Rock inn mountain tavern
Appears promising with its rustic charm and full parking lot. Unfortunately, it started off as all show and no substance. We began with Devils on horseback (stuffed dates wrapped in bacon) which appeared fresh out of the freezer and tossed on a plate for all the work that went into the presentation. Taste was ok at best.
For dinner, I ordered the NY strip, bistro style (encrusted with peppercorns and topped with a port wine reduction) which came with a side salad and potatoes. The salad was wet, so the dressing became runny and the lettuce had a bitter taste. The steak was prepared perfectly, as were the "Longs Peak" potatoes (baby reds boiled then flash fried). My companion had the same experience with his salad. However, he had the pan seared trout, Cajun style, over mashed potatoes. The entree was well prepared and delicious. Service was very good and our waiter was attentive. Overall, the dinner was good, although a little pricey. I would return but hope that before I do, the management recognizes that diners are looking for the whole experience to be outstanding, not just the main protein.
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