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The Fireside Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Fireside Restaurant is located within the Inn at Port Ludlow. The Dining Room is open from 7am to closing every day of the week. Chef Dan Ratigan prepares locally sourced menus and works closely with the local farms, artisans and fisheries to create a Daily Dinner Menu. We are open for Happy Hour EVERY DAY from 4-6pm featuring tapas style food options and daily beverage specials. The wine list is award winning - most recently with the 2017 Wine Spectator Best of Award. Holidays and special events are featured throughout the year including winemaker dinners, cooking classes and other "foodie" events. Seasonally, guests enjoy the Veranda overlooking Port Ludlow Marina and the Olympic Mountains. Guests can stay over and enjoy a "farm package" where they visit three local farms, bring the basket back and Chef will prepare a meal from the ingredients provided.Private parties are invited to enjoy the private rooms as well. Reservations are recommended.
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My husband and I decided to sit outside and enjoy watching the busy marina. The prices were great during happy hour. The wait staff was always on the lookout to take care of us and anticipate any needs. The food was served hot and delicious. We are definitely coming back here again.

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DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you for your kind review. We love that you were able to relax and enjoy the view and were provided service worthy of a mention. Hope to see you again very soon and know that we appreciate that you made the time to share your impressions.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed at the Port Ludlow Inn recently and dined at this restaurant on 3 occasions. We really enjoyed the Happy Hour - excellent food at an excellent value. I highly recommend the burger option - though their menu changes frequently. The Clam Chowder was very good, too. The Caesar was just OK - I would recommend opting for another salad choice if going in that direction. Their brunch/breakfast options are well curated and well prepared. They have a potato/hashbrown - that was probably one of the best I have ever had. I also really thought their sausage - homemade, I believe - was exceptional. My only complaints are around the size of the bar - it's very small. The service - very uneven and very slow at times. The hours - this place should stay open at least past 9 pm --- was surprised, while staying there - that we could not find dining on-site after 9 pm (and there are NO places open really around the Inn - within 10 miles or so. Overall, though, - this is a great place to dine when staying at the Inn or in the area and the view from the patio or if seated near the window inside the restaurant is unbelievably serene and beautiful.

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Thank amybojo
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DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

They say that fueling in the morning for the rest of the day is the healthiest way to eat...we are delighted that you enjoyed our carefully crafted breakfast...and found the time to check out our Chowder and Burgers too. And yes, the bar is something we agree is much too small....fortunately, our veranda gives us some options much of the year. Stay tuned as we explore how to modify this layout and make that happen. Your feedback is valuable to that equation and we appreciate that you made the time to share this view. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

visiting Port Ludlow in May 2014, we enjoyed several meals at the Fireside Restaurant. breakfast, dinner and happy hour menu items were all fabulous. Good sized portions, exquisitely prepared, friendly service, and unique menu items made for wonderful dining experiences in this lovely restaurant. will definitely dine there again!

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Thank holidayingfromCanada
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DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Thank you for this very kind review. We are delighted that you had an opportunity to enjoy our restaurant and really look forward to your return! This kind of expression validates what we are doing and how we are doing it...that means the world to us!

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We often go to the Fireside, located at "The Inn at Port Ludlow" for their 4-6:00 PM happy hour which features a special reduced price happy hou menu, and a selection of reduced price wines and beer. By far, the best happy hour selection is the burger which uses certified Angus beef, carmelized onions, a slice of cheese and the Inn's excellent fries for for $8.00. Other selections include a Ceasar Salad, an excellent Clam Chowder served with bread; and occasionally a pair of fish tacos.

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DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Thank you for this very "happy" review - we are delighted that you enjoy our Happy Hour and hope to see you on the Veranda soon. These are the days to really enjoy - long evenings, calm waters, amazing views - and as you say, the best burger you can imagine! Appreciate it.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Reservations and a credit card are required. If you haven't booked as a large group, you share a table with other small groups. The room was bright and clean. Get there at 2, or you could miss out.
The scones were pretty bland and lacking texture, but the cream and marmalade were delicious. The vanilla tea was ok, but nobody at our table was offered a refill and our cups were never filled very high. The next round featured sandwich items and a better black tea. Even though we were all separate parties, they served our table as a group, which would be fine, except they didn't bring out enough for everyone to try one of each item. I only managed to get 2 of the 4, one was too salty, the other was tasty. One lady at our table managed to get a refill on the tea, but had to ask and then wait a while for it. The racks they have to hold up the heavy plates they bring out aren't stable and would wobble throughout the service, the table behind ours had a spill.
When the desserts were brought out, someone at our table asked the server if there would be enough for everyone to try one of everything this time, she replied, "I hope so!" and dashed off, even though a quick glance told us there clearly wasn't. What I was able to try was tasty. Again only one cup of tea (a nice green number), when someone at our table tried to get a refill, she was told there wasn't any left. Gratuity is automatically added, which wasn't made clear before hand, should've looked more closely at our receipt, but after such an awkward experience, we just wanted to get out of there, plus we were hungry. "Only $19.95 per person" sounded like a good deal, but we felt pretty ripped-off. It's too bad, it has great potential. They kept our waters full though!

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DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Thank you for making the time to share the specifics of your experience with Afternoon Tea. We are very sorry that you did not have a good time at this event, one that we do monthly and generally with very favorable outcomes. We take all of your comments to heart and will be exploring how to improve upon this as it has become an event that our guests have come to enjoy. Please accept our apology that this was not the case for you. We do hope to have you try again as we strive to improve. Thank you, again, for sharing your impressions.

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