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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED City Bar & Chophouse

1548 E. Main St. (17th St.) Send to Phone
804-649-2489
Oysters, massive cuts of beef, and outstanding seafood add up to a grand evening out.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED City Bar & Chophouse Restaurant Review

: Based on the sleek crowd gathered around the front room bar---a grand, stagy heavy-wood setting in an equally grand, dark wood-trimmed dining room---you might feel you have slid quietly onto a movie set. Might that be Bruce Willis, waiting for his order of oysters? The waiter ushers you through to a side wing of the large dining area, and with a certain hush, you can order drinks and scan the menu. It’s a daunting one, playing almost equally to seafood---oysters really score big here---and to outrageously sized chunks of beef. Among these, the prime rib that is slow-cooked for ten hours is a weighty treat. However, the porterhouse is the restaurant’s signature steak intended for all those who love quality beef. But the roasted Atlantic cod with bacon and mashed Yukon gold potatoes is a winner. Generally considered a dreary fish, cod rarely seems glamorous. It does here. And we recommend the restaurant’s French onion soup with wild mushrooms, a fine preamble to any entrée. While the food rates high marks, the whole building is worth a visit, for the restaurant is located in the Railroad YMCA building with its stone front steps and massive granite façade.



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