Absolutely beautiful scenery
Absolutely beautiful scenery here at the Alderbrook (breakfast & dinner). I ordered the duck carbonara of which was very tasty & a pretty good portion size. I happen to order dessert but was unfortunatley too full to finish (Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp). As for the bar, they were pretty busy but they didn't cut short on the alcohol. Very strong drinks & not for the light hearted. Overall, I had a great experience at the Alderbrook & would attend at a later time.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our experience was the best
Our experience was the best we have had in years. The Easter brunch was fabulous, the view from the dining room is spectacular. Beautiful.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service.
Outstanding food and service. Friendly professional staff who can't do enough for you.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate three meals in the
We ate three meals in the restaurant and ate a buffet lunch provided on the lawn at the resort and devoured great snacks at cocktail hour. The food and service was great at each of these sittings.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable Anniversary Dinner
Had we been ravenous, we could offer a better review. As it was, we had a late lunch in the lounge earlier and weren't able to try a more robust dinner. It was a fabulous menu, however! The chef must be very inventive and well-versed in cuisines from all over.
We had shrimp and Caesar salads and they were very good. The chicken was warm on the Caesar salad, which I appreciate but do not often get when ordering. My husband thought his shrimp salad was excellent, plenty of food there.
Tables for two are a bit small-ish, but the view is utterly breathtaking as we watched dusk approach over the mountains and water.
Thank you for a delightful meal, served by knowledgeable staff.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
One Of The Great one's
My husband and I went to Alderbrook Resort for our 19th wedding anniversary so we wanted something that was romantic and that served great food. Alderbrook is the perfect place, a perfect view of the Olympic mountains with great food and the service was excellent. A up scale place but dress is very casual and a must to visit. We are planning to rent a cottage at some point. A++++++++ across the board.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Over the years we have enjoyed
Over the years we have enjoyed quite a few meals at the Alderbrook, where we stay when we visit old friends in the area. This evening was no exception. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, enough that we took a reverent moment to enjoy the visual impact of each dish before digging in. The restauant's setting is incomparable, and we are glad that they work to maintain a menu and service that are worthy of the setting. Our server was attentive, patient, and refreshingly droll. All in all a delightful experience.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have had two memorable
We have had two memorable brunches at Alderbrook this year, Easter and Mother's Day. Easter was a wonderful day and the hotel is to be congratulated for making it such a wonderful time for the kids. The egg hunt and decorating made it extra special and the events were enjoyed by all. The buffet was wonderful and the seafood (shrimp, oysters, salmon, mussels) was particularly good.
Because of the great time we had on Easter we returned for Mother's Day and we were all glad we did. The food was as good if not better than before and we were delighted to have the same server, Aleiha. She was extremely personable and helpful as before, keeping our drinks topped off and readying our table for the next serving- many thanks!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whether it breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner you will not be disappointed. We've eaten here on many occasions. Great food. Wonderful views. A totally delightful dining experience.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat
This is a great restaurant with a fantastic view. It's a little pricy, but worth it. They have a kids menu, although it's not a place to take your toddler. We've been there for breakfast, brunch and dinner and have enjoyed all three meals!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
my wife and I were here for our 11th anniversary and had a great time. the food was perfect and staff was great and attentive. I will definitely recommend to others
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best view in town
Beautiful waterfront view, very nice staff, great food
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Alderbrook remains one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always very good, and the service is and always has been very good. They have the BEST burgers and will cook them to your specification. Love Alderbook!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic...more
