Food & Wine

One of the Best Restaurant Views in North America

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45 minutes outside Anchorage lies the tiny town of Girdwood, home to art galleries, skiing, and one of the best restaurant views in North America.

Alyeska Resort Anchorage Restaurants Seven Glaciers location

The aptly named Seven Glaciers Restaurant sits atop the Alyeska Resort tram station and boasts views of seven glaciers and a hint of the Turnigan Arm waters. And to get there you take a 7 minute scenic tram ride. Like most restaurants in Alaska, the prices are not cheap, but considering the views and that most ingredients are sourced locally, it’s a good value!

Alyeska Tram secenic view Alaska

I personally prefer the view from the bar, which offers plate glass windows out onto the prettiness. They offer a full range of alcoholic beverages including local Alaska beers on tap and a pretty decent and not too horribly overpriced list of wines by the glass.

Alyeska Resort Seven Glaciers Bar view

You can order food there as well, but if you plan to eat, the better value is the restaurant. The cost of the round trip tram ride is $20, but free for dinner guests with reservations.

On a previous visit I had splurged on the amazing 5 course tasting menu, which features the chef’s favorite picks from among the local produce, but sadly on a Tuesday night it wasn’t offered. Just as well as I wasn’t all that hungry after a day of flying, in fact I was about to fall asleep in my plate for our 9PM reservation 🙂

Dinner started with a complimentary amuse bouche of soup (I could have drank gallons) and  basket of assorted insanely good bread with fresh whipped butter.

Alyeska Resort Anchorage Restaurants Seven Glaciers amuse bouche soup

Alyeska Resort Anchorage Restaurants Seven Glaciers bread

Going for the lighter side I started with the Alaska Bison and Shrimp tartar (soooo good).

Alyeska Resort Anchorage Restaurants Seven Glaciers bison & shrimp tartare

And went with the Chef’s daily pasta, which was homemade and featured local tomatoes and fresh grated Parmesan.

Alyeska Resort Anchorage Restaurants Seven Glaciers chef pasta

My friend went with the filet of beef with local mushrooms and chard.

Alyeska Resort Anchorage Restaurants Seven Glaciers Beef filet

All of it was good, and even though it was past 11 when we finished, there was still plenty of light for a beautiful tram ride back to the resort.

Alyeska Resort Anchorage Restaurants Seven Glaciers midnight view

 

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