I haven't been to this location for some time-at least 4 years. First of all, the once charming entrance, the ample parking, and the quaint shops, are all gone. The entrance now looks like a back door (which is what it once was) dumps you off to a still dark restaurant, searching for the host/hostess station. You must walk through tables and the bar before you are flagged by the hostess/waitress. We were there for lunch on a Tuesday, party of 5 (I made reservations through a YELP application). We were turned around and sat in the bar area as the old dining area was entirely roped off and unused. At least we were seated right away. Our soft drinks were brought right away. We ordered a myriad of things. You can order from either a lunch menu or the dinner menu. We were there for a special occasion so we ordered from the dinner menu. Be prepared to PAY! A Rib-Eye dinner was 41.95, Supreme Filet Mignon was 38.95, other selections were the seafood platter, and a cod dinner. Our total bill was
$ 218.00. Remember, the dinners are served with rice pilaf, a baked potato, the signature mild bleu cheese salad, cheese bread, and the vinaigrette red cabbage salad. If your cardiologist allows, go ahead and order the cheese sauce on your baked potato! The brown gravy is good too.
I have been coming to the Northwoods Inn for many years. I still recommend it however, I feel that this once grand place is a little long in the tooth. By this I mean, The filets 9oz, and rib eye were pretty good. however, the bleu cheese salad dressing was thin, not as much cheesy sauce on the potato (and not as hot as it should be), not as many people waiting tables to keep your glasses filled, or bring you the check in a timely manner. Plus the ladies room was a mess. I feel overall they are trying to cut corners to keep the place open for lunch. I guess I can appreciate that-it makes be feel underwhelmed spending that much money for a lunch. Would I go to that location again? For lunch? Probably not, and I'm sad about that.