Kingfisher Restaurant & Wine Bar at Sleeping Lady

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Features gourmet meals created with the freshest local ingredients, many from Sleeping Lady's own two-acre organic garden. Meals are chef's choice and are served buffet style in Kingfisher's lodge-style setting which features exposed wood beams, river rock, and sweeping views of Icicle Canyon. In the summer months, the terrace is available for outdoor dining. An extensive wine list highlights local favorites and complements the daily menu.
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RussellD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, some foods seasoned differently, but good

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HowardB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I want to recognize our waiter, Hans, how made our evening memorable. Business was obviously very slow but Hans made our time so enjoyable. The wasabi steak was excellent. We were located near the large fireplace and asked Hans if we could dance (something we have done before when at the restaurant). Hans moved tables and chairs to create a space for us to dance and also asked us what music we'd like. He made it happen. We have always enjoyed our times at Kingfisher but this was the most special for us as couple. Thank you for a lovely experience.

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Skypilot
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our seventh visit to Sleeping Lady (and probably our tenth to the Kingfisher Restaurant and Wine Bar). Each visit is a treat. The food is exceptional; the chef and staff craft varied, imaginative and well balanced menus-there is something to please any palate. The preparation is excellent. The decor is beautifully done and comfortable, and the servers are friendly and consistently take all possible steps to make certain guests feel welcome with their needs met.

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Sugi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff and friendly chefs. Food was great and had a good amount of variety from the salad bar, entrees and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Food was cold...

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, good food, good location, good presentation, would definitely suggest it was not buffet food. It was way above buffet level. Had 8 people at the table, and not one complaint. we represented three different age groups. Even the youngest( age 14) who only likes chicken or pizza ate Leg of lamb, sweet potatoes, and halibut and went back for seconds. That was a surprise even for his folks. It was worth the price for our special 80th birthday celebration.

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4you
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was great! Waite staff was attentive, and never rushed us!

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quiltingmomC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our expectations were high and we were all disappointed with the variety of food. The earliest table we could reserve was 930 am and we expected brunch but we got buffet breakfast that was mediocre. The wait staff cleaned up and put all the hot buffet food away by 10:30. We were busy socializing and did not have time to go back for our fill. At $30 plus per person, I was expecting more.

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LaurieD
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner at the Kingfisher on a very quiet Sunday night. I was one of only 3 people in the restaurant! What is normally a large buffet was pared down considerably, but I was offered portions of all 3 main dishes and able to partake of an excellent salad and dessert bar. The service was excellent and the quality of the food outstanding.

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AliciaS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First, prices are not posted anywhere so we experienced quite the sticker shock at $45/person!
We dined on a Sunday evening/holiday so the buffet was not stocked. Instead we were offered table-service of whatever we wished to order that would have been on the buffet. The food is "upper crust" and beautifully presented, but arrived lukewarm. The salad bar had limited selections, and the dessert cakes were dense and heavy.
We enjoyed the quiet restaurant and our wait staff was personable, but we did not feel we received a great value for our meal.

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DonM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Wonderful food and excellent service! We will go back many times.

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1970DAD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arriving to our departure we had a wonderful time. The chef prepared an amazing assortment of dinner choices. We were able to sample all three entries, a variety of vegetables and multiple deserts. Arron our server was excellent. He explained the choices, got our wine, an attended to us through out the evening. Arron was so knowledge, attentive, with a great sense of humor and helpful. I have no reservations recommending the Kingfisher Restaurant.

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vipLFSSeattle
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I wasn't expecting a buffet, so I was disappointed when we arrived. In addition, the dining room is quite large and open, so the noise level was high. It also wasn't the "romantic" dining venue I expected. That said, it was quite family-friendly, and the quality of the food was quite good.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We had called 6 days in advance for 8pm; got there they had us in the book for 8pm table of 4, we got seated at 9:10 PM. Order are food, 10 min later, got out food 5 min before 10 pm....they had low staff for the average amount of customers in my opinion. Food was cold, and just not a good night for me and my family

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PattyfromPA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was wonderful love the station type dining food was top-notch five-star dining

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vipWebbH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic anniversary dinner at Kingfisher this week. The buffet-style service was a little unusual but our waiter, Hans was very thorough in explaining the evenings buffet selections, food preparation, and answered any questions we had. Hans used to work at the Kent Stowell restaurants in Seattle but relocated to the Leavenworth area for the slower pace. Great waiter! You've never seen a salad bar like this. One of the salads was a very unique seaweed and squid combination that was fantastic. And the miso soup prepared by sous chef Ryan was subtle and very flavorful without being too salty. There were options for a meat entrée, fish (salmon) and vegetarian. I've had better salmon but the steak was very tender (prepared medium) was and complemented with a great horseradish sauce.
Overall our meal was excellent. I highly recommend Kingfisher at Sleeping Lady in Icicle Canyon/Leavenworth.

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KatherineBfb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and provided exceptional customer service throughout the meal. The meal was great but I did not care for the mango salsa on the wonderful pork roast. Had to limit myself to 2 desserts.

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JefffromSteilacoom
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Well worth the expense.

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vipLeavenworthLocal
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at Kingfisher is outstanding. Only Mana and Watershed in Leavenworth are on same plane food-wise. Yet Kingfisher is not well known as it is on the grounds of the Sleeping Lady Resort about 3 miles out of town. It is primarily the dining room for guests at the resort, but making an Open Table reservation will get you in without being a resort guest.

