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About Portals Restaurant at Suncadia Resort
At The Lodge at Suncadia, Portals offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features an ever changing menu of sophisticated, home style cuisine with fresh, local, and organically grown ingredients, made even more enjoyable by the incredible, panoramic views of the Cle Elum River and Cascade Mountains.
Fifty-6 Degrees Lounge at The Lodge is your friendly connection spot, serving tasting plates and a diverse selection of local, handcrafted wines and microbrews. Mingle, unwind, and share the best of Northwest inspired pleasures for the palate.
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Northwest, American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am Daily
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm Daily
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Daily
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details.
Both self and valet parking are offered.
Executive Chef Rick Shell
Private Party Facilities:
We have banquet/private party facilities to accommodate anywhere from 6 to 500 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Debbie Losse: (509) 649-6432
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Portals Restaurant at Suncadia Resort Ratings and Reviews
I was disappointed. The food menu was limited and mediocre. The preparation of my dish, mac and cheese with crab and truffled bread crumbs, was merely adequate. I could not taste the truffle at all and the crab seemed limited to two sections of King Crab leg, with small claw, each about an inch long. The crab cakes were not good at all, too much bread not enough crab, makes one wonder if they ran out. Great view, I would go again for a drink, but not dinner.
This is a very nice restaurant for both large extended family groups, and for older couples. The Easter Buffet selection was very good. Since we were a couple unaccompanied by children, we enjoyed all the kids who were there. Obviously the Easter Bunny was roaming about entertaining them, although the staff seated us at a private location, out of the traffic pattern. The food was very good, traditional and marked with gluten free and other ingredient labels.
The service was excellent and the view from our table was lovely. prices were reasonable for a holiday, better than Seattle, where we live.
I asked the waiter if the salmon was farm raised and he said yes, but another waiter overheard him and said it was wild. Anyhow, I ordered the salmon (not fully convinced it was wild) and my sister ordered the Northern Exposure (basically crab mac and cheese). The waiter brought us somebody else's dinners first, then the wrong salads, and then finally our correct salads. I had the Wind Farm Ridge salad which was the best part of my meal, although it was very small. When our dinners were presented to us, my sister and I both looked at each other like, really? The chef could certainly benefit from some lessons on plating - our dinners were not very aesthetically pleasing to say the least. The salmon tasted OK but nothing special - no sauce on it, and nothing underneath it - just laying there all by itself next to a blob of root vegetables (or whatever that purple pile was) which was, well, so gross looking that I didn't eat it (and I eat everything). My sisters crab mac and cheese was short on the crab but it was OK if you're into corkscrew noodles and a bland sauce. Between the inexperienced waiter, the mediocre food and having to sit next to a table with a whiny kid, with parents that clearly don't know when bedtime is, it was a disappointing experience. My advice is either lower your prices or step up your game.
It's an ok casual dining experience at not so casual prices. We celebrated my husbands birthday there during our stay at Suncadia. The food was decent, but expect diner style service with all your meal coming out at once. Didn't feel like a nice restaurant, we will be having all of our meals at the Winery next time.
As Tumble Creek members, we've been here many times but our last dining experience was less than expected. First, since they removed the carpet from the dining room the noise level is much louder ... feels much more like Swiftwater. It was always nice to have Portals as a quieter alternative. Second, our waitress seemed overworked and not very interested in having us there. Our food obviously came a long time after tables that were seated later than we were. No apologies for the lengthy wait. Third, the menu is an odd assortment of foods and price levels. We much prefer the old Portals.
I'm not sure what happened to the food but the days of the best lunch around are gone. Sandwich bread burned for two of us, Truffle Fries mushy and not fully cooked, Trout was dry and seemed old with wilted veggies. Menu options are at a minimal and all of our favorite items are gone. Service was great and the view you can not beat. I will say on a positive they finally have kiddo options and made sure the Kiddo was taken care of big thumbs up on that. I would suggest a new chef and or really look at whats happening in the kitchen with quality of food coming out.
I want to like this place, I really do, but due to their horribly overpriced and mediocre food, I can't. I live in the area and have eaten here several times because clients and out-of-town friends and family always want to try it. Last night was the worst so far. Two people at the table had the crab mac and cheese and it looked more like soup. Two people had the salmon and said it was just ok. I had the pork chop which was also just ok. Why did the server bother asking me how I wanted it cooked if they were just going to cook it well-done? I didn't send it back because we'd already been there for an hour and who knows how much longer that would've been?? We paid $250 for 5 entrees (no apps, no sides) and 2 beers a piece which I wouldn't have minded if the food was good.
This place has been sub-par since the day it opened. The only thing it has going for it is location, it is the only restaurant in the lodge. It's so unfortunate because the restaurant is beautiful and the setting is gorgeous. Save your money and drive into Roslyn.
According to the hostess the online menu was really really out of date. The menu was ok, but not great. Don't say dungeness with shells and cheese, it sounds you like added crab to the kids menu. And for the record it wasn't shells, it was cavatappi and it wasn't cheesy. It was actually pretty flavorless. I got the steak and truffle fries. Steak over cooked, burnt on the edges, and all of about 3 oz of steak. Of course you wouldn't know that immediately with the large piles of slimy looking onions dropped on top of it. The fries were not truffle, but under cooked and cold. Truly a terrible (overpriced) meal. It didn't even look appetizing. The ramekin of ketchup was dirty and sloppy looking too. The iced tea was terrible. I would not spend the money to eat here again.
The one good thing, the wait staff was friendly.
We have been coming to Suncadia for several years and due to the lack of options, eat at Portals at least twice a trip. Service is terrible. It has always been terrible. They always take too long. It's tough to get a water, iced tea or soda refill. They are slow to bus your plates. And for a resort that caters to kids, the restraurant does nothing to cater to kids. They don't bring out any type of food for the kids early. The staff doesn't ask to bring out kids orders first. There are no kid desserts. And the long wait wreaks havoc on your sanity. You have few options but if you have kids and are going to Portals, bring a snack for them.
We spent the weekend at Suncadia and celebrated a friends' birthday at Portals. The service excelled at the restaurant and throughout the resort. We felt very well taken care of. The food was good but not exceptional. One friend had the short ribs which she said were disappointingly not tender and lacked depth of flavor. Several of us at the New York steaks......they were good and the side dishes delicious. The steaks were a very generous portion and while the sides were on the small side; it worked well because of the size of the steaks. We had an assortment of desserts and they were all good. Our server was friendly, attentive and paid attention to the details.
I ordered the pork chop. No mention was made on the menu that there would be ANY jalapeno My wife and I had dinner at Portals SAT night, October 1. I ordered the pork chop. NOWHERE written on the menu was I told it would come with a quantity of jalapenos that would stop an army. In fact, no mention of jalapenos! Additionally, the pork chop had a consistency of shoe leather. Fool that I am, I suffered through it and chose not to complain. I won't be making that mistake again. By all accounts, a horrible dining experience. Greatly disappointed. Mixed emotions about wanting to dine again at Portals. (We have previously dined at Portals and very much enjoyed the experience!)
Very disappointed with the food considering the price you pay. We ordered 6 different plates of food including dessert and I can not say that any of them were enjoyable. In fact, all were either lacking flavor or dried out. Overall the resort is beautiful but the food is less than to be desired.
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