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
240 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (150)fit for foodies (149)notable wine list (136)great for outdoor dining (124)romantic (102)great for lunch (64)great for brunch (63)neighborhood gem (54)good for groups (47)hot spot (16)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • One of our Favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Solid restaurant in Woodinville. I ordered the huckleberry pancakes and they were wonderful. Great texture, taste and presentation. Will love to come back again for another helping!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Very grumpy service
    hamckay
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We came here before a wedding at 1:00 on a Sunday. We were a party of 8 and were seated 15 minutes after or reservation time. The restaurant was about 1/3 full. The food was outstanding ad always, I had the shrimp appetizer as an entree and we had two orders of beignets which was plenty for all of us, very delicious. others had a delicious hamburger. We found everything wonderful including our busboy but the server really should find another line of work. She was in attentive and down right rude. I find we generally experience this if we have a group larger than 6 because the server will put on an 18-20% tip regardless which is a practice that needs to stop if it means larger tables get terrible service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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  • Delicious brunch on the patio
    hortonlovesfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife and I regularly try to catch brunch at Barking Frog in the summer when the patio is open. The ambiance is great with the fountain - which also helps drown out other conversations and gives the feeling of privacy. Service at Barking Frog is always excellent. On this last visit we had the omelet of the day - which includes chicken, pesto and smoked mozzarella - so good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service & food
    Anton
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Arrived 15 minutes late for our reservation and only an hour before our show. Our waiter was exceptional, attentive and friendly and got us in and out on time, with an excellent meal. This is our go-to dinner spot for shows at the Chateau Ste Michelle winery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday
    FoodiesForever
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday there. We dined next to the waterfall and had excellent food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner is the way to go...
    Javachix
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Dinner was wonderful. Service was fabulous. It's moderately expensive, and I find the interior lacks a certain intimacy. But over all, very enjoyable. Breakfast, not so much. Had issues getting seated. Hostess seemed scattered. Food, over cooked, dry and too many potatoes as filler. Stick with coffee and the beignets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The absolute best Salmon I've ever tasted. Cooked to perfection and served with an excellent Pinot Gris, it was a joy to eat. All the staff appeared professional and very competent. We've added the Barking Frog to our most desirable list!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • odd food
    Dale
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My wife and I we're hoping for a nice romantic anniversary. Instead it was disappointing. Extremely loud due to drunk patrons and the T- bone was smothered with some sort of overpowering sauce. We ordered the creme brule for dessert it was brutal. Odd flavor and runny. I will say the server was very helpful and pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mistake made. Mistake corrected.
    ItalianFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I ordered an appetizer, the halibut entree, and a half bottle of wine. When the halibut arrived, the top half was cooked to perfection, but the bottom half was nearly raw. I pointed this out to the waiter who observed that yes, it was raw and said this should never happen. He promptly took the dish away to have a new one prepared. The manager came over (without my prompting) and apologized. He also said he was taking the half bottle of wine off my bill. Wow! Unfortunate that the dish was ill-prepared, but mistakes happen. This was a very nice recovery.
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  • Relaxing
    Martin
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    What a great night and outside dinning was awesome. Our waiter was wonderful, and the food was great. We were not rushed in away and it was nice to be able to enjoy the evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Losing its appeal
    Alex
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We've been here quite a few times. On this occasion went there for brunch. The Crab Benedict was great! The Croque Madame was underwhelming -- hardly any cheese on it. A sandwich should have two slices of bread not one. We barely saw our server and the place was not busy. The Barking Frog just doesn't seem special and unique anymore.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PoorCorkage
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We will often go for brunch and the food and service is always great. However, be prepared for a long wait for your food. Not sure what takes so long preparing breakfast type food? We only wish the food came out faster!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Just had flank steak salads. One had lots of blue cheese crumbles on top, the other didn't and a quick search through the salad didn't show any either, so sent it back. We could overhear the chef giving the server "attitude" about "it's inside" and she defended us with "but the other one has lots on top so they want some on this one too". We got it back nicely dressed with blue cheese. It was delicious.
