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The Fireside Restaurant, Waterfront Dining

4.6
320 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
Treat your senses to a delicious meal at the Fireside. Savor the bounty of the local farms, artisan meats and cheese, and celebrate the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Located on the shores of Ludlow Bay and overflowing with Pacific Northwest warmth, The Fireside Restaurant is an ideal setting for farm-to-table, locally-sourced food. The dinner menu changes daily to reflect the best our region has to offer with local, in-season ingredients.
The Fireside is open for lunch and dinner and provides a happy hour daily. Brunch is available in the restaurant on Saturdays and Sundays, and breakfast is provided for hotel guests daily.
The Fireside has garnered recognition for its wine program, winning the Wine Spectator ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ every year since 2011, as well being highlighted by the Washington State Wine Commission, Touring & Tasting Pacific Northwest Magazine, TripAdvisor, and it has been a Grand Award winner at the Washington State Wine Awards.

Support The Fireside Restaurant, Waterfront Dining during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 320 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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DaveC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During these pandemic times, having the opportunity to dine safely is truly a much appreciated experience. This was our third time dining outdoors at the Fireside and I'm sure we will return again. Tables are spread apart on the outside deck, with individual heaters beside each table. When dressed warmly (winter jacket, stocking cap, etc) dining is comfortable and intimate. We were pleased to have Paula as our server for the third time. Her joyful manner and attention to detail adds to the dining experience because she truly takes pride in her job. Dinner was excellent and we were appreciative that a selection of warm beverages were available. I thoroughly enjoyed the Hot Buttered Rum and would definitely order it again. A beautiful location, a warm drink, a delicious meal and lovely company -- what could be better!

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vipMike
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful surrounding, with very thoughtful COVID-19 protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Dinner

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DougJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food and wonderful service! Will come back.

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MelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, pretty location. Simple but elevated traditional menu, nice use of local ingredients. great wine list.

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debra
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all I miss going to restaurants, it was such a delight to have lunch at the fireside. Our wait person was exceptional, she made our outdoor dining warm both with lighting the outdoor heater and her customer service. The Food was outstanding, we had the steelhead , cooked to perfection as was the risotto and beach mushrooms which graced the plate...

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TishS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my mom’s 86th birthday special! Loved the food and the service was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening in these wacky times. Great service and food.

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JonN
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've occasionally dined at the Fireside over the last 15 years. It was always "acceptable" with a big plus for the sunset views over the Port Ludlow marina. But I've gotta say the food has taken a huge jump in quality in the last year or so. We've been back about 4 times in the last year and it seems to get better with each visit. New chef? I don't know, but we intend to make the trip once a month now instead of once a year. Kudos! Whatever you're doing, keep it up!!

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vipLauraS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With no dine-in on Thanksgiving, had wonderful Turkey dinner in our Inn room. Staff and service also excellent! Thanks for making our Covid Thanksgiving get a way special! We got to dine in the privacy of our wonderful Inn room, while zooming with family in 4 other states!

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KEITHI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving takeout. Excellent turkey meal for two. Each item was very good. To Go containers a plus as they kept the food warm for drive home. Plenty of high quality food and reasonable cost.

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Hannah
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Catch of the day and the drink menu. The martini was amazing! Excellent service and nice views.

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DaveC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

At this time (due to the pandemic), The Fireside is only serving meals outside, but they have nice, warm outdoor heaters, the view of the marina and Puget Sound is gorgeous, and the food is delicious.

Our server Paula was attentive and sweet. Until restrictions on indoor dining are lifted, Fireside only has five or six tables available outside, so you definitely want to make a reservation. They are only open from lunch to 6 pm, but anyone who comes in before 6 pm will be served and can stay until they’re done.

We came at 3:30 pm on a Saturday when the temperature was 47 degrees outside, but we we dressed for it (heavy coats, gloves, beanies, etc.), so it was really very pleasant. I highly recommend this restaurant.

And when restrictions are lifted, come back and sit inside by the fireplace. The ambiance is lovely. Oh, you will also want to come back in the summer and dine by the waterside in warm weather. It’s a special place.

