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“botched private dinner” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vista Tavern & Grill - CLOSED

Vista Tavern & Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The White Horse Tavern in Harpers Ferry "Burger, Brews, and Bourbons", + wings, drink specials, daily happy hour, & satellite sports.
Worthington, Ohio
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“botched private dinner”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

We reserved the side room for dinner for our family reunion -- we did this weeks in advance. The private room was nice, but they didn't staff us properly. Slow service from initial drinks to service. Some were done eating before others had their food - if they could not handle the crowd in the kitchen, then don't take the reservation. Not kidding - took 90 minutes to get the check and pay. Why? The waitress had to go to each party and ask them what went on their bill -- if they can't split checks properly, just tell us. We would even have written out what we had and handed it to her. Seafood buckets were not worth the wait or the price. Bar looked fun, though -- and maybe the main restaurant has fewer issues.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Steve K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Toms Brook, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“"Meh"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

While the service was great, I'd have to say that the food was really only okay. And other than our waitress - who was cute as a button and sweet too - the other personnel there acted like we were an imposition. Not keen to take another meal there.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Jayme C
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Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Average food, decent service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

This restaurant is very average. The food is doable but you won't leave praising anything about this place, including the atmosphere. It's a restaurant/hotel. Plus it's pricey! One of us didn't even drink any alcohol and the bill got to $56 for two (1 appetizer, a couple of beers, two mid priced entrees). Head to Shepardstown, WV for a much better meal.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank lovethebeachweather
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Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fine choice if you are staying in the hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food was good and our waitress was great. It was freezing in there. I probalby wouldn't choose it if I hadn't been staying in the hotel.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Debbi K
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Level Contributor
117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Small place big fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Nice restaurant tucked in the hotel...centrally located to harpers Ferry...good food nice staff. This place has a bar. And trivia on the tv it was fun

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Margy M
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