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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

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$$$
American, Seafood, Sushi, Pacific Rim
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205 108th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004 (2nd Avenue)
425-456-0010
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Seastar is brought to you by renowned chef John Howie, formerly of...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 247
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, great atmosphere

John Howie is a great restauranteur. When you enter the restaurant, you are struck by its beauty, class and comfort. It maintains that feeling thought the meal. The best part is the food. There is a wide selection and every dish is perfectly prepared. The service is excellent and unobtrusive. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
NYLefty
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

John Howie is a great restauranteur. When you enter the restaurant, you are struck by its beauty, class and comfort. It maintains that feeling thought the meal. The best part is the food. There is a wide selection and every dish is perfectly prepared. The service is excellent and unobtrusive. The best dishes are the fresh fish. It is a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This was our first dining experience at Seastar in Bellevue. The food was excellent and our server, Jason, was outstanding. They even validate parking if you park in the Civica garage by the Wells Fargo entrance. We will definitely be back.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was not our first visit and the meals and quality of the food is usually quite nice. Appetizers are imho tastier than the main meals, portions are on the small side though. Prices are on the upper side. At our last visit though, service was more than lacking for a quality restaurant Seastar would like to be. We had... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Decided to treat my amazing husband to a date night dinner here after my return to full time work, told him to get whatever he wanted. Boy, am I glad we both went all in, knowing it was going to be expensive either way! Oh and FYI, it shouldn't be a three $$$ range, it was definitely a $$$$ price... More 

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Villa Park, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was my second trip to this restaurant which is modern L-shaped room, and very busy. I suggest to make a reservation if going. As before the waiter was friendly, enquiring about where we were from, checking out our tastes through menu suggestions and carrying on a light bantering with us while serving the courses. The menu was different but... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The applewood smoked broccoli was a major hit! You must try! It's broccoli like you've never had before. Great service and very timely delivery of food. I wish I would have come here sooner.

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Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

wonderful meal...delicious wine...excellent server Kristina...thai curried shrimp lovely fresh roasted yummy with the most subtle heat...halibut with tomatillo sauce buttery decadence and dang good for my tummy....no room for desert but the salted caramels where well worth my sugar needs...take your folks take your friends take your colleagues..but please get your tuckus too this restaurant....obacht sauvignon blanc was a great... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Ordered the shrimp and it came out barely "warm"... Another person ordered a steak well done, it was bloody, and when it was returned, by the time it came back, everyone had finished their meal. service was only marginal.

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Sammamish, Washington
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140 reviews 140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We love going to Seastar for fresh seafood and a great dining experience. The staff is very professional and friendly, and the service is impeccable. If you like seafood this is definitely one of the places to go in Bellevue, and they also know how to deliver a steak with perfect temperature. We will be back again!

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NY, NY
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151 reviews 151 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Can here on the recommendation of some colleagues, and was delighted. The main course of the Tuna was really outstanding, and all the appetizers where really great. Two things to remember: * Make a reservation (the place is very busy) * They have a parking in the same building (and you can validate it)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 108th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004
    (2nd Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: 425-456-0010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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