Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or not, Washington’s wine country, located on the eastern side of the mountains, is a destination you cannot miss on your visit to the beautiful Evergreen State. Miles of rolling hills and sweeping views of vibrant landscape create the stunning backdrop of this region. With ample tasting rooms to explore during your visit, you’ll need sustenance to fortify you for your adventures — this is best done through local flavors and innovative culinary practices. Our INNSiders have gathered several farm-to-table restaurants to consider located near our inns in Leavenworth, Walla Walla and Wenatchee for an ultimate medley of fresh, locally sourced dishes and one-of-a-kind culinary experiences to excite your palate. These three cities
Farm-To-Table Restaurants Located Near Leavenworth
Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village located approximately two hours east of Seattle, Washington in the beautiful Cascade Mountains. It’s close to ski areas, an abundance of nature to explore year round and wineries.
Prepare for an unforgettable dining experience at the highly rated Mana in Leavenworth. This Chelan County restaurant stands out from its Bavarian-themed neighbors; it lives in a small yellow bungalow and boasts a seasonal five-course prix fixe menu with organic and wild foraged ingredients that are locally sourced. Mana is a single-seating 40-guests restaurant with an intimate dining room, outdoor pods and open kitchen whose innovative approaches to Washington produce and flavors is sure to delight your senses and leave a lasting impression. Wine and non-alcoholic Elixir pairings are amazingly creative and a delicious addition to your dinner.
This farm-to-table restaurant in Leavenworth offers something for everyone. Watershed Cafe’s chefs and owners’ passion for their craft shines through in their dishes. The menu is ever-changing but the constant is the thoughtful spotlight on local farm products and Pacific Northwest flavors and seafood. Don’t let the casual ambiance fool you — the exquisite presentation and phenomenal flavors strengthen each dish and will have you planning your next visit before you’ve even left the city.
Orchard is truly a gem in the region. Both elegant and comfortable, this Cle Elum restaurant is committed to sustainability — they butcher and dry-age whole animals, make their own pasta and bread and preserve locally sourced produce for long-lasting provisions. It’s clear the foundation of their approach to the dining experience is loaded with passion, creativity and intention. Come for dinner or happy hour and revel in the sophisticated, cozy atmosphere of the Orchard, a Washington wine country treasure.
Farm-To-Table Restaurants Located Near Touchet & Walla Walla
Three and a half hours south east of Leavenworth sits Walla Walla, Washington, a stellar destination for beautiful views, incredible food and wine - it boasts more than 120 wineries.
Located in Touchet, The Vine is a fine dining farm-to-table restaurant in the Cameo Heights Mansion. Embrace the vast Washington countryside views as you enjoy a luxurious and satisfying meal in an intimate setting. To reflect seasonal produce and provide the highest quality fresh ingredients, the menu changes daily. Additionally, The Vine specializes in a seven-course, prix-fixe style menu but accommodates restaurant-style dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Mondays from April through October. This romantic and invigorating restaurant also boasts a curated selection of local award-winning wines.
Hattaways On Alder offers something different and incredibly satisfying for the region: southern-inspired northwest cuisine. Local ingredients and southern cooking traditions light up each dish in the charming ambiance of Hattaways in downtown Walla Walla. Described by the media as a perfect dining experience suitable for any occasion, you won’t want to miss this on your adventure to Washington’s wine country.
You must make the Waterbrook winery and restaurant your lunch destination in Washington’s wine country. Waterbrook is another incredible farm-to-table restaurant in the region with spectacular views in a peaceful setting. Its seasonal menu and daily specials are influenced by food products sourced from nearby farms as well as produce from Waterbrook’s own garden. Stop by for a seemingly modest meal that is bursting with flavor, vibrant produce and ample options for wine pairings.
Farm-To-Table Restaurants Located Near Wenatchee
A 30-minute drive from Leavenworth brings you to Wenatchee, Washington, known as the “Apple Capital Of The World.” This city sits along the Columbia River and offers a perfect weekend getaway for sunshine, outdoor recreation, wine tasting and more.
Stones Gastropub is an incredible local restaurant in downtown Wenatchee serving Pacific Northwest-inspired dishes and craft cocktails. It offers a warm and eclectic atmosphere and boasts a mouth watering menu with options for seafood, meat, pasta and more. Stop by for a delicious meal in a comfortable setting, or refreshing cocktails to start off your night.
The Chateau Faire Le Pont grill proudly sources all their products from local growers in the northwest. Drawing on fresh, seasonal ingredients, sustainable seafood and all natural Washington-grown beef, this farm-to-table restaurant features entirely house-made dishes. The Chateau prioritizes superb hospitality, centering the customers' experience at the intersection of extraordinary food and high-quality wine in an inviting atmosphere. Their all-day menu offers diverse options for appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. You’ll want to visit Chateau Faire Le Pont for a classy, relaxing evening in Washington’s wine country.