Chinook Tavern has been the setting of two very productive committee / lunch meetings and I could not be more grateful. Â I searched for a restaurant that offered reservations, good food, and a quiet atmosphere in the south part of the metro area and found Chinook. Â Boy, am I glad I did!
The first time I visited, it was snowing and our server explained their daily ravioli special in mouth-watering detail. Â Everyone at the table had ravioli, some special, some regular menu Wild Mushroom variety. Â Everyone LOVED it. Â The portions were generous (we each took home half), the flavors delightful, and the meal was completely satisfying.
Oh, and we completed our committee meeting goals, too! Â Due to the very low volume level we were all able to have a conversation and HEAR what we were talking about!
The service has been very friendly and welcoming on both occasions from start to finish. Â Efficient, knowledgeable, and inviting. Â Thanks, Chinook, I'll be back!
Horrible service- We simply wanted a couple of glasses of wine for happy hour. We were sat at a table that apparently was already reserved (she pointed us our table instead of taking us to it). We were kicked out by the guests shortly after. Â We had to go back in and find the hostess and she pointed out a table for us again. Â It took 15 minutes for a server to arrive. Â She was saying rude things to us, I think she was trying to be sarcastic. Â Tip: Â Don't try and be sarcastic before you have recovered the guest! Â The wind ended up causing my wine to spill all over me. Â We had to try and find some napkins with little success but my friends eventually brought me some. Another 10 minutes later our waitress came by. I had to tell her what happened. Â She said Â "Darn mother nature" and walked away. Â Do I need to say more?Review Source:
Like a lot of the reviews say great food horrible service. I went here on my lunch break the other day and I thought since it was after 2pm we would be able to get in and out within 1 hour. Clearly I was wrong. I understand it takes time to prepare a great meal however all we ordered was Calamari, French Onion Soup, and the Blackened Chicken Sandwich. I was a server for over 6 years and I know it shouldn't take an hour to receive these items unless the server forgot to ring something in. I'm not 100% sure that's what happened but that would make the most sense since the kitchen was most likely not busy. Our server also never brought us appetizer plates for our bread or calamari so we had to ask another server that was passing by. Based on the ambiance and pricing at this restaurant I was expecting a little above average service to match the food that is being served. There are so many other great options in this area don't waste your time and leave disappointed like me and obviously many others that work around here.Review Source: