Out of about 10 visits, 9 have been exceptional in all regards. One visit was not, due to inattentive service.
I have returned to dine since that occasion, the wait staff were excellent, and the food, service and ambiance were up to the impressive standard I expect at this restaurant. Our request to be seated by the fireplace was happily accommodated. It is very cozy there on a cold, grey day. I will continue to bring my friends and family here.
The only thing that kept this from being perfect was the noise wafting down from the event going on upstairs and the draft from people coming in the courtyard door. Food is always exquisite, and though I'm not a dessert fan, the passionfruit desserts
I have been to some very nice restaurants in my years, but the Copper Leaf Restaurant presented the most interesting and delicious food I have ever experienced. Find dining at its best.
We had a lovely late Valentine’s Day
dinner. The chef tasting menu was unique and delicious. Our only complaint is that we wished the proportions were a bit larger because it tasted so good.
We were seated at a small white table by the window. Not as comfortable as the regular tables and a bit chilly. We had requested Pipers section but did not get it.
The food and service were spectacular. It was definitely a lot more than we typically spend for a night out, but the quality was phenomenal and our waitress, Piper, provided excellent service. We will be back for sure!
The evening began by being seated on arrival, even though we were a bit early. Each course was explained both for the ingredients and the wine being served. The parings were perfect. It is difficult to say which course stood out, because all had their best qualities. I had the scallops which I thoroughly enjoyed. They were perfectly cooked. My wife had the steak, which was tasty and tender.
We will definitely put Cedarbrook on our agenda for another special occasion.
We had a very special meal, celebrating Valentine's Day a few days early. The food is organic and much sourced locally. The presentation was very appealing. The chef knows how to combine flavors and ingredients to make a wonderful meal. The staff are attentive but not hovering. The ambiance of quiet and cozy added to a very special evening.
Note that the small plates are very small. Good food but I left hungry.
Delicious dinner, great feel, and excellent service! Thanks to Charlie for helping make our evening special!!
Server was great and food was excellent. Seated next to the fire, very nice. Good attention to detail.
I have been to Copperleaf several times. The dining area is beautiful and the service is always top notch. The menu is fun and the wine list well curated. Don't miss dining here!
Dining area is small and cozy with a fireplace and windows. The food is excellent and not exorbitantly expensive as in most comparable restaurants. They even add free amuse bouche and dessert bites. Excellent wines, even offered by the glass. Waiters are very competent and respectful. Worth the drive from Seattle.
The food is always amazing and the service is fantastic!
This is such an oasis of great food and ambiance that you can scarcely believe you are in Sea-Tac. The food presentation, Glassy Babies on the tables, live jazz, and salt scrub in the restrooms are just a few of the details that add to the experience. A gem in the southend!
New Years Eve special dining - I was underwhelmed with the choices the chef made throughout the multi-course meal. Fois Gras (sp?) outstanding, cheesecake too heavy to follow its rich predecessors. Tables too close together, no privacy. BUT, will definitely go again, as this is a very special place.
I enjoyed Copperleaf's special menu for New Year's Eve. It was my first time designing at Copperleaf and my only regret is that I hadn't tried them sooner considering how close they are to where I live. My server Piper was wonderful and she was able to collaborate with the kitchen to accommodate my dietary restriction and still enjoy most of the set menu. The substitutions were well chosen.
I should also note that the couple dinning at the table next to me loves the food Copperleaf so much that they came in from out of state just for the event menu.
Quality, local ingredients. Incredible taste, even on the most basic salad. Wait staff not as knowledgeable about dietary restrictions as they could have been.
The idea of a fine dining experience is what I think the Cooperleaf is aiming for, but they are missing the mark. Some fine tuning would make the difference, I hope.
5 course meals with wine pairings should be exceptional.. This was not. My mother has an allergy and needed some special dishes prepared which they did prepare. This however meant that we waited 45 minutes before we had anything but water served to us. Not good. Then when the dinner was served, it was rote pre-prepared dishes delivered with an effort to mimic a fine dining experience, however the delivery of contents that were clearly not made fresh could not be overcome with an effort to mimic a high-end NYC restaurant. The food wasn't amazing, The waitress was not well trained to deliver a fine dining experience. She was not knowledgable of the menu or the wines. She looked and seemed frazzled while trying to be a little amusing and hospitable. I question the management of the dining room for this kind of presentation being allowed. With this and the food and pairings being so-so the experience wasn't worth the price.
Here's the best news--The lodge atmosphere was lovely, the live piano music, fire in the fireplace and decorations were a great pleasure, just what I was looking for for Christmas Day. We were able to carry on an intimate conversation which was a real joy.
Now lets make the service experience and food match the lovely setting and ambiance.
It would have been nice to know that the Holiday menu wasn't available until dinner. We had made our reservations for early afternoon hoping for an early dinner - but we got their regular lunch menu. We were... disappointed.