I have visited Seaside on a number of occassions over the last few years both as a solo traveller/diner or with my partner. I can honestly say that I have yet to experience anything below par when it comes to dining itself, the only issue previously was not being able to order some items off the (now) old menu. On the new, updated menu some of the dishes that I had been unable to order have now been removed, the issue had been a lack of interest in certain dishes.
My fiance often jokes that my staple diet here consists of either the chicken ceasar salad or the surf and turf! I have most certainly tried other meals here and they have all been delicious and worth the money. This is both eating western and Indonesian dishes as well as sampling the occassional cocktail. The beers here are reasonably priced for an oceanfront restaurant and you won't be paying much more than you would sitting on the beach. So, if you are keen on a bit of lunch away from the majority of the hawkers (you still get some passing by trying to sell CD's etc which is to be expected) and want a nice location to just relax then you won't be disappointed.
At night you will find opportunities to listen to a band or watch a movie. I had noticed on this trip that the screen was now downstairs and they were playing some of the surf DVD's that had helped in the invasion of Bali by those looking for great waves. I'm certainly not a surfer myself but watching the footage and listening to some of the older tunes played in it was fantastic and certainly set a relaxed mood.
I have always received good service here and don't have any complaints, but be aware that, as is usual, if the place is pumping with diners you may have to wait a little to order extra drinks.
We love this place and will continue to return. The added bonus is that if you arrive on a scooter for dinner you will invariably be able to park right out the front or directly opposite. Seaside can be seen as a casual place to venture to in the day and evenings or a bit more formal........would I say it's a place to sloth around in boardies and singlet? Maybe not at night, at least wear a T-shirt!