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“Wonderful New Years Eve Dinner !”
Review of Sal's Italian Chop House - CLOSED

Sal's Italian Chop House
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Monday - Thursday: 11:15 AM - 10:00 PM Friday: 11:15 AM - 10:30 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Lexington, Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful New Years Eve Dinner !”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We had the Most Wonderful New Years Eve Dinner Here! After discussing the Special New Years Eve menu with our server "Rob" we decided on a bottle of wine of his recommendation, the Oscar Style Filet Mignon for Her, the Bone In Rib-Eye for Myself and the Creme Brulee for Desert! I have to say, It was a Wonderful Dinner! The Wine, Food and the Service were Over the Top. So, the next time you come to Sal's Italian Chop House ... ask for "Rob" !

  • Visited December 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
545 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service, Fair Price”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Seven of us went here for dinner and we were all very happy with our meals. The bread and salads are excellent, and I would certainly recommend the Caprese salad, as mine was outstanding. For meals, they ranged from chicken parm to scallops to the filet, and I was extremely happy with the filet. Overall, it was an excellent dining experience with good service. Honestly, we ended up here because of a huge wait at Malone’s, but none of us ended up disappointed at how this worked out.

  • Visited January 2014
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PORTLAND,OR
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“SERVICE MATTERS”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

On October 19, 2013 we made our annual Fall Meet visit to Sal's with friends from out of state. We always take them to Sal's because we are guaranteed a good meal. Our 6:30 p.m. reservation got us in ahead of the Keeneland crowd and as we walked in I noticed that "my" table was open. I asked RJ/JR, the manager, if we could have that table. Without pause, he said yes and asked us to wait for it to be prepared...not a problem since I was getting "my" table.

The dining room was packed as usual yet, our waiter, Angel, was prompt, friendly and available. Meals were fine except the sea bass sat in the skillet a minute too long and was overly crisp, even brown. We asked RJ for help and without hesitation, it was fixed. No question. Period. Our guests were very impressed and made a point of telling us how unusual this was back home.

We had a delightful evening with great service...and it matters so kudos to RJ, Angel and the entire Sal's team.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We had a party of 10 people, but our servers said it was no problem to have three separate checks and assured us they has a system to keep it straight. Then it took around 45 minutes to get the checks straightened out at the end of the evening, with us having to track down our servers more than once. The food at our table ranged from below average to wonderful, depending on what was ordered, and the management gave us a gift card due to our long wait and struggle to obtain corrected checks. Those are the only reasons I'm giving this 3 stars to this restaurant. The atmosphere was great if you had a booth, but the tables in the back for larger parties were very close together and if someone was sitting behind you, space was extremely limited and it was almost impossible to get up. This was a special occasion and we had a disappointing evening.

  • Visited October 2013
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Madison, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Could be better”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Our first time dining here and I was disappointed. The dinner rolls were warm and tasty. My son ordered the baby back ribs served over thin fried potatoes. The entree included a lettuce wedge salad. Satisfactory but nothing special. I had the Caprese salad, slices of ripe tomatoes and mozzarella with pesto sauce. Very tasty but too much sauce, a drizzle of pesto would have sufficed. The rock shrimp risotto in a creamy lobster sauce arrived quickly. The dish had lots of shrimp but unfortunately the risotto was mushy and very bland. My husband had the fettuccine Alfredo with rock shrimp, a little heavy on the cream, but the pasta was perfectly cooked al dente. Two desserts were excellent: giant warm chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice-cream and peach/blueberry cobbler. The Tiramisu was a disappointment. Not the right flavor or texture. Not light and airy like it should be, but very dense. The mascarpone layer instead of being smooth and creamy was very thick and grainy. Slight coffee flavor should be detected, but was completely absent. Will we go back? Yes but only to try something else. Staff was friendly and attentive yet visibly rushed at times. Not a cheap place to eat!

Visited September 2013
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