About Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook
Innovative French and New American cuisine, paired with an outstanding selection of over 10,000 bottles of wine. 360 degree views of downtown Anchorage, Chugach Mountain Range and Cook Inlet. Experience Alaska’s finest, at the Hotel Captain Cook.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:15pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Crow’s Nest offers two types of parking. Valet for up to five hours is $18 per vehicle. Or you may self-park in the Captain Cook parking garage and we validate for up to two hours.
Chef De' Cuisine Reuben Gerber
Private Party Facilities:
The Crow's Nest offers two semi-private rooms that can hold up to 14 and 18. One completely private room that can hold up to 10.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook Ratings and Reviews
I was disappointed with the limited sele ...
I was disappointed with the limited selection of dinner choices. I have a difficult time believing that any fishery would close due to thanksgiving. There was no salmon and no halibut due to the fishermen going home for the holiday. The deer and the boar "escaped" from their pens and were also not available. I went to the Captain Cook the year before (same Saturday before thanksgiving) and there were no issues with items being available.
The food we did choose was wonderful, and I will not hesitate to go back, I just found it odd for such a high end establishment.
Awesome place!! My Husband and I are fr ...
Awesome place!! My Husband and I are from California and each time we come to Anchorage we try to eat here. We had great food, awesome wine and the view is spectacular. Also the service was superb. We will be back.
The food was excellent! We both had the ...
The food was excellent! We both had the crab cakes which were delicious. You only get one so we decided not to share and get our own. My husband had the rib eye and said it was the best steak he's ever had. The homemade steak sauce was superb. I had the oxtail and black cod. So good! We didn't do the soup/salad because we wanted to make sure we had room for the bananas foster desert! We loved it. The only negative is you have to have a minimum of 2 order it. If you are out as a couple or even a group and only one person wants bananas foster you are kind of out of luck. I'm just glad my husband wanted it too. Maybe he just wanted it so I could have it because that's all I talked about for days! We were seated promptly and our server was very helpful and nice! The view was beautiful. It is a little confusing finding your way to the correct elevator since there is more than one tower, but once you've done it, it isn't a problem.
Wonderful as usual! The Crow's Nest nev ...
Wonderful as usual! The Crow's Nest never disappoints us. The bartender makes the best martini in town, the waitstaff is attentive without interrupting, the views are amazing, and the food is spectacular. We had the venison and wild boar on this visit and Tom (the sommelier) recommended a wine that was a perfect pairing.
We were celebrating our 29th Wedding Ann ...
We were celebrating our 29th Wedding Anniversary, other than a nice table in the corner we didn't feel special. Our server just went awwh, Happy Anniversary when my husband said what we were celebrating.
The food was really really good but a bit over priced.
The dessert menu was mostly savory desserts and therefore we did not get anything. I would at least keep a good dessert on the menu along with the banana foster such as a normal chocolate cake with no coffee (hubby doesn't like coffee) or another choice.
Overall was a great meal.
Absolutely delicious!! Started with a sm ...
Absolutely delicious!! Started with a small corn bisque (gratis), then Crabbie patties,then a small salad that had a nice cheese, candied walnuts, different lettuces, vinaigrette. Then a beautiful ribeye steak with fingerling potatoes and broccoli florets... It came with a sauce that I wasn't crazy about, but still was a very nice steak. The sauce was on half the steak.. They brought two grand mariner chocolates with the bill that were scrumptious!! GREAT service throughout. Stunning sunset over the Cook Inlet on one side of the restaurant and a gorgeous city view afterward on the other side. Reasonably priced.. I'll be back!
When I made the reservation I made it a ...
When I made the reservation I made it a point to note that it was for a birthday. Half way through dinner I mentioned it again to the hostess and she said they do a special plate for desert. Once desert came around, nothing happened. I love this restaurant but may think twice about going for special occasions.
The charcuterie and cheese platters were ...
The charcuterie and cheese platters were very good. A cocktail glass arrived with multiple lipstick prints on it. The restaurant is definitely a "special event" place, but we've had better food with more choices and price points at other locations in Anchorage.
the crows nest was amazing date night at ...
the crows nest was amazing date night atmosphere for me and my husband. the food was exquisite and the staff and service were very attentive. very fancy, not for children.
will totally recommend this to any of my friends
It was delightful experience and the vie ...
It was delightful experience and the view is exceptional. Everyone in our party enjoyed the beverage selection, entree selection and dessert selection. We only item we didn't experience was the appetizers. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.
The view was gorgeous and the waitstaff ...
The view was gorgeous and the waitstaff was very attentive. The food was decent but was definitely not anything spectacular, especially not for the price. Best part of the meal was table side preparation of the Bananas Foster.
Beautiful decor and beautiful views. V ...
Beautiful decor and beautiful views. VERY SLOW EVERYTHING. I'm a restaurant manager, so I'm familiar with pacing and timing...our appetizer took 44 min. The entrees took over an hour...from the time the appetizer was cleared. Venison was delicious, ribeye was delicious. All the side items were caked in salt.
Although we have had excellent meals at ...
Although we have had excellent meals at the Crow's Nest in the past, the meals we ordered this time were very disappointing. We had the seafood bouillabaisse and the wild boar. The seafood was over cooked and lacked any taste. The boar was also over cooked and too salty. The potato-leek soup was amazing. For those who have never been, the view is reason enough to check this place out. Also, we could not have asked for better service. We will come back again as we know that every good restaurant can have a bad day.
This is a very nice restaurant in Anchor ...
This is a very nice restaurant in Anchorage. It is expensive but the food and service are excellent. We were there on vacation and chose that restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. We were not staying in the hotel.
The Hotel Captain Cook was my home away ...
The Hotel Captain Cook was my home away from home for forty years, and I've eaten at the Crow's Nest many, many times. It simply isn't what it used to be. It was once a top of the line restaurant with long-term staff who knew regular customers. If it wasn't on the menu, they were likely to be able to serve it anyway. Now it is a tourist trap. You can run a restaurant like this when your customers come off a cruise ship and you won't see them again. We'll see how the Cook is doing in the winter when the locals abandon it. Maybe it will just go the way of the other cruise line properties and simply close in mid-September and re-open in May. Sad fate for a once great place.
Service totally stands out at the crows ...
Service totally stands out at the crows nest. Friendly, super knowledgeable and helpful, just the right balance. Add to that perfectly conceived and delivered food that tastes really great, along with a spectacular view (also an incredible wine list) and this is a restaurant I couldn't recommend more
Tasha took very good care of us - never ...
Tasha took very good care of us - never overly present but always there when we needed her. All the food was wonderful. The best two surprises of the evening were 1) the wild boar - which was prepared perfectly and there was no hint of gaminess to the meat. It paired wonderfully with the polenta, brussel sprout leaves, and pomegranate seeds. 2) The second surprise of the evening was the Butternut Cheesecake which featured a crust of crushed cracker jacks, a wonderful cheesecake custard and dulce de leche on the side. Topping off the evening was the ruby port, a Smithwood LBV - absolutely smooth and an excellent dessert wine to go with the cheesecake. Our birthday celebration was perfect thanks to the Crow's Nest staff and the food and drink offerings.
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