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“Good food”
Review of Alder Wood Bistro

Alder Wood Bistro
Ranked #2 of 87 Restaurants in Sequim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sequim Avenue
Description: Thoughtfully crafted seasonal menus and daily specials featuring local, organic and sustainable ingredients from the bounty of the Olympic Peninsula. Food prepared well and served with a smile.
philadelphia
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here will visiting the Port Angeles area. We had a reservation at 8pm on a Tuesday night. When we arrived we still needed to wait 30 minutes before being seated, even though there were open tables around. I can only assume that they didn't have enough staff at the time. That being said...once seated the service and food were very good. I had the tomato, sweet corn, and French blue cheese salad, the wood fired spinach pizza with creamy tomato sauce, and the chocolate bliss dessert with cherry bourbon sauce. My husband had the black cod with salsa verde as a main dish. Everything was delicious. Definitely make a reservation because this place seems to be busy all the time. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Snohomish, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious surprise”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The outside of the Alder Wood Bistro is less than promising, honestly, but the meal was delicious! The decor, sort of '70s shabby chic, but oh, my the food was spectacular! Not cheap but worth every penny. Attentive and very pleasant wait staff.

Visited October 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“You won't go wrong here”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We had a very pleasant dinner at Alder Wood Bistro. It is not a first-rate, 3-star dining experience, but the menu is broad, the food is well prepared, and the beverage choices are more than adequate (we tried a local cider -- a good alternate experience!). The ambiance is great for a relaxing evening, and our server was friendly and helpful. I'd definitely return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Steve W
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A in Alder should also stand for the A List”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This restaurant should be on your A List when a few glitches are worked out. The grilled oysters and smoked salmon carbonara was wonderful and the skate wing was a delicacy. The restaurant is small with about 12 to 15 tables, a small eating bar and 1 or 2 tables on the front patio. The food deserves an excellent plus rating but...........we were seated 20 minutes after our reservation and sat another 10 or so minutes before a wait person came back to our table. I'm glad we exercised some patience, for a change, and stayed the course.

Visited September 2013
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Orange County, Calif.
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Recommended by the b&b we stayed in nearby, and what a great one. Wished we had gone back there the next night as the other dinner was nowhere near as good as the Alder Wood.

Visited August 2013
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Thank CarolynOT
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