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Enso Dec 26, 2011 03:33 PM

I found some older reviews, and am just wondering if anyone has some more recent experience to add. Since then have they gotten better, worse, or about the same?

  1. LiaM Dec 27, 2011 04:13 AM

    Do you mean the food specifically? or the place in general? I haven't eaten there, but I find it a nice place to stop in for a beer now and then.

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      Enso Dec 27, 2011 09:00 AM

      The food.

      Specifically, any of these:
      the pate
      fish and chips
      cobb salad
      the burgers

      I'm meeting a group there, over dinner time. The menu doesn't hold much easily adaptable to my diet. For really good food, I don't mind making an exception. However, if the fare is more towards the mediocre then I'd just as soon eat before/after.

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        rockyd Dec 27, 2011 11:57 AM

        I have not been for quite awhile, but the food is nothing special. I have veggie friends who kind of like the veg shephard's pie. I prefer the more "traditional" fare to their burgers which have never impressed.

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      BigE Dec 28, 2011 08:12 AM

      I was there last week and enjoyed the food. Between me and my two dining companions, we had the fish and chips, steak and stilton, and the stew. I wouldn't say any are life changing, but all three were good in their own right.

      Combined with the enormous whiskey selection, I think it's a nice neighborhood spot.

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        zfwp Dec 28, 2011 12:09 PM

        i like it too... but if you are serious about your diet and only willing to break it on rare occasions i think you have better choices.

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