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About Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook

Innovative French and New American cuisine, paired with an outstanding selection of over 10,000 bottles of wine. 360 degree views of downtown Anchorage, Chugach Mountain Range and Cook Inlet. Experience Alaska’s finest, at the Hotel Captain Cook.

939 West 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:15pm

Cross Street:
I Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(907) 343-2217

Website:
http://www.captaincook.com/dining/crows-nest

Parking Details:
The Crow’s Nest offers two types of parking. Valet for up to five hours is $18 per vehicle. Or you may self-park in the Captain Cook parking garage and we validate for up to two hours.

Executive Chef:
Chef De' Cuisine Reuben Gerber

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.9

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (30)
Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Local Ingredients (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Waterfront (8)
Cozy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vegan (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

The service is very slow, and the food is very salty, so the value seems not worth it. Two out of ten options on the menu were out.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Crow’s Nest is always superb

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful experience located in the perfect location overlooking downtown Anchorage and/or the mountains and Cook Inlet!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Had a wonderful time!!!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Haven't been here for 18 years, Service was great. Food good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall, my favorite restaurant in Anchorage. Amazingly prepared food, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, great atmosphere and view!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good food. Great service. Great experience.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and always top notch service. Such a treat!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was great, the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The price of the food is comparable to other restaurants but better.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Fun dessert - have the banana split - audacious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

great place , we loved it and the view was a bonus

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I reserved a table for 4 at the Crow's Nest because my son once worked as the Manager there almost 20 years ago and my grandson and granddaughter (his now adult children) who live out of state now had never been there. The Crow's Nest has always been my premium choice for special occasions, especially during the spring, summer and fall when daylight allows an awesome 360 degree sweeping view for hundreds of miles. We actually arrived a little early and were promptly seated by the Hostess in the South East Alcove at my favorite table. The service was very good, the food excellent and the ambience was great. It is a tad expensive for many people but well worth the extra expense for special occasions. It was a relaxing experience and we were never rushed and after dessert we left after spending 2 & 1/2 delightful hours there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Vegan, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My husband and I had a very lovely meal! Everything was fantastic food, drinks, service, and view! We will continue to eat here for our special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Awesome experience as always. We asked for a private room for 6 which we have had before. A corner room views from all sides, food service and atmosphere were amazing. There’s so much history in this place you can feel it when you walk in, everyone who has been anyone in the state has likely been here at one time or another to broker a deal or just for the awesome banana split at the end of an evening somewhere else. This is my favorite place in anchorage and they never disappoint.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

My daughter her birthday dinner and the service was awesome!

This was our first visit and I will go back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The dinner at Crow's Nest was splendid! The food was delicious with a beautiful presentation. The service was professional and prompt, with the right touch of humor.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was very unhappy with the server, Francisca. She informed our guest that if he didn't remove his hat that she invited him to the lounge. She did not apologize nor did she say whether or not we could also order off of the menu in the lounge. From the point that our guest said he did not want to remove his hat she became very unfriendly even though we tried to lighten things up with her. She continued to be unfriendly and unhelpful. For example, when she served the bananas foster she prepared the dessert at a slant and the whole party could not see the presentation. The gal that replenished our water (Tasha) was much more friendly and happy to take the time to explain the dessert menu to us. Because of service given I would not only not return but I would certainly not recommend the Crow's Nest to anyone. As I am sure is the same feeling with all guest at this table.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best Fine Dining in Anchorage. All ages enjoyed it immensely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best Steak that I have had in years! The Crow's Nest has sensational food and wine list. We enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 29, 2017

As usual, the food was excellent. Unfortunately for us, our server was more interested in Mr. Hickel who was dining at a nearby table.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our experience was outstanding overall: the appetizers and entrees were some of the best we have ever had, the desserts impressive, the wine selection (or rather collection) magnificent. The service was friendly and attentive, formal but not snobbish. We were quite impressed. Of course, the prices were high, but we got what we paid for. Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service and Food Outstanding , our favorite place to dine.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 21, 2017

If you like fancy, this is the perfect place. Expensive, but classy. Appetizers $18, main dishes $35+. Not a huge selection (typical for upscale locales such as this). Special occasion type place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wine and drinks were good Caesar salad was not what I expected. Minimal dressing on a romaine stalk with 3 croutons and 3 halves of cherry tomatoes ( which were out of place) on a Caesar. Entree- Halibut was nicely seared. Sauce was not flavorful. Desert of a Lemon tart was still frozen in the middle, very disappointing. Ambiance exceptional and service was good.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Able to make excellence recommendations on wine pairings with the various courses.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 18, 2017

They made our anniversary special by adding a special touch to our dessert plate in chocolate

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have lived in Anchorage for a long time but had never been to the Crow's Nest. We happened to have a child-free weekend right in time for our wedding anniversary, so we decided to go for it. We can't say enough about the whole experience, from the view and quiet, elegant, ambiance to the very professional staff to the food and drink. It was a very special experience and we would highly recommend it to anyone else for special occasions - which, for most people it would need to be to justify the expense (which was perfectly in line with and typical for this level of dining). But hey, if you are so lucky as to be able to afford $$$$+ restaurants whenever you please, we recommend it for any time! Everyone who can should experience Crow's Nest at least once.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food had no flavor. Couldn't order what I wanted. Just so so service.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Beautiful 360 degree view, best in the city! Excellent service tailored to our dining experience with adequate time between courses! Friendly staff! Superb food! A bit pricey, but perfect for a special occasion or intimate date!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Service was impeccable. Very classic service delivery which could be updated a bit. Overall an outstanding experience.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Fantastic time!! Great food, great service, and awesome wine list

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The menu was wonderful, and I regret I could only have one meal! The wine list was extensive and complete. I had salmon and it was beautifully prepared and tasted delicious. Our server was very pleasant and attentive, and the views of Anchorage were great.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Phenomenal service and staff. Highly recommend the banana split. It is no ordinary banana split.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our very first dinner as a married couple. Amazing service, good food and wine suggestions. Delicious entrées and even better desserts. Got a surprise "happy anniversary" chocolate bites with a glass of champagne.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place is pretty amazing. I was super impressed with the service and the food. The views were spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service, food and the view were excellent. We were a group of 5 for dinner with a corner table overlooking the city and the port. The restaurant is upscale with a very traditional feel, great for romantic dinner, business meal or simply a great meal with a tremendous view of Anchorage below. Highly recommend the Crow's Nest.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 10, 2017

MY WAITRESS WAS SUPERB. SHE WAS PROFESSIONAL YET EFFERVESCENT. SHE MADE OUR EVENING A JOYFUL AND HAPPY EXPERIENCE

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous view of Cook Inlet as sun was setting and that made the evening. Great cocktails and attentive outstanding service. Oysters on the half shell (Puget sound) not fresh, had an off taste. Not sure why they aren't using the delicious Kachemak bay oysters. Sommelier gave excellent wine recommendation. Main course (black cod) overcooked a little and lost its light and moist freshness. All the same, can't beat the view and ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful location. The food was hit and miss. My meat was good, but $40 for 3 mediocre scallops wasn't reasonable. The beet salad was suitable for use as visual humor in Adam Sandler movie making fun of avant garde cuisine. Previous experiences have been better.

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