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Shepherdstown - Stone Soup Bistro

Jamie D Dec 7, 2007 10:28 AM

going to SSB tomorrow, any recs or other advice greatly appreciated. TIA all


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    katecm RE: Jamie D Dec 7, 2007 12:59 PM

    You're so lucky! This is one of my very favorite restaurants. We usually drive to Shepherdstown once a year to eat there. Consider going ahead of time and having a drink at the bar. The bartender is also the owner, and is extremely charming and interesting.

    Everything I've ever had there has been out of this world (it's the only time I've seen my husband steal a bite of tofu - and go back for more!), but I'd say that the biggest stand out was a pork dish. Spectacular. They change their menu, so it's probably not the same preparation now, but I will say that the chef has a deft hand with pork.

    Enjoy it!

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      Jamie D RE: Jamie D Dec 10, 2007 06:44 AM

      very nice place. like most other places in Shpeherdstown SSB is in an old building with small rooms, very cozy, good atmosphere. I enjoyed my Moscovy duck breast very much and the PEI mussels were excellent, briny and buttery. no problems with service. could easily come back to this place

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        Gourmand Ramps RE: Jamie D Nov 13, 2009 01:00 PM

        Love Shepherdstown! Bavarian Inn is excellent for an inexpensive lux lunch w/river view. (4 star rated +world class wine cellar) The News Room and Yellow Brick bank offer the BEST cocktails and reasonable entrees. Skip Stone Soup Bistro-cramped,expensive, sub standard fair you can get anywhere....crummy service.

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          rHairing RE: Gourmand Ramps Nov 13, 2009 05:18 PM

          I rspectfully disagree about Yellow Brick. Overpriced and overrated. FWIW love 3 Onions...

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            katecm RE: rHairing Nov 16, 2009 06:37 AM

            Three Onions is no longer fine dining - it has been changed into a bar with burgers and sandwciehs. The News Room is supposed to be wonderful. We stopped in only for a drink (saving ourselves for Stone Soup) but the food we saw looked and smalled wonderful.

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              thomas6 RE: katecm Jul 5, 2010 04:52 AM

              For the record, it's not the News Room - the restaurant in Shepherdstown you refer to is the Press Room.

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                Joe H RE: thomas6 Jul 5, 2010 07:10 PM

                We're going to the Press Room on Wednesday evening. Shepherdstown seems to have become an emerging destination that we would like to explore. My hope is for it to approach what Four and Twenty Blackbirds was at its best...

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                  lawhound RE: Joe H Jul 6, 2010 07:55 AM

                  If that is your goal, you will probably be disappointed. But there is good, tasty food in Sheptown for sure, starting with SSB, then Press Room.

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                    Joe H RE: Joe H Jul 6, 2010 09:15 AM

                    Isn't the Press Room a step above Stone Soup Bistro?

            2. re: Gourmand Ramps
              justicat RE: Gourmand Ramps Nov 14, 2009 01:53 PM

              Would respectfully note that in my experience Stone Soup is a fine restaurant with excellent service. You'll get a good meal there. The above is not a fare review.

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                lawhound RE: justicat Nov 16, 2009 05:00 AM

                Ditto -- Stone Soup is excellent food, reasonably priced, pretty space.

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