Arrowleaf Bistro
Arrowleaf Bistro

Arrowleaf Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arrowleafbistro.com/
  • Phone: (509) 996-3919
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Brown
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Arrowleaf Bistro takes catering literally and prefers to build each event menu specifically for each event. Buffet style or plated, in town or off the grid, we work with you to create the event that you want.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 20
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Arrowleaf Bistro
Located in the beautiful Methow Valley, the Arrowleaf Bistro combines the rugged with the refined. Local and foraged ingredients mingle with thoughtfully sourced products from around the Northwest. Quality is the foundation for the creative dishes that feature pure, fresh flavors. Complimenting the dinner menu is a Washington focused wine list and cocktail menu stocked with Northwest boutique and top shelf spirits.
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Arrowleaf Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)special occasion (31)neighborhood gem (31)romantic (28)great for outdoor dining (17)notable wine list (14)scenic view (7)good for groups (7)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • A gem in Winthrop
    Issaquah
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We have been enjoying the food and ambiance at Arrowleaf since its opening. Chef John's cooking continues to impress, and the creative dishes utilizing fresh, locally sourced produce, fish, fowl, and meat, taste as good as they look. Joanne makes everyone feel at home as soon as they walk in the door, whether it is their first visit or they are regulars. She has an eagle eye for attention to every detail in the dining experience. Between John, Joanne, and the warm, inviting setting, you feel as though you were being served a lovely meal in a private home with a gracious hostess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New best place to have dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    My husband and I had a get away trip to the Methow Valley. We stayed in Winthrop and after reading the great reviews for Arrowleaf Bistro I knew it was a gem. We were seated at a table with a romantic setting looking out at the town lit up in decorative lights. The young lady who waited on us was very pleasant and knowledgeable on the menu and wines. The wine list is one of the best we have come across from the noted wineries in the region. The dinner menu is a farm to table selection, my husband ordered the organic Bison filet mignon cooked just the way he asked, served with roasted pumpkin squash and spinach, the filet melted in your mouth. We had the house salad and homemade bread , both very good. I ordered the Chinook salmon grilled on a bed of sautéed cabbage and baby red potatoes, excellent ! For dessert : a lovely hot coffee toddy and a homemade coconut cookie drizzled with dark chocolate, we went something small since we didn't have much room after the wonderful dinner, but there were some wonderful, made from scratch desserts to choose from. The owner came to our table and asked what we thought of the dinner, he is from the area and truly has a passion for cooking and creating a wonderful menu. Wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very pleasantly surprised by such great food in a small town. Very French-like dishes cooked to perfection. Servers were friendly, knowledgeable and polite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem in the Methow
    bdks
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Arrowleaf Bistro is a charming restaurant, provide fine dining in a casual atmosphere serving locally sourced foods, prepared with imagination and skill. How delightful to have such a gem of a restaurant in the little town of Winthrop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arrowleaf Bistro is our fav
    davis
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Fine food and drink, with the warmth of your neighbor's home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem of the Methow
    oldercoots
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was a great find! The service was outstanding. Food and wine selection too! All the staff, from server to chef were great! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Very Special Place
    PullmanCougar
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Once again we travelled to the Methow Valley and had a special dinner at Arrowleaf Bistro. This restaurant is one of the reasons we visit each summer. We love the local and Pacific NW theme for the cuisine. This was our first fall visit and the menu was a bit different, but just as wonderful as the summer dishes. Joanne and Dawn provide a wonderful warm relaxed atmosphere and we truly enjoyed our meal and the experience. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, great service. Definite stop for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food and service
    Hikeanddine
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The menu contained a good number of choices including a few gluten free and vegetarian choices (though limited). The staf were friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Better than last time
    Castorita
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had duck breast with peaches on a parsnip purée which was a really nice combination. Hubby had bison meatloaf with a huckleberry 'catsup,' another nice combination. They try to use local ingredients and the is something on the menu for every taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • willowbrook
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, nice ambiance, good use of local produce. We have eaten here many times and never been disappointed in the food. Probably the best restaurant in the Methow Valley!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant - for vegans, too!
    veganfoodie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    was very pleased to find a quinoa entree on the menu - as delicious as i've ever enjoyed in a restaurant, wild mushrooms and all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locals recommend this gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Winthrop, recommended to us by a local for a nice dinner. Reservations got us seated promptly. The house salad had an extra ordinary cumin vinaigrette dressing, which I really liked. For the main course, I had the Son of Butcher (The S.O.B.) special, which was a New Your Steak, and it was one of the best New York's I've ever had. My friend had the Steak Frites, and it was great. The Arrowleaf Bistro is a converted house, which makes it intimate and romantic. We ate inside at a table-for-two next to window overlooking the front lawn, garden, and main street. Service by Jared was top notch. The Arrowleaf Bistro will be at the top of my list when I next return to Winthrop. [I also posted this review on Yelp.]
