Once we discovered this rare find near our neighborhood, we have returned over and over. We even had them cater my parents 50th wedding anniversary party at our home. On days I work from home or take a vacation day, my husband and I like to sneak over and have lunch while the kids are at school. Our 8 and 10 year old children love Ernie's too, especially the truffle fries and dinner rolls. (Our son ate his roll, mine and his dad's on a recent lunch outing.) Even though the restaurant is upscale, our (usually well behaved) kids are always welcomed warmly. The executive chef is a former Top Chef contestant and he often comes out to greet guests and ask about our meals. We also like the recent change in pastry chefs. The specials are inventive and seasonally fresh. The restaurant is next to a small local casino and is deceptive from the outside (looks a little bit sketchy). However the parking lot is well monitored, clean and I always feel safe. Recommended for anyone who loves a nice meal and good atmosphere, but doesn't want to go to San Francisco get it.
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