Secret Envelope Chef John Howie
Secret Gift Offer at John Howie Steak and Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, Photo Courtesy: John Howie Restaurants

Santa Howie is bringing back a well-loved gifting tradition at John Howie Steak and Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar for all loyal patrons on the nice list!

From now until December 31, holiday diners at both restaurants will receive a Secret Gift envelope valued up to $500 at John Howie Steak or $300 at Seastar that may cover the entire cost of a future dinner in early 2023.

In order to redeem, the Secret Gift envelope must remain unopened until the server opens during the return visit.

How the Secret Gift Works

Every guest check will receive one Secret Gift envelope. If there are multiple couples at the same table, each couple will receive a Secret Gift envelope.

The guest must bring the sealed Secret Gift envelope when they return in January or February to the restaurant that issued it. The envelope will be opened by the server at the end of the meal to disclose the gift certificate amount that will be applied toward the bill.

The Secret Gift must be redeemed between January 2 and February 28, 2023 (February 14 is excluded) for food and beverage during non-Happy Hour dine in only. One Secret Gift may be used per table, cannot be used for gratuities and is not valid with any other offer.

The Secret Gift amounts range from $15 to $100, with 15 full experience certificates valued up to $500 at John Howie Steak or $300 at Seastar. Remember, the envelope must be unopened when presented during the return visit!

About Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and is known for its constantly changing seasonal menu and diverse selection of seafood, steaks and other fresh specialty preparations.

Seastar offers signature dishes and small, shareable plates featuring items from the sea and land, and a diverse array of sushi, sashimi and fresh local oysters from the Raw Bar. The restaurant is a showcase of unique preparations representing various culinary styles and geographies – and accommodates a variety of diets and preferences, including diners looking for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Seastar’s award-winning wine program is one of the most respected on the West Coast, boasting more than 750 wines and the prestigious Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence earned each of the last 17 years.

About John Howie Steak

John Howie Steak in Bellevue is the Pacific Northwest’s premier steakhouse and a dining experience unlike any other. Known as a chef-driven steakhouse, the restaurant is home to the region’s most comprehensive program featuring custom-aged and hand cut USDA Prime beef, American Wagyu beef, Australian Wagyu beef and the famed Japanese A5 full-blood Wagyu beef.

The John Howie Steak menu changes often and takes culinary inspiration from premium local ingredients, an array of the best seafood and seasonal produce from local farmers.

John Howie Steak is also well-known as a high-end whiskey house with the largest bourbon and scotch selection on the Eastside and an award-winning wine program with a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence earned each year since opening.

Restaurant Reservations
John Howie Steak is located in The Shops at the Bravern at 11111 NE 8th Street. Reservations can be made by calling (425) 440-0880, by visiting or

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar is located in The Civica Commons at 205 108th Avenue Northeast. Reservations can be made by calling (425) 456-0010, by visiting or

Staff with Secret Envelope at Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Staff with the Secret Envelope at Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, Photo Courtesy: John Howie Restaurants

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