Arrowleaf Bistro

4.6
491 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in the beautiful Methow Valley, the Arrowleaf Bistro combines the rugged with the refined. Local and foraged ingredients mingle with thoughtfully sourced products from around the Northwest. Quality is the foundation for the creative dishes that feature pure, fresh flavors. Complimenting the dinner menu is a Washington focused wine list and cocktail menu stocked with Northwest boutique and top shelf spirits.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Bar
Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(509) 996-3919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon Brown
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Catering
The Arrowleaf Bistro takes catering literally and prefers to build each event menu specifically for each event. Buffet style or plated, in town or off the grid, we work with you to create the event that you want.
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Cross street
Highway 20
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Parking details
Additional Parking available across White Avenue at the Winthrop Town Trailhead parking area.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Experience a special Methow Thanksgiving featuring locally raised turkey, ham, vegetables and of course pumpkins. We offer a full traditional buffet spread that is truely farm to table. Three seatings offered.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 491 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We were incredibly disappointed by our experience at Arrowleaf Bistro. The food was awful. We both had pasta and it tasted like cafeteria food. My pasta was bland, with no flavor and overloaded with garlic - to the point that my tongue was burning from all the garlic. The pasta was way overcooked and mushy and there was no flavor to the sauce. My husband's ristotto was soupy and nothing like what risotto is supposed to be. We were at their old location and had a good meal, and were shocked to have such a bad meal now. For the price they charge ($27 for the pasta), we expected a much better meal. The ambiance of the old restaurant is missing in the new restaurant as well - the atmosphere is somewhat cold and sterile at their current location. We will definitely not recommend this restaurant and will not be going back.

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JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This visit was after several prior visits to the restaurant. When we first visited, it was a jewel of a place in Winthrop with excellent food, excellent local ingredients, and very good service. We had a great experience. This was true the next couple of visits. However, the last 2 times that we have dined at the restaurant, the food has gone down in quality and the service has been less than optimal. At the time of our last visit, we were seated and had to wait at least 10 minutes before having a server come by. We had brought a bottle of wine with us and even when server first there, they did not ask about if we wanted the wine opened. Waited several more minutes for server to come back and tell us about the specials for the day. We ordered salads and a Sicilian chicken and a red wine risotto. The salads were the best part of the meal, unfortunately. The chicken was dry, the farro was undercooked, really not the best dish. The risotto was not seasoned well, did not have the creamy feel that goes with risotto. There was rabbit in the dish which had cartilage and bone pieces that one would crunch on when eating. Neither of us finished our entrees. The server never asked about how our meal was. And the server was very absent as we sat with plates off to the side waiting for the check. (interestingly, even with partially finished plates, there was no question about how the food was). Because of the poor experience the last couple of visits, we do not plan to visit the restaurant again nor recommend it to anyone else.

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PT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in the Methow Valley. Have used it for years at both locations (it moved) and will continue to use it. Recommend it to all our professional visitors and many give positive feedback. Lamb and scallops were great this time, fresh, lamb local, and cooked properly. Oysters are excellent, even being in the Inland West. You know you are in a small restaurant but we could converse with our visiting professional friend without trouble. The restaurant owners know us and greet accordingly - nice to be "home." Spirits and wines are excellent -- great gin martinis. Also excellent local WA-OR wines.

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r
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

we ordered off the starters menu (4) items. Very good. Service a little slow at our table. Server spent more time with her friends at their tables. Server never returned to pour the champagne. Maybe a misunderstanding. A very pleasant 24th wedding anniversary.

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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Winthrop is a lovely, very small town with much to recommend it in the way outdoor activities. However we never expected a truly “fine dining” experience right in town. The Arrowleaf Bistro is warm, welcoming, casual and serves amazing food! The caesar salads were the best we’d had in years, with just the right balance of lemon, mustard, and garlic, and the brioche croutons were SO tasty, I could have eaten a bowl of them! And the bread served with the salads was a delicious whole-grain seeded bread that tasted so warm on its own that it didn’t need to be warmed in the oven. My Marrakesh Chicken and couscous was quite tasty, seasoned beautifully—though a bit dry (I see now that perhaps the yogurt sauce was omitted?). But my husband’s pork chop was insanely good! It was juicy with loads of taste and he was generous enough to give me some bites of my own. We shared a thick slice of rich and light (quite the culinary magic trick to manage that!) pear spice cake. What a fabulous dessert!
All I can say is that if the owners ever decide to open a restaurant in Bellingham—just 3 or so hours away—we would become steady customers.

