We celebrated our anniversary (38 years) at Duane's 8/9/2008. We had been there for dinner one previous time and several lunches. Since we were staying at the Mission Inn we decided to give Duane's a try again. Our 8PM reservation turned into an 8:30 reservation possibly due to their overbooking. Our previous reservation had a 50 minute wait. The dining room is very elegant and we had a very romantic table for two right near the window. I ordered the Australian Lobster tail 8oz and the fillet mignon 6oz. ($60.00) My husband ordered the Porterhouse steak 20oz ($44.00) We decided to order the sauteed spinach and the potatoes Lyonaise. for $6.00 each. The waiter told us they were big enough to share. Well each arrived on 5 inch oblong plates and did not appear to be a portion that would be shared. The potatoes had more onions than potatoes and the spinach was extremely salty. My dinner was really good, the fillet cooked rare just the way I like it and the Lobster was OK. Not great, just OK. My husbands 20oz porterhouse had a huge vein down the middle which he bit into and could not chew. It also had a very large bone. Since we've eaten at Ruth Chris's Steak house many times we know what a premier steak house looks like and what their food tastes like. This Porterhouse was not up to par. To Duane's credit they did provide a piece of chocolate moose cake to commemorate our special day. My husband ate most of it and felt it was similar to a cake we have bought from Costco. The wait staff was very nice and the buss boy filled our water glasses and iced tea after one reminder. I'd have to say, this restaurant needs to get it's act together if they charge these prices for food. We don't object to paying good money for good food and service.
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