Westward

4.5
1192 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 are currently asking for proof of COVID vaccination, with a valid ID, for all indoor dining. We will also accept a negative COVID test within 48 hours of entry. Westward is adhering to the statewide mask mandate. We ask that you are wearing a mask upon entry and when up from your seat.

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 hope to see you soon! Until we meet at the table....

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dined in the outdoor area and it was warm. Almost too warm so we asked a waitress to turn down the heat and she did. The entire staff was pleasant and helpful.

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LexiC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time having oysters in Seattle and it was AMAZING. Staff was very knowledgeable and overall just so nice. Our table was clean and even though our reservation was at the end of the night, we never felt rushed or hurried, only welcomed! We tried a little of everything and not a single dish disappointed. We will definitely be back again soon.

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mains were delicious: ribs, salmon, chickpea fritters. The octopus small plate was too salty. The zucchini side was really good. The chocolate pudding was heavenly. Service was excellent. Outdoor seating had a wonderful view of downtown. The metal chairs are a bit cold on one’s rear end but the fire pit kept us toasty. Wonderful special evening!

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AmBorNess
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came very early to our reservation and they graciously seated us. Super courteous staff, knowledgeable about the menu, but not overly overbearing. We got the seafood tower and it was crazy tasty. Also got some mains which were really yummy and warm. View was great, got to watch the sunset, they lighted a nice fire that we were seated near, and it was lovely lovely.

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JessicaT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

My husband and I have been to Westward many times and always had a lovely experience. Last night, however, was the first time the food was not spectacular and the service was at most, meh. I'm hopeful that it was just an off night, but it was definitely a disappointing meal.

Our initial server (a woman) was friendly, welcoming, and very helpful. She was apparently only filling in for our regular server (a man), who was sullen, unengaging, and mostly ignored us. My husband and I had to flag other staff to assist us with ordering additional drinks, and I finally had to call for our server so we could ask for our bill.

The food was fine, but half of the chickpea fritters were overcooked and crumbly, and spareribs were more fat than meat. Again, just hoping it was an off night, as we have always previously had wonderful meals at Westward.

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AliceL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Came here with family and we all loved it. The oysters are super fresh

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andeev
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It just isn’t my the same— I used to love to sit by the fire and throw my oyster shells on the beach. It’s not just a covid change. Now it just feels like another restaurant that grew in a gentrified neighborhood. Don’t get me wrong, food is outstanding, but the ambience just isn’t there anymore.

Probably also didn’t help that our waiter gruff to the point of being rude. Was he new? We tried to give him the benefit of the doubt— but little things just kept occurring. He couldn’t understand why I wanted my own menu: “what’s wrong with this one”— I am all about safety during covid, but I also want to be able to look at a menu to place an order. If the staff doesn’t want to waste paper, I suggest using the new standard QR code.

Brought the wrong beer.

Just gruff.

I miss the old fun place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend visiting from CA

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Rhok
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Food was good but I felt like the servers kept nudging for us to leave early...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The birthday dinner with friends was fabulous! Service was excellent and the food was creative and high quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a windy, rainy night, but still delicious snd cozy while listening to the rain come down. Great service and delicious food. Loved our visit

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Deniseb
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Westward was fantastic. It's spendy, but it's a special event place.

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Lizzz
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous patio on the water, lovely staff, and delicious food. Loved the brunch menu!

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Mack
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch we have been to! Beautiful patio by the water and everything was perfect 👌🏼

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erynnt
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, cocktails and view were all amazing! Staff was wonderful and attentive!

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Bart
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Service excellent even though they brought the oysters after dinner the waiter was very friendly about it. View was good. Location weird but was fine. 100% recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Love the setting and the food was great! Our service was very slow and we didn’t get our mains at the same time. There were hairs in both

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vipBrittneyG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great here! Food never disappoints!

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ManuelReyesGomez
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice cocktails, great food, awesome view and ambient. Very friendly and efficient staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to have lunch with friends.

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Iris
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The menu was extremely limited and nothing was really inspiring. What we ended up getting was ok but not for the price. I don't think we'll be going back; this was our third visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty, interesting food choices, good vibe and gorgeous view of Seattle lights across the water.

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vickg
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, awesome service and amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Parking is really difficult, there was broken glass shard on the table, and service was spotty, leaving empty plates on the table for a long time. Corn and chickpea were very good, and scallop ceviche was the best thing we tried today. Shrimp on the seafood tower however was bland, even with the in house hot sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very nice location and set up. Enjoyed our drinks and really liked the tomatoes (yum!), octopus, and clams. Our server forgot a couple of the things we ordered and we did have to ask a second time. Appreciate that they are checking vaccine cards and have great protocols, but did seem odd that they would sit two parties at the same large table…especially since vaccination is not required outside and you have no idea who you may be bumping elbows with. Would recommend this venue for drinks and apps to start your night if you’re in the area!

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! We were Married at this location 22 years ago and we were there to celebrate our Anniversary. The entire experience was amazing. We will be back soon.

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vipAliciaA
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch menu is not very brunch-y, more like a seafood lunch menu but we had a great time with the best view and ambiance on the lake. Our server was great at helping with recommendations and was on top of everything.

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AngelaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Came here for lunch while visiting Seattle. Food was bland and menu was very limited. Would highly recommend eating before and only coming here for drinks. The service was below average and I would not return.

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vipJimO
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative small plate cuisine with a vibrant feel. Small menu of main dishes. The food was outstanding and the wait staff wa sboth friendly and professional. It was a nice meal. The homeless encampment near the resataurant did cause a little concern

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DianaD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing evening at Westward. We don't dine out as much these days due to Covid. What a treat! It did not disappoint. Food, service; awwww the service especially and the ambience were all 5 stars!

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jeffd
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visit to Westward. Great location and views, good food and service. We were thrilled to see Craig helping us!

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Julie
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time! Food and drinks were delicious and the service was excellent. Overall such good quality for the price! Excited to come back soon

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Sea421
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful view right on the water. Menu was severely limited (primarily oysters) and expensive for what you get. Unfortunately the parking area has been overrun by homeless RVs tents and chop shops. Bit of a scary place to leave your vehicle. I recommend taking an Uber!

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CaseyO
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Oysters and cocktails were lovely. Most of the entrees were overpriced for the size and quality. Parking next to broken vehicles was lackluster. Go back for brunch.

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vipMartyM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with awesome views

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Jessica
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !!!! Wonderful food and service. Would recommend to anyone and can’t wait to visit again!

MD
vipMatthewD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Not sure why, but the service was poor. Our waiter was fine, but the hostess was Condescending and it really rubbed me the wrong way. She gave us a weird look as if we didn’t belong there and it dampened the evening.
Clams were ok. Menu never mentioned anything Spicy (saffron broth) but the dish had red pepper flakes.
Chips were tasteless. Dip was something from a grocery store.
Very disappointed.

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Raelene
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. A wonderful place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was uneven. What’s w the menus? Server brought wrong food to us many times. Still, most things were tasty and the setting can’t be beat.

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Favorite
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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

Westward is rated 4.5 stars by 1192 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.