The restaurant is in a very old building, the interior of which has been beautifully renovated to give diners the feel of yesteryear. One wall is exposed brick, with adjacent walls covered in a deep red velvet flocked wallpaper. Under the soft light of the restaurant's beautiful antique chandeliers, the effect is warm and inviting. The bar appears to be a popular spot for the friendly local clientele who made us first time diners feel very welcome. The bartender, although very busy, took time to chat with us and the Jamison whiskey on the rocks we ordered came filled to the brim of the glass for only $5. We were given a quiet table in the corner and for once, the music piped throughout the restaurant was not overly loud nor intrusive. Instead of our having to raise our voices to be heard, It made for a romantic atmosphere where quiet conversation was actually possible, a rarity in restaurants these days. The waitress was friendly and helpful and when the food arrived, we were pleasantly impressed. The salad was creative and delicious. You don't just get a plate of dry lettuce here. The steak was top quality, done to perfection, with an accompanying baked potato with all the trimmings and a vegetable to boot. The dessert menu could be improved. Our spumoni ice cream was somewhat disappointing, but other than this small detail, this is clearly an exceptional restaurant where extraordinary attention to the comfort and satisfaction of its customers is priority one. During our short stay in Pendleton, we liked it so much, we ate there three times. Why go anywhere else when you have found near perfection?
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