Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Craig Randall on May 26, 2005

No less than four locals at our conference recommended Gibbys, so who were we to argue. After a long walk down St. Paul through the old portion, we located Gibbys a couple of blocks south closer to the water. It is located in what looks to be an old row of wharf houses, which only add ambience. We were escorted upstairs to the bar area to wait for our table. It looked like the Magic Lamp in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, a little 70s for my taste, but then again, I wasn't there to eat the decor.

I decided to go bland and get salad with meat. The Gibbys salad was delicious and reminded me of a house salad the way it should be done. It was no processed bag lettuce with a cherry tomato on top: field greens, onion, carrot, etc. It was a perfect lead-in.

For dinner, I had the most memorable cut in years. The sirloin en croute was cooked to perfection. I've described it since to a few dozen friends. The sirloin was perfectly cooked medium; the pink interior was almost square, it was so perfect; and the dijon/peppercorn crust was a delicious addition to a well-prepared steak.

The service was as impeccable as it was friendly. The woman who waited our table reminded me of the frauen at the Hofbrau Haus in Munich, right down to the leder bustier. She was kind, attended to our needs in a proactive fashion, and made sound recommendations.

The apple pie for dessert was a fitting crown to a regal evening.

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