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“Many good things about this place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Usher's House

Usher's House
700 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN
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Ranked #1 of 52 restaurants in Moorhead
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Moorhead, Minnesota
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331 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 111 cities Reviews in 111 cities
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
“Many good things about this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

First, the dining room location is pretty fantastic with a view of the river. There is also the bar area and in the summer the outdoor space. The menu is a combination of casual bar, burger/sandwich, modified English pub and fine dining. There is something for everyone and the prices are varied and affordable and appropriate for each of these genre. That alone is a nice plus. This is not a gastronomic place but the chef does try to inject interesting nuances like specialty sauces, truffle here and Siracha there. There is good fish and venison. Lamb is used for the shepherd pie and Nueske bacon in a few places. Dining is about an overall total experience and on that basis, I gave it a "four star". They also do corkage for brought in wine, a real plus if you have something special you would like to bring. Call ahead to make sure.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Do not bring a group.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

I just wanted to write about an upsetting dining experience. We came there for a birthday party consisting of 10 adults and 5 children. I felt the server could have use a few more years experience before working at this establishment. She was inexperienced, did not make eye contact, did not smile or know how to work a crowd. This could be over looked because the food was really good.

Then at the end of the meal we find out that the cake we brought in and had on the table the entire time would not be able to be served unless we paid a "cake fee". I have managed a restaurant with these policies, but hardly actually charged people. There were 5 kids at the table excited and drooling over this cake the whole time and got their hopes completely shot down. We now missed out on more family time and probably at least $15 in coffee and desert drink orders. If such policy exists, it would have been nice to tell us right away so that we may choose a different restaurant or make other plans. I have only seen a "cake fee" in very high end restaurants and this is definitely not one.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fargo, nd
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unique and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

It's hard to find a place with unique dishes around here and I love going to Usher's to see what they're going to do next. I've loved everything I've tried and enjoy hanging out on the patio, listening to music during the summertime. As far as I'm concerned, it's a gem in the middle of the chain-restaurant hell that is Fargo-Moorhead.

  • Visited May 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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Morden, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Usher's Helps Close the Deal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

My Sales Manager and I invited two young execs from a local start up we are looking to do business with to join us for dinner. Could they recommend a location? They suggested we meet at Usher's House.

Casual dress, warm atmonosphere, great views and sofisticated food! I was impressed by everything the place had to offer.Taking us there said a lot about the new company and the young guys running it. Needless to say we picked up a very reasonble bill for four. Next time here, I have to bring my wife.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fargo, North Dakota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Great views of river and nice presentations of delicious food!

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