I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for your staff and cuisine. My father recently had open heart surgery and I wanted to take him on a little vacation to spend some quality time with him. My parents have been frequenting Yakima for the last 20 years. I've been in the restaurant business ever since I was old enough to be able to put an apron on. My parents have owned and managed restaurants for 45 years and I've been in the business for over 25 years. I really wanted to treat them to a unique dining experience, so I began researching restaurants in Yakima. After an hour of research I decided to give your restaurant a try. From the moment we walked through the front door I was extremely impressed. The hostess asked if she could hang up my coat(a service I've been trying to teach my hostess's for a number of years, with no avail). Then after we were seated she took the time to pull out chairs for us and make sure my elderly father was comfortable. (Very nice) We brought a bottle of wine from my Mom's favorite winery (Portius) She immediately opened it to let it breath and brought my dad a fresh cup of coffee, (WOW!! She brewed Him a fresh pot!!!) She was very attentive throughout the entire dining experience, refilling our wine and coffee a numerous amount of times...she also had an extensive knowledge of all menu items and was very prompt, courteous, and friendly throughput out meal, smiling often. She was a great cook with our table side salad and cherries jubilee dessert!! Excellent flavor profiles, the spinach was warm, not wilted the cognac and sugar complimented the salty bacon perfectly. My mom's scallops were seared perfectly, still moist inside.(very hard to do, I know I've tried at home and failed miserably)My Duck breast and risotto was perfect. And finally my father's French onion soup was superb. The bread was hot, the butter was room temperature.
I don't usually take the time to email such a wordy review, however my family is very critical and my mom can be damn rite impossible to impress at a fine dining establishment. Considering she owned and managed them for years. I really wanted to knock their socks off, considering I live in Los Angeles and only visit once or twice a year, and my father's been eating hospital food for 2 months, so I really wanted to give him a great meal.
Oh and the chef came to our table to chat with us, which was very unique and a great time for my dad, considering he was a chef for a number of years.
Great Job all around, your staff is a wonderful asset!! In wish my staff was half as talented.
Thank you very much for an experience I'll never forget.
An absolutely delightful experience. The hostess was engaging, informative, charming. The chef has a rare gift of being able to pair flavors and aromas to make the mouth water upon presentation. It's an unexpected find in central Washington state - or anywhere outside a major metropolitan arena. Kudos to the staff and owners of this gem.
Every course was amazing- appetizers, salad, entree, dessert, and wine. Wonderful service, very genuine and welcoming. Those ladies do it all! Loved the atmosphere. All around it was a divine dining experience.
Excellent food, great local wines, fantastic service.
They stayed late just for us, food was great! Service was perfect, ill be back!
A special occasion calls for a special celebration! This past June, my brother graduated from a four-year university and my family and I decided to take him out for a special, celebratory diner. Upon walking into the carousel, we were greeted by our friendly hostess, who began our journey into the french countryside with a cozy table in an intimate setting. Our server then dazzled us with a fine selection of local wines and appetizers. Our favorite was the escargot, which was sumptuously adorned in garlic butter. Our local wine selection, coupled with our fantastic bread, made the garlic butter so mouth-watering. For dinner, we enjoyed the Coq Au Vin and Porto Filets. Simply terrific! Words cannot express how tender the filets were; my father cut his with just a fork! Lastly, we topped off our exceptional evening with cherries jubilee. How wonderful to have our dessert flambéed at our table side. Thank so much Carousel for making our evening truly spectacular and helping my family celebrate my brothers success!
Helpful staff in Maison Hotel recommended this restaurant a couple of blocks away and we were not disappointed. Very busy, small quirky layout highlights intimacy and character of venue. Excellent food-I had trout, my wife enjoyed lamb dish accompanied by tasty Yakima Valley wines-a mind-boggling range. Not cheap but good value for quality, ambience and service. Our evening was rounded off by a stroll through Thursday Street Mark
We visited the Carousel for their Sunday brunch. They don't open until 10 AM, so we were quite hungry by then. The menu options were intriguing and not your normal breakfast fare. My wife opted for eggs Benedict, which was quite good with roasted red potatoes and a salad. I had the Carousel scramble, which had pieces of brisket, potatoes and vegetables in it. It was very good and filling. The wait staff was terrific and the atmosphere was great. We will be going back.
A colleague and I stopped in for dinner on our way to a conference. It had been a very busy week and we were both tired walking in. We enjoyed a lovely dinner and dessert. When we walked out we were surprised to find ourselves in Yakima because we felt we had been transported to someplace else. The spring menu is being released, so we tried the Carousel Walk - beautiful and tasty. My colleague had the chicken roulade and loved it. We shared the cherries jubilee which was beautifully made at our table and very yummy.
I have been back 3 times in the last two weeks. The Lamb Burger on the Bistro menu is the best I've had. Juicy, tender and the seasonings and sauce compliment the lamb extremely well. The Mushroom soup was also delicious. Server was very friendly and attentive even though she was busy. Will be returning again... maybe tomorrow.
Celebrated my wife's birthday in the bistro. I can't say enough about the excellent service and food. They did not make us feel weird for reserving a table in the bistro so we could eat fancy - on the cheap.
My life is dope and I do dope things. Eat and drink here, it's fantastic. We'll definitely be going back.