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CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was creative and well presented. Service staff were warm and friendly.

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been here before so know it can be better. They were out of Chardonnay by the glass, not sure how a restaurant can be out, but they were. The food was not as hot as it should have been and the Rabbit risotto was not very good. However the brussels sprouts on the bed of pistachios was great!

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KL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we visit the Methow valley we always make sure we have at least one dinner at this restaurant.

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CH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Based on our somewhat limited exploration, Arrowleaf Bistro is probably the best restaurant in Winthrop but it's also the most expensive. Our dinners were very good but pricey. We ordered a bottle of wine to go with dinner, and it was marked up more than is typical. The food is locally sourced, and the specialties, which I would recommend, are meat-based. There is a seafood option which varies but I'd save your seafood eating for the coast. Despite the price, I'm sure I'll eat here again when in the area.

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o
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant, the only game in town. Full bar, which I enjoyed. Menu is limited, and when we arrived at 6PM on a Wednesday, they were already out of two items.
Very disappointed in the tomatoes and burrata. It was a small piece of cheese, some tomatoes, literally drenched in balsamic syrup.
The Rissotto, pork chop and Sicilian chicken were all good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My pasta dish was underwhelming. Something was missing... salt maybe. It was bland. And expensive.

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MK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the pistachio crusted Halibut once again and as always it was amazing! The Caesar salad and House salad are always exceptional. We are always so pleased with the quality of food and exceptional service!

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DS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four enjoyed the pistachio crusted halibut last night. Both of our young friends have culinary experience and appreciated everything. We ordered five appetizer dishes and Sharon loved that she could have dairy free choices. We all noted the perfectly cooked fish - not an easy task to get right. If our friendly server (Dawn) didn't have business to attend to she would have been a welcome guest at our table.

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N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fresh,locally sourced and delicious. Service was excellent, drinks were made properly.

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KH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrowleaf Bistro never disappoints. Food is inventive and always delicious. Service is attentive and never bothersome. Wonderful experience

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DD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrowleaf is my "go to" place in the Methow Valley. I try to find at least one evening for dinner at Arrowleaf whenever I am in the Valley. The food is excellent, the service outstanding, the atmosphere warm and friendly. The waitstaff are very cordial and the experience much more than one expects from a rural restaurant. Arrowleaf would be worthy of high praise even if it were located in a major city known for superb food (e.g. NY, SF, Seattle, etc.).

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gluten free calamari was a real treat since I am celiac. The rabbit risotto was superb. Highly recommend this place.

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RI
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Arrowleaf a few times. It is always very good, with the exception of our experience 8-11-18. I had the Steak Frites, which was fine, as expected. Two in our party had the pork chop. They both said it was overcooked and dry. We all know pork chops can be tricky to avoid being dry but we expected the pros at Arrowleaf to overcome this. The tough thing about a restaurant like Arrowleaf is that they set a high bar and a poor dining experience is not expected. But we'll be back. Meanwhile in Syria...................

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JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Table was ready, prompt service with a smile, Pork Chop was delicious. Glad I made a reservation early in the morning..

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s
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Arrowleaf was incredible.The service was attentive and subtle. the ambiance was calm and cozy. We enjoyed multiple dishes that blew our minds. However, as a vegetarian, the only vegetarian entree (pasta with an eggplant sauce) was super disappointing, especially at a $30 price point.

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PP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started off with great craft cocktails in the cozy bar. My husband had the rabbit mushroom risotto and I had the crab/fish cakes. Both were to die for. Service is warm and friendly. The menu is seasonal. Well worth the money.

