My husband and I went here for dinner with another couple this past Christmas Eve. We live nearby but we'd never been here before (I'm not sure why) but we were looking for more of an upscale place and this was the only one I could find that would be open that evening. Every other place I checked closed after lunch. Rider's Inn is an old historic tavern that is 200 years old. On Christmas Eve the restaurant was beautiful lit with candles and everything was lovely. We were particularly pleased that the place was WARM since we're used to freezing in a lot of restaurants in December and my Christmas outfit wasn't the warmest. The atmosphere was lovely and the meal was fabulous. I had Beef Wellington and my husband had the Prime Rib. Everything was delicious. My only suggestion to the owners would be to please upgrade the silverware. The silverware was rather flimsy and didn't quite live up to expectations. My husband's steak knife was so bent that it looked as if someone had used it as a pry bar! Otherwise we were all quite pleased. We'll be making this one of our regular places from now on!
- Also Known As:
- Rider's Inn Ohio/Painesville