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“Poor food and service for an exorbitant the price” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa
6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
(425) 888-2556
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Ranked #2 of 43 restaurants in Snoqualmie
Price range: $13 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Railroad Ave
Description: Enter the Salish Lodge & Spa Dining Room and transform your next meal into a memorable event. Built around the original 1916 fireplace, the Dining Room combines Northwest character and casual elegance for a unique dining experience. Dress up for a special occasion or dress down for comfort, there's no dress code -- but reservations are highly recommended. Dining in this venue is available for parties of up to ten guests. Visit the Dining Room for impeccably elegant, yet casual, service and incredibly delicious dishes highlighting the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Renowned for culinary excellence, the Salish Dining Room is magical at any occasion, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Select from among an extraordinary lineup of creations a la carte, and experience the chef's, and season's best in the six-course "Grand Tasting Menu" or the four-course "Country Breakfast".
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“Poor food and service for an exorbitant the price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We ate at the "Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa" 2-3 years back. My, have things changed since then---except for the price.
The chef, for one.
The previous, older experience was haute cuisine at its best, down to excellent, discreet service. Now, the "Dining Room at Salish Lodge" offers poor cuisine and even worse service. Coho around the corner is solid by comparison.
The house salad consisted only of one type of lettuce--in places soggy--and tomatoes. No microgreens. The 1-2 tiny cherry tomatoes therein were mushy too-- made more so because they were … halved.
The side-dishes were bathed in oil, vegetables overcooked. On the other hand, potatoes served with the tenderloin and rib were close to raw. When we alerted the waitress to the last fact, she quipped, “Look at how many people the chef serves? What do you expect?”
Although perfectly sweet, the waitress was untrained and unprofessional, constantly butting in, rather than keeping a distance during heated conversations at our table. At one point, she even listened in and offered commentary on the discussion.
In a restaurant with these pretensions, the waiter is supposed to avoid encroaching on the party’s conversation. There was some spilling. The desserts were poor in taste and in presentation. The coffee was diner-quality java.
Both my husband and I felt sick all the way home. Must have been the amount of oil slathered on the side-dishes and the slimy, pickled artichokes.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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ManageratSalish, Manager at The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Valued Guest, A.M.,
Thank you for your return visit to The Dining Room at Salish Lodge. We love our repeat guests! I am saddened to hear about your most recent dinner experience. It seems the salad, side dishes, entrée, dessert were not up to the standard for which you were hoping—and I sincerely apologize for that. We do have procedures and processes in place intended to prevent any issue with our food quality—as well as the behavior and etiquette of our team—and I assure you I have investigated how these issues occurred and have taken the necessary actions to avoid such unfortunate circumstances in the future. That said, I would still very much appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly about your visit. Please contact me to discuss further. My direct line is 425.831.6595
Again, thank you for your review.
-Isabel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pleasant dining at a wonderful scenic location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice breakfast 7/5/13. Had a table right on the window to best enjoy the view. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meals. Server came by frequently to refill drinks.
I would recommend ordering the Honey from Heaven for the unique and nostalgic experience of the server pouring home made honey on your biscuits by holding the honey high above to emulate the falls right outside your window (kids would especially love this).
After meal we enjoyed taking in the Snoqualmie Falls right outside. Fun Memorable breakfast.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bothell, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Food with a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The food quality, wine selection, and excellent service will bring me back.
The short ribs and eggs benedict were the best I've tried, after sampling many through the years!

Visited July 2013
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Brea, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lunch over the Falls!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Relocated from SoCal to Redmond in Aug 2012 and are still exploring as often as time allows so on this day we found ourselves making the short trip to Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge. We were hosting my sister and her son from Ohio and everything we did that week was fabulous....never expected that on their last day here we'd have an experience like we had at The Lodge and the Falls. Little to say about the geography of the area and the natural beauty that probably hasn't been said....stunning!

The lunch experience was delightful, from the table at the window in The Attic to the great, attentive wait staff, all topped by a fabulous menu of choices and food quality that we still are talking about. Unique tastes, great presentation, great portion size and friendly, engaged staff.

We will return and next time, with our overnight bags!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Issaquah, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Romantic and beautiful rivals Niagra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Lovely view of the falls while staying or having dinner at the lodge.
Very romantic with breath taking views. It is amazing that this is so close to Seattle.
Wines are plentiful from the local to the diverse in selection.
Salmon and streak entrees were great. Fresh herbs and great desserts.
Don't miss this!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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