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“Great Meal, service and Ambiance”
Review of Ira's at the Gibson Inn - CLOSED

Ira's at the Gibson Inn
Price range: $5 - $32
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are a beautiful restaurant located in the Gibson Inn which is on the national historical register having been built in 1907.Our cuisine is called New Florida cuisine featuring local fish and the freshest ingredients all prepared creatively by Chef Ira Mittelman.So come on in for a quiet dinner, or a family night out(we have a children's menu. Or if you want to bring your 4 legged friend we have outdoor seating
Crane Hill, Alabama, United States
Level 6 Contributor
297 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great Meal, service and Ambiance”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We ordered and split an appetizer and entree. The place was empty because it was high school graduation night! So our service was exceptional!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank CarolB347
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Dearborn, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great new chef”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We ate here twice; had great upscale food both times. There's a nice appetizer menu and the entrees were excellent. Great desserts as well.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank nelzo
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Pensacola, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best Cioppino I've ever had.”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a small place with just about 20 tables. Simple but tasteful ambiance, very old school Restaurant. They brought us some bread with a red pepper garlic sauce that was very nice. I ordered the Cioppino with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc that was recommended by our server. The wine was very nice and crisp and went perfectly with the meal. The Cioppino was absolutely sublime. The perfect balance of aromatics and acidity with the most perfectly cooked fish, clams and shrimp I've had in any dish. From first bite to last, a perfectly prepared and balanced dish. when we found out that they would be open for brunch, we had to go back, to the best Shrimp and Grits ever.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Craig R
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Lindale, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great Food At This Restaurant - Hotel”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I can not say enough good things about this Restaurant Hotel. We had nine people in our group and were seated immediately. The staff here are very caring and gracious. The food was delicious, we had so many different items from the menu that I can honestly say the Nine people left here completely satisfied. Also, we spoke with the folks at the front desk of the Hotel and they allowed us to view some of their rooms. The rooms here are fantastic, no room is exactly alike. they are furnished in antique furniture. We plan to return here soon and stay in one of the great rooms.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Dale_Shannon
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unguidedmissal
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“It is Apalach, after all...”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

It was a Saturday night early...not very busy. The bread with red pepper garlic spread was a nice start. Some might find the garlic a bit heavy but not I. The Ceasar's salad was tasty though not very prettily presented. The parmesian crisp was strangely overcooked and yet not crisp. The swordfish fish of the day was described as topped with a tomato, olive, caper salsa but it came not quite cooked in the middle (it was cut quite thickly) and with the fore mentioned items just kind of scattered about as opposed to hanging together as a "salsa". The lazy girl potatoes were tasty though I would have preferred them presented rather than glopped on. Picky, picky. My vegetarian date was happy with her poblano pepper cheesecake. I tasted it and it was surprisingly light and lightly peppery. She also ordered and liked the grilled asparagus but (another presentation issue) would have liked them plated with her cheesecake as opposed to on a separate plate. The asparagus could have been trimmed a bit more of the fibrous bottom parts and (personal preference) had the basalmic left off. The key lime pie was nice and tart/bitter as they should be. I would have preferred a bit higher pie to crust ratio. The strawberry shortcake was very good with a scone-like shortbread and very fresh strawberries. Both deserts was topped with freshly wihipped cream.
The ambiance was the usual comfortable warmth of that space that has been consistent through all its' iterations. The service was pretty good. We are in Apalach after all.
I'll probably be going back...try different dishes maybe. They serve a good many vegetarian options which is very much appreciated there not being much of that in the area.
Well...It's not Avenue C but, again, we are in Apalach and it may be a bit better "fine dining" than The Owl.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank unguidedmissal
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