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Riverview, New Brunswick
October 2, 2006
In September, there is no wait, and as we sat down, I took stock of our surroundings. The tables are nicely covered with white cloths and are candlelit while the walls are faux barnboard painted a pleasant yellow above brown and hung with interesting historical photographs. Red leatherette chairs, however, and large panels of a suspended ceiling don’t do much for me… in essence, the atmosphere isn’t much although I found that it seemed to improve with the first glass of wine. I suggest arriving after 8pm as the number of small children didn’t do much for the atmosphere either.
A quick scan of the menu found the usual things: some pasta, chicken, liver, salads, soups and on to the beef. Prime rib is offered in three sizes ($16. - $27.); there is also sirloin, New York strip, surf and turf, beef kebabs and a rack of lamb. On the seafood side, you’ll find a 16 ounce lobster tail, scallops, shrimp and crab legs.
Now I don’t know what was going on, but I really liked what happened next. We ordered prime rib (which comes with a salad) with a bottle of Frei Brothers Cabernet ($38.00) and got seriously "comped". The waiter had been dealing with a table of five next to us; they had waited almost two hours for their food, so he was having a bad night. We found that he was doing a good job, but he had become a little flustered. So I don’t know if he was covering for a slow kitchen or was on probation or if he just enjoyed our discussion of the wine list (He was quite knowledgeable.), but we got shrimp before the salad and a wonderful (and large) spinach/artichoke dip with deep-fried chips. As a consequence, our meal turned into a leisurely four course affair without dessert.
The beef (almost incidentally) was excellent and done perfectly. We were in the restaurant for over two hours and had a very nice evening although I don’t think that everyone had the same experience. Most of the people around us seemed to be enjoying their meals, without the extras, but I know that we were approached on two occasions by management who asked if everything was going well. I was pleased to say that it was going very well, indeed.
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June 5, 2005
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July 4, 2004
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by Jodi L
Bayside, New York
December 18, 2003
The food was delicious and steak cooked as ordered. I was just sorry that we waited until our last night to go there for dinner, or we would have been there every night. Great menu that's not overpriced.
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by al mclean
December 30, 2002
From journal Our First Adventure
Overland Park, Kansas
May 5, 2002
The Stockyard Special Coupon gets you a half pound Sirloin Steak $12.95 in 2002 or a Steak Kabob $12.95 on a Buy One, Get One free. With this coupon, you can eat a nice supper for under $20 for two people including tip plus whatever you add in extras for drinks, appetizers, etc.
The food is very good, prepared as ordered. Service is courteous and attentive. However, go early as they do not take reservations during this time and most nights, by 5:30 there will be waiting line and you may have to wait up to an hour if you try to take advantage of this coupon. However, they will honor the coupon as long as you're in the waiting line by 6:30.
Everytime we go to Virginia Beach we eat here at least one night and have never been disappointed at the quality of the food. Went again in 2002 with friends from England and they also enjoyed it very much.
From journal Virginia Beach Getaway