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John Howie Steak

4.7
4.7
3580 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
"Recently voted Readers' Choice "Best Steak" in Seattle Magazine"
Chef/restaurateur John Howie's definitive NW steak house, serving custom-aged USDA Prime steaks, American Wagyu Beef, Australian Waygu beef, Japanese "A5" 100% Wagyu beef, fresh seasonal Pacific fish and seafoods, wild foraged mushrooms, and locally sourced fruits and vegetables. John Howie Steak features two wood fired grills, mesquite charcoal and applewood that add subtle flavors to the foods. The wine list features a "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator. Enjoy classic and seasonal specialty cocktails, or the world’s finest single-malt scotch, bourbons and fine cognacs in the lounge. Two beautifully appointed private dining rooms are available for meetings or special occasions. A 20% service charge is included on each check. John Howie Steak retains 100% of the service charge. Our professional service team receives industry leading compensation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (425) 440-0880 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jed Laparde

  • Catering

    Our chefs customize each menu to the unique needs and style of each event – ranging from intimate affairs to elegant, large-scale celebrations. We specialize in culturally influenced global cuisine with numerous options for every dietary preference and restriction.

  • Private party facilities

    Experience the Northwest’s premier dining experience. Comfortable surroundings, prime custom-aged steaks, side dishes that define culinary excellence and an award winning wine list featuring bottles from near and far. All presented with an unmatched level of service and attention to detail.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Corbett: (425) 456-1892

  • Neighborhood

    Bellevue

  • Cross street

    112 th Ave NE

  • Parking details

    Valet parking and self parking are available for John Howie Steak which is located inside the Bravern complex. Valet parking is a $7 charge. Self parking is complimentary for 6 hours with validation.

  • Public transit

    Bellevue transit center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,580 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Steak

  • Eastside

    Special Occasion

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  1. L

    Luv2dine

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great progressional service. Our server was outstanding. Expensive but worth it once in a while to splurge.
  2. T

    Tbik

    Seattle

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable
  3. JR

    JoannaR

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a large group of 8 family and we were given a side room, it was perfect! We are not quiet but neither was the dining room! It was a perfect way for us to celebrate my sons recent qualifications :) The service was second to none, absolutely excellent and the food was delicious! We would definitely return!!
  4. N

    Noah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Reuben, our server was outstanding. The food was outstanding. The music can be softer - easy listening or eliminated all together.
  5. JH

    JohnH

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was awesome, crust on the waygu was amazing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was delightful, the food was incredible, it was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday and promotion.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience, our server David was wonderful, he was super attentive and suggested the best cocktails. Food was delicious, and dessert was even better. Definitely our new favorite steakhouse.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Emil was the best!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tip-top birthday dinner experience. Everyone was kind, gracious and smiling. Food was exquisite, but the service made all the difference.

    John Howie SteakResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for the kind words. We appreciate the support! Cheers, Tim L GM

  10. BK

    BrianK

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Horrible service and experience! We ordered a few simple things….one appetizer, one entree and two sides…never received the appetizer and just brought our entree out. Asked for a black napkin and never got it, had to ask again 20 minutes later. On top of all of this, it does not really matter because the restaurant charges a 20% service charge regardless of the service level. I go to many high end restaurants, the food here is good but I would stay away…many other great options with better service at a better value…
  11. M

    Mauidoc

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience I have had in years. The combination of service and food was excellent. You don’t find a dining experience like this anymore. The service experience was one of the best I’ve had anywhere in the world. Given the general condition of the restaurant industry, they have captured a special and unique dining experience. Thank you.
  12. FF

    FoodieFan

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Our favorite restaurant.
  13. JE

    JuneE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service though a bit pricey but worth it.
  14. M

    Melz

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service The table we sat at wasn’t great but it was ok
  15. DV

    DanaV

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals that we have had in a very long time. We were celebrating a special occasion and our waiter Thomas made it even extra special. Thomas was simply the best!
  16. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing birthday experience for my boyfriend 💕 arrived early for our 5 o'clock, was seated immediately and I'm the window, had amazing service and even more amazing meal. 10/10

    John Howie SteakResponded on July 20, 2022It's great hear you enjoyed the evening. Thank you for the kind words. Best, Tim L.

