We shared a dinner in the private dining room of the Orcas Hotel. Proprietess Julia welcomed us to the inside of the Hotel. Every precaution was taken in light of the virus. Kyle attended to our every need within our private dining room. There were two nice sitting areas in the room that contained bookshelves of vintage cookbooks and some furnishing from this historic building built in the early 1900's. Sparkling wine set the tone. At our leisure we went to the set dining table where we were delighted with each coarse chosen and prepared by Chef/proprietor John. We had local oysters from up the road, a beautiful salad with perfect grilled peaches, greens, and a special cheese that was new to all of us in attendance. The main coarse consisted of amazing, presumably dry rubbed, lamb chops with this crispy coating of something like a herb mint powder. I don't know how Chef John achieved it but we were all very appreciative of his culinary skills! The lamb was accompanied by a delicious roasted tomato and magical creamed corn. Creamed corn sounds like nothing special, but whatever he did to it, we will not soon forget. The sweet and savory flavor profiles and the varied textured made the whole meal interesting and creative. The wine pairings were also spot on, and some in our group are wine enthusiasts but learned of new wineries at this meal. Dessert was also fresh and lovely, though frankly I was pretty satiated by then. All the staff was quite attentive and warm. We felt the experience was well worth it. In fact it was a very good value. We all want to return with our adult kids to treat them to a great culinary experience in a beautiful setting. We're from a nearby island so we will definitely be back,....many times!!!!! We look forward to seeing how these fresh new owners breath new life and fresh paint on this beautiful and deserving old hotel.…
My husband and I signed up for the Sunday Night Supper Delivery with chef John and his wife Julia. Last night was the lasagna, salad, roasted brocollini, garlic bread and tiramisu. If you have not signed up for this service yet, do yourself a favor Orcas Islanders and SIGN UP NOW. The presentation delivered in a box was inviting. The explanation of the dishes and how to reheat was interesting and a pleasure to read. The best part however were the DELICIOUS dishes! You could actually taste the passion and thought they put in to each dish. During our stay at home mandate, I am now looking forward to next Sunday! Thank you John and Julia! I can't wait to dine in your restaurant!
My family and I always stop in here while waiting for the ferry.. in fact we get in line early just so we have time to eat here.. after a great visit to the island we like to finish it off by enjoying a last meal here.. my family loves the fish and chips and the great hamburgers..you can also get a great espresso drink too..and for something wonderful to enjoy on the boat be sure to get a bag of their wonderful baked goods.. chocolate croissants or homemade scones are a fave.
We love this place. The staff is amazing. They went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and took care of whatever needs we had...including hooking us up with ice cream after the kitchen closed. The room was nice and comfy. The atmosphere was great. Good food. All around a great experience and we will definitely be coming back
Food is decent. Sparse menu, but a place to eat if you’re waiting for the ferry. Quiche, rolls, sandwiches, beverages. Outdoor seating, limited indoor. I guess they house overnight guests. Not for me. Was run down and not too clean!