We attended the Willows Inn for a special dinner after obtaining a reservation with some difficulty because of their limited schedule, and restricted reservation policy. We were told they needed a credit card in order to make the reservation and that we would be billed Half the $150 cost of the meal (Each) if we did not show up. That alone made us a little leery, in case our elderly Host who is 92, was unable to make it. This friend of ours is quite hard to please. We were seated in the back room, which has no windows To the front, so we were unable to see the spectacular sunset. Each individual course was very tasty, but they were just small bites. In some cases, miniscule. The main entrée consisted of three spot Prawns Under some leaves. After That, we were abandoned for about 40 minutes, with, our friend, Who does not have a big appetite, asking where was the piece de resistance. Our daughter, who works as a server was surprised at the wait, and went to ask what was going on. We were still left another 10 minutes, and then came the two small bites of dessert. The bill for five people with two bottles of wine and a couple of cocktails before dinner, was over $1000. Our elderly host was inclined not to tip at all, but we slipped the kitchen staff Some cash and Hurried off to catch the last ferry. To top it all off, we were billed $300 on our own credit card due to a misunderstanding which was never fully explained, Although it was refunded, we lost on the exchange-rate both ways. Definitely not to be repeated. When one pays this much for a meal, one expects to be completely satisfied. We were not, either in the hunger department or the Service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Willows Inn on Lummi Island has become the Northwest's premiere destination for authentic farm to table dining. Come in and experience the culinary magic of our chef, Blaine Wetzel, and find out what eating from your landscape is all about. Savor wines from our extensive selection. Enjoy our elegantly comfortable accommodations. Drink in the views, watch whales, or relax with a cocktail by a blazing fire. Unplug, recharge and experience the Willows Inn--an authentic and affordable San Juan Islands adventure! Offering romantic beachside lodge rooms, cottage, and guest house accommodations and marine experiences. Organic food from Loganita Farm. A car ferry departs at least hourly for the five minute crossing to this scenic island retreat. Less than two hours from Seattle or Vancouver, BC. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Willows Hotel Lummi Island