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The Range

2317 G St. (Encina Ave.) Send to Phone
An ever-changing menu offers classic, inventive twists on local products, served in a vintage atmosphere.
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Dinner nightly
  • Dress code: Casual
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The Range Restaurant Review

: The Range doesn’t accept reservations or credit cards, and don’t bother trying to find a website or social media pages. It marches to the tune of its own drummer, and patrons happily follow along. Starters include mussels steamed in Pabst Blue Ribbon, a classic French onion soup topped with melted Gruyère, and Angus beef carpaccio drizzled with local olive oil. Entrées might run the gamut from a coffee-crusted rib-eye, to sautéed sand dabs with a lemon beurre blanc, to pan-roasted elk medallions with a Montmorency cherry reduction. Things are decidedly meat-centric, but options like the house-made wild mushroom ravioli with sherry and sage cream sauce are certainly no afterthought. The Range uses quality local ingredients whenever feasible, and makes everything possible in-house, from fresh-baked breads to start your meal, to salad dressings and desserts such as a Meyer lemon buttermilk pound cake or lemon and honey crème brûlée. The reasonably priced wine list showcases local labels, and includes a respectable by-the-glass selection.

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