I’m a fan of early bird dinners as they are an excellent way to eat well and save money while traveling.
When a friend came through town we decided to go out to dinner at 5th Street Bistro at the Majestic Inn & Spa for their Early Evening Trio. The menu, which is a three-course meal for $25, is available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Note: The 3-course menu on the website didn’t match the menu in the restaurant.
Foodie Friday: 5th Street Bistro in Anacortes
First Course: House Salad
For the first course, there is a choose between soup du jour or a house salad. The house salad comes with mixed greens, carrots, apricots, feta cheese and a citrus dressing. The light and flavorful dressing was the highlight of this course as it gave the salad a real zing.
Second Course: Sockeye Salmon
The salmon came with a loganberry beurre rouge and seasonal vegetables. The presentation was very colorful with berry red and bright green against a stark white plate. The highlight of this dish was the garlic Swiss chard. It was cooked to perfection with a little crunch left in the center part and a slight garlic flavor which did not overpower other aspects of the dish.
The loganberry beurre rouge paired extremely well with the salmon, which has a very distinct flavor. My only complaint was that it was slightly overcooked.
The lemon tart was not available that evening, and the dessert choices were crème brulee and cannoli pie. Since I’ve had their crème brulee before and like it I thought I’d try the cannoli pie.
The crust was spicy and a little chewy, which I reminded me a little of gingersnap cookies. The creamy vanilla filling was firm, like a pie, and, the top was sprinkled with mini chocolate chips and caramel bits. From the description, I thought the cherry flavor would be stronger than it was, but I’ve never had cannoli before so unfortunately I have nothing to compare it too.
Overall, the Early Evening Trio dinner at 5th Street Bistro was well prepared, presented beautifully and had generous portions. For $25 it’s a good deal. Next time, I would order something other than the salmon, like the flat iron steak with a mushroom sauce or the herb roasted chicken.
Where: 419 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, Wa 98221
What: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Hours listed here.
Want to Try: The Early Evening Trio menu’s flat iron steak or herb roasted chicken.
Service: 3 stars