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“Dinner ”

The University Club
Ranked #35 of 119 Restaurants in Amherst
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

3 of us had apps and entrees. Can't really say anything was delicious. The bread was warm and good however. The waiter admitted that my wine by the glass was 3 days old. All dishes were bland and just warm. Disappointing visit.

1  Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

We dined at this location specifically because the Homestead House was once owned by our Cowls/Cowles ancestors from many generation ago. We had a delicious meal, great service with beautiful presentation of food. The inside decor of the Homestead and Stockbridge Houses have a contemporary area as well as historical colonial area, catering to many generations. We even enjoyed sitting outside after dinner to enjoy relaxing conversation in the patio area.

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Thank Virginia C
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

Difficult to find on the campus but worth the try. It is supposed to be the oldest building in the area.The foof was ok, but certainly not fine dining. The service was ok, but could have been better - clearing plates when others are still eating is a little rude! Would go again, but not high on my list.

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1  Thank Nick L
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

This used to be our favorite restaurant. But, wow! has it ever gone downhill!
Used to be a real classy and "adult" place for a fine dining experience with truly elegant service with knowledgeable waitstaff. Everything has changed. Our server was extremely unknowledgeable and had to keep running back to ask the chef in order to answer even our most basic questions. Also gave us the wrong information, even after asking the chef, which resulted in our being served exactly what we did not wish. In addition, the menu has become meagre and pedestrian. As a matter of fact, we went that evening because of the menu they presented online (and, btw, also posted at the door). There was an entirely different menu on the table when we sat down. Response?: "Oh yeah, they just changed it." Inexcusable. We settled for the least undesirable offerings and these came, as stated before, not according to our request. In addition, the prices were outrageous considering what they were offering (or rather, NOT offering.) Also, it seems to have turned into a student haunt rather than the elegant adult restaurant it used to be.
Don't waste your time or your money. So sad. We used to love this place.

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Thank Urther
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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here for business and for pleasure and it is always a pleasure. Food is excellent and I appreciate that the menu is limited and perfected. Soups and salads are superb. So are the fried avocado strips (sounds bizarre!) and crab cakes divine.

But to top it off, take a walk through all the various little rooms if you get a chance and discover some historical gems; e.g., You can see a photo of the Lincoln Memorial and learn that the sculptor, Daniel Chester French, was son of Henry F. French, first president of Mass Agricultural College (UMass).
And that the historic women's home economics dept was in the adjoining house (built 1735, where the bar now is) with its huge fireplaces, cauldrons, andirons, and bellows.

It's a bit hard to find but so are jewels. Visitor parking info at the front desk.

Thank 77Fanny77
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