Special Birthday Dinner or Anytime!
For my husband's birthday, we came to the Woodman because he loves ribs and The Woodman does an exceptional job with them. We also had the Scallops with yummy mushroom risotto, and the filet is also done perfectly. The waitress was well versed on the menu and didn't hesitate when we couldn't decide between two items. It's our go-to place for any occasion.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat upstairs for the first
Sat upstairs for the first time. I think I prefer it as it is lighter and more open than the main floor, 20' ceiling notwithstanding. All our meals were very good (all red meat) and there were no leftovers. Our excellent waiter was attentive and friendly; I've not been waited on by him in the past. Unfortunately, I don't remember his name.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinning experience on this most beautiful Sunday. Celebrating my wife's birthday in style. Thank you so very much. We will return soon.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great. I had
The food was great. I had something new this time. The buffalo steak was amazing!!! The service was lacking this time. We must if had a new waitress. It wasn't even busy yet and it felt like we got lost in the rotation. Other than that the Woodman is a great place to dine!!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I ate the filet with Dungeness
I ate the filet with Dungeness crab and bernaise sauce...delicious!! Ambiance was awesome!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the New York Steak and for the price of $55.00 dollars it had to much grizzle running thru it very tough, would not recommend it for the price, the green beans did not seem to be fresh. My wife had a wonderful steak, but did not care for the green beans.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our family dined there for
Our family dined there for our 50th wedding anniversary and we all loved it, everyone loved their food, wonderful service, loved the rustic décor, could not have chosen a better place for our dining experience, would highly recommend it to everyone!!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
"I traveled a thousand miles"
My brother was in town from San Jose, CA and we had brunch at the Woodman. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Had the specialities, my brother had the salmon and I had the crab cake benedicts - so yummy. Coffee kept flowing and the waitress was a delight. Portions were generous.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mixing btusiness and pleasure
My wife and I took my boss to the Woodman. My boss comes from another country and has very sophisticated tastes. Taking him to Fall City from his hotel in Bellevue and passing some of the restaurants there was a risk. There are no white linen table cloths and no tuxedo's. He loved it.... we always do. It was the opportunity to share the true NW experience with confidence and not treat our guest to something he could have had in any major city. We joked about how he had never experienced this sort of thing before ... but he raved about it. Considering how he tends not to have a lot of compliments the night was a real success.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local restaurant
This is our go-to restaurant since it is close to home and we enjoy the ambience and the food.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not for vegetarians
Beautiful restored antique bar with a bartender who makes good cocktails. Good wine list, variety of wines by the glass. Great place to impress out of town guests. Baked beans - perfectly smoky and spicy. Horseradish mashed potatoes not for the faint of heart and well suited for the perfectly cooked aged beef that I had for dinner. The filet burger with savory rosemary fries was big enough to share. The cioppino was good - just the right amount of spice, broth had good body, seafood well cooked and plentiful. The staff was well trained, added to the experience in a great way. The dining room was comfortable, with banquettes or comfortable leather chairs. $$$ but we thought it was worth every penny!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Woodman is a great place to have a great steak! Great history in the building, great staff. Celebrated our anniversary, fun time.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Northwest History Ambience
Love the ambience - from the great old bar with flowing "spitoon trough" to the stuffed bear, mountain lion, wolverine, mountain goat, and gray wolf pelt on the ceiling. And the food is quite good - with an emphasis on beef but also some exotic fare like elk and bison. This is a great place to take visitors from other parts of the country or other countries - and nearby Snoqualmie Falls is great for a pre or post-dinner scenic stop.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really like the steak and the small town atmosphere.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prime rib was cooked to perfection.
Prime rib was cooked to perfection. Waitress was commendable and friendly.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was 6 of us - 1st time for four of the six. It was an awesome experience. The food was great and the service was great - no complaints. We attended on a Tuesday for the "All you can eat ribs"....however, 5 of us had steak instead of ribs. The one that ate the ribs thoroughly enjoyed them - ate 2 servings. Our steaks melted in our mouth - mine was a "steak oscar" and to think a steak could taste so good with crab on top. We will return again just to try another steak or maybe even the pork chops.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best of the best!
