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“Impressive Views, Wonderful Food and Presentation, Professional Staff, Terrific Wine List”

Alpenglow Restaurant- Grande Denali Lodge
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Everything about my stay and meal was 5 stars. The staff was friendly and professional from the minute I walked through the doors with my girlfriend. The views and native cultural artwork are worth a trip here in itself. Chef's food had a great presentation, and tasted every bit as good. The wine list is one of the best in the area. Come for the views, stay for the food, ambiance, and stories from the great staff. My girlfriend and I will definitely be back whenever we get back up to Denali National Park...

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Alpenglow Restaurant- Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Dear Ipasha420, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and the amazing food at the Alpenglow. Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Come back soon! Dee Dee Kay

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Perched high above Denali village and reached by a steep road with a few hairpin bends is the swish Grande Denali Lodge, with a large restaurant, bar and lounge open to non-residents, enjoying a magnificent view towards the National Park. It is a fine dining restaurant and the service, menu and wines match this aspiration. It is also quite pricey, as you might expect. We had cod cheeks and salmon cakes for starters and then delicious sablefish for mains and a berry crisp as dessert. enjoy the quirky "road signs" on the way up to the restaurant - but drive carefully!

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed at the Grande Denali Lodge, so eating at the Alpenglow was just the easiest thing to do....but we were glad we did. We ended up having dinner there twice. My husband & I both loved our meals. We originally thought the food was overpriced, but after eating at other Alaskan restaurants, we decided that you get what you pay for. It's expensive, but so much better than some of the other meals we had. Our dinner for two averaged around $80.
We also ate breakfast there 3 times. Again, expensive, esp for breakfast, but it was a breakfast bar with eggs, reindeer sausage, & other hot foods. It was delicious & better than other places we ate, though you might be able to find a better breakfast deal. Overall, I'd say it's worth the money compared to the competition (everything's expensive in Alaska) & the view is lovely.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The view is the only reason for dining here, and the majority of tables are not near the windows. Food was below average and overpriced. Service was incredibly slow. In defense of the wait staff, only one guy was working the lunch shift for the entire restaurant, and he was the waiter as well as the bartender. Don't waste your time and money. I would recommend Subway over this place.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We recently had dinner in the Alpenglow Restaurant at the Grande Denali Lodge. I had a very elegant scallop dish of Pacific scallops, served on a sauce of pureed potatoes and balsamic vinegar, I think. The dining room is in a beautiful setting up on the mountain side overlooking the Denali National Park and Preserve entrance. This was one of the best meals of a two week trip to Alaska.

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Alpenglow Restaurant- Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear Iwkempka, thanks so very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Alpenglow Restaurant. Our scallops are amazing. Thanks for taking the time to share your review! Dee Dee

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