June 20, 2004
At around 5:30 pm the next day we walked from the hotel to the restaurant, which took us approximately 10 minutes and were surprised that even though we were a little bit earlier than our reserved time we were greeted and seated almost immediately. Since we were early we were lucky enough to get a wonderful and somewhat secluded table that was tucked between a large stone fireplace and the windows that looked out onto the lake and beach.
Upon sitting down and even before we could even enjoy the view one of the staff approached and promptly filled our water glasses and then vanished. After that came our friendly waitress who advised us what the specials of the day were as well as dropping off the menus for our perusal and then just as quickly vanished. We were already amazed at the extreme efficiency of the staff by the time the sommelier came up, which was roughly a minute after our waitress had left. She was both gracious and knowledgeable about the wines offered and gave us some very good suggestions. After we had placed an order for a bottle of Merlot, we sat back and finally got to relax and enjoy the view and the beauty of the restaurant with our drinks that had magically appeared while talking with the sommelier. All I can say is the staff here is the most prompt, courteous, friendly and efficient I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.
This restaurant is stunning as it’s entirely made up of stone and cedar, with large towering windows overlooking the lake and great stone fireplaces that provide some welcome warmth during the winter and early spring months. There is a bar off to the side of the restaurant where you may sit, relax, have a drink or two with a companion or alone while you wait for a table during busy times.
The prices here are definitely high and I would not suggest bringing children unless you don’t mind spending a lot. I noticed that the average price for many of the entrees was around $35, so with drinks and possibly a dessert the total tab for even two people can easily run up to $100. Even though the prices here are high, the food is excellent and the servings are large as my husband and I couldn’t even finish all of our entrees.
For more information click on the following link: The Lone Eagle Grill
From journal From Coast to Coast, a 3 week trip across the US