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John Howie Steak Restaurant

11111 Northeast 8th Street, Suite 125, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Ranked #5 of 450 restaurants in Bellevue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $70
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 112 th Ave NE
Transit: Bellevue transit center.
Description: John Howie Steak Restaurant is downtown Bellevue, WA newest steakhouse and fine dining, bar and lounge and private dining option available. We offer a high end but cost effective $12 solution to business dining at lunch and an upscale grill option at night. Our food is top notch, sourcing as the best restaurants do: locally. A great bar and piano lounge as well. Happy hour daily.
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83% Recommend
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Olympia, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

it is a top quality restaurant. Yes, expensive but for a special occasion it is really worth it. The décor is very modern and nice, beautiful in the evening. The waiter gentleman was very professional. The food is excellent. The tempura bacon is to die for, lol. Highly recommend it!

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Bellevue, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Okay, this place is expensive. Ridiculously expensive. The top of the line Australian Wagyu Filet is like...80 bucks for a 4oz and $120 for the 6 oz. Just buck up and get the dammed thing. It's...ummm...astounding. Then add the Lobster Mashed Potatoes and chase it all with the Volcanic Chocolate Lava cake. Seriously good. While I haven't been in some... More

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Woodinville, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I love steak. Historically, Daniels has been my favorite steakhouse. When John Howie opened, my wife and I gave it a try. We loved every aspect of it but the price - it's probably 1/3 more than Daniels. So we made JH our "annual" place - we typically go once a year for our anniversary - it is that special.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Dined here last year and left disappointed so when a friend chose this for this birthday I was bummed but.....SO glad I gave it a second shot! Service was fantastic. The perfect amount of professional and friendly. Food was awesome! I am a tried & true Daniel's fan but have to admit this filet was better. It was perfectly cooked... More

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Federal Way, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My brother and I decided to take my mother to John Howie in Bellevue for her 87th Birthday. What a great idea! The service was outstanding and the food scruptious. We had the Maine Lobster Salad appetizer which was well worth it. What flavor! Then mom and I split the "Oscar Style" Filet...highly recommend...and it was very nice of them... More

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117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

...I'm not sure prices are worth it. I really like steak, but maybe my taste buds are not mature or sophisticated enough to appreciate the differences between an $80 steak vs $32. I had American Wagyu Rib Eye and husband had Australian Filet. Both were very good, but I couldn't justify paying that much again. The sides were pretty good... More

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I stopped in for lunch early around 11:15 am and was greeted by a nice hostess and I sat in the bar. Wine and menu items are well presented and thebar area is attractive. A waiter came by, took my order and left. No warmth or personality. I ordered a coffee, caesar salad and a pastrami sandwich. The coffee came... More

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Boise, Idaho
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I live right across the street from this place, I eat here at least once every couple weeks. The food is always superb. The chef takes good care of me, he understands I am vegetarian so he always has a sample of something I can try when they bring out the little chef bites for everyone to try. The sides... More

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Sammamish, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service and ambience was good when I went there for lunch with my co-workers. The wine selection is good, the Merlot was pretty awesome (a bit pricey). I am a vegetarian and there are only couple of options (pasta and sandwich). Not a good place for vegetarians but otherwise the experience was good.

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Naknek, Alaska
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We found the service and most of the food to be acceptable but the "42 day Custom Aged USDA Prime Beef" was a serious disappointment. Very noisy bar scene due to the popular happy hour. When I complained to the management I was offered a reimbursement certificate but declined the offer. For this price good food and service is to... More

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