Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook
Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook

Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.captaincook.com/dining/crows-nest
  • Phone: 9073432217
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Chef De' Cuisine Reuben Gerber
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Crow's Nest offers two semi-private rooms that can hold up to 14 and 18. One completely private room that can hold up to 10.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Crow’s Nest offers two types of parking. Valet for up to five hours is $18 per vehicle. Or you may self-park in the Captain Cook parking garage and we validate for up to two hours.
A word from Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook
Innovative French and New American cuisine, paired with an outstanding selection of over 10,000 bottles of wine. 360 degree views of downtown Anchorage, Chugach Mountain Range and Cook Inlet. Experience Alaska’s finest, at the Hotel Captain Cook.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (82)special occasion (78)romantic (61)notable wine list (57)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (10)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Awesome service, great food!! A wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Tommy
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great date. Great food and ambiance. A special place for Alaskans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful views
    MiamiDineGal
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    While visiting Anchorage, hubby & I went for dinner at the Crow's Nest. Service was a little slow at first.. but very courteous. Plates we ordered:The Fresh Oysters w/ the Watermelon Sorbet, an enjoyable and unique surprise. Elk Loin was a little too "rare". We were told it was the only way they prepare it, so I was a little disappointed at having to eat a steak that displeased me. My husband's Alaskan Black Cod was SUPERB! Prices are a little high... but there's a price for the ambiance/views. Dessert menu doesn't offer much of a selection, and the waiter HIGHLY suggested the Banana Split. It was ok.. but nothing to rave about. Go for the views, the exclusive service, and order the fresh fish in their menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey but the view is worth it!
    Gustarsalieracenar
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I spent $160 with out Alcohol, the sunset was fantastic. The food was great. This was our first time at the Crow's Nest - every time over the last few years we've tried to eat there impromptu the restaurant is either full or had a very long wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall experience
    Really
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Fisrt, we wanted a nice bottle of german wine. We told our waiter what we were looking for. Very dry reisling. The bottle he selected was not dry. Second, I ordered the $58 melt in yor mouth New York strip. It was everything but melt in your mouth. The only thing that saved it was it was a good cut of meat and the garnishments. Last, our waiter had no situational awareness. It was our 10 yr anniversary. I gave a gift to open. While she was opening the gift i was recording with my phone. I wanted to catch that special moment but instead our waiter walks up and starts talking to us. ??? I had to stop recording and it killed the moment. Very last thing... If you are dinning in, DO NOT sit at the table next to the steps. Picture time!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crow's Nest - Anchorage
    AKcouple
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The Crow's Nest at the Captain Cook Hotel long ago established a certain standard of quality for fine dining in Anchorage, AK and has maintained it ever since. For a special occasion dining experience, the Crow's Nest is one of our first choices and it has never disappointed us. Food quality, preparation and service has always been top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor food high price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The service was great the food was terrible. When I pay $44 for a steak I don't expect half of it to be fat and tough. Terrible overpriced food. Go to Club Paris if you want a great steak.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location
    luv2dineaswell
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Wonderful ambiance. Great presentation. Portions small. A little pricey wine list. Would like to see more selections for steaks. Paella could have had more seafood.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert
    Robert
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Extensive modern menu . Interesting combinations of flavours. Low salt and appropriate sized portions for European palate. Vegetarian/ meat light options poor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neptune5
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Waited one hour and fifteen minutes with bread only to show for it. Waitress was overwhelmed and not polite who we saw once. Overpriced for everything. Half pound of king crabs for $68.00 with little meat which did not pass for an appetizer. $72.00 to share a seafood dish not worth $10.00. I've never written a review before but this was the worst $200.00 plus bill we've ever had. We still left the assistant waitress a $35.00 tip as he was nice but lost!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and yummmmm
    Wahoo
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Jenny and Tom and their support team were excellent! So knowledgable and intuitive. The good was superb . Oysters with melon and what was the green pickled bit? Black cod and oxtail and gnocchi .....I ate every bit . The elk!!!!! Wow . We even had dessert.....and the view/corner table was remarkable as the night went on . We may have overstayed our welcome but will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lori
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 40th anniversary it was never acknowledged the hostess was very rude to us we won't be celebrating at your restaurant again
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Business Dinner
    MKS1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Overlooking the city, the dinner was as expected. The meals were prepared as ordered and the wine complemented the dishes. A very nice atmosphere to enjoy the evening with business colleagues. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was great and the service was immaculate!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view with wonderful service
    RitzDiningguru
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    A perfect place to fine in Alaska. Feel free to order multiple courses as they are sized for a 3-4 course meal. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food + service + view = win
    DmitryBVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great food, excellent service and you can't beat the view of the mountains from the tallest building in Anchorage! No tasting menu, but our waitress helped us create one with the bunch of appetizers and shared entrees. Overall, a perfect dining choice to top up your Alaskan vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Web reservations, AMAZING ALL AROUN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I may have missed it on your website but I did not see any place to check inlet view or anchorage view. I surprised my wife and came home early from the slope to treat her to a special dinner with a view. I made the reservations well in advance (3weeks). Upon arrival we were seated on the anchorage side. I had envisioned sitting on the inlet side as my wife is new to alaska and wanted her to see the beauty of the inlet. I was immediately upset so I asked the hostess if we may be able to switch sides. She informed me that the other side was full. So when our waiter showed up I explained him the situation and the plans I had for our first anniversary. He pulled some strings and got a table cleared and we were moved to the other side. PERFECT