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and amazing food!
    fortheloveoffood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    There is a reason that a reservation is recommended....the food at Arrowleaf Bistro is amazing...delicious! The Pork Belly melted in my mouth. Everyone my table had their fork in my plate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food in Winthrop
    KSSAILS
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food at Arrowleaf Bistro is absolutely fantastic. I was a confirmed "poultry-only" eater for decades -- until I tried the meat at Arrowleaf. These people know how to cook beef and pork! Hands down, this is the best food in Winthrop. The side dishes and vegetarian dishes are great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly and attentive waitstaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife ordered steak&fries. Cooked about perfect, but not as tender as you'd like. I had the beef brisket with chunked grilled veges. It was more than I could finish. I'd rate it fair as it was not overly tender and over salted - as was the wine sauce. I had indigestion all evening - something I only get when eating out - and rarely at that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arrowleaf Bistro
    winthroplocal
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best fine dining in Okanogan County-- bar none! We made reservations thru OpenTable website. Very popular place and appears that reservations should be made in advance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleasant find
    sunnygirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had dinner. Was first placed on the main dining room which is small and was a little to loud with the foursome next to us. Asked to change and placed on the back deck overlooking the river which was great. The menu was quite varied. Had a heirloom tomato salad the was excellent. Followed by the SOB steak which was presented nicely and delicious and then the smore dessert with house made marshmallow. Very good Enjoyed it very much and will go again next time we are in winthrop
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fine
    kiannpepper
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food is delicious, thoughtfully prepared, lots of great flavors using local freshness from the farms around the valley. Excellent wine list. perfect desserts. The best gourmet spot in the Methow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    FoodLovey
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had an excellent dinner at the Bistro, as always. Food is consistently good, fresh, local and prepared incredibly well. We started our meal with the generous portion of stuffed dates and caesar salads. I had braised beef, which was fork tender, deep, rich flavors and included onions and a variety of mushrooms. My husband had halibut which the chef pan sauteed and was cooked perfectly. The fries that came with it.....words can't describe because they were so good. We finished our meal with a chocolate cherry tart that was delicious. Smooth and chocolatey, it was getting raves from fellow diners. We always look for a reason to come to Winthrop, just so we can have dinner at the Bistro. Thanks John & Joanne for never disappointing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant in Winthrop!
    glcamano
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was delicious! My husband had the rib-eye special and I had the chicken. They were both well prepared, interesting dishes, with tasty local vegetables. The beet salad was delicious too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 66 reviews are from the Arrowleaf Bistro reviews archive.
  • arrowleaf bistro
    suem
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    this restaurant never disappoints. sat outside by the river, and had the duck. could have had more veggies with the meal. great bread from the bakery next door. portions generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    foodie4life
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Took my husband here for dinner while vacationing in the area. One of the best meals we have ever had. Food was fantastic, wine list was great, service was perfect. A great little spot!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great dinner in a small town
    marthatravels
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Loved the ambience and the food and wine were excellent as well. But just as important, we had excellent service. Don't miss this gem when in Winthrop.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodie from Seattle loved it
    Eric
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Best dinner I have had in years. Appetizers were bacon wrapped dates stuffed with Blue cheese and drizzled with balsamic, pork belly and fruit chutney bruscetta, beet and goat cheese green salad with greens from back garden, Wild Chinook Salmon with fingling potatos and root vegetables and I had venison loin. Truly a magical night, seriously. Overlooking the Methow river, fly fisherman on their back deck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Lovely outdoor setting on the river. excelling food and good service a place to return to
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant far and away
    Henry
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is not only the best restaurant for 100 miles around, it is the best restaurant outside of Seattle, and it compares favorably even then. Large portions of perfectly prepared dishes. A large portion of sautéed duck breast could not have been better. Steak frites again just what we hope for and often don't get: cooked "rare, medium rare," a phrase I had never heard but which is exactly right. Local ingredients and organic when possible. Gracious service, locally owned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PullmanCougar
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We have been coming to the Methow Valley for many years during June/July, and always make plans to have dinner at the Arrowleaf Bistro. The food is great, and sometimes a little different which is nice. I don't know if we go back because of the great food, or the great staff, but we always go back. We have a wonderful time and enjoy a leisurely dinner. This year we made reservations for two nights, as we knew we would find things we enjoy for dinner. We were very pleased by the Hawaiian Swordfish special this year. It was wonderful. I almost had it again the second night, but we had the Steak and Frites and SOB instead. We were not disappointed. The appetizers are unique, bacon wrapped dates, and the radishes were especially good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly extraordinary
    Andy
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    While in Winthrop for our 13 year anniversary, my wife and I dined at the Aerospace as the menu was impressively ranged for such a small town. We were astonished at the reality. Our server was attentive, interested and actually enthusiastic about their offerings. The food presentation was beautiful, artistic and unexpectedly creative. The actual taste astonished me. I declare that their special that night of rabbit was my best restaurant meal of the year thus far. While the menu is pricier than other dining spots in the area, the taste, quality and magnificence of their meals stands head and shoulders over anyone within hundreds of miles.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky us!
