Seven Glaciers

4.4
2084 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Seven Glaciers is Alyeska Resort’s AAA Four Diamond award winning mountain-top restaurant. Offering signature Alaskan entrees in an elegant atmosphere, the Seven Glaciers experience is extraordinary from start to finish. Your journey begins with a scenic aerial tram ride that takes you high above The Hotel Alyeska to 2,300 feet above sea level. From this mountain-top perch, Seven Glaciers is surrounded by nature from every direction. This means that every table features panoramic glacier and water views. Chef Aaron Apling-Gilman carefully crafts the Seven Glaciers menus with an emphasis on locally available produce, seafood, and game. With an attention to detail and a flair for the unexpected, Chef Aaron presents delectable Alaskan favorites with his own personal touch. Seven Glaciers boasts an award-winning wine list and a full bar to perfectly complement your meal. Please leave room for dessert--the Baked Alyeska cannot be missed.
What 2084 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything you could ask for, and in a spectacular location. A perfect scene for special and intimate occasions.

BD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique location with a breathtaking view. Both Salmon and Halibut are two outstanding dishes. Timely service, friendly people.
Overall well above average, great place!

AF
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. The service was a bit slow compared to previous visits especially, but the food more than made up for it.

EH
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Dinner was an endurance event with a lot of waiting. Took almost 2hours to get though dinner. We were not allowed to order appetizers and salads like most restaurants. Made us order everything at once but blamed the chef. I think he didnt want to be bothered with us. Waiter ignored us most of time and was very condescending
Waiter raved about wagyu beef filet. I ordered medium rare. Steak came well done. Cannot review dessert because we gave up after two hours. View and experience of going to dinner on air tram were amazing. Waiter and food were mediocre.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I was so looking forward our visit to Seven Glaciers, but it was such a disappointment. 2+ hours of waiting for a mediocre meal. The first disappointment of the night came when they were unable to fill my husband’s drink order from their cocktail list because of a missing ingredient.

Next, after nearly an hour wait for our appetizer, we were
sent a complementary amuse bouche of salmon pate, which was honestly the highlight of the meal. Lots of flavor.

Our appetizer of smoked salmon was a little bland and dry but probably would have been fine had we not had to wait nearly another hour for our entrees to come out.

It was an off day, and Girdwood had experienced a power outage earlier in the day but my husband saw other parties who rode the tram up with us waiting to come back down the mountain while he took our son outside for a break after another long wait for our entrees.

After nearly two hours of waiting, my husbands salmon entree and my crab legs came out. The salmon entree was good, the crab was well prepared but tepid. My salad came out a few minutes still after that

After such a long wait I thought perhaps we would at least been comped a round of drinks but instead we had a son barely avoiding a tantrum after 2+ hours on his best behavior and a full priced check.

The view was lovely and our waiter was personable and apologetic for the wait but our evening and money would have been better spent at one of the fine dining establishments in the area.

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We had to wait for service from getting wine to more water. Service was poor. We also had a reservation and were left waiting for the table despite showing up early. There was a mistake on our order that again took a long time to correct.

MG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with great views. The tram was breathtaking and dinner was a great place for a fancy date / anniversary / birthday.

T
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best view restaurant in south central Alaska. Our table was next to a window and we had a view of Turnagain Arm and the mountains to the west, north and east. The crab cakes are not to be missed. My wife and guest had seafood which was outstanding. I had the chicken and thoroughly enjoyed it. Baked Alaska followed. The waiter was unobtrusive and very accomplished at providing information about our choices. Seven Glaciers is worth the time and expense.

LP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was hot. I don’t mind hot and understand there is no AC in Alaska but open a window And maybe a fan... otherwise great experience. Good food and service.

DW
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view! Delicious seafood- oysters & crab. Steak tender & perfectly grilled. Scrumptious chocolate dessert. We lived it. Debra

w
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Loved every minute. Had a drink in the bar area with gorgeous views: then moved into the dining room. Wonderful wine list and rockfish was out standing. Also enjoyed fresh oysters and a fabulous crab bisque. Only wish it was closer. We don't live in Alaska and don't do winter, no skis or winter sports.

