We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful food”

The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa
Ranked #4 of 40 Restaurants in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $40
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Mansion Restaurant The Mansion Restaurant is located on the original veranda of the historic Moran Mansion and offers creative local cuisine in a stunning waterfront setting.
Reviewed May 29, 2014

During a visit to Orcas Island, we wanted to have an evening out for dinner. The ambiance was completed by the organ concert, complete with history of beautiful mansion. After the concert we had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant. Fish and chips are always a desired dish when visiting the waterfront restaurants and the Rosario did not disappoint.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank James K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (357)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

267 - 271 of 357 reviews

Reviewed May 2, 2014

Views of Cascade Bay as you dine in a historic mansion filled with original furnishings and photographs. Excellent service and food is very high quality -- we had delicious local fresh oysters Rockefeller. I enjoyed the wild king salmon with fresh vegetables and farro although recommend sharing as the portion is plentiful. Husband had delicious lamb shank with wild mushrooms and also enjoyed the fish and chips (fresh halibut). We shared a to die for hot chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce soufflé. Extensive list of wines, hand-crafted cocktails and beers. Dined here for breakfast and dinner twice during our stay and expect to be here again-- superb and no need to go elsewhere on Orcas Island!

1  Thank Claudia Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We ate at the rosario restaurant twice. Once for breakfast and dinner.

Breakfast was good, but dinner was horrible.

I would stay clear of this place and go to new leaf instead, which was really good.

For dinner at the rosario, I had the steak and my wife had the tiger prawns and sausage pasta. The steak was unseasoned and lacking flavor. No pepper or salt, they just slapped some meat on the grill and that was it. A couple of small potato slices. No sauce or anything to go with the streak.

The paste dish was also lacking flavor, missing seasoning and the prawns were flavor free. The pasta was swimming in sauce and not very good sauce.

Service was slow.

The waiter never asked us how our meal was, probably because he already knows the answer.

While there were bread plates on the table, no bread was served. It would have filled the void while we waited 45+ minutes for the food to arrive.

Next visit we will avoid the restaurant and go into town where there are some good places to eat.

Overall not a good meal and the chef needs some more training in flavor.

3  Thank Traveller425
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RosarioResort, General Manager at The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2014

My apologies to these guests for their recent experience in our restaurant. We strive to provide our guests a wonderful dining experience, and unfortunately it appears that we “dropped the ball” during their visit. I have followed up personally with these guests and was glad to hear they enjoyed the rest of their visit at the resort. It is certainly our goal to provide friendly, efficient service and delicious food, and as such, encourage all of our customers to please let us know during their visit if anything is not to their liking. We really do want our customers to leave happy!

Christopher Peacock
General Manager
Rosario Resort & Spa

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I ate here twice during our vacation. Once in the lounge, once in the restaurant.

The first night in the lounge we had our choice of seating, and chose to eat right at the bar. The bartender (Karen) was AMAZING. The fire was lit in the original hearth. The overall atmosphere was cozy. We had delicious food and drinks. The entire menu is available in the lounge as well.

The second night was our anniversary, and we made reservations in the restaurant (which is bordering the lounge, overlooking Rosario Strait). We made reservations, but even arriving early, had to wait an additional 15 minutes. The restaurant was quiet, our waiter was great, and the food was excellent (on par with the night before).

My personal preference would have been to eat both nights in the lounge. The second night, there was even live music. The staff was great and the food was delicious.

Prices were very fair, and less expensive than the comparable menu of New Leaf Cafe.

Thank blackandwhite88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Menu might be a touch ambitious but give the chef credit for reaching. Main courses were good. Dessert was excellent and the wine selection was very nice.

Thank nskaye
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa also viewed

Eastsound, Orcas Island
Eastsound, Orcas Island
Eastsound, Orcas Island
Eastsound, Orcas Island

Been to The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing