We ate dinner at the Mahogany Grille for both nights of our stay at the Strater Hotel. We were in Durango for a ride on the narrow gauge train, and it was so convenient to just walk downstairs each night to the hotel restaurant.
The restaurant itself has a very nice atmosphere, and the menu has lots of tasty offerings. My husband could not resist getting the bacon trio appetizer each night - he went crazy over it! He had the elk tenderloin for his entree on our first night there, and the pepper steak on the second night. He really enjoyed both of these meals. I had the potato encrusted chicken my first night there - so delicious! For the second night, I had the farmer's market pasta which was also tasty. Our entrees were served with a nice basket of bread.
For dessert both nights, I had the chocolate avalanche. If you are into rich and chocolate-y desserts, this is the dessert for you!
A real highlight of our dining experiences at the Mahogany Grille was the restaurant staff. All staff members we came into contact with including the hostess and restaurant manager were courteous and friendly. Our server, Toby, was fantastic! We had such great service with Toby the first night that we asked for him as our server in our second night too. Toby was very knowledgeable and all his wine and food recommendations were spot-on. In addition, he was very personable and fun to talk with. Toby rocks!
All in all, we had great dinner experiences at the Mahogany Grille and can highly recommend it.