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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
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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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Richmond, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Quoted from their website: At John Howie Steakhouse we offer 6 tiers of the world’s best steaks from our 28 day, 35 day and 42 day custom aged USDA prime beef. Less than 2% of domestic cattle grade out at prime. All our USDA prime beef is single sourced from Nebraska. Nebraska beef is known for its rich corn based... More

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Tenino, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I didn't want a full course meal so we ate in the bar area which was extremely comfortable and not loud. We ordered several apps that were excellent and delicious. In particular, deviled eggs and tenderloin bites. We will be back.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Everything here was impeccable. We went with a small group after the Seahawks' season-opener victory. We were seated right away (had a reservation). The staff was simply outstanding. The host who seated us was very friendly and talkative (unlike many places). Our server Evan was super knowledgeable about every item on the menu and had plenty of recommendations that were... More

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Bellevue, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a treat to sit down to a first class steakhouse lunch at reasonable prices. A great variety of entrees including items for non-steak-eaters. Exceptional service, great food, all from a chef who gives back to the community through several events. Local business employees dining on weekdays make the dress code casual and the noise level buzz, but definitely a... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Can't find a better place for an excellent steak washed down with a fine claret in the North West. Perhaps the entire U.S. Not exaggerating. One simply can't go wrong, every time. Personal favourite is Steak tartare of the Wagyu ilk. Simply exquisite! One would go as far as to say that one would pay for a steak anyone is... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is my all time favorite restaurant for quality food & service. Wait staff were always there at just the right time. My steak was beyond perfect as were all sides. Dessert? Wonderful. I've only been there once and hope to change that soon. After visiting fine restaurants in San Diego; Chicago; Hawaii; San Francisco; New Orleans; Washington, DC; New... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Seattle might be the bigger city, but Bellevue and John Howie has the best steak in the Pacific NW. No contest. From the moment you make your reservation to when you get into your car after dinner/drinks, you'll know why this place is always busy and people keep going back. You get what you pay for and more here. Happy... More

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Sammamish, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

went last night as a couple to try it out, given the high marks it has gotten. service over the top. things perfectly timed and wait staff well in tune...no pressure. food very well done - we had table side service for ceasars and ribeye. only thing I would like different would be the overall feel of the place. mood... More

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Southern California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I always enjoy a good steakhouse but this one goes over the top, especially in service. The menu is pretty much the same as the other up-scale steak house chains but there are interesting twists such as their tempura maple bacon appetizer that you have to order. I liked this place better than Ruth’s Chris which is saying something. Well... More

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Redmond, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We decided to give it a try after reading reviews raving about the place. Well, it was a huge disappointment. Food was not bad but not over the top that I would expect in this price range. The atmosphere was good, mainly businessmen having dinner with business partners. But the service was the worst I've had. They were trying waaaay... More

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