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“Disappointing”
Review of The Blue Rock Inn - CLOSED

The Blue Rock Inn
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Mountain View, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

After trying the nearby Grille, this was letdown.

Ended up being seated in the pub after some confusion about the reservation. (Their web site was a bit unclear about the menus offered in the pub versus restaurant and only offered one way to make a reservation.)

We ordered the pumpkin and red pepper soup and the pork loin.

The soup was quite nice, but a bit creamy. I would have preferred it with less cream and perhaps a little chili or paprika. That said, the pumpkin seeds were a nice touch

The pork was OK, but overcooked. It also came with a side of grated vegetables, which was done OK, but the taste was dominated by parsnip, which I don't really like. Would have been much better with potatoes, and an apple crust and/or mustard.

Service was good. The wine and beer list was short, but OK. Atmosphere in the pub was pretty bad. Country music playing and not very relaxing. Awesome view of the lake, though.

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Thank MikelWard
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96 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Prefer over the Inn at Little Washington”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Wonderful location (beautiful drive toward the Blue Ridge Mtns), lovely place and great
food, unpretentious service...great experience!

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank kimmermc
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Dinner”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

great meal....slow service but the servers were transparent about being short-staffed and tried to make up for it. Would definitely return!

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank DeniseStahl1231
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Wedding Venue”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Beautiful location with picturesque views. My wife and I were guests at a wedding for 50 guests on Labor Day weekend. Food was excellent and the service matched. The owner is fortunate to have such a hard working loyal staff that paid attention to every detail. We did not stay there, but spent some time in two of the 5 rooms, and they were absolutely beautiful, nice bathrooms, and very comfortable beds. Free WIFI available but very spotty, NO CELL SERVICE within 5 miles.

Visited September 2012
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Thank dfabiano
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect dining and place to stay.”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Spent the night and ate here for our anniversary. Food was outstanding and staff were more than accommodating.

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Thank queenmarylou
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