I give them 5 for ambience, 3 ½ for food. The setting is stunning, the building beautiful in a refined, elegant western theme of wood, rough stone, and log furniture. Perhaps the building raised our expectations too high. Service was average.
All in our party of 4 adults ordered the New York strip steak with blue cheese crust. They all arrived quite underdone, even though I had asked the server for their definition for “medium rare” before 3 of us ordered them that way (the 4th person ordered his rare and was pleased. But he’d be happy if it was served raw.). We were tired and didn’t want to send them back, so ate from the edges and took the rest home. They tasted much better the next day after further cooking.
At $33 each, this Chicagoan was expecting a phenomenal steak. But the quality was not outstanding: I’ve had better at chain steak restaurants like Outback. Also, a half teaspoon sprinkle of melted blue cheese crumbles on top does not a “Blue Cheese crust” make. The cheese needs to be seared under a broiler until it MAKES A CRUST. It seemed like the chef had heard the term “blue cheese crust” without knowing what it really was.
Sides were unremarkable.