RB
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was amazing. Service was excellent and the food was delicious!

M
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

My main course did not taste well and not enough sauce for the rockfish. All the other food, appetizer and desert was fabulous.

m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our birthdays with dinner at Seven Glaciers. They accommodated our special dinner with a prime window seat. We watched sunset over the mountains The service was outstanding from drinks at the bar to the waiter and assistant always being available but not intrusive. The pace of the meal was great. Drinks were great at the bar and were refreshed in a timely manner. Our waiter, Marshall, was very informative about the menu and suggestions. We had the salmon and halibut which were very tasty and wonderfully prepared as well as shared a half order of king crab legs which were split and very easy to eat. All in all this was a wonderful night with a great view, great food and superb service.

J
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love celebrating my special occasions at the Seven Glacier Restaurant. I came here several times to celebrate my family member's birthdays, family reunion, and gender reveal dinner for our first child. The food is excellent and you will always satisfy with whatever you order. The environment is perfect for romantic dinners or really for any other special or casual events. Their staffs are professional, friendly with excellent service. Special shout out to wonderful Executive pastry chef Scott Fausz. He kindly accommodates the needs for the special desserts request for our very special occasions. Everytime, we can tell that his gesture of kindness comes from a genuine heart, beyond "business". He is probably one of the best assets Seven Glacier has, since his service has been the reason for choosing this restaurant over hundred others for my special celebration. It is a SIX stars everything...five is not enough. Highly recommend for those who are expecting superb service and experience.

SE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We arrived 10 minutes early for a 7.00pm reservation that had been made 3 months ahead and were told that our 'really nice table' was currently occupied but would come available soon. We were therefore asked to have a drink at the bar whilst we waited. 20 minutes later we were still waiting - we were then shown to a table in the side of the restaurant that does not overlook the glaciers and had hardly any view (due to the low setting sun) - it was not at all special. It was clear that the table that we should have had was still occupied, but none of the staff were willing to admit this (or offer any compensation). This approach sadly ruined what should have been a special evening.

SW
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I have eaten at Seven Glaciers about 6 times. This time, the service was very poor. My party sat for approx 10 minutes before we even knew that we had a server. She had passed our table many times before she finally informed us that she would be helping us in the near future. This server finally appeared to take drink orders, and I had to ask what the specials of the day were in order for us to decide what drinks we wanted to order. Finally, the best way to describe this server's facial expression is "sour puss."

PP
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is an implicit promise in seeing the name of the restaurant as you ascend via the tram to the top of the mountain. The panoramic seating with views across the vast landscape and back down the mountain begin the fulfillment of that promise. The food and service is as grand as the vista, from the attention to detail in the amuse-bouche, to the expansive and award-winning wine list. The oysters for appetizers were big, meaty and incredibly fresh. We all had the halibut and it was perfectly cooked, along with a decadent dessert. Our server was attentive but not annoying, and the price was less than we thought. A 5-star experience all the way, wow!

TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We made reservations for four via Open Table 3 months in advance of our desired date. I received and printed my Open Table confirmation, which clearly indicated I had made reservations for four. When I called the restaurant a few days prior, I learned that our reservations for four had been changed to a reservation for two!! The hostess, who had a heavy accent, seemed to say that the restaurant had a big party coming in that evening and could not accommodate four diners, so they bumped us down to two. When we arrived, however, the place was very quite; if there was a big party there, they were invisible. I told the hostess (judging by the voice, not the same person as the previous hostess I spoke with) about the confusion with our reservations, and she blamed Open Table for reducing our reservations to two, from the previous four. We were then taken to a small dining room lined with windows; many of the tables had beautiful views of the glaciers outside, and several of them were empty. Our table, however, was situated in a corner, with an obstructed view. Another party of two came in after us and got one of the empty tables with a grand view; throughout the night, they received doting service, while we were generally ignored. (This, despite ordering an expensive bottle of wine and three courses off the pricey a la carte menu.) In fact, we waited so long for our entrees to arrive, that our server felt the need to offer us a comped dessert. By that time we were so full we really didn't want dessert; an offer to take 20 percent off the bill, or buy us a round of after-dinner drinks would have been much more appreciated. While we had really looked forward to our dinner at Seven Glaciers, we ended up feeling very disappointed, neglected and unappreciated. Two questions remain: Who messed up our reservation: Open Table or Seven Glaciers? And why was the general level of hospitality at the restaurant so low?

