“Northwest Cuisine at its Finest”
The Barking Frog restaurant is truly a destination all its own. One of the most highly regarded restaurants in the Northwest, Barking Frog excels in American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences. Like pan roasted sea scallops with confit chicken hash – need we say more! Or try the truffled macaroni & cheese. (The first bite is an eye-closer.) We’re also known for our phenomenal wine list, the majority of which features Washington wines. (We even offer some rare wines most restaurants don’t have.) In fact, we were awarded “Most Innovative Wine List” by the Washington Wine Commission, and received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence five years in a row. The warm and bistro-like restaurant embodies the same rustic and refined feel of the Willows Lodge. On colder days, guests gather at the circular table around a fireplace. In the summer, our patio is bursting with activity, lively with laughter and the sounds of wine glasses clinking. And then there’s Chef Bobby. Our Executive Chef graduated from Seattle Central’s Culinary Program in 1997; shortly afterwards he became sous chef at Fullers in Seattle. He has been with the Barking Frog since 2001. In 2008, he was invited to cook at the historic James Beard House in New York City, where he led his culinary team to prepare a five-course meal. Chef Bobby loves what he does and it shows. See him in action during his cooking class series one Wednesday evening each month in Fireside. People ask us why the restaurant is called the Barking Frog. The name comes from the Native American storytellers use of the Frog as a symbol of wealth or abundance. When the frogs are barking, it is a sign of peace and harmony in nature. At the entryway of the dining room, a Robert Davidson bronze Haida sculpture emphatically greets guests. However, Chef Bobby has his own interpretation. He says that when frogs are croaking, they’re happy, and that’s how he wants his customers to feel. We’re pretty sure he’s hit the mark.
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