Barking Frog
Barking Frog

Barking Frog

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.willowslodge.com/wine_dine/barking_frog.html
  • Phone: 4254242999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:30am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Moore
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer an ideal setting for social, professional and personal events, where every gathering is handled with the utmost care. Whether you’re planning a wedding or a family reunion, a fundraiser, board meeting to corporate teambuilding retreat, we’ll work with you to identify and manage every detail. The unique ambiance of the Lodge adds an extra dimension of charm to all occasions, while our five acres of gardens lend themselves to truly unforgettable events. Facilities
    include six separate meeting rooms with over 5,000 square feet of space.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer an ideal setting for social, professional and personal events, where every gathering is handled with the utmost care. Whether you’re planning a wedding or a family reunion, a fundraiser, board meeting to corporate teambuilding retreat, we’ll work with you to identify and manage every detail. The unique ambiance of the Lodge adds an extra dimension of charm to all occasions, while our five acres of gardens lend themselves to truly unforgettable events. Facilities
    include six separate meeting rooms with over 5,000 square feet of space.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Laccinole 4254242587
  • Special Events: We offer an ideal setting for social, professional and personal events, where every gathering is handled with the utmost care.

    Parties of 6 or more include an automatic 18% gratuity and one check is appreciated, however multiple checks are available.

    Parties of 7 or more may be seated around our fireplace based on dining room availability.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rte 202
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $7, or you can self park in the hotel lot.
A word from Barking Frog
It's difficult to say what is most appealing about the Barking Frog - the food, the wine, the atmosphere. All of the above earned this casual bistro featuring country fresh Northwest cuisine rave reviews. Honors have included "Restaurant of the Year", "Most Innovative Wine List" and "Wine Grand Award" awards, presented by the Washington Wine Commission. Delectable dishes entice guests to linger in the light-filled dining room or to gather around the fireplace. While in the summer, lunch and dinner are served in the courtyard.

