Downtown Bellevue

Seastar Briefly Closed in July for Top-to-Bottom Renovation

Eastside’s Seastar Restaurant to undergo complete interior renovation, will reopen in late July 

Chef John Howie’s Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar in Bellevue will temporarily close for a few weeks beginning July 1 to undergo a complete rebuilding of the interior, from the studs up.

The redesigned Seastar Restaurant will showcase a rich, warm color palate throughout to create an overall aesthetic that feels comfortable and more casual with a sophisticated, contemporary edge.  Dramatic new features will include a new and immersive Raw Bar dining area, stunning temperature controlled floor-to-ceiling jewel boxes and the addition of intimate dining spaces.

With the refreshed interior, guests will also notice a revitalized menu to include all-time favorite Seastar classics, such as Chef Howie’s famous cedar plank roasted salmon and Dungeness crab cakes, along with new choices, such as small plates and a more diverse raw bar offering.  The new wine rooms and varietal specific temperature storage will improve the already exceptional and award-winning wine service.

Chef Howie chose Vancouver, Canada’s Box Interior Design to create the new aesthetic.  He is excited to unveil the result, which he describes as a refreshed, exciting space that will have the look of a new restaurant with the feel of an old friend.

Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, which celebrated its 15th anniversary last spring, is recognized as the Pacific Northwest’s premier destination for seafood.

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