The Kitchen @ Captain Visger House
The menu will shift weekly based on what’s seasonally and locally available. Our love of sophisticated, fresh, hand prepared cuisine is evident in the menu, which features a rotation of freshly available local produce, supplemented by the highest quality and most sustainably produced imports.
The Kitchen is founded on principles of sourcing food sustainability, supporting the local community, and maintaining a small environmental footprint. The dishes feature hearty American meals, with a strong influence from French, Italian, and Californian cuisine. The cocktail menu is creatively crafted and punctuated with regional ingredients and bold flavors.
The staff at The Kitchen were warm and welcoming. The ambiance is comfortable and warm. We both enjoyed our appetizers of beet salad and perch (outstanding) were great choices. Our scallop and pork belly entrees were great selections.
Before heading to the 1000 Islands I had seen good reviews for this restaurant. It also came highly recommended by a local distillery. We decided to have dinner there and arrived about 5:30pm. We were seated in the outdoor garden by our waiter, Jacob. He was wonderful, very attentive and informative. The appetizer special we ordered was one of the best things I've ever tasted! It was a seasonal squash gnocchi, just delicious! The garden seating was lovely. We were blessed with wonderful weather for the time of year, we were told. Overall a wonderful time and we will go back when we're in the area again.
Passionate owner, also the chef, and the staff were more than commendeering and alot of fun to talk to. There is definitely a personal touch to the dining experience there. Not only being personal in conversation but making sure everything was exactly to our liking. Farm to table at its best. To the point of getting herbs straight from the garden for cocktails and serving the freshest ingredients. Although a bit pricey was worth every penny for our special occasion and was a big part of what made our trip special.
Unexpectedly charming! Great service, unique choices, funky atmosphere, and quiet enough to have a conversation.
One of the few places open in Alexandria Bay on a Wednesday night, short of fast food places. Interesting salad made with beets and beet greens although expensive for Alex Bay. My wife's scallops were good but my beef tenderloin was overcooked, I ordered med rare and got medium instead, and over spiced, too much salt. The tenderloin tasted more like sirloin and had too much gristle to be tenderloin. The mashed potatoes were dry and should have had a hint of garlic and maybe some chives for flavor. The portion of vegetables (corn) had sour cream and cheese on top, so you couldn't even taste the veggie. Prices were quite high for the quality and quantity of food. The piped in music was very loud and we had to ask to have it turned down twice.
Absolutely loved the food and thoughtful touches. Excellent service. If I lived in the area I would be a regular!
I reserved a seat through open table and confirmed the reservation through a text message to restaurant.
It was Sept. 30th, 6:15, we walked in and were seated on the open back porch! It was 60 degrees! Asked if we could get a table inside and they said they were booked through the evening. They also said there is an option to choose indoor or outdoor seating (I didn't see that anywhere). Remember to specify preferred seating location when you make your reservation. They did have blankets for use on the covered porch, and it would be nice out there in warmer weather.
When our soup came a table opened up inside and they asked if we wanted to move. Yes!!
Service was good and food were good. They were down a waiter that night and the bartender served us.
All in all the rocky start to the evening smoothed out and we enjoyed ourselves.
The food was delicious and a great value. The portions were a nice amount, I felt full, but not stuffed. The service was great, very attentive but not overbearing!
We found The Ktchen to be a welcome addition into our summer rotation of dining options here in the Thousand Islands! We are picky about our food and were delighted to discover this tapas style restaurant! The food is very well prepared and the menu is good for both meat lovers and vegetarians.
Excellent every time I go there!...Each dish has unique and amazing flavors... prepared , served & presented with attention to all details.
If you like fine food in an eclectic shabby chic place, this is the spot. My beet salad was one of the best ever. The filet was perfect too. My husband had the bean soup which I plan to get next time. Here vacationing and plan to visit again.
Staff appeared disorganized. Portions small, prices high, quality average.
The menu had interesting offerings and the food was delicious. I had squash gnocchi on sautéed greens which was very tasty. The portions were perfect, too----ample, but not too much. My only complaint is about the ambiance. We ate inside as the evening was cool. The lighting in our room was not good; a ceiling fixture provided the only light in the room. Consequently, our table was dark even though the light was full blast, and our faces were in shadow. Small table lamps or candles would have made a difference.