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MO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been eating at Arrowleaf each year since we married in 2016. We came to Winthrop for a mini-honeymoon and come back every year for a quick anniversary trip. Our dinner at Arrowleaf NEVER disappoints. This year we had the Crab-Fish Cakes, Duck Breast, and Chicken Breast. I told my husband that I would eat for more vegetables if I could prepare them as masterfully as the staff here. My Bistro 75 cocktail was the best version of the classic cocktail I've had. We also had a slice of the Honey Apricot Cheesecake. We will continue to recommend Arrowleaf and will return each year!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time here. It was our first time to the new restaurant. The food and service are always on point. Plus being a family with pups they accomadated us and we were so happy. We love this place and will be back again.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First wedding anniversary

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RM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and even though this is a more "upscale" restaurant in Winthrop, it felt relaxed and casual.

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T
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were staying at the Freestone Inn in Mazama and their restaurant was closed on Mondays so we ventured out to look for a good meal. We were very pleased with this restaurant. Creative menu and fresh food seemed to be locally sourced. Appetizers were yummy....burrata cheese and figs were great as was the pork belly. Entrees were the lamb shank (very good ) and the special fish for the evening which was sockeye salmon which was good (but a little overcooked). We had a good meal and enjoyable evening. Good wine list.

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G
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was great. Good service and the food was perfect.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice place for a good meal. We were a party of 7 and every one of us was happy with what we ordered. The service was a bit slow, especially when we got there, it seemed them to take a good while to get us much needed water and take our initial drink orders. However, once they seemed to get going, all flowed well. We were hot though as we were seated close to the kitchen.
All in all it was a good experience!

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DD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Arrowleaf several times and have never been disappointed. Saturday evening was no exception. The grilled calamari with Thai spices is the best calamari I have had anywhere (and that includes at dozens of restaurants in Asia). The main course of linguini with sautéed vegetables was heavenly. Dinner was topped off with a very nice L'Ecole Grenache Rosé wine.

Arrowleaf brings to the Methow Valley very fine quality cuisine where one would normally not expect to find it. For fine dining in the Methow no other venue comes close to Arrowleaf in quality at a reasonable price.

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MP
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good to excellent; the duck breast that I had was fantastic and the starters (including burrata salad and bread) were also outstanding. Service was professional but friendly, and very efficient. Only downside was that a large and very noisy party of 8 was seated next to us, and their loudness and occasional shouting really made our meal much less enjoyable. I think the restaurant should try harder to either isolate the larger groups, or figure out a way to diplomatically ask the patrons if they could be a bit less rambunctious. I would still recommend the restaurant, but the acoustics are such that if you get seated next to a group of six or more, try to request to be moved. I think my duck breast -- which was delicious -- would have been even more enjoyable if not for the deafening noise our neighbors created.

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RM
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal! Best restaurant in Winthrop. Will definitely return

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CS
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved my 3rd visit. Duck breast for him and fresh baked trout for me, plus caesar salad app and desserts. Only quibble with ambience is chairs are not padded. And it’s pricey: $30 entrees, but worth it.

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o
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. This place is a gem.

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JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 4th visit to Areowleaf Bistro in it’s newer location. The quality of the food, the terrific cocktails and the level of service will bring us back again!

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KC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The physical setting and staff were wonderful, warm and professional. The food portions were generous, ample and well presented. Some of the disappointment came from expectations established by very positive Trip Advisor & Yelp reviews. The calamari was very good presented with a nicely breaded, tangy batter with sliced hot peppers and chili flakes. The House salad had very fresh and diverse greens...the vinaigrette however was a runny vinegar and oil combo with little taste or flavor which detracted. The linguini (a pasta primavera) was a very large portion drenched in a tasteless and runny homemade pesto. The vegetables were negligble and lacked flavor. The chicken was well prepared and satisfactory. The meals are not a good value and highly priced ($26/pasta...every other entree cost more) even for a resort area. There is aspiration to be the go to for area fine dining and the bones of this exist. Preparations and/or the chef have a long way to go to get there.

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JN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy the food and service at Arrowleaf, definitely the best bet in Winthrop/Mazama.

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PC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our all time favorite restaurant. The food is always excellent and the owners and staff are fabulous. We drive more than 250 miles every year to eat dinner here at least twice. We have never been disappointed. Try new things they are all good. Thanks Jon and Joanne.

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brooke gives great service (and Larry is a good catch).

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WG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We go here every year when we visit Winthrop. Menu changes so it is always a new adventure

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