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“Very Nice Breakfast”

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa
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Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Snoqualmie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $46
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Railroad Ave
Description: It's hard to imagine a more stunning location for a memorable meal. With outstanding views of the Falls and Snoqualmie River, The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa provides a first-of-the-season experience. Our menu features Northwest cuisine with flavors that sing the virtues of local and homegrown, using the best ingredients and refined cooking techniques. We pay attention to the seasoning and the plating. Everything you're going to see and taste that will provide that anticipated Salish experience. Come in for our Salish Lodge Country Breakfast, a lodge tradition featuring a four-course breakfast, including our famous steel-cut oats and the iconic Honey from Heaven service wherehoney from our hives is poured from high above your plate onto your buttery house-made biscuits. Or bring friends in for brunch and enjoy a relaxing meal by the fire. Of course, The Dining Room is most magical at dinnertime, and just what you would expect in the finest luxury resort in Washington. Select from an extraordinary line-up of creations using first-of-the-season locally sourced ingredients for an unforgettable meal. We also have an extensive wine list (including our own private label still and sparkling wines), and an outstanding selection of local artisan cheeses. Join us and create your own wonderful memories with family and friends. Reservations strongly recommended.
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very Nice Breakfast”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This morning my wife and I enjoyed breakfast at the dining room at the Salish Lodge (Snoqualmie, WA). The restaurant is part of a medium sized boutique hotel. The hotel features luxurious rooms which are Northwest rustic in style. The rooms feature very nice furnishings and fireplaces. A spa featuring various massage styles are also offered. The hotel/restaurant is about a 45 minute drive from downtown Seattle.

The hotel and restaurant are perched on a cliff setting overlooking the falls although not many of the tables offer a view of them. Nevertheless, if you are able to set near a window you have a beautiful view of the forested skyline.

The restaurant which has a wonderful reputation throughout the Northwest and, I imagine, at least, throughout the U.S., it serves wonderful breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Since we went for breakfast I will describe that.

I had the country breakfast which they have been serving for decades. It consists of several courses. You start with a breakfast basket of pastries and a small cup of fruit alongside Devonshire cream and also a berry yogurt, both very good. Next comes a serving of two pancakes which are very light in texture. Following that is their famous steel cut oatmeal with a berry chutney. Finally, is your Main Course, consisting of three eggs, as you like them prepared, wonderful, flavorful breakfast potatoes, bacon, ham and sausage and a good size biscuit. After you open your biscuit and butter it, your server will reach about four feet above the table and have honey flow onto your biscuit, representing the Snoqualmie Falls. This tradition have been occurring for many decades. I believe that most people will not finish some portion of their breakfast and will bring it home with them..

My wife chose the Dungeness crab benedict. It came with two English muffins, poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce and wonderful Dungeness crab, the best tasting all of the crabs in my opinion. It also came with their wonderful breakfast potatoes. My wife enjoyed it very much.

Afterward we took the short wall to the observatory point with an excellent view of the falls, which are higher than Niagara , but not nearly as wide. The pathway is ADA accessible. Tens of thousands of visitors come to the falls very year.

The prices are on the expensive side ($34 for the country breakfast and $25 for the crab benedict) but you will remember your visit for many years to come.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank SeattletheBest
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Columbus, Georgia
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent food for a price”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We celebrated our anniversary here and knew ahead of time we would pay for the privilege. We had the special (4 courses- salad, an interesting seafood gazpacho, delicious ocean scallops, and dessert) and with drinks beforehand and one glass of a modest wine during the meal, and tip, spent $250. We were able to enjoy a very leisurely and meal felt well-attended but not rushed. Ask for a table against the window.

Visited August 2013
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Sseattle, WA
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Brunch is not as good as it used to be”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We decided to take family members to The Dining Room at Salish Lodge and managed to spend over $225 for 4 adults and 2 young children for breakfast. We knew that the event would be a splurge and that would have been OK if the food and service were great. My husband ordered the large breakfast ($34) and had his fork taken 3 times by our wait person. That was Ok as we had planned on spending time for the special celebration, but he had no fork to eat his egg and meat dish. By the time he got up and tracked someone down to deliver a fork, his "hot dish" was cold. There was not even an apology from our wait person. She seemed very distracted (perhaps too many patrons) and we certainly did not get the good service we had expected. Also, the "honey from the sky" was just the wait person lifting her arm to let the honey run down to the scone. The honey service used to be quite a show with the wait person on a step stool, I believe. The foods in our other orders were OK, but nothing special and not worth the approx. $20+ charge. We first visited this dining room approx. 35 years ago and we have fond memories of how it used to be. It is now probably not even worth the wait for a table by a window. Our 40 minute wait got us a window table, but not one where we could see any part of the falls.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank VPMarketing
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Prodigous sized breakfast”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

A group of 5 of us had breakfast here on a Monday. I ordered the four course country breakfast for $20 and was unable to eat all the food. All of us raved about the quality of the food. Reservations are a must. I cannot tell you how many people without a reservation were turned away. Also, try to get a window seat which has great views of the gorge . Prices are much higher on weekends.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank 505badgolfer
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Seattle, Washington
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“good food, but overpriced for what you get.”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Four of us had dinner. Pork belly (2), a salad, and heirloom tomatoes as appetizers; rabbit (2), chicken, and halibut as entrees. The chicken was a good bit overdone; everything was tasty, and the presentations were professional. Lovely view from the dining room! The service was off its game: an excellent bottle of wine came, but we had to work at it -- the sommelier came out not once but twice to tell us that what we ordered was not available. When we settled on a bottle, he graciously offered us a discount on the dinner, but it was not taken off the bill, and we had to ask for it. I hope this is atypical. Prices were very high -- $34 for an overcooked chicken entree won't cut it, and all the entrees and appetizers were several dollars higher than comparable prices for equivalent or better food close by. It's worth the drive in to Seattle to do better.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank akrook
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