Barking Frog

4.6
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3814 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Northwest
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

This year you'll enjoy a very special Thanksgiving tasting menu that is anything but ordinary - inspired by the bountiful Autumn harvest. For menu details please visit our website https://www.willowslodge.com/ or call us at 425-424-2999

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday with Barking Frog! In addition to our winter menu we will be offering seasonal holdiay offerings. For menu details please visit our website https://www.willowslodge.com/ or call us at 425-424-2999

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday with Barking Frog! In addition to our winter menu we will be offering seasonal holdiay offerings. For menu details please visit our website https://www.willowslodge.com/ or call us at 425-424-2999

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to ring in the New year with us at Barking Frog. We are offering a very special set tasting menu. Please let us know if you have allergies or dietary restrictions. For menu details and pricing please visit our website https://www.willowslodge.com/ or call us at 425-424-2999

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3814 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and staff were really accommodating and made sure we had a wonderful experience. The wine selection and drinks were excellent.

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Met family for a meal.

RQ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in, until the time we left everything about the Barking Frog was top notch (especially the food).

Started with Champagne and a dozen oysters with the assortments of fresh baked bread. The mignonette was exceptional and paired perfectly with the oysters! The bread was also delicious with their truffle butter.

Next, we had the yellowtail crudo. Was a good size and a nice transition from the oysters. The sunonomo cucumbers added a nice texture to the fish and was really flavorful.

Then, had the pan fried brussels sprouts and a side of the egg yolk ravioli & house sausage which were all to die for! The ravioli side was one ravioli which was perfect as a side since it is pretty big. Brussels sprouts were crispy and flavorful with the pancetta and the onion ring. We kept on going back and forth which was better bite after bite.

We then split the muscovy duck breast. I'm going to be dreaming of that duck for the rest of my life. Perfectly cooked and paired exceptionally well with the gnocchi. All of the flavors worked so well with everything and couldn't stop closing my eyes to further take it all in.

All in all, had such a great experience here. The service was impeccable and very detail oriented and swapped out our plates whenever something new came to the table. This restaurant continues to impress me and cant wait to go back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the first plates were amazing. It's worth coming just for that

l
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. You can always expect a great meal here.

PR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food; the gran marnier prawns were yummy as usual and the squash risotto was tasty too!

WW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, service and setting!
Unfortunately hard to hear my dining partner.

SK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and service in a beautiful setting. Staff was very attentive and accommodating. 5 stars!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner during Seattle Restaurant week. The selections were delicious and wine pairing was perfect.

c
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

wonderful food.. service a bit slow but perhaps di=ue to restaurant week

G
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there enjoying their offering for the Restaurant Week menu. Food was excellent! The staff was very friendly!

AT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Seattle Restaurant Week menu selections were very limited and portions sizes were microscopic compared to normal dish sizes. I left the restaurant hungry. Wish they would rather not participate in the program.

ST
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good date spot, nice ambiance

k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to last, just a tremendous experience. The food was delicious, thoughtful, and impeccably plated, our server, Kimmy, was knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely welcoming. I can't wait to go back.

D
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for the special restaurant week dinner. Food was good and overall enjoyed. A bit on the noisy side however if looking for intimate this is not the place. Beautiful grounds.

KH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambience were excellent. Food was delicious but a bit rich for our tastes: a lot of butter/cream. We did a wine pairing w our meal which was fun and not something we normally do. Dessert was my favorite part :-o. The overall experience is nice!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome
Great food
Good sharing

LC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jennifer is a great server and the bloody Mary’s are VERY good !!

AS
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday! Nice ambiance for Fall Brunch.

IS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Barking frog was terrible. I ordered a squash salad and it barely had any squash on it,
Mostly just baby arugula. The dressing was supposed to be a creme fraiche vinaigrette but it was basically just dollops of creme fraiche that didn’t spread to the rest of the salad and clumped up. So, ostensibly, my “salad” was a bunch of baby arugla with creme fraiche on top of it. I was really disappointed because I have wanted to go there for a long time and it was not good at all. I got a squash soup to replace my salad and that was very thick and not good either.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early breakfast and the food and service was excellent. Very enjoyable experience.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Super cute location and very good vibe! Love the big wine bottles and the cool fire place in the middle. Every server was super respectful and patient and our main waiter gave really good recommendations on everything. We even got a card signed by the whole staff cause it was our anniversary!! Super nice touch that neither of us saw coming :) The food was also fantastic and filling but not like it put us in food comas! It’s a bit in the sticks but I would recommended to a friend and also go back if the opportunity presented itself. 💕

s
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visited during Seattle Restaurant Week, Halloween actually, and it seems as if other couples had a similar idea. It was a lovely night out and we'd highly recommend this place to any couple looking for a fabulous date night out.

m
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This location is very nice and the food is great as well. The additional wine sampling for Seattle Restaurant Week was a great addition to our meal. I really like that that option.

