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“Excellent Steaks!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of New London Steak House

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New London Steak House
Ranked #2 of 44 Restaurants in Forest
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Huddleston, Virginia
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Excellent Steaks!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is a real jewel of a restaurant, tucked away on a rural road in the middle of nowhere. It's worth stopping in there, though. The food is excellent, reasonably priced and the decor is attractive and the service is attentive. During the warmer months they have seating on an outdoor deck.

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lynchburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent place for steak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We usually go to this place every year. I had the stuffed chicken breast which was out of this world and my husband had the filet mignon which melted in his mouth. As usual the salad bar was very fresh and filling. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“awful experience, twice in a row!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We went here twice for birthdays, and both times it was awful. Food tasted good at the restaurant, but i could barely make it home (which is less than 5 miles away) before throwing up the entire meal. I would say once is coincidence, and perhaps it was me, however twice in a row definitely means it's the restaurant. I do'nt exactly like paying $25 for a meal for one person to throw it up within 20 minutes of leaving the restaurant.

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Forest
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Best stuff Tilipia around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

The restaurant itself is nothing fancy, but the staff and food are excellent. Great place to have get togethers as they have a private room. The salad bar is awesome. The steaks are tender, not seasoned much, but do have allot of flavor. The stuffed Tilipia is awesome( Ask for extra cheese). I love that they take reservations, so many do not anymore.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Forest, VA
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food and Welcoming Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

We've eaten here many times, but I've been remiss in not ever having done a review. Located in neighboring New London (not Forest, as listed on this site) this is a local favorite. One enters into a watering hole bar up front, with the restaurant behind. The restaurant itself is welcomingly decorated with old wood paneling and farm tools.

We usually eat in the sun room, it's more light, and is a bit less cramped than the main restaurant area. Be warned, it is where they tend to put the large parties and and can get very loud in there. With few exceptions, the service is very friendly and the food is great. Their steaks are great, and I've never had one that wasn't (knock on wood!)

There are a few downsides to the restaurant: 1- It is a very cramped restaurant, 2- the salad bar is fairly spartan. (Because of being so cramped, getting salad is a nightmare and you are constantly stepping aside for people as there is no room to move), 3- a bit pricey, 4- although very friendly the service can be a bit "scattered" when they're busy (which is always). (Like earlier this week, when four of us had baked potatoes and were only given one butter and sour cream after 20 minutes; this and having to ask for drink refills).

Having said this, I have one last good thing to point out. While most American restaurants go for the dollar and tend to pressure you to leave as soon as you're finished, unless they're busy, which is something we try to pay attention to ourselves, they are very good about letting you enjoy your company. This is not something you find too often, outside of Europe. As most locals will tell you, it has a few drawbacks, but is a really nice place overall!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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