Westward

4.6
739 reviews
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Westward is a water-inspired full service restaurant and bar located on North Lake Union. For Menus, please visit our website at westwardseattle.com

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The Infatuation
8.6

Westward is a place that will make you excited to live in Seattle. (Or consider buying property here ASAP.)

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend was in town and we had a great experience with quality service and memorable food and drinks! Loved it!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! The food was fresh and delicious. I would recommend this to everyone. Thank you for the nice dining experience!

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GH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food served with no rush. And our server was the best. She was kind and attentive but never overbearing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Came for Valentine's day pre-fixe menu dinner. Food was decent but portions were extremely small. Given the price, the value was not good at all and I was surprised to find that oysters were extra on top of it all.

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PL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve always loved westward. Still the same great place.
I thought I was clever to make our V day reservation early. I didn’t know it would be pre-fix menu. Once I learned that I couldn’t find a sample menu for the night online.
The choices were wonderful. I loved my scallops and dh loved his steak.
Other than pre-fix, we would have not chosen dessert.
The pre-fix menu card did not offer the price.
Not that we minded or had a choice but it was higher than I find value for at westward.

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LW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The price of the 3 course meal was not on the menu or revealed by the server. At best, the total food served might have been worth 40-50 dollars. We were shocked to see $85 per person. This was for a small salad, 3 scallops (main) and the tiniest desert we have ever been served. A 6 oz glass of their standard wine was $16. Overall- NOT RECOMMENDED.

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BO
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was unimpressive but OK. Service was mediocre. The servers started reorganizing a long table right behind us and were so loud that we had to leave before having desert!

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MR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was absolutely amazing! Whole fish, brussel sprouts, pork chop, crudo, barratta....yum!

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TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We really did love our experience at Westward. We were visiting from the East Coast, and had many recommendations from chef friends to visit. The oysters were AMAZING. However, unfortunately, there was something I ate that night that made me extremely sick. I was SO sick the next day, and unable to get out of bed (except when necessary, because of said sickness). I am sure this is a once-in-a-blue-moon thing for patrons of Westward to experience, but it was so sad to me because it made me lose an entire day of my short visit to Seattle.

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E
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and portion sizes had improved from the last time I was there.

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BJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a beautiful location. Snag a seat by the outdoor firepit for a pre or post dinner drink!

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westward is amazing! It has creative classy-aquatic decor, romantically soft (but not too dark) lighting, and a waterfront view of Seattle. My friend and I went there to celebrate her birthday. The food was incredible, with lots of surprising and artful taste combinations. The waiter was knowledgeable about the wine and food and was able to give us a good wine pairing recommendation. It made for a memorable and beautiful evening. We both really enjoyed it and will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The waitstaff was very prompt. The food is delicious and I love their coffee!

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SQ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a slight mixup with our reservation the service was excellent, food was outstanding, but the prices seemed quite high for the atmosphere. Beware the bar tab. ;-)

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ND
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My sister ordered the blackened cod, it was so good! But the bean dish that accompanied it was over the top salty. Inedible salty. Salty beyond. I hadn't seen my sister in a long time and I was annoyed that we had to interrupt our conversation to wave down a server. Within about 10 minutes, a manage type person came over and we explained the salty situation and he took our plates and left. And that was it. No non salty bean substitute and no price reduction on our bill (cod dish was $32). :(

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful view; lively and fun atmosphere, Great service and a very tasty menu!

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JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The venue, food, and service were excellent. But we were shocked by the high price of individual oysters and the fact that there was no discount for orders of 1/2 dozen or dozen. We've never encountered that before and were taken aback. It seemed very ungenerous and not in keeping with the restaurant as a whole.

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B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Westward is one the brightest gems in Seattle. I took a new-to-town friend there for dinner the other night, and it was fantastic - the servers were absolutely on top of everything, the food was stellar, and the view and ambience are always lovely. Nothing like a waterfront restaurant with amazing food, great service, and a fire pit, to boot. He was suitably impressed by the whole experience and I was happy to have gotten to introduce him to Westward.

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L
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a most enjoyable evening, with wonderful wines and very tasty dishes (the cod was cooked to perfection). Kevin was our server and definitely added to our celebratory mood! He was attentive and friendly with a great sense of humor, and he answered all our questions knowledgeably.

I just love this place. I thought I just loved it when the sun's out, but it turns out it's a great go-to any time of year.

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Portland
179 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A quiet waterfront location with a view of Seattle downtown. Well prepared and presented dishes.
A sample of oysters was a good start followed by Fred halloumi cheese. Entrees of pan fired trout and pork pan smells were very good.
Reasonable wine list and prices.
Service is very good. We will definitely return.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best view of the city in Seattle. The Black Cod was excellent as well.

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LW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here was AMAZING. It doesn't have a large menu but the food was so delicious as were the cocktails. It sits on Lake Union so you have a great view of the city. There is a fire pit with seating outside as well so if would be a fun place to hang out with friends.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is delicious! Make sure you get the Dutch baby or something with the potatoes 🤤🤤

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Oysters were wonderful and flavorful. Three varieties; different complementary tastes. Good advice from staff. Black cod cooked perfectly. Grilled octopus and risotto well prepared. Desert menu uninspired. Ordered a cheese plate, but offerings were rather bland. Overall, great experience.

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AS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Westward for our first night in Seattle for a quick New Year's trip. Service was prompt and the waiter was very helpful in steering us towards meals that were amazing. I would definetely recommend!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was warm and helpful. Food was excellent and inventive. Love the variety of food. The ambiance is great winter and summer.

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome atmosphere, fascinating menu, quirky and attentive servers - overall very fun place to eat.

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r
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with such an amazing seasonal menu - such a joy to try all the different types of oysters and loved the wine list

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was great, food and ambient but we were celebrating my wife’s bday, which I let the host know in advance, but the staff didn’t do anything special, even though when the couple next to us was also celebrating a bday, they got a desert and a candle 🙄

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was fabulous and offered a sample of two wines when I couldn’t decide which I would prefer. The cocktails were tasty. I was floored by the mushroom risotto!

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CD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

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L
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The service was slow and the lamb tasted like
sheep. The ambiance is top. Maybe just a place to drink and just eat a few select items.

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B
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely brunch at Westward! Fourth time this year, it’s our new go to brunch spot for special occasions including showing off our great city to out of town guests Food, ambiance and service is always spot on! Highly recommend!

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AA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Why not just close for the winter? Limited menu and very tired service.

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c
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The view on Lake Union. Comfy atmosphere and decent vibe.

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AJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday brunch.
It was delicious and the waterfront location was beautiful.
We actually got HOT sitting in the glassed in area because of the radiant sunshine...which was unexpected for November.

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LO
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Westward and I need a temporary time out...if it were solely about the quality of the food and the chefs, it would be a match made in heaven! That team is made of rock stars. The quality, the preparation and presentation - knocked out of the park, every time! The wait staff....just keeps missing a beat. The other night with a 300$+ dinner tab and a major snafu of 2 of everything ordered accidentally, to a waiter at brunch that missed the no eggs, and no dairy....just the avocado toast, potatoes, and sausage.... it's just that attention to detail that seems to be missing. And the interesting part - it's never busy enough for that to be the excuse... so not sure what it is. Again though - the kitchen/chef/person responsible for purchasing the foot - AMAZING!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Good not so good, very cute spot though! Service was very slow

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D
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine is too expensive- needs some in the $40-&50 ramge

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