Bone Fish Grill: Good Fishin'
Bone Fish Grill is a chain that feels like a fine seafood restaurant. I've eaten at the one in Fayetteville a number of times and have never been disappointed. Unless you are going early (they open at 4pm) a reservation would be a good idea.
Favorite Dish: You would ask:) It's a toss-up between the Bacon Wrapped Atlantic Sea Scallops with chutney + mango salsa or the Thai Coconut Shrimp 6 jumbos with crispy ginger + sweet spicy sauce.
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The Limestone Grill: More fine food in a new setting
The restaurant was opened after the Inn was clearly a success. The food is upscale American and, was with Arad Evans, the best food in town. I think the quality has slipped since then. Recently the food has been greasy, nice menu items have been enlarged, portion-wise and look less appealing. The restaurant shares the Craftsman/Stickley ambiance of The Craftsman Inn.
Favorite Dish: My recent scallops with rice in coconut curry sauce were delicious, although the rice was drowned in sauce.
Arad Evans Inn: Fine food in an old setting
There are two parts to the Arad Evans Inn: the restaurant and the bistro. The restaurant is a tablecloth gourmet experience -- you need reservations and bring money :) The bistro is, in effect, the bar -- no reservations, a lighter menu [a great 4 cheese thin crust pizza for example], no tableclothes and lighter prices. Come early if you want to eat in the bistro.
The house used to be owned by friends of our family an it is odd to see it reconfigured for use as a restaurant.
Favorite Dish: This last visit I had the shrimp sambale with coconut rice. The two desserts are creme brulee and the fresh sorbets. The dark one was black currant and very delicious.
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Huller's: Amazing food and atmosphere
Wow - this possibly has the nicest atmosphere of the restaurants I've seen. It's dimly lit, but has great fireplaces, which is amazing in the winter. The original beams are there, the tables are huge, thick, dark wood, and the bar looks like a traditional old 1800s pub.
The service is great; even when the place is full, the service is never slow. The place never feels crowed either, and it's not loud.
They have a great selection of alcohol -- not only nationally known things, but a lot of local microbrews like stuff from Middle Ages Brewing Company, a Syracuse based brewery
Favorite Dish: The burgers are amazing, as is the steak. No one I know has ever had a bad meal there.
Hullar's Restaurant: Eat with the locals
Hullar's has existed as long as I have known. It's semi-rustic interior is a magnet for old-time locals.
Favorite Dish: Food? Hamburgers, tuna melts, french fries .. you get the idea.