I am writing this review because I just had such a great dinner at McDuff's Pub. I am from New Jersey, work in NYC and am a good cook with high standards. Everything we were served tonight was excellent. I would call McDuff's a gastropub. I had the house salad which was way above average and a lamb burger with sautéed wild mushroom, truffle oil and a Parmesan crisp. The meat was amazing. My beloved had the fish and chips but substituted in onion rings for the chips. The portion was huge and the coating was delicate perfectly cooked - crunchy, tender and not oily at all with a great tarter sauce and malt vinegar. we also had great local beers on draft that were $5 a pint. Our wait person was charming, gave us some recs for other restaurants and gave us 20%off our next meal. mcDuffs opened in 2010 I believe and it my place of choice.
thus far the other places we have eaten at are Sprouts for lunch which was a throwback to vegetarian places I ate at in the 80's with really good, fresh, healthy food that I really enjoyed, Nikki's Chaat Cafe which was solid Indian with the nicest owner and staff, and Fresh Ketch which was OK seafood in a very nice setting and a fabulous waitress. we also went two different times to Edgewood Golf Club at Brooks Bar. One time was for drinks and an appetizer and the other was for the breakfast buffet on Sunday morning. Both time we sat outside on their patio looking out on Lake Tahoe and the snow covered peaks and it was magnificent. I think everyone should go have a drink there at least once for the scenery. Even the parking lot has a spectacular view. for breakfast we were the only customers on the patio and had the place to ourselves. We went in jeans and had a great time.