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last night in the White Frontier
    1timecruizer
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The wine and dinner selection were excellent including presentation. The king crab was the final special dining choice for our Alaska tour and well worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breathtaking view Excellent Cuisine
    LitiVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We dined at the Crow's Nest at the top of the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage after returning from a cruise and time in Denali. After the ho hum cruise food and rustic atmosphere of the Denali, we were enveloped in a comfortable exquisite experience. The service was outstanding as was the food and beverage offerings. At some point, I think we forgot we were in Alaska except for all the superb fresh seafood offerings. This is a must visit, if you are in Anchorage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff
    4a1stClassView
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Very, very friendly service from all staff; from the moment we walked in the hotel, to the greetings when we arrived at the Crow's Nest!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Fine Dining
    Snowcap
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is outstanding and service to match. Window views of Cook Inlet or mountains. You can park in their covered parking lot and they pick up the tab. Enjoy !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dinner
    Weav
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    View, food and service was great. Enjoy the crows nest every time we go would recommend it for a romantic evening. Thanks to all the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely anniversary dinner
    diningduo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    An evening to enjoy a memorable anniversary dinner was anticipated and we were very pleased with our celebration. The service from the reception, seating, ordering and wine selection was superb. The wine offering was note worthy and the sommelier very attentive to our selection. The prime rib eyes were prepared perfectly for each of us and divine!! Five star dining!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our place
    Regular
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We enjoy the quality facility, service and food at the Crow's Nest. It supports the message that I truly care about the person I take to dinner at this facility.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    NorthernLady
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I went to the Crow's nest for a celebration dinner with my sister, and we had a fantastic time. Both the serivce and the food were excellent. I look forward to dining there agin in the future.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience
    Hydra2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had a great first time the food was amazing the view was perfect and to top it off the waiter was kind knowledgable of the food and answered my questions with confidence. I will defiantly go again and probably ask for the same waiter every time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Too expensive and not a large enough menu to choose from. Too much on the French side. Too stuffy of an atmosphere...including waiters and reception people...wished we had not wasted our money there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Go-to for special occasions
    akdine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As always, the Crow's nest does not disappoint! We went there for my husband's retirement and our guests enjoyed the view while we enjoyed wonderful martinis, wine, and cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing
    2geos
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Amazing....oysters with salted melon sorbet & cilantro, crispy - skinned silver salmon on zucchini latke with roasted butternut coulis, great sourdough & olive warm bread, shared poached pear with gorgonzola old ice cream & panacotti with cayenne bicotti for dessert. Genuinely friendly, unobtrusive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful views, fine cuisine
    Seachel
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Crow's Nest restaurant sits at the top of one of the Captain Cook's hotel towers. The service is charming, the cuisine excellent (and I am french). Our silver salmon was perfectly cooked and the blueberry sauce a very good idea. The dessert (white expresso panna cotta) was very refined and really delicious. To top it all, the views on the mountains, the city and the sea (Cook inlet) are incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    fundining
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    had a super meal and service by tom was th ebest!! he knew his food and Alaska!! may the meal which was super even more enjoyable!! his suggestions you should go for!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always amazing
    Elfy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took mom there for her 62nd birthday, and it was all perfect. They even wrote happy birthday in chocolate on her banana split.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Sprityblueangel02
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was our anniversary and they add us a wonderful dessert plate. We also got an amazing banana dessert. The food was to die for and the server was very informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must for visiting Anchorage
    DrRyan
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The scenery, ambiance, foods, drinks and pleasant personnel is the best
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Nolando14
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dinner with my wife during our honeymoon was a great experience. While the wine, food and service were excellent- the real star is the sunset view of the mountains to the north.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve & Louise
    SMG1
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food is excellent and so is the service. However, even for Alaska, the food is expensive. After eating here, we ate at several other superb restaurants that were such less expensive, but with no view. So we guess that's it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Miserably slow
    Loving8comas
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Miserably slow, the blonde waitress was busy trying to chit chat the next table THe food FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER the oysters were foul, the tab was HIGH Do not go here for dinner only for a drink!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience!
    LisaAgnew
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We had family in town and ended up bringing our two sons, ages 7 and 2. Our servers were absolutely wonderful. For a restaurant that is typically not child friendly, they were able to accomodate our requests. The food is exceptional! Be warned that this is not a place to eat on the budget; nevertheless, every bit of the bill was well worth the service, food and experience! Will recommend to anyone who is looking for a real treat in Anchorage! I will continue coming here in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok Food, Poor Service for the Cost
    apexMS
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    For the price, the food isn't good enough to stand on it's own with poor service. At a fine dining establishment I don't expect the waitress and her assistant to forget to bring us menus, forget a drink that I ordered at the bar (until I had to remind her), etc. Food wasn't bad, just not to the standard where you're willing to put up with mediocre service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great dining experience.
    Ndiggity
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Nice atmosphere with spectacular views. The food and service are always superb. The maître'd and wait staff are very personable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.