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Barking Frog
Barking Frog

Barking Frog Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.willowslodge.com/wine_dine/barking_frog.html
  • Email: mike.west@willowslodge.com
  • Phone: (425) 424-2999
  • 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 (425) 424-2587
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 WinnerNorthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "All very nice -- food, service, ambience. Will return. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went for Seattle Week. The menu was great. They have a Carrot soup with ginger to die for. We arrived early to have some drinks and a plate of Chess it was delicious. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I eat there 2 - 3 times per year, typically for lunch. Outstanding service on each visit. This time I have 4 stars on the food - my seared salmon was good, but not 5-star outstanding. It's nice to have such a great restaurant with easy parking! Such a difference from downtown Bellevue or Seattle. Worth the drive to Woodinville!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Unique menu items with something for everyone... The ribeye with fries was spectacular. Sharing the bread pudding with my sweetheart finished things off perfectly."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had the 3 courses for $30 it was excellent and quite filling. The service was awesome and we had a wonderful time with our friends who also enjoyed their meal. I would recommend The Barking Frog !!!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We went in for the last day of restaurant week. The food was amazing, portions were a perfect size and we had really good service. We look forward to going back soon!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The table was immediately ready. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and ready with a variety of suggestions. The food and portions were more than adequate."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Though the wine country premises were beautiful and serene, my friend and I were less than impressed with the uninspired food for Restaurant Week. The entrees we had, in my case the albacore, lacked flavor. We felt let down as we expected more from the hype around Willows Lodge. Maybe it's more about the wine list than the food. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This is my third time here and I had great experience before. I came here with a friend during a restaurant week. I guess it's too busy or some other reason. The egg of asparagus salad I ordered was cooked. Isn't it supposed to be a little running? It would be great if the egg cooked right. My favorite part is milk chocolate tart. My friend liked her duck confit tacos. Overall, it's wonderful. We will be back. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Other than the fact that the room was really noisy (to be expected in that setting, I guess), we felt that the entrée choices were all a little unusual. Of course, that is probably part of this type of dining experience ... to try things you wouldn't normally try. But one of our group was so put off by the choices (albacore, duck and lamb sausage) that she ended up ordering from the main menu. We thought the appetizers and desserts were wonderful, but we would never order either the duck or the lamb (which is what the other two of us ordered and shared)."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I heard so much about the Barking Frog and took this chance to check it out with a friend. Open area with reception, small bar open to tables and small 70 limit with very high ceiling which made it very noisy and hard to have a conversation. Menu item Yellow Snapper as OPEN TABLE noted was NOT on the menu and waiter said never had been. I can say the Carrot Ginger Soup, Duck confit Tacos and sorbet with fruit was excellent. Didn't get our iced tea requested until a sup/manager came with the soup and we advised him. I don't consider it the upscale, cozy restaurant for romance dining or family/friends catch up. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The 3 for $15 lunch choices were great - representative of the over all menu. Prawns were delicious!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Food was fabulous but slow to come out from the kitchen. Buser missed little things like bread at the start (had to ask), neighboring table had to wait for dessert forks then asked, we had to ask for a second cup of coffee.... But overall everyone was very friendly and we plan to go back. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I love coming to the Barking Frog because it is always an experience. The food is interesting as they apply their extensive culinary nuance to every dish. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Was my 2nd time there, and the experience was the same - loved the ambiance and the wine selection, service was professional and cordial. Food was good but not great for what you'd expect from its name and price - the halibut I had could have being more tender and more flavorful. I probably won't go there again, if I want great seafood, I go to Flying Fish in Seattle."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The Barking Frog is one my favorite places to dine. The ambiance is warm and very classy. The food is one of the finest dishes in Western WA. I had the Grand Marnier Prawns for an appetizer. Albacore with sushi-syle rice for the entree. Finally, the walnut bread pudding which was more like a walnut bread than pudding for dessert. It's a bit pricey but, not as much as you would pay for a typical dinner in downtown Seattle. The Barking Frog is located in Woodinville --- the land of wine tasting. So, go for a nice drive (20 mins. from Seattle) and enjoy this exquisite dining experience."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "My biggest complaint is that the food varied from great to disappointing. For appetizers, my date had shrimp and spinach while I had an asparagus salad with a poached egg. The shrimp was fantastic (I wish there were more than two), but my salad was underwhelming. For entrees, she had snapper on curried rice and I had a steak on roasted vegetables. Both were excellent, but her snapper was probably the meal's highlight. We were very disappointed with the rest of her entree though; the sauce-soaked rice was overcooked. For dessert she had goat cheesecake (was great), and I had a beet chocolate cake. I didn't taste any beet in the cake, but I'm not sure I was supposed to. That said, it was a bit on the dry side. Service was great, given SRW."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "My friend had not dined there before & she just loved it. I am a vegetarian & they do not cater but are very accommodating."