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Camano Island Waterfront Bistro

) #2 of 12 Restaurants in Camano Island $$$$ American, , Fusion
1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480
+1 360-387-0783
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Seafood
PRICE
$$$$
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1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped by for a weekday lunch and were taken with the gorgeous view. Although we were quickly seated, it took almost 15 minutes for a server to check in with us and bring water. This was a portend of things to come, as it took...More

1  Thank Diana A
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Hello Diana, I did send you a message and was saddened to hear that there was 15 minutes wait time before your server checked in with you and brought you water...no guest should ever wait that long...ever! The fact you had to wait 40 minutes...More

Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We expected more. The food was strictly average. The dining room was extremely noisy. The view was of the Sound was limited. Our experience was more like a bad Denny's than the fine dinning we expected and for which we paid. We made reservation several...More

Thank Relaxin_Seattle
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Well, you never want to see a review that states "We expected more" or "our experience was more like a bad Denny's than the fine dinning we expected and for which we paid". Our apologies for your experience, I hope that you informed your server...More

Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a lovely meal as the sun was setting on a beautiful day. The menu is very imaginative. The ingredients are as local as possible with excellent house made quality. The staff are friendly and professional. I highly recommend the lamb sausage. It is...More

Thank MOG808
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review the Camano Island Inn. Ah, yes the sun sets are gorgeous on the island and if you are setting on the deck with beautiful food and a nice glass of wine or cold beer it only makes...More

Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a gem of a restaurant - we have eaten here several times and are always blown away with what comes out of the kitchen. We have a very tasty creamy turnip soup and a beet & arugula & goat cheese salad with a light...More

Thank Rudisnews
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Thank you very much for the "10" if you could see the smiles on our faces you would know how much we appreciate your favorable words! We do consider the Camano Island Inn a "gem" as well and we are excited that you are a...More

Reviewed June 1, 2014

Was great seafood to sandwiches to breakfast . The chef was excellent . Yumm. The outside seating was gorgeous with a view of the water and Whidbey island Would definitely recommend this resturant.More

Thank Janine B
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Hi Janine, Thank you so much for your recommendation we appreciate it more than words can say. So happy that you were able to meet our Chef, he is quite congenial and loves to come out of the kitchen and say hello to the guest!...More

Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to dinner here with a few girlfriends on a girl's weekend away. Camano Island has limited choices but we wanted to stay "on island" so gave the Bistro a try. There is also a small Inn and spa at the same location. The...More

Thank Seabreeze223
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Thank you so much for your kind review...we love it when girlfriends come to visit they have the best time catching up and enjoying the spa facilities! I love the scallops as well, yes they are hard to get right especially if you are a...More

Reviewed May 7, 2014

I stayed there about a year ago for a couple nights through a groupon deal. Beautiful location... and wonderful hosts. However, on the last night someone knocked on our door to let us know there would be a water shut off for just five minutes....More

Thank timberdoggy
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

Thank you for your review...last year we had some water heater issues which have since been resolved...thankfully! We do apologize for this mishap...like a home thing such as these can unfortunately happen without warning...we were happy there was another room upstairs on a different water...More

Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

The bistro provided breakfast at the B&B.It was most pleasant to choose from their menu instead of a plain continental breakfast. Lunch and dinner menus were flavorful and well designed. Very courteous and attentive staff.More

1  Thank peggy s
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

Dear Peggy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review...we appreciate any and all feedback! We love that our guest get choices...for us it must be special and we are happy that you enjoyed the choices. Our staff was over the moon excited...More

Reviewed March 9, 2014

We put my sister and her husband up here about 15 years ago, the rooms were charming and they accommodated a kosher breakfast for my brother-in-law. The charms of the rooms were accentuated by a nice view of Saratoga Passage with the potential for whales...More

2  Thank CamanoCarl
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We wanted to take my elderly mother in law out for a special dinner. She had been very sick and we wanted to something special. My husband, myself, our daughter and my two granddaughters decided to give this place a try as it was close...More

2  Thank Christine H
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Margaret L
Hi Susan, I just moved here from Seattle, where I still work part-time as a cook for On Safari Foods catering. I was delighted to discover that fine dining is alive and well at the Camano Island Waterfront Bistro! (Even better, that it's less than a mile from my house, which would make for a VERY short commute indeed if I were to be able to find work in the Waterfront Bistro's kitchen...) I did call a couple weeks ago in this regard, and am not sure if I spoke with you? The woman who answered the phone wasn't terribly encouraging, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to give it another try. FYI, I have over 12 years' experience in the food & beverage industry, having owned and operated my own award-winning* restaurant, Cafe Bleu, dba The Personal Chef, in Delaware. I relocated to Seattle three years ago after closing the business and selling my home there. I studied, albeit informally, under the tutelage of a James Beard Foundation chef, and completed a culinary arts course at Polytech Adult Education. The rest of my training has mostly been self-taught, roll-up-your-sleeves in nature. I'm simply an unrepentant foodie who loves to cook and would welcome being considered for a part-time sous chef position alongside Chef Jason & staff. That's my story. Let me know if an interview might be arranged. Thank you, Margaret M. *News Journal Critics' Choice: Delaware's Best Kept Secret
September 14, 2015|
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Response from CamanoIsland I |
Margaret, This is not the venue to discuss employment...please call the inn and ask for my email address or go on Craigslist and reply to ad with a resume. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $45
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Camano Island
  • Phone Number: +1 360-387-0783
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Description
Pacific Northwest cuisine fresh from our culinary farm to table... Our Chef Kris Gerlach has years of culinary experience and is dedicated in providing quality PNW cuisine to our customers. Locally sourced from farmers, ranchers and fishermen whenever possible...the same folks who take the same care in creating the ingredients we use, as we do in creating the dishes we prepare. We believe in respecting the ingredients by letting the natural flavors direct our dishes and menu.
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