Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar

★★★★★
47.6123 -122.196
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425-456-0010

205 108th Avenue Northeast

Bellevue, WA

98004

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About Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar

Hours
Happy hour 330pm-6pm Mon-Fri Lunch 1130am - 230pm Dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sunday 5pm-9pm Bar Mon-Fri 1130am-Closing, Sat & Sun 5pm-closing
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We go here every year for our anniversary. OUr absolute FAVORITE dish is not even on the menu. You have to put in a special order for it when you make your reservations. Ask for the "Kobe Beef".

5
★★★★★

We go here every year for our anniversary. OUr absolute FAVORITE dish is not even on the menu. You have to put in a special order for it when you make your reservations. Ask for the "Kobe Beef".

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I've experienced ALOT of bad seafood in my lifetime. But non of it ever came from Seastar. I've always been happy with the meals that I've had there and I am especially impressed with their unique sushi dishes that can only be found at Seastar. The prices are a bit on the high-end for restaurants in Bellevue but it is an excellent place to take a date or some out-of town friends once in a while. The staff are all friendly and quick to help you at your table when you are in need. Make sure to wear something nice (don't look like a slob) and make reservations because this place is usually near maximum capacity. I recommend the swordfish!

4
★★★★☆

I've experienced ALOT of bad seafood in my lifetime. But non of it ever came from Seastar. I've always been happy with the meals that I've had there and I am especially impressed with their unique sushi dishes that can only be found at Seastar. The prices are a bit on the high-end for restaurants in Bellevue but it is an excellent place to take a date or some out-of town friends once in a while. The staff are all friendly and quick to help you at your table when you are in need. Make sure to wear something nice (don't look like a slob) and make reservations because this place is usually near maximum capacity. I recommend the swordfish!

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I was there in a recent business trip and found the food great! The salmon was superb along with the appetizers (scallops and fruit). The prices where high but for the quality I guess that is to be expected.

4
★★★★☆

I was there in a recent business trip and found the food great! The salmon was superb along with the appetizers (scallops and fruit). The prices where high but for the quality I guess that is to be expected.

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Go here for lunch. make reservation for when they open 11:30. sort of like one notch below power lunch, casual yet classy. order well, drinks, appetizer in the beginning and you'll be treated very well. go here before you try anywhere else in Eastside. note: they have a good email newsletter campaign. sign up, its very good way to stay intouch, and they don't bombard you with it.

4
★★★★☆

Go here for lunch. make reservation for when they open 11:30. sort of like one notch below power lunch, casual yet classy. order well, drinks, appetizer in the beginning and you'll be treated very well. go here before you try anywhere else in Eastside. note: they have a good email newsletter campaign. sign up, its very good way to stay intouch, and they don't bombard you with it.

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What a disappointment!

SeaStar sounded great, and with my mom in town from Arizona, the perfect place to eat.

We were promptly seated and then...ignored. The service was TERRIBLE. No recommendations, ignored us often, and very slow.

We each ordered $5 side salads, and then each ordered a lunch entree around $20. I had a scallops dish - 4 scallops! That is it. No veggie, just 4 scallops and some mashed starch. My mother ordered a salmon and scallops dish, which had a small piece of salmon and 3 scallops.

The food was good, but not phenomenal, and really disappointing in size.

We ordered as soon as we could and ate each item within normal time frame, and yet lunch took us 1.5 hours simply because we could never order, pay, etc.

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★★☆☆☆

What a disappointment!

SeaStar sounded great, and with my mom in town from Arizona, the perfect place to eat.

We were promptly seated and then...ignored. The service was TERRIBLE. No recommendations, ignored us often, and very slow.

We each ordered $5 side salads, and then each ordered a lunch entree around $20. I had a scallops dish - 4 scallops! That is it. No veggie, just 4 scallops and some mashed starch. My mother ordered a salmon and scallops dish, which had a small piece of salmon and 3 scallops.

The food was good, but not phenomenal, and really disappointing in size.

We ordered as soon as we could and ate each item within normal time frame, and yet lunch took us 1.5 hours simply because we could never order, pay, etc.

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Seastar is without a doubt the eastsides best restaurant. The food is excellent and there is a wide enough variety to please any palete. Service is excellent too. They bend over backward to please you. Don't be afraid to ask if there is something you want that is not on the menu.

PROS: Everything - atmosphere, food, service, variety
CONS: Avoid the lunch hour on weekdays unless you want to sit in the bar.

