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Angus Barn

Address: 9401 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27617

Phone: (919) 781-2444

Web Page: http://angusbarn.com/

Type of restaurant: American

Handicapped accessible: Yes

Review date: July 13, 2006

Review: During a recent visit to the Angus Barn in Raleigh, NC, I had the opportunity to enjoy one of the most unique steak restaurants that I have ever visited.

We started out in the Wild Turkey Lounge while we waited for our guests to arrive. I enjoyed a 2002 D-Cubed Zinfandel. It has a fruit forward style and was quite tasty. It was well balanced and a nice start to the evening.

The restaurant had several wines by the glass options that tempted me. This was the first sign that this restaurant would be a good choice for wine lovers. Other temptations for me were the 2003 Gunlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer and the 2002 Beckman Vineyards Syrah.

After finishing the D-Cubed, we moved downstairs to the restaurant area. The restaurant is quite rustic and large. It is a barn after all. They had several antiques on the walls. My favorite was an antique gun collection in the waiting area. They also had a country store built into the restaurant entrance way. There was so much to take in, another visit is warranted. The 5 of us made our way to table. We all ordered some variation of steak.

Before the steak arrived we each had a nice salad. My Caesar salad was very good and quite large. For dinner, I ordered the 10 ounce bacon wrapped filet. It was tasty and just as important, it was served as ordered (Medium). The homemade side steak sauce had a wonderful flavor to it. It really enhanced the steak. It came with an optional sweet potato for my side dish which was equally as tasty. With dinner I choose the ’02 Ojai Vineyard, "Bein Nacido Vineyard" Syrah. It was hard to choose because there were hundreds of selections of wine on their list. None the less, this was a fine choice and the wine went very well with everyone’s steak.

Chocolate chess pie, Sawdust pie, & NY style cheesecake were the dessert orders. I did not partake since I was full. However, based on the reactions and the resulting crumbs, I am sure they were very good. I plan to go back the next time I am in the Raleigh Durham area again. I recommend it to you as well.

Enjoy - Ken





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