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“Perfect View..Excellent Meal”

Gordon's on Blueberry Hill
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Freeland
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Vancouver, BC
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect View..Excellent Meal”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Loved Gordon's! The service was impeccable and the mussels to die for. Had a Grilled Watermelon Appetizer that was delicious and very unusual. Would go again.

Visited August 2012
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Kirkland
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fresh and yummy seafood!”
Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

We made reservations for his place the day of, based on other nearby wineries recommendations. You have to leave a message if it's early in the day.

The views are very good. We had all seafood and it was very fresh! The staff were all great and comfortable. The setting was not stuffy or snobby. Just comfortable, fresh food.

We started off with a clam/mussel appetizer. It was in a light green curry broth. Very good, very subtle. The shellfish was so tender and sweet. Very good. But the plate had a sweet glaze of some sort on it, and it didn't agree with the flavors at all. I made no sense. Sweet sesame glaze and green curry? It made everything overly sweet, and somewhat detracted from the natural sweetness of the shellfish.

Luckily, we could avoid it in the food, but inevitably our forks kept getting stuck in it, and for the duration of my dinner, my hands were sticky. Such a small decision to put that garnish there, but it's existence was very annoying.

For dinner we each had more shellfish. One dish was the bouillabaisse. It was very good and the broth was very light, it had tender scallops, clams and mussels, shrimp, and hunks of luscious salmon. The salmon was the star of the show in this dish. But this dish suffered the same fate as the appetizers and it was that horrific glaze! Why is it here?? More stickiness. I couldn't get the sticky off my hands. I just felt...gross. And the dish was utterly fantastical! So to be annoyed with a garnish is a bummer. And Ike the ther appetizer, it just didn't make sense with the flavors.

The other dish was the clam/mussel linguini. Lots of paprika, and pretty good, but man it needed A LOT of salt. Like, we had to remove the lid from the shaker to add enough. The sauce, although tasty (once properly seasoned) wouldn't stick to the linguini. It was best eaten like a soup in order to get all the flavors in one bite.

Luckily, this plate did NOT have the sticky mess on the side.

The desserts looked fantastic' but we were out of room.

If they remove the sticky mess on the plates, this place would be perfect!

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Everett, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
292 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Fine dining in Freeland”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

What a wonderful spot. Fabulous, high quality food. The servers are a little stuffy, but it was really cool that the chef came out and walked through the dining room and talked with the customers. Very pricey, but great for a special occasion. We will definitely be going back.

  • Visited September 2011
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“The ratings are right”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stopped in for lunch after a Tripadvisor search showed this place so highly rated. We were not disappointed. My husband had the warm seafood salad and I had the steak salad. Both were beautifully presented, generous portions and delicious. They have a different dinner menu that we'd like to try as well.

  • Visited July 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gourmet with Island flair!”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

We have never been disappointed whether celebrating an anniversary or just a romantic evening that feeds ALL of the senses...! Gordon greets his customers like friends and cooks every meal to order with artistic elegance. Thank you Gordon!

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