HF
Anchorage
24 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The view and the overall experience make this restaurant worth the price although the food is not as good as other local options. The service is very nice and the view is lovely especially when the blinds are up! It's a great thing to do with out of town friends.

BH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food, especially the seafood bisque. If I could have gotten away with licking the bowl, I would have!

EO
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife’s favorite restaurant to celebrate her birthday. Excellent service and enjoyed conversation with Duncan and Bart. Thank you! Overall, food was very good but especially the best salad I’ve eaten in recent memory, with fresh greens from Bell’s Nursery.

Notes: you can make reservations WAY in advance, and I was told you get more table selection if you do so. Something we always say we will do but haven’t yet is go an hour early and enjoy the outdoor views. Tram ride is always enjoyable, and adds a little something to the evening out.

TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Tram ride was worth the price of admission and applied toward cost of meal. A nice perk. We felt our dinner was not that outstanding and the restaurant has a pretentious ambiance. One time there is enough.

OT
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, drink, and service were top notch. Both the martini and lemon drop were

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good steak and amazing views

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent place. I read about it before, and the experience was in no way disappointing. The only thing I would avoid is crab legs: they were cold by the time the reached our table.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

7 Glaciers is a "must do" for anyone travelling to Anchorage or the surrounding area!! Every single thing was absolute perfection!!

JF
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the wine menu was great as usual. The overall price was a little high but after finishing the filet I forgot all about the price!

F
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner experience. The service was excellent and we were well taken care of by the staff. The view from the restaurant was great if you are seated away from the tram side. The food was great, we had one steak undercooked and the chocolate cake was dry. The oysters, wraps, cucumber and tomato salad, zucchini, peach tart, and gluten free banana cake were fantastic. The other three steaks were cooked perfectly.

TH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Recommendation = Yes/No.
We would recommend the view, service and general ambience ... but not the food, ... and would warn of the very high prices - especially for food that is not very good tasting.

Had the cheese tray as appetizer. It had VERY small portions, and the cheese was not the most flavor-full. Also had the kale salad ... a huge amount of kale, with nothing else on it, and the dressing was mediocre. For the entree, had the salmon. It was a nice-sized portion, BUT... what SHOULD have been a signature dish was not.... It was dry, and just not very tasty. Disappointing. Also, we were not even asked beforehand how we wanted it prepared (medium, well, etc.).

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Server Duncan was distracted. Wrong food came to table. Food was mediocre at best. Very disappointing. View was spectacular but not enough to return

L
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since the website identified the restaurant as “fine dining “ we were surprised that most diners were dressed in casual or less than casual attire.

TM
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual!!!

V
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food & outstanding service and a beautiful view!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was below average and the food was ok. The only thing that made the experience worth it was the view.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place for a special evening. Food was excellent.

LD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Sure I’d recommend SG but with the warning that the service was poor (servers not trained to smile, be conversational or ask if we want our drinks refilled, etc.). I was really disappointed. Food was average. We spent $300 for 4 of us.

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Everything was prepared perfect

MU
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The view is amazing, it was definitely worth the experience.

MW
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The setting is lovely. The waiter who served us was excellent. Th food was ok and not good value for money. My salmon starter was just that a piece of salmon with a few drops of pesto, disappointed with lack of complexity, main of halibut better.

1
2
3
53

Tweets by Seven Glaciers