If you're not a guest at the Wilderness Lodge, a meal here is worth it just to see the giant totem poles and huge rock fireplace in the lobby of the hotel. The specialty at this restaurant, which focuses on foods of the American Northwest, is cedar-plank salmon, served with seasonal items like rainbow cauliflower, root spinach, lemon-butter sauce, applewood-smoked bacon jam, and short rib strudel (worth its $35 price tag). The buffalo is another signature item, sometimes
char-grilled and served with luscious enhancements like Zellwood corn–sausage hash, Yukon gold–potato smear, and blackberry Pinot Noir reduction. There's a good Northwestern U.S. wine list and a wine-flight-pairing option for an additional cost.