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My boyfriend took me to Barking Frog on Saturday night for my birthday dinner and everything was absolutely perfect. Our server was attentive, friendly, and very knowledgable- I wish I could remember her name to give her credit for an excellent experience (she was young and had long red hair). We started with lobster beignets (yum!) and cava, then I had the salmon and my boyfriend had the duck. Both were amazing and the creme brûlée du jour was made with Gran Marnier and orange zest- what a treat! The ambiance was wonderful, very relaxed and the fire pit was such a cool feature! We will definitely be going back and I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Two of us had dinner and wine for restaurant week. We eat here every so often and enjoy it, the value at $28 fixed priced made it irrisistable. But the steak dish, really!? Nouvelle cuisine? A portion that is 2 inches x 2 inches. A strange choice in otherwise excellent service, environment experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed by the chefs at Barking Frog. I can count on finding something seasonal and interesting on the menu. The wine pairings are well chosen and quite enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Very skilled kitchen here! The grilled asparagus salad with one perfectly poached egg was sheer joy. A beautifully-done steak cut like butter, and was set on a platform of gratineed potatoes -- again, perfection embodied. The only off note, and some might not consider this off, was a proportionately large chevre cheesecake dessert -- which was airy and lovely, but just a bit big after the wonderfully scaled previous courses. Wonderful place. Delicious, skillfully prepared food. Steady, informed, but unobtrusive service...I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant, but not during restaurant week. I understand restaurant week is a fixed cost, but the portions here were extremely small. We stopped and got burgers on the way home because the food wasn't enough to fill us up. Would go back during the normal menu, but would not recommend this during restaurant week. Disappointed."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Had the occasion to be in Seattle and catch up for lost time when I couldn't make my nephews wedding last year at the Willows. so this year I took the party back to the Barking Frog and wasn't disappointed. Gena the waitress was laid back and powerful at the same time. she knew the food because I had already researched the extensive wine list and chose the D2 blend. Twice in fact. The appetizers of mussels and oysters went well with the shrimp. The entrees of steak to scallops were divine. All in all I would give this restaurant a rave of over 9+. Why not 10? Not much in the view category. I spent over $800.00 and at the end of the night I would have done it all over AGAIN and AGAIN. Whoah!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I love Barking Frog and tell everyone I know they should go there!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Awesome, went for restaurant week. The best meal in Seattle this week for sure. Yellow tail snapper entree was incredible, and plan to try several of the deserts!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Overall I love Barking Frog. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is quaint & comfy. People that work there are always professional and nice. My only complaint was that it took a little over 2 hours. Which I know it isn't fast food, but our wait times were bad considering it was a (slow) Monday & they were fully staffed. It took 10 mins to be greeted by the hostess (there were 2 of them). Then 20 mins before being seated (30mins after the reservation). Then another 10 minutes before our server showed up. It was restaurant week (set menu) so in my mind the food shouldn't take too long- it was about a 20 minute wait between courses. Then 30 mins to close out our checks. Food is great, but just know it's a leisurely experience!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed our Restaurant Week dinner at Barking Frog. Asparagus salad included an egg done like I've never seen it before - cooked through but with a velvety soft texture. Carrot soup was a perfect blend of flavors. Entrees - yellow tail snapper and steak were both delicious and well-presented. Dessert was beet chocolate cake, which was light and deeply chocolate, while I was unable to limit myself to "just a bite" of the goat cheese cake, and gobbled the whole thing. The two-top tables are very close together, so depending on whether or not you like chatting with your neighbors, you will find that fun or intrusive. Dining out on the patio in the summer is also a fun experience."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Went during Seattle restaurant week for the second year in a row. We liked the food, although I was still hungry when we left."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The Barking Frog was absolutely AMAZING! We went for Seattle Restaurant week and everything was delicious. Wine selection is expansive and I didn't see anything on the menu that didn't look incredible. We had kobe shoulder steak on a potato gratin that was to die for! Also, couldn't help but order something extra and had the elk tartare... OMG fantastic! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who truly appreciates delicious food. I also know that they locally source almost all ingredients which is wonderful. We will definitely be going back soon!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "With outdoor seating, an inviting fire pit, and a creative kitchen, you don't get much better. This was a brunch - you usually don't need a reservation but always a good idea here for brunch. One of the best eggs and hash in Seattle. A nice selection of non-egg dishes too."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I recently tried the special Seattle restaurant week menu and had a great experience. The service staff was excellent and very attentive. It's worth noting that the portions are on the smaller side, but still adequately filling once you have dessert. However, while the portions were small, the taste of the dishes was outstanding and well put together. I recommend the Snapper to anyone sampling this special menu. I will definitely be returning, as the regular menu looked very delicious and offers a break from some of the usual "safe" choices that many restaurants offer to appease the masses."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was amazing but the service was on the slow side and it was super noisy."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Always a wonderful dining experience. One of our guests said, "With a restaurant like this available, why would you eat anywhere else?""
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Perfect blend of sweet and savory breakfast dishes as well as great lunch offerings. Great proximity to the Woodinville wineries makes brunch and wine tasting a perfect weekend activity!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had dinner here for the first time while staying At Willows Lodge. Enjoyed beef tenderloin and wild caught Halibut. The coconut sorbet was wonderful. Tasted like ice Cream. We have food allergies and they did an excellent job in meeting our needs. They exceeded our expectations! Would definitely come back for for dinner."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's birthday at Barking Frog. Everything from the wait staff to the food was first class!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This is a lovely spot and the fireside table is awesome. The food, however, was unremarkable (we had brunch). Our crab cakes Benedict were really not that good. Our server was definitely sub-par. He kept spilling food (including on us), and would leave the ends of bottle dripping as he poured."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My wife and I recently dined here on our wedding night. The restaurant was nice and the service was good, but the food did not quite meet our expectations; especially for the price. I ordered the salmon and gnocchi dish and she ordered scallops. The salmon was disappointing and bland and the 4 small pieces of gnocchi tasted like a leftover superpretzel that was zapped in the microwave and chopped to bits. The scallop dish was decent, but was not easy to stomach as the main course. It would have been better suited as a side to complement something else. The plating was nicely done, but the taste was not impressive nor was there much food on the plate. The Snickerdoodle creme brulee was amazing though! Next time we will order the steak."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place to enjoy dinner after a day of tastings at the nearby wineries. Pro Tip: Get early dinner reservations (5-6pm) for less noise and a more romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/29/2014