The food was fantastic...more than matching the wonderful view. Went on the night of the fireworks display with hundreds of additional diners and the service was still impecable
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though we thought we were going for dinner, the bar menu food was very good.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
After reading the mixed reviews on your web site, I had concern about my reservation, but turned out to be very surprised at the negative reviews. The service was great, the food was excellent, and the view was spectacular. We would highly recommend anyone to have dinner at Alderbrook and look forward to going back ourselves. We were very pleased by the quality and quantity of food. I have paid a lot more, for a lot less at “top restaurants”. We had the cooked oysters for an appetizer, they were excellent. My wife had the crab cakes for dinner and loved them. I had the sea scallops and they were perfectly prepared (and I am picky). Before our meal was finished, we were already planning return trips and who we would bring with us.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner in the dining room at Alderbrook. If it had been warmer, it would have been nice to sit outside, though the dockside diners seemed to be enjoying themselves. Our service in the dining room was very good and the food was excellent. Open Table does a good job of securing reservations and following up with reminders.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Guests from Phoenix
We wanted to "show off" the life style of Hood Canal to some guests from Phoenix. Wonderful experience. They loved it! Such a beautiful location! Can't recommend it enough! A little pricey for every day, but super to show off! My husband loved the crab cakes.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible dinner experience
We had a wonderful dinner from appetizers through dessert. Service was fantastic and our server was very attentive to what we wanted. We haven't stopped talking about the food since we left a few days ago! Still craving the shrimp appetizer!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy I ate there
The food was very good. I had steamer clams and salmon. I enjoyed the atmosphere very much at both the indoor and outdoor restaurants. The servers in the outdoor restaurant were superior to those working inside which is odd as inside is more formal. I would recommend this to anyone especially if they want a perfectly cooked thick hamburger or steamer clams
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Introduction to Alderbrook.
I wanted to share the lovely ambiance of Alderbrook with a friend. We enjoyed a superb lunch, enhanced by a very attentive server,
and a splendid view. Alderbrook has now become our special place for lunch, and I intend to introduce this lovely resort to all of my friends.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the 2 hour drive
My fiance and I have been meaning to come here forever and we finally made it a year and a half later. Between the food and view, it's just about the best getaway restaurant around. Sunday has sort of a brunch/lunch menu, but we both opted for lunch. I have the Kobe burger and she had chicken sandwich, both of which were perfect. We started with the crabcakes, which are pretty pricey, but totally worth it. Make sure if you come all this way for food you take the time to walk around the beautifully landscaped ground, and stay the night if you can! It's an amazing place.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful experience! Our server Aleiha was excellent, knowledgeable and pleasant. The food was superb. I highly recommend eating there.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
$8 to add 7 bay shrimp to a salad.
Great location, very good service, food was good, but even knowing that I am paying for location and a very nice place to eat, when lunch for two, with just ice tea to drink, costs $50, the food could have been better.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well, it's a resort hotel, so...
We were at the resort for a special occasion (anniversary) and there aren't many (if any) alternatives that I'm aware of. We dined there two nights. In both cases, service was very good.
Overall, everything we tried was very good, but it can be a bit overwhelming -- maybe a little out of balance. Portions are large, and the offerings tend to be pretty rich. That's where I think the balance could come in. My main dish the first evening was duck served over fettuccine, it was great but huge and overwhelmingly rich with butter and cream. It needed some acid or something to help cut into the richness.
