A small owner chef restaurant in the heart of Orcas Island's Eastsound Village, Christina's has been a destination restaurant for over 27 years. In keeping with the island way of life, owners Christina and Bruce Orchid have made their restaurant a haven of graciousness and hospitality. Christina's has been nationally acclaimed for a menu that features the best foods from the bounty of the NW region. Kudos from countless magazines and TV programs have made Christina's famous, but the enjoyment of each customer remains the ideal.

The Book

"I love Christina's Cookbook. It is graceful and painfully honest in areas where most cookbooks blur the edges. It is gracefully indigenous and ingenious and beautifully written."
—Jim Harrison, author of The Raw and the Cooked

"In Christina's Cookbook, she takes you on a very personal journey by way of her wonderful recipes. She has a passion for great ingredients and simple preparation and it is a pleasure to cook from her book."
—Eric Ripert, Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Le Bernardin, New York City

"In the sea of restaurant cookbooks, Christina's is an island from an island. From the story of her restaurant's creation to her reflections on oysters, her writing is so personal and engaging it's like sharing dinner conversation with a cherished friend. And in the storm of food bullied with big flavors, Christina's recipes shine with lovely simplicity and mouth-watering appeal. I love this book."
—Jerry Traunfeld, chef and author of The Herbfarm Cookbook

Autumn Menu, 2007
(changes often)

Oyster Sampler, half shell, cassis granitas* ~ 14.
House Made Soup, ~ 7.5
Island Greens, caramelized onion,, gorgonzola, sherry Vinaigrette ~ 7.5
Seafood Sampler 32. –
Small Plates

Heirloom Tomato Salad ~ 12.5
Crab Cake, tarragon aoili, * ~ 12.5
Morel Stuffed with Chevre ~ 12.5
Grilled Ahi, Soba Noodles, Wasabi Cream ~ 23.

Large Plates

Troll Caught King Salmon, fingerling hash, citrus butter ~ 26.5
Pan Roasted Halibut, Roasted Vegetables, Tomato Basil Vinaigrette * ~ 36.

Roast Chicken,potato leek gratin, Marsala jus, ~ 33.
Grilled Island Lamb Chop, oven roasted potatoes, watercress pistou ~ 36.5
Rib Eye, Dripping Springs Bar-B-Que, buttermilk onion rings 42.5

Thank you for joining us in our 27th year!
Christina Reid Orchid/Owner-Chef
Lindsey Hayter/Chef

The marked( * ) menu items may contain raw or undercooked meat,
eggs, or fish which can increase the risk of food borne illness.
State Law now mandates this information on all menus.
20% gratuity added to parties of 7 or more. No separate checks, please!

Christina’s  |  www.christinas.net  |  Orcas Island  |  360-376-4904

Catering – 360.376.4904


Christina's is the island's most practiced party planner, working with clients to create personalized festive celebrations; reunions, birthdays, weddings and fabulous parties of all types. From simple picnics to weddings with hundreds of guests, Christina and her staff have the desire and know-how to make your island event truly special. Either at Christina's, "Green Dolphin Farm" or your special location.


Porter Building  |  310 Main Street  |  2nd floor
(North Beach Road)
PO Box 1059  |  Eastsound  |  Orcas Island 98245
Tel: 360.376.4904
It's easy to think you're in heaven; at Christina Orchid's cozy, waterside Orcas Island gem; "creative," "contemporary NW cuisine the highest-quality seafood" (much of it local), "a great wine list" and "a beautiful outdoor deck make for sophisticated fine dining that many rate 'the best in the San Juans'"; "don't let the outside fool you" warn those who've climbed the stairway to heaven above this remodeled '30s gas station.


  We are located 90 miles north of Seattle in Eastsound, Orcas Island.

Christina's has been a way of life for our family for over 27 years. We have chosen to remain a small, personal restaurant because we feel the real art of the cuisine lies somewhere outside the realm of traditional business formulas and goals. Our use of fresh, indigenous products speaks of our pride in wines, produce and seafood of the Pacific.
— Christina and Bruce