The dining room is beautiful, with a lodgy ambience and overlooks the Icicle River flowing nearby. The quirky part is that the food is served buffet style. You will have a friendly local as your server, but will serve yourself at the salad, main course and dessert stations. But this is the best buffet food you will ever have -- gourmet quality with lots of local ingredients, including vegetables and herbs grown in the one acre herb garden on the property (open to the public to walk through) Wine list is good, with a number of local selections included. Not as extensive as the list at Visconti's, but well-curated.

Prices are not cheap - the food is gourmet and you are eating at a resort property after all. But it is definitely worth heading out Icicle Road to try Kingfisher. One nice benefit is that the resort is generally less crowded than town - Kingfisher is a great alternative when the in-town restaurants are full.

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RichC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved the service from your friendly staff. From the servers to hostess to staff from the buffet line all seemed happy to help and happy to be part of the Kingfisher .

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Bill
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently good with a wondeful food selection and a lot of locally sourced food.

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Marathoner
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Given their advertisements and the hype we had heard we were disappointed. Self service or buffet style for everything except drinks. Food was OK but not great. Definitely not elegant dining!

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DevonC
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kingfisher Restaurant at Sleeping Lady Resort delivers an incredible buffet brunch, with delicious organic and local foods, friendly service and beautiful surroundings.

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vipLynn
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good experience to go with the ambience of Sleeping Lady Resort. The food is buffet style and includes vegetarian options. It is a bit pricey but worth staying on the property for dinner.

Our server was great: warm, personable and professional.

The view overlooking the Sleeping Lady herself and Icicle Creek, including the Chihuly art was great.

We ate at Kingfisher two nights in a row and were happy!

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vipmike
Portland
62 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The prime rib was excellent. A very peaceful location out in woods of western Washington. The buffet was nice but a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We reserved a table at 10am. Open Table accepted the reservation and we did not find out until we arrived about 10 minutes prior that they close at 10am. We barely had time to fill a plate before they whisked away the food. In fact my sister filled my plate because I stepped into the rest room and would have missed the hot food entirely.
That's ridiculous!! Open Table should not have accepted the reservation and Kingfisher should have called us to arrange earlier.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 2nd visit to the Kingfisher for brunch. When I found out halfway through the meal that it was only 20.00 per person, I was astounded. The food is quality, quality, quality! Service for drinks was fast and our attendant/server was so nice! We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A feast with incredible service and ambience

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kman
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We went to Kingfisher for a romantic brunch before attending the onsite spa for couples massages. When I made the reservations, it listed 10am as the "last seating" for the breakfast, which was served buffet style. Luckily we arrived 15 minutes early for our reserved time, because otherwise we wouldn't have gotten any food at all. They started clearing the buffet promptly at 10am and we missed out on getting to try many of the food options. Opentable should be aware of this, and change the "last seating" option to be at least 30 minutes before end of service. We also found that the quality of food that we were able to try was not much better than standard hotel breakfast buffet fare, and seemed to have declined considerably from other brunches and dinners I've enjoyed at the Kingfisher in the past. This was probably my 6th time eating here, and the first time I've left feeling disappointed.

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JohnM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful mixture of taste and texture. Enjoyed the variety of food offered. We were able to hold a normal conversation with feeling that neighboring tables were part of it. We will definitely return.

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Rae2
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Long walk to the restaurant from parking lot on an uneven dimly lit winding walk. And that's with a handicap parking card.
Restroom in bulding next to restaurant. The restaurant itself is nice, staff friendly. Food ok. Very expensive, and that's without wine.

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Minnie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Everything about the restaurant was a disappointment. The food was over cooked, the salad bar was not very good. They ran out of desserts. Only good thing was our waiter. The soft drink service was very good, wine came in a reasonable time, coffee was delivered as soon as we asked for it. Table clearing was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We made a reservation for 9am, their last seating, and the waitress informed us that all of the hot food was being pulled in the next 5 minutes. We raced over and were served the last bits of eggs and old bacon. Luckily the sausage was still good, but we were only given 1 small link. I understand not wanting to make too much food and be wasteful, but if they seat people for breakfast at 9, it's reasonable to expect that those guests will still have access to quality hot food. I had been looking forward to taking my husband out to the Sleeping Lady for years, so needless to say, we were both very disappointed.

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communic8r
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very positive experience. Our server, Jennifer, went beyond her responsibilities.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Kingfisher Restaurant. It is one of my favorites. I go there when in Leavenworth I always find time to dine there.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Leavenworth. Request Hans as your server.

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laural
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

we had a 5:30 reservation for dinner. arrived ten minutes prior and was told unceremoniously to go back outside and wait till they opened. we were then ushered out and the front door locked behind us.

we were finally let in and seated then find out dinner is served buffet style. the food was excellent but we were expecting a different dining experience for our anniversary.

be aware that the restaurant is quite a hike from the parking lot. I would not take anyone who has limited mobility.

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KarenH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our group numbered 12, varying in ages 2-88, and everyone was pleased with their meal; no mean feat. The staff was great and the service was efficient (buffet style so mostly we took care of our own needs). Kind of pricey but it worked for us for a large family gathering.

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vipJamieO
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been here several times and had such great experiances that it was natural that we wanted to come back for the great food and ambiance. This time was different. The service was the best thing about our nigt. The food was terrible. Swordfish was overcooked. Asparagus and morels were so salty. Potatoes were overcooked and mush. The rice in the vegetarian option was like minute rice- with a thai curry, should have been a good jasmie rice. The dessert selection was sparse and no additionals were brought out to replace the ones that were out. Overall, not sure we will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On our first visit the food was good and service was great. On our second visit the food was great and service still great. We had a party of six with one child and all were very happy with the meal and seating and service. There was a large selection of food items and all being tasty.

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