I read quite a few reviews and thought I might be a bit harsh. Of course, this is just one meal I'm reviewing, so maybe it's not fair considering the rest of the foods on the menu.
Mid-day...maybe ten others in the restaurant....a Friday. First...thing I noticed, the entryway is a little scary. Coming in on a sunny day, I had to wait a bit until my eyes adjusted to even see the stairs and the entry to the bar. The restaurant is quite dark, which didn't help much at all. Seated, we were served right away. Had a glass of delicious Riesling and ordered the following:
Old Fashion Turkey Club--
Fire braised turkey breast, fresh grilled shoulder bacon, crispy lettuce, fresh sliced tomatoes & creamy mayo on three Traditional toasted white Artisano bread slices - 10.99...
Turkey was fresh and there was a lot of it. Bacon enhanced the flavor as well as the tomato. What I didn't care for was the half-toasted white bread that was quite gummy. I don't know what kind of "special Artisano bread" this was supposed to be, but it didn't quite cut it. The fries were delicious.
Checked out the decor...popcorn painted ceiling, quite the chandelier in the main dining room, patterned carpet....yup, straight out of the 60s? 70s? Restrooms are clean but could also use an update without detracting from the "supper club atmosphere".
As I type this, I remember that about four years ago or so, I sat in the same dining room and had a dinner. Neighbors had raved about The Red Ox. I was not too impressed then....hence, I had not returned until now. For what it's worth....More