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