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“Good food, good atmosphere, so-so service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Pine Room Tavern

The Pine Room Tavern
51 Chestnut St E, Salt Creek Plaza, Nashville, IN 47448-7607
812-988-0236
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Ranked #20 of 37 Restaurants in Nashville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Iowa City, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good food, good atmosphere, so-so service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My husband and I dined here while on a vacation to Brown County. On the night we went, the community radio station was holding a fundraiser and we got to hear two local bands--Indiana Boys and Foster Jones--which made for a fun atmosphere. The place wasn't very crowded, however. The setting is not typical tavern, but more like a bistro, which we really liked. We got waited on quickly, but our waitress was a scatterbrain. I ordered a glass of red wine, and she brought me a glass of white wine. Oops. She quickly remedied the situation, however. We got our food in a timely manner, and it was very good. I had a couscous salad with scallops, and it was yummy. My husband said his pork chop was perfectly cooked, possibly the best he's ever had in a restaurant. I don't know if they have dessert, but our waitress didn't offer us any. It took her a while to get the bill to us, and then longer yet for her to pick up the credit card from our table. She walked by us several times to clean off other tables, but ignored our table. My husband finally had to catch her attention and ask her to run our card. We thought the prices were reasonable...about what we'd expect to pay for upscale dining.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nineveh, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“New owners.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is not the bar that it use to be. The price of the food was very high. My husband almost tripped because part of the floor was raised up. They seemed like they didn't know what they were doing.

Visited August 2012
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Mason, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Enjoyed overall. But the type of food was more upscale than you normally find in a bar and grill. We were under the impression in was more average cost and type.

Visited September 2012
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Illinois
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Selection of Craft Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had a lovely evening at the Pine Room and were pleasantly surprised with their offerings. We had a table of 7 on Saturday night and were seated immediately. Our waitress, Jem, was super attentive. We were told there would be a singer/songwriter preforming that night but there was no cover. The singer was great -- a lovely background for great food and conversation. The food was tasty, amazingly fresh (local), and masterfully prepared. Someone at our table got the capri salad and I was impressed to see lovely heirlooms sandwiched between fresh mozzarella. We got the sweet corn penne pasta with shrimp, and the flavors were amazing. You must try the sweet potato fries served with a garlic aioli. So good and enough to feed the table! The beer selection was impressive for Nashville. A variety of locals and excellent not-so-locals, including some lovely Belgians. The wine folks at our table were pleased as well. Our final bill was under $50 and well worth the quality provided (appetizer, drinks, shared entree). Thanks for a lovely time!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, Kentucky
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Above Average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Went here on a recent Saturday night. It’s in a strip shopping center near the IGA. Due to popularity, were seated at the bar during our wait and just decided to stay there to enjoy our meal. This place is one large open room with lots of tables and lots of hustle and bustle. They have various beers on tap from all over the country – quite an extensive selection! Ordered a burger which was very flavorful, though a tad overcooked – it wasn’t as juicy as it could’ve been, however the taste was very good. The large cut fries were a nice accompaniment. Live music was just beginning as we left. All in all, an above average joint.

Visited August 2012
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