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“Good lunch spot”

The Brownstone House of Guilford
Ranked #41 of 87 Restaurants in Guilford
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Don't let the old Friendly's building fool you. The Brownstone is good diner food. We enjoyed the roasted turkey club (it was not deli roll). The Cobb salad made with fresh spinach was also good and the mild shakes were thick and creamy. This is very good family food.

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Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Wanted to find a place where the family could eat breakfast outdoors in the sun after a morning at the gym. We stopped by chance here and food and service was great. Will certainly be returning.

Thank AntSA K
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

For a little over $9 you can eat a huge chicken with feta cheese with sauce wrap and feel like a Greek. The chips on the side were just ok

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Reviewed 20 March 2013

When we first moved to Guilford a few weeks ago, we stumbled down the street to the nearest restaurant that we could find. Thank goodness it was the Brownstone House, a converted Friendly's restaurant that is a surprising and rewarding blend of everyday comfort and class. The interior is revamped from its original finish to more tasteful surroundings, but it's still family-style seating and invites you to just relax and have a good meal.

What you get is a great meal, though. The quality of the food is exceptional, with generous portions and high quality ingredients throughout. I had a chicken scarpiello that was great, with wide vegetables done just perfectly. Most recently I had one of their signature specials, chicken jambalaya. My mother's family has some of its roots in New Orleans, where my great-grandmother's restaurant would have been proud to have served this dish - a perfect balance of ingredients and spices. Bread for the table is French baguettes, and desserts are sumptuous but not over-fussy or over-huge. The service, while not exceptional, is certainly fine by family meal standards.

If you're expecting luxury along with your food you'll probably be disappointed, but to get a real meal prepared properly out of real food at diner prices in an atmosphere that your whole family can relax in is a luxury of its own kind. For that, I'll give the Brownstone House a hearty five stars, to compensate somewhat for the folks posting reviews here who don't know a class act when they see one.

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

I have tried this place numerous times, each no better than the last. More often than not my order was wrong and the service has been consistently poor.

5  Thank Linda P
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