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“Terrific food”

Trick Dog - Bar & Bistro
Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Irvington
Price range: US$9 - US$32
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Great small town rest. with bigger city attitude...great food and service
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Service was a little slow, but our server was terrific and the food and wine were delicious. We rode bicycles from The Tides Inn and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Its not easy to follow the Thanksgiving feast but Nate's Trick Dog delivered. Our group of 8 was charmed by the Welsh Terrier statue that "greeted" us at the door. We went with a Chesapeake theme for appetizers. On a cold night the the chowders and oyster stew were described as "amazing" and "silky." They offer a variety of entrees for a small restaurant. Scallops were perfectly done with clouds of gnocchi. Lamb shank with culcannon was in a lusciuos wine sauce. A portugese style pasta and pork chops with sauerkraut and hopping john offered unusual combinations that worked. Desserts were over the top and huge. Irvington has some sophisticated dining options between Hope and Glory, The Tides and Nate's, with prices to match. They are all good, but Nate offers the best food in my opinion and is not the most expensive.

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Thank Travel-with-Terriers
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Spent the past weekend in Irvington celebrating my wife's birthday and was referred to Nate's Trick Dog Cafe thru the Hope and Glory Inn. It's a short walk from the Inn, which allowed us to freely sample the generous wine list without having to worry about driving back to the Inn!

The physical attributes of the restaurant are spacious and well done - we sat in a booth right by the front window, which was both very comfortable and private. We started each with a glass of wine - although surprised that they did not have any Pinot Grigio as a bottled choice. Turned out fine, as we sampled several wines by the glass. Note they have a good selection of wines from around the world, and several from my personal favorite of South Africa.

For dinner, my wife had the filet mignon and I had the ribeye. Both were awesome - cooked perfectly, with generous side dishes. We could barely finish - so needless to say, we skipped on dessert. Overall service was good, but not great.

For a Friday night in early November in the Northern Neck, the restaurant was hopping at 8 PM - doing great business. Overall, I highly recommend Nate's Trick Dog Cafe. Next time you are in Irvington, put Nate's on your list - you will be glad you did!

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Thank MaddieOES
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

we were staying just one night at the Tides Inn and the other couple suggested we try the Trick Dog for dinner instead of eating at the Inn. The food & service were very good and a very nice ambiance. definitely would recommend it.

Thank Parke M
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Loved the décor, the yummy raw oysters (a bonus 13!), and the creative entrees. I had the yellowfin tuna, and my husband had the scallops with gnocchi. Both were wonderful. Even the bread was nicely presented with options of butter, herbed oil and shredded parmesan. Excellent selection of wines by the glass. We were gleefully awaiting dessert, and that's where things went awry. Our server asked rather halfheartedly if we were interested in dessert or coffee, and when we said "yes!" reeled off a list of pears flambee, two berry crème brulets and pecan pie as she cleared our dishes. To say we were less than enticed by her presentation is an understatement--we decided we'd forego the calories. While we still very much enjoyed the meal, I suggest to the owners that you offer a printed dessert menu or tray, and be sure your waits sell it. (If there had been something with chocolate, we still might have been persuaded. How is it possible that there wasn't?) Still, glad we ended up here.

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Thank Lisa W
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