Ted's Montana Grill, Warrington
I know this is a chain but this is their only store in PA so I'm posting here.
My wife and I happened to be passing by at lunchtime a few weeks back and decided to try this place. The decor suggests an old fashioned steakhouse. We had burgers... the menu had a dozen different combinations. Our burgers were perfect. The "baked potato" soup was very good and the server said it was made from scratch.
We decided to take our neighbors for our regularly monthly dinner this week. 5 or 6 of us got the special... bison rib roast. Portion was sensible, and it came with garlic mashed potatos and green beans. The beans were too al dente for most people and could have been hotter. Others in the group tried the salmon and said it was very good. We had the house merlot and chardonnay and they were perfectly fine.
So I give the food a B+ and say it's worth a visit.
Now to what I'll call "admin" issues.
I called a week in advance to reserve a table for eight on a Wednesday night. In retrospect the guy who took the call didn't sound that confident.
When I arrived and said we were (my name)'s party of 8 the hostess said "Oh, the party of seven, are you with that guy at the bar?" I said no, I don't know him, we're (my name)'s party of eight"
She took us to a round table and said "ok, here you go, table for seven" I said, "do you even HAVE a reservation for (my name) " ? Anyway they set another place and seated us.
The servers are all polite and polished, but got confused about the specials. Our server told us the soup of the day was red bean and rice. When he came back and I tried to order it, he said, no the soup today is chicken gumbo. I took it, as did a couple others in my party. When it arrived (they do a "team" delivery with other servers helping so that everyone gets served together) that server said
"ok, who gets the red beans and rice?"
I said "ok, me I guess, I thought it was chicken gumbo."
She looked and said, "oh yeah, it is."
So the staff needs to be a little better organized. But as I said, the food was good, especially if you want a burger for lunch. And where else do you get bison?
Thanks for the great review.. btw you can get Bison up in Doylestown at Buffalo Grill.
I agree with your review.. I have eaten at the bar there, and it is passable. But the servers are not that good. I think they have a lot of turnover there, and are not very good at training them. Then again you get what you pay for at 2 dollars an hour plus tip...