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$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
200 N 11th St
phone: (402) 476-7766
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Misty's is a Lincoln original. The original Misty's is in the old Havlock area. This new Misty's is at the location of the now defunct Crane River Brewpub.
Upon entering the establishment one is greated by the host stand. Just beyond this is the large irregular shaped bar. There is some seating around the bar wtih more along the south side of the establishment. The dining area is quite open. Some brewing equipment can be seen behind a glass wall behind the bar area. Beyond this is a private party room.
Nebraska football pictures and memorabelia hangs throughout the establishment. This goes back to the old ties between a former legendary coach, Bob Devaney, and his history with the old Misty's establishment. But enough about the history and the building.
The food at Misty's is very good. A touch pricy IMO, but you get what you pay for. The prime rib and prime rib sandwhiches are excellent. The few times I have ordered up a steak, I have always enjoyed it. The one thing I do not really care for is the fries. They are bland and boring with no seasoning as far as I can tell.
The beer, what do I say about the beer? I saved this for last because well, to be honest it's not very good. I have tried all 6, and have found some of them to be near undrinkable. Another warning, the last two times I have order beer here I have been served beer in glasses coated in a white soap scum (at least I hope that is what it was). Ratings note - Quality and selection is in reference to the beer, not the food.
Misty's is a good steakhouse that also happens to brew its own beer. Unfortunately, they don't get that second part quite right. If you really want to try the food make the trek to the Havlock location. If you find yourself here, eat the food, have a good beer elsewhere.
Updated 11/28/11: Visited the downtown establishment twice this fall during football season. I stand by my comments about the food. Very good. I also stand by some of the things I said about the beer although I didn't even bother with a beer on my last visit following the Michigan State game as the two beers I had in my Septmeber visit were not enjoyable (I did not finish my IPA). A third Misty's has opened near 40th & Old Cheney Road in South Lincoln. I have not visited to verify the presence of the Misty's house beers.
11-29-2011 04:45:40 |
More by BigRedN
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
You may remember from earlier reviews that I mentioned that I was trying to follow peoples suggestions while on this trip, but this place represented a deviation from that standard. Everyone from Swid to his roommate to Bditty187 told me not to bother with this place and yet, I simply could not resist.
It sat at the corner of North 11th and P Streets and their vestibule had two doorways, one on each corner. The maitre d station was just inside of the entry and the laminated concrete (?) bar was at a left oblique. They also featured a patio along the 11th Street side of the building. The bar snaked and curved through the middle of the space with the back bar an island in the middle of the oval. The copper-jacketed brewhouse was visible off to the left, along with several Fermentation Vessels. Further aft was the restaurant area with a larger banquet room off to the far left.
As to the beer: I began with a sampler and was immediately struck by the soapy, perfume-y smell, mouthfeel, and taste of each of the beers, especially the stout. It was then that I understood the wave-off from those in the local know. I barely finished the sampler, paid up, and got out.
The Mom Test: Good ambiance, lousy beer (and it hurt to write/type that). Since my maternal unit really does not like beer and they have a good reputation for their food, she would probably dig it. For the average reader of these reviews, it would be a swing and a miss.
10-26-2006 22:35:24 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Misty's is in the same location as the old Crane River Brewpub. I was rather excited that it was going to reopen as a brewpub again. I was equally excited that Mistys was running it. Mistys is a well-respected restaurant in Lincoln.
My visit was on a Saturday morning (non-game day) at 11:30 am. My girlfriend and I were the only customers in the place. We were seated promptly and we had good service throughout our stay. The inside decor had been remodeled it was needed. The walls were darkened a bit; a couple false walls were added to divide the bar from the restaurant portion. A few TVs were added above the bar, more seating too. There seems to be more visible wood. The atmosphere is different now, it still has a restaurant feel, just a bit classier and it feels less like a big banquet hall.
The menu has been changed this is a good thing. There is more of a selection: steaks, salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. The sandwiches we had for lunch were both very tasty. A much-needed improvement in the food department seems to have transpired; this was expected.
HOWEVER, the brewmaster from Crane River is currently brewing at Mistys. This is a fatal mistake. We tried three beers (they had six house beers on-tap, they were out of the stout (no guest taps, bottles of M/B/C)). None were worth drinking again. I dont plan on going back to Mistys unless than get a new brewmaster. Shitty beer at a brewpub is inexcusable.
Skip Mistys and visit Lazlos.
12-09-2003 20:11:10 |
More by bditty187
Misty's Steakhouse And Brewery in Lincoln, NE