Barking Frog

4.7
3465 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.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service and very attentive. Food beyond excellent

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DA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amber was great as our server

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a
Seattle
72 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience during a nasty snow day. Made our triple birthday celebration lots of fun!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Rib eye steak was nothing special and desert was just ok.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to the frog for our anniversary and they had a handwritten note waiting on the table congratulating us. Our server was so sweet and helpful with the menu!!! We had a wonderful night!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

This one is tough. I did a business dinner and included my wife. We have enjoyed the restaurant several times in the past (out on the deck in the summer). Something was wrong with the kitchen this time. My entree was not edible because is had so much salt in the dish and was coated with a heavy dose of finishing salts. I ate less than half of it without much comment because I didn't want to seem high-maintenance for my business guests. I finished most of the short rib but could not stomache the seared ahi. It suffered from overheated oil when searing and was heavily coated in finishing salts that the much of the plate was inedible. When the plate was cleared, it was strange that no one even asked if I had an issue with the meal. I must say, it was the first time there when all of our plates were not spotless when cleared. The restaurant was very very busy, and it was quite loud with a couple of large parties that were a bit abnoxious. But the service was otherwise outstanding. I really appreciate how well the staff is trainined.... with exception, I guess, of how to recognize when there is a problem with someone's dish. At $150+ a head, this really needed to be better.

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RH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with knowledgeable and friendly staff

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Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This is the first time I got a salad that I have had before with mayo dressing. 3 shrimp ok on the crab . I am not sure if it was a new cheat but we always are so happy to visit for breakfast,lunch or dinner.
Please go back to your old style of dressing . Also it was my husband 71 birthday and we did not get a dessert to celebrate.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were superb.

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GG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Barking Frog is an exceptional restaurant, you are guaranteed a memorable experience. We most appreciated the manner in which our server paced our dinner. I am always reluctant to order all of my courses at the beginning of the meal because oftentimes dishes come out too quickly and the meal feels rushed. Our server gave us ample time between courses, we were able to savor every bite and enjoy some lovely wines as well. The food itself is some of the best in the northwest!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great to get together with friends

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

The food was excellent! Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. The server was good but serious and did not offer to refresh our coffee. It would be nice to have a changing table in the bathroom. There was enough room in the sink to change my baby’s diaper, so this was a non issue. But of course this meant limiting sink use for a few minutes. The bathroom is large enough that it could easily accommodate a changing table.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food, great service

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KK
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend

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d
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top notch restaurant and the food was outstanding. The price, however, was outrageous given the amount of food and wine we got. $300 for dinner for two is too much. We won't be able to return because of the price.

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Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for breakfast after staying a night at the Willows Lodge. The Barking Frog Native Northwest carving at the host desk represents abundance and tranquility. The food was better than expected. The huckleberry pancakes were light and fluffy and served with real maple syrup. Our server Christy was exceptional and attentive, anticipating our needs before we asked.

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g
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very pleasant evening and the food was great.

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove an hour and a half to go to the Barking Frog for lunch. It was worth it! Great atmosphere, Pleasent servers and delicious food.

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Y
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious ahi appetizer. Octopis was wonderful. Servise was great. Foccacio and butter went well with a glass of champagne. We dine often with you and will continue.

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P
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing food and wine. Phenomenal service. Tasting menu with wine pairing is well worth it -- the wine is always a great complement to each entree.

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really wonderful experience, exceptional cuisine and service indeed!

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g
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great. I like the vegetarian options that they have on the menu. I had a reservation but was taken to my table upon arrival even though I was early. I very much appreciated that.

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p
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic ambiance a stone's throw from the city. Wonderful wine country style decor that create as a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Really enjoyed two weekend dinner thanks to a dedicated, friendly staff who go out of their way to make the occasion memorable. The circular table around a large fire pit inside is very impressive. Bar seating for casual dining is a nice touch. Dishes are prepared with an emphasis on the flavor experience. I ordered vegetarian on purpose and both dishes, including cauliflower steak, were exquisitely prepared albeit that one was slightly uneven in serving temperature. If there's anything to avoid it would have to be the ahi and short rib. Barking Frog seems to have a long way to go with the beef portion of this dish. The menu offers a very balanced combination of main and shareable dishes. The wine list is comprehensive and offers something for everyone, including a bubbly sweet red (ask for the dessert wine list). Self-parking can be tight and that's why there's also valet.

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KH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a native north-westerner the brunch was exciting - both the huckleberry pancakes and the beignets with huckleberry cream cheese. (They were good the next day as well).

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M
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The frog is a completely reliable dining fixture in Woodinville, where restaurants have not even begun to keep pace with the explosion of winery’s and tasting rooms. The menu is short, with no thing tricksy or surprising. Portions are good. The service is consistently friendly, and reasonably prompt. How I wish the drip coffee could be brought up to the basic expectations of anyone in Seattle.

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DB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little gem in Woodinville, not too cheap but close to any good restaurant prices in the Eastside. Food selection nice and quite elegant, perfect restaurant for a special date or special anniversary...

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was absolutely amazing!! I can't remember her name but she had long blonde hair and is a vegetarian. Super friendly and accommodating and really pleasant!!! We loved our food and the wine was fantastic.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Ribeye stake was awful, order something else

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Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love coming here. Service is always good. Food is always good. My only comment is, someone care to open our bottle of wine that I ordered, not our server. I doubt she was the sommelier. She opened the bottle for my husband rather than me. Then she put the cork in front of him and put the bottle down. Did not offer a tasting pour to either of us so that we could ensure the bottle was acceptable (as in it was good and not corked in flavor). We then asked if she would decant the wine, which she did, and again no offer of a taste. Not sure what training is, but I think something was definitely missed. Other Than that our server was amazing and food good.

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CK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Also a special place to join friends. Had A wonderful breakfast and dinner during our stay.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jennifer Fowler was our Server, she was perfect in every way

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast

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MC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I expected a lot better from this place.

We went with the fixed course and our first two dishes were not very good.

My wife's main, the pork chop, was very good and my steak was just OK.

This place would not last a year in Portland, but gets by in Woodinville due to a captive audience and not much competition.

I guess tourists are not that choosy.

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the middle of Woodinville Wine Country, this is the best place to enjoy a wonderful lunch. Plenty of free parking, outstanding food and service. The menu has a variety of food to satisfy everyone.

Wine by the glass seemed a bit expensive, that's the only 4- out of 5-star that I give.

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MF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was absolutely blown away when our waitress came to the table as we were seated and commented on the fact that I was allergic to seafood. It had been months since I'd last been there and I was thoroughly impressed that they had a record of my dining preferences/needs from that previous visit and were able to identify that from my reservation. Definitely made me feel appreciated as a customer. As always, the food was exceptional - a great evening.

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SD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great choice for lunch while winery-hopping in Woodinville. Service is great, menu varied,prices reasonable.

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Barking Frog!! Everything was so good! The service, the food and the ambiance!

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent experience from exceptionally professional staff to the great tasting food. Only problem I had was the steak I ordered was largely just the chewy fatty pieces. Wine pairing was the best. Would recommend trying this place however!

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GJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant. Besides the Herbfarm next door (at 400 a plate) I don't think you can get better food outside of Seattle. Definitely Michelin star worthy if they gave them in the Seattle area. Everything they serve is a step above expectations. Went with our 4 year old daughter and they were very accommodating. Love this place.

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JG
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, food is wonderful and service is attentive. We always bring our own wine as we have usually been wine tasting. Always recommend.

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