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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
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Crow's Nest - Hotel Captain Cook Ratings and Reviews
The service, food and the view were excellent. We were a group of 5 for dinner with a corner table overlooking the city and the port. The restaurant is upscale with a very traditional feel, great for romantic dinner, business meal or simply a great meal with a tremendous view of Anchorage below. Highly recommend the Crow's Nest.
Fabulous view of Cook Inlet as sun was setting and that made the evening. Great cocktails and attentive outstanding service. Oysters on the half shell (Puget sound) not fresh, had an off taste. Not sure why they aren't using the delicious Kachemak bay oysters. Sommelier gave excellent wine recommendation. Main course (black cod) overcooked a little and lost its light and moist freshness. All the same, can't beat the view and ambience.
Wonderful location. The food was hit and miss. My meat was good, but $40 for 3 mediocre scallops wasn't reasonable. The beet salad was suitable for use as visual humor in Adam Sandler movie making fun of avant garde cuisine. Previous experiences have been better.
The Crow's Nest is great for fine dining. I believe this to be the best restaurant in Anchorage and probably Alaska. The atmosphere is very nice, conducive to leisurely dining and quiet conversation. The view of Anchorage is great. In short, it was a wonderful and memorable dining experience.
My wife and I had an amazing night, they were out of the wine we had chosen so the Sommelier Tom selected a similar wine and gave it to us at a lower rate. Chelsea our server was very helpful and made the evening that much more special. And to top it all off when we ordered desert she informed the kitchen it was our anniversary, so they wrote a message congratulating us in chocolate.
It was supposed to be my wife's birthday dinner. We took our one year old baby, and while I know the Crow's Nest isn't "kid friendly" that is quite the understatement. We were given a high-chair with a broken seat buckle. We were seated near the bar, and near the only other guests in the restaurant. We were there at 5:30 pm, so it was pretty empty, and I feel we could have been seated elsewhere. Anyway, the kid was a bit fussy, and while we weren't exactly thrown out, we were clearly told that our baby's behavior was unacceptable. My wife lost her appetite, and I guess I did too. We left shortly thereafter, with our food in a take out box. I'm not sure how to rate a perfectly cook piece of halibut that we ate from a paper box while sitting in our front yard after we got home. While the chef did everything right, it just didn't taste like it should have.
The food was very good but because the restaurant caters to large groups and private parties we did not get a table with a good view. We had a view of a big ugly building with a beat up roof. We went to that extremely expensive restaurant because the ads for it tout the amazing views. That is not what we got. Very disappointing.
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 .
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