Wonderful Dinning Experience
Overall our evening was a wonderful experience. Matt Costello is a real artist. Every course was excellent, my taste buds were extremely happy. I don't drink but everyone who participated in the wine pairing said it was well worth it. The staff went out of their way to make sure that if anyone had any food or beverage restrictions they were taken care of.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an absolutely superb
We had an absolutely superb dining experience with 14 delectable dishes.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The whole 13 course menu was
The whole 13 course menu was fun, different and perfect with their serving sizes! We brought a special bottle of wine so we opted to not do the wine pairing, but the rest of the dinner was absolutely fabulous and we would return in a heartbeat!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had always heard great things about the Inn at Langley but it was truly an amazing experience. If you like great food and want to celebrate a special occasion (or not), you won't be disappointed.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Could be better for the price
The chef was very creative with content and presentation but was not always successful with taste and texture. I had the wine parings with my dinner as well and was not impressed with all the choices. The white wine selections seem to work well but the reds did not seem to fit with the dish.
I have been to the Herb Farm in Woodenville several times and was always impressed with food and wine parings there. Their only flaw was coffee choice.
I expected more for the price. I probably won't do this again but since I am new to Langley I thought I would give it a try.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a repeat visit to the restaurant and we had a great experience again. Fantastic & creative food. Great wine pairing. Awesome service. We'll definitely go back.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a night!
This was an adventure from beginning to end. The chef was exceptional. We felt like we were on Iron Chef tasting creations that were tied together through the use of ingredients and a love for the bounty on Whidbey Isle. The courses were imaginative, humorous, delicious and whimsical. The personal attention not only from the staff, but from the chef as well, was outstanding. The view of the kitchen added to the overall experience. We most definitely will come back again.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Local flavores made in a world class style. The perfect setting for an evening of learning about all the flavors that are grown about the island.
The Cheft and his staff could not have been more warm and attentive to everyones needs.
A night my wife and I will always remember,
Thanks to all,
Warren & Marji
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, interesting menu
The chef prepares an interesting menu with a lot of whimsy and local ingredients. It's fun to watch them prepare, as the kitchen is open and in front of you. Be prepared to sit for a long meal - our dinner took nearly 4 hours. There were many courses - I think ours was around 13 or 14 - but there was a lag between each course - at one point we waited nearly 20 min from the time they took away our last plates and when they served the next course. (Usually, it wasn't that long, but it certainly wasn't quick.) The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to dietary restrictions of any type. The food was good - if you like new/interesting mix of flavors and are open to innovative cooking methods, this is a fun place to go.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dining Experience
The Inn at Langley exceeded all of our expectations. Chef Costello and staff pay meticulous attention to every detail involved in a dining experience. The food is locally based and imaginatively presented. There was a fun side to some of the menu items, such as the "Gin and Tonic Experiment" presented with a pipette of gin to float on a petri dish of tonic gel with bits of lime and seeds to simulate an experiment. It was an experiment that yielded very tasty results! An edible forest and earth terrarium was a delightfully presented and tasty intermezzo between copper river salmon and crab. Every plate was truly a work of art, carefully thought out from beginning (the source of the food) to end (fork meets mouth).
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal ever
Chef Matt and his team gave us the best meal the hubs and I have ever had. The food was beautiful, creative and delicious. We had to take a picture of each one because we would not have been able to describe the details fairly enough. Even the pictures don’t do the experience justice. We walked away full but would have still tried anything else he put in front of us. This is such a unique experience that even when we go back, we will still feel that we experienced something special.
