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“Yummy, yummy, yummy did I mention it was yummy?”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Aspen Bar and Grill - CLOSED

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Aspen Bar and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, European
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Dining options: Reservations, Seating
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Amazing fresh cooked food from scratch, and the staff are very friendly, especially David who is an assest to the business.
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“Yummy, yummy, yummy did I mention it was yummy?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic steak, one of the very best I have ever had! My son thought so too. The staff were friendly and could not have been any more helpful. 10 out of 10 from me, I will be back and a 16oz steak has my name on it.

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2 Thank Saint_Willie
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Groupon Deal - Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

I bought the Steak and Mussels Groupon deal and was delighted with the deal.

The service was prompt and friendly.

The portions were very generous and the food was excellent value. There was no need of a starter with this size of main.

The seating was comfortable with a tv screen showing football in each booth - not to my taste but it wasn't obtrusive.

I went on A saturday lunch time and it was surprisingly empty . I'll go back next time I'm in this part of town.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank junemorrison
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edinburgh
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely Steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

My spouse and I ate at this Grill using a Groupon voucher for a Mussels and Steak meal for 2 for £24.00 which included a glass of wine each. On arrival we were shown to our reserved table by a lovely waitress who was very friendly. We presented our voucher to the waitress and asked if one of the glasses of wine could be substituted for a beer, and she said it could, which was very decent. One glass of red (merlot) and one pint of Best beer were duly brought over. We also asked for a jug of water, which came in a carafe with ice, lemon and mint - lovely. The waitress asked how we liked our steak cooked so we gave her the order.
The food duly arrived and whilst we thought we were having a starter of mussels it turned out to be one large plate of food completed with mussels, steak, chips, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and salad.
The steaks were succulent and cooked to perfection, one rare and one medium/rare. No fatty, stringy bits either so we were delighted. There were about 10-12 mussels in shells on the plate and all in all the portion was ample. A finger bowl was brought with the food so we could clean our hands after eating the mussels.
I checked out the menu prices and we saved about £2.00 per head plus the drinks with our Groupon voucher. I would definitely eat here again as the service was good and the food very good. All other diners arriving at the Grill also handed over Groupon vouchers, so I am not sure if this place is usually very quiet.
Only downside are the black seat covers over the small settee style seating which kept sticking to clothing so practically came off the seats when you got in or out. There are also small tv screens embedded into the walls every 10 feet or so which were showing darts on all sets. Although there was no volume on these it was quite off putting and distracting whilst dining. Fine for during the day I would imagine, but would probably be best switched off for evening dining.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank EdinburghGeomcewan
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“mediocre atmosphere, but good food (sometimes)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

I've been here twice - once with a group of friends, once on a date.

When I went with friends, they were out of seating upstairs, so we sat in the basement... we were the only people downstairs, so it felt rather odd. The food was unremarkable for the price (a step bellow most pub food) but the staff were very friendly.

I came here a second time on a date with a groupon deal. The portion was far bigger than I expected, and while the food (steak, chips, and mussels) wasn't very classy in terms or presentation, it tasted great. The staff were even more attentive and friendly. The house Merlot was rather weak, but it was still enjoyable. So overall I would recommend this place if you can get a deal, but avoid it if not.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank HamCol1812
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Dunfermline
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Surprise find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Went on a Groupon deal to this restaurant. Went expecting nothing and got a great surprise. The staff were welcoming and attentive, but the food was incredible. The deal was mussels and sirloin steak. Not only were they good, even the chips were crisp and crunchie. The steak came from the local Scottish meat butcher, the rest freshly sourced. Would recommend this to anyone.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank RobsheDunfermline
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