Westward

4.6
939 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
What 939 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarbaraK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view, fabulous food, ok for a splurge but too dang pricey overall. Love to support our restaurants during this terrible COVID pandemic! Would come more often if a bit more reasonable re: small portions/price. But, so tasty and such a fun outdoor setting!

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vipStephenM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful brunch and great COVID precautions. Lots of covered, well-ventilated, and heated outdoor seating.

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vipAlien999
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deserves a Michelin star. We will come back for more!

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vipNomadic1
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I really enjoyed the food and our staff. My ding on ambience is we were given the chance to eat with heaters outside and it was cold, so we chose inside at a 50% of capacity. They then opened the doors so it was like being outside with no heaters Were both freezing.

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CatherineC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Setting and food were great... servers were a little reluctant and didn’t seem comfortable serving food even to masked guests. Bizarre Mexican music began blasting halfway through our meal, it was completely incongruous with the atmosphere and mood. Won’t be back until restaurant seems to want to welcome guests.

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KimiG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening. We will definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The oyster person mansplained and said buy more he was terse and unprofessional we dine out frequently and don’t need to be encouraged to spend money we’re looking for Rrstaurants who’s ambiance and reputation can live up to their food not a college oyster bartender

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ReidK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks with friendly and knowledgeable service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, great precautions to address COVID-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience, we came ready in our warm outer wear.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday and we were SO impressed with the cocktails, choice of wine to go with the food, and our entrees! We seriously could’ve licked our plates! The local oysters, duck leg confit, halibut, and roasted potatoes were all amazing! We will definitely go back and definitely summer 2021. We didn’t take time away from eating to take pics.

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Ggon
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

$30+ for a crab roll which wasn't very good, the bread was cold, crab too cold
Overcooked ham and egg with a very cold polenta and a piece of hard butter on top.
Excellent bread, good cocktails, good service.
Too expensive for what you get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would love to see more heaters outside because on a clear night there is no place better!

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CameronB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was fine. Duck was great. Dessert was kinda lacking, I had the “crisp” which was rather lackluster. I got kinda left outside (literally) in the cold and made it a bit of an awkward dining experience.

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MarshallT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We stopped back into Westward this weekend for the first time since the remodel. It does not seem like the dinning room was a big focus for that remodel, as it only changed a little bit. I miss the decorations they had before, the extended bar is nice, but not helpful during pandemic times when you cannot sit at bars. I miss the old set up and feel.

We had another amazing server that made our experience all worth it. $4 an oyster at 2 pm is kind of steep for even a nice place, but again, it was a nice experience and we enjoyed the rose with a dozen oysters. Three had shell inside them, but I do not consider that a terrible ratio given my experiences elsewhere.

We will be back to try the new dinner menu.

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Kimmy
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant. Sat outside under a covered table. The food was great and it felt very covid safe. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was okay but expect better at this price point. The pork was nearly entirely fat.

Staff is excellent, and the location and ambiance are fantastic.

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GailP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good - felt very COVID safe. Was more expensive than it used to be which is really saying something!

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VipinS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance, service and food were great. Being outside on the lake with views can’t be beat!

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lannc
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last night before renovation so out of a few menu items, and felt a little less celebratory given it was New Year's Eve with the imminent closure. Food was delicious. It is a bit of an odd mashup to merge the small portions and high prices (upscale foodie sensibility) with the casual beach bar vibe. Fun and yummy though!

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Mann
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great New Years Eve dinner. We will be back after the remodel.

James

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and over the top pro service!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

S
vipSmb1
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service with unique dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner, food was fabulous, service was outstanding and company was excellent! Couldn’t have asked for anything more!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a modern vibe. Gorgeous views of Lake Union. Oysters are fabulous. Interesting cocktails. All the food was amazing and quite filling.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was great, service was mediocre. Lack of follow though .

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KassK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The evening was enjoyable, but was intended as a business dinner. Hard surfaces made conversations difficult.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The man who seated us was terrible. He had a bad attitude and wasn’t welcoming whatsoever. Didn’t even greet us. He was cold, rude and when I asked if there were any other options for tables for our large party, he simply pointed to the bar seating in front of the window. He could have simply said “no, there are no other table options this evening.” We were all tremendously bothered by his attitude.

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matthew
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect night. used the fire pit for a cocktail then had an awesome dinner inside. woman who took care of us was THE BEST. coming back often.

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SusanF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The happy hour menu was disappointing in how limited it was although the things we tried were good. Was really disappointed by the limited dinner menu...hoping to see some changes soon as I would like to return to this lovely setting. Great service 5 star! Would not recommend to a friend until the menu expands.

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MaddyW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
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.

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Dorothee
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food it was so good.

SC
SusanC
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.

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vipMarmy
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant for oysters and craft cocktails.

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vipBeth
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Westward is rated 4.6 stars by 939 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.