Surprised my husband who enjoys WWII and military history with a trip to the 57th.The theming starts the moment you make your way up the long driveway leading up to the restaurant. Outside there is a replica plane and some ground military vehicles. The building looks like something out of an european village. Inside you will find the restaurant is really large but the dining areas are broken into several rooms which makes them rather cozy. We were seated by the window and had a view of the planes taking off and landing during the meal. The walls are decorated very tastefully with WWII memorabilia and they play 1940s pop on throughout the dining area.
The food was great. We both had the cheese soup. I had the prime rib and greens. Husband has New York Strip and mash. The meat was cooked exactly as we asked. The portions were huge and neither of is were able to finish our meals. Overall a very good meal!
We also had our two small children with us. They both enjoyed watching the planes on the runway. The kids menu was perfect and we were able to order them a plate of buttered pasta to share followed by a scoop of homemade ice cream for each.
I would recommend the 57th to anyone looking for a unique dining experience.