A romantic atmosphere and gourmet seafood without a huge price tag make this restaurant popular with just about everyone..
A favorite of neighborhood locals and tourists alike, this quiet restaurant is located in quaint downtown Edmonds just blocks from the waterfront. The dining room is small but cozy wih big windows facing the street for customers to watch shoppers and ferry-goers pass by. Most of the food is classic Northwest fare, including salmon omelets for breakfast and plates of grilled seafood at dinner.
My husband and I live in Edmonds. We're often drawn to the hustle and bustle of Chanterelle's, but when we dine, we're always disappointed by the food. This morning was no exception, We were seated quicky for breakfast and the food came out promptly, but like all of our other visits, it was NOT HOT and FRESH but lukewarm. You could tell the potatoes were pre-prepared, probably sitting on a steamer, barely warm and the serving size sparse. My eggs benedict, was good, but once again lukewarm.
Another bummer is that they don't have a deep fryer. So instead of getting some hot frys with your $10 plus dinner sandwich, you get bagged chips. I wonder how hard it would be to invest in something that most people long for and expect? Everyone loves frys!
I really LONG TO LOVE Chanterelles, the ambience is bright and cheery, the location is prime but the food to me is average and the portion sizes are nothing to write home about. If they jazzed up the menu and made sure the food came HOT and fresh, it would get a much highter rating. I'm giving it two stars because my husband and I always get lukewarm food and we don't feel like there's anything on the menu that you can rave about....just average food you could make better at home. We hope someday it will improve!
Hmmm..... I have frequented Chantrelle's for breakfast, with very good results. Today, I decided to venture there for lunch, expecting the same quality and flavor. I was dissapointed. A friend and I decided to each get a cup of soup and share a "thai" chicken wrap. The soups were decent, but possibly over-seasoned, and definatley over-priced. The wrap was absolutley laughable. It was touted to be thai, but more resembled a mix-and-match southwestern stir-fry with a hint of soy sauce and an abundance of canned corn, wrapped up in a odd looking (and stale) tortilla. Maybe it was just an off-day for the cook, or a bad choice on our part, but the very aroma of it made me queasy. And I was actually suprised that it had an aroma, as there was little flavor to the dish. If you're looking for a good lunch spot, look somewhere else.
In friendly Edmonds. The 4 course dinner specials are good value - delicous tomato bisque, flavorful salad choices, entree variety and dessert - we had a bit bland tiramisu. Definately worth trying if you have Entertainment/promo offer. I'm lukewarm about this place but before the final verdict is in would like to try breakfast or lunch. For added adventure or romance to your outing, take the Edmonds/Kingston ferry as walk-ons (currently under $6 for adults) - only 3 blocks away.
The Toast of Edmonds. Chanterelle is a "must-visit" for all who love quaint dining. The service is excellent and the food is always prepared fresh and full of flavor. The 5 course dinner is a guaranteed hit. If you want to impress your date recommend Chanterelle's!!
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