Our town is fortunate to have numerous places to hang out and eat at from fast-food to fine dining located close to the University. One of the many restaurants is Landmark.Landmark Americana is a newly added restaurant to the already many choices to eat in town. The kitchen manager, Fernando Lopez, creates a very comfortable choice of foods to go with the very cozy style setting of the new dining spot.
The food is average in price with their most expensive entre being $29.00 for Alaskan king crab legs. The bar features are probably the most attractive part of the setting. The upstairs bar sits about 25 people, and the downstairs restaurant also features a club with another fully stocked bar and DJ booth, with a light-up bar to add extra zest.
Service is quick, and the general vibe of the restaurant was good as well. The staff seemed to be happy which made the experience even more enjoyable. The general feeling of the atmosphere made the restaurant seem way more experienced than their only month old introduction to West Chester.
The menu consisted of large proportions of entrees. The menu also offered a variety of finger foods such as mozzarella sticks for $5.99, crab dip $9.99, and chicken fingers $6.99, to name only a few of the appetizers. The appetizers also included soups and salads with a large variety of salad dressings. The lobster bisque is somewhat overrated; the soup includes too many ingredients that take away from the overall already amazing taste of fresh lobster.
Entrees that Tom Revelli, manager on staff said, “The best sellers on the menu consist of the ribs braised in Guinness $17.99, Crab cakes $20.99, and the steak and crab combo for $20.99 as well.”
The entrees were matched up with a side salad, vegetable, and a choice between three other sides consisting of mashed potatoes, French fries or a baked potato.
Overall, presentation of the food was also good, nothing too fancy, yet nice and filling. The dessert also offered a variety of sweets consisting of mainly chocolate plates and fruits such as the cinnamon apple crisp and the chocolate chunk brownie sundae. The food was very filling, and for the price, good in quantity.
The drink list offered 21 drafts and 21 bottles, including non-alcoholic beer O’Doul’s.
According to bartender Kevin Crooks, “the most popular beers included Miller Lite and Coors. The pear mojito and white chocolate martini are some of the best sellers in cocktails.”
Also the wine list was not extensive, consisting of only about 10 red wines, six white wines and two blush White Zinfandels. The wine list also included two champagnes. The restaurant offered a very large choice of non-alcoholic drinks such as coke products.
Overall, the drink list was well mapped out and the appearance of the bar set the mood for a fun night out with friends, or that special someone. The bar downstairs was definitely a good spot for events and partying in an urban-style setting. Smoking was allowed both upstairs and downstairs, for those looking for a nice bar with smoking.
Landmark is a great new edition to the very fast-paced college town of West Chester. The restaurant is located at 158 West Gay Street, and their telephone number is 610-701-9900. The food was good and plentiful, and the bar was stocked for a great night out with food and drinks.
Styling of the restaurant is appealing to the casual, party scene with specials that run every night of the week. Happy hour consisted of $3.00 drafts, $5.00 dollar martinis and half- off all appetizers. Their best special running is the $20.00 towers that consist of 10-14 pints per tower, absolutely huge glasses of draft beer sold on Wednesdays.
The main kitchen closes at 11:00 p.m. and stays open for finger foods until 1:00 a.m.; last call is at 1:45 a.m.
With good food, late appetizers and a very casual sport bar setting, Landmark is a very good spot to go and enjoy the night out.
Go enjoy the restaurant next time your in West Chester looking for a fun place to relax and eat.