I love this place. We head here when we want something special. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Food is great to wonderful. Great wine list to pick from.
Went here for my birthday. New to the island and had only been next door to the Beach House, but wanted something a little more special. It was a chilly night and we were seated by the fire. It was so cozy and lovely. Truly wonderful atmosphere- beautiful place, but still fairly casual, which I liked. We brought a special bottle of wine, ordered stuffed dates and salad and duck. Everything was so delicious! They brought me a dessert too. A really lovely experience.
The food was not up to everything else. The poke was weirdly spiced. The roasted cauliflower was almost burnt. The scallops were ok but the sauce didn't match, was more like a gravy. The only thing that saved the day was the special wine we ordered.
We had dinner on Saturday night and it was really disappointing. The service was un-organized and the food was overcooked. It was like no one even looked at the food before it came out of the kitchen. $30 for 3 burned scallops and mushy cauliflower? The server was really unprofessional in dealing with the matter. I was ready to spend $300-$400 for a nice evening since it was my 50th birthday and instead left early and at leftovers at home.
Our waitress (who looked like she was also bartending was fantastic. Very friendly and personable. Her co-worker (a gray haired gentleman with an accent) was very rude. We arrived earlier than our reservation time thinking we could get a drink at the bar. Our table happened to be ready, so we sat down at the table instead of the bar. We were confused as to who our wait person was, so we asked the waiter walking by (and who also was the waiter for every table in the room) that we would like to order. He looked at us, but did not say a word. A few minutes later our waitress came to the table. He was very rude and unprofessional.
This venerable rstaurant is located in a historic property on Bainbridge Island and provides an atomsphere of charm and quality. It has outside dining available in good weather and very attractive interior decor as well. The food and bar are usually up to the standards that have been established since its' remodeling and opening a few years ago. Our party of four last visited there for the "3 for $30" promotion in October and we were very pleased with the prsentation and affordability of that particular evening. The selections available were well thought out and gave everyone an opportunity to try some of the typical cuisine available.
Our family has the best time here. We have brought our daughter here every few months since she was born. Everyone is extraordinarily welcoming and accommodating. Our meals are always impeccable and the drinks are amazing. We appreciate The Manor House so much for being our special place to spend an evening together as a family.
We had family in from out-of-town and wanted to enjoy a nice dinner with them. The food was delicious and the service warm and gracious. The ambience in the library was perfect for Fall, with a fire in the fireplace. Lovely.
Food was good but overall has declined in quality over the past year. The noise level was awful due to a table of foul mouthed, loud, brashy customers (2 couples). The service was however very good, attempted to provide the best service under the above mentioned conditions.
Food was overpriced, server was pushy, and 3-5 fruit flies were bugging us the entire dinner. :(
The carrot/cumin sauce for their scallop dish was not very good and my wife only ate about half. To their credit they did offer to replace it with another dish but we were fairly far along in the dinner before it came to light.
Great food and atmosphere. Made a milestone birthday very special for our Mom!
We eat at the Manor House frequently and the service is impeccable and the ambiance amazing. My husband has said that if we were in another country and found this place we would rave about the "gem" we had found.
The food was very good but the website advertising promotions were misleading. We were told that the site had not been updated and that the happy hour champagne and oysters were no longer in effect. Moreover, we had to request that the happy hour meal discount be applied rather than have it automatically be done.
Overall, pricey and not as customer oriented as a fine dining establishment should be!
We had a reservation and had requested an outside table "if possible." We arrived about 20 minutes early and were told there was no outside table, and probably would not be even at our expected arrival time. Fair enough. They said they could seat us immediately so we took it and they gave us the worst table in the dining room. Other, better tables were empty and never filled while we were there. Maddening.
The food was good (mine better than my husband's) but our starters arrived moments after our cocktails, and the entrees arrived while we were still enjoying our starters. Our table was too small to accommodate all the plates, so bye bye starters. A waiter attempted to remove my husband's dinner plate before he was finished (he had his fork in his hand; it was clear he was not finished). Our waitress dropped by often, but was moving and talking so fast that it felt like our table was the last place she wanted to be. It was like being on an assembly line and we were out the door in under 90 minutes.
Peter, Sarah, and Yolanda were amazing! What a wonderful experience!
We eat at the Manor House frequently and really love the outdoor seating and the service is amazing.
The Manor House is a lovely location and setting with a wonderful view and the staff is lovely. That said whenever I go expecting a 5 star kind of evening, I usually feel like the food is not quite up to the standard I expect for this kind of restaurant. Not that it is bad, but the preparations are dated. I'd say go and make your own judgments.
Service was VERY slow.
Food was Good.
Our waitress doubled as bartender which made her unavailable.
Dessert menu dropped off by busser. After 20 mins with no one stopping by table we went to hostess to ask for check.
Will not return.
A great meal. The food was excellent, and our waiter was especially helpful and a pleasure to deal with.
Love the outdoor patio. Great view and really like the new menu!
One of our favorite restaurants although they no longer serve two of our favorites (duck and scallops). The service is always wonderful thanks to John Green. We introduced some friends to this place and they thoroughly enjoyed it with us.
We've been here several times. While the service has improved (though it was a weeknight and not at all busy), the food has gone way downhill. Just speaking for myself, the halibut I had was far overpriced at $32. I asked to have it cooked through, not half raw when seared only, but it came over cooked and somewhat tough. In addition, it was in a soupy polenta with no flavor. Usually you get a firm polenta cake with a meal that is crisp and flavorful, but this chef didn't take that route. It was advertised as coming with asparagus, but all I got was one spear cut into half inch bites in the soupy, flavorless polenta. Yuck! We shared the Caesar salad, which is good, but at $11 + $2 extra for anchovies, it too is way overpriced.