If you are serious about what you eat and you're not a vegetarian, then this is the place. Always fun to drive to Snoqualmie, this place has been restored form it's glory days 100 years ago, right down to the fresh water spitoon river that runs through the bar area.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dining experience!
Great food, great service, great ambience (slightly on the noisy side), but overall definitely worth 5 stars!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Skip the cole slaw
The ribs and garlic potatoes were very good. My husband had a baked potato and it was baked perfectly. The artisan bread loaf was yummy with a perfect, crunchy crust and soft center. The only thing we didn't like was the cole slaw. It was thick with some kind of pasty sauce. It had no flavor and overwhelmed the cabbage. I could only take a bite and left the rest. Next time I will choose the beans.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Woodman Lodge encompasses
Woodman Lodge encompasses the best of my worlds-the ambience is true NW and the Nebraska Beef is from my home state. It is positive experience from the minute you walk into the door. Friendly, professional staff ensure that all your needs are meant. I will return many times.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were delighted with dinner.
We were delighted with dinner. Service was great, food was excellent. We rarely eat meat, so when we do, we want the best. Their prime rib is amazing! It was tender and so flavorful, we ate every bit. We wanted a fun outing, but were surprised with the quality of the food. Even the baked potato was perfect. Imagine that, you get a baked potato and wonderful veggies with the prime rib! We also tried the ribs, perfectly cooked and the meat fell off the bone. It came with cole slaw and potatoes as well.
We'll be back, it's really not a long drive from the Eastside at all, more pleasant than the traffic in Seattle.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Prime Rib
This was my first time at the Woodman Lodge. After reading some of the other reviews, I was worried the service would be slow. Service was very fast and attentive. We were there on a Saturday night at 7:30. The prime rib was one of the best I ever had. Great cut of meat and very nicely prepared.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy at the Woodman Lodge
My family and I along with my sis and her family had a very good brunch here on Saturday. Four kids ended up sharing the banana foster Belgian waffle, and boy was it delish! Those who dislike sweet brekky might like to avoid this as it has caramel sauce and ice cream, but it's yummy! The rest of us had country fried chicken steak, crab Benedict, traditional Benedict, rosemary fries, and biscuits. All was very tasty and priced right when you factor in serving size as well as ambience. We all left full and happy. Would definitely go back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local & Laid-Back w/ Fabulous Food
Been here twice now. First for my first anniversary for a very nice dinner with my husband, and earlier this week for the Tuesday night special, All You Can Eat Ribs. Very different occasions, clearly, but the food is so good!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food , great service.
Great food , great service. Perfect place to take out of town guests or a great date night.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we went
Originally we went to the brewing company but after having a round of drinks and finding the service and the menu to be sub par we decided on Woodman. What a unique place! And the food was great! I'm so glad we decided to go!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice woodsy, lodge- type atmosphere
Nice woodsy, lodge- type atmosphere. Very authentic, small town feel. Friendly, welcoming staff, good food.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated right on time. The service was attentive. The steak was cooked perfectly. And the charming historic building was the ideal setting for a Saturday night date. I will definitely be back, and will probably never wait in line for the competing steakhouse in Issaquah again.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were reffered by a friend who lives in the area, What a meal. The service was awesome and this coming from a person who has been in customer service at a senior level for over 20 years. It was my 22nd anniversary and I wanted a nice atmosphere with great food and I was not disapointed.
Looking forward to my next visit which will be soon.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and atmosphere were
Service and atmosphere were great. Food was overrated for the price. My steak (which I ordered medium well) was overcooked and very well done. Wine by the glass was pricey but very good. Sides that come with the dinners were fine but nothing special.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit Woodman Lodge on occassion and always find the service to be excellent and large portions of top quality food, especially streaks.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The past with flair
Worth the drive. Steak house menu. Top of the game. Trains you to expect better!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the buffalo ribeye. It was one of the best steaks I've had. Cooked to medium-rare, this piece of meat was incredible!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Had my in-laws in town and they love going to the Woodman Lodge (have taken them there 3 times now). Food and service have always met or exceeded expectations.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. The fish was well prepared. The asparagus however was like tree trunks. Should have removed them from the list. The service was excellent .
