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May 22, 2009 04:56 PM

Oregon Coast 1st Anniversary Restaurant Reccomendations

Hello! My husband and I are celebrating our first anniversary (and baby on the way) next weekend and are staying in Pacific City, OR. I'd like us to have a really good, special meal. I'd prefer a nicer restaurant so I can dress up a little but the first priority is that the food has to be fabulous! We don;t mind driving about an hour either way.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Although it's a bit of a drive from PC...I did a lot of research before we went to Lincoln City this week for a one night getaway/celebration. I believe you'll find a lot of "don't expect much on the coast" type comments and/or mixed reviews. We had a fabulous meal at Blackfish Cafe. I had the Skillet Roasted salmon (Alaskan) and DH had the Pork Loin Chop. It's true that he didn't care for the Cider Anise Jus, but that was easy enough to avoid. Service was excellent. You can dress up a little although it's not required. Someday we plan to try The Bay House, but recent reviews have been mixed, and the prices are considerably higher than Blackfish. Be sure to call for hours of operation, as they aren't posted and may depend on traffic. We were fortunate to be the last ones served, as they closed at 8:00.
    Blackfish Cafe
    2733 NW Highway 101
    Lincoln City, OR 97367
    (541) 996-1007

    1. I think one of the best spots on the coast is in Pacific City, The Delicate Palate Bistro. The wine list will blow you away and the wine and food parings are always right on. I have been to Blackfish and the food was good, service not so much. The Bistro always has seafood, at least one steak option and duck or lamb, menu changes seasonally. I eat there every Wednesday in the bar, the burger or just nibble on the ap menu, it's tough to beat.

      1. I second the last two hounds on Delicate Palate Bistro (for dressing up, that's probably your best bet in PC) and Blackfish (I eat there a lot, and have never had a bad meal). On our last anniversary, my husband and I went to Wildflower Grill, which is on the north edge of Lincoln City. The food was very tasty and we watched a little beaver family working in the slough outside. If you'd like to go another 20 minutes south, to Gleneden Beach, try the Side Door Cafe. I had one of the best meals of my life there, the osso buco with creme fraiche. I was licking up every last drop. Congratulations!

        1. The Bay House in Lincoln City. I've only been once and it was a great meal, but my it is my in-laws go to anniversary place. It is a bit of a drive down the coast.

          1. Thanks for all the great advices, we are going to try delicate palate. I'll try and post a review and tell you guys what I think of the place.