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“Grill 211 less than great”
Review of Grill 211 - CLOSED

Grill 211
Price range: US$6 - US$36
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ottawa
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174 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Grill 211 less than great”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

While spending the Columbus Day long weekend in Lake Placid we decided to return to Grill 211 for a steak dinner. It had been good a year ago but not so this time. There were a lot of visitors in town but when we entered Grill 211 only two other tables were occupied. My Wedge Salad (lettuce, tomato, blue cheese dressing) was good but my companion’s Caesar Salad was limp and bland. We each ordered a baked potato with our steaks (a New York Strip Loin and a Filet Mignon). Both potatoes were undercooked and needed more time in the oven. My ‘filet’ was thin and cooked way beyond medium. The strip loin was tough with chunks of gristle imbedded in the meat. Each plate came with a big chunk of broccoli which was mostly stem and little floret. Small stainless steel pots contained tiny servings (about a teaspoon each) of butter and sour cream. The red wine, however, was good. It was an expensive, but very average, meal. When we left there was only one other couple in Grill 211. We won’t be returning. There are much better steak places in town.

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank xygb7dklt
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English first
Driggs, Idaho
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mike is a great story teller at the table we lol all night long”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

now that the place is older and Mike & Maggy are in the kitchen it really has that main styreet feel to it and the quality is really nice. We had a great time last week while on vaca dinning and lol

Visited October 2013
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Thank toddottenstein
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Whitby, Canada
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fabulous food with excellent service”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We had the pleasure of eating at both the steak and seafood side and the Italian side of this restaurant. The steaks were wonderful and we tried the manicotti on another night. It was the best we had ever had.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank SunnysideUpToronto
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Webster, New York
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Why Bother”
Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Why bother. My daughter and I went to the restaurant for what we thought would be a good meal, but it turned out just the opposite, we first noticed that this place is actually 2 restaurants in one building by the same owner(s), which made me think is the owner confused or what.
The server was nice and friendly but it was obvious that the management did not know how to assign sections, our server was going in to many different direction which made it take longer to get our order in, food served and tab to pay. (Watching the other servers it is obvious this was not an isolated case). What should have taken no more than about an hour to 90 minutes took us almost 3 hours. (no, neither of the restaurants were busy at all, lots of empty tables).

The food was not that good, it was obvious that those preparing the meal really did not care, but then again they were probably just as confused as the owner.

For the servers, I feel sorry that you work in this environment. For the owner, maybe it’s time to through in the towel and higher a real restaurant manager and a chief on each shift.

Visited June 2013
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5 Thank Robert V
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Cornwall, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent steak dinner”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We enjoyed the special steak dinner - very reasonably priced. This restaurant is very clean and the waitress was friendly and very helpful.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Brenda C
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