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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

205 108th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Ranked #1 of 449 restaurants in Bellevue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd Avenue
Description: Seastar is brought to you by renowned chef John Howie, formerly of Seattle?s Palisade Restaurant. Seastar provides guests with an amazing array of freshly prepared seafood, great steaks, poultry, pastas and raw bar items. Enjoy the comfort of the luxurious Seastar dining room or the upbeat Raw Bar. Either way, Bellevue's Seastar talented staff will help to make you feel right at home, and the food will keep you coming back for more.
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87% Recommend
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English first
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

I might have given this restaurant a better score except for the crazy high ratings it gets from others. Calamari Poppers are tough and the spice is not right. Too far forward for a spicy tuna filling. Pepper crusted tuna was pedestrian, nothing more. Service was just okay, nothing special and a little too familiar as in "hey bud" though... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Got into town late and was on the Eastside so i asked a buddy where i should eat and Seastar was quick to be mentioned. Crab legs were great and the salmon was on the money. The only down side was the service it left a bit to be desired.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful birthday treat! Applewood grilled salmon, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and fresh green beans ... so yummy! All accompanied by a special bottle of wine from our home cellar. First class service, beautiful elegant decor, and handmade chocolate truffles with a candle on top made this a perfect birthday dinner.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Friends who live in Bellevue recommended Seastar when a friend and I were visiting Seattle for the first time. All I can say is - WOW! It was probably the best meal we had during our four day visit to the area. We started with the sea tower appetizer - grilled scallops, fried shrimp, and crab cakes. Every morsel was... More

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Boston, MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Four of us ate here for lunch recently. The food was extrodinary, and the service was excellent. Since I was a guest from out of town I had no idea of the high-quality restaurant we were being brought to, only a few blocks from our office. But what a pleasant surprise! Very creative and delicious food! Try it - you'll... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I can't say that about too many restaurants, but this place is top notch. Thank you John Howie for putting Sea Star in place, and putting your own creative touch on seafood :) It's pretty spendy to eat here, but you won't come away feeling ripped off at all. Everything I've tried at this place has been over the top,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Took a client here for dinner. We order halibut and salmon and the food was excellent. The wait staff was professional and friendly.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Don't order the calamari! The bartender warned us that people "either really like it or really don't ... We didn't! Oysters are good but way over priced .

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Santa Ana Heights, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we originally came for happy hour. The bar was busy but not overcrowded, excellent service. We decided to stay for dinner and had a great meal with very good service. Portions are not huge but certainly ample and the food quality was excellent. The spicy soup was very good. Noise level was... More

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345 reviews 345 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We returned to Seastar to celebrate a special Anniversary and were so pleased that we did. Having noted the occasion on my Open Table reservation, we arrived on time and were immediately escorted to a wonderful window table location on a beautiful night. Mind you, there's not much to see out that window, but at least we had some privacy... More

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