Barking Frog

4.7
3549 reviews
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It's difficult to say what is most appealing about the Barking Frog - the food, the wine, the atmosphere. All of the above earned this casual bistro featuring country fresh Northwest cuisine rave reviews. Honors have included "Restaurant of the Year", "Most Innovative Wine List" and "Wine Grand Award" awards, presented by the Washington Wine Commission. Delectable dishes entice guests to linger in the light-filled dining room or to gather around the fireplace. While in the summer, lunch and dinner are served in the courtyard.

Wine tasting in Fireside Cellars - Many wineries are open for public tastings, others are not. However, there is one place where you can relax with friends and fellow guests to taste the finest that Woodinville Wine Country has to offer - Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge. Join us from 4PM-11PM Sunday-Thursday and 4PM-12AM Friday and Saturday.
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JB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most incredible time. Outstanding atmosphere. Excellent service. Delicious food. So fun seeing the kitchen. Friendly, professional staff. Visit here. Often!!

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SD
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch at Barking Frog. Out server gave us great food suggestions,we both had the prawn salad, I had the beet steak and my friend the lamb and both were delightful! One of my favorite lunch destinations!

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible and staff was very friendly and attentive. There is a rotating menu, but I had over the course of the meal pork belly, shrimp, and scallops all of which were incredible. Cannot wait to go back!

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d
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Seattle restaurant week. The food, service, and restaurant were all amazing. We'll definitely go back even when it's not Seattle restaurant week.

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Visited during Seattle Restaurant Week. Based on high ratings from about every website, expectations were high going in.

Service was friendly and attentive throughout. Food was above average for sure, but not off the charts, so it fell short of those lofty expectations.

Portion size was smaller than expected, perhaps in light of SRW set pricing.

Place is easy to find and the interior was modern style with seating comfortable with tables just far enough apart to maintain a little privacy. On a more crowded night, I suspect the noise level would be higher & privacy less likely.

Place was nice, food good, service great, just didn’t get to 5 stars. Tab for 2 including tax + tip was $100 and really don’t think that’s justified.

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L
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner during Seattle Restaurant Week. In the past, we have had lunch during this special event and have always been most impressed. This was our first dinner. Although it is still one of my favorite restaurants, I wasn't blown away this time like I have been in the past. Perhaps it was my choices, but my dinner wasn't exceptional -- very good, but not exceptional. I do believe, however, that The Barking Frog does give "more bang for the buck" during Seattle Restaurant Week. The portion sizes were perfect -- they did not skimp at all. I still love this restaurant.

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A
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy BF. This time it seemed like the kitchen was really slow. We were there early (2nd table seated) so I don't think that was it. Just between courses it was a long time. Food was good and company at the table was great. Just noting.

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WW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Barking Frog is a cut above the rest. Great food, great service and nice ambiance. Always a treat to have a meal here. Highly recommend!

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LI
Las Vegas
71 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An evening with friends... The service we received from Rochelle was excellent. We were attended to expeditiously upon arrival, then handled perfectly for the balance of the night... The lobster bisque was served/presented like it was fine art & it tasted amazing - best I’ve ever had.

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TM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Hanna was great and so was the food! Will definitely be back.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere.

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AD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had ravioli and qual appetizers - both were so delicious! Grilled octopus was excellent, had an extra side of potato dumplings - crispy and yammi. Nice desserts. Great, tasty food as usual! Highly recommend this place!

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J
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rochelle was our server, and she was incredibly effusive and warm! Would 110% recommend dining for special occasions or date night.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. I had ribeye with egg yolk raviolo. I love the raviolo. It is so delicious. I am not even sure how they make it, but i was the lucky recipient of the gem. For deset, we had creme brulee. It was good. Perfect finish to a beautiful meal.

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6
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I rejoiced at returning to the Barking Frog for Restaurant week to sample some tasty, fresh morsels of food. We loved the prawns, for which Barking Frog is known, and were handed the recipe! The fried beet and vegetable main offered was also extremely flavorful and delicious.. my husband added chicken to his! We always love the wine choices recommended by Jennifer and fresh bread.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait staff! Excellent food and wine. Will be going again.

