The Dining Room at Sun Mountain Lodge

3.7
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Dining Room at Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, Washington serves American cuisine in an upscale atmosphere. As well as, we have open seating, no reservations required in the Sun Mountain Lodge Bar daily from 11:30 AM -9:00 PM.
A reverence for creating delicious food underscores every aspect of the dining experience at Sun Mountain Lodge. Respect for our outstanding community of growers and producers and a commitment to farm-to-table freshness has yielded award-winning accolades from the food industry, press, and most importantly, our guests.


•AAA Four Diamond Award for Dining for 28
years standing
•Proud recipient of Restaurant of the Year Award, Washington Wine Commission
•Uncompromising Culinary Excellence
•Commitment to Sustainable Food Practices

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3.7based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.4
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KK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very limited menu choices, daily special spinach salad was boring, bland, tiny for 10.00 and only a couple leaves of spinach and 1/2 hard boiled egg. Very disappointed. Ruben sandwich was also lack luster, bread not toasted properly or not at all, skimpy on kruat and cheese, so mostly bread and meat , dressing also minimal. I will not eat here again

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Responded on March 10, 2020

I am sorry to hear that you felt that way. I wish I would have gotten the opportunity to speak with you while you were here. I hope you have made it safely back to San Fran!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Though all of the food I ordered tasted great the Pork Medallions I ordered were actually pork chops that were a bit overcooked.

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Responded on February 23, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Pork Medallions. I will be sure to pass this on to our Chef. I'm glad the over all experience was wonderful though. We hope to see you again soon for more seasonal selections from our "Fresh Sheets". Cheers!

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and tasty food. My glass of wine was supposed to be 6 ounces and it was mire like 4oz.

The Dining Room at Sun Mountain Lodge
Responded on February 23, 2020

Hello, Lisa! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the service and food. I will be sure to keep an eye out that everyone is using our measuring carafes correctly. My name is Allison, come see me on your next visit!

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SA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The SunMountain Lodge's dinig room offers beautiful views out over the Methow Valley. The food is every bit the equal of the view - superb! And very thoughtful wait staff.

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Responded on February 23, 2020

We are so happy that you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience with us! We are blessed to work at such a wonderful place and share our love with our guests. Thank you for the 5 Stars and we will be looking forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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S
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff, good menu with a variety of options, nice atmosphere. Recommend!

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Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review. I will be sure to share this with our staff. After all, it's why we do what we do.

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JC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had high hopes for our dining experience here, actually dining two nights in a row as we were staying at the lodge. However, both nights I was disappointed in the portions for the price as well as the service. Without the option to order a starter size salad, my husband ordered a Caesar salad to begin his meal prior to his crab gnocchi. His salad was very large. Mine, the crab Louie from the lunch menu, had virtually no lettuce & was missing half of what was supposed to be in it. The next night, wanting a large salad, I planned on ordering a Caesar and adding chicken to it. Well, take note, if you add anything to your salad, you will forfeit some of the lettuce in exchange, even though you are still paying for it! To top it off I ended up with fish on my salad instead of chicken! Our food was very flavorful, but I would have gladly sacrificed the artsy presentation on my plate for more of the delicious food, especially being in the lodge with no services around for later!

The Dining Room at Sun Mountain Lodge
Responded on February 20, 2020

I am sorry that these mistakes were made during your stay. I will speak with the service staff on maintaining our standards under all circumstances. While I don't doubt that your Caesar was as you described, I can promise that is not at the direction of our Chef. As disappointed as I am to hear about your experience, I truly appreciate the feedback so that we can direct our attentions where they are most needed.

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RG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We ate breakfast twice there and they were excellent. Dinner was awful - too salt, burned bread for the Mediterranean melt sandwich with rubbery eggplants inside. Reuben sandwich was the worst I’ve ever had. Everything was less than satisfactory for a fine dining place.

The Dining Room at Sun Mountain Lodge
Responded on February 20, 2020

Sorry to hear about your experience. If you are willing to give us another chance to show you how we truly do things, please let me know.

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T
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed the dinner and atmosphere at the sun mountain restaurant. It was a bonus to have a wine representative at the dinner and also earlier in the afternoon at the wine tasting. We enjoyed meeting and talking with the restaurant’s food and beverage manager when she stopped by our table - A first class event!

The Dining Room at Sun Mountain Lodge
Responded on February 20, 2020

I am so glad you were able to share in this evening and had such a wonderful time. Mya from Tildio winery is an amazing woman full of life and knowledge. We are working on a schedule to have such an event once a month. Please check back in with us before you plan your next trip! I am looking forward to seeing you again. -Allison "F&B Manager"

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CR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff in the dining room were wonderful! We very much enjoyed our dinner there and will definitely be going back.