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ptludlowite
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Chicken pasts dish was tasteless. Disappointed! Otherwise, it was a nice dinner with great service!

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RussnRebeccaJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love the Fireside. We've not felt safe dining out during Covid, but had to be out of our home for construction - we felt super safe and taken care of! Thank you!

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the friendly, professional staff.

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AJTeebo
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a dinner reservation for Friday night for two on October 30. We were seated outside on the deck which is quite nice overlooking the marina and out onto the water. They have outside heaters but when it starts to cool down heaters don’t do much to keep you warm. Other than that this is one of our new favorite restaurants. Good service good food great locate and View

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Casey
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, enough variety to find something to eat for any adult.
Visited twice during our stay because it was so good the first time!

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ChucktownFoodie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service with wonderful food. Everything was executed well.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and the food was amazing! The scallops were phenomenal!

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DanaW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant anchors the boutiquish Inn. Nice spaces for each table, great deck. Food was stellar, and cocktails were varied and unique and well presented.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining. Menu was diverse and everyone enjoyed what they ordered.

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Daniel
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice staff, intimate feel to the restaurant with both inside and outside dining

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Hawkeye
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The beets on the flank steak plate were excellent. The scallop dinner was good.
Our server was not attentive, we were seated in a room alone and seemingly forgotten.

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gerrib
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great view, unique menu, service was a little slow

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vipKaren
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food. Lovely setting. Will be back!

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PhilB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate the Wife’s Birthday, and it was a real success. Fantastic food, service, and friendliness. A perfect evening!

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Madeleine
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful experience. We were seated by the actual fireplace...not too hot and great ambience! Our food was very good! The only thing was our risotto was still crunchy...but risotto is not easy to make so we understand. Our waitress suggested an entree and I ordered it...so delicious. She also made me a special non alcoholic drink since I am pregnant and was not able to partake in the lovely wine selection. She was a fantastic server.

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner for my wife and I was the best and I don't write like this often. The quality of the food was amazing and the best meal we have received in decades. Well worth the trip.

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KarenT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We ate here in the summer and it was amazing so we decided to come back for my birthday. However, this time just wasn’t the same. The halibut was extremely dry with no flavor and my husband had the flat iron steak which was not the same quality as before. It also wasn’t cooked correctly ( he asked for medium rare and it was well done). I did enjoy the wine and the dessert and the view is still beautiful! We did have lunch there the next day and it was much better. The waitress was very warm and friendly and I was happy that it was a better experience from the previous night.

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LoriM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced an amazing Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings for our anniversary. Each course was beautifully presented and of wonderful quality. Made our evening special!

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TanyaG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels were fantastic. Plump and seasoned very well. The staff is always so attentive and friendly. Our server was Karolyn and she was awesome. Thank you for such a lovely evening.

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JesseS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service. My husband and I ordered the flat steak, and the Salmon. Our dinner was so delicious. We can’t wait to go back!

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StephanieW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nickie was excellent! We ( four in our party) thought she needed a title such as “Captain Marvel”! She accommodated our needs and wishes happily, and though she did delay a drink order, she comped it.
The food was locally sourced and good ( big fans of the bread and tapenade).
We sat by the fireplace with a great view of the marina, not having to share the room with anyone else, giving us a very relaxing experience.

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MonikaS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wish we could have made a reservation for dinner. lunch menu was rather limited

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GinnyT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable and relaxing. Food was awesome and reasonably priced. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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DinhJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding service. We had breakfast and dinner twice while staying at the resort. The food was wonderful and all the wait staff we had exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends when they stay in Port Ludlow. We had a wonderful time and will be back for another visit.

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GilbertO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Fireside, what a pleasant surprise, outstanding all the way around, great happy hour, very reasonable menu and wonderful setting. We will be back

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ThomD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff was amazing. Very limited menu but everything we had was awesome. We drove 1-1/2 hours to see Port Ludlow and would do it again. Great time.

FAQs

The Fireside Restaurant, Waterfront Dining is rated 4.6 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

The Fireside Restaurant, Waterfront Dining does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://portludlowresort.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.