John Howie Steak New Years Eve BellevueDowntown Bellevue’s John Howie Steak is offering 3 New Year’s Eve dining options, designed to fit every budget.

On December 31, a 3-course dinner with champagne will be available in the Piano Lounge for $55 per person. In the Dining Room, guests may choose from the regular menu. The restaurant will also present a 9-course meal, limited to 5 couples, in the Magnum Room, from 8pm to past midnight, for $2,011 per couple.

In the Piano Lounge, pianist Gary Verrill and guitar player John Raymond will entertain guests from 7pm to 1am. The 3-course meal includes seafood chowder or Caesar salad, the choice of 5 entrees, and 3 dessert options. Please see the menu below for details. The above prices exclude tax and gratuity. No reservations are taken in the Lounge.

John Howie Steak is at The Shops at The Bravern. Call 425-440-0880 or visit for information.

Piano Lounge and Magnum Room Menus:

New Years Eve Preset Piano Lounge Menu
(Available only in the piano lounge, $55 pp exclusive, no reservations taken)

Soup or Salad
(choice of one)

Seafood Chowder

Fresh Dungeness crab, bay shrimp, asparagus,
corn, cream sherry.


Romaine hearts, garlic croutons,
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

(choice of one)

Prime Rib Roast -12oz
Apple wood smoked, slow roasted served with
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Filet Mignon Medallions “Oscar”
28 Day Custom-Aged USDA Prime Beef
Omaha Nebraska
pan seared, Dungeness Crab, asparagus, crispy Yukon
Gold potato cake, Bearnaise

Pacific NW King Salmon
Apple wood grilled with lemon and butter served with
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

American Wagyu “Kobe Style” Sirloin -10oz
Snake River Farms, Idaho
Mesquite grilled,
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Roasted Jidori Chicken
Stuffed with Chevre served with roasted fingerling
potatoes, garlic, braised spinach, and sun dried tomatoes

(choice of one)

Classic Vanilla Bean Crème Brulèe

Olympic Mountain Ice Cream or Sorbet

Chocolate Ganache-Salted Caramel Tart

Complimented by a Glass of Bubbly
Caposaldo Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

$55 – Per Person


New Years Eve Preset Magnum Room Menu

(Available only in Magnum Room, $2,011 per couple exclusive, reservations limited to 5 couples)

Hor’s d’oeuvres
Shigoku Oysters with Dom Perignon Champagne Granita
Deviled Eggs, Crème Fraiche, Osetra Caviar
Tempura Fried Alaskan King Crab Merus
Australian “A5” Wagyu Carpaccio on Beechers Reserve Bread Sticks
Krug, Grand Cuvee, MV, France

Celery Root Soup
Dungeness Crab, Shaved Black Truffle and Lemon-Truffle Oil

2006  Didier Dageneau Pouilly-Fume ‘Silex’

Duo of Foie Gras
Torchon d’ Foie Gras

Granny Smith Apple Conserve,

Crispy Cinnamon Meringue and Apple Sticks

Seared Foie Gras
Grilled Figs, Pomegranate-Maple Reduction, Vanilla French Toast
2000 Disznoko”5 Puttonyos” Tokaji, Hungary

Butter Poached Maine Lobster
Crispy Vegetable Chips, Roasted Red & Yellow Tomato Coulis

2006 Marcassin “Three Sisters” Chardonnay, Sonoma, CA

Heirloom Granny Smith Apple Sauterne Ice

Australian “A5” Wagyu Beef Tenderloin
Creamy Russet Potato Stack, Veal Glace, Ruby Port Reduction

2003 Harlan Estate, California & 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, France

Cheese Course
Assorted Cheeses, Honey, and Nuts

Jacques Selosse “Exquise” demi sec, France

Trio of Chocolate
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, Pot D’ Crème, Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

1985 Vial Magneres Banyuls, France

Cookies & Chocolates
Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies and Hand Made Truffles

Remy Martin, Louis the XIII, Cognac Grand Fine Champagne

2011 New Year Toast – Louis Roederer, “Cristal” France

French Press Illy Café Coffee


  1. Hooray for common sense! That being said, we’re going to be going to Monsoon East, another great Downtown Bellevue restaurant, for their tasting menu, $90 per couple.

  2. I love the $55 3-course menu. This is a great idea, and uber affordable. Your lounge will be the hot spot on New Years Eve!

  3. Thank you for the posting. I would like to share that is not a reaction to input, though it is always valued. This 3-course menu was planned from the start, but only announced once the menu was finalized.
    We wish you all a happy and safe 2011!

  4. I would like to share that I loathe both John Howie Steak and the people willing to pay $2K for their stupid dinner. Donate that money to charity and feed hundreds of hungry families!

    You’re right that it wasn’t a reaction to input, it was a reaction to only 5 couples willing to spend that ridiculous amount!

  5. The 3 course for $55 menu looks great. Unfortunately it is too late for us. We already made reservations in a different place.

  6. Now that’s more like it, John (Cathy?)! 🙂

    Really tempting, actually.

  7. This is really cool and a great value! Love the $55 option.

  8. I know I shouldn’t be… (it’s none of my business), but I am very curious how many people showed up for the $2011 dinner? =)

  9. Kevin: I asked a server when I was there the other day. He said “zero.” No joke. Methinks it was more of a publicity thing to get people talking. Not a bad strategy.