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“*DING* Watched Various Meat Microwaved *DING* *DING* Over and Over...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Weston Station - CLOSED

Weston Station
Price range: $7 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Your experience begins in a restored 1950 railroad dining car. Imagine fine dining as it was in days of old, or be seated in an open kitchen concept dining room as you watch our chefs prepare your dinner. Our chefs create unique and exceptional food you won't find anywhere else. Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, 3 miles east of downtown on County Rd 82. Reservations recommended.
Niagara falls
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185 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“*DING* Watched Various Meat Microwaved *DING* *DING* Over and Over...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Nothing is more depressing when you are expecting to have a great steak, only to see piece after piece of plastic wrapped meat, fish, etc. being tossed into microwaves to defrost them - this was clearly visible from our seats in the dining room...and the "ding" from the microwave every minute was a little annoying, especially when they had some great cooking surfaces for steak and fish clearly visible.

It appears that all meat here is frozen and needs defrosting. I'm not sure what the plastic around the meat/fish was made out of, but hopefully it was microwave safe.

The steak arrived to the table with a good appearance, but tasted as if it was frozen at some point. It had a strange texture, possibly from the initial microwave cooking stage of the meat.

The service however was great, but after reading all the reviews on how good the food was here, I wasn't expecting a Banquet TV Dinner for the extra drive and cost of this restaurant. Im not sure if the food is "fresher" in the summer, but definitely a disappointment...DING!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank NFTravller1
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English first
Brookfield, Illinois
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240 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“WOW !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

What a find! .We visited the last time we were in the area .After some confusing directions from our GPS we called .Staff was more than helpful in providing accurate directions .We were greated at the door by our navigator and seated in the "train car "section .This is a original dining car that has been added to the brick and mortor building .Staff were quick to take our drink orders .Bartender came over to check if drinks were to our liking {Bloody Marys -not to hot -just right} Waitress was great and explained menu items to make our selection easier .Wife had the walleye .I the steak done "weston "style .Both were great and filling portions .Cant say enough regarding the attention to our dining experience .Staff went out of their way to make sure everything was ok .We will be back next time in the area >I would suggest everyone visit this restaurant for a great dining experience

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Wbgb
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ND
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best meal in a long time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

My wife and I stopped in cold, never hearing of the place before. We were staying In town over night and wanted to get a good steak dinner. We sat in the train car, which was about 1/2 full on a friday night about 8 in the evening. The service was perfect, friendly and very attentive. I had the clam chowder and my wife the special house salad with an apple house dressing. We were impressed with both. I had the 9 ounce filet mignon with au gratin potatoes and my wife had the chicken pasta with olive oil, herbs and a light tomato sauce. Both meals were completely perfect! I cannot say enough on the quality of the food we had. The filet was fork tender and done perfectly. The desssert was equally as good. The price was reasonable for what we had. I would recommend this steakhouse to anyone in the area looking for a friendly place with fantastic food. We will make it a point to go back when we are in the area.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank roostershooter
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

The food has always been good here, we eat here probably once a year. The prices have gone up, the portions have gone down and the service, well, you have to ask for everything, it is slow. It might be quicker to cook and serve yourself. We were not impressed this time.

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank SwimmyP
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Naples, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Dependable Quality Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

I have been to the Weston Station on 2 occasions this summer... once with a larger group of 10 on a Saturday night and once on a weeknight with just 4 of us. Apparently Saturday nights are quite busy as the kitchen was backed up and the food was slow to arrive. We ate in the larger dining room and not the rail car. Service was excellent while waiting and apologies were made, relating the slow food arrival to the special large group in a back room. We had delicious onion rings as an appetizer and drinks were quick to arrive when ordered as we waited. Wait staff and bartender were very friendly and accommodating. I had ribs that evening and they were outstanding. All the guests in our party were very satisfied with the food. On the second occasion of dining at Weston Station, we came on a weeknight, which was much less busy. We dined in the rail car this night. Same excellent service and the food was great. I ordered their special steak burger... delicious and cooked to perfection. Their special menu of $10 entrees is great and each of the guest dining that evening enjoyed their dinners. The only downside to this restaurant is the lack of scenery from the window... not much to see outside. But if you are looking for dependable quality dining in the Alexandria area at a reasonable price with excellent food and service, Weston Station is the smart choice.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank florida_ratingsguy
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