The Restaurant at Alderbrook
The interior setting of The Restaurant at Alderbrook takes its inspiration from the outdoors with warm colors of chocolate brown and sage green representing the gardens and lawn of the resort. Floor-to-ceiling windows and multi-levels amplify views of the brilliant shore and snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains.
The cuisine showcases local seafood harvested from Puget Sound and Hood Canal. After all, our shores are encrusted with oysters, our docks lined with mussels, and our sea teems with salmon.
Always a treat! The food was excellent, service was good, perhaps short staffed, but it was clear that they were doing their best, and were gracious.
Can’t say enough about the courtesy of the waitstaff . Going the extra to make your experience relaxing and special- we’ll be back for sure!
Ambiance was great, service was great, but the food wasn’t very good at all
The resort is lovely and the grounds are amazing, the restaurant however, not so much. It is very old style and dated. The menu sounded good and my sister who joined us had heard it was a 4 star which is why we booked it. Everything on the menu that we ordered had a very large amount of an Asian sauce which was overpowering. We had the prawns which were okay, not great and had a noticeable taste of the Asian sauce, we had the pork belly which is doused in it, and we had the halibut which came on noodles doused in the same sauce and the halibut was raw, not undercooked but raw. It was dimly lit and when it arrived it smelled a bit on the fishy side but looked fine. A couple tentative bites in I noticed the texture and spit it out and could see it was RAW. Definitely not a place we will ever go back to unless it is just to stroll the grounds. So disappointing.
Alderbrook is one of our favorite restaurants. The dining room is on the water - Hood Canal area of the Puget Sound, with views of the Olympic Mountains. The food is the best we have found in the Kitsap County area of the West Sound. We ate brunch here on the Saturday prior to Mother's Day so the restaurant was crowded. The food was excellent as it always is and the waitstaff, while very friendly, were sparse so service was slow. From the time we ordered until our food was delivered, was more than an hour. The restaurant is usually quiet, but was quite noisy with a boisterous crowd. In spite of the sparse waitstaff we had a good time and will continue to consider the Restaurant at Alderbrook as our go-to upscale restaurant in West Sound.
Service was great. We had a problem with the Halibut. It was dry and not soft and flaky. Our waiter made sure we went home with a better piece.
The space is lovely, although it was a bit crowded and noisy. The quality of the food was terrific. The prices were a bit high but because it all tasted so good, we were not upset.
Everything was perfect as usual. Wonderful experience.
We dined here because of the reputation of the chef, locally sourced ingredients, quality of food. If he was in the kitchen I cannot believe he sent out this food. Black pepper puttanesca calamari was served on a ready made sauce, no olives, chilli or anchovies. Halibut for mains was over cooked with re heated noodles ,no Bok Choi and huge chunks of undercooked green & red pepper, lacking Asian flavour. This was not a Fine dining experience, we left after the mains and paid an incredible amount for such poor food.
Great food, atmosphere and friendly staff from the beginning to the end
Food was meh. One at our table had their chowder arrive piping hot - so hot he had to wait for it to cool to eat it (that's fine), but the other cup a guest at our table received was cold - so he had to send it back to be warmed up. The waitress said it was a new pot and they must not have warmed it all the way through. The clam appetizer was great: flavorful and tons of clams- but only comes with 1 small piece of grilled bread. I had the crab cakes and a caesar as my meal - delicious! However, both who ordered steaks at my table were disappointed by how overcooked they were. Ordered medium rare and both had absolutely no pink inside. Salmon risotto and duck were both enjoyed by those who received them. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and they brought out 2 (unrequested) chocolate tortes - and then charged them on the bill! When we asked about it the waitress did remove the charge. I think they hope folks just don't look that closely at the bill! Beautiful setting. Tables very close together so the noise level was high. Attentive service. Kitchen needs work.
My husband & I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. The food was fantastic as well as the service. Our server, Michelle was amazing. We had a memorable evening.
The view, table and service were very good, as noted. Dinner - salad was very good, but our entrees were both not worth the price - the duck was salty and skimpy and the veal meatloaf bland. Breakfast - the waffle, while crispy, was cold, the poached egg watery, and decaf coffee tasted like dirty water (I returned the first cup and suggested they brew another pot; the second was just as bad). My spouse's potatoes were cold, but eggs and sausage very good. All-in-all, the kitchen needs some work.
Quality food, friendly service and nice ambiance just felt a bit overpriced since it’s your only option for meals on property.
Attractive dining room with a great view of Hood Canal. My husband's flat-iron steak was very good; my meatloaf was a bit dry and the mashed potatoes weren't great.
On the other hand, breakfast was amazing. The huckleberry pancakes were exceptionally good.
The food was average, not exceptional. Portions was good. However the Ruben had every little corn beef and it was tough.
Always Excellent! Alderbrook is a wonderful place to dine. Not only is the food and service outstanding the view is one of a kind.
Everything was great, even thought its a little on the expensive side.
