We visit Laurelwood three times a year when we go to Portland to see the grandchildren. We enjoy the excellent selection of their beers, while the kids play in the play areas or color in the coloring books. The young servers are amazing, always cheerful and accommodating as they work their ways past wandering munchkins to deliver food and drink. The menu is a step up from classic pub food, and the food is a giant jump ahead. So good to see some healthy choices on the menu. Last night I had the steak salad, which was wonderful: medium rare steak pieces with spinach, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, crispy onions, and blue cheese, tossed with just the right amount of balsamic dressing. My husband raved about his spinach salad with chicken. Unlike many restaurants, there were several choices for our vegetarian son. The servers were quick to start the evening by bringing the adults beer, and putting the children's orders in right away. Laurelwood is noisy and crowded, as it clearly meets the needs of many.