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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.
Anchorage, AK 99501
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
The menu had a good selection of meat and seafood dishes. All prepared perfectly. There were six in our party and they arranged a large square table at the window so all had s view. They made us a nice dessert plate of chocolates for our anniversary treat. We will be back to try the bouillabaisse. The halibut and bison were excellent, but the bouillabaisse looked delicious too.
The food experience the last two times we have been there we're not what we expect from such a great place.
We were there at Christmas, and I had the Wildboar which I normally love. But this time it was dry and seem to be the end of their stock of meat. This time I had the black cod and it was the end tailpiece and it was fishy tasting I did not like it with the ox tail . There were very few gnocchi on my plate as well .
Dinner was fantastic! We took some friends from CA there and we all had marvelous meals. The steaks were done to perfection. The risotto was phenomenal! One in our group had the halibut and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great flavors! The service was great! They were able to accommodate our request for a table by the windows by giving us a private corner room...Amazing!
We've lived in this area for a year, and this was our first visit to the Crow's Nest. It's been on our list of places to try, so for our anniversary we made a reservation. We were not disappointed in any aspect of the visit in spite of the rain clouds which limited our view. The food was excellent, well prepared, a party for our taste buds. From the fried olives and foie gras, to the soups, to salmon and black cod, to chocolate cake and lemon tart, the presentations were a delight to the eye and memorable on the tongue. We will definitely return, though we won't wait for another anniversary. The visit was well worth the cost which wasn't out of line for the experience.
To start, we had the risotto of the day and we could've ordered it as an entree and life would have been great. But it got better with the bison entree, it was fantastic. Every bite forced my eyes to close so that no energy was wasted not tasting the delectable meat. Dessert was the chocolate cake - I nearly threw etiquette out the window of breathtaking views to pickup the plate and lick it clean.
At the end of our Alaska cruise, after reading the great reviews, we had dinner at the Crow's Nest.
The welcome was exceptionally warm and they encouraged us to walk around and see the views from all sides. Once seated, we were greeted by a very professional waiter but who also was very personable. The meal proceeded at a leisurely pace which is what we wanted. All the courses were outstanding. It was one of the few restaurants we have been to in the recent past that has really delivered on great promise. It is rumored that both President Xi of China and President Obama have dined there. Highly recommended for those seeking an exceptional evening. The only disappointment was that the surrounding mountains were clouded in clouds and that we lacked self discipline to eat less (especially after the cruise) but it was well worth it.
We selected this restaurant based upon reviews we had read and we were glad we did. The views were without compare in Anchorage, the service wonderful--attentive but not overbearing. The food was delicious and attractively presented. We enjoyed ourselves a lot.
The only criticism is that the restaurant was advised that this was a special occasion dinner and they were told it was my birthday. The host at the podium upon entry acknowledged my birthday as did our waiter. But no complementary dessert was offered.
It did not bother me but it was odd to have the event acknowledged simply with words. The food prices were commensurate with the location and view, and a free dessert being offered, whether we would have declined or accepted it, would have been a nice touch.
The Crow's Nest at the Hotel Captain Cook is THE premier dining experience in Alaska. I have been a resident of Alaska for over 40 years and the Crow's Nest never disappoints. Superbly "fit for foodies" with imaginative and taste-expanding menu the Crow's Nest remains the quintessential restaurant for the experienced patron of truly fine dining at the highest level. The wine list is the finest locally and exceeds most of my international-capital-city dining experiences (of which I have a number), or most high-class restaurants in the Lower 48 (of which I have many memorable dining pleasures). This is not place for a fun family with children supper, nor a spur of the moment "grab a bite" after a rough game of rugby. The restaurant is elegant with impeccable service and a menu focused on experimental nouvelle cuisine in appropriately medium size portions which attends to providing a memorable dinner expertly prepared and served. The dining experience is more enjoyable if the patron has a solid appreciation and knowledge of wine. However, the sommelier will very expertly guide the guests to a wonderful wine choice in the price range requested. The views of Anchorage and Alaska (weather permitting) are outstanding. If fine dining, superb wine, and attentive professional service is of interest, the Crow's Nest is incomparably the Alaskan restaurant at which to make your reservation. Enjoy!
The lure of this restaurant is the view, but the unattractive tops of buildings didn't do it for me. The food is good, but certainly not worth the cost.
I dine out often, and I use open table as a reference, but this was disappointing. We did, however, eat at Simon & Seafort, and it was amazing!!!
We went there for our anniversary. From giving us table to the service they exceeded our expectations. From tomato soup chefs gift to crab cake as appetizer crab soup that we ordered beet salad that was presented so artistically. Highlight was I would say salmon that was made so delicately and delicious. To top it off bananas foster. They even surprised us with chocolate anniversary plate. Unbelievable.
We were vacationing in Alaska, and while in Anchorage...we checked out Yelp reviews. Lots of positive feedback. Everything was excellent ..... service, drinks, food, desserts, view!
Highly recommend a delicious and relaxing evening at the Crow's Nest! You won't be disappointed!
We went here for the Alaskan king crab legs because all of the reviews said they had the best . Wellll all I can say is I was highly disappointed and for $58 a lb they charge they should have been the best but were NOT . I live in Nj and can buy them for $25 a lb And make them better . Do yourself a favor go to Costco and buy them . We had a window seat and yes you could see the view of the water however what you notice is the building across with a disgraceful rooftop . I believe this building is part of the hotel so one would think of maybe doing something about it . I am not by all means a snooty person . It's just my observation and can't be the only one that thought this while sitting looking out the window. We advised the front desk of our disappointment when we checked out of the hotel and we got oh sorry you felt that way . I do have to say our server was great n that's why we didn't complain to her . Even though she told us we made a GREAT choice . 🤔
Arrived at this restaurant the previous night for a cocktail and cheese playter. Service was friendly, prompt and courteous. Enjoyed it and decided to bring a larger group for dinner the next night. Our waiter, Logan, and his colleagues were locals who knew their menu, explained the entrees as needed and provided excellent service. Very attentive but not overbearing. The bananas foster, prepared tableside, for dessert capped an excellent evening. The view of the city, mountains, and bay certainly helped with the conversation. Fabulous Halibut!
We were in Anchorage for a business meeting and had made reservations at the Crow's Nest well before we arrived in Alaska. The view is amazing, the food is very good, and the ambiance is great. Our only disappointment was the service.
We ordered pre dinner drinks and when they arrived, there were issues. One of the glasses was dirty and sticky, so we sent it back. I ordered a glass of Pinot Noir and didn't care for the taste (it was corked). I sent it back and asked for a glass of a different wine. It never showed up and when the bill came, I was charged for the glass I sent back.
We ordered dinner and made it clear of gluten free requirements of one of our guests. When the chef's "gift" arrived prior to the first course, it had a flour crust. We sent it back and the gluten free version took 10 minutes to arrive. The dinner was excellent, starters and mains were as expected and tasted very nice. When it came to dessert, we were disappointed again. One associate was looking forward to their banana split, but found that they had been out of key ingredients for over a week. We passed on dessert and after dinner drinks and moved on.
All in all, a good meal, but not outstanding. More attention to service would be beneficial.
Great food and service! My only wish is for the menu to change more often. I hope they come up with new appetizers and entrees as we dine here often and I'm wanting to experience something different. The reason why we keep on coming back is their wine selection. There are only a few restaurants in Anchorage that offer a wide selection of red Burgundy, which is a must for a special occasion.
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