Even ignoring the view (you're on a cliff looking out over some of the most spectacular scenery in the WORLD), this place is one of the best in the Northwest. The whiskey crab soup was a bit tired the last time we went (better other times), but everything else was perfect. A lot of ingredients, but the ingenious preparations are designed to bring out the flavor of the main ingredient. They don't rely on crutches here--my game dish and my wife's fish dish were so different and yet totally themselves that it was like eating at two different restaurants. And the wine list is one of the best around--hundreds of wines, local, national, international. If you're in Bellingham, make a reservation. BTW: no kids under 11.
Pros: Unusual ingredients, Superb preparation, View!!!