Our first impression of the
Our first impression of the Calcutta Grill began with the exceptional customer service extended by the hostess. I wish we knew her name. She was gracious, welcoming and friendly setting the tone for the remainder of our time there. The fish and chips were excellent as was the cobb salad. We will definitely return again. Breathtaking views.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had girls night out for dessert
Had girls night out for dessert and wine, and it was lovely. Our server, Camille was friendly, attentive and very helpful with recommendations. We had a great time, enjoyed the views and the desserts were amazing.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a spectacular place for
What a spectacular place for Easter Brunch. We were blessed with a picture perfect day . Everyone from the hostess to the entire waitstaff was pleasant , in control of everything and everyone had a good sense of humor. The food was delicious and there was something to please everyone.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was Easter brunch. The
This was Easter brunch. The food was good but there was nothing to wow. We missed the cheese blintzes. Service is always excellent!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful time.
We had a wonderful time. We did the wine wars promotion and had so much fun. We will back to try Italy vs Spain! The server was great explaining everything and the manager stopped by to talk about the wines. Too bad it was raining.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cindy is a great waitress!!!
Cindy is a great waitress!!! If possible ask for her!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Newcastle is always a great dining experience. The food is superb, staff attentive, and noise level is much more quiet than other restaurants.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservations for what?
I made a reservation well in advance through Open Table. We were scheduled as one of the first tables during opening time. When we arrived we were told there was a big rush and our table was being set up. We had to wait 15 minutes while others were all seated ahead of us.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
More than just a great view!
We went to the Calcutta Grill with our best friends for my wife's birthday dinner. The view, of course, is one of the best in the northwest, especially at sunset, even better with the bagpiper playing! But there is also great food and great service. I had arranged for flowers to be delivered for my wife's birthday, and they were waiting on the table when we were seated. I had the Prime Rib, which is perfect. My wife had the steak, which she said was one of the best she's had. Our friends both had the King Salmon; they said it was excellent. We felt the prices were very reasonable, given the ambience, the quality of the food and service, and the killer view. All in all, a great dining experience.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional view with wonderful food, wine and ambience. The staff was professional, warm and efficient. We will definitely be back.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always bring our out-of-town
We always bring our out-of-town guests to this restaurant because the view is spectacular (especially if it's nice enough to eat outside) and the food is always superb.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic view, good food,
Fantastic view, good food, beautiful buildings and landscaping. A fun place to get together for special occasions. One feels like they are at a fancy country club without the expense.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great time at the
Always a great time at the Calcutta Grill especially on a gorgeous evening -- can never get enough of that spectacular view. Service was a little uneven at the start (had to ask for bread and then butter for the bread), but we were in no hurry and despite the restaurant filling up including a few large parties, our server did a fine job. The halibut (with dill cream cheese!) and prime rib were excellent! Sent a picture of my chocolate After Dark cocktail to some friends and they drove up and joined us for the rest of the evening in the Wooly Toad bar upstairs!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best views in the Puget Sound area overlooking Lake Washington, downtown, and the Olympic Mtns. The prime rib and New York strip were both great, as were the side dishes. French onion soup was excellent. Service was friendly and prompt.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even in the rain, the views were fantastic and the food was excellent. At 8PM a bagpiper played taps just before the sunset. Overall a spectacular evening. Now that I have discovered the Calcutta Grill, I will be back again and again.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best view for summer evening
Olympic Mountains, Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, sunset - this place gets overlooked when one considers Seattle best views. I live nearby and have this view, so I do not often come to this restaurant. But this evening I wanted to enjoy the view but not cook. So we went there for dinner. Menu offers several appetizers, four or five salads, and assortment of entrees. Both of us had halibut that was tender but with a bit too heavy of sauce. I commend the management for handling a food issue with grace - this showed you are an establishment that cares about the experience provided to your customer. Prices are reasonable. I would push the chef to create a few lighter, signature entrees or tapas.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to celebrate our
Great place to celebrate our anniversary on a beautiful summer evening.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top of the world!
