Restaurants & Bars Southern New England

Lumberyard, Amherst

jzzy55 | | Nov 10, 2011 08:12 AM

Had dinner there with husband last night. He had a burger and beets and I had chicken breast and sweet potato fries.
The beets were delicious -- chunked and served with a nice dressing, coriander and possibly lime? The fries were large (I prefer mine thin, julienned and crisp), with a lot of cumin and an interesting greenish sauce I can't describe. It had mayo in it, herbs.
My chicken breast came on a bed of gnocchi with a cream sauce. A) I haven't had a cream sauce in years and haven't missed it, and B) the gnocchi were tasteless. C) the chicken breast was nicely cooked but didn't have a lot of flavor.
My husband didn't finish his burger (that goes into the record books!) because it wasn't medium rare, just medium. He wasn't thrilled by his meal. Same here.
HOWEVER -- the restaurant is very pretty and the table settings are too. The service was good. The restaurant feels like a place for grownups, with low lighting at night and dark painted walls. I liked that about it. If I were one to go to grown up bars, this would be on my list. Just wish the food was either simpler or better. Maybe we'll try it one more time.

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