In response to the changing business environment in Washington, Seastar now includes a 20 percent service charge on each guest check. Delivering an exceptional guest experience is our top priority, and we believe the large team of professionals who take great care of you should be well and equitably compensated. We guarantee our products and service 100 percent.
What is a service charge?
A service charge is a set percentage added to every guest check. Tipping is eliminated (additional gratuity is optional), and the service charge goes to the restaurant for equitable distribution. The objective is to create a fair, predictable compensation model for employees.
Why is sales tax calculated on top of the service charge?
Under Washington state law, employers are required to pay retail sales tax on service charges.
What if I still want to leave a tip?
Additional gratuities are accepted, but not expected, and will go directly to your server.