We hate staying in Eugene.. It is the most difficult city we have ever found to drive in. But, twice a year, because of business. we have to stay here..And..to top it off, for convenience sake we have to stay close to downtown. I won't even get into the motel revue here...this is for where we ate dinner. We ended up in a motel on Franklin Blvd. There is a terrific pizza restaurant and a pretty good Asian restaurant within easy walking distance of our motel...but today when we checked in we noticed "The Bridge Bar and Grill"...it had taken over a really nice restaurant we had eaten at over 10 years ago and decided to give it a shot. First, I will say this...the food was terrific. A bit on the spicy side, but for the clientele they are trying to reach, that is probably a good thing. Second, I will tell you that we are in our mid 60's to early 70's. The restaurant has a full length bar serving cocktails with at least 7 big screen TV's. I'm sorry, but I don't think this is the place to bring children under the age of 10. But while we were there at least 3 parties brought in young children that sat and "entertained" the crowd very near to the bar.
I had the sirloin tips (very spicy) spouse had the salmon ( not too spicy ) well prepared...well presented. Lots of flavor. The glass chardonnay was served at a nice temp and it was nice.
The staff that greeted us and took our order was rude and very un-professional. They were more interested in younger guests. I honestly felt that they wished we would go away instead of taking up a table.
The young man that delivered our meal was gracious and very accommodating.
If you happen to stay in this part of Eugene, and need a good restaurant..give The Bridge Bar and Grill a shot...if you are old...pretend you are young and you will get treated well...
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