The Crow’s Nest, Anchorage, 8/2/18

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The Crow’s Nest is on the 20th floor of the Captain Cook Hotel, which are the 3 tall buildings in the downtown area.  It was built around 1976-77 and offers a wonderful view of the city.  The restaurant faces the water while the bar area faces downtown.  The ceiling of the entire area is carved to resemble the skeleton of an inverted boat bottom.  As you got off the elevator the large bar is in front of you, finished with lots of wood and low lighting.  To one side is the medium sized dining room.  Widely spaced tables are set into deep booths or against the floor to ceiling windows.  Tables are draped in beautiful embossed linens with matching napkins.  Service was exemplary – friendly and helpful – and very polished. They offered probably the biggest wine list we found in town.   Continue reading