  17. TB

    TraciB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a special meal to commemorate our anniversary
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were impeccable! They were very attentive and fun. It was our kids first time there and they were blown away by the food, service and atmosphere. Thank you for a wonderful memory we were left with!
  19. ES

    EricS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food, very tasty, highly professional staff at all positions - food recommendations, wine knowledge, overall service. Highly recommended as high end meat restaurant, pricy but worth it.
  20. j

    jeremiah

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun experience and the best steak I have ever had.
  21. AC

    AdamC

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Deepest Wagyu menu on the planet. Recommend American style over Australian or Japanese because it is buttery but not overwhelmingly so. I’ve been to all the best NYC steakhouses and John Howie wins on most fronts including a) cocktails (10), b) steak quality and temperature (10), c) waitress expertise (11), and d) Carmel Ganache desert (11)
  22. PN

    PNW808

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. The Applewood Seafood Salad is addictive.

    John Howie SteakResponded on July 6, 2022We appreciate the kind words and support! Have a wonderful week. Best, Tim L.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  24. D

    David

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    John Howie never disappoints. Innovative menu and very professional waitstaff make for a memorable evening our family greatly enjoyed.
  25. JB

    JaellaBella

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Solid steak, terrific wine, attentive service. The “eclectic” background music selection cheapens the ambience a little bit.
  26. RL

    RussL

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, everything was perfect. The waiter's recommendation for the American Wagyu Ribeye Cap steak was spot on. Amazing.
  27. JI

    JimI

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class service, great ambiance, very good food and drinks.
  28. M

    Matt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Pretty good. I would not say it is any better than El Gaucho, Ascend, Metropolitan Grill, Ruth's Chris or any of the other steakhouses I have been to, however, it does come at a premium. I had two reservations. A table for two for my daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate her 18th birthday and a table for adults. Young people's table with no cocktails came in at $310. Adults weighed in at a whopping $1,375. What I do not understand is their 20% surcharge. I am not unsophisticated and neither were other members of my party. We were all unsure if there is also a tipping expectation on top of the 20% surcharge. They make it clear that the restaurant retains the 20%, not the servers. So it makes for a confusing and awkward situation. Adding another 20% to a $1,375 bill is not insignificant. It is my opinion that if you need an extra 20% to pay "competitive" wages then just build it into the menu prices and leave it at that. Or explain what the gratuity expectations are for this situation. I have not seen this as a common practice at other fine dining restaurants in Seattle.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great experience! Server was a little cold and abandoned us more than once but everything else was amazing.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service was slow, had to stare down the server a few times to have her come around to order drinks and or food. One steak was blue rare versus medium rare. It typically should take 2-4 minutes for a cook up but it took about 12 minutes or more. By the time the steak came out I had finished my 2 side dishes and couldn’t even finish my $90 steak. Additionally, the table facing the window was blinding and too bright. Would be nice to ensure the ambiance including lighting is good. I would have preferred to move to a booth that was further away from the window. An off putting item was our table ordered 4 Peppercorn steak sauces and I wished the server would have said or recommended (as many servers do this) that 1 sauce could probably be good for 2-4 steaks. That was a complete waste of money.

    John Howie SteakResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you for the review. Did you have an opportunity to speak with a manager that evening? Would you please provide reservation name and date so I may follow up with your server? I have shared your review with the executive chef and he has spoken with the kitchen staff. Best, Tim Lodahl GM

  31. FS

    FaizahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were very knowledgeable about menu and ingredients. Took extra care of our dietary restriction which was amazing. The food, service and ambience was perfect. Would highly recommend this place!

    John Howie SteakResponded on June 22, 2022Fantastic to hear! Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Tim L. GM

  32. o

    obiwong

    Seattle

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To me, this is definitely a special occasion place. The menu offerings, wine list, service, food quality and execution are all 5 star. It can get pricey, but in my opinion, it is well worth it. We came on a Monday after Father's Day and it was surprisingly busy, yet quiet. Brett Callis was our table captain and along with Tony, the service was absolutely impeccable. I appreciated their flexibility in preparing half portions from the menu to accommodate our party of five. Steaks were flawlessly executed and the Bananas Foster was the perfect end of our meal. Scott was an excellent sommelier and he gave us some great advice on a Night Owl red blend. Highly, highly recommended.

