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Feb 5, 2014 11:33 AM

Kenosha WI -- one meal!

Hello from the East Coast. I will be spending one night at the Best Western at the Route 50 exit off I-94 next Friday. I will have time for one decent meal, non-chain if possible. My search has turned up two possible, and very different options: Twisted Cuisine and House of Gerhard. Any thoughts on these or others nearby?


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  1. I would go to Sebastians,. It's in Racine but I feel it is worth the little bit of a drive.....20-25 min.

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    1. re: Living4fun

      Thanks, I will check it out too! That's within reach.

    2. Sebastian's looked good, but it's fairly dressy and especially on Valentine's Day so since i was dressed very casually I went to House of Gerhard.

      Food was decidedly average. I got Holsteiner Schnitzel and it was just ok. You get a lot of food with your meal -- cheese and crackers, relish, liver pate and garlic toast, hard rolls and muffins, and a cup of hearty soup -- but i would have sacrificed some of that for a better entree. Also, the spaetzle and carrots on the plate were pretty tasteless.

      Also, I ate at the bar and I think the bartenders were not overly pleased that I took a spot that a harder drinker would have filled. So I got minimal attention from them.

      My server was very nice and had to do yeoman work just to get my food to me. The hostess was also very nice.

      So, if you want to feel like you're back in 1966 when complete dinners and lots of kitsch was the typical dining out experience, HoG is a good choice. But just for food, I'm sure you can do much better in the Kenosha area.

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      1. re: Bob W

        Oh too bad. Sebastian's isn't a dressy place. It is what I would say is business casual. I have been there and there have been plenty of people there wearing nice jeans. But I can understand being Valentine's Day, that had to be a hard night to go out anywhere.