We went here for my Wife's Birthday recently. We also had family from out of town and were excited to show them the Calcutta Grill, as we have really enjoyed it in the past. Unfortunately, the dinner went down hill fast. Over the evening, this included:
- getting food out of order
- missing a salad for my daughter, then not being able to find our server.
- The replacement salad was obviously thrown together from scraps.
- my wife's dish being undercooked.
- Waiting 15 minutes for a replacement, only to get her original plate back, with half still undercooked, but the rest overcooked
- Not being able to find our server again for a long time
There was more, but we had really given up at this point. It is unlikey we will return.
Our experience was a bit schizophrenic here for a Pre-Valentine's Day date. We were seated immediately to a quiet table in the corner with a magnificent view of the golf course, Bellevue, and Seattle Skylines with the lakes in-between. We started with a bowl of French Onion Soup (pretty darn good) and the beet/heirloom carrot/goat cheese dressing salad (pretty tasteless). My wife ordered the Sea Scallops with White Beans and Chorizo and I ordered the signature dish 6 hour braised short ribs. The Sea Scallops were cooked nicely but if there were any more salt in the dish, it would be inedible. Overall, almost good, but not really. My braised short ribs were another story. I kinda knew it was gonna be disappointing when the black tennis ball-sized piece of short rib kinda rolled around on my plate instead of squished into tender pieces under my knife and fork. The potatoes au gratin were undercooked and had an apple like texture. Pretty disappointing. The cuisine this time was a fatal flaw for the Calcutta Grill, but view and service were both excellent. I'll mention that we've had good experiences in the Pub next door several times, but were pretty sad to not have restaurant side be similar. PS: To note the great service, I left my coat and had no issues getting it back the next day with a smile from the friendly staff.l
Went for the view with an out of town guest. The service was non existent. The wait person was OK but we had to ask for water every time it was needed and then the bus person would only fill up the glass for the one who requested it. Looks like they have a bunch of young, inexperienced kids there who don't know what their job entails. I wasn't even done as I wanted to look at the dessert menu and the server brought our bills.
A fantastic venue for a small 50th birthday celebration! Our food was fantastic- fillets, a chicken dish, a seafood pasta dish- num! The ambiance was perfect- not loud at all. Our server - Donte?- I think, was extremely accommodating and friendly. He had great suggestions and made us feel like the most important table in the room. The view is spectacular any month of the year. I highly recommend this restaurant for brunch, lunch and dinner. And those Bloody Marys? Famous!!!
Beautiful view ! Service is always slow but waiter was excellent. Food was delicious.
This is the second time the very same wait staff member who served us spilled food on our table and guest. Not sure if they are short staffed during lunch hour or if she is just always too distracted, but it really did not bode well at our table at all.
Service and ambiance were good. Food was very marginal for the price. Do not order steaks!
Food took a while, waitress was not super attentive, asked for extra item in salad and did not get that, two salads asked for dressing on the side did not get that. Food was very good though and servings were bigger than expected. View was tremendous.
Caprese salad had only one piece of cheese with 5 slices of tomato. Not a great value for $13. And the salmon was over cooked. To top it off, we were given someone else’s food - twice; they did at least acknowledge their mistakes right away. Beautiful facility in a great location; if run properly I think it could be a gold mine. Oh well.
We spent over 200 and the food was just mediocre. Very dissiponted with the French Onion Soup, Short Ribs, seafood Pasta (so fishy the seafood was not fresh) and the desserts tasted like they had been in the refrigerator for days. Our bottle of wine was good. Such a sad experience for a place that sits on top of the world.
Great food, service a bit slow but nice people. View is spectacular
The food and service were not as good as past visits. The signature Short Ribs dish was tender as usual but very salty. Also, there seemed to be confusion on getting correct food to our table. Maybe they were short staffed over the holidays.
My family enjoyed dining at Calcutta Grill. Overall our experience was great. We would definitely return and the view was great.
Always takes a bit of time for service. Pretty pricey, but it's always been. A bit of a limited menu. Ordered an appetizer which did not come before the meal. Came with it...appetizers should come first. A friend's fish tacos were very tough and a salad which came with the portobello mushroom sandwich was very wilted.
Friday evenings with Bagpipe makes this a remarkable experience for out of town guests,