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MR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant located in a beautiful area. Service was outstanding - great place for a romantic dinner.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The hostess was cold. I didn't feel welcome. However, the servers were nice and I really enjoyed my meal.

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KF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Fabulous lunch!
Great service, exceptional food and such a knowledgeable server.
Great experience! We

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was helpful and informative and very pleasant!

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WW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a superb lunch during Restaurant Week! Had the shrimp appetizer, bread basket and trout. Delicious - very attentive service.

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F
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this place. The serbkce, the punctuality, the food, the drinks, everything about it. I tend to try all servings brunch, lunch, dinner, etc.

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DW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Our food took over an hour to arrive.

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SV
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overpriced - food not that unique. Experience didn’t feel that special for the price.

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F
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! They were able to accommodate my food intolerances and I was so appreciative. I would absolutely come again and bring more of my friends. Thank you!

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F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and wine! Had a wonderful time. Attention to detail of the food preparation to look and taste yummy. Highly recommend.

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was spectacular, ambience was the same. Food came quickly. Desert was spectacular. I think I impressed my wife on our 16th anniversary! 😁

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SR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food are outstanding - we had the tasting menu and each and every dish was unique, seasoned right on the spot and very delicious!
Great dining experience!

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JW
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The noise level is the hardest part of being in this restaurant
Otherwise - the menu was not very selective on a Sunday.
No salads to choose from.
food was good though.

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BS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Champagne brunch to celebrate!

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Z
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Unfortunately, they had no record of my Open Table reservation but I showed them my confirmation number and they were able to accommodate us.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Crab Benedict was one of the best ever. Mimosas were appropriately portioned (not too much juice). Celebrating my Birthday with my husband who had not been there before. Great service and nice touch with Birthday candle and chocolates at the end. Looking forward to next time.

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L
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Barking Frog was a wonderful experience from the cocktails (hibiscus margarita and Woodinville whiskey sidecar), to Phil’s fried chicken sandwich and the Dungeness crab and bacon wrapped prawn Cobb salad, as they were all exquisite. We have been there for lunch multiple times and they never fail to disappoint with the quality of their food selections. Also, and to be mentioned, their staff is first class and is very knowledgeable about the menu items. This feature has not wavered over the many years of dining there. And especially during the late spring and summer months, the grounds surrounding the Willows Lodge are so lovely to explore after a delightful lunch.

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DG
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The server forgot the bread until we were being served the soup and salads. Service seemed slow, though the server was friendly when she was around. Food was excellent. Wine suggestion was only fair, needed to be mellower to fit with the meal. All in all, a nice experience.

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M
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated birthdays at a lovely lunch recently. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We had so much fun in a lovely setting, surrounded by other happy diners, and were treated like royalty. Thank you so much for making the celebrations just that much better.

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BR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of this restaurant is so inviting and warm. You can hear each other really well which makes dinner nicer as you can hear each other. The lobster bisque is not only beautiful pleasing to the eye but is so tasty. The food is so fresh. I would be remiss if I didn't comment on the service. Oh my goodness. They are so attentive and friendly and were so accommodating to asking the chef questions to address the food sensitivities in the group. Such a beautiful restaurant with great food and service.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hannah our server is always the best and I can’t say enough amazing things about Jack (busser). He is beyond helpful, full of charisma and definitely deserves a promotion up to server :)!

Thank you,

Jessica, Dino & Teagan (Lamela)

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J
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to The Barking Frog was excellent. Food and service was excellent. The table location was very nice. The noise level was high. My only suggestion is for the restaurant is to do something to tone down noise level.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was exceptional this time. They were able to adjust both dishes to our liking and did not disappoint. Recommend the burrito without the tortilla, it turns out more like a frittata and is delish. Also had the skillet which was excellent. The waite staff is always courteous and attentive. The noise level is always an issue especailly when there are large groups, which is always. Thank you so much for the great experience.

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RN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We like coming there in general. Our waitress had served us in the past and she is just the best! so pleasant, helpful, cheerful! She is one I feel very good about leaving my gratuity.

We are saddened the little bread loafs had been dropped, they were something we looked forward to and in our opinion, a very poor management decision but then there must be some reason you all found value in do this, to bad as the customer loses out on something special.

R Nelson

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