Seastar Restaurant

Written by on November 14, 2017 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Bellevue, Washington

How I heard of this place: When the Whole Foods in South Lake Union opened its doors, I went to pay a visit and found Seastar right next door. It wasn’t until that location shut its doors and we were invited to join friends in Bellevue that I had the opportunity to dine at this “luxurious” and “upbeat” establishment.

Type of cuisine: Seastar provides guests with an amazing array of freshly prepared seafood, great steaks, poultry, pastas and raw bar items.

Ambiance: Rushing in to meet our friends, I spent little time taking in the scene around us. I know that the space was dimly lit, creating an air of romance, and quite large (as we navigated towards the back, private dining room). Amber lighting, the sound of whispering diners and the clinking of silverware were not muted by the serving staff, gliding throughout the restaurant taking care of their patrons.

The private dining area was a smaller room, with perhaps six, round tables seating eight, each. The space also has a projector and space large enough for everyone to see what is being presented. Along the right wall, upon entry into the room, a banquet table is set with white linen, where appetizers are offered, as we await our meal service.

What I ordered: As it was a special occasion, our menu was limited. We were offered a salad to start, with hazelnuts, bay shrimp, grape tomatoes and a tangy dressing.

From it I selected the Steelhead ($38) with ancho-chili, SW mash cake, chili hollandaise, lime crème.


For my husband, the Filet Mignon ($50) served with Yukon Gold mashed, grilled asparagus, and Maître d’ sauce.

For our little one, the kitchen offered a special, fancy fish ‘n chips with grilled salmon and a hefty helping of shoestring fries.

For dessert, a tray of truffles, of which I selected the dark chocolate orange, my favorite combination!

What I loved: The steelhead. Oh. Em. Gee. Get it. Eat it. Every time. Followed closely, very closely by the dark chocolate orange truffle.

Why I loved it: Excellent food, great company, a wonderful team of servers ensuring our party was well fed and taken care of.

Cost: High ($25 – $50 per dinner entree)

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