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The Herbfarm

14590 NE 145th St. (148th Ave. NE) Send to Phone
Experience a fine dining adventure at a Northwest original.
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Dining room at The Herbfarm, Woodinville, WA

The Herbfarm Restaurant Review

: The Herbfarm’s dramatic nine-course, five-hour dining experience is legendary. Pioneering chef Jerry Traunfeld blazed culinary trails with seasonal, locally-inspired dishes long before this cooking style became mainstream, while proprietors Ron Zimmerman (The Herbfarm’s first chef) and Carrie Van Dyck collaborated, celebrating the best of the Pacific Northwest. Evolving after a fire forced the original restaurant's closure, a relocation to Woodinville to an elegantly rustic re-creation of a French farmhouse across from the upscale Willows Lodge, and Traunfeld's departure in 2007, The Herbfarm continues to produce ingredient-themed dinners with the kitchen now under the command of executive chef Chris Weber. To set the stage, guests are offered Champagne and introduced to the restaurant’s plethora of herbs, then invited to tour the formal herb gardens plus the wine cellar. Seating in the romantic dining room can be at communal or intimate private tables. An open kitchen keeps meal preparation activity present. An autumn dinner --- The Mycologists Dream --- featured a variety of Pacific Northwest mushrooms in a series of finely presented, if sometimes overwrought, courses ranging from wood-roasted Alaskan ling cod and poached shimeji mushrooms with fried leeks to a duo of tender lamb served with braised wild cauliflower mushrooms. Desserts were also inspired by mushrooms, and included a poached pear flavored with Douglas Fir tips accented with a wild candy cap mushroom mousse. Service is professional yet casual, contributing to the convivial atmosphere. Although Seattle boasts many restaurants with visionary chefs offering seasonal fare, none match The Herbfarm’s dining adventure.

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