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Review of The Troutdale - CLOSED

The Troutdale
Price range: $6 - $36
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the heart of Bristol, J Frank's offers a unique, top quality dinning experience. Specializing in Craft Cocktails, Steak, and Seafood.
Reviewed August 23, 2012

We are in Bristol for the NASCAR race and never expected to stumble on such a fine dining establishment ! Located in a beautiful refurbished old home in a quiet neighborhood we had the pleasure of dining on the porch. Lovely white rattan high backed chairs was the beginning of an awesome meal. A great wine list with the nightly special cocktails started us off, the waitstaff was impeccable. She explained that most of the vegetables were grown on site and recommended the Trout entree. We enjoyed a great filet and the veal. The chef sent out a complimentary appetizer and sorbet was offered before my fabulous Ceasar salad. I had no idea what Bristol had to offer during Race week. The chef has won James Beard award. We didn't do a dessert as it was lacking a little imagination. This was a great dining experience, don't miss this opportunity!

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Thank MrMark1
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Fantastic setting, wonderful attentive staff, top notch food and drink.
It is on the pricey side but well worth the money.

1  Thank Charles M
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Here's the scoop:

Pros:
1.) Lovely food
2.) Typically very well executed
3.) They actually used a culinary expert
4.) Excellent waitstaff

Cons:
1.) You are going to pay for said quality
2.) Reservations are a must
3.) Dessert menu is lacking imagination
4.) I'm not fond of their location (but I am just being picky)

1  Thank ProfTravelDuo
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

A wonderful place for a quiet, delicious meal, in a homey atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank Ann_Composer
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I had a great dining experience at The Troutdale. It is located in an elegantly converted house near downtown Bristol, and there is a close free parking lot. Service was outstanding and friendly. Atmosphere was classy, simple, and elegant - great for both dinner with friends or a romantic meal for two. The food tasted wonderful (we both had steak), but it is expensive at 30-45 dollars per entree. I look forward to eating here again!

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Thank ReverendGamer
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