Last Updated on October 3, 2022 by admin
If you like good food, this post is for you. We’re sharing all about our experience at one of the best restaurants near Leavenworth, Washington: Wildflour. If you have an upcoming trip to Leavenworth and you are looking for a nice meal, this is the restaurant for you. We recently celebrated our 5-year wedding anniversary at Wildflour and we were thoroughly impressed by the experience. We think it’s worth the drive there even if you’re not planning on staying in Leavenworth!
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The Wildflour menu is stewarded by Chef Ben Herried. (You can check out the full menu linked here.) Wildflour specializes in handcrafted pasta with sophisticated pairings that utilize local ingredients. The local ingredients are sourced from the following farms: Hope Mountain Farm, Full Moon Farm, and Snowgrass Farm.
Wildflour is open Wednesday through Saturday from 4pm to 9pm. They accept reservations, and we highly recommend that you do so. At the time of this writing, they also offer private igloos outside which you can reserve on OpenTable.
The average dinner entree price at the time of this writing was around $33. (The lowest entree price was $24 and the most expensive $48.) Although we didn’t see a required dress code, we recommend business casual. We saw many people wearing dresses and slacks (no suit jacket). We also saw some people wearing golf shorts and polos.
Our Experience at Wildflour
We started our dining experience with 2 specialty cocktails. I ordered a beautiful gin hibiscus cocktail, and my husband ordered a smoked manhattan. Although both were delicious, we highly recommend that you try the smoked manhattan. It was a showstopper in and of itself! Our server brought out a decanter that was filled with swirling smoke, and then poured the cocktail table-side. It had a subtle smoked flavor and it was sophisticated and delicious.
For entrees, we ordered the following pasta:
- Polenta: creamy polenta with slow-roasted beef brisket, seasonal vegetables, and a cherry rhubarb mostada
- Gnocchi: handmade porcini gnocchi with hand-cut beef tenderloin, gorgonzola cream, demi-glace, caramelized cippolini onions, and seasonal vegetables
While both dishes were absolutely delicious, my husband and I both agreed the gnocchi was our favorite!
For dessert, we enjoyed a chocolate mousse with fresh berries.
How to Get To Wildflour
From Highway 2, head north at the junction with WA 207. After 3.6 miles, take a left on Cedar Brae Road. (Google Maps then directed us to take a left on a closed forest service road, so be sure to continue on Cedar Brae Road.) Then take a left on Kahler Drive, and take another left on Clubhouse Drive. Continue on Clubhouse Drive and Wildflour will be on the right.
Address: 20700 Club House Dr., Leavenworth, WA 98826
Where to Stay
Wildflour is nestled in the mountains and is located a bit off the beaten path. However, there are a number of places you can stay nearby.
If you’re staying in Leavenworth (26 minutes’ drive away), and want to stay in a high-end hotel, we recommend the following:
- Posthotel: The Posthotel is located in downtown Leavenworth and faces the Wenatchee River. The nightly stay includes a number of complimentary items and experiences, including breakfast, lunch, and dessert. (We wrote a full post about our hotel stay here, and another post about the complimentary aspects here.) The main draw to this hotel, though, is the Pool and Wellness Center. There are over 7 saunas and steam rooms, a number of pools, and an indoor and outdoor hot tub. We wrote a full post about why we think it’s Washington’s best romantic getaway. (Please note that this hotel is adults-only.) You can make reservations here.
- Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort: The Sleeping Lady is more secluded and is a luxurious forest retreat. They have a beautiful pool, sauna, and a number of trails through the woods. The nightly rate includes breakfast and dinner. We wrote all about our stay at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort here. You can make reservations here.
- Bavarian Lodge: We recently stayed at the Bavarian Lodge and really appreciated that it was located right next to Front Street! (Full hotel review here.) You can make reservations here.
For a full list of places to stay in Leavenworth, click here.
Things to Do in Leavenworth
Leavenworth is a popular mountain destination with activities for all interests. We wrote a full list of over 30 things to do in Leavenworth here. Here are some ideas for how to spend your stay:
- Wine Tasting: There are a number of wineries and tasting rooms located in downtown Leavenworth. One of our favorites was the frosé at Patterson Cellars! You have to try it!
- Beer Garden: Visit the Icicle Brewing Company. You might like the Enchantments Hazy IPA or the Dirty Face Amber Lager.
- Christmas Store: Visit Kris Kringl and get in the holiday mood no matter the season!
- Mini Golf: There are two putt-putt courses in downtown Leavenworth: Enzian and Icicle Village Resort.
- Float the Wenatchee River: There are several companies that offer river tubes, drop-off shuttles, and pick-up shuttles.
- Visit the Reindeer Farm: The Leavenworth Reindeer Farm has activities throughout the year. There’s nothing like meeting a reindeer!
- Go Hiking: There are plenty of great hikes near Leavenworth! We wrote a full list of our favorites here.
Other Recommended Restaurants
In addition to Wildflour, we recommend the following restaurants near Leavenworth:
- Larch: The same chef at Wildflour (Chef Ben Herried) is also the executive chef at Larch. Larch is located conveniently in downtown Leavenworth. Similar to Wildflour, the emphasis is on handmade pastas.
- Munchen Haus: While in Leavenworth, you must try bratwursts and Bavarian pretzels! Our favorite bratwurst at Munchen Haus is the Dirty Face Beer Wurst.
- 59er Diner: Located 20 minutes outside of Leavenworth along Highway 2 is the 59er Diner. You’ll step back in time when you visit this 50s-themed diner! You have to try the milkshakes – seriously.
See this post for our complete list of best restaurants in Leavenworth.
Recommended Travel Products
You won’t need to bring anything special for a visit to Wildflour, but we are sharing a few of our travel products if you are planning on having a getaway to Leavenworth.
- Portable cell-phone charger (so you never run out of battery)
- First aid kit (especially important for outdoor recreation)
- Selfie stick (make sure everyone fits in the photo)
- Daypack (comfortably bring everything you need)
- River shoes (if you plan on tubing or walking through the river)
- Hiking boots (if you plan on doing any hikes)
We really enjoyed our meal at Wildflour! We would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
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- Full Review of the Posthotel in Leavenworth
- 11 Things Included In Your Stay at the Posthotel
- Leavenworth in the Winter
- 10 Beautiful Hikes Near Leavenworth
- 12 Family-Friendly Activities in Leavenworth
- Full Review of the Bavarian Lodge
- Complete Guide to Hiking Colchuck Lake
- Full Review of the Sleeping Lady Resort
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