5
★★★★★

Seastar is without a doubt the eastsides best restaurant. The food is excellent and there is a wide enough variety to please any palete. Service is excellent too. They bend over backward to please you. Don't be afraid to ask if there is something you want that is not on the menu.

PROS: Everything - atmosphere, food, service, variety
CONS: Avoid the lunch hour on weekdays unless you want to sit in the bar.

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The food was fine, but because of their lack of either experience or care for large parties our group was made to wait thirty minutes to split our check three ways. Of course their parking validations ended up not covering this extra time,

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★★★★★

The food was fine, but because of their lack of either experience or care for large parties our group was made to wait thirty minutes to split our check three ways. Of course their parking validations ended up not covering this extra time,

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My favorite seafood restaurant in the Seattle area, and I've been to the Seattle and Bellevue locations.\r
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If the seafood stew impressed, the seared sea scallops with black truffle asounded.\r
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My favorite seafood restaurant in the Seattle area, and I've been to the Seattle and Bellevue locations.\r
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If the seafood stew impressed, the seared sea scallops with black truffle asounded.\r
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Looking at the menu online I got pretty confused. Not only are there spelling errors, the prices can be confusing as well. A 12 oz steak is $6 MORE than the 14 oz steak? A $55 cup of soup...or an $8 bowl? I think the web guy better do

6
★★★★★

Looking at the menu online I got pretty confused. Not only are there spelling errors, the prices can be confusing as well. A 12 oz steak is $6 MORE than the 14 oz steak? A $55 cup of soup...or an $8 bowl? I think the web guy better do

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Their menu and drinks were very creative and hard to choose from, (because there are so many wonderful choices) but their OYSTERs were the freshest and tastiest I have had in a long time. Will go often!

6
★★★★★

Their menu and drinks were very creative and hard to choose from, (because there are so many wonderful choices) but their OYSTERs were the freshest and tastiest I have had in a long time. Will go often!

Pros: The service and food off the charts

Cons: A little bit of an older crowd in the Restaurant

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I cant say enough great things about this place, its my families favorite restaurant by far. Just had dinner there on Friday night- called at 6pm & got reservations for 7:30! So not only is it fabulous food & service, you can still get a

6
★★★★★

I cant say enough great things about this place, its my families favorite restaurant by far. Just had dinner there on Friday night- called at 6pm & got reservations for 7:30! So not only is it fabulous food & service, you can still get a

Pros: Everything

Cons: Cant think of one

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I came here on my birthday and ordered a spread of nigiri, a kona kampachi appetizer, and an apple crisp dessert. Everything was delicious! I'd never had kona kampachi before and now I can't stop thinking about it! Our server was very

6
★★★★★

I came here on my birthday and ordered a spread of nigiri, a kona kampachi appetizer, and an apple crisp dessert. Everything was delicious! I'd never had kona kampachi before and now I can't stop thinking about it! Our server was very

Pros: Good Food

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I went here last year for dinner and had an excellent meal so I was very excited to go back for dinner last Friday to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had 2 apps, the shrimp ceviche and the trio scallops. The scallops were ok but the

6
★★★★★

I went here last year for dinner and had an excellent meal so I was very excited to go back for dinner last Friday to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had 2 apps, the shrimp ceviche and the trio scallops. The scallops were ok but the

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I would totally go here again! This is the best place in Bellevue for seafood.\r
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And the waitstaff was really friendly and helpful.

6
★★★★★

I would totally go here again! This is the best place in Bellevue for seafood.\r
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And the waitstaff was really friendly and helpful.

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We just love this restaurant. Not only for its amazing food and friendly servers but for the head wine sommelier, Courtney. She is the most knowledgeable, professional sommelier my husband and I have come across in the area. We will

6
★★★★★

We just love this restaurant. Not only for its amazing food and friendly servers but for the head wine sommelier, Courtney. She is the most knowledgeable, professional sommelier my husband and I have come across in the area. We will

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Although the location and clientele are a bit corporate, there is no arguing that the seafood here is among the best in the area. We had a great meal, from the sushi appetizer, to dessert. The server was somewhat put off by the fact that

6
★★★★★

Although the location and clientele are a bit corporate, there is no arguing that the seafood here is among the best in the area. We had a great meal, from the sushi appetizer, to dessert. The server was somewhat put off by the fact that

Pros: sea food, scene

Cons: server's attitude

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We were at this restaurant about two months ago and had a great meal. The food and service was excellent. We went again last night with admittedly high expectations and left disappointed. We still had a nice time as it is a nice restaurant

6
★★★★★

We were at this restaurant about two months ago and had a great meal. The food and service was excellent. We went again last night with admittedly high expectations and left disappointed. We still had a nice time as it is a nice restaurant

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I am not sure why I had not been to Seastar before last week, but I am glad that I finally made a visit. My guest and I arrived without reservations, and although the place was busy we were able to find a great table in the lounge.

