Thanksgiving at Salishan Resort
ta cost of $65 per person, our expectations for the Thanksgiving meal were dashed. The food was served in buffet style. The food was cold - cold meat, cold potatoes, cold vegetables. The line to get into the table area was long and slow. While the servers were friendly, it didn't make up for the poor food. Definitely not worth $65 per person. Will never do Thanksgiving meal at Salishan in the future. This was not in keeping with the resort's reputation of a higher quality experience.
I understand that it is hard to set up a buffet for a holiday, but I expected so much more for $65+20% gratuity per person. I didn't see the menu prior to my reservation and I thought it was my only option to eat at. The buffet was set up in a ballroom and we had to get our own alcoholic beverages. My reservation was for the last time seated, so the buffet table was messy and half empty. I did like the green salad with beets and the salmon dish. The dessert table was underwhelming with mushy apple and pumpkin pies. There were no petit fours to taste by the time I was ready for dessert. Overall the food was ordinary and not worthy of the price. I wish I did better research to find a place for a Thanksgiving meal. My stay at the resort itself was great, just avoid the buffet.
I was disappointed that the meal was served in a banquet room. The table settings did not evoke a special day. When we booked this I thought the meal would be in the hotel’s restaurant with table service and beautiful views, it was in a large hall with no windows. The service was less than awesome. While the quality of the food was outstanding! For the $65 per head meal plus automatic 20% gratuity. I expected more in terms of service and ambiance. (Another drawback, the desert table was wiped out by the time my family was seated, while the main courses were spot on, the leftover desserts were pathetic)
We eat regularly at Salishan because we own a house on the coast close by. We did not know that this meal was going to be served in a large noisy ballroom. The food was pretty good, but for $65.00 per person and a $40.00 gratuity it was way too expensive. I thought we would have a nicer quiet Thanksgiving meal inside a real restaurant.
This was our first time......food was absolutely delicious. The turkey was so tender, and seasoned to perfection......the salmon blew us away with its freshness and flavor. All the side dishes were great. The whole staff was exceptionally friendly. Our only complaint was the price....$65.00 per person, plus they add on a 20% tip, non-negotiable.
A little steep for the middle class family. But you are getting a great Thanksgiving dinner, that is traditional. And 2 days later, I was wishing I could go back and fill up my plate one more time.
So yes, I would recommend the Salishan Thanksgiving buffet, if someone had never been before. But would I return again, now that I have been there? Probably not, just because of the price.
We were disappointed with the Thanksgiving buffet at Salishan. We expected a buffet befitting Salishan's reputation as one of the premier Oregon coast resorts. What we got was limited selection of the usual dishes with little creativity or originality. Quality was average at best. No attempt was made to provide any ambiance in the meeting room that was used for the buffet. The service, on the other hand, was terrific.
Wonderful food, good service. We had a nice time. Maybe slightly overpriced for the Oregon Coast?
The meal was incredibly over priced (65.00) for what was on the menu. The atmosphere was no different than that of an employment related conference type setting. Perhaps because the meal was served in a conference room.
We love attending the Thanksgiving buffet. The salmon was excellent but the turkey and dressing were very mediocre.
We seemed a little lost in the large room. A chocolate dessert, besides the excellent truffles would have
been nice. The soup was excellent.