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Taps: 22 / Bottles: 29
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
300 W Mount Pleasant Ave
phone: (267) 428-5672
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
The freshly opened Goat Hollow is a charming restaurant & bar in Mount Airy. It's located at 300 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, just a few blocks north of the Malt House homebrew shop.
As you enter, the bar is on your right, and a cast iron fireplace is just before you, almost in the center of the room. The bar is fairly large, and it's not just a spot for patrons to wait for their table, it's a full on "bar". It wouldn't seem weird at all to visit just to have a few beers. The dining area wraps around on your left to behind the fireplace, and it's divided into three sections forming separate 'rooms'. There's a lot of wood, most of it reclaimed, and with its grey-ish walls most people would call the decor "modern lodge" or "industrial/rustic". It's quite nice, and the dining areas are comfortable.
There are 22 beers on tap, 2 of which are cask-conditioned and drawn via beer engine. The list is impressive, without any standard American or imported beers; and displaying a good balance between local and national micros, and well-chosen imports.
The menu is nicely varied as well, offering starters, soups and salads, mussels, sandwiches, burgers and entrees. Some examples include an appetizer of pickled pork belly dumplings for $9, French onion soup for $6, a duck salad at $15, an oyster muffaletta for $9, and a cold-smoked cowboy ribeye, the highest priced item on the menu,at $24. Many of the starters are also available as an entree, such as the grilled diver scallops for $11 or $16; and the mussels are available in 5 varieties in either a 1 or 2 pound portion for $10 or $19. The burgers work the same way with 5 variations ($8 to $12), and are available as ground beef, grilled chicken, or vegetable burger.
All of the food that I've tasted has been quite good, and I thought at very reasonable prices. A party of three sharing and appetizer and a dessert, with one drink and a sandwich or burger should expect to pay around $25 each (not including tip).
The service is quite good as well, and I was surprised at how well everything ran given the short period they've been open. Overall, I would highly recommend a visit!
02-17-2013 16:54:53 |
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