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“Eat dessert first”

Forest Lake Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Eat dessert first”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Being from an urban area, I truly enjoy the traditional ambiance of the Forest Lake Steakhouse. Definitely got our money's worth and the service was friendly.

Visited May 2012
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English first
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and service”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

It's called the Downstairs steakhouse by locals. It is actually a log building on a small lake wit there places to dine. There is a family restaurant, a bar and lounge, in additionto the steak house. The room is nothing special, but the people are genuine and friendly. The appetizers and entrees were outstanding. This is not cutting edge cuisine, but it is exciting fresh ingredients with the proper preparation. Shrimp dishes were flavorful and most importantly, not overdone. The steaks were all excellent and prepared as ordered. There are always specials that are innovative and challenge the cooks and the diner. Service is friendly and efficient

  • Visited February 2012
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Key West, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Okay food”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Don't expect anything too great when you eat in the bar restaurant area. The atmosphere is okay the waitress not too friendly. They have a fine dining downstairs which we have eaten at once and it was good. Not fantastic and a little pricy.
If you are looking for a great meal go to the 17th Street Grill.

Visited February 2012
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Ribs in the Area”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

When we are craving ribs, this is only place to go. They also have very good breakfasts and lunches upstairs with a nice view of the lake. The bar serves great burgers and beverages. The atmosphere is relaxing, you are surrounded by logs, wood tongue and groove, a view of the lake. Add family or friends and you have a wonderful experience.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“superb”
Reviewed 29 October 2011

Highly recommend this restaurant. White linen tablecloths to impeccable service to great food. Wish we would have eaten at this restaurant again versus trying another restaurant, which was very disappointing.

  • Visited October 2011
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