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“Magnificent view and great food!”

Albion River Inn Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Albion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Had a wonderful meal with friends this past weekend. The service was impeccable and the food matched it. Was here several years ago and was equally impressed. It has even gotten better. They have an extensive wine list and quality wines by the glass.

Started out with their steamed mussels, shrimp and clams. They were delicately seasoned and very flavorful. For a main course, I had the grilled shrimp balanced with a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc. It was a great evening.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Based on the recommendation of a friend, we planned a camping trip around dinner at the Albion River Inn. Even in jeans and nice shirts, we were not under-dressed. With an early reservation (5:30) we were able to get a window table with a beautiful view of the fog draped coast and the lovely gardens. An extra bonus - the same wonderful waitress we'd had at Cafe Beaujolais the day before - this is her night job - and made us feel right at home. Wonderful chicken marsala and the most incredible grilled prawns in a lime and cilantro sauce. Probably one of the best dishes I've ever had. Top it off with the honey tangerine cheese cake and you couldn't ask for a better birthday dinner!

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Thank Vic_Polly011
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stopped for dessert and cocktail - next time will have dinner too! The energy and friendliness of the staff made this the perfect close to our evening. The bartender, Laurie, was welcoming and friendly and so knowledgeable - suggesting a perfect Scotch to go with our dessert - which was a fabulous lemon blackberry tart. Cozy, romantic, warm and friendly - made us feel like old friends.

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Thank Kris W
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Loved the cozy atmosphere, wonderful food and beautiful view. Our waiter was very helpful, personable and attentive. Perfect last dinner on our vacation!

Thank cindyb702
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Great views if you are able to snag a table buy the windows... otherwise you will be stuck in a very dark dining room.

Table service is okay but the hostess and the employee that handles reservations (I'd assume it is a hostess, but it was hard to tell) could definitely use additional training on phone etiquette. When I called to make a reservation a month in advance not only did she sound annoyed that I called, but then tried to tell me to "call back later" and "no, you can't request a window-side table because we can't guarantee that the table before you will leave in time." That's great... that is why it is called a "request" and not a "guarantee."

When we arrived, we were told our table wasn't ready so we asked if we should have cocktails at the bar first, in which we were told "yes." Literally as we ordered our last drink the hostess came back "we are ready to seat you now." Seriously? Not to mention there was confusion when asked if we should close out or transfer our drinks (since they hadn't been made yet)... the bartender ended up telling us to wait for our drinks so we could close out at the bar. Such a mess...

As for the food, I remembered it being a lot better in the past, hence the reason bringing my guests to this particular spot 3 hours away from home... underwhelming for the price would be a good way to describe it.

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Thank JollayJ
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