The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa

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It's hard to imagine a more stunning location for a meal. With outstanding views of the Falls and Snoqualmie River, The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa provides a wonderful escape from the din of everyday life and a refreshing change from the typical Seattle restaurant experience. Our menu, features Northwest cuisine with flavors both simple and sublime, using seasonal ingredients and indigenous cooking techniques.

Come in for our Salish Lodge Country Breakfast, a lodge tradition featuring a four-course breakfast, including our famous steel-cut oats and the iconic Honey from Heaven service where honey from our own hives is poured from high above your plate onto your buttery homemade biscuits. Or bring friends in for lunch and enjoy a relaxing meal by the fire. Of course, The Dining Room is most magical at dinnertime, and just what you would expect in the finest luxury resort in Washington.
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ChelseaP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner and experience. The food was fantastic as well as the service!

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MeghanL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a night and dining credit at Salish for our first wedding anniversary and we loved everything about it. We were treated to complimentary toasting wine and rose petals on our table, as well as delicious food and outstanding service. Thank you!

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Debbie
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely meal. Delicious food. And a view that's amazing.

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vipParni
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would have loved a window seat but did not get it. It was disappointing

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travelenthusiast
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was AMAZING!!! I had the salmon hash and it was delicious. I was very disappointed that I had made reservations at 12:45 and we were not seated until about 1. There were a decent amount of empty tables. The service was okay, but, again the food and outside scenery made it worth it.

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johannal
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a small private dining area toward the back for brunch with a great view, delicious food and an attentive Server. Will definitely be back!

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CindyS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

it is still a very special place to bring out of town guests. It was a big hit.

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RichardK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Party of six in one of their private dining rooms.....total bill was just over $900.00...... Yet every dish was dry, cold and lacking in flavor. Unbelievable that the kitchen allowed this to happen...... and the same for the servers. They should have brought this to the attention of the chef before ever bringing out the food.

99% sure we will never go back, and will tell others about our experience.

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BrianD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great food and wonderful service!

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vipkarisf
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Beef Wellington was superb!! There was a baby that kept crying out at times which killed the ambiance. Otherwise the evening was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch as always!! One of our favorite places.

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DianaR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed breakfast at the stylish Salish Lodge. Lovely ambiance and delicious omelets with their signature honey biscuits. Our waitress was attentive and the decor was lovely. I would ask for a window seat next time.

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vipPrefect
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all in all. Good food, nice view, great service.

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shphunk
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Though I had a reservation, I still waited 20 minutes and was then put not in one of the several open tables near a desirable windown, but rather in the back facing a canopy that completely obstructed the view. Those tables should never be used for guests, but especially if you have sections open and available.

Waiting for a table with a reservation is a pet peeve of mine. It's incredibly frustrating when I hear your hostess tell another guest without a reservation that the wait is 30 minutes, then I have to wait 20 minutes after my reservation to get a table.

The server was great, the food was great, so I will give this restaurant an overall good grade. They moved me from the table to a much nicer one. I highly recommend the Elk if it is available.

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vipJanetC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary very special and made us feel special

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, great view (even on a drizzly/foggy evening), and great ambience. The waitstaff were very friendly, professional, and attentive. My only complaint was that, towards the end of the meal, the service got progressively slower. By the end, we wanted to get our dessert and bill and go, and that last bit took 30 minutes. Dessert was good, though.

Food was excellent prepared and presented. We were expecting to splurge on our anniversary dinner, but even so our bill came out above our expectations, so be prepared to shrug it off and just appreciate the wonderful food.

Will definitely go back for the next special occasion.

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LindaH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food exceeded our expectations! Our waiter, Erik, and the other servers were very professional and attentive. This is a great place for a special celebration. Definitely expensive, though.

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Johne
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a beautiful setting. We were seated at a table toward the center of the restaurant when there were tables available by the windows. We asked if we could move and they were happy to accommodate our request.

Our waiter was excellent and very engaging. We ordered the Beef Wellington for two which is only available on the weekends. Overall, the dinner was excellent with only a couple things I wish had been different. The Beef was cooked perfectly but was somewhat bland. The accompanying sauce helped enhance the flavors, but I didn’t get any hint of mustard which is the traditional way of making Beef Wellington. The other issue for me was the dish overall was not very warm. I’m just not a fan of lukewarm food. It would be nice when serving this particular dish if the plates were warmed.

We were celebrating a birthday and the waiter brought us a complimentary piece of cake. A nice touch. We had a wonderful evening topped off with a short stroll to see the falls before returning home.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancée and I came to Salish as a possibility for our wedding. Everything was exceptional and The Dining Room was no exception! Our server was perfectly attentive, our food was phenomenal, and our drinks were delicious. My only regret is that we ate so much we were too stuffed to try dessert. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

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vipRuss
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dinners out we have had in a long time.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was spot on. They added all the special touches from honey held up high to the finally the little cakes with happy anniversary on them. Special time.

