We introduced my child to the Freight House restaurant...a nice change of pace from the university cafeteria. There were many elements of our visit that were very good, and one that wasn't.
We started with salads. One of us enjoyed the salad bar...all dressings are home made, and the wide variety of items were very fresh. Two of us tried the house salad, which is one of my favorite combinations: balsamic vinaigrette, pecans, blue cheese crumbles and cranberries over a fresh green leaf lettuce. All three of us ordered the red snapper special, marinated with garlic and other spices. Amazingly, two dinners turned out very well, cooked perfectly flaky and tender. My snapper, on the other hand, looked yummy but was freakishly tough...like cutting a steak. What counts for me is how a restaurant makes things right, and the Freight House came through for us: my entire meal was removed from the bill and turtle cheesecake arrived in its place (also free).
The waiter was very knowledgeable, had a very calm demeanor, and informative (he was from the area). Attentive service, but not overly so.
I agree with other reviewers...this restaurant is pricey. We had water or soda to drink, and the average price of the two remaining meals was $35.00 USD. I come from a larger city so am used to upscale restaurants and related prices, but this seemed about $10 more than what I'm used to.
Atmosphere is casual. We sat upstairs (the restaurant is huge) just outside a room that was used for a wedding reception...so we saw diners in everything from a bridal gown to jeans and a sweatshirt.
Very nice location, the restaurant faces a park along the Mississippi River.
Reservations are accepted for parties of 10 or more.
Not sure if I'd return, especially with Sushi Pirate so close.
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