Westward

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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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MW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

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 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

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

L
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views on the water make this place special!

SD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great and so was the service provided by

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

CM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love seating outside for brunch !

KG
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views, drinks, and eats - we always have a wonderful time at Westward!

MB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was so lovely. we had a wonderful server who was engaged in our evening. She knew when to stop and check in and when to just "drive by". We will definately be joining ya'll again!

JP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for two but upon inquiring about their water front outdoor seating the host kindly advised there is a waitlist (good to know!) But they had two seats open on a Monday night and it was gorgeous! Food is excellent!!!! They even have blankets if you’re cold!

K
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on the patio and it was a beautiful view. Incredible food and the service was exceptional!

l
New England
60 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food (oysters, halibut, salmon), portions are small for the prices charged, but we ordered enough to feel full. Our waitress wasn't the friendliest and walked away after taking our oyster order without asking if we wanted drinks -- which we did. Thankfully other servers were quite helpful as our waitress was hard to find. We sat outside but didn't have much of a view due to the other party sitting at our table with us. Basically, great place if you don't mind mortgaging your home. Our bill was close to $250 (incl tip) for 3 people (and we didn't drink that much)>

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. It’s my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Amazing food, great service and wonderful views

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, very attentive service. We can’t wait to return!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Too expensive. Portions and quality not worth the price.
Nice location, but putting the bar by the water and blocking the view of those eating is a bad idea.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Location is great. The food is hit and miss. Last night the salmon was a bit overcooked. My short ribs were good but tasted more like a pot roast. We had to ask 3 different waiters to get us the wine we had ordered. The starter came out well before the wine.
Could have been an off night.

RR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was fantastic and the view was even better. My only complaint was that our service was only OK. I did not like how our designated server didn't seem like a designated server. I had different people bringing drinks, food, and taking our orders. Plus, we waited for about 15 minutes before a drink order was taken. Other than that, great experience and amazing view. Definitely on the pricey side, which i was expecting-- however, for the service we had, it was a little frustrating.

BG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The good at Westward is delicious, but the atmosphere was crowded and loud. The online photos of the patio are inviting, but the reality is quite different. We had requested patio seating with our reservation but advised when we arrived that there were several large parties and no table for us. We were offered Adirondack chairs which we passed on. At our inside table, our server asked if we had any questions then promptly left without taking our drink order. The kitchen and bar were entertaining and the food was excellent. Not sure we would return, however.

E
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and ambiance. The only issue I have is that the waiter spilled a drink on my boyfriend and still charged us.

JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the atmosphere at this restaurant, especially in the summer with their lakeside bar. We ordered sockeye salmon and halibut entrees. The halibut was especially delicious, not overcooked, and served with pearl couscous. The octopus salad was also delicious. The only misstep was that our side dish arrived after the entrees, but that was quickly remedied.

c
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

wonderful plating, savory dishes, excellent oysters

r
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

service was slow, food was average, menu selection was very limited, prices were very high

KH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience — great atmosphere, service, and food.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Have been to Westward twice and both times the service was very slow, probably the slowest I've experienced in years. The oysters had pieces of shell in them. The pork chop was delicious but all it came with was chick peas. I don't mind chick peas and these were well prepared but why pair a pork chop with 100 chick peas and nothing else? Sitting outside by the water is nice but unfortunately not enough to get me to go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents in town. Great meal! Slightly expensive appetizers for size.

GG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great cocktails. Great food. Great setting.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, excellent service, amazing food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! Great recommendations.

TD
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A must go-to in the summer, right on the water with indoor and outdoor options. The food and drinks are great but can be pricey so go at happy hour if you want some great deals! Overall love love this restaurant.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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SL
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our evening at Westward celebrating a birthday! The vibe is cool, wonderful views, terrific food and great service. The oysters are a Must! Definitely a place that you can make an entire evening enjoyable before dinner, dinner and after dinner cocktails watching the sunset! we'll be back!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My halibut was pretty dry and overcooked, which was disappointing for the price. Other than that, the food was yummy (especially the burrata), our server was super friendly, and views were great as always! Awesome place to spend a birthday.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome! Food was great. Couldn't have asked for a better meal on our last night in Seattle.

BG
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Reserve an outside table if you can.

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful water front dining. Excellent food...always !

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing anniversary dinner at the perfect spot.

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