Chenery Park -- Any thoughts?
- Sue Jun 1, 2005 07:06 PM
Heard this was a cute, affordable restaurant with good food. Any thoughts?
Had dinner there once. Food was good, as was service. Price is good for the quality you get. I would said dinner entree with a drink, tax and tip, would cost about $30 - $35 per person.
Only been there once for dinner but have friends who visit more frequently.
Very neighborhood feel - sort of a Glen Park locals best kept secret. Good food & service, fairly priced. Busy bar scene.
They used to have a "bring the kids" night, on Tuesdays I think, which might influence your choice of dinner.
It's a beautiful and comfortable room with good seating for the most part. Seating tends to be better upstairs, in my experience. The food is much better than a person would expect for the area and the price, and sometimes even better than that. The service is excellent, professional, and inconspicuous--(servers, bussers, bartender, and maitre d' hote).
Their grilled salmon with tat soi and mashed potatoes is so good that I have to force myself to order something else each time I go. The lamb is also very good, and this is the only restaurant where I have ordered chicken breast more then once, mainly because the sides were so intriguing. I never order chicken in a restaurant, but theirs is surprisingly moist and delicious and the sides tend to be excellent.
My husband likes the New York Sirloin steak, though I haven't had room to take a bite of it yet. I'm eagerly waiting to try their Sunday special brisket.
They sometimes have excellent, moderately priced wines on their wine list. We were particularly fond of the Sketchbook Pinot Noir we had there a few years ago. I don't think it's available any longer, though.
It's not a really fancy restaurant, but it's a dignified, white-tablecloth quality, neighborhood place. They serve good food with pride, treat their customers with respect, and I don't think you could go wrong eating there.
Affordable but a bit on the pricy side. The food is worth it though. Don't go on Tuesday unless you are bringing kids.
I love Chenery Park. I've been going there for the last 3 years and have never been dissappointed. The food, drinks and service are great. If you like fried chicken, be sure to go on a Monday evening when that's the special. The atmosphere is very neighborhood/storefront, comfortable and a very nice understated decor. Totally professional gem of a place!