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“Great find!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alder Wood Bistro

Alder Wood Bistro
Ranked #2 of 86 Restaurants in Sequim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Bothell
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

This is a quaint, simple restaurant that delights the palate. We were referred to this restaurant by the Bed and breakfast we were staying at and they were very right! The pizza is very good and the salads of local greens and the dressings were outstanding. The special that evening was a grass fed 12oz rib steak but the $39.00 price was a bit of a put off compared to everything else being great. We will come back.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Sequim, Washington
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Varies”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

I have had excellent dinners at Alderwood Bistro and average dinners there. So be advised that it may be hit or miss.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Washington
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Recommended by our host at the Sea Cliff Gardens B & B, the Alder Wood Bistro was a revelation! Small restaurant with limited menu using local ingredients but very sophisticated, creative choices. Far and away the best meal of a 6 day vacation excursion! Who knew we would find food this good in Sequim? It didn't hurt a bit that our very friendly waitress shared the same name as our daughter-in-law! We will definitely eat here again on or next visit this way.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good spot off the beaten path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is a small restaurant, but worth stopping in to eat. The food was very fresh, (also largely organic and locally sourced). Small menu overall, but creative offerings. Very friendly service, coupled with reasonable prices and a relaxing atmosphere. Will will want to make a reservation if you go.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeff M
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Sequim, Washington
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fresh, local, and inventive.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

If you are going to eat in Sequim, put the Alder Wood Bistro at the top of your priority list. The menu is on the limited side -- a sign that what you do order will be something special. Ingredients are fresh and, to the extent possible, local. I have never been disappointed. Sometimes we have the special and sometimes order from the regular menu. I really like the bacon-wrapped meatloaf -- definitely not your mother's meatloaf.

Seating is also limited, so it is a good idea to make reservations even during the week. But despite the limited seating, I never felt like I was sitting in someone else's lap. The atmosphere is cozy, but not suffocating. Service is friendly, but not intrusive.

The Alder Wood Bistro is definitely one of the best restaurants on the North Olympic Peninsula.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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