I'm a Laramie-ite, though have lived in Cheyenne for 13 years; upon returning to Laramie, I remembered the
Cavalryman as a pleasant-atmosphere place. That was true in this visit last evening with my 87-year-old mother.
It is decorated nicely, and the animal heads are Wyoming, which I love. The ambience is nice as well, lighting, etc.
But as the only couple in the place (first ones in at 4:20 PM) we had to wait forever for food; after my mother was
told regarding a side, that mushrooms would also be a side after the free "starter" mushrooms, they never arrived. There was no bread, the meat on my steak kebab was very rare, and the salads were done by someone who does
not understand salad even remotely. Both my mother's and my salad were DRENCHED, sopping wet (appearing like a plate of garbage) with Ranch dressing -- only my mother requested Ranch dressing. The lettuce wilted and
drowning in dressing, 4 paper-thin pieces of apple arranged on the side of the salad. NOT apple Parmesan salad at all. Upon requesting the meat be well-done, it was brought with apologies.......but with a menu that does not even list prices -- like all fine restaurants always seem to follow --- we deserved a lot more than what we got for over $70. In short, the ambience and decorations were nice, though the wooden dividers need to be MUCH more stable ---- and the wait staff was nice, but the food incredibly over-priced and much of it terrible.
On another occasion -- the last time I was at the Cavalryman -- I had a mixed drink from a glass that still had Clorox flavor on the rim, and became very ill, unable to eat my dinner at all after finally finding the restroom. Whoever had re-designed it had a nice brainstorm. Now the food and its presentation must match the menu, the ambience, and the surroundings. I will never got back there, unfortunately......back when I was in high school it was the only place to go, unless you went to the Little Bear Inn outside of Cheyenne (reminiscing about the 70's)-----it could be so very much better, with very little effort: good kitchen help and careful food preparation. --L.K. Smith
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