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“A LITTLE GEM!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brandy's Steak House - CLOSED

Brandy's Steak House
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This restaurant is new and is now where the Islander Restaurant and Tiki Bar at the Catawba Willows Golf Course was located. I think they opened approximately June 2, 2012
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A LITTLE GEM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

It's not often you discover a NEW restaurant with all the attributes in place for a rave review. Brandy's Steakhouse at 2590 Sand Road, Port Clinton (Catawba Island), Ohio makes the grade. With years of boating and residency in this area, we are always on the lookout for top notch restaurants with fine dining -they are few and far between (literally). Brandy's has all the right 'stuff' in place for an evening of leisurely quiet conversation (even in a full house), well prepared adult beverages at a handsome, inviting bar, warm, efficient service and outstanding menu selections created by chef Lance Brandenburg (along with chef Cooper Basiletti) whose years of experience come shining through. Let's get specific: we chose appetizers, soup and salad for dinner which included Lobster Bacall (a lovely delectable small plate on its own), and Brandy Jet, a to-die-for creation including shrimp and escargot in a perfect accompaniment of brandied butter sauce; rich and flavorful crab chowder (a bowl IS a meal!); and classic Caesar salad (for the serious Caesar fan, anchovies available), just the right size as a side (entree available, simple or add grilled salmon, shrimp or chicken). What this little gem needs right now is lots of publicity - the faithful following will come. BTW, the beef selections are of great and imaginative variety. When you are in the area, GPS Brandy's and try this exceptional culinary experience.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank PatT20
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Big Disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We were regulars when this place was known as The Islander. But now the owners have totally changed the menu and removed our favorite item -- ahi tuna appetizer -- and added heavy sauces that overwhelm the food, We will not go back.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BGElisabeth
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