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“Great spot, great vibe”
Review of 32 Lounge & Grill

32 Lounge & Grill
Ranked #18 of 27 Restaurants in Valdez
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 32˚ Lounge & Grill , located inside the Mountain Sky Hotel in beautiful Valdez Alaska. Serving a menu rich in natural ingredients and local seafood. A great atmosphere, amazing service and incredible food make this "The Coolest˚ Place to Eat in Valdez".
ALpine, UT
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great spot, great vibe”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

Cool place! We stayed in Valdez for two weeks and ate here a lot. The food was great and the service was top notch. Overall value was great.

  • Visited April 2012
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“Getting its footing!”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

This restaurant has the potential to become an oasis in the culinary desert of Valdez. The owners have been proactive in reading, responding and using these reviews to improve. So, here is the critique sandwich...
Good: the tuna poke is the best I've had. Everything on the menu looks amazing.
Needs improvement: overall, our food was oily. Not greasy, oily. This included my mashed potatoes, which was a bit of a turn off. My husband's pork dish was HALF connective tissue and fat. Should have been trimmed more. Wine was over priced - $13 per glass from a $20 retail bottle. Lastly, the Kahlua dessert didn't taste like Kahlua. It tasted like almonds. Tasted good, but like almonds, not Kahlua.
Good: everything tasted GREAT. Service was great, I love the environment, music was good, friendly and relaxing there. If the improvements are met, I'd love to come back and edit my review.

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Thank TraceyMG
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MountainSkyHotel, Owner at 32 Lounge & Grill, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it when we do get feedback so we can make adjustments accordingly. I am not sure when you had dined with us but we have already made some recipe changes to ensure that the food maintains more of a natural state. In addition we have also instructed the chef to ensure that there is less fatty tissue around the pork. We strive to make everything on the menu exceptional so all critique is welcomed. We will also look into the wine pricing to ensure that we are on par for costing. Thank you again for the words of encouragement and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Oh, and we are delighted to add more Kahlua to the bread pudding. :)
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“World Class in Valdez?”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

I'm not sure about the other review, but when I was there in March the food presentation and taste were excellent! My coworker and I ate their every day we were in Valdez. Keep in mind I travel all over the country for work and seek out quality places to eat, and I have to say that this place is on par with my top spots from Boston, Seattle, San Fran and home. Service was ok, bartenders and owners were great! Its hard to find owners that have a real passion for what they do. So if you see something say something and I'm sure they will fix it.

The Ahi was my fav and so was the chilli (a little different than the norm but still very good). - kudos to the chef! Hope he is still there when I come back.

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Thank MSTwook
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MountainSkyHotel, Owner at 32 Lounge & Grill, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Than you for an excellent compliment. We will continue to strive for perfection and delivering an exceptional dining experience to our guests. Come back and see us again!
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“Great service and amazing food!”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

The crab cakes, poke and lamb burger are some of the best I have had in Alaska. Gilly is a great bartender and provided wonderful service.

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1 Thank Jamieskirkwood
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MountainSkyHotel, Owner at 32 Lounge & Grill, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you for you review. It means a lot to our staff to be able to show them a review like this. Hope to see you again soon!!!
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Valdez, Alaska
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“Awesome food, great value... service and atmosphere need some work”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

I was very pleased with the meals I have had at 32 Degrees. I have really enjoyed the duck and caribou casolet, and the eggplant parm... both awesome meals that I will gladly return to enjoy again. The quality and value of the meals are hands down the best in Valdez.

The service left much to be desired. Our first visit, we found ourselves waiting for twenty minutes, before we walked up to the bar, in order to continue waiting. I had to flag down a waiter for a menu. We waited for about 45 minutes before we got to give our order. During that time, the bartender paid zero attention to us - we flagged down a waitress to get in a drink order. To further add to our frustration was the volume and content of the music being played; there is no escaping the music, both at the bar or the other end of the restaurant. Conversations are difficult to hear, and are drowned out by music that isn't family friendly.

I will gladly comeback to 32 Degrees, but I really wish the management would do a better job handling those few employees that could care less about providing a friendly atmosphere.

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1 Thank AmericanOdyssey
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MountainSkyHotel, Owner at 32 Lounge & Grill, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
Thank you for you review. Its really unfortunate that we did not have our atmosphere right during your visit. We do take pride in our food but our service and atmosphere is what we are really trying to get consistent. We have identified some of the "family friendly" music issues and you have my guarantee that they will not happen again. As far as being ignored as a guest, that is unacceptable. We are working tirelessly with our staff to drive home a corporate service structure to ensure that all guest are delivered and amazing experience. I am glad that you will come in again and you have my guarantee that we will do better. Thank you again, Jeremy Miner.
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