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“Beautiful scenery, tasty food, excellent service”
Review of The Fireside

The Fireside
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Price range: $20 - $40
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We ate here on a Friday night. The restaurant was very busy, but we had excellent service, wonderful food, and a great time overall. The appetizers we chose were the surf and turf skewers, walleye wild rice cakes and the onion rings. All were excellent, but my favorite would have been the walleye wild rice cakes. They were amazing! Our dinners were all a good portion, and no one was left waiting for theirs as we were a party of nine. My thirteen year old son was very impressed and labelled his experience as five star dining. We would definitely visit again the next time we are in town.

Thank LoriM67
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

The view of the lake is what you pay for here for half your party. Where we were seated, I got to look at the waitress station and coke machine. Although it is always interesting to watch the dynamics of people working, for some reason, to see the expressions change as they walk out to the tables is a bit distressing. For one thing, you would think they need a bit or privacy, and you feel like you are intruding. The restaurant seems like it is having an identity crisis for the bar atmosphere and the dinning area look the same, except for the actual bar. Loud music and big screen televisions are not what you expect when you pay higher than average prices for fine dining.

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1  Thank Ottertail5
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

This was our 2nd visit to Fireside and both times were very good! This time we were seated right by the windows facing the lake. Excellent views! Very extensive wine selection and interesting menu! You can get 'fine' dining with specialty steaks to 'small town' Minnesota meals like a meatloaf dinner. I'm going to have to try the meatloaf next time. This visit we both had petite filet's and they were cooked to perfection. The waiter we had was very attentive but left us alone at the same time. We didn't save room for dessert...maybe next time.

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Thank Matt W
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

nice atmosphere
great menu selection
timely and great tasting
awesome lake view
a fine dinning experience

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We dined here on a Saturday night. The food was very good, and the portion sizes were very adequate. Some of the items were pricey, but others were in line with most restaurants of this quality. The service was excellant. My dining partner had the ribs, which were declared "Excellant.". Another diner had the Prime Rib which he felt was delicious. The salmon was nothing special, the shrimp was good.
Overall the restaurant has very good food, excellant service, beautiful view and good prices for the quality received.

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Thank Kathy0726
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