We decided to try the Ashburner out for dinner because the menu looked great. So many choices led the 2 of us to pick 1 appetizer and 2 entres, all to share. First - quesadillas. Amazing. They had the perfect proportion of cheese to meat/tortilla, contained corn and were speckled with the tiniest bits of peppers, which gave the perfect amount of oomph without being overpowering. Second - White pizza with spinach and tomatoes. The tomatoes were a great sized chunk and despite loving garlic, I used non because this pizza had its own unique almost buttery richness. Third - Bacon cheeseburger - cheddar and medium well. The perfect burger! Came with a few delicious fries, was cooked exactly how we ordered and let me tell you about the bacon. I rarely eat it and when I do, its usually a fake piece with a burger. This bacon was so flavorful, I almost ordered a side. Next day - we had enough leftovers to each enjoy the pizza and a small slice of quesadilla, which we looked forward to all morning. Very very impressed. Also, the bill came to $26 (we didn't drink but they did have a fabulous martini offering) and the restaurant itself was nice inside. Will be back for sure!
I just bought a place a couple blocks from Caffe Valentino. When I moved in, I thought, great, when I'm hungry and have no food in the house, I only have to walk a couple blocks. My first weekend in the neighborhood, my friends and I decided to try it out, because none of us had ever been there. When we got there the place was pretty busy, (which surprised me because I hadn't heard of it until I moved up the street). Once we sat down, we were eying up the tables around us to see what they were eating. Everything looked and smelled great. We all got different stuff, and loved everything. I got Gnocchi with Red Sauce. It was clearly homemade and light. Probably the best I've ever had, and I love gnoochi. My other friend got the pasta special, which was Black Fettucini with Shrimp in a spicy red sauce. He said it was great. For dessert we had Tiramisu, also excellent. The service was friendly and accommodating. Any foodies who that haven't found this place yet, should go check it out.
The first time I heard of the Ashburner Inn was when my close friend started working there. The owner of the place seems like a very kind women and is always willing to let someone off of work if needed. One night I went to the place with my friends and family and had one of the best nights of my life. The food and drinks are great and the staff are great people. Since then I have been there many times and everytime I went I enjoyed myself very much. I could go to the bar with a whole bunch of friends or I could go and have a nice meal in the dining room with my children. I also attended a baby shower for a friend in their upstairs room. The place is set up perfectly with lots of room for the bar and eating but also lots of room for a dj a dancing. Over all this place is great!