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“Try and pretend they are not trying to be pretentious” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Newell House

Newell House
201 E Main St # 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901
+1 618-549-6400
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Ranked #9 of 108 Restaurants in Carbondale
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: S. Washington St
Description: The freshly restored Newell House Restaurant offers great American cuisines with a neighborhood twist. With its casual and unique atmosphere, it serves as a great place to catch up with a few friends or the entire family. Featuring a fully stocked bar, more than 30 specialty martinis and a fine wine list with more than 40 varieties.
Carbondale, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Try and pretend they are not trying to be pretentious”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I have eaten here three times. The first time it was nice I had the seafood ravioli that with a bechamel sauce and a nice salad. our waiter had a good sense of humor and was there when we needed him and gone when we didn't. It was a little pricey but we had a fun time. The second time we went with a group of six on a crowded night. The place was under staffed, the servers were over whelmed and the food was over salted. One of our party did not received an entree and had to wait a long time to have it corrected. While she was still eating the server tried to hurry us out. It was not a pleasant meal. The third time we went with friends. It was not crowded the server was too attentive to the point of wanting to swat her away like flies at a picnic and she kept telling us how good the food was. My wife and I had two drinks each two mediocre meals and spent too much money. I'm sorry but this is a place that may impress people that can't make white sauce or a vinaigrette but the reality is it is average with ambiance.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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De Soto, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Always changing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Newell House used to be my favorite restaurant in Carbondale. The atmosphere is nice and the service is great! Unfortunately, their menu is constantly changing. All of my favorite items were removed from the menu. I wish they would at least bring back the spinach bacon dip and the Bisani salad. They have very good food, but it used to be even better!

Visited September 2012
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Memphis TN
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119 reviews 119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a great restaurant. The ambiance is nice (and don't miss the bar downstairs), and the food is outstanding. Good prices, large quantities of excellent food. Service was very good too. No need for reservations.

Visited September 2012
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“All teh reviews are spot on.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Well prepared food at an excellent value. The restaurant was comfy and inviting. It is an old building that has a contemporary feel. A little hard to get to as IL Hwy 13 is one way at this point. You need to know what lane to be in.

Visited November 2012
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Du Quoin, IL
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“It is the best!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Thats where we go when we just want to relax, sit back, and eat some really good food!!! The steaks are awesome....I'v never had a bad one. We (the girls) tried pasta this time. It was really good too!! Keep up the good work! We'll be back!!

Visited October 2012
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