Nice looking lodge theme going on - sat right in front of the fireplace with the mounted buffalo head over the mantel and under the antler chandelier. Decent number of house beers on tap but all average to below average. I did like my steak. I would come here for the food and restaurant but not necessarily the beer.
Screams seafood and steakhouse till you walk in and you see the brew paraphernalia and tanks. Quite large and although a little lodge like, nice. Lots of beers to sample and service was pretty good. I enjoyed the food and the beer was hit or miss, but worth it for the hits. I would happily visit again.
Located near the flint airport and right by my hotel for the night I Had dinner here last night, big open log cabin feel. I sat at the bar. Sever ice was decent. Beers where about 12 on tap. Menu was large and had steaks, seafood, sushi, pasta, and pizza. I thought the prices on food was high, even more so when the $11 shrimp cocktail with "jumbo" shrimp, fresh cocktail sauce and old bay did not have any old bay and the shrimp normal sized with obvious jarred cocktail sauce. Overall, Iíd I go back if in the area which I hope to never be again.
Dropped in when we were in the area. Big, open lodge layout, but they did have a cozier bar in the corner. Also offered a wine bar. Sat in the bar and didnít try the food or even look at the menu; looked like a slightly upscale dinner venue. Beers were okay, but not exceptional. They served me a barrel-aged imperial stout in a short, cylinder shaped glass instead of a snifter. Thought that was pretty lame.
The good: great big wooden beam and high-peak ceilings, beautiful copper tuns and brewing action just behind the bar. Felt like a lodge. Surprisingly broad menu including seafood. Oysters Rockefeller was delishí.
The bad: menís room was almost as warm as Winter Beer Festival outhouse. And only ice cold sink water (warm lodge so they must have paid the gas bill). Right-end of bar had a glass washer or garbage disposal that vibrated the whole bar at random intervals; ambiance death-knell. Regrettably this place is hours away and this was first time intentional visit en-route to sample beer.
Easy fixes to bring ambiance out of the cellar. Or sit at a table and hope you donít have to go to the bathroom and itíll be pleasant.
Unfortunatly, the Redwood Lodge has been in steady decline for several years. This used to be a top notch restaurant/brewpub, but the beer/food quality has suffered while the prices keep going up - not a good combination. It would take a serious turn around to get me to go back after many disapointments.
KPD (229) Michigan | June 28, 2011| Updated November 27, 2011
Good food, nice atmosphere, staff nice, beer very good. if you are traveling by be sure to stop in. I am about an hour away and drive up for beers and dinner. Solid brewpub/restaurant.
Stopped in today for lunch. The restaurant itself is very nice, very rustic if you are into that type of thing. (very big, so it would be good for large parties). The service was really good, but I had to lower the score because no one seemed knowledgeable about the beer! The food was normal, nothing special. We ordered the Cream Stout and the Pale Ale, which were both very good. Also ordered a pint of Helles which was just Okay. Sampled the IPA, Brown, and Kolsch. It seemed that we picked the best beers for our first choices. Brought home a growler of the pale ale. If you are driving South on 1-75 you should stop in and have some beer.
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