We'd been wanting to try this restaurant for years, and finally made it a point to. It's now on the top of our list of restaurants when we want more than a chain place and better, more creative food! Loved the building; it's a restored brick building with high ceilings and lots of ambience. Great bar area, though we didn't stop for a drink. Our table was in a cozy room with only a few other tables. Much nicer than mass seating in a huge open area. Even though our table was on the side of the room next to the bar, we didn't notice any excess noise.
If you're a beer lover, you MUST visit this place! It has the largest beer selection I've ever seen in my life! Nothing short of amazing, especially given its location in small-town PA. We didn't order any, but that's on our list of "must-haves" next time we eat here.
Ok, on to the food: First, a warning--the meal menu is NOT extensive. But I suspect that whatever they do here, they make a point to do well, rather than having a huge menu done in mediocre fashion. They have a handful each of meat, poultry, and seafood entrees, one or two pasta dishes, and a vegetarian dish that I almost ordered and which sounds fabulous. There were a few things you don't often see--duck confit, for one. One of the specials was duck breast in peach champagne sauce--which so tempted me, but I've had duck recently, so I passed. Their appetizer selection is plentiful, and they have a "lighter fare" menu with luncheon-style entrees that you can have for dinner (bangers and mash, burgers, sandwiches, etc.) Very nice options for when the whole family dines.
Both my husband & I had the Steak Roquefort, he with the garlic mashed potatoes and me with the curried, mashed cauliflower. Both sides were delicious, as was the steak. The sauce was made with chunky roquefort and butter, and was not so thick and heavy that it "hid" the taste of the steak. Both steaks were done as ordered, and the char-grilled flavor was wonderful.
The service was the best we've had around here in years, what you'd expect in a "big-city" establishment. Attentive, but not overbearing, and everything was timed right. We were amazed when our leftovers were brought back to our table with contents and dates labeled the cartons. You can't beat service like that!
The only "downside," if there is one, is that the prices here are higher than typical in this area. You do get lovely warm rolls and a veggie with your meal, in addition to your main "meat" and one side dish. Also, water was served with the meal, without us having to ask. Ordering from the dinner menu, expect to spend at least $55 to $65 for two (plus tip) for meals and soft drinks--no appetizer, dessert, coffee, or alcoholic beverage. Probably quite a bit less if your order from the lighter menu. But it's not so pricey that it would stop us from eating here again, which we most definitely will! So, it's not a place we'll eat at on a regular basis, but most certainly for a special treat!
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