Adjacent to the Glacier Brewhouse, this establishment offers two stories, charmingly decorated in an elegant lodge-like theme. This 6,000-square-foot restaurant and bar holds broad wooden tables, gilded mirrors, dim lighting and an upstairs fireplace. Dishes might include wild mushroom ravioli, herb crusted halibut, or a variety of salmon specials. A nice selection of Italian, French and American wines are available along with a full complement of desserts and dessert drinks.
Deep mahogany wood and dim lighting accent this cozy hotel bar. Located on the main floor of the Captain Cook Hotel, with a casual yet upscale atmosphere, the bar is appealing to many kinds of people. It has a full cocktail bar and Alaskan microbrews on tap, as well as an appetizer menu that offers light snacks. Whales Tail also has Alaska's only automated self-serve wine system with over 30 wines available.
More than 40 wines are offered by the glass in the fabulous wine bar and restaurant. The dining room is elegant with cream stucco and eclectic artwork evenly spaced on the walls. With French, New American and Scandinavian choices, Alaskan seafood is the steadiest presence on the menu. Entrees like grilled salmon served with a cold horseradish, herb-butter and Mahi-Mahi topped by a spicy fruit salsa will be matched, at your request, with a wine chosen by the wine expert on staff. Veal, rack of lamb and many other options are available.