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a surprise
I was totally enamored with this lovely restaurant. The food is fantastic, especially for meat eaters. The service was super friendly and prompt, even when having to deal with a couple of large parties.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday dinner!
This was our first time visiting and it was for my wife's birthday- so the Woodman Lodge sounded like a great choice- something different than all the corporate trendy places in Bellevue.
Nice drive drive from Bellevue and in a small town setting, we had a great meal.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and we had very good service.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The overall experience was a very good one. The food was outstanding; the portions were very generous; wait staff was decent; the atmosphere was ok... a little dark for my liking. I did notice a lot of fooling around by some of the wait/bus/host staff by the front door that was distracting but not so bad that I was offended. Also the bus staff needs to understand they shouldn’t reach over someone's plate to get to the water glass. Simply ask if I want more water.
Good experience overall and I would recommend to others.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Worth a trip
Excellent red meat....steaks and prime rib.....and if you like baked beans, these are some of the best.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Table for Eight
Excellent Steaks and Ribs. Owner came by to check on our big group twice. Desserts were amazing and beautiful.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Woodman Lodge was recommended by an acquaintance who also likes the steaks at JaK's in Issaquah and West Seattle. We were not disappointed. The prime rib was cooked to perfection. My companion had the ribs and chicken, and she loved them. The red wines on the list were reasonably priced, and the service was excellent. We'll go back as soon as we can.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My hubby and I went last year for our one year anniversary and had a great experience so we decided to go for our two year anniversary this year. The prime rib and loaded baked potato was excellent! The rosemary fries weren't the greatest. The first few fries were great but they got quickly and absorbed the juices from the prime rib and became soggy. The waitress was on the ball and earned her tip. This year we went on a Friday so we could have the prime rib which is only available on weekends. It was a bit busier than on a Thursday evening which is when we went a year ago but not too crowded. A little on the noisy side because it was 5pm and rush hour at their bar but not too noisy. We still had a great time and food and will return.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Unique Find
My hubby and I love coming here for a good meal, and great ambiance. Great happy hour menu in bar for food and drinks. Different nights of the week have fun options like "All you can eat ribs" or martini night. The wine list is amazing too! The Woodman has gone above and beyond in restoring the historic buildin, incorporating history and artifacts, and staffing it with knowledgable friendly people. Must come here! I haven't been to Brunch on the weekends yet, but hear its great from friends.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been coming here at least a dozen times over the past 2-3 years. Went on a Saturday night @ 5:30 and was glad we made reservations as place was packed! We both had the full rack of ribs without any appetizers and they were "to die for"-Meaty and falling off the bones. More than enough food for one sitting so took some home for another meal. Enjoyed a very nice glass of Merlot with dinner. Bottle listing was on table but not wine by the glass.. Noise level was already high mostly due to a large group of people standing in the bar area which is next to the dining area nearly the entire length of the restaurant. Noted that it decreased after the group disbursed, would not be ideal for folks with hearing issues. Street parking only..
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I had such
My girlfriend and I had such a fun night at Woodman Lodge sipping whiskey and eating divine food. Definitely going back!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time for us because we wanted to take advantage of Tuesday All You Can Eat Rib Night. After 1/2 a rack, I was done but my husband had a full rack. Very meaty and great flavor. The first visit was to celebrate my daughter-in-law's birthday so both of my grandchildren, ages 8 and 3, also came. They had great selection for kids. Desserts were excellent too!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service & very good food
Service was attentive but not overdone. I highly recommend the butter clams as an appetizer. The boar osso buco was rich and extremely tender and the horseradish mashed potatoes had a good horseradish bite. The elk was very flavorful, the cognac/green peppercorn sauce savory, and the mushrooms were an excellent accompaniment.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving well done!
Great all around. A tad expensive, but still worthwhile.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was excellent ...attenti
Our server was excellent ...attentive but not overly so. Perfect.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The gentleman that greeted us by name was awesome. We ordered the Elk Medallions, Steak Oscar, Baby-Back Ribs, and Filet Mignon, house salad, and onion stack. All meals ordered were excellent. Thank You! My son and daughter in-law will bring their friends and we will try again. We were referred to The Woodman Lodge Restaurant by a co-worker that comes a couple times a month.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM