About Kingfisher Restaurant & Wine Bar at Sleeping Lady
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.
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Northwest, Organic, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, Saturday, Sunday and select peak periods: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM;
Dinner: Daily 5:30 - 8:00 PM, with extended hours to 8:30 PM on Friday, Saturday and holidays.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From Leavenworth, turn left on Icicle Road (just before milepost 99) and travel approximately 2.5 miles, passing the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Turn left into Sleeping Lady. Our parking lot is on your right just past O'Grady's Pantry and Mercantile.
Stops A Coulomb Tech CT2103 charging station is available to overnight guests of the resort on a complimentary basis. Visitors to the local area are also able to use the station, with a reservation via a special ChargePass™ card for a nominal fee of $1 per hour.
Private Party Facilities:
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort - A Destination Like No Other!
Private Party Contact:
Michael Molohon: (855) 644-0450
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Breakfast and the Opera, Easter Brunch, Mother's Day Brunch, Local Harvest Dinner, Thanksgiving Dinner. Christmas Dinner, Christmas Eve Dinner and New Year's Eve Dinner.
Kingfisher Restaurant & Wine Bar at Sleeping Lady Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Firstly We had a hard time finding this place, or gps took us somewhere else. We eventually found is nestled within a resort type area. We went during the buffet, it was pretty late, the place was nearly empty which was sort of a bummer. There was a more beautiful part of the restaurant but they sat everyone in a dark corner of the establishment entirely away from the pictures I saw, which was why I booked the reservation in the first place. All the chairs were stacked in the nicer part like they shut it down later I suppose. The food however was good, the desert options amazing. I am vegetarian and I was able to find decent options too.
We celebrated our 30th Anniversary with a weekend in Leavenworth. We also met my wife's brother and his wife who were spending their 40th Anniversary. I wanted to make it a special dinner for the both of us. I searched the internet for a restaurant to fit the occasion. I was impressed with the reviews that I located on the web for the King Fisher. We weren't disappointed. The food was fabulous and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable in regards to what was being served, the wine list and even saw to it that we both received a special dessert for the occasion. I would highly recommend this dining experience to anyone who loves good food and a rustic atmosphere. We will definitely return.
I hadn't been to Kingfisher for several years, and looked forward to the buffet. Perhaps because it was after the holidays and the crowd was smaller (I couldn't get a reservation until after Jan 3) there seemed to be fewer offerings in their usually massive spread. The food was very good but the $42 price point probably means I'll only come back for a very special occasion. The server was warm and welcoming, and the ambiance very lodge-y. I've been to better buffets for less, but hey, this is Leavenworth.
Had the privilege of spending the weekend in Leavenworth for my sisters bachelorette party. Since large groups are usually hard to plan eating arrangements for I was excited to see that this restaurant had a seating of up to 8 option. So we snagged a 10am reservation. Upon arriving we quickly learned their Buffett is pulled at 10:05am. Such a waste of a half an hour of my life to drive out there and back! And when I asked the hostess why they would allow a 10am reservation if their food is pulled at 10:05 she said oh yea that happens sometimes...
We have eaten at Kingfisher several times. The food can be wonderful sometimes and disappointing at others. On Sunday, the food was disappointing. The swordfish was dry and somewhat tough. The vegetarian entre, felafal, was too spicy and very dry, with no sauce to go with it. In general, Kingfisher does not put much effort into its vegetarian entres. The salad bar and desserts were good. The setting is beautiful.
Its' not really a buffet and not really a restaurant. You don't actually have any choice for main entry: it's one and only choice and everybody is getting the same. The price of $42 seems a little too big for such choice. And they are trying to put as small amount as possible on your plate. Salad bar is good, though... Desert choice is poor. Service is poor. We got 1 tiny piece of butter with 2 bans that were cold. We ordered 2 glasses of vine and got glasses filled by 1/4. The food became cold very soon, probably they should have bother to warm plates...There were many such small things that just created disappointment. Overall we got impression that they were trying to save money just everywhere, not to provide clients with great service.
The Kingfisher is well known for their food and their fixed menu had some really interesting items to try. They have a "buffet" style fixed menu and some of the food was good, some was great and some was ok. Overall, I was a little underwhelmed by the food but enjoyed the meal overall. The salad was really good, the best blue cheese I have ever tried. The desserts were ok....a bit of a let down. They had an artichoke soup that was divine!
Our server was very helpful and responsive to our needs. Something was off though when the server had to apologize in advance that the cooks may not be at the meat and potatoes counter to serve your dinner when you go for your food.
Sure enough when I went to get some of the steak; I had to wait to find a cook to be served any of it. I found this disappointing. Overall the steak and swordfish were not bad but I had come in with higher expectations.
The selection of fruit was great and everyone enjoyed that. The other deserts - while there where plenty of them, tasted as if out of a box.
There was a toy box for kids to pull out an item to bring to the table. This was nice to have to provide another piece of entertainment for my kids - nice family touch.
The price was surprising high - I have taken my family of 6 to many restaurants where I thought the food was better and never had to end up paying ~160 dollars (not including tip).
We arrived for our reservation on a cold and rainy night during the first week in November. This is the slack period in Leavenworth before the Christmas Crush begins and Kingfisher was almost empty. There was one server/host/bartender who greeted us warmly and seated us before a blazing fireplace. She took our order for drinks (and made them) and invited us to use the soup bar (clam chowder was great) and the salad bar (fresh and extensive) before taking our order. The menu had been dispensed with and it was steak or scallops (or both or any combination that your liked). It was a free style evening. We had a great meal and really enjoyed our evening.
We enjoyed two meals here while staying at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. Both meals were excellent. First meal was dinner and we enjoyed every course from the variety on The salad bar to the great pumpkin soup, entrees to the amazing desert. Second meal was breakfast and also wonderful.
The food was very tasty and there was a good variety. The service was great. Everyone in our party had a good time and also enjoyed going out to the deck and river after breakfast. Beautiful setting for all to enjoy. My grandson loved the colorful salmon sculptures and the C. glass sculpture. Thanks for sending a cart to take some of the ladies back to their cars.
My husband and I were in Leavenworth to see a simulcast at the Snowy Owl Theater. It started at 7 pm, and the Kingfisher didn't open until 5:30. We were a bit concerned but needn't have been. We were able to time our own courses and were at the theater 10 minutes early. We had an outdoor table which only added to the ambiance. The wine list and food at this buffet were first-class; the best part was that we could taste any dish that had been prepared. The night's choices were a skirt steak, cooked to perfection and served with what tasted like a Bearnaise sauce. There was also a delicious cod which was served with a chimichurri sauce. An amazing array of scrumptious salads and desserts were.equally well-prepared. Definitely a must try!
For a special occasion, this is a great place to go. My boys loved the lamb and I love the salad bar. Sad that the fish (halibut) was a bit dry, and that they ran out of trout.
It seems that there are always conferences here- I need to find conferences like these so I can eat here more often.
The food was of high quality for a buffet type dinner. Much higher quality than say a Las Vegas buffet although less options. Both the salad bar and dessert tables were excellent. Mac and cheese and soup were fine. Mahi Mahi and vegetable dish were very well done. Beef dish was a little cool. We'll be there again.
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