The 1833 Restaurant housed in the Hotel at Oberlin has become our go to restaurant when we want a unique presentation of extraordinary food!
Since we needed to get a dinner gift card for the Asian Spa Package we decided that the 1833’s menu fit the bill. Still concerned about Covid and social distancing we were a little apprehensive about how that would be handled. But as soon as we walked in the door for our 5:30 reservation our fears were laid to rest! The tables were spaced very far apart and the bar faced to the lobby instead of the restaurant itself. So we settled into our cozy little space and got ready to enjoy our first indoor restaurant meal in a long time!
Our Dining Experience
While we waited on our appetizer we enjoyed for me a gin and tonic and Joe a Kraft beer of which I have forgotten the name! Chef Jim Barnhart sent us out a starter of roasted brussels sprouts that were out of this world! They were so YUMMY that I can still taste them! But then there was the bread! How to describe this warm luscious herb bread with butter that just melts in your mouth! Oh the joy as we ate and looked forward to the entrees!
The beef short rib that was braised for 48 hours in red wine was Joe’s choice. And you know that cooking in red wine will make it really good! The tender square of meat was served on top of a cavern of whipped yukon potatoes surrounded by peas and carrot. Words cannot describe so here is the picture.
Now that is one of the most interesting food presentations that I have ever seen! Excellent don’t you think!
The sautéed lemon sole was my choice off the menu. It was served with wilted spinach, crispy shoe string potatoes, and a sauce of trout roe and chive butter. It was also served in a picturesque way that really peaked ones appetite. But don’t take my word for it! Check out the picture!
Overall the 1833 Restaurant offers delicious food, exceptional service, and a comfortable and unique atmosphere. And if you want to dine at home with your sweetie this year why not opt for their Valentine’s Day Menu To Go. It sounds absolutely devine!