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“Feels like I'm eating at home!”
Review of The Briars

The Briars
Price range: $17 - $35
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Feels like I'm eating at home!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Liked the old fashioned, eating inside a home sort of feel. Kind service, but huge portions. Big menu of fish, meats, pasta, and famous burgers. Really enjoyed being around local families eating together.

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English first
Hartsdale, New York
Level 6 Contributor
573 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“A Sleeper in Westchester”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

What a nice surprise to find this gem of a place. The food was excellent. My husband and I respectively had red snapper and stuffed sole with feta and spinach. The portions were enormous. Their homemade cole slaw was terrific. The waitress was so nice and accommodating and we really enjoyed the ambiance sitting by the fireplace. Also got to speak to the owner,George, who is a really nice guy. It also was a pleasure to go to a reasonably priced restaurant where we got great value. We will most definitely return.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank shapgo
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NY
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Needs to Freshen Up After 30 Years”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

I have been a diner at the Briars for about 30 years and am surprised at the reviews. The food is good, and yet the place always has a stale quality about it. The waitresses are well worn and more concerned about chatting with the staff, than tending tables. The hefty prices reflect the unnecessary outsized portions, and crab meat has been replaced by fake crab in the stuffed sole and stuffed clams. The dinner preamble freebies are welcome, but the rolls are never fresh.Also, if you want to dine on $20-$30 entrees', cloth napkins and an updated decor and not vertical blinds from 1970 would be welcome. The food is ok - but I'd rather be in a non-bar type old man's restaurant for a dinner in this price range.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Jesfine23
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Ossining, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“DAMN GOOD FOOD!”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Been there a few times by far the best restaurant in Westchester. The chicken parm is to die for! The staff attentive and very polite.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank JamesNestron
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Henderson, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“So what happened to this restaurant?”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

... their hamburger was one of the best around. Had not visited in awhile.. this last trip there it was absolutely horrible..overcooked ... over greasy ..and had to be replaced with something else... SOMETHING HAS CHANGED !!

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1 Thank bjaa
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