The Dining Room at Sun Mountain Lodge
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share these kind words, it means more than you may know! We are so looking forward to seeing you again, it was such a pleasure meeting you.

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W
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

New Years breakfast

W
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

NY eve. Not near as good as I remember. Prefix menu with zero vegetables or fresh food. Too much money too much meat.

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Responded on January 3, 2020

I am sorry to hear you were not please with the Prime Rib, Lobster or Lamb options. I have reached out privately with my contact information in hopes of better understanding how we can better meet your desires next time.

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ST
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Not after our recent meal. Perhaps dining on the night before New Year's Eve is a poor choice, although it was just fine last year. Not good this year: The food - except for the apple pie - was really mediocre. And I do not often write reviews...

The Dining Room at Sun Mountain Lodge
Responded on January 3, 2020

I am sorry to hear about your experience. I have reached out privately with my contact information to hear more about what you would like to see in the future. We are always striving to meet all of our guest's expectations and your feedback is crucial in doing so. Thank you.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the Methow Nordic Ski Camp and then stayed one extra night at Sun Mountain Lodge, so we thought we’d treat ourselves to an extra nice dinner to celebrate. We were not disappointed! Lovely atmosphere in a rustic mountain setting, wonderful service with knowledgeable servers and very kind staff from start to finish. Our dinners were excellent (we both ordered steak) from start to finish. A great way to end our stay in the Methow Valley!

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Responded on January 3, 2020

I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us during your stay! We strive for excellence at every turn. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

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EL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The Sun Mountain salad was excellent. Don’t order the chicken and dumplings, it was waaay over seasoned and so salty I had to ask for a separate plate to put the chicken on so I could get the sauce off of it to eat something. The dumplings were too salty to eat. I really think they should have offered to bring me something else. All they said was that they would tell the chef. Wow...

KE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waitress continuously forgot to bring items (beverages, more hot water for tea) I’m guessing g she forgot to put our dinner order in because we were there an hour and a half before being served. Then she forgot to give us our leftovers

BA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from the dining room is amazing and adds to the comfortable and relaxing ambience. Two diners, both had different steak dishes from the menu, both cooked perfectly to order. We finished with outstanding desserts, which are made on the premises. Definitely will dine here on our next trip to Winthrop.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lodge and dining room. We were served by Kevin and he was excellent!!! Food was amazing and well portioned.

CN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our autumn weekend trips to Winthrop and the Sun Mountain Lodge, and the Dining Room is always a great experience, both for brunch or dinner. Not only is the view stunning, but the food and service is great, too. For dinner, I would recommend booking a table an hour before sunset, if possible, so that you can see the changing sunlight on the mountains.

CH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

This is a gorgeous lodge, in a spectacular place. We ate at the bar and the main dining room, which
Both offered the same menu. Our servers were super nice but slow. Our meals were average and a bit cold.

CD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, view was incredible and service was fast and was not intrusive.

ST
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful anniversary dinner! The wine list was extensive, and the filet was melt in your mouth delicious. Outstanding service as well. Highly recommend!

JM
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and setting for dinner after a full day of outdoor fun and to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The chicken curry soup really IS that good... the pineapple currant chutney in the ingredients make this outstanding. If you love mushrooms, the mushroom strudel is a must... paired with the "meatloaf" wellington and you have a savory gastronomic delight. The mash potatoes are buttery melt in your mouth with baby carrots as excellent accompaniments. The steak frites -- the New York strip is excellent, but less fries and add some veggies would be a great improvement. The Bordeaux demi glace on both steak and wellington is yummy. The individual apple pie is a perfect finish!
Our waiter, Anthony, was the best compliment to a memorable dining experience.

BH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chefs have mastered sauces (Bernaise on filet), soups (deep subtle complex chowder), dressings (Caesar on salad), and properly cooking a thick steak med.rare. The service was casually indulgent.
The quality of the food was excellent and ripe.
And — the views are grand, but you’ve been looking at them all the time you are at the Lodge.

The only issue was undercooked little carrots — the main Chef had gone home and the understudy
should have checked instead of serving (raw and warm instead of slightly al dente).

