WOW! WOW! WOW! So thrilled that we visited tonight! You must visit the staff at the Carousel and the new owner, John. Our server, Vanessa, was genuinely excited to tell us about all of the incredible menu choices. All the French favorites! The staff clearly were excited and happy to serve, were helpfull to each other, and had abundant pride in their establishment. Our meal was cooked to PERFECTION, and we ordered the Duck, which is so rarely cooked correctly! Vanessa told us about their live music on Friday nights and gushed about their Sunday Brunches and extensive Bloody Mary bar which includes bacon and a variety of pickeled veggies the Chef handcrafts himself! We snuck a peek at the menu, and it is divine! We will be going for certain! Congratulations to John and the staff. We are so excited to continue visiting the Carousel in all of it's splendor!
My first time here to watch Jayleigh ann & the lost boys for the first time and it couldn't of been a better performance as well as service and food. I am a new fan of their music and will definitely be back!
Very soothing, romantic setting with great music and even better food and service. Absolutely loved it, finally have a place like this in the Yakima Valley.
Food was good and the staff is even better. I was so full I didn’t have room for dessert. Next time!
Service was excellent! Loved the make-your-own-bloody-Mary bar. The eggs Benedict was so-so but the eggs were done perfectly. Definitely try the cardamon dounuts! Yummy!
Loved the service, the ambiance and of course the food!! Love the feel of the place inside, a lot of charm. Restroom, amazing! Lol. Our service was the best, she was a genuine happy person who you can tell enjoys her job. I love that! Efficient and super friendly. I recommend you ask for Kat.
The duck is amazing, the new owner is a delight, and the wine selection has some great local options. I make a point to go each time I am in town!
Hands down, Carousel is the best fine dining venue in Yakima area. Among the unique delicacies on the menu are flog leg salad, and grilled rabbit. If you are into red wines, try Petit Verdot (available by the glass) or their fine red blends.
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.
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
A true French restaurant in a very classy ambiance. Great chef presents very nice French dishes with a lot of local fresh products. Superb Foie Gras. Good wine list and excellent service. If you are looking for great French cuisine and ambiance this is the place.
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.
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.
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.
They stayed late just for us, food was great! Service was perfect, ill be back!
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.
Everything was amazing from start to finish! Such a nice,quiet and cozy atmosphere. I'll be back soon.
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 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!