My husband and I were disappointed with the entrees we were served and the high price we paid. I had the Halibut and it was cooked well done, so very dry and I believe the price was $36.00. My husband had the eggplant and it was only diced up eggplant with some other veggies and it cost $26.00! It wasn't served hot and the veggies were still rather raw texture. Otherwise our evening was nice and the service was great. The wine and the crab cakes were delicious!
Our Mothers Day Buffet experience was over the top in every way. The cuisine exstensive and wonderful. The ambience and stunning Hood Canal crowned with snow capped Olympic Mountains. The two Mothers in our family were thrilled beyond any expectations. Thank you Open Table for the reservation, and enthusiastic high five to the whole team at Alderbrook. Our family will be recommending Alderbrook for exceptional dinning experience.
I do not do buffets so when I saw it was buffet only for Mother’s Day I was hesitant. However I was more then pleasantly surprised. Brunch was absolutely amazing. Yes, I had to have a freshly made omelet with my choice of veggies and the risotto. Couldn’t help it. The risotto which was served from a huge Parmesan wheel was to die for. Really excellent and fantastic service. I’m a local so go there often — they never disappoint.
The location is great -and beautiful. Restaurant has room for improvement.
1. Decor could use some updating
2. Some prices on menu did not match our bill (bill was more)
3. Took alooonggg time for our food - they were busy, but took longer than it should have.
4. Creme brulle was served in an overside bowl and looked like a blob of vanilla pudding.
This is a great restaurant with excellent food and outstanding views. We were guests at the hotel but this place is worth visiting even if you are not staying at the resort.
Excellent meal and service
The food was good, but not particularly great. It's overpriced for what you get.
We’re locals and eat here occasionally. Have never had a bad meal until last week— my steak was trimmed poorly and was actually 50% fat and gristle. My wife’s short ribs came completely black yet insufficiently cooked. Server was apologetic and comped us an appetizer but it was a huge miss for this kitchen. Hoping they pay the ransom for the previous chef and get he/she back soon. What we experienced was just flat out poor. Rooting for the recovery as the ambiance is unmatched.
Lovely server, Holly!
Gorgeous view, fantastic!
Disappointed that there was trivia being playing at the bar during our fine dining experience.
It really ruined the atmosphere and cheapened the whole experience.
We could hear people hooting and hollering, and we could hear the questions being asked as well as the commentary of the host of the trivia night.
Not really what we expected at a high end restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. It really cheapened the whole experience.
Trivia night at a high end restaurant? Not really the atmosphere we were seeking out.
Our server, Holly, was lovely though!
Two out of four meals were bad. One was returned and they deleted the pricing. However, due to the bad food, we and our guests will not return. I would not feel confident in recommending this restaurant to anyone else. It is very pricey and I would hate for anyone I know to have the experience we did, which was extraordinarily disappointing since this was my husband's birthday dinner.
The dinning experience was really good, the service was totally awesome and the food was exceptional. Maybe add some of the local favorites to the menu like goeduck or some oysters grilled or baked. The wine special is always a favorite of mine and I would recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends which I have. We will be back for sure.
The staff is lovely and very accommodating. The view is spectacular, and the food and wine selections are terrific! What a gem!
The wine was good, the food was ok. I like Alderbrook overall, but the value just wasn't there. For the price, I expected a higher quality of food and better service. It took a long time for our server to get back around to us, and again, the food was just ok.
Not one, but two hairs found in two separate batches of butter. Food was disappointing to say the least. I ordered the hash and received basically a bowl of potatoes. The hotel setting is absolutely gorgeous. What a shame they can’t get the restaurant to parallel the location.
The chef prepared a perfectly cooked piece of salmon. The skin was seared and the flesh was sweet and moist. It was served with black lentils. My wife had diver scallops, which were also excellent. All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience. We had a window table, which gave us an unobstructed view of the beautiful Hood Canal. Highly recommended.
We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner and every meal was excellent.
We go to Alderbrook for most Easter and Mother's Day brunch buffets because of their good food, selection of items, drinks, and service. Alderbrook has outside service when the weather is nice. That menu is good and different from the main restaurant - and often has outside live music .
The Restaurant at Alderbrook consistently has some of the best food in the wide Seattle area. It compares well to New York.
We hadn't been in awhile and came for my Birthday dinner. We had the most wonderful Server, Michelle. She was really fantastic. All in all an amazing view, great food, and stellar service. Very nice evening!
Spectacular view, friendly service, and an abundance of food.
Top notch great appetizers (cheese plate/calamari). Main courses very good, short of great but worth a drive. Drinks/Wine menu good
I took my wife here for our anniversary, we had never been it was recommended to me by some friends. We went to the spa for a few hours, and then went to dinner. We will definitely be going back.
