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“Good food, great service, not as romantic as we hoped”
Review of Fireside Tavern

Fireside Tavern
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed February 20, 2013

I can recommend the Fireside Tavern for a good meal in a pretty nice atmosphere but
it isn't the most romantic place around. The Revere Tavern (in Paradise a few miles northeast) where we also ate was much more quiet and romantic and the food although similar in price and quality was just slightly better prepared at the Revere. At the Fireside I had the 8 oz filet and my wife had the Jambayala, they were both decent and enjoyable.
There are three seating areas at the Fireside, the one in the back was closing when we got there, we got seated in the middle area, there is also the big room with the fire place and the bar.
Our area had a TV right over our table and seemed almost like a sports bar atmosphere. In retrospect I should have asked to move our table to the fireplace room which I could see around the corner from our table , the vibe there seemed much more the setting I was hoping for.
Also the rolls at the Fireside are just your standard frozen dinner roll and they server you 2 of them, they look kind of lonely in the bowl they come in. When will restaurants learn that fresh bread doesn't cost any more but generates tons of good comments and return customers. By the way the rolls at the Revere were exactly the same just to be fair.
So all in all it was a nice meal at a nice place but it didn't make me want to come back for more.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Such a classy restaurant hidden away in Strasburg, PA. The food is delicious. Always hot and fresh. The view of the countryside is available from any window and beautiful any time of the year. This is our special getaway not only for the holidays but for any night when we need a treat.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

First visit tonight. Menu offered a nice variety from appetizers, sandwiches & entrees. The Tomato Bisque was recommended & was delicious. Our waiter, Robert, was very attentive. The fireplaces set a cozy atmosphere & even though the room/tables were full, conversation was easily heard. We may have found a new favorite!

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Thank MJAFish
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We typically eat at the bar. The bartenders are always engaging and very pleasant to chat with. This time, I actually made a reservation for 13...we had three birthdays to celebrate, 87, 70 and 10. Kids to senior citizens! Our server, Janessa (hope I got the spelling correct?) did an OUTSTANDING job, keeping everyones dinner in order, even treating the birthday "kids" to an ice cream treat! She was quick with the drinks, always checking to make sure everyone was "ok", and just "spot-on" with the whole dining and celebrating experience. Everyone's dinner was outstanding, and the whole experience was just splendid. Dave, Steve, Chad and Janessa: thanks for a great tri-birthday dining celebration!

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Thank jestermike164
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

There was nothing bad to say about this place. We got a spot right in front of the fireplace, the service was excellent and the food was to die for!! We want to return again!!

Thank juliat2000
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