Wine tasting in Fireside Cellars - Many wineries are open for public tastings, others are not. However, there is one place where you can relax with friends and fellow guests to taste the finest that Woodinville Wine Country has to offer - Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge. Join us from 4PM-11PM Sunday-Thursday and 4PM-12AM Friday and Saturday.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Barking Frog reviews from OpenTable diners
267 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (175)fit for foodies (172)notable wine list (156)romantic (116)great for outdoor dining (104)neighborhood gem (60)great for brunch (59)great for lunch (58)good for groups (48)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (13)scenic view (12)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Dine around
    Bond
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Lunch went from 3 courses to two, but the food was fabulous as always.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtoeat
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Four of us dined on their 3 course meals for $30. The food was excellent. The service was very slow. When we had already been served our main course, a couple was seated to the left of us and a couple to the right of us. Both couples, ordered, ate their three courses, paid their bill and left before we were served our dessert. My coffee was never refilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Every food item I've tried has been great. The presentation is excellent as well. Each dish looks like an art. The wine we wanted was out so they recommended another bottle which was pricier. But at the end of the dining, they gave us a complementary glass of rose champagne. Great service! We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    orangefrappe
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Excellent choices on the menu. Wine pairing suggestions were great. Food superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a Great Dining Experience
    JohnKVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food was just OK, nothing special. We had the hanger steak and it was rather tough. Salad and desserts were OK. A table near ours was quite noisy to the point it was difficult to hear others at our table. We don't plan to return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    That pretty much tells it all. Our server was friendly and attentive; and our food was served within a very reasonable length of time. We loved our experience at the Barking Frog.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No complaints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    No complaints about the Barking Frog! Had my birthday dinner here then breakfast the next day when staying at The Willlows Lodge. Top notch service. Amazingly flavored food. Ate every bite. Dinner menu is a touch pricey but for a special occasion its forth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a wonderful experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    From great tasting food to excellent service, Barking Frog is consistent and a wonderful experience and night out. Whether there as a group, romantic evening for two, or even an upgrade for a family dinner night... you'll definitely enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK, was expecting more for $$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This was my first visit and had high expectations. We went for our anniversary. Polite staff, seated quickly, congratulations card, complimentary amuse-bouche. The tables are slightly crowded, so not as private is you might like. We started off with the curry mussels, which we were told is one of the best dishes on the menu. While it was good, there could have been more flavor complexity / spice. I've had better. I had the duck and my wife the venison, both cooked perfectly, however both our sides were undercooked. Crunchy sweet potatoes? We ordered Pecan Pie for dessert, but was more like a tart from a grocery store. Very disappointing. Over priced for the quality. I might try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Woodinville Gem
    VagabondPoet
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I loved this restaurant. The food was beautiful, tasty and unique. The wine list was excellent and heavy on the local Columbia Valley / Woodinville wines. Our server and the host were very knowledgeable about the wines and took the time to tell some stories about their favourite places. My husband eats out at fancy restaurants all of the time, all over the world, and is hard to impress when it comes to food. I judge a place on its service just as much as the menu. The Barking Frog stood out for both of us. Food and service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gran Marnier Prawns re to Die For
    LunchontheLake
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Everything here is excellent...but if I am ever asked what I want for my last meal it would be the Gran Marnier Prawns... and if I was forced to eat dessert the chocolate bread pudding is also fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant
    MYLAFASHION
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    pleasantly surprised ! cozy nice service good food I liked how each food came out in long wait periods because the portion aren't that big but when it sits in body longer you fill full when you are done with the meal ! I would go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice location in heart of winery
    DineSmart
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food is great in small portions. Wide variety of wine selection. Friendly service, plenty of parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or Miss with Food
    KEPI
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My husband and I attended the Barking Frog during Seattle Restaurant Week. We were blown away by the appetizers, but we were unimpressed with the entree selection. We both ended up having Hanger Steak which felt chewy and fatty when eating it. The desserts were good, but we wouldn't have minded a simple chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream to end our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    dineforfun
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went to the Barking Frog with friends to celebrate my wife's birthday. Going thru the extensive wine list it took three try's before they had a wine in stock all starting at $75.00 and above. The service was extremely slow and we felt several times we were forgotten and had to ask the busser to get someone to help us. We expected the food to be excellent only to find the soup and the prawn appetizers to be the best of anything. The main course was marginal at best cold under cooked and under seasoned. I had expected that the desserts would have been good but wrong again. Would have like coffee but never even got that.Truly disappointed in the whole evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10/10, Spot On.
    Jordy
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My boyfriend and I have participated in a couple Restaurant Weeks before, including Portland, Charleston S.C., and Bellevue. When we saw that Barking Frog was participating in Seattle's, we were excited to have the opportunity to dine at such a popular restaurant. The overall experience was PERFECT. I could go on and on about how great the food was - my boyfriend and I were both completely floored, and talked about it all night. The flavors and textures were amazing throughout all 3 courses (and we were surprised by an intro hors d'oeuvres and small truffles at the end!) And the service was on-point: we were seated immediately, our waiter was great, and one staff member had the door ready for us upon our exit. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Quality Has Declined
    Jemmh50
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Ufortunately, but true. The grilled pancetta and gruyere sandwich was poorly executed: cheese not melted, bacon, not pancetta and soft bread inside. Salmon a bit overdone. Too bad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious treat!
    LiaK
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great place for a special occasion -- tried the Restaurant Week menu and everything was delicious. Very pretty area, too, I look forward to coming back sometime in the daylight to soak it all in more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding, new favorite
    NansulitaVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Had a lovely dinner during Restaurant Week. Never been here before and definitely will return. Incredible shrimp appetizer, outstanding steelhead for dinner. Beautiful rural setting. Even though we couldn't eat outside that night, I did check the "great for outdoor dining" since its setting was great! Service was incredible good and helpful. And the noise level, yes the noise level was perfect...lots of folks there but tables were separated with good distance and one could hear your tablemate(s) talk!!! A terrific find: outstanding food and great conversation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not my cup of tea!
    theyoungdenise
