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The Robinson Ale House

26 Broad St. (Mechanic St.) Send to Phone
Modern menu with a nostalgic flair tempts at this lively ale house.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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The Robinson Ale House Restaurant Review

: If you’ve thought of an “ale” house as a tavern with beer nuts and bar pies, think again. This is not the place for a big sloppy plate of “Happy Hour” chicken wings and a Bud. It’s a thoughtful, elevated, beer-forward experience, a trendy, lively spot with an intriguing menu that ranges from grilled swordfish with sun-dried tomatoes and pesto to stout-braised short ribs with roasted root vegetables. There is a heady buzz of pleasant conversation and the aroma of good food in the air --- all facilitated by the array of craft beers and a décor that is a clever, modern take on mid-century ale houses. While the menu offers much that is contemporary, there are some great throwbacks to the day: deviled eggs, mac ‘n’ cheese and an irresistible old-fashioned winner called Mary D's Chicken Fricassee of pulled chicken in creamy velouté served with smashed potatoes and peas. For dessert, can you beat a warm chocolate chip cookie? Some prices are fairly high and some portions are smallish. Choose carefully for the best value.


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