I have eaten here many times, and it has always been respectable and of course the view can make OK food worth the trip. But I must say the lunch I had with my friend the other day was not only good but the service attentive and professional. A really wonderful experience.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a clear day so you could see forever. Wonderful, inspiring view and we had the full dinner, not the bar, and it was excellent. Our server was trying hard but wasn't quite up to snuff--forgot a few small things like a request to find out what was in a dish, but overall it was a wonderful evening.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to dine but timing key
We dine there often and have been very pleased with the service and the food quality and the atmosphere. We would strongly recommend dining at the club.
To be fair however, I should report a couple of aberrations. Do not really know why but the temporal correlation is observed. Both occurred in summer months when the venue is busy and booked with weddings and rehearsals. On these nights, you would have to wait for a long time to get served food as if the kitchen was overwhelmed and the meals also seemed to deviate from the usual high standard.
A good idea may be to check their activity list before you go.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Calcutta Grill: Bravo!
On a recommendation, I took my mother and a friend here. It was my mother's birthday. We sat out on the patio, with the fantastic view,...and what a view it was! The day was perfect and we could see for miles around. The food was excellent. The waitstaff were very attentive. We couldn't have asked for anything better. We will be sure to return.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view was amazing, the food was fantastic, and the staff were extremely friendly. Highly recommend.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal on the patio overlooking the golf course at Newcastle and the views of Seattle, Bellevue, the Sound and Olympic Mountains. Our Stuffed Salmon, Pork Ribs and Steak dishes were sublime. And the capper was the bag piper who started at 8 p.m. on the knoll about 50 yards from the restaurant and played for 20 minutes finally walking a path just off the patio. It was a gorgeous sunset and great place to celebrate an anniversary with our friends.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Million dollar view!
Wonderful place to enjoy just about any meal or occasion. Perfect spot to bring out of town guests or conduct a business lunch. Love this place!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Reunion Venue
Had out of town old friends with me and our brunch was a perfect time to reconnect. They loved the view and the food was wonderful as always. Steve was our waiter; he said he was new but you would never know it, he was an excellent server. We never felt rushed to finish, although we spent two hours at our table. Everything was perfect and the sun even came out just as we went outside to take our group picture.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, reasonable prices
The food is great, and you can't beat the view. I was expecting prices to be much higher, but it's a lot cheaper than most decent Bellevue/Redmond restaurants. Service is great, and this is the place to go for panoramic views of lakes and mountains, not to mention great sunsets.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great!!
Food and service were perfect. We had a wonderful evening!!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The patio is amazing on summer days when the sun is setting. Just breathtaking views.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I celebrated my daughter's 17th birthday there. We sat outside at the perfect view table. Truly a memorable evening. The food was very good and the service was excellent. But the the ambience was simply amazing. The view is second to none on the Eastside. The bag piper came from behind the hills as the sun was setting--kind of surreal.. Then the lights of the Seattle, Bellevue and Renton came on. Simply a magical evening--and one my daughter and I will not soon forget.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took out of town guests there to enjoy the food and the fabulous view. Neither disappointed! It is one of those restaurants you like to "keep in your back pocket" for special occasions. Summertime is perfect because of the views of the golf course, east channel, Bellevue, Lake Washington, Seattle, Puget Sound, and the Olympics. The bagpipes at sundown are a wonderful touch. Doesn't get much better!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an awesome experience as always:) had our family visiting from London and they loved it too! Food , view , service & ambience was excellent. Will come over soon.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very busy this day and a bit slow
The food came out hot and all at the same time, so we were very happy since the restaurant was packed. A tournament was going on this day so it was somewhat hectic but they pulled it off just fine!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at the Calcutta Grill
We had made reservations for a window table, which we got. However, there were A/C outlets blowing on us from above, so we retreated to a booth. The 2 of us split a small Caesar's Salad; very good, not heavy on the dressing. She had Salmon; I had Halibut--both nice and moist. Service was very attentive, almost too much so at times. Ordered coffee for dessert, which was strong to our taste and, unfortunately, was served lukewarm. She later made a comment about it and was brought a hot cup of same. I usually drink most of mine at room temp so it didn't bother me. Still, It seemed strange that I wasn't even asked if mine was OK. We split a berry tart with ice cream on it. Very good.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just one thing.......
