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“Disappointing dinner in a charming place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Virginian Restaurant

The Virginian Restaurant
10 North Main Street, Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WY 82834
307 684-0451
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Ranked #5 of 30 Restaurants in Buffalo
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Castricum, The Netherlands
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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Disappointing dinner in a charming place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had dinner in this historic hotel. The whole place oozes a Victorian atmosphere with lots of antiques. Very interesting lobby and saloon where you could also have dinner.
We opted for the more expensive Virginian Restaurant. Without a reservation we got a very nice table at the window in one of the rooms of this charming restaurant. We had a glass of wine which was fine.
The menu looked great. My wife ordered Lamb Shank and I asked for the Chicken Marsala. The waiter added that my dish had no real Marsala (why name it like that?)..
To our diappointment the food was not good. The chicken had a sharp taste of liquor that did not resemble Marsala at all. The lamb shank was not tasty too. Instead of polenta my wife had asked for French fries, However, the lamb was still served with polenta.
There were too many imperfections to rate this restaurant as excellent or very good. Really a pity for such a romantic place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lusk, WY
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great place with the feel of Gunsmoke.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good food with great service. Expect to pay around 30 bucks a plate but also expect to be satisfied. Lamb shanks were grand. The atmosphere is Wyoming 1880.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and lovely room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Nothing to dislike about this place - it is fantastic and try to stay in the hotel, the Occidental, if you can. Food was excellent and service to match. Good wine list too.

Visited September 2013
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Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Gourmet food in a small Wyoming town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were surprised to find a gourmet menu in this small town. The restaurant is very nice, with tasty food!

Visited September 2013
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Baldwin City, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Salmon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This was an excellent restaurant. My salmon was cooked to perfection. The service was good. The bleu cheese dressing was excellent. My dinner companions loved the bison ravioli and gorgonzola pasta dishes. The steaks were somewhat overpriced in my opinion. We get great Kansas beef and bison for $25 rather than $40....I don't know why Wyoming meat is so much more. The hotel bar next door had live music and dancing which was a nice after dinner treat.

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