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Westward, Seattle, WA

Westward

4.6
4.6
1432 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 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 look forward to hosting you at Westward! We hope to see you soon. Until we meet at the table....

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Seafood, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 552-8215

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Mike Stamey

  • Private party contact

    events@eatseacreatures.com (or): (206) 401-5056

  • Neighborhood

    Wallingford

  • Cross street

    N 36th St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,432 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Outdoor Dining

  • Seattle

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!
  2. t

    thom

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect -- no other way to describe it. Love this place!
  3. GB

    GayleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Setting is spectacular. Attention to every detail from beginning to end was exceptional. Will be back.
  4. V

    Vicki

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love everything about Westward. The only reason I didn’t give it everything five stars was because we were next to a speaker Outside, and it was too loud for us. We didn’t care for the music either. Everything else was great
  5. c

    cynthiap

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location. Legit friendliness by hostess(s) and servers. Beautiful seating out on the patio, can't speak to what it's like inside. The oysters were fresh, cold, briny and sweet - perfect. The mezcal flight to go with them was amazing. The small plates we tried were really good, the polenta fritters were great (as were the fava beans and peas that came with!). The halibut was less so, overdone and dry. I don't think that's the norm (I saw other plates that looked beautifully done) and they did comp that dish which was great, but it was a disappointment. Overall the experience was awesome, though, and I would highly recommend this restaurant to you - pricey, but worth it.
  6. MP

    MadPark

    Seattle

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has been a reliable "go to" place for several years, and never disappoints. The halibut main dish was outstanding, the service was friendly and professional, and the view is always wonderful! The gem lettuce salad was excellent, and we were pleased with our dessert choice as well (the corn and almond olive oil cake). Kind and caring staff.
  7. P

    Patpat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We found this place just looking for a nice, waterfront restaurant with a good ambiance. This restaurant definitely delivers that, and our host was awesome, joking with us the whole time. Food was definitely really good, but more of a tapas style for us (we can eat a lot of food in one sitting since we’re pretty active). Would definitely recommend this place to anyone stopping by. Is a short walk from that Gas Works Park as well which has a beautiful view all around!
  8. KW

    KentW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice dinner with wonderful view on a warm evening. My daughter liked the oysters.
  9. k

    kathy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The servers never seemed sure who was supposed to be our waitperson. My husband had a warm draft beer served to him and we couldn’t get anyone’s attention to replace it for ten minutes. The staff were overall inattentive. For a meal that cost over $200 we expected better. It was very difficult to find a place to park.
  10. J

    Jmp2

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great Renee Erickson restaurant. Really high quality seafood and friendly service, slightly limited menu.
  11. D

    Duckhorn1

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Definitely a “must go to” in Seattle
  12. MS

    MikeS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's not cheap for a reason. Amazing 'experience dinner'. Great staff, better food and oh by the way the VIEW!
  13. N

    Napastyle

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing in every way! This is such a special place. The food is innovative and delicious, the service laid back and exceptional, and the views (outside on the patio) are beyond lovely. We loved everything about it. Highly recommend.
  14. QA

    QAkme

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Excellent place for oysters and clams!
  15. ND

    NathanD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Westward is like vacation in my own city - especially on a day with warm weather. The food is great, the service is top notch and the vibes are perfect! It’s truly a treat any time Westward is in the plans. One of, if not my favorite Seattle summertime spot!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had an incredible dinner with my family on the patio. Beautiful spot, great food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful in every way! Good friends, great space and happy cheers!!
  18. LS

    LincolnS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Idyllic Seattle location with fantastic food and cocktails.
  19. C

    Callie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Beautiful setting, good people-watching, mediocre food, poor service. Other customers seemed to be enjoying raw oysters, which we didn't order.
  20. H

    Hannah

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Westward is always a hit when I take out of town guests. Another wonderful experience at my favorite patio in Seattle. Their crab dip, oysters, and amazing craft cocktails are always a highlight.
  21. SM

    SeattleMunch

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Want to specifically mention Chelan & Paul, who made us feel welcome and provided special attention.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Had to ask for our drinks twice and after our food came. Hostess was grumpy!!
  23. CS

    CagriS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was great, food was perfect. We loved the cocktails but there may be a few more alternatives for dessert
  24. LA

    LeighA

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food SHOULD be amazing, at these prices. But the flavors are lackluster and just don’t come together to make amazing food. It was average tasting and overpriced. Lovely setting though so maybe just go on a sunny day for a drink and oysters. No way to reserve outdoor seating though.
  25. JM

    JamieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff, incredible views!!!!!!
  26. L

    Leaveroomforpie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was excited to dine here but the food and service fell short. Stick to the oysters and clams.
  27. PR

    PamelaR

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I have been wanting to dine at Westward for years, but the pandemic kept me away. We ate on the deck in perfect weather. Our server, Kayla, was excellent. Plenty of umbrellas kept the sun away. My G&T cocktail was superb. But we were disappointed in the food. The grilled halibut was very good, but the ceviche was only so so. The green salad was surprisingly generous, and tasty. Overall, we thought the portions were rather small for the prices. I would go again, but try different dishes, and expect to pay quite a lot. Those $$$ mean something!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! I love it!!
  29. QM

    QuailynnM

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent fresh northwest food open on mondays couldnt be better. also nicely accommodates early diners. thank you
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Music wayyyyy too loud for 10am on the patio and aggressive choice of Grease soundtrack
  31. d

    dcw1

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great experience, but a bit expensive. Overall would recommend and will definitely be back.
  32. AJ

    AllyJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a dreamy afternoon at Westward! Couldn’t have asked for a sunnier Seattle day and we loved the outdoor seating, oysters and chilled wine! Always have the best time when we come here!! Thanks Westward!
  33. DK

    DanKeene

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great setting. Service excellent. Only complaints music too loud and Halibut salty. Thanks
  34. KA

    KellyA

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a lovely lovation, with eclectic and pricey menu. Enjoyed this splurge for waterfront birthday brunch on sunny summer day.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very kind and attentive staff, and wonderful food & wine made memorable birthday dinner for my wife. Thank you!
  36. XM

    XanaM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A girlfriend from Chicago enjoyed a girls night out on July 3. Staff was super nice, knowledgeable, and professional. Amazing food with unique but delicious pairings. I highly recommend Westward.
  37. JS

    JenSB

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable setting and really incredible food - such a great experience
  38. KM

    KirkM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We ate a serving of olives, potato chips, leaf salad, raw tuna salad, and manila clams. I thought the food was expensive and generally lacking flavor, except for the clams. Beer was not cold, and was also overpriced ($9). As well the portions were small. The music was terrible: 80's disco. $100 plus 20% tip for bad music and marginal food. The setting, however, was great.
  39. YV

    YvetteV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It's not the Westward it was before new ownership, and therefore is no longer Westward at all. Too big, too corporate, too impersonal. Very sad to lose what was once a go-to and beloved place for special occasions, out-of-town guests, or just a fun and relaxing happy hour. Crossed off our list, sadly.
  40. LP

    LizP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, food, drinks and ambiance! Had a lovely meal outside on their patio.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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

Westward is rated 4.6 stars by 1432 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for Westward

2501 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N 36th St

  • Neighborhood

    Wallingford

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Seafood, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Mike Stamey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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