Thank you Matt and your staff.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner @ Inn at Langley
Interesting food and presentation that also tasted amazing, very friendly service and great ambiance. We were worried about the dinner being close to 4 hours with a dozen courses (would we get bored, tired, uncomfortable or too full?!) but in the end it did not feel too long, we were comfortable the whole time and the courses were small enough that we did not become too full - portions ended up being perfectly sized to feel like to got a full taste of everything but not stuffed in the end :) We had a great time with the friends we came with as well as some great conversations with others from different parties as well. I would highly recommend and would definitely come back. Be aware this is a very expensive dining experience - $250pp.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every course was a photo opp. Not only a feast for the eyes, but also for the palate. Timing of service was impeccable. Chef made everyone feel welcomed and part of an intimate experience. Remarkably creative and delicious food. Can't wait to return.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Overall Experience Ever!!
My wife and I have eaten all over the world and without a doubt this was the most creative and memorable meal we have ever had. We went here for our tenth anniversary and already know we will go back next year. Amazing in every way!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most creative meal I've ever had...
and I've had Charlie Trotter's & Tru. It is pricey, particularly w/ wine pairings. However, worth the price. Although very creative, I don't think you need to be extremely adventurous with foods to enjoy it. The restaurant called us a few days in advance to ask about food allergies or intolerances. BTW...we had the fixed meal, not where you can order off of a regular menu. The evening's menu had 13 courses plus a surprise course. Courses included a pretzel roll, potato roll (never thought I'd see people drool over a potato roll), an apple celery consommé, a unique gin & tonic experiment, two fish courses, a beef course, a rabbit course, four desserts, a cold soup, a terrarium (have to see it) & a surprise (not in order). Go hungry & enjoy!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It started with a 14-course menu printed with all 22 guest names distributed around the very charming restaurant with a great view of the Saratoga Passage and Camano Island. Every single menu item was a delightful surprise prepared with great care by chef Costello. The dinner was exceptional and ranks way up high among the best of the best. Chef Costello or his staff come around with every item and explain in detail the ingredients, all from the gardens around the Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island.
The "Chilled sweet corn soup" was an amazing start to the dinner. I liked the "pretzel, radish, caraway butter", the "Sable fish consommé", and just about every single serving. There are quite a few very interesting surprises along the way.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing meal
I have eaten at the French Laundry (twice) and numerous high-end restaurants in New York, Washington, and other cities, and I have never had an experience as incredible as the meal I had right here on Whidbey Island. We had 13 courses and 5 wines over about 4 hours. The food was terrific and the service extremely attentive. The chef uses a lot of local ingredients from the island, including meat and vegetables as well as the bountiful seafood. There were some amusing touches like when some of the decorations turned out to be part of the meal. One caveat: It's VERY expensive. If you do the wine pairings, you will spend $250 per person including tip. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Meal of the Year!
As always, the Inn at Langley provides an unforgettable culinary experience orchestrated by the brilliant Chef Matt Costello. Dinner included 13 courses - some just a few bites in size - of imaginative and fresh Northwest cuisine. Our favorite courses were the "crab, black garlic, nuoc mam, cilantro and charred coconut oil plate," the "gin & tonic experiment," and the "deer, juniper, chocolate and apple wood smoke." This was our second time dining here - and it was just as memorable and excellent as our first dinner. The wine pairing menu featured generous pours and some excellent selections such as the 2002 Quilceda Creek. This place should have a Michelin Star; a couple, in fact.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meal of a lifetime
This is a total bucket list meal will absolutely blow your mind. Matt and staff are amazing. Anything Matt makes will confound and delight. Somewhat expensive and worth 10x the price. Our 3rd time, planning the next and can't wait.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular Evening Out
A memorable experience for a very new pair (third date!). The entire staff, chef included, presented the evenings myriad courses with a brief description to each table. The prix fixe meal began with a beautifully presented tiny parsnip marshmallow and a chocolate-kiss sized camembert covered beet meringue. The bursts of delicious flavor were nothing short of astonishing. There were a very many courses that were small and flavorful and I can't decide which of them were my favorite. Perhaps the Calamari Risotto or maybe the Field and Forest Terrarium that was cleverly disguised as hanging ornaments near each table and cut down for each guest! The intimate dining room was relatively quiet and nicely lit. Pricey but worth every penny.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM