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“Not worth the money”

Hydra Steakhouse & Lounge
Ranked #11 of 91 Restaurants in Sandpoint
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Our family stopped at the hydra after a tough day bike riding. We were looking forward to the endless soup and salad bar and were very underwhelmed. The salad bar consisted of two choices of lettuce, a few canned vegetables and three types of dressing. The only good thing about the salad bar was the strawberries and a few fresh pieces of broccoli. There wasn't even bread, just a couple of oily croutons. The soup was equally underwhelming. The "steak soup" consisted entirely of gravy and salt. Our waitress was unattentive and the atmosphere was dingy. It definitely could be nice with an overhaul. The salad bar has been steadily decreasing because we specifically went there based on previous years of quality and we were very disappointed. Would not recommend aside from the bar.

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1  Thank Hannah L
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We sat at our table for 35 minutes before being acknowledged. It was very strange to say the least. Eventually a hostess came over and said that the waitress we had was very overwhelmed and they were going to assign us to a different server. When we finally did meet our waiter he was very nice, but the service remained very slow. The food was just so-so. Nothing to rave about. There was a nice salad bar. When we asked what the soup of the day was our waiter said it was some sort of "vegetable concoction". Didn't sound too appealing. While at the salad bar we heard another waiter loudly complaining to the cook staff about how many tables he had and how they were spread out all over the restaurant. There are SO many restaurants to choose from in the area. I would not go back.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

They are consistent with the quality of food and it is very good, well seasoned and great portions.

Thank Lee H
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

We have eaten here twice on trips in the past year and are always pleased with the meals! They have a great menu with choices for everyone and their steaks are GREAT! Warm and inviting, convenient right in Sandpoint and the people are very accommodating.

Thank lcwmom1
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

The Hyda has consistantly been a good place to eat for many many years. The prices are reasonable, drinks are great, food good, and service is good also. The filet is melt in your mouth amazing. The steak salad is one of my favorites. They have a great appy menu. The only negative is the tv's in the bar. and reception is bad. This could be a sports bar if it wasn't for the tV's. Popcorn in bar area is free. The Hydra is a great Sandpoint landmark. I miss the steak and enchilada combo entree they used to have. Some music in the bar would be nice to make it a late night choice.

Thank GTrooper
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