Our only real complaint was with the prime rib. It was tough. Our waiter warned us about this when we asked for his recommendations, but my husband chose the prime rib anyway. I had steak and it was just fine.
Everything else was lovely. Spendy but lovely.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ole bagpipes at sunset
With good meal to go with it! Selection and service spot on.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We took our neighbor for a birthday celebration lunch. Fortunately, the weather was beautiful so we were able to eat outside. The menu was varied enough to have a choice for everyone, the service was friendly and competent, and the view made a fabulous background to our conversation. We have dined there many times, and we have never been disappointed.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of town guests awed
We took first time visitors to the area to one of our 'go to' places for such an occasion. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent and our server was attentive. The view was what we had hoped for--clear skies and views of Seattle and Bellevue were gorgeous. We will definitely keep this on the list.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our window table at sunset
Our window table at sunset was wonderful and impressed our guests. Dinners delicious - thank you!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful, the setting spectacular and service fantastic.
We were there for our 35th anniversary and had a great time.
Our server was delightful, attentive and yet not obtrusivewe were treated to a marvelous dessert of raspberry pomegranate sorbet in celebration of our big day.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
View is always great!
Calcutta Grille is always a great bet for a wonderful view, beautiful atmosphere, and good service. I just wish the food lived up to our expectations. The food is always just average, never living up to the atmosphere. If Oki could get the food right, they'd have truly a wonderful gem!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I BROUGHT SOME FRIENDS FROM MICHIGAN UP TO SEE THE VIEW AND HAVE A VERY GOOD DINNER. THEY WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE SETTING AND THE FOOD. IN FACT SINCE THEY ARE GOING TO BE HERE A FEW MORE DAYS THEY WILL TRY TO GET BACK. I HAVE BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED.
ONE COMMENT I WILL MAKE THOUGH IS THAT SINCE IT IS A SPECIAL PLACE WHY DON'T YOU OFFER PRIME STEAKS AS YOU DO WITH PRIME RIBS. IT JUST SEEMS BECAUSE OF THE AMBIENCE OF THE PLACE YOU SHOULD GO THAT WAY.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place. It's especially nice when you can sit outside and enjoy the view. The golf course is beautiful and kept in great shape. The food is good and the servers are very attentive.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rain or shine
The Club is always a good place for a relaxing lunch or dinner. The dntree salads and prime rib dips are great. Omlets are satisfying too.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love this place for special occasions because it is so special itself! The view of the golf course is amazing. The Seattle and Bellevue skylines where in spotlights from the sun.
The brunch menu included all my favorites, but I joined a friend in ordering the Coal Creek omelet with generous amounts of black forest ham, bell peppers, green onions and cheese. Another friend enjoyed the Seafood Cobb Salad with shrimp, Dungeness crab and poached prawns. We were all very impressed with our meals.
Our waitress was so fun, we asked her to join us, but she continued to take good care of us, even taking keepsake pictures.
The class of the country club, food, view, and wait staff made for a very special birthday brunch with great friends!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found the Wooly Toad Pub and the Calcutta Grill to be the premier location for dining and social cocktails. Our group of 12 held a formal dinner and everyone loved the elegance, the quality of the cuisine, and the service. +5 Star.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little disapointing
The rockfish was overcooked. The service was slow at first. restaurant was not packed so I don't know why. Waiter did not know what to recommend. No cod this time of year. Not enough items on menu at this time.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent and
Service was excellent and the waitress was very friendly and aware of our needs.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We returned to Calcutta Grill for our 38th. Very good meal as usual with a new menu. Somewhat noisy due to a party that got louder as they drank more (I'm guessing). The room has a bit of an echo. Excellent service. Worth the drive.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM