Good thing Larissa made reservations earlier that Saturday on Memorial Day Weekend because when Larissa and I arrived for our early 5 p.m. dinner, it was already starting to get busy, but due to having a reservation, Larissa and I were seated immediately at a window seat facing 5th Avenue and near the big fireplace in the middle of the restaurant. The fireplace is quite the conversation piece and gives the Brewhouse a cozy ambiance.
After getting our menus, it took Larissa and I a while to figure out what we wanted to eat. Everything looked really good, and I wanted seafood but wasn't sure whether to get salmon or halibut. Finally, we decided what we wanted to eat, and our waiter came by and took our order before we could change our minds. Larissa got the Babyback BBQ Ribs while I went with the Grilled Salmon Platter. Larissa pre-ordered her favorite World Famous Bread Pudding and we chatted while waiting for our food while enjoying the complimentary fresh homemade breat with olive oil drizzled on top.
Our food showed up a while later, and it was well-worth the wait. Larissa's ribs were smothered in jerk rub and BBQ sauce and came with french fries and a veggie. My salmon dinner was grilled on alder wood giving it a smoky flavor that I enjoyed very much. The salmon was drizzled with a nice sweet sauce and came with garlic mashed potatoes, wilted spinach, and a veggie. It was a nutritious and delicious meal that left me not wanting desert, but when Larissa got her bread pudding, the smells of it drove me nuts. Larissa let me share some of her pudding, and OH BOY! It was sooooo good. The pudding was a nice hot vanilla custard concotion and came with a warm cinnamon sauce called Yukon Jack Sauce, apples, currants, and carmelized pecans. I need to find a bread pudding recipe this winter and make it at home it was that good!
This meal cost a little more than our other meals around Alaska, but the almost $80 with tip was well-worth it, and I was glad to have treated Larissa to a nice meal on her birthday, and I didn't embarass her by having them come to the table with a birthday cake and sing "Happy Birthday!" The Glacier Brewhouse is well-worth a visit for lunch or dinner whenever you are in Anchorage.
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September 30, 2011
From journal Alaskan Adventure
by Wildcat Dianne
July 26, 2010
From journal Pigging Out In Anchorage Cheaply!
Rochester, New York
August 24, 2006
From journal Alaska Cruise: Scenery, Seas + a Toe Cocktail
Los Angeles, Georgia
June 3, 2006
The food is OK, but just OK. It certainly did not warrant the prices. The seafood was no better than at a chain like Red Lobster but a lot more expensive. There are plenty of other choices in Anchorage, don't waste your time and money with this one.
From journal Alaskan Visitor
June 24, 2003
From journal Going Native in Anchorage
February 10, 2002
From journal A beginner's Alaska