Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of the Midwest with today’s deal for fresh eats at Reds on the River in Rockford. Choose between the following two options:
- $25 for $50 worth of dinner fare
- $15 for $30 worth of lunch fare
Perched on the bank of the Rouge River, Reds on the River serves up breathtaking views and award-winning cuisine made from scratch, largely with local ingredients. The dinner menu delights with starters such as Maryland-style crab cakes ($15) and Stallone-style mussels ($10). Reds’ impressive eight-layer lasagna ($16) contains seven more layers than the single-decker London-broil steak, simmered in a veal stock reduction and accompanied by mashed yukons and asparagus spears ($18). The chef's signature half-rack of lamb ($34) is a sweet treat for the shepherding senses, while the New York strip, aged 21 days ($28), unleashes a Manhattan of mouth-wateriness on palates. Midday meal-seekers can let their taste buds bloom with a mouth-moistening, highly-dunkable lunch creation such as a french dip on a french baguette with gruyere cheese, dill pickle, and au jus ($11), or a lobster grilled-cheese sandwich with tomato-basil soup, with the sandwich harnessing Maine lobster in a net of gouda, american, and mozzarella cheeses ($15). Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reds is known for its exceptional service, proximity to the historic sights of Rockford, and ownership of a plate signed by former President and plate-signing enthusiast Jimmy Carter. The large dining room boasts bodacious brick facades and a massive circular fireplace, and the expansive outdoor patio is excellent for lazy river-watching whilst sipping on one of more than 350 fermented offerings from Reds’ wine cellar. With an extensive selection of beer and mixed drinks also offered, Reds on the River provides all the fixings for a relaxing meal away from the pressures and spontaneous lightning strikes of modern-day life.
Grand Rapids magazine gave Reds on the River the 2009 Fine Dining Award of Excellence. OpenTable reviewers name the restaurant a Diners' Choice winner for Best Ambiance and for Outdoor Dining. Seventy-seven percent of more than 120 Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant, and OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 4.4 stars:
- Reds also offers top-quality fare, a global yet affordable wine list, and service “as close to perfect as you can get.” – Ira Craaven, Grand Rapids
- As usual a wonderful dining experience at Red's. Excellent service, great food, and a wonderful atmosphere along the Rouge River. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 09/01/2010