Your experience begins in a restored 1950 railroad dining car. Imagine fine dining as it was in days of old, or be seated in an open kitchen concept ... More
Your experience begins in a restored 1950 railroad dining car. Imagine fine dining as it was in days of old, or be seated in an open kitchen concept dining room as you watch our chefs prepare your dinner. Our chefs create unique and exceptional food you won't find anywhere else. Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, 3 miles east of downtown on Highway 27. Reservations recommended.
I had an audaciously horrible dinner experience Saturday night. I thought it would be a nice treat to take daughter to a nice restaurant for dinner while husband went out hunting and though we had a fabulous time, I was extremely disappointed in the food and service.
It started out well, my daughter was given a coloring book and a ton of crayons; the waiter was attentive... at first, and we were having fun.
We placed our order and I waited for my dinner salad and our rolls to come... and I waited... and I waited... and they never came... I mean we NEVER got them. It took over an hour to get our main course (about 45 minutes after we ordered) and it was luke warm and it didn't fill me up.
I only received one refill of my pop and that's because he finally came to give us our main course. I ran out of pop half way through the meal and he never checked in on us, not once.
The bill finally came and on it was a charge for the enhanced salad, I NEVER GOT. So I got that fixed. My main dish was over $18 and was to come with salad... that I never got; and it was to come with bread... that I never got; and I expected it to fill me up... which it didn't.
Daughter and I had great quality time together and she's to young to understand just how terrible the service was. I expected more and was horribly disappointed. The total cost of the dinner was over $30... that was for one adult meal, one kids meal and one pop. Thank goodness I was paying with a gift certificate that I received as a gift.
Had the steak, it was great, melted in my mouth, get it ala Weston for an exquisite taste of perfection. Had the pasta, and went back for more. Just an all around excellent experience, the staff pays close attention to detail, and the orders are filled exactly how they are ordered. I recommend going over Mardi Gras, or Ocktober Fest to taste some of specialty dishes. Its the best restaurant west of New York, and east of LA!!
I have never had such a great restaurant experience in all my life! The carpacchio appetizer was to die for. Then I had the special salad. It was the best salad I have ever had. As the meal went on I became happier and happier. I crave it until I get to go back.
My wife and I recently visited the Weston Station for dinner out. It was the single-most awful dining experience we've had in the past few years.
Resist the urge to stop by what looks to be a cute dining venue - an old train depot. Our service and food were intolerable.
The waitress was inexperienced. We ordered a white wine, but were brought out a completely different wine that what we ordered. She insisted that this was the wine that we ordered. We insisted that it wasn't and had it sent back after trying it.
My friend and I had the all-you-can-eat prime rib. The salad was skimpy. My prime rib was cold and underdone. My friend's was the end - all fat. When we asked for second pieces, they weren't much better than the first. While my second piece was more thoroughly cooked, it was still cold.
Many of the other diners we saw were eating pizza. It's possible that the Station is better known for its fast-food, but I cannot recommend it based on the experience we had there.
I've lived in Alexandria for many years and have visited nearly all of the dining establishments in the area...Weston is by far my favorite. You can sit in the old train car for a quiet, more romantic setting or sit down by the open kitchen and watch your food being prepared. It's a show in itself watching the kitchen and waitstaff work together and run about! The food is slightly higher priced than other area establishments but the quality and taste is FAR superior! I've tried many things on their menue and have yet to try something I don't like...EVERYTHING is great from the fresh breads before your meal to the desserts (save room, they're the best!). Go to Weston Station and your tase buds will forever thank you!
me and my boyfriend went down to alec from wasilla, alaska....alsmot would make the flight JUST for the steak! wow-wee! we talk about it all the time, we plan on going again back to minn this august...and our first stop off the plane is to go get a steak from the weston station! me and my boyfrined LOVE the steak there! we were only in alec for 2 weeks and went to the station twice! its worth the money...not too many places up here marinate their steaks! so it was very delish! i cant wait to eat a steak in a coupke months!!:)