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JeanneA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, very tasty. We were celebrating a anniversary our table had rose petals on it. Would highly recommend it.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I would recommend for the view. The food was so - so. It has been over 20+ years since I have been the lodge. The best part of my meal was the biscuits and honey. The dining room was extremely cold, the window wasn't clean on the inside and a couple of flies flying around.

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KristieT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on my birthday. They sat us in a private room the best seats in the restaurant with the best view! Jeanette, our server was outstanding! I even got a little birthday cake with a candle. It was a memorable experience! I would highly recommend Salish Lodge!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thank you for making our anniversary celebration special!

KR
KathrynR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had been looking forward to our visit. We were visiting from the UK. We arrived 20 minutes early and we felt unwelcome and sat for quite awhile. After we were seated and our order was taken we were told about the traditional heavenly honey routine and said yes we’d like it then the waitress forgot about us but we watched her perform the routine with other tables. Overall I’m sorry to say it was a disappointing experience.

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PatrickB
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner and not disappointed. It was as advertised: quite, scenic and a great meal.
Our server set the tone with champagne and the evening specials. Our meals were terrific. But to dine in a QUIT restaurant was WONDERFUL!

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Averykaiser
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food
Excellent service
Beautiful view
Nice small birthday cake

AM
vipAndrewM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The real draw of trying this restaurant was the view. When making the reservation, I didn't worry too much because the restaurant's reservation information goes out of its way to say that "The Dining Room at Salish Lodge offers spectacular views from every table in the restaurant." That is utter nonsense and nothing short of deceptive. We had a decidedly non-spectacular view of the parking lot in the corner of an otherwise dimly lit dining room. Our food was good overall, but there are many restaurants closer to us with similar or better food at that price point (and certainly better parking which was challenging to say the least). We were there to celebrate a birthday, and I was honestly embarrassed over my selection of the restaurant. Unlikely to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The waitress made a mistake with an order and refused to take responsibility or make it right.
Also, the ambiance was ruined by the fact that some of the signing room staff insisted on vacuuming during our meal.
Bummer.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was extraordinarily special even for a special occasion junkie like me. The special touches like mini birthday cakes at brunch were unforgettable. Our out of town guests were blown away - and they own their own foodie retreat in Austin! Thank you thank you for a legendary breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 1 year anniversary our waiter was very nice and informative and made our ordering super easy! We enjoyed our halibut and the ribeye and we will be back again for another special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious though I will say you have to like honey because it is in every dish in one way or another.

Our server was very knowledgeable and nice but I think the manager gave him one table too many. My mom wanted hot sauce with her food and no one checked on us until we were almost finished eating so she had to get up and find someone herself. Same with coffee. He was obviously very busy though so I don’t blame him at all. You could tell he was moving as fast as possible while still remaining calm and courteous to each guest. This was a managerial/ scheduling problem 100%.

The view was amazing and we overlooked a little garden where we could point out all the veggies going into our meals which was very cute. The ambience was beautiful. Overall, we had an amazing lunch and waiting for hot sauce didn’t damage that.

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HeatherF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner here was amazing. I told them it was our anniversary and they sat us at a table in it's own room, there was rose petals on the table, and they gave is a glass of sparkling wine. It only got better from there. The food was amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better evening.

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gfinSF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh, local, and tasty, the view spectacular, and the staff so friendly and nice. They let us bring in my ESA service animal, which was really helpful. Tip: valet parking is complimentary if you eat at the lodge, which matters if you’re wrestling a wheelchair.

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SabrinaW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at Salish overnight, celebrating our anniversary. They made our evening extra special with a dinner table covered in rose petals and sparkling wine to start. It was a beautiful setting, an amazing meal, and service to rival the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The only thing I would change is the mimosas being served chilled. It was a little above room temperature when it was brought to the table. The steelhead was amazing and flavorful.

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vipColleenC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jessica was an amazing server- fantastic experience!

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CharlieBravo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

This is a fantastic place, no doubt but we need to see other people for a while...
There is a back story here, we were at the falls a couple of weeks back (with our 7Lb dog) and asked if we could have lunch. There were other dogs around (upstairs also) and they didn't have an issue with it at all and we had an AMAZING meal and experience. We came away super impressed that we found a really civilized place which didn't mind a well behaved mutt.
Yeah not so much.
We booked and arrived this weekend with friends from San Fran only to be told they don't allow dogs, Washington state law blah blah blah. Our guests ended up having a quick bite and we sat in the car. It was the opposite of amazing and frankly just embarrassing.

Don't get me wrong, I have no issue with a dog policy but be consistent about it, and then OWN the problem for your customers, don't just dismiss it as being our issue and done. Seriously if they even offered to put a table outside/give us takeout/bucket of slop or what ever, that would have been amazing but no- basically a big F-you wrapped in attitude. Sorry, you can do better, especially because it is otherwise a great spot.

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