My husband and I went to Rogues Manor following our wedding in Eureka Springs. We ate in the lounge by the waterfall. EVERYTHING about our meal was INCREDIBLE! Our waitress was wonderful, friendly, attentive and delightful. The Oysters were Supreme, the smoked salmon was amazing....and the seafood casserole was heavenly! Everything was TOP NOTCH! One of my best dining experiences thus far. FANTASTIC JOB ROGUES MANOR! Not to be missed while in Eureka Springs!
I love this restaurant. I love the owners Smith and Debbie and their often eccentric staff. We visit Eureka Springs every 2 to 3 months as we live in Springfield Mo (1/1/2) hours away and we would never consider visiting without eating there. I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively. Both here and abroad, and I dont think you can get better food in the continental United States. It is a very popular restaurant. Be prepared to wait. Enjoy the oddity of the people who live in this delightful and unique village. It is New York City Priced, but having been to N.Y.C. on a number of occassions, you will not find any food any better in the Big Apple. I personally recomment the potted montrichat (goat cheese), the Bonsai, and chocolate mouse. The baby back are to die for, and the bread pudding is out of this world. If you are accustomed to fast food, huge portions, overcooked downhome cooking, you wont like this place. However, if your pallet is more refined, your in for a real treat. The atmosphere is romantic and cozy and the service has been exceptional.
I realize that it cost a lot to do business in Eureka Springs, high rent, low volume. But please, if you're going to charge a lot you need to give people something special. The food was not bad, but neither was it great -- it's just average. For some reason neither my husband nor I could understand anything our waiter said. He seemed to be mumbling or saying things so off-the-wall that it just didn't compute. Something was strange, can't really explain it. It's a pleasant place to sit, low-lighting, cozy, & if it weren't so expensive I could feel good about it. But only one of us had a glass of wine, no appetizer, no dessert, just two entrees, and our total w/tip was $75.00. It should have been about $45.00 w/tip for what we had, and even that price takes into account higher prices for a tourist town. We won't be going back.
Over the last ten years, we have eaten dinner at the Rogue's Manor two-to-three times a year. Many times, we have brought out-of-town guest with us. Last night, November 2, was an eye-opener.
Our waitress( who had already taken a spoon and tasted one of our drinks) asked us if we wanted separate checks. That is how we have always paid over the years. We said yes. It was later that we found out that, at Rogue's Manor, separate check means an automatic "20 PERCENT TIP is added to the bill (and that's AFTER the City taxes of 11 percent).
Our waitress did not tell us this: we found out for ourselves. And yes, it is written in VERY SMALL print on the bottom of the menu..but we hadn't noticed it before. Over the past ten years, I figure we have left a 35 PERCENT TIP (the 20 percent the Rouge's Manor added automatically for separate checks with out telling us and the 15 percent tip we added when we paid by credit card).
The food, although very expensive, is good, But, the tips are outrageous. We will not be going there again.
My husband and I visit Eureka Springs every year for our anniversary, and we always make it a point to dine @ Rogue Manor. We have NEVER had a bad meal there having dined on everything from the Prime Rib to Seafood. The worst complaint I've had is folks who get a bit too loud considering the size of the dining areas...but that has nothing to do with the food. I'd encourage anyone to go and try it...and do make reservations. It make take a while to get in for the meal, but well worth it.
I visited this restaurant with my partner and another couple for New Year's eve dinner 2005. We visit Eureka sprgs about twice a year and have made friends with another restaurant owner who joined us for one cocktail at rogue's. The mgmt did not seem to like this and told us we were too loud,although a large party came in shortly after and were so loud we had to ask the mgr.to ask them to quiet down. He delegated that duty to our server. The food was merely average and overpriced although our server was very nice and professional in every way. Upon leaving our displeased sentiments were expressed to the mgr. who stated he was sorry but you could tell from his kurt response and body language it was not heartfelt. The physical atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and inviting but we have no plans of ever returning under the current management.
Ambiance was very nice and romantic and the waitress, although a little on the weird side was very nice and took care of us. Now to the food, Appetizer (Potted Montrachet) was very , very good. The salad was good and the bread was really good and served in a different way than I am used to. The main entree was absolutely terrible! I do nothing but blame myself for ordering seafood in Arkansas but we both had the Seafood Casserole and it was nothing but a shrimp scampie on steroids...When it showed up, it was smothered in nothing but butter and glazed cheese and in both of our casseroles, we had two tiny shrimp, two tiny scallops and the rest if it was filled up with salmon...On top of that it was $23.95 a plate. The mashed potatoes were bland as well. I felt like I was going to have a heart attack after I left the place. The owner obviously makes it a job to make a killing off the tourists there. Stock up the casserole with nothing but salmon and a couple of shrimp and charge them $25 bucks for the plate. Now, none of us had any of the beef which maybe good, but I am just making my review from what I had. I am just glad I didnt order the $109 dollar piece of lobster on the menu. I think the place has the ability to serve good food but the prices are way too expensive for what you are getting regardless. The wine list there was just average as well. At the end of the day, I would not recommend anyone to go here simply because its way to expensive and the food was not good at all. I left there feeling like I was going to have a coronary and a $125.00 bill between two people.
My husband and I live in Fayetteville,AR and go to Eureka several times a year.
We usually go to Autumn Breeze, but it was closed in mid-February, so we went to Rogue's Manor. The service and decor were fine; the food was very poor.
I had an Italian "stew" that tasted like canned tomato soup with too much oregano and five pieces of seafood. Our goat cheese appetizer was also overly herbal and the bread squares were so soaked in oil they were limp. My husband said his ribs [pork?, not sure] were fine but the side dishes were very average.
I'm used to sticker shock in restaurants--I just don't like to pay NYC prices for bad food.
This was the best experience of our entire stay. The waitress was fabulous. My husband had the smoked salmon for an appetizer and I had the shrimp cocktail. The smoked salmon was exquisite and the shrimp cocktail, well, the shrimp were firm, not over done, and the homemade cocktail sauce was very good. The salad dressings were excellent and we really enjoyed the salads because of them. I had the rack of lamb (three chops) were cooked to perfection but the sauce they were on was cold but it did not detract from the rest of the meal. The lamb was accompanied by green and yellow wax beans. They were tender but not over cooked. The sides could have been potatoes or rice with veggies but I was able to get a double of the veggies. I certainly did not need the double because one serving was more than enough. My husband had prime rib. What a wonderful experience!! This is not your regular prime rib. It is cold smoked and my what a difference this makes. He decided to have the potatoes. So I, of course, had to have a bite. They were mashed and had horseradish in them. Not too much. WOW!! They were terrific. We really wanted dessert but who could eat dessert after such a wonderful meal. The lady that served us, dark hair and very friendly, was wonderful and very helpful. WE HAD A MARVELOUS TIME!!! THE BEST ON OUR TRIP!!! Good job Rogue's Manor!!!
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