    shallots
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We don't have to travel to a big city or Europe to enjoy fine food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arrowleaf Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Don't be deceived by its humble street appearance. We sat outside watching the river flow by and ate the most delicious trout and bison burgers. They carried local beers which were very good. Our waiter was professional and helpful. I would go back in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ArrowLeaf Potential
    Local51
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Best in the town (but isn't much to pick from except burgers & mexican). Especially nice scenic view "if" weather is nice enough to sit outside. Friendly and good service. Food was good - but expensive and VERY small portions! A chicken dish is $27! Stuffed date appetizer is awesome - but again EXTREMELY small! I would them recommend more, and go there definitely A LOT more, "if" they had more reasonably priced appetizers and entrees. I wish they had a GREAT happy hour (i.e. yummy reasonably priced appetizers with decent sized portions) as there deck would make an awesome outdoor happy hour spot, but alas, people end up going to the Winthrop SchoolHouse Brewery due to expensive pricing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A night at the Arrowleaf
    SandLFoodies
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We dined on Friday June 6th at the Arrowleaf Bistro. The food and dining experience were excellent and we'd highly recommend spending an evening there if your traveling through the Winthrop Washington area. From starter to entree, the preparations were imaginative and well done. They focus on locally sourced food and this was found throughout the menu. The staff was attentive and exceptionally friendly, which we found complemented the cuisine. Its a true gem in North Central Washington; don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-race dinner
    BackpackerGirl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I was in town to run a race and decided to try out Arrowleaf based on the great reviews. I was hoping to get some fish but scallops were the seafood option and I decided to pass on that. I had the house salad and the homemade tagliatelle. The pasta was wonderful and I had some very good local Syrah. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant to others for great ingredients and interesting dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Frequented Restaurant
    Nettie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    When I am in Winthrop, I always dine at Arrowleaf Bistro. I sometimes go twice during our stay in Winthrop! The food is always very good. The owners and staff are extremely friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Bella
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We had eaten here previously and I was looking foward to a return visit. Unfortunately, my meal was served lukewarm to almost air temperature after a long wait. Chicken Marakesh seemed overcooked , skin black, mini vege mushy instead of crisp, the quinoa had no flavor. It may have been enhanced by the tazaki ?? sauce but it was almost non -existent.Yogurt must be the new caviar.Our waitress was occupied with other tables and not on the patio very frequently. It was early in the season, the restaurant was not very busy so it was difficult to understand the mediocre food and service experience. Dining on the outdoor patio was very nice, overlooking the rivers! Recommend a jacket, as it can be windy or get colder as the sun goes down.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extreme high prices with out value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The appetizers and salads were way overpriced and the quality and value doesn't match up. The entrees were equally expensive beyond reason. $16- for two fresh rice wrapped spring rolls is outrageous. This place takes advantage of small town tourist.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best food in the valley!
    Laflamablanca
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Without a doubt the best food on the east side. We drive 200 plus miles at least once a month to experience the local fresh ingredients Chef Jon Brown can masterfully prepare to perfection. I had the S.O.B. steak which was cooked perfectly rare and topped with amazing homemade onion rings along with a house prepared sauce. To say the least, this steak would be worth the drive from the west side by itself! My Lover had the pork chop, which was also cooked perfectly, and complimented with a sweet potato and brussel sprout hash that was diced by hand and was so good it would make a person who hates brussel sprouts be a part of the clean plate club. We finished with a Napoleon desert made by Chef Joanne that will make you want to make babies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Foodie65
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I am a local and love this restaurant. The service is friendly yet professional. There is no pressure to hurry and the dishes are described with knowledgeable detail. I often order the SOB steak. It is always cooked to perfection and presented in a number of creative ways. Jon, the chef, uses local meat and veggies when possible, only the freshest ingredients. Don't miss this gem. You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always great
    James
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We love the Arrow leaf and always go on occasions, holidays and when family and friends are in town visiting or when we just want a great meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate