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Venue Review: The Barnsider

Barnsider innvoates, impresses
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By "By Mark Fisher"

HARRISON TWP. — The Barnsider, 5202 N. Main St. : This venerable restaurant has introduced some innovative marketing concepts and some intriguing menu items. Every weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) is New York Discount Night: New York cheesecake and New York-themed drinks are half price (think Long Island Iced Tea, Manhattans, Cosmopolitans — just don’t think of all of them on the same night, please), and New York strip steak entrees are $4 off. We tried the decadently rich Black & Blue New York Strip ($25.95), a steak smothered with melted blue cheese, and the Horseradish-Encrusted Salmon Filet ($17.95), cooked just to doneness and still moist beneath a zesty, buttery horseradish sauce. Au gratin potatoes are creamy and rich. The sweet potato fries come glazed with granulated sugar and are served with an astonishingly sweet caramel dipping sauce — more dessert than side dish. The Shrimp Trio appetizer ($9.50) features two coconut shrimp with a fruit dipping sauce, two chilled shrimp with a powerful horseradish cocktail sauce and two fried shrimp with Buffalo-Wing-style coating and a ranch dipping sauce. Portions are substantial. Open 7 days: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays. Phone: (937) 277-1332.

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(no rating) Jan. 26, 2009 - ActiveDayton.com - By Mark Fisher

This venerable restaurant has introduced some innovative marketing concepts and some intriguing menu items.

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Nov 09, 2010 - itsKJH
Just BAD !!

When there for Bunch yesterday afternoon and even though I went about a month ago and everything was Great it has only went downhill !! on this trip I brought along 9 friends and Braged about My last trip (My Mistake) !! Carla our waitress was out of it and pretty much Not Even There ! We had to ask for refills on coffee only to see her walk pass in the 20 minute span of her bringing it a couple of times with No Coffee Pot ! it must of been a 1 cup limit day and We didn't know ? Then a couple of us waited between 30 to 45 minutes for our Omletes to be made then after finnally blowing off steam to the Manager...she did NOTHING but argue with all of us on how the buffet was...it was all Out of Control and then the Checks came with No Compensations cause they Didn't Care if We were Happy or Not !!...We will Not Return as there are Plenty Other options to Eat in Dayton that treat there Customers like they mean something to there Business !!

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