We started with the clam chowder, which was soooo delicious and not too heavy. I had the duck with fried rice, which was heavy but in all the right ways. My date had the venison and raved about it. My only regret is that we were too full to enjoy the beautiful dessert menu.
Food was average. They should consider a simpler menu and really nail the flavor.
Great food, great service, great view. Look forward to a return visit.
The seared scallops that began my meal were the best I've ever had, followed by an exquisite roasted beet salad. My boyfriend had the chicken breast and polenta and he enjoyed his as well. Excellent meal made for an unforgettable evening!
Great Place to enjoy the view and atmosphere. Good was good but not excellent as the crab in both of our dishes; omelet and eggs benedict was not fresh and had been frozen. For the price expected fresh crab. All in all we had a very nice St. Patty's Day brunch.
We love the Alderbrook Resort and Spa! There were a couple minor missteps with the food and service but overall it was outstanding. The craft cocktails were excellent! I recommend the Moonlight and the Maple Old Fashioned. The black pepper calamari was lacking any sign of black pepper but it was pretty good. The 5 spice duck was rather dry and forgettable the pork belly was wonderful. The Caesar salad was not appealing as it was a hard chunk of romaine ends and the anchovies were whole on top rather than blended into the dressing, I thought it was weird. Overall for our stay we were pampered and pleased with the service and the food.
The restaurant was fantastic. Delicious food prepared perfectly. The clams and the New York steak were outstanding. The bar is noisy during happy hour but it was still really fun.
The brunch was amazing as well as breakfast delivered to our room. The dinner service was memorable from the elevated flavors, variety of delicious local foods as well as the attention to detail from greetings, table settings to servers. The only drawback to the evening was the noise level. While it felt satisfying that so many patrons were enjoying themselves, it made it challenging for us to carry on a conversation without raising our voices. I'd go back though!
We had an amazing anniversary dinner. The staff surprised us with a "Happy Anniversary" card from Alderbook Resort. Then they gave us each a complimentary glass of champagne. They brought those out along with our cocktails that we already ordered. From there we ordered the crab cakes for an appetizer, which were unbelievable! I had the special which was New York sirloin and my wife had the crab ravioli. The food was excellent and the best it's ever been since I can remember. We got married there in 2006 and we've been back 5-6 times over the years so this was a very good meal. After dinner they gave us a complimentary mini chocolate cake. It was super rich and very tasty. Overall we had a great anniversary dinner. Thank you to the chef and all the Alderbrook staff that night.
Actually was able to be seated early, great service, & incredible food!
Food and service was excellent. Zach, our server, was very helpful on deciding what to eat and thoughtful when it came to my girlfriends allergy to shellfish.
A very nice place to go for special occasions. We were happy with both the food and the service!
We had an amazing dining experience. The cheese board was fabulous and we highly recommend that as an appetizer. The service was impeccable.
Everything was wonderful! We had a few meals here over our 3 day stay. The Bloody Mary's are phenomenal, the crab nachos were to due for, the clam chowder was great with the house bread, breakfast was delicious we had Benedict and French toast, for dinner we had the best filet we've ever had- it had foi gras on top. the rib eye was great too and was served with smoked bone marrow mashed potatoes. I loved the bone marrow appetizer with fig jam. We finished outlr dinner a nice latte and a complimentary chocolate cake for the birthday celebration. The restaurant was incredible and consistent. The service was also great. We cant wait to go back!
Very noisy in the restaurant and pricey but food was delish. I’m not sure I will go again just because of how loud it was.
It was amazing! I took my husband there for a birthday dinner ❤️ he enjoyed everything. The setting was beautiful and romantic. We can not wait to come back to stay at the resort and wake up to a beautiful view of the bay
What a lovely place! Waiter was very friendly, helpful & professional. Food (crab cakes, beet salad, ribeye, salmon & roasted red pepper risotto) was superb, w generous portions (enough leftovers for meal next day). Added bonus was hearing live music from bar area drift toward dining area. Low enough volume to still talk and listen without strain. Capper was petting resident kitties in lobby goodbye on way out. We’ll be back sooner than later.
Love the Alderbrook. We bought Property recently 5 mins up the way in Union Heights and its or go to restaurant when we want to show off Union to friends, or hang out as a couple or the girls. We have also attended many of the Union City Market dinners directly down the hill from us, nothing short of amazing. One of the reasons we bought property there! We love everything about the resort.
Oh my goodness it couldn't have been any better than what it was! The food was 😉 Amazing!
The Service was the Best! We ordered Ribeye Steaks which were mouth watering! Double Porkchop
amazing! Back Cod which was so moist and Delicios! All the way to Dessert the whole experience
Was a 10! We even Had the Chef Ben Jones come out to our table which made it the Best!
Thank You Alderbrooke for The Best Dining Experience Ever!!!!!
Night away with my husband
ABSOLUTLY FANTASTIC MEAL. THE BEST RIBEYE STEAK I HAVE EVER EATEN