6
★★★★★

I am not sure why I had not been to Seastar before last week, but I am glad that I finally made a visit. My guest and I arrived without reservations, and although the place was busy we were able to find a great table in the lounge.

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I have been there for happy hour numerous times and I seem to be lucky enough to get the same server each time (sarcasm). She's an older lady with brown hair, about 5' 8" and on the healthier build side. For an upscale restaurant, I am

6
★★★★★

I have been there for happy hour numerous times and I seem to be lucky enough to get the same server each time (sarcasm). She's an older lady with brown hair, about 5' 8" and on the healthier build side. For an upscale restaurant, I am

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I have eaten at Seastar five times over the last 3 years and it used to be one of my favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, my last experience in May confirmed what friends of mine had told me after eating there in March; the restaurant has

6
★★★★★

I have eaten at Seastar five times over the last 3 years and it used to be one of my favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, my last experience in May confirmed what friends of mine had told me after eating there in March; the restaurant has

Pros: Service, Raw Bar

Cons: Main dining room food, value

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I've been wanting to try this place for a while since I used to drive by it on the way home but was a bit skeptical of the reviews that said there's better restaurants in Seattle. Well, got the chance to try it for a birthday and the place

6
★★★★★

I've been wanting to try this place for a while since I used to drive by it on the way home but was a bit skeptical of the reviews that said there's better restaurants in Seattle. Well, got the chance to try it for a birthday and the place

Pros: service, ambiance

Cons: small portions of average seafood

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This place is great. A colleague and I stumbled across this place when we were here on business, and had a fantastic dinner. The sushi was excellent, but the entrees were even better. The sesame crusted tuna was wonderful, and they have

6
★★★★★

This place is great. A colleague and I stumbled across this place when we were here on business, and had a fantastic dinner. The sushi was excellent, but the entrees were even better. The sesame crusted tuna was wonderful, and they have

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The raw bar is superb (try the sushi!) and the cocktails are incredible (especially the The Myer Lemon Drop). The appetizer tower is an excellent mix of little morsels and the sesame crusted seared Ahi tuna a delight. Tried the dinner menu

6
★★★★★

The raw bar is superb (try the sushi!) and the cocktails are incredible (especially the The Myer Lemon Drop). The appetizer tower is an excellent mix of little morsels and the sesame crusted seared Ahi tuna a delight. Tried the dinner menu

Pros: Cocktails, Appetizers, Raw bar

Cons: Unimaginative menu

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First time diner- server was distant and in a word, smug. Oysters and cosmopolitan were delicious. Sturgeon entree and banana sundae for desssert suffered from too much of everything, whether butter, smoking of the fish, truffles in the

6
★★★★★

First time diner- server was distant and in a word, smug. Oysters and cosmopolitan were delicious. Sturgeon entree and banana sundae for desssert suffered from too much of everything, whether butter, smoking of the fish, truffles in the

Pros: Cocktails, Parking

Cons: Service, Noise level, Food

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We took customers here for dinner last night, and despite my having made reservations 4 weeks in advance, we were not seated for an hour past our reservations. Its great food, but if you have a party larger than 4 I wouldn't recommend it.

6
★★★★★

We took customers here for dinner last night, and despite my having made reservations 4 weeks in advance, we were not seated for an hour past our reservations. Its great food, but if you have a party larger than 4 I wouldn't recommend it.

Pros: Great food, Good wait service, Great wine

Cons: Reservation challenge

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I have been to Seastar numerous times and have had nothing but great service and food. I have met Chef Howie and he was friendly, professional and corteous - sounds like Sassy wanted to blow off some steam and draw some attention to

6
★★★★★

I have been to Seastar numerous times and have had nothing but great service and food. I have met Chef Howie and he was friendly, professional and corteous - sounds like Sassy wanted to blow off some steam and draw some attention to

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I wanted to let everyone know that my experience at this restaurant was nothing short of terrible. The food was somewhat good but very overpriced. The staff thinks they are elite when they are clearly following the direction of the jerk

6
★★★★★

I wanted to let everyone know that my experience at this restaurant was nothing short of terrible. The food was somewhat good but very overpriced. The staff thinks they are elite when they are clearly following the direction of the jerk

Cons: Horrible Service, A VERY RUDE CHEF, Sub par food

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I enjoyed the experience a lot. The overall feel of the restaurant is great, relaxed yet stylish. The food was delicious, especially the crab cakes and the scallops in the three tiered appetizer tower. The BLT sushi roll is great for

6
★★★★★

I enjoyed the experience a lot. The overall feel of the restaurant is great, relaxed yet stylish. The food was delicious, especially the crab cakes and the scallops in the three tiered appetizer tower. The BLT sushi roll is great for

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I've eaten at the bar and dining room. Both were good experiences. I'll go back.

