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.
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