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“Worth Going Back for Drinks & Appetizers”
Review of Roberts Crossing

Roberts Crossing
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Ranked #31 of 543 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Phone: 503-584-1035
Reviewed 20 July 2014

In search of a new "date night" place my husband and I finally tried Roberts Crossing. We asked to sit on the patio and were happily accommodated. Our server Ryan was prompt to greet us, was very friendly and familiar with the menu and specials. Our entire meal service was wonderful with just the right amount of check-ins from the staff.

Although not hungry enough for appetizers, the pulled pork fries are going to have to be a must to try on our next visit. Wonderfully crisp on the outside, fluffy in the middle baguette bread is served warm with a great soft butter while we waited on our meals.

Meals are entrée only, so a soup or salad accompaniment is an extra ($3-$4). Prices range from $16 for pasta dishes up to $30 or so for other protein dishes. My husband chose the spicy Cajun fettucine and was offered mild, medium or spicy. He chose spicy. It was presented in a tomato base and he said the heat for him was okay but he would ask for extra spicy next time. I chose the seafood fettucine in an alfredo sauce. It was very rich and creamy, lots of parmesan and a few shrimp, scallops and wonderful fresh fish. The sauce was a little on the soupy side but not a complete deal breaker.

The restaurant is nestled in a beautiful setting, but sitting outside there is traffic noise as it sits very close to the street. Inside is very quaint and looks like a good place for a romantic evening. There is also one large table to accommodate a bigger party. We are looking forward to going back and just relaxing in the bar (we didn't check it out but has a separate entrance in the back if you don't want to go through the main entrance) and enjoying a cocktail and some appetizers. Atleast it is something different from the norm in Salem.

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1  Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Upon arrival, Peyton immediately greeted us with a genuine smile, and quickly seated us to a quaint table for two. Allie soon followed to take drink orders, announce the specials and placed fresh ice cold water on our table. After ordering, we noticed the unique style of this petite restaurant with design features that accent conversational privacy and enhanced a more cozy dining experience. I had the special, which was cod, and my wife had the American Kobe steak with fingerling potatoes. The food arrived promptly, and we were attended to frequently, and again with a genuine greeting. The food flavors and spices intermingled into a wonderful entree with nothing left for a to-go box. The meal finished with a covertly ordered creme brulee which was to perfection. It is rather refreshing to go to a restaurant who know how to do business. Bravo Roberts Crossing!

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We were visiting in Salem, recently and had an occasion to take family members to dinner at Roberts Crossing. The food, Seafood Fettuccini Alfredo, Meatloaf, Bone-in Pork Chop, Fish and Chips, and a Chedder Cheese Risotto ( flavor was good, but rice was undercooked) was all declared to be pretty good with one exception.. the Pork Chop was deemed excellent by all... we each had to sample everything. We had a coffee and Tiramisu for dessert. The Tiramisu was pretty good.

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1  Thank TXFARR
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Pleasant atmosphere, interesting menu, the food was of good quality, but the service/attention to detail was average and diminished the overall impact of the evening. While we were glad to be told by one of the servers that local king salmon was available -- it was delicious -- 2 of the 8 meals were not hot when they arrived at our table. Also, although we advised at the time of reservation that we were celebrating a 70th birthday, there was no acknowledgement or complimentary gesture (a small dessert?). Details like these are minor but make the difference between an excellent dining experience and an average one, especially for a special occasion.

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1  Thank Triptots
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

The atmosphere is intimate, decor tasteful, the waiter Ryan attentive but did not hover--he had a warm and caring way, making our anniversary meal a special occasion. The meal (halibut caught the day before) was the best fish I've ever had in my life (and that's a long time!); it was perfectly cooked, and along with the asparagus and wild rice, beautifully presented.

This was our first visit there. I think they may begin to remark, "Oh, here come the Crawfords again!" as we walk through the door.

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1  Thank Michele335
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