There are restaurants at which you want to eat, there are restaurants situated in places you want to visit, and then there are restaurants at which you want to eat in places you never want to leave. The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena (see #18) and Blackberry Farm (see No. 50) are perhaps the best examples on this list, but not far off is the Pacific Northwest version: Willows Inn on Lummi Island (No. 14 on The Daily Meal's list of America's Top 50 US Bed-and-Breakfasts for Food) a five-minute ferry ride from the Washington coast and about two to two-and-a-half hours from both Vancouver and Seattle. At the helm is Washington-raised chef Blaine Wetzel, former chef de partie at Rene Redzepi’s Noma in Copenhagen. Seatings start at 6:30 p.m., and Wetzel serves seasonal, local fare during a tasting-menu experience that lasts as long as three hours — plenty of time to remember that the last (cash-only) ferry is at 12:10 a.m. (unless you want to beg for one of the Inn's few rooms, costing at least $230 a night and booked many months in advance). The trip to this, one of The Daily Meal’s Best Bed-and-Breakfasts for Food, is worth it, of course (you can only make a reservation two weeks in advance, by the way, though inn patrons do get first crack). The promise of salmon caught around the corner and cooked in the restaurant’s specialty smokehouse, seaweed gathered from the beach, and berries picked from its fields is hard to resist. Don’t even try.
— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015