I grew up here in Longview and the Monticello Hotel where Gingers is located is the iconic hotel that has been there for as long as the city. It's old and very historic. It's also beautiful. I was there with a group of friends and we were seated off the dining room in the Park View Room. Dark wood paneling, white cloth tablecloths, it all looked so nice.
The lunch menu was very limited and is a better value than dinner. Their breakfast menu is much larger and I really want to come back to give that a try.
Lunch was good but not great. I had the fish and chips and the it was good. The fries are fantastic! The coleslaw was nothing to write home about. I saw lots of salads around the table but no one remarked on whether they were good or not. My friend across the table had the prime rib sandwich and she said it was good, not great.
The staff was fantastic though. Our waitress was quick and efficient and very accommodating. She got anything we wanted quickly and when we all wanted separate checks, she was on the ball. She kept the mimosas full and my water full as well.
If you have the time though, wander through the lobby and check out the old murals painted on the walls. Look up...they're everywhere. Take a stroll over to the library next door as it's just as old and is exactly what a library should be like. So is the old post office across the small park from the library. This little 'Circle' of Longview history is an architectural mini tour that's worth taking.
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