6
★★★★★

I've eaten at the bar and dining room. Both were good experiences. I'll go back.

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I've had mixed experiences. The decor is nice and the staff is fairly attentive. However, while the tiger prawn risotto and plank mushrooms have been excellent, and the kalbi pork meltingly tender, the crab bisque was heavy and overly

6
★★★★★

I've had mixed experiences. The decor is nice and the staff is fairly attentive. However, while the tiger prawn risotto and plank mushrooms have been excellent, and the kalbi pork meltingly tender, the crab bisque was heavy and overly

Pros: Fresh seafood, Wine list

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Awesome food, wine service...you can't go wrong here. In a group of 20 people every person loved what they had. From apps. to desert and wine it was unreal. You do pay for it...but you get what you pay for right? This is a top notch

6
★★★★★

Awesome food, wine service...you can't go wrong here. In a group of 20 people every person loved what they had. From apps. to desert and wine it was unreal. You do pay for it...but you get what you pay for right? This is a top notch

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The stacked appetizer sampler contained many tasty morsels--my favorite was the crab cakes. The sushi rolls were about average--this is not really a sushi place, but I guess every seafood place in seattle needs some sushi on the menu.

6
★★★★★

The stacked appetizer sampler contained many tasty morsels--my favorite was the crab cakes. The sushi rolls were about average--this is not really a sushi place, but I guess every seafood place in seattle needs some sushi on the menu.

Pros: easy parking, great seafood, great wine list

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This is by far one the best restaurants in The Greater Puget Sound. Their wine selection is to die for, and the food is just the greatest. Everything there was top notch. The service is incredible. I would highly recommend this

6
★★★★★

This is by far one the best restaurants in The Greater Puget Sound. Their wine selection is to die for, and the food is just the greatest. Everything there was top notch. The service is incredible. I would highly recommend this

Cons: Great Parking, Wonderful Environment

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Similar to Oceannaire in Seattle. Wonderful place to eat. Try the crabcakes - I haven't found better in the greater Seattle area

6
★★★★★

Similar to Oceannaire in Seattle. Wonderful place to eat. Try the crabcakes - I haven't found better in the greater Seattle area

Pros: Location, Ambience, Fresh ingredients

Cons: Parking

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I'm amazed at the high expectations of most people. Hey, this is Bellevue, not Belltown! Seastar is, without a doubt, one of the best restaurants on the Eastside. If you are entertaining for business, the only other option in downtown

6
★★★★★

I'm amazed at the high expectations of most people. Hey, this is Bellevue, not Belltown! Seastar is, without a doubt, one of the best restaurants on the Eastside. If you are entertaining for business, the only other option in downtown

Pros: ambiance, service, variety

Cons: inconsistency, parking

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Ok, I like Seastar. I go there often. I crave the Maytag salad or the plank mushrooms and the poke, they're always great. Congrats on the Food & Wine Award. But after the other night, I just had to post. Could they ever cook a vegetable to

6
★★★★★

Ok, I like Seastar. I go there often. I crave the Maytag salad or the plank mushrooms and the poke, they're always great. Congrats on the Food & Wine Award. But after the other night, I just had to post. Could they ever cook a vegetable to

Pros: great dessert, amazing wine list, great service

Cons: Bad sides, parking, no view

Message from Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar

Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar: Award Winning Wine List, Special Occasion dining. Bellevue's fine dining destination for Seafood, Steaks, special occasions, business dining, happy hour, raw bar and cocktails. We specialize in seafood: chowder, lobster, salmon, prawns, sushi. A downtown Bellevue restaurant destination. Bellevue Catering available. Private Parties and Private Events available.

More about Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar

Seafood, Steak, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Corporate DIning, Business Dining, Rehearsal Dinners, Catering, Bellevue Catering, Wine, Extensive and Award Winning Wine List.

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While many seafood restaurants offer water views, chef John Howie's Seastar focuses on the food, and the simple yet elegant decor allows it to shine. Subdued lighting, well-spaced tables, and professional service make you forget you're in…

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