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“Two amazing meals”
Review of QUARTER/quarter - CLOSED

QUARTER/quarter
Price range: US$4 - US$45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Serving an eclectic mix of small plates, appetizers and desserts in addition to our beer and wine list in the Wine Bar. Chef's Tasting Menus available in the Main Dining Room.
Reviewed 13 January 2014

The owner of the B&B at which we were staying recommended this restaurant. My wife and I recently enjoyed two dinners at this amazing place.

The chef, Stephen Larson, has considerable experience and a sure hand, and it shows in the freshness of the ingredients, the extraordinary interplay of flavors and the visual creativity of the plating.

The second night we were there, we were fortunate to be offered a special, five-course, four-wine chef’s tasting menu. The menu consisted of a fennel, pear and roasted shallot soup, followed by steelhead (sea-run trout), a rabbit ragu, steak with heirloom potatoes and homemade steak sauce and, for dessert, a caramel flan with homemade caramel. All of it was superb.

The restaurant itself is decorated in white and light woods. The effect is sophisticated and inviting.

Oh, and the prices? We have eaten in a lot of restaurants in a lot of cities, and we consider our meals at QUARTER/quarter to be among the best value for money. This restaurant is worth a drive from Rochester, Lanesboro, even the Twin Cities.

(By the way, we have no connection whatsoever to this restaurant, its owner/chef, its waitstaff or its landlord.)

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1  Thank Heartland23
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

A local running an antique shop in Harmony suggested the Quarter/quarter as the best restaurant in Harmony, and in her opinion better than anything in the more well known Lanesboro nearby. The decor is a clean modern that feels very welcoming. There are two large rooms, one with bookshelf-type dividers to separate it into a few sections, and the other room which has a bar and can be configured for large parties with a table that forms a square with an open middle. I had home made ravioli (5) stuffed with lamb and covered in a dark creamy mushroom sauce with a bit of parmesan. The flavor was mild but rich and mushroomy. My wife ordered a plate that had two pieces of a house made sausage wrapped in pork wrapped in bacon. The dinner roll that came with each was house made and was dense and tasty (not pasty and flavorless like most). House wine and a bottle of seasonal beer were very reasonably priced. The price with dessert didn't break the bank.

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1  Thank RSOMAS
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The service was conscientious and attentive, and the food was very good. There were some creative choices, and my meal was excellently prepared and a highlight of our visit to Lanesboro. The early hour they closed was a challenge, but I suppose to be expected in a small town.

Thank DLillith21
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Quarter/quarter is a bistro that would be a popular addition to any large city. It's a lovely surprise in the tiny town of Harmony. The setting is simple, clean, and tasteful. The menu is small but imaginative and delicious. The service is relaxed, friendly and efficient. And the prices are very reasonable. There's wine, a small but excellent selection. I had crabcakes for a starter--delicious with a light dressing of garlic mayonnaise. The ravioli is excellent. Portions are small but adequate. The chef served our dinner. We thought he should have collected the dirty plates instead to hear raves for the wonderful meal we had. If you're anywhere near Harmony, don't miss this gem. Quarter/quarter doesn't serve breakfast or lunch, so plan your trip for an evening meal.

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Thank picklesMinnesota
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

On fooda recent visit to Lanesboro, we tried Quarter Quarter on a recommendation from our B & B hostess and other guests. Unfortunately everyone in our party of six left disappointed. The atmosphere was visually pleasing but the room was uncomfortably warm. The oscillating fan didn't help. When we mentioned the room temp to the hostess upon departure she remarked that it was even hotter in the kitchen. OK, but was that suppose to make us feel better?

We had mixed experiences with the food. We enjoyed the ravioli and the dinner rolls, but we didn't care for the salad dressing at all and it was the only one available. Seems like there could have been different dressing options.The ribeye was tasty but thin. The curry dish was dry. We love supporting local chefs, unfortunately this was a strike out for us all.

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1  Thank missspirit
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