I've lived in a lot of cities. I love restaurants that stick around and deliver good and dependable food year in and year out .
Upstate NY and Pittsburgh come to mind as places where I can go years later and find the same places with the best steak or pizza.
Beefeaters has a loyal clientele and people who will rave about its food. I thought it was dated, played and old.
Low ceilings, dark lighting, bartender that was there in the 70's and could tell me nothing about the wines and looked completely confused when I asked to try a sample of the house red.
The salad bar is the same cart style (about 3' X 8' with a sneeze guard) with baby corn cobs and cottage cheese, that I swear was there the day the place opened.
Tables are cheek by jowl and small (people were smaller in the 1970's after all!) and the place is noisy. The food comes out fast and it was nothing memorable or in any way spectacular. Again, so-so.
We don't go out all the time and steak prices are too high in many restaurants. The prices at Beefeaters are reasonable, but the atmosphere really turned me off. Do not go there if you have a romance in mind... way too 'family style' for that.
There are just too many restaurants in this area to make this trip back in time again.
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