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“Fried Catfish Tacos” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sweet Grass Restaurant

Sweet Grass Restaurant
Ranked #107 of 342 Restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The new place for slow food in Bloomington. Gastro Pub. Carolina- Inspired American Cuisine. Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp Po' Boy, Real Pimento Cheese, Shrimp and Grit cakes, Brined Roast Pork Loin, Prime Steaks- all made IN-HOUSE - and a fried twinkie for dessert. Open for lunch Tue. thru Fri. and Sun. 11 am to 3pm ---- open for dinner Tue. Thru Sun. 5 pm to 9 pm [till 10 pm Sat and Sun.]
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fried Catfish Tacos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

The fried catfish tacos were fantastic at Sweet Grass! The cheese fries were great too. My sister also enjoyed her potato soup! I wasn't expecting much, but found the food, service, and atmosphere wonderful. I was there in the late afternoon on 4.19.2013. It was not busy and the wait staff was wonderful.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rebecca F
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Greenwood, IN
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not Long for this World”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Went to this restaurant on 3/27/13 with a group of 9. Was told the wait was 15-20 minutes. Bought a bottle of wine and a few drinks for our group; decent value as Wednesdays are 1/2 price bottles. After waiting 40 minutes I inquired as to "when" we might expect to be seated and was told "in about 30 minutes". I pointed to 3 unused tables and suggested putting those tables together to accommodate our group. Duh.... While waiting, we observed food sitting and sitting and sitting on the warming shelf with none of the wait staff seeming the least bit concerned, nor where the cooks concerned about the food sitting there for no less than 15 minutes. When told we would have to wait 30 MORE minutes and seeing the food just SIT there, we opted to leave and take our group else where. The owner or manager had better address these flaws or this restaurant will not be long for this world.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Scott F
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Bloomington, Indiana
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not very good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have come here twice to try the food out. We were disappointed both times. We had first come within 6 months of the restaurant opening. The wait was very long for service and the selection was minimal. The food was just not good. I had a hard time finding something on the menu that sounded good, and it did not look appetizing once it arrived. I do not plan to go here again.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank kristina w
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Bloomington, Indiana
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good food/Bad attitudes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Sweet Grass is out of the way. If you are unfamiliar with Bloomington you may have a hard time finding the is restaurant. However, once you get there you will not be disappointed in the food. Decent bar too! But, the wait staff and the management are often abrupt and at times unfriendly with guests. This is why they were not scored as excellent.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Snotnosepunk
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Inconsistent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

One night it's good and yummy (although there was a piece of plastic something or whatever in my food). The next it's bland and gross. Can't wrap my head around this place.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Rathana B
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