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I don't want to say that this is a bad restaurant, I just didn't enjoy the experience. We were given our choice of a large table to be seated with others, or in a corner on a bench seat next to a very bouncy child. The wine list is unnecessarily large, and hard to navigate. We found out the first bottle we chose was unavailable after 20 minutes of waiting. The second choice was nice. We were there for Rest week and had to pick our dessert at the beginning. The apple-parsnip soup and the shrimp were good appetizers. I enjoyed the Steelhead and my husband enjoyed the hanger steak. My husband said the pecan pie was fine, and I didn't like the presentation of the bread pudding and didn't have any of it. They did offer to replace it
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Three of us had lunch here on a Thurs afternoon. The food and service at exactly what we expected for the upscale winery and Hotel. All our food was perfect and the service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a birthday!!!
    OneGrammy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Took my friend here for a birthday lunch...had mentioned in OpenTable's online reservation that it was her birthday celebration & when we were seated, she was presented with a birthday card from the Barking Frog, signed by different staff members! No singing, cheering, etc...just a lovely welcome & birthday greeting! Service was stellar & the food perfectly & beautifully prepared - LOVE this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dinner!
    SammamishMom
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at Barking Frog. The food was all tremendous, and the service was attentive and friendly. We even had a happy anniversary card on our table, signed by the staff, and executive chef Bobby Moore came over to wish us happy anniversary. A truly lovely evening. Thank you Barking Frog.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Cjv750
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My sisters and I picked your restaurant for lunch and were more than impressed. The food was outstanding and our waitress, Elizabeth, made us feel welcome. Her cheerful manner and helpfulness was great. We would readily recommend your restaurant to anyone looking for a five-star experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sadly Disappointing
    NVFoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had the Fig and Pig and the Grand Marnier Shrimp on Friday at Willows Lodge. On Saturday when we went to the restaurant, we ordered the shrimp again...there was hardly any sauce, the breading was different (heavier), and the dressing on the salad was different as well. Our main courses were also lacking. I had the Scallops and my husband had the Pork Chop. His pork was great, my scallops were a bit under done, however we couldn't understand what all of the other stuff on the plate was, we are Napa Valley foodies, and were completely confused by all of the flavors. It was if they were trying too hard to be different. (PS another couple and they had the exact same experience as us, disappointing)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Dining Experience!
    xtina206
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was amazing! The waiters/waitresses made us feel special on our anniversary night. Every dish of food was so delicious! The dishes were presented elegantly and were so tasty and filling. I would recommend the Barking Frog to anyone who wants to make a special occasion feel extra special :-)
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    luckylindy98072
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had a business lunch at the Barking Frog on October 3rd. Service was outstanding and the food even better. Sea scallops on risotto with steamed carrots, LeEcole chardonnay. Never had better scallops and perfectly prepared risotto. House bread was delicious with a sun dried tomato spread and capers. Can't wait to get back for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding night
    Heddychris
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had dinner reservations after our wedding ceremony and our table and staff were amazing. Making our first dinner as husband and wife memorable. Thank you for all the special touches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barking Frog
    outtolunch
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was tremendous..portions very large--should have split the turkey sandwich! I love that you don't just get bread..you get perfectly warmed garlic rosemary slices with olive oil and a tapenade! Our server was delightful, attending to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prawns to Die for!
    jwil
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Every meal should start with their Grand Marnier prawns - and the rest will follow and is likely to be just as great! A menu with the perfect amount of selections - and they encourage substitutions! I ordered the lamb - but opted for quinoa instead of the pasta - Delicious! And the pecan pie to finish it off. Can't wait to return....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a special occasion!
    SEAfoodieMRVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were staying at the beautiful Willow's Lodge for the weekend and I had gotten a "sip and savor" food & wine package, so we had a $200 credit to the Barking Frog. I had let the Lodge know it was my boyfriend's birthday, and they must have given the Barking Frog the heads up as well, and the whole staff was so inviting and friendly, wishing my boyfriend Happy Birthday multiple times. We had a great dinner -- his lamb was melt-in-your-mouth and my ahi tuna was cooked to perfection. Other highlights were the wagyu carpaccio and the creme brulee, and the Moscow Mules! We'll definitely be back, especially the next time we stay at Willow's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Plpdean
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have been at The Barking Frog numerous times. The food is the best around. The wine list is excellent and the atmosphere is always relaxed and quiet. You can equally have a business lunch, a romantic dinner or a birthday celebration. One caution: If you like diet-coke bring you own since they only carry diet-pepsi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • burbaniteVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We loved this place. Innovative menu, great service - Brian our server was one if the best we have had! Adjacent to Willows Lodge and close to wineries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The frog
    rogerz
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great Experience. been there several times. food & service always the best
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful experience Recommend++
    Connie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was a fantastic place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our two dinners were wonderful and we were able to eat outside which made it even better. The wine list is fantastic and the food absolutely wonderful. Had dinner there two nights in a row and breakfat brunch on Sunday morning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service
    LS1Factor
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My fiance and I had a great time and our waiter took great care of us. We did have one little hiccup where our app wan't brought out. We told our waiter not to worry about it by the time we got our food but he insisted he bring us the app and comp us for it. All was right in the world. We would definitely go back! The food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Appreciation!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The waiter, Michael, provided us with excellent service. His input in what kind of wine to choose was welcome and appreciated. My sister & her husband had a wonderful time celebrating her birthday. Everyone was professional, friendly and kind. I had a last minute addition to our party and the hostess was very kind in including him in our reservation. That was greatly appreciated it. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our Favorites
    FrostyII
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Although the lunch menu appears merely interesting, e.g., a Reuben sandwich, the preparations are outstanding. Mussels, scallops, salads, the Reuben, whatever, were uniquely flavored. In fact the emphasis is on flavor although the presentation wasn't half bad as well. One is tempted to explore the entire lunch menu and come back for dinner. Which I'm sure we will do. Our wait persons were well versed on the nuances of the dishes and also had good recommendations from the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfection
    letha
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Exquisite wagyu carpaccio had the most amazing calamansi preserve to give it a zing! A tasty treat of pear and roasted nuts made our palettes happy between courses. He had the lamb, which is the best I've tasted in decades... or ever? I had the scallops, perfectly prepared, sweet, beautifully presented. This is food with thought, creativity, careful attention to ingredients, and passion. Our server was delightful and tolerated my date's teasing and goofiness. I can't imagine a lovelier meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch
    Gary
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Met friends for lunch and had the most wonderful time. Food was plentiful and delicious, service outstanding. We arrived early for our reservation and our area was not ready for seating so we were offered mimosas on the cozy deck area of the hotel to wait until things were ready. Wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.