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“Trying to hard...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hadsten House Dining Room

Hadsten House Dining Room
1450 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
800-457-5373
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Ranked #19 of 57 Restaurants in Solvang
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Ontario, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Trying to hard...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

The food is just OK bordering on eh. There is a variety, but no clear direction or connecting thread. This saturday night dining experience should have been better

I started with the lobster bisque which was watery and didn't have a lot of depth of flavor. The soups bowl was also topped with puff pastry. My wife had a spinach salad that was overdressed and mushy and our friends Caesar salad looked like it came from a bag.

I had the chicken marsala. The chicken breast was dry and served on top of a portobello mushroom, with mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach and then sauced. The sauce was thin and flavorless.

My wife had the pork chop. It was again a tower of food. The potatoes were under seasoned as we're the asparagus tips. The double chop was cooked nicely. The chutney chunks should have been chopped finer. The pieces were too big.

Our friend did like his short ribs.

We opted out of dessert.

I'm a little confused at why this place is in the top 10 in Solvang.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cozy with good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Lovely fireplace, service excellent and food wonderful. Salmon dinner was very well prepared. Good value and quality.

Visited January 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Very nice ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Friendly service, delicious food that looked amazing and cozy seating. Recommend the calamari and vegetarian raviolo with pesto. Only thing missing is a full bar.

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Santa Barbara, CA
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“LOVE THIS PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is one of our favorites in the Santa Ynez Valley. With its beautiful dining room, friendly staff and fantastic food its a WIN WIN WIN.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I love the service and the food. Make sure to try the bacon! I'm not a coffee drinker, but my husband said that it was terrific.

Visited December 2012
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