As you enter the building, you are greeted by a cozy bar, a pleasant bartender, a great view of the lake, and a roaring fire. The floors are hardwood, and the rooms are framed by panel glass windows.
We seated ourselves in the cocktail lounge and ordered drinks. The drinks were well made, reasonably priced, and speedy. We enjoyed our cocktails in front of the fireplace, and shortly thereafter we were seated in the dining room. Our table was a window table, and we were lucky to enjoy the last of the daylight.
Glidden Restaurant has supper club fare with a few new twists. The appetizers are tried and true with no surprises. Some of the offerings are: cheese curds ($5.95), shrimp ($1.95 ppc), escargot ($7.95), Appetizer of the day ($7.95). An a la carte salad option is a Cesar salad, ($5.75) ... chicken or shrimp can be added for an additional charge.
Keeping tradition with the supper club genre, a salad bar is included with your choice of entree. The salad bar included two choices of soup (a little pedestrian), iceberg and mixed greens, fresh vegetables, beets, cheese, nuts, croutons, and traditional sturdy salad dressings. Also included on the “bar” were a pasta and tuna salad, as well as some fabulous crusty artisan bread. The salad bar was hearty and ample.
The choice of starches to accompany the entree are potatoes: baked, baby reds, French fries, rice or pasta and the vegetable of the day. The vegetable of the day was non-descript, green beans and carrots. There was an ample portion but was frozen or fresh and overcooked. This choice of vegetable to accompany a wonderful entree was disappointing.
Most of our group had been to the restaurant before so some of the house specialties were not opted for.
Wine was offered with dinner, and several at our table selected a glass of the house wine. The wine list isn't terribly exciting, but there is something for most palates and at a reasonable price. After dinner, the dessert tray was presented, and a fine selection of commercially-made cakes pies and tortes were presented. As tempting as they were, we opted out.
The evening now completed, all of us enjoyed good food, nice company, great service, and the desire to return.
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