All i can say is excellent all the way around.
The view alone is worth the trip! The crab version of the Cobb salad was heavenly!
New cook. Bad chicken sandwich.
Amazing service. I proposed on their dock and tiki torches set up and rose pedals placed by many that helped at Alderbrook resort. She said yes! They gave us congrats dessert and a free drinks! So helpful and kind and delicious food. Thank you for everything!! We will be back.
We stayed at alderbrook for our Anniversary and used the restaurant three times. First was happy hour. I got a chicken Caesar salad and clam chowder. The salad had a small amount of dressing and the soup was slightly watery. My husband liked the oysters but they were expensive. Dinner was next. I ordered duck, my husband salmon. My plate was TERRIBLE. I'm the type that will literally eat anything but it was unbearable. The did replace my meal with some sort of bean dish that was equally bad. It was a hodge podge soup! My hubbies salmon was good. I had to beg my hubby to eat breakfast because I wanted breakfast in bed bad but he didn't wanna use the restaurant again. Breakfast ended up being fantastic!! I ordered French toast and he ordered a breakfast plate with potatoes, eggs, bacon. We won't be eating dinner ther again needless to say.
Food does not live up to the view, which is awe-inspiring. You are paying mainly for the view. My scallops was slightly above average. My wife's risotto, however, was one of the worse I've ever tasted. Completely overcooked to the point where it was more like porridge.
This was a disappointing meal at Alderbrook. We gladly sat at the bar while our table was getting ready. The bar staff was great and the cocktails were amazing. However, the table service was a little spotty, but overall not terrible for a busy Saturday night. But the food was the big disappointment. Both my handmade pasta and my partner's steak and fries were exceptionally bland. The steak was cooked well, just not flavorful at all. For as pricey as some of the dishes were, as well as the drinks, I would expect better food and ambiance. It was VERY loud - not conducive to an intimate meal. There were several large parties and LOTS of kids. I guess I expected it to be a different kind of place based on the menu and vibe of the resort itself. We probably would have been more comfortable in the bar.
We'd heard about the restaurant for years but just hadn't made it there until now. We'll definitely be back. Brunch -- eggs benedict, NW omelette, kale salad -- was outstanding, service was first-rate. Desert menu looked great but we were too full to try some. Nice view across Hood Canal. We walked around the Lodge and out on the dock after brunch to check it out. All of the staff we spoke to were friendly and helpful. It was kind of a slow Saturday in the winter, but still ... it left a very good impression and we'll be back later in the year to see how it is.
We recently dined and stayed here for our anniversary. From the minute we arrived we felt welcomed and relaxed. Our meal was hands down, the best we've ever had and we will be making this a yearly tradition. Highly reccommend.
The ambiance is great. Service was slow and 3 out of 4 items ordered came out lukewarm.
Disappointed in menu variety and some dishes. The crab cakes were wonderful. The scallops were great. Stay away from the pasta and breakfasts.
Great lunch! I had crab cakes and the baby kale salad which were both excellent! The only complaint was we had three children and they never brought their included drinks to us, which I did not recognize til the dinner was almost over so just let it go. And also they mixed up the dessert order giving us a maple cake instead of the creme brulee we ordered but they did let us keep it and took it off the bill, so that was nice! Other than those things the lunch was great!
Excellent service and the food was exceptional. The beignets are always a treat!
Really good food, although they could use some more vegan options.
We went all out & splurged on a four course meal for two, with wine pairings. The food and experience were more than worth it, with good service as well. The view of Hood Canal & Olympic Mountains is majestic. We also enjoyed a room service breakfast of eggs Benedict over crab cake, which was absolutely delicious.
Our waitress was great, food was great except the price on one of the dishes we ate was not worth the price tag. Even though all taste was great and to our liking. The wait in between dishes was a bit too long. Our experience was good we are definitely coming back & thinking on an overnight stay next time to enjoy the full resort amenities.
The service and atmosphere were great. There was a Valentine special offered that we overheard explained to the diners besides us after we ordered our food that our waitress never explained to us. Also, the menu was very limited that night so we felt there were not too many options to choose from. But the food was good and will definitely go back and recommend to our friends.
We enjoyed a nice meal tonight , celebrating a birthday and Valentine's Day. Door was very good overall but Caesar salad a bit of a disappointment. Hubby had the NY Steak and I the steelhead. Both were cooked to perfection. Wait person made it extra special. She was pure delight. Ambience unparalleled. All in all a nice evening out.
Would like to see a more expansive menu, more meat & fish options.