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Lot 12 Public House
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 12, 2012

My family normally dines at Temptations Cafe when we're in Berkeley Springs, but when that was closed for renovation for several weeks, we decided to give Lot 12 a try. We were aware that Lot 12's prices are higher, but since it's normal to pay more for a "fine dining" experience and the exceptional food that normally goes with it, that wasn't a problem. However, we found that while the food is very good, it's no better than Temptations Cafe, where we've never had a single dish that we didn't consider excellent. Also, the portions are smaller (about half the size, in the case of my swordfish entree), and the selection is more limited on both the regular menu and the specials list.

So, while our meal did not exactly disappoint - we had no complaints about the either the food quality or the service - we did not consider it to be a particularly good value. And even if the prices were identical, we all agreed that we prefer our normal destination because of the better selection, better value, and larger portions. So if you find yourself in Berkeley Springs and are considering eating at Lot 12, do yourself a favor, go five blocks down the street, and try Temptations Cafe instead. Better yet, if you've never eaten at either one, try both and decide for yourself.

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Having been suggested other venues by various locals we were glad we followed Trip Advisor recommendations. A good but not too large menu and some interesting choices. Food was very good and it was reassuring to have proper mashed potatoes, something we had not had on the balance of this visit to the Us. The head chef/owner's charming and erudite wife ran the attached bar and, after dinner, she engaged us in a candid and refreshing conversation. Excellent restaurant and not what we expected to find in Berkeley Springs. A big city restaurant in a small sleepy town.

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Thank sjmml
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We always try to get reservations here when we visit Berkley Springs! Like another reviewer said, not sure how this restaurant ended up in this town. It is a 5 star place. The menu was great, the food was definitely on par with what you would find in any major city. We will be headed to Berkley soon (it really is a cute little town with some great shops) and can't wait to dine there again!

Thank Marla57
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The food was on par with what you would find in any major city in the country. The pork chop was better than that I've had in the steakhouses of Chicago. Very pricey but worth the treat.

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Not sure how this restaurant ended up in this town. It is like stepping into a fine DC restaurant. The menu did not disappoint. The food was spectacular. Will definitely return.

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Thank Hotels4
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