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“Great Ambience, Exceptional Food and Service”
Review of Usher's House

Usher's House
Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Moorhead
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Located in historic Davy Memorial Park in Moorhead, MN, the building was originally built in 1936 as an American Legion and has transformed over time. An old bear cage is visible from our floor-to-ceiling glass windowed Dining Room, a remnant from when the land was once a zoo. Today we are a restaurant and event venue, with an atmosphere inspired by old English pubs and a menu crafted to perfection by our chefs. Customers say it’s the best of both worlds -- fine dining and chef-inspired cuisine, in a casual, cozy setting. And when you look out the window, you simply can’t beat the Usher’s House view.
North Branch, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Ambience, Exceptional Food and Service”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This stop was ideal for an evening business get together. Great location - right on the Red River. Usher's House was booked with a private party [we were there on a Tuesday night], so we had reservations at Monk's Pub.

It is a repurposed library - the architecture is visually interesting and well done. Although nearly every table was full, the acoustics made it easy for us to hear each other without raising our voices.

Our food was outrageous - the best butternut squash pasta I've ever had [melt in your mouth good] - others at our table remarked about the walleye [very good], and the rib-eye [exceptional]. If this wasn't the best meal we've had in a while, it ranks at the very top.

Our server was everything you hope for: attentive and knowledgeable with an upbeat and professional personality.

We will definitely be visiting again in the future.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
United States
Level 6 Contributor
767 reviews
634 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
“Nice and try hard”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the Red River with a very fine view of the river. There is also a bar area up front. The menu is a combination of fine dining and good bar/pub cuisine. Tonight my barramundi was good althought the risotto was too salty. The service is good. They do try to be creative and the chef should be commended for his effort.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank kawidd
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Fargo ND
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Becoming my go to place.....”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

I have eaten here several times over the last year and every time I have been impressed. The atmosphere is wonderful in the bar, on the patio or in the dining room with a great view of the Red River. They have a wonderful selection of beers on tap. My favorite on the menu is the smoked chicken, it's delicious!

  • Visited September 2013
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Gardnerville, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A very pleasant surprise.”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

Wasn't crazy about the angry pork, but the hummus appetizer, spinach and artichoke appetizer, the hog wings, and the elk burgers were excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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United States
Level 6 Contributor
767 reviews
634 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
“A Surprisingly Good Place with a Great View”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a lovely building with a great river view in the dining room. The current chef is doing some really interesting stuff. There is always something creative and out of the ordinary. Even the more pedestrian items often come with a new twist. There is also a pub style menu. The menu is a mix of less expensive items (done well) and a nice selection of fine dining items. The specials are almost always creative and fun. The wine list is modest but well chosen and there is a pretty good draft beer selection.

  • Visited September 2013
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