Lake Crescent Lodge
360 928 3211 x17
416 Lake Crescent Road
We finally got to Lake Crescent Lodge for dinner, and we liked it.
We really liked it. It has some of the most sophisticated cooking on
the North Olympic Peninsula. The smoked salmon purses were divine, and
we had never eaten such richly flavored, well cooked elk steaks. The
rest of the menu looked wonderful, and we have promised to return and
try some more of their wonderful Northwestern cooking.
As for the setting, you cannot do better. The Lodge is near where
Barnes Creek feeds into Lake Crescent and has a view north of the lake
and Pyramid Peak. The Lodge is a la WPA, with wood and stone, and a lot
of charm. Book early, and ask for a six o'clock seating if you want to
sit right at the window. The Lodge is only opened for the summer
season, so we'll have to plan our return trip soon, or wait for next
REVIEWED: 10 August 2005
UPDATE 18 August 2008 - We haven't been to the Lodge in a while, but we have heard that the chef who was cooking back in 2005 is gone so our review may be out of date. ALSO The Lodge is no longer taking dinner reservations, so plan accordingly if you want to dine there.