Tuesday 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am –9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am -9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am–9:00 pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar
Street and parking lot parking
Serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks
Good For Groups
It was my daughter’s first visit to Nell thorn and she loved it... she enjoyed the view, food and atmosphere. Thank you for making it a special visit.
A favorite of mine. Herb
Food was great, atmosphere was lovely, water view was beautiful! Will come back!
Food was amazing!
We had a fabulous evening at Nell Thorn. The host, our server, the ambience, the wine, and especially the food all were excellent. We’re still reminiscing about the incredible bread! Thank you for a perfect dinner.
I have dined with you many, many times and this might be the best food we’ve had yet! Really really really good! Keep up the good work!
We drove up to La Conner from Seattle for a gallery opening followed by dinner. The hostess was kind enough to move up our reservation from 7:45 to 7:00 PM. And when we had our dinner, our server Kealy and one of the owners, Alby made our experience memorable with their attentiveness and friendliness. The food wad delicious (especially the duck breast) and the dessert of locally sourced apples in a pie was reminiscent of tarte tatin and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We highly recommend and can't wait to return!
I gave high marks for atmosphere though my preference for dining is in the bistro part was supposed of the dining room. I find the atmosphere a bit cold in the dining room though the view is much more spectacular with the big windows. Either way, the restaurant is a great place to gather and have a wonderful meal.
Our server/bartender Tamera was the best! She made the whole day very awesome ;). The steak salad and fried chicken sandwich were incredible as well! Thank you! Laura
Delicious food and wonderful service.
Soup of the day, carrot and curry gets 10 stars. I had the crab cake along with it 3 stars, value for money just wasn't there. Only one Chardonnay on your menu? Consider adding another, the one I had was good but not worth $12 a glass. Husband enjoyed the bottled beer which he can't find everywhere, so that was a hit. He loved the duck, again spendy but worth it. Prepared well and fresh tasting. Other couple enjoyed their meal but felt it was over priced for what they received. This was our first experience here. I would return for lunch menu and give that a try. Husband and others not so much. Three stars on service as our wait staff seemed to be overwhelmed with the tables she had.
Delightful! And easy for my husband to navigate in his wheelchair. Can't wait to return to enjoy such warm hospitality. Paula Cline
Rarely has a restaurant so perfectly nailed the ambiance they try to create. In this case a French country bistro. Additionally, the food was excellent. And the service above reproach.
We have eaten at Nell Thorn many times. Always love the experience.
Hello, we have been going to Nells for 13 years. It is the only date night spot my husband and I go too. We went for the first time since you got new owners. We love it so much and we loved everyone who worked there. Change is hard and we are happy Nell’s is still here. We just know that the locals are what keep your place going all throughout the year. Especially in the upcoming winter months. Your prices are higher and it makes it harder for the locals to go as much. Also, our dinner was great, absolutely delicious, we miss the steak and frites w the hanger steak and I miss my salmon and steak salad. Also we missed the oyster shooters, chicken wings and wonton raspberry mushroom appetizer. Just a little feedback. :) thank you!
Nell Thorne is probably the best restaurant between Bellingham and Seattle for those looking for sophisticated yet simple cuisine, a casual though elegant atmosphere, and impeccable service. The menu is thoughtful, the wine list well done - a perfect spot for a special occasion. The covered patio was a bit noisy - could use some sound management, but otherwise a perfect outing for me and my friends from CA.
The staff were wonderful, Except, we waited 45 minutes for a meal due to a mix that our waiter explained and apologized for... Perhaps should have offered something to us for this delay
We always have a good experience at Nell Thorn! Always a great meal
A true “find.” We will be back.
Great food terrific service by Emily.
It saddens me to say after several years of enjoying Nell Thorn and recommending it to friends, we are not likely to return after last Thursday's dinner. In short, the food was not well-prepared, the service was slow, the menu has few appealing items, the wooden chairs are uncomfortable, and the cost was more than what it was worth. I heard there has been an ownership change, If so, maybe that is a factor. We were told by other friends lately that they were disappointed in their recent visits. The head chef is excellent, but he can't do it by himself.
There would have been 5 stars on food& drink except for the 3 chipped glasses our drinks came in. The service was a bit lacking, but maybe it was an off day.
loved our waitress !!! octopus was fantastic !!
It makes me sad to say this, but your staff is subpar. The hostess the evening we booked was beyond unaffected. She basically told us to go somewhere else and come back. The bar had a few spots, and we came 20 minutes early to spend a bit of time in the bar. We watched “regulars” come in a be treated well (which we get, sort of) maybe they get first dibs Monday thru Thursday, but Friday night, don’t think that a good policy. We took it upon our selves to ask the bar tender if we could grab 2 of the 5 open spots at the bar. She grumbled sure, down a person and continued to grip the whole time we spent at the bar...oh except for the regulars. We apologized and said we just wanted a glass of wine, nothing fussy. She was SO cranky, it pretty much wrecked our time in the bar. We had driven from Edmonds for our 46th wedding anniversary. The rest of the service was at best ok. Staff has such an arrogant attitude. Horrible. Again we feel sad about this time and the last few times there. We recommended your restaurant to friends and unfortunately they had very similar experiences. Said not going back. Your kitchen rocks, food is excellent. Space perfect, but not worth dealing with arrogant, condescending staff. Treat your regulars well, as you will need them. Thank you for asking.
Always a great meal at Nell Thorn!