Great food, great hosts, wonderful place to have stumbled upon during a trip to the Thousand Islands for showing one of our favorite locations to friends.
Discovered this place five days ago and have already visited twice. Can't get enough of the scallops! Utica greens were by far the best I've ever had. Perch appetizer and Burrville Cider sorbet were hits as well. Who knew so much flavor could come out of an unassuming cup of sorbet? Servers are unpretentious and knowledgeable. Part of me hopes others won't find out about this place because I don't want it to be as packed as it deserves to be. Casual atmosphere but by far the best food in town.
Start to finish the food, drinks, service and ambiance were excellent. We plan on visiting again soon.
Great food and service.
Overall the food was outstanding. We had the mushroom bruschetta, and for entrees the pasta and the shrimp tacos. Very nice watermelon/tomato palette cleanser (no charge) was served before the entrees. Pasta with meatball was outstanding. Corn, soft taco, also excellent.....wonderful breaded/diced shrimp with cabbage and creamy chipotle and avocado sauces with guac on the side. I realize this restaurant is more about quality than quantity, but there really should be 3 tacos in the entree, not 2.....would have paid more for the third. Desserts also outstanding.
Fresh ingredients make the most wonderful dishes and the chef here really hit that home. A delightful dining experience for sure.
Portions ridiculously small. Price way too high for what you received.
Menu looked great but taste did not quite live up to expections.
Throughly enjoyed! Very creative menu and couldn't be any fresher. We even saw the owner coming out to the garden to cut herbs for the kitchen! The only suggestion I would have is it would be great to have a homemade bread basket for the table and to offer a salad with the entrees. We had the arugula salad, which was superb, and a nice size. A salad 1/2 that size would be nice to be included with the entree and keep the existing salads as entree size salads, which could be offered with the perch, shrimp or a meat.
It's so nice to have something like this in Alex Bay that's quality and not just pizza and wings!!! It's quite obvious the owner has put her heart and soul into this establishment and we will definitely be back!!!
We had a really bad experience at this restaurant. From the moment we walked in no one greeted us we finally took a seat an empty table and after 15 minutes a waiter came who took out drink orders. After 40 mins no drinks had arrived so we went in search of our help and when we mentioned the lapse of service they were defensive and said it wasn’t 30 minutes when it was actually 40 mins and didn’t offer any apologies we then got our food order in and after 1 hour and forty give mins the food finally showed up some of it was earl prepared and tasted ok and one fish the eggplant was not warm but was supposed to be
All in all we would recommend avoiding this establishment until they have taken care of their significant service issues
Wonderful food. Friendly & efficient service. Really could not have asked for a better meal. Yum.
Fabulous food. Great service. Eggplant tower was very fresh and tasty. Scallops were delicious
Had an absolutely delicious dinner at The Kitchen!!
A wonderful experience! I appreciate the staff taking the time to seat us in an adorable and quiet nook within the house for our special occasion. We tried appetizers, main course desert and specials that night, all were perfect and beautifully prepared.
Excellent neighborhood gem. A great setting for two or for a group of friends. And, the FOOD IS TO DIE FOR!!! A great find.
I have been there several times, and it NEVER disappoints!
Great meal, great service, lovely ambiance. Good selection of wine.
Great food. In our group of 5 they had something for everyone. Including the Gluten Free Celiac Eater and the Ketogenic Diet Eater. The kids loved the food too, I split one large meal on the menu between 3 children! The atmosphere is great. Service was wonderful. Delightful experience.
Awesome service and delicious food. Great Utica greens, pork belly and scrumptious cocktail!!!
The food was very good and was all very savory. Good use of mushrooms. We ordered scallops and Beef Wellington - both were excellent. Service was attentive but not too pushy. Uses local ingredients when possible.
Superb and inventive food well-executed. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you like creative healthy superb food.
Had a great time but the service was disjointed, drinks took too long, food was great!
Went here with my husband for our anniversary on a weekend getaway and had a wonderful relaxing evening! Everyone was so friendly and the food was amazing!! Loved the little patio and great for romantic night for two!! Will definitely go back!
Great food in a lovely setting, with an attentive and accommodating staff.
Best dinner on the US side of the 1000 Islands!
The Kitchen was a great place for a getaway place.
The food and service was fantastic