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“Best Restaurant in Terre Haute”
Review of J. Ford's Black Angus - MOVED

J. Ford's Black Angus
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Terre Haute, Indiana
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Terre Haute”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is without a doubt the premier fine dining experience in west central Indiana and east central Illinois. The chef is extremely creative. The wait staff is outstanding and professionally trained to cater to all of the diners needs. Newly remodeled the restaurant has a great atmosphere. This is a must for all visitors to Terre Haute.

2 Thank highlanders6
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English first
Terre Haute, Indiana
Level Contributor
46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Chocolate disaster”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

My wife chose this Terre Haute tradition for her birthday dinner, which was excellent. She had the rib special after the crab soup and I had the veal marsala.
Although she passed on dessert, the chocolate decadence called this chocoholic's taste buds loudly.
The flourless cake was delicious, as was the mousse topping. Until about halfway through the latter. I told the waitress, who was attentive throughout the meal, the taste was highly peculiar. She went to the chef, both tasted it, and agreed the taste was off. Two thumbs down.
Later, I was somewhat surprised no adjustment had been made for the ill-tasting dessert. Neither was a deal-breaker, but I will hesitate the next time the restaurant is suggested for any reason.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Bendercl
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service ”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We had such a great experience with Lindsey! The food was wonderful & the wine list superb! Great way to celebrate a special birthday!

Thank Dan S
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SW new york
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great service, very nice. ”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Our waiter John was amazing. Very attentive and had an extensive "specials" list memorized in detail, patiently answering our questions. Crab bisque, variety of bread dip/spreads were great but we are not fans of breads with the really hard crust. Too hard to chew.

The entrees were all wonderful - specials Lake Superior whitefish, Cowboy ribeye, and lobster Mac and cheese. Nice atmosphere, wasn't packed and no wait but it was a Tuesday evening. Fully stocked bar but the mixed drink wasn't anything special.

The menu was very hard to read in the lower light because print was so small. Bring your glasses... Or ask the staff for help.

We would definitely recommend this place for a special night out.

1 Thank whitsend123
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Level Contributor
86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One of the very best in Terre Haute”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

You can expect a varied menu based, in part, on what's in season. Food is sensitively prepared with excellent and attentive service. A good wine list. If you want to treat visitors (especially international guests which I do frequently) to a special dining experience in Terre Haute, this is the place I take them. It is not a large restaurant, so I recommend reservations. Located on highway 41 N. near the downtown area. No parking issues.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank moroccantravel
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