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  • Extra Special
    Dwight
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The menu is unique, food delightful, and service friendly, prompt, and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniverary Dinner
    Hydrodon
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had a great evening and the food and staff were extra special. Thanks to the folks at Barking Frog! Anniversary was very special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great lunch at great resort
    Upnorth
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The Willows in Woodinville WA was a fantastic resort and after checking in we headed across the drive to the Barking Frog. Just as the rest of the resort, the Barking Frog is first class. The food, wine and service were all perfect. A beautiful place to have lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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  • great food and excellent experience
    JCRS
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my first time at Barking Frog and Everythig was excellent from begining to end. The foos tasted amazing and the server was very kind and provided good service. I have nothing bad to say. If you are looking for a good dining experience or celebrate a special ocation i strongly reccomend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barking Frog delivers
    bonappetit2
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our first return trip in ten years and the food was just as memorable! So delicious and the staff was amazing taking excellent care of us all evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for a special dinner
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I chose the Barking Frog for my boyfriend's 50th birthday dinner. It was perfect. We sat outside, which was quiet and romantic. The service was friendly and attentive, but not overly so. In the absence of the sommelier the night we were there, our waiter guided us through the extensive wine list to find something local, good, and in our price range. Our meals were delicious and of a good portion size. We ordered one dessert to share between us--the creme brulee--and they wrote Happy Birthday in chocolate on the plate, which was a nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the experience at Barking Frog and will go back in a heartbeat the next time we're in Woodinville.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The experience was a bit of a mixed bag. We dined outdoors and when it got dark we could not see the food. Candles were eventually brought out at the end of our meal. Some of the food was great (duck) and some was not cooked properly (tenderloin was Blue one half well done the other). I was surprised that several menu items were unavailable. Maybe the solution is to go for dinner at seniors hour at 5pm instead of a mainstream time of 7pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time all around
    haueryou26
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I have been going to the Barking Frog every year since we got married, for our anniversary. The food and staff are great and ambiance is memorable. I would say the one downside this year, was the rowdiness of one of the tables the night we went. It was a group of about six woman obviously had too much to drink. One of which that passed out at the table halfway through our meal. Like I said it not clear how they got so intoxicated but there foul language and loud conversation did put a bit of a damper on the evening. I will definitely be back with my wife next year and hopefully these woman find a more suitable establishment to frequent. Thanks for everything and the cardamom crème brûlée was to die for.... So good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MonroeFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant's ambience and service were very good. However, both my husband's and my over-medium eggs were too runny (even the whites were runny) and the potatoes were dry on the outside and mushy on the inside. I assumed that for the price, over $15 for breakfast, that the quality would be better. The wait staff was very attentive, though. The coffee was also good. We did not have the chance to communicate the dissatisfaction with the eggs because we were there for a business meeting. It was not worth it to interrupt the meeting. This was our first time at this restaurant. We are local and would love to give it a second chance, but I cannot imagine doing so for the price tag.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-show dinner
    Anton
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Across from Chateau Ste Michelle, winery this is a great place for dinner before a show at the winery. A nice selection of wines, interesting menu and excellent service. The foie gras was outstanding, as were the lamb and halibut entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Menu EVER
    jbird
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    All I can say is WOW!! Everything was fantastic. I could have ordered anything off of that menu. It made it very difficult. The table was great, the noise level was perfect, the staff was so friendly, the food and wine was fantastic!! I wish we did not live so far away!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    HHFoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The Barking Frog never disappoints. The food is food is always superior, always amazing. The local wine list is the best around, and there is not a bad choice on the ever-changing menu. If you want a terrific experience, go to the Barking Frog!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    1selectivesenior
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food here is legendary, and the wait staff know their menu, and wines to perfection! We were able to share plates with no additional charges, and were encouraged to do so, and informed which items were suitable for sharing. If the staff know in advance that it is a special occasion, they will go out of their way to make it even more special. This is a well run establishment, with excellent quality food, presented beautifully, with wonderful service throughout.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but...
    OccasionallyEatOut
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Some items were great but a few weren't. The pork chop sounded great but wasn't appealing when I finally tried it. Waiter didn't volunteer to have it taken off the bill which was surprising for this type of venue. Scallops and mussels were phenomenal. Ambience was very nice until a boisterous party of four was seated near us. Potatoes were the size of marbles and had no taste - I've had better roasted potatoes at inexpensive casual venues. I'll go back but only have the mussels and scallops.
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    special occasion
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  • So So
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended to me by a friend. I was very excited to experience it and made the reservation far ahead of time. The service was impeccable. The atmosphere was nice....we were able to dine outside rather than the two seater first offered next to another couple. The food was just so so. We were both disappointed. For the price we expected phenomenal. I probably would not choose it again and would only recommend with full explanation of our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Great Brunch Location
    DawnVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A delicious meal in Woodinville wine country at a reasonable price. The quiet patio with shade umbrellas is perfect for a sunny summer brunch with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went there for brunch recently on a Sunday late morning. The food was okay not great. Ther service was poor and for no apparent reason. They were not busy and appeared to be staffed properly, and our waitress was pleasant, but service was sporadic at best. Made a reservation and had to wait ten minutes for our table even though the place was half full, had to flag down someone repeatedly for coffee and water refills, the food took forever in arriving once we ordered, and my Mom's coffee cup was dirty and we had to ask it be replaced with a clean cup. The table that was visited by the property general manager seemed to get a lot of attention. The rest of us not so much. Nice location but this was not worth the hype.
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  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Delicious. Great atmosphere, phenomenal service. Waitress was playful, entertaining, and helpful leading us through the menu. The menu had multiple options for foodies and for those with limited diet -- all was delicious. Little pricey, but well worth it for a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • horrendous service
    robinsnestVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have eaten here a couple of times and while the service is always a little slow thistime it was horrendous. The waitress kept passing our table and igoring us. The manager finally came over w/bread and water. The waitress then stopped by and said she would be with us in a minute but didnt for the next 15 until the manager came by again to see if we wanted more bread! We said we'd wanted to order. 25 min later we asked him where the food was it was another 10 min for the entre salads but the lamb burgers for the others didn't show up for 15 min after that!Tthe manager said he would comp us. The manager said a large party came in late,There was a favorite place when but it will be a long time before we go here again,
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  • Great meal
    shannontiegs
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a wonderful meal on Friday, August 8th with out of town guests. They were impressed by the wine list and the extensive knowledge of our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inadequate for the price.
    NWNative
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mussels were good. Salad was a salad. Wines were so-so. Steak was underdone and over sauced. Sugary goo. Waited 20 minutes for the check which was unacceptable. Had I not been out with my wife for our anniversary the tip would have reflected this.
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  • Amazing
    happycustomer
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This restaurant is our all-time favorite place to eat. The food is amazing and the service impeccable. If you are in the area and don't go, you are missing out. Easy reservations online.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Really great food and an outstanding wine list. The restaurant has a very good reputation and they performed up to that standard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Fishy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were disappointed, the salmon dinner was strong/ very fishy.
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    great for brunch
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  • Great for adults
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We stayed at the hotel, and so we had our children with us. For dinner it is not kid friendly. The waitress Kristen was actually rude. She did not offer us a complimentary dish like the couple without children. She then acted shocked to find out we were staying at the hotel. Overall left me feeling like we should have gone elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.