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“Great view minus the food”
Review of Seven Glaciers

Seven Glaciers
Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Girdwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Alyeska Highway
Transit: Glacier Valley Transit (GVT) operates a year-round transportation busing system with fixed route service in Girdwood, Alaska. GVT is owned and operated by Girdwood Transportation, LLC and leases employees from Alyeska Resort. GVT is made possible by a grant from the Federal Transit Authority and The Alaska Department of Transportation. 907-382-9909
Description: Seven Glaciers is Alyeska Resort’s AAA Four Diamond award winning mountain-top restaurant. Offering signature Alaskan entrees in an elegant atmosphere, the Seven Glaciers experience is extraordinary from start to finish. Your journey begins with a scenic aerial tram ride that takes you high above The Hotel Alyeska to 2,300 feet above sea level. From this mountain-top perch, Seven Glaciers is surrounded by nature from every direction. This means that every table features panoramic glacier and water views. Chef Jason Porter carefully crafts the Seven Glaciers' menus with an emphasis on locally available produce, seafood and game. With an attention to detail and a flair for the unexpected, Chef Porter presents delectable Alaskan favorites with his own personal touch. Seven Glaciers boasts an award winning wine list and full bar to perfectly complement your meal. Please leave room for dessert--the Baked Alyeska cannot be missed.
Reviewed August 28, 2014

View going up to the restaurant by tram was spectacular. Service was great with knowledgeable staff. Their fillet mignon with crab is not commendable for the price. In the plate was a half of 4" crab claw. Halibut dish was also fishy. Disappointed with our order. It was nowhere the kind of meals served at a five star restaurant!

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2  Thank Camcebu
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

Spectacular view and excellent food at a reasonable price, especially counting in free tram ride with a dinner. And very professional staff.

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Thank Sue336
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

The restaurant is lovely - riding the tram up is fun, and the views are outstanding. Our server was great. We were pretty excited that they had a gluten free menu for our GF friend, but overall the food was just ok, not four diamond. We know for a fact that they don't even make the desserts on site -- they're made in the kitchen at the base and brought up -- because we tried to get one altered a bit for our GF friend and they explained it all comes ready-made. Of the four main dishes we had, the halibut was the best. The salmon was pretty underwhelming. Generally speaking the presentation was far superior to the flavors. Be sure to reserve ahead on Open Table to get the free tram tickets. Next time I'd go just for a drink / appetizer rather than full on dinner.

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1  Thank thornsolo
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

Amazing experience!! What a view from this resaurant. Eating and drinking wine at this restaurant was worth the price. Food is good and service is good. We really enjoyed the tram ride up the muntain! SO much fun. This has to be the most scenic resaurant in North America!

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Thank Lisapickering
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

Hard to beat the location of this restaurant. Views are amazing, even in the rain (like during our visit). Our server was super nice (although she seemed a little light on knowledge of the dishes).

The problem with this place is the food is really bad, not even considering the price. My salmon dish was not seasoned at all and was completely overcooked -- had the texture of a minute steak at a Waffle House. My wife got halibut, which was also way overcooked and lacked seasoning. She also got the signature appetizer of scallop soup, and it was just gross -- the mousse on the bottom tasted off. The halbut ceviche I got (which was also supposed to be a signature dish) only tasted of one thing -- lime juice. That's all you could taste. It was totally overpowering and I couldn't eat very much of it.

Net net -- we got 4 expensive dishes, and each of them was cooked improperly and were borderline inedible. The kitchen clearly isn't paying attention. I guess with their location they don't have to. It's funny, the next day we did a guided glacier hike and we told our (local) guide about our experience, and she said it was well known in the area that the food at Seven Glaciers was bad, and that locals never go there. She recommended a couple of other places, one of which we went to. I'd recommend just taking the tram up (or hiking up), looking around, and going to a better restaurant. You can enjoy the view much more cheaply than paying a lot of money for subpar food.

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1  Thank Ian L
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