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“Probably best in Brookings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Art Alley Grille

Art Alley Grille
515 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR 97415
541-469-0800
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Ranked #3 of 43 restaurants in Brookings
Cuisines: Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Oregon
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Probably best in Brookings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Been to Brookings three times. Our motel referred us here the first time and we've been back each visit. Main eating area is in the basement of an art gallery. If you enter through the main door on Hwy 101, you might think it's deserted, but if you wander to the back and down the stairs you come into the restaurant. Mains are very good to excellent. Soups and salads and deserts have been average to good. Service, as noted before, is good but very causal, diner-like almost. Prices seemed quite reasonable to us. you need a reservation during kite weekend.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Roseburg, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Mussels with roasted garlic artisan bread!! Off the hook!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The rack of lamb with mint balsamic reduction,vegi's and sweet potato medallions was delish! Dinner comes w soup & salad.

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Brookings, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Rather overpriced for the quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Okay, but no cigar. Small seating area. Loud. We've not been back since our last visit. Decent wine selection. All in all, not worth the money. My wife and I live here and we probably won't return.

  • Visited November 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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Columbus, OH
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Tries hard to be upscale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We went there on a Saturday night without a reservation and thankfully they were able to accomodate us. We had the surf & turf and the stuffed shrimp. The entrees included chicken noodle soup, salad and warm bread. The steak and vegetables were perfectly cooked.
I would suggest skipping the soup and the bread seemed to have been warmed in the microwave (judging by the consistency). However, the homemade blue cheese vinaigrette was very good.
The service was ok and the prices were reasonable for the amount of food. We felt the service was a little too casual though for the high end aspirations that the restaurant is trying to project.
It seems to be geared to a more mature crowd.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Cute place, good music, well paced service, chilled white wine glasses and beautifully cooked and sauced salmon.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Nice atmosphere, good music, well paced service, chilled white wine glasses, perfectly cooked and sauced wild salmon, huge, tender steak, friendly people and an overall unexpected, great dining experience.

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