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At THE RANCH, don't expect to see mass-produced baked potato in foil. Unless you really want to, there's no need to order any side dishes. Contrary to the typical a la carte steakhouse menu, Rossi puts out composed and complete plates. He cooks his New York steak perfectly to temperature, slices it into thick squares, and lays them down like fallen dominoes atop a fingerling potato saute made salty and sharp by house-made pancetta and Shropshire blue cheese. It's an assertive dish that calls for an assertive wine, maybe a cab, something to hit your tongue’s reset button so that you can continue to eat it with impunity. Round up Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
First off I will say this ... STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!
The drinks are watered down and the tap beer does not taste like your called beer.
Here is our experience and why we will never go back!!!!
On their website they say no reservations can be made on line and to call the club for reservations. I called three weeks in advance to reserve tables for a party of 25 family and friends. I was told on the phone we could not make reservations over the phone but if we were to arrive when they first open the doors we could get in right away and grab whatever tables we needed because they work on a first come first served basis. Ok so get there early.. No Problem right? WRONG!
We arrived right when they opened the doors at 5:30 pm and EVERY TABLE WAS RESERVED! You could not find any tables at all. Every table had a reserved sign on it. They had about 9 stools against one wall at one end of the club by the restrooms. Hum!! What is going on here? Why are all these tables reserved and I was told you could not reserve a table.
One of our family members asked for a single table and they said "Let me check and see what I can do for you" as to say like you are some sort of VIP "I will be right back" Then they return saying they found the last table in the club due to a reservation cancelation and you can have it if you open a tab and post $150.00 to a credit card so if you do not reach the minimum they will charge you the whole $150.00. So with 3 stools per table that is a $50.00 minimum per bar stool.
We had set this party up with Invites and carpools for 25 close friends and family members. I then asked to speak to the manager. This is when the story gets good.
He told us that he could set up 9 tables and the cost would be $1500.00. That would be for 27 stools. That would be $55.00 per person. That is just to sit down. If we did not spend the full $1500.00 on food and drinks they would charge whatever we did not spend to the credit card that was on the running tab. Then he proceeded to tell us that "they will add a $300.00 tip to the $1500.00 reservation charge at the end of the night and if the tab is higher than the $1500.00... the tip would be adjusted for the amount we spend".
Enough was said. I told the manager "I would not spend another penny in this place" and we all left.
After speaking to the few of my friends that ordered drinks while I was working with the manager they all informed me that the drinks were really weak as if they put very little alcohol and the beer did not taste like the beer they asked for on tap.
I will say it again short and sweet... If you are looking to sit down and enjoy a night out for dinner and dancing go somewhere else unless you want to spend $150.00 Minimum per table.
Just stay away ... we will!
The website says No Cover before 5:30. Well guess what time they open? Yep 5:30 so everyone pays a cover charge!!
Do the math ... 25 people walked in at $5.00 per person. They made $125.00 for us to walk in and leave after about 30 minutes of trying to get a table.... Thanks The Ranch! You sure know how to treat your customers.
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