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“Average Tasting, Quantity-driven Typical Buffet” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sarna's Classic Grill

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Sarna's Classic Grill
3939 University Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
(763) 788-3939
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Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Rosemount, Minnesota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Average Tasting, Quantity-driven Typical Buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Though fresh, most items were cold. Selection is typical and unremarkable.
Decor and service was clean and friendly.
Not likely to return.

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  • English first
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English first
Ashland, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“good food with decent prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Been here a number of times for business lunches. The food has always been good, the service decent and would go there again!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great patio”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We go to Sarna's quite often. When they first opened the food was amazing, but it seems to have gone downhill. We were just there and we ordered the Fetticine Alfredo with chicken, which was kind of blah, and the prime rib which was rather fatty. The patio is very nice with a fire pit and waterfalls, and is quite big. The waiters are very good and knowledgeable. The prices are not too high.
The last time we were there I ordered the Blue Pate Special, turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy and cranberries. That was very good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I had the Cuban Beef (over rice) weekly special, for lunch, and was surprised by the lean meat that was nicely flavored. My three friends were also happy with their meals (burger, walleye sandwich, pasta arrabiatta). They brought 2 of us the wrong meals at first, but quickly fixed the problem. I would certainly choose Sarna over a chain like Applebee's.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious food and nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had reservations for four for dinner on a Friday night. It looked like it might rain, so we asked to be seated inside looking out at the patio. The patio was very nice, with a little waterfall and lots of room. I had the summer special Asian Pear Chicken Salad - it was delicious!! The teriyaki chicken chunks were nice size and done just right. The dressing was a pear vinaigrette, light and flavorful. Two had the Pecan Crusted Walleye and garlic mashed potatoes - they cleaned their plates. One had the Mahi Mahi special - and said it was delicious as well. The amount of food was just right - and prices were reasonable. Service was great - very attentive without being overbearing.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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