January 4, 2007

Bass Street Chop House

The replacement for the suddenly vanished Blue Ribbon restauarant in downtown Moline, the Bass Street Chop House, is apparently still in business.

Several viewers have arrived at TID through searching on the Chop House, apparently looking for some information. Having not gone there yet myself, I wondered if any readers who have could give a review.

What did you think? What sort of fare do they offer? How was your experience with both service and quality of food? Unleash your inner food critic and provide some helpful info for fellow readers.

5 Comments:

At 1/04/2007 12:18 PM, Blogger Benton Harbor said...

Dope... while I don't have the aplomb of WBBM Radio restaurant critic Sherman Kaplan, I can say I've eaten at the Bass Street Chop House on numerous occasions and the food there is absolutely great!

While somewhat pricey, they allow (and even encourage) splitting a dinner, which is what I've done several times. And yes, pricing is ala carte, but the servings are plentiful and make splitting the meal even more economical.

I've also eaten from their "bar" menu - limited selection - but what great burgers and BBQ pork. The burgers are ground steak and the pork is light on sauce and great on flavor.

If you like beer, try a Stella Artois from Belgium. Served with the proper glass and head, it's just right for sipping; i.e., a full-bodied beer in which you taste the grain, but without a bitter aftertaste. One thing you won't do is slam this beer down like Bud or Bud Light.

The service and ambiance are perfect and I give it a Harbor rating of 9 out of 10. A full 10 would require a 15% lower price on everything. While this is not the place to eat once a week, as it will dent your wallet, it is certainly worth at least a monthly trip and many special occasions.

 
At 1/04/2007 5:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bass Street is the best in town. The staff is great and the ambiance is wonderful. It rates with the upperclass Chicago steakhouse's. I would recomend the bone in delmonico or the Senator cut New York Stirp. You get what you pay for here and this is worth the price.

 
At 1/07/2007 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ate at Bass Street last night. My wife had Lobster and I had the Senator New York Strip. The food was great as was the service and atmosphere.

Appetizrs, slad, entrée. deser, wine and tip ran $89. Bargine! Five stars!!!!

 
At 1/07/2007 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do they call it "the Senator"? Because Jacobs campaign dough represents about half their bar and food income?

And while I'm happy you had a nice meal, I suggest next time you buy a couple vowels.

 
At 2/17/2009 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I try to get to Bass Street Chop House about once a month as the food, service, and ambience is excellent. The selection and decor in the bar is great and the bar menu is very affordable. A couple can easily spend $100+ in a single meal, but you do truly get what you pay for here. Sign up for emails and you'll get $20 off your next meal. They have weekend specials too, check out their website.

 

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