    John Howie SteakResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate the attention to detail in your review. Your comments will go along way with the staff. It's always wonderful to hear from a satisfied guest. Again, we appreciate the support! Cheers, Tim L. GM

  33. SW

    StacyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our overall experience was very nice. The food was very good. Our waiter was very helpful with drink and food suggestions. Our only complaint was the front end ladies. We had to wait for our reserved table, and had to check to see if it was ready. When I checked with them the second time, they were like oh your table has been ready, They could plainly see us standing out front but didn't acknowledge that it was ready. I just feel this could of been handled a little better.
  34. TW

    TamaraW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The greeters at the front desk were unfriendly, but they did their job. The bartender was aloof and went through the motions and hinted that he would get a better tip if we paid our bar bill before going into the dining room. Our waiter was loud and did not keep up with our needs after placing our order. The food took a very long time to arrive after our appetizers. The food was good but not put to our expectations given the high price. The highlight of the evening was the table side service which was very well performed even though it came late. We watched a single customer receive an inordinate amount of attention from numerous staff members and service due to his importance? The desserts were delicious but took a long time to arrive.

    John Howie SteakResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you for the feedback. Would you please provide reservation name and date so I may follow up with the appropriate staff. Best, TIm L. GM

  35. TM

    TonyM

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Crab cakes were not as spicy as usual. Service was somewhat annoying.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Went here for an early pre-Father’s day dinner. Our server was INCREDIBLE and overly accommodating of our rambunctious 18-month old son. The only service recommendation I would make is to the sommelier who treated us as though we had never drank wine before - reminding us which glass had what wine in it - despite the fact the two bottles were ones we brought with us! Overall good experience - food was excellent, ambiance is a bit bougie for our preferences, but would go back if we’re not able to get into Bis on Main (a more relaxed vibe).

    John Howie SteakResponded on June 22, 2022We appreciate the feedback. I will share your review with the sommelier. Have a wonderful week. Cheers, Tim L. GM

  37. J

    John

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Spent over $600 for dinner for 4, steak was good, but should have been great. Server was new I think…took way to long to get our order and to check in on us. Drink menu was electronic and had to be switched by waiter from cocktails to wine. Just use a paper one! Yep t
  38. G

    Greg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful dinner at John Howie Steak! Our favorite steakhouse on the Eastside

    John Howie SteakResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you for 5 stars! Hope to see you again in the near future.

  39. N

    Negotiableterms

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous!
  40. JC

    JefferyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    The place has lost its flare! Been coming here for years. Just not the same after COVID lockdown. Meat tray for appetizer was not fresh! Service was just okay, steak was just okay. Dessert was not fresh at all.( cheesecake)Try other places first in Seattle before here

    John Howie SteakResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you for the review. I'm sorry to hear your experience was not exceptional. Did you speak with a manager that evening? If an issue arises we want to fix it in the moment so our guest leave satisfied. I will share this with the executive chef. Best, Tim L. GM

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

John Howie Steak offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 440-0880 ext. 1.

John Howie Steak is rated 4.7 stars by 3580 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for John Howie Steak

11111 NE 8th Street, Suite 125, Bellevue, WA 98004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    112 th Ave NE

  • Neighborhood

    Bellevue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking and self parking are available for John Howie Steak which is located inside the Bravern complex. Valet parking is a $7 charge. Self parking is complimentary for 6 hours with validation.

  • Public transit

    Bellevue transit center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jed Laparde

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (425) 440-0880 ext. 1

  • Catering

    Our chefs customize each menu to the unique needs and style of each event – ranging from intimate affairs to elegant, large-scale celebrations. We specialize in culturally influenced global cuisine with numerous options for every dietary preference and restriction.

  • Private party facilities

    Experience the Northwest’s premier dining experience. Comfortable surroundings, prime custom-aged steaks, side dishes that define culinary excellence and an award winning wine list featuring bottles from near and far. All presented with an unmatched level of service and attention to detail.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Corbett: (425) 456-1892

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