KG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

SunMountain Lodge Dinning Room felt welcoming and our waitress was very nice. We had reservation and we got our table by the window so the view was amazing. There were few people in the restaurant that time so it didn't feel noisy. We got the curry soup to start with and it was surprisingly delicious. The mac and cheese pasta was also good and I enjoyed my sweet margarita drink but didn't like the sun mountain salad. My only and big disappointment was the day's special farm to table clam and shrimp bake which I ordered to have it packed to go so I could take it with me to the room. I should have opened the box in the restaurant but when I opened it in my room, all i could see was one shrimp, few clams and some nasty looking water on the bottom. I tried the shrimp and the smell was so bad that i threw it away, and this item was the most expensive item on our bill.

TG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Love Sun Mountain. Have come many times for the view and incredible food. Started in the lounge with apps and outside view. This part was great! Moved into dining room for dinner and ordered the short rib skewers. These were nothing but chunks of fat. Really not edible. The cheddar grits and turnips and carrots were really good but the meat was really awful. So sad, we were really excited to come back and everything else was amazing. Maybe just a bad call on the short ribs

JZ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef Tyler, is amazing in both his creativity & presentation of the menu choices! We loved our 4 course dinners- they were delicious! The service was impeccable & the view was incredible as well. We will definitely be back & highly recommend Dining at the Sun Mountain Lodge!

JC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had reservations at 8 pm Requested a window seat.
Didn’t get to table until 8:30
Too dark to see outside.

JB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Can't beat the view here. The house salad is one of the best salads I have ever had, and most of my companions liked their entrees, but my pasta was far too salty. Service was a bit leisurely but attentive.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Beautiful view. Food not bad, but nothing special. Pricy. Service okay.

v
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

All in all it was very nice. The ambience was nice. the view of the Methow Valley was amazing. Our waiter, Anthony, was great. He was very friendly, but not obsequious. I asked him to recommend a wine for my meal, and it was an excellent choice. I ordered a steak. It was the $48 steak and I was really hoping for something great. I hesitate to criticize the chef. It was not a superb cut of meat. I have made better steaks from $12.95 per pound rib eyes at Safeway. The sauce was great. The mashed potatoes were great. The carotes were great. But including tip, for two, I spent $150. I wanted a better steak.
Did I say the flourless chocolate cake was great?

OT
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed two breakfasts and two dinners in the dining room. All of our servers were very good, efficient and friendly. Food was good, no complaints.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class food, service, and the best location in the North Cascades!

KF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The service was very good and the food was excellent, especially the steelhead. It was moist, tender, and delicious. The poke was very fresh, tasty and well seasoned. We were caught in a torrential thunderstorm on our way from the lower parking lot so I was drenched from heavy rain. The dining area was air conditioned, of course so I was freezing during the meal. We had a terrific meal and look forward to a return trip. I would gladly recommend Sun Mountain Lodge to friends. Minus the rain of course.

VT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The meat-eaters in our party were happy with their food, but for us vegetarians, it was *really* disappointing. We got the vegetarian shepherds pie and the veggie burger as well as salads. All tasted like someone who didn't like vegetarians made them. Even the veggies on the salad, at the height of summer growing season, were tasteless. But the view and ambiance made it worth the stop. We enjoyed drinks on the patio before dinner, which was lovely. The garlic fries were fantastic. The ambiance would get 5 stars, but during a hot summer evening, the dining room was so cold, we had to find warm jackets and keep them on throughout dinner.

JV
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one dinner in the Dining Room and multiple breakfasts. The breakfasts were all above expectations in service and food.
Our dinner experience was excellent. The dining room is situated at the top of the hill with fantastic views of the Methow Valley. The menu had a very nice variety of locally sourced items at moderate process ($$$). Our service in the dining room was also excellent (thank you Payton). Overall our experience and recommendation would be easily 5 stars.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best view! The staff members were wonderful and took good care of us. There was an unfortunate situation where a very rude man chastised the waiter unnecessarily, but the staff handled it well and it did not distract from our experience.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with a spectacular view. Our waitstaff was fantastic, and we felt very well taken care of. And we so appreciated the nice touch of a Happy Anniversary note (in chocolate!) on our dessert! Very fine evening!

AT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food! The white King salmon was perfectly prepared and highly memorable! The Chef couple there is very friendly and highly skilled! The only thing that detracts from the dining room experience is that the wait staff generally isn’t polished. They may mostly be seasonal young workers? Very nice but not experienced.

GB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The view from the dining room was wonderful. The food was such a disappointment. Two of my friends had to send their dish back because it was way way way too salty. My chicken was very dry and lacked any flavor at all. The best thing about the dinner was the bread and butter. This place was one of the worst places I have ever dined. Not worth the scenic drive. Sorry but way over priced for such poor quality.

S
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They need to change their vibe. White table cloths etc. are outdated for the area and the lodge feel. Food was good but pricey.