Went out to dinner at Mark's East Side with the family, and was pleasantly surprised! Didn't know quite what to expect, however, we went on the word of our close family friends. We decided to have a cocktail at the bar (very comfortable leather stools) and were engaged in conversation on both sides by friendly patrons who referred to themselves as "regulars." After a Hook & Ladder Ale (give this a try, it's fantastic) we decided to head in. Armed with lots of suggestions on what to try, we were ushered into a lovely dining room, and greeted by our server. I tried the Prime Rib, and was thrilled with the flavor, portioning, and quality. I've had this cut at other places, but was truly impressed with the attention to detail that the servers and chefs showed. I had another Hook & Ladder, and afterword would have loved to try a dessert, but we were so stuffed that we couldn't possibly. While we were eating Mark himself even stopped by our table to see how we were doing, and stayed with us for nearly twenty minutes. His passion for the restaurant was evident, and we were encouraged to come back by the "no peeking" deal they had going on in July. Normally I wouldn't take the time to recommend a place online, but Mark's was certainly worth the time. If you're looking for a high-quality, family-friendly dining experience, then Mark's East Side is for you. Don't waste your time downtown, and if you have young children don't expect nasty glances from other diners or staff. ENJOY! P.S. I'm now proud to consider myself a "regular" here!
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We frequently go to Mark's East Side for their Friday fish fry. The all you can eat haddock is excellent and the price is very fair. Fridays are extremely busy...everyone knows it's the place for fish, so your wait time can be lengthy. The food is definately worth the wait however! The only one think I didn't like, in all the years I have gone, I never ordered dessert...until my last visit. I would steer clear of their brownie selection, it's gross. They actually used a little debbie brownie. I cannot believe they would serve that! That was disappointing considering this restaurant is noted for delicious food.
I don't know where she ate but a group of us ate at Mark's on April 10th and the food and service we're exceptional. We have a ladies night once a month and try different restaurants in the surrounding area. I had the broiler Haddock with the twice baked potato and it just melted in my mouth. We all tried different dishes and they all meet with rave reviews. The atmosphere was great. We got seated right away with no reservation. The bar did get busier as we we're eating but from the staff to the after dinner drinks it was a terrific experience that is sure to be repeated often. Thanks, Kim