As the room fills up, it gets very noisy. I know that many restaurants think that's a good thing, but I don't get it.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alderbrook was fantastic
Excellent food and service. The resturaunt was very nice with great views, but a little noisy and hustle and bustle if you are looking for a quiet romantic time. The food, drinks and service are top notch!!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alderbrook food is great
my teenage kids, wife and I had lunch and dinner in this restaurant and came away impressed. Very, very tasty.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was able to answer all our questions and our food came in a fair amount of time. there was a mess up on the type of drink we ordered and when we told her she immediately took it back to the bar to be fixed. the problem was it took almost 15min to get another one back and we were almost done eating. at the end she was gone for a very long period of time and all we wanted was the check and to go back to our room.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
just what we were looking
just what we were looking for lunch. pleasant atmosphere, great service and food.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The seafood we ordered was excellent -salads for appetizers very refreshing and tasty.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alderbrook Resort Dining Room
The food was amazing and our server was very professional.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spendy but worth it for date night
A great destination spot even on a stormy day. Service was great, very friendly, willing to take off-menu requests.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great View, Great
Great Food, Great View, Great Drive out to the Resort. This is a wonderful place for that special occasion.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fantastic but way
Food was fantastic but way too expensive for what they are serving. A rib steak for $60. I don't think so. Nonetheless, enjoyed my meal.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the wait
A group of long time friends and I were able to get away for the weekend. We had lovely accommodations and scenic views at Alderbrook Inn. Our dinner took a long time to arrive at the table, but it was worth the wait. We all shared a taste with everyone at the table. I had the delicious ravioli special with smoked mozzarella and shredded beef. Fresh herbs in ricotta is just one example of the complimentary fresh flavors. Another friend ordered the scrumptious scallops. Texture and taste -- perfect!! The halibut was also delicious. I would have given 5 stars if the food arrived sooner. However, we were not in a rush to go anywhere so it just gave us more time to talk and enjoy the lovely views.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some must trys:
We were celebrating our 35 anniversary for the weekend and ate dinners both evenings. The Friday meal was so good it made us come back for more on Saturday. The Foraged Mushroom Gratin is outstanding. Another musty try are the Alaskan Halibut & the Veal Rib Chop with faro & mushroom hash with sautéed snap peas.
Low noise level and unhurried service.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu options
It was difficult to make a menu choice because each of the items sounded interesting. We choice the halibut which was moist inside with a nice crisp outer crust. It was a good choice. Must also try the crisp pork belly appetizer - very tasty.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't get enough of Alderbrook.
Can't get enough of Alderbrook. They do it right. Get our of the city! Make they drive and you won't' be disappointed. Great Menu. And the tastes and presentations are wonderful.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant in the resort.
Great restaurant in the resort. Fantastic views of the Olympics! Lots of tables by the windows to enjoy the view too. Local oysters and other seafood. Local suppliers for the meats too.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated our milestone birthdays
Celebrated our milestone birthdays there and it was wonderful.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated my wife's birthday there on Sunday. Our sever was great, very friendly and courteous. My grandddaughter did not like her eggs ( they were poached too hard) and the server order new eggs for her, no problem. They arrived a few minutes later and were perfect. The food was excellent and it was quiet, you could sit and talk and hear each other.
The view is breathtaking.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
High end casual dining
Food was excellent, fresh, local - northwest flavors!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our overall experience was great. The only complaint is noise level; in fact, the decibels of noise were so high that I had to remove my hearing aids for the duration of our visit to be able to stand it! But our wait person was wonderful; at our request, she did ask the very noisy people waiting for their table who were literally hanging over our banquette to please move over to the bar -- they were actually shouting to each other, but I'm sure the whole room could hear them! And of course, the view from Alderbrook was fabulous, watching the sunset over the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy and warm
We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a one night stay, our first time at the resort. Service was warm, professional and knowledgeable; food was wonderful. We tried the grilled oysters (very fresh and flavorful), and the soup du jour, a rich and creamy cauliflower soup that actually celebrated cauliflower! My husband swooned over the duck carbonara - incredibly rich sauce and tender, moist duck. My only nit is that my chicken entree was a little dry. Our server surprised us with a complimentary creme brûlée for dessert, as an anniversary treat. We were so stuffed we didn't think we'd manage it, but it was so creamy it turned out not to be a problem. Thank you, Alderbrook - we'll be back!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We'll definitely be back!
The view was unbelievable.
Their staff was courteous, professional, freindly and knowledgeable.
Food, we'll it was the best part!
And their prices we're right where they could be for that quality of a place.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Dinner Ambience and Servi
We went here after our small Wedding gathering, and they took great care of us. Food is awesome. Staff was Excellent. Catered to us at just the right level. Not over attentive, nor under attentive. The food is Awesome. You must recognize that the prices do reflect such though. 5 Stars all the way around.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM