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“Great food, great setting, excellent service”
Review of Metate Room

Metate Room
Cuisines: American, Native American
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Mesa Verde Metate Room Restaurant received "Award of Culinary Excellence" from the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association in the area of sustainable cuisine. Colorful Native American artwork surrounds you as you enjoy our award winning, contemporary menu inspired by regional heritage foods and flavorings. We do take reservations within 24 hours of your stay. Walk-ins are welcome based on business, however reservations are strongly recommended.
Heathsville, Virginia
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147 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great food, great setting, excellent service”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Given that this restaurant is only open for dinner, and is 40-45 min from the entrance, much of its clientele is basically captive - i.e is staying at the lodge overnight. And its location on the rim, with windows looking South over the park area is fabulous. You might therefore think that this restaurant does not need to take much care with its food or service -- and you would be wrong. The food was excellent - I had the marinated Quail served with prickly pear red pepper jam, and my husband had the Elk Shepherd's Pie. The meal comes with their own black bean hummus. (My only quibble with the food was that the green chile mashed potatoes were dry and not as good as they sounded.) Service was absolutely fabulous - Rhonda was patient, knowledgeable, and checked often without being obtrusive. Highly recommend this place. And it was only a tad bit more expensive than your run-of-the-mill good steak place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Pennsylvania, Usa
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235 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Excellent National Park Restaurant”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

When we booked a stay at the Far View Lodge, I never expected to find a restaurant of this quality and caliber. The restaurant sports a beautiful view from a multi-windowed wall. We enjoyed watching the wildlife while waiting to be served. The interior atmosphere is beautiful, with well spaced tables and attentive service. The prices are what one can expect at a nice restaurant. A full bar is available for drinks and the wine list offers selections from many areas including Colorado local wines. The food is amazing. The portions are quite large and most dishes come with sides. Our waiter happily allowed us to share a salad, which provided a sufficient amount for each of us. We truly enjoyed the apple and greens salad and ordered it again on our second night. The entrees were delicious, and we enjoyed the Blue Corn and Pine Nut Dusted Trout, the Elk Shepard's Pie, the Masa Chicken Asadero, and the amazing Beef Tender Medallions. The dessert tray was far too tempting. We shared a wonderful Prickly Pear Crème Brulee one evening, something we could never find at home. We truly enjoyed this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank AlwaysForever
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Mendon, New York
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“View & atmosphere”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

The menu had some unique choices. Portions were very small and as a result dinner became expensive. Service was excellent as well as the atmosphere and view. I was expecting more from a restaurant that has a captured audience and a reputation of fine dining. I was disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank M F
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Orland Park IL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“View & ambience great - food not so much!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Although the menu looked great, the food was just mediocre. The black bean hummus & the focaccia were very salty. The stuffed chicken was bland, although I did enjoy the chili mashed potatoes. The grilled chicken was also very salty. The carrot cake looked yummy & was generously coated with walnuts, but they were salted, which tasted weird to me. The chocolate cake was very dry. The restaurant is very nicely decorated, the chairs comfy & the view outstanding. Also, the service was excellent. I just think we spent a lot of money for food that was not worth the price.

  • Visited June 2013
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Dufur, Oregon
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Birthday Party”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Food was wonderful, service was among the best, a wonderful experience for all of us. Made my sons birthday so special.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Reta51848
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