We love the views here and the ambience on the patio, but for future special occasions we think we'll go elsewhere!
We had a very nice time. The wait staff was very accommodating. We love sitting outside with such a wonderful view. The food is always delicious!
Perched up over the fun little neighborhood of Lynwood Center, with a view out to the ferries on Rich Passage, this is a dinner spot for a special occasion. Indoors, it has the feel of an English inn, and outdoors it feels like a fun patio dining experience.
We went out for the hubby's birthday and the food was great. The salmon was cooked to perfection, the pizza was fantastic. Our cocktails and appetizer were great as well. We'll be back soon.
Good food, good service. Hard to judge to some extent since power was out when we were there. Which I am sure had a nice impact on how things ran. Prices on the higher side, but not out of the ordinary for Bainbridge.
Food was delicious and well prepared. Knowledgeable waiter. Nice to have an excellent cider
available and a good wine selection. The $2 white anchovies add-on for the Caesar salad was a bit stingy with only a single anchovy but the bavette steak and carbonara were excellent.
We will return. Some of The Four Swallows staff are working here and it has a similar feel and quality. RIP Mike.
They sat us outside, even though it was cold and windy, and said they would bring us blankets and "of course we are seating outside this morning." They left us waiting for 30 minutes before someone brought us silverware, water and the much needed blankets. After 45 minutes our server acknowledged we were there. Everyone that was seated outside when we arrived said we might want to just leave, but we thought they were joking. Food was served 30mins later and it just ok and not special in any way ( it was advertised as fine dining). I felt so bad for my mom after promising to take her out for a special brunch. I've been told this is an excellent place for dinner, but they don't do special events well. Or if you reserve online they don't care if you enjoy yourself.
We had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch at Manor House on Bainbridge Island, everything were perfect! From the ambiance, to the service and food we enjoyed them all! However service was just a bit of slow but they were all doing their best on this busy Mother’s Day. Perhaps management could add few more service staff for holiday. One tip: if you made your reservation online and you wish to be seated at a specific location i.e. by the window or outdoor patio, call them directly. Online reservation doesn’t customize reservation requests.
This is our first time visit Manor House, we sure will be back again soon! We would like to try their dinner menu.
Eclectic decor, very nice atmosphere and nice views of the water. There was great food with a variety of choices and the service was good. Very enjoyable place to take the mother's of the group out for Mother's Day Brunch. Will go again.
Reservation was at 5:45pm and by 6:20 we had yet to order. Server took out drink orders at 6pm but by 6:20 had not delivered our drinks (which were a simple glass of wine and whiskey neat so pretty simple) nor taken our dinner order. We just left. Very disappointed because it was our first visit to the south end for dinner and will be the last time we make hat effort.
Dinner at the Manor House was excellent . Food was very good and well presented . Service was great . Beautiful building and location .
Assessed all of our local options for a special birthday dinner. We picked this for it's proximity and the fact that we knew it had a wonderful ambience and view. The service and food since it reopened was unknown. Fortunately, we were extremely impressed with both. The food was stellar and the servic was warm and doting but not excessive. My husband and I agreed it was an excellent choice and we can't wait to return. So happy we have such a wonderful high quality and unpretentious dining option right here in our own backyard!
We have eaten at the Manor House a number of time over the past year and have never been disappointed. The service is always on point and the food is exceptional. It's a great place for a quiet conversation with someone special or for a great time with a group of friends and family. This is my "go-to" diner spot on Bainbridge Island.
Arrived early and were seated right away. When ordering, I like to put myself in the hands of my server who recommended my food (try the bavette steak) and brought me a delightful wine from a local vintner (Amelia Wynn) - wow! Not inexpensive but a lovely place on a lovely island - well worth it.
I had the halibut and it was wonderful! Our server was extremely friendly and checked back on us often. We hadn't been in awhile, but we will be back sooner now.
Just one criticism - let people know in advance that you don't accept American Express. It would have saved us a trip home and back.
I brought some friends from Asia to the Manor House to enjoy fine North American cuisine. They ate everything presented and then split two desserts - pretty affirmative showings of enjoyment and respect. As usual the service at the Manor House was outstanding and the wine we washed this feast down with was absolutely spot-on.
Excited with anticipation we made the trip to Manor House, arriving with great expectations for a night in Bainbridge Island. And sadly, our last (at Manor House, not Bainbridge :). After an order of oysters and champaign, we began contemplating the rest of the menu, realizing quickly that the special Valentine's Day prix fixe had no fish or poultry--somewhat strange--since the menu included not ONE, but TWO shellfish dishes-- (Uh, note to chef: Bainbridge IS an island- no fish??) There was a red meat dish (the highly proclaimed 48 hour braised short ribs) and one vegetarian dish. We ordered our first and second course choices along with our main course selection. Since the menu selection was limited, we paired accordingly with a bottle of expensive robust red wine.
We were two glasses into our robust red, (and 38 minutes later) when suddenly our server showed up informing us, "We our out of the short ribs....sorry! Can I offer you the scallops?" Uh, seriously? We've already had two glasses of the robust red and now....scallops? "Oh, don't worry, I will bring you a glass of Chardonnay!" Hmmmm. I tried to explain that wine switching just doesn't work that way- not to mention that you inform us half way through our evening that the chef was finished with the red meat dish? Really? It went down hill from there (the vegetarian dish of squash and kale tasted as if it had been cooked days ahead and reheated- aka the taste of chalk from 3rd grade??
I expected the chef to come out and say something, or at least comp our mis-matched bottle of wine to a meal we would never had matched with a sub-par meal (no fault of ours). But alas, no such professionalism appeared. Other great options exist on beautiful Bainbridge Island--next time, Hitchcock's. Or Marche.