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“Best food in Southeast Alaska”
Review of Ludvig's Bistro

Ludvig's Bistro
Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Deerfield, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best food in Southeast Alaska”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Ludvig's would be an excellent restaurant anywhere. In the Sitka, population 9,000, it's extraordinary. Open seasonally, the restaurant's 4-6 tables are virtually always full--we typically call three to four weeks in advance for reservations. The space is tiny, and it's not unusual to strike up a conversation with diners at the next table. While there are dishes featuring meat and poultry on the Mediterrean-influenced menu, you can eat that anywhere, so please order a dish featuring the local seafood for which Sitka is famous. The portions are sized to satisfy charter fisherman who have been up since dawn eating crackers and peanut butter, and are large enough for most people to share. If you don't love garlic, be sure to let your server know. The wine list is creative, and Ludvig's serves several Alaska brews. There is always a choice of desserts, but we've never been able to bring ourselves to order anything other than the creme brûlée. If you're going to have one special meal on your trip to Alaska, plan to eat at Ludvig's.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great for a date or small group!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Hands down must-visit restaurant in Sitka. Food was amazing. We ordered the Black Cod and Linguini, both were very delicious and portions were plentiful. The atmosphere is very classy and makes you feel like you're in a local restaurant in Spain. The waitresses were very friendly and it was just an amazing experience.

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Naples, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Wine Bar”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We wanted to eat at the restaurant but reservations were difficult so we went upstairs to the tapas and wine bar which turned out to be a better option than the restaurant. We had a couple of tapas with an excellent wine with a excelent service

Visited August 2014
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Lavaca, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Excellent food, great service, very small eating area so make reservations in advance. The Wild Alaskan Paella is enough for two people to share, full of seafood.

Visited August 2014
Thank HMW1009
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A truly memorable meal”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This tiny gem is not cheap but worth every penny! We didn't have reservations but there was a comfortable spot at the bar. The white salmon and the scallops were absolutely heavenly!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Julie H
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