CC
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at Barking Frog. The service and food were incredible. I had the grand mariner prawns and the ruby trout. Both were delicious and I will be sure to come back again. The rest of my party also enjoyed their food.

PG
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was perhaps one of the better restaurant meals I've had in a while. The wine pairing was also excellent. 4 stars instead of 5 only because both the desserts we ordered were a little on the dry side. (They weren't overcooked, just need to be a bit more moist.)

SR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

RR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit to Barking Frog and each experience has consistently outshone the previous. The food, ambience and the tastefully curated wine pairing make this my go to for Anniversaries.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I neglected to include my dining companion's dietary restrictions in our order. The staff was beyond accomodating, and while I dine all around the greater Seattle area, I have yet to find service that has surpassed my experiences both at the Barking Frog as well as the Willows Lodge!

HE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

If you visit the wineries, Barking Frog is a good restaurant for brunch.

KM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Barking Frog is wonderful, I've never had a bad meal there, and I visit often. This is my first time on a Sunday and I did notice a significant reduction in quantity on my favorite item, the bacon wrapped shrimp and crab cobb salad, with no reflection in the price. Not sure if that's just a Sunday brunch thing or what but we all commented on it. Otherwise, everything was up to the standard I've come to expect.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The grass fed beef in the burger was dry and tough.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience was top notch - from the moment we got to the hotel lobby, they were all over making our experience enjoyable! The staff was friendly, excited and pleasant to dine with (we noticed about 5 other couples that were celebrating an anniversary like us, but they made everyone feel special which we both thought was great! This place was awesome and I will definitely be back and recommend to friends!

We had the following and they were amazing!
Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts - pancetta/hand torn crouton/fried onion ring parmesan cream sauce.
Nothing out of this world, but totally delicious!
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras - sweet onion beignet/plum mostarda/créme fraîche
This was a unique way as it was seared and not a smear - very tasty!
Denali's House Made Pasta - I can't remember the specifics, but this was AMAZING - 10 out of 10 stars!
Jerad recommended adding the house sausage and that was the BEST advice - absolutely amazing.
16 Oz Beef Ribeye - grilled broccolini/parsnip-potato purée veal demi glace/bone marrow foam
The broccolini/parsnip-potato puree and demi glavce bone marrow foam were unreal! The ribeye
itself was mediocre at best, especially at that price point.

Overall, GREAT EXPERIENCE and highly recommend!

PK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Ladies lunch day. Rather noisy for lunch, but food and service were great, although a bit overpriced for lunch.

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had the pleasure of attending the Barking Frog 10/20/2019 for dinner (reservation at 8pm with my partner for our joint birthday as a treat. I have eaten at the Barking Frog about 4 times over the years & sadly this occasion was very disappointing for the following reasons!
I ordered the Mediterranean Octopus which was tough & in my opinion was over cooked! I pointed this out to our server (jarard) who replied "interesting, i will let the kitchen know" & would i like another? which i replied "No thank you i have lost my appetite. we both then had desert paid $246.40 with $20.00 cash tip & left.
At no point did any manager or anybody follow my complaint up! maybe The Barking Frog customer complaints is left with the server, but i expected more from the Barking Frog!

OT
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have noticed that the breakfast food is not uniformly hot when it arrives at the table. The servers consistently warn of of “ hot plates” but the last few visits, it’s really only the eggs that are hot and everything else (bacon, potatoes and toast) are warm at best. The food takes a long time to arrive, which would be fine if all of the food was hot.

MA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so welcoming and accommodating. We were there for hours enjoying our food and conversation with friends. The staff never made us feel like we had overstayed. Wonderful food and ambience.

A
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my friend for her birthday and it was lovely. We really enjoyed everything. We are planning on going again soon

j
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Here for a birthday brunch.