"Golden Lamb owner opens G Baileys": http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2008/12/22/daily52.html
My wife and I tried it tonight.
It is located in the old Encore restaurant space at McCabe Crossing and most of the decor is the same.
Basically, the menu was an upscale, more innovative and smaller version of an O'Charley's selection. I don't mean this critically - they are clearly focusing on fewer items with more care. They had one or two steak dinners and a fish dinner in the $20 range, some pasta dishes in the <$15 range, a bunch of sandwiches and salads around $6-$8, and a selection of common appetizers. One soup, which was cream of asparagus today.
We had a Caesar salad, a lettuce wedge salad, and the spinach and artichoke dip with pita wedges. The artichoke dip was very thick and flavorful, and had a large mound of grated parmesan. Our salads were very fresh and well prepared.
We had the undivided attention of the manager who was serving us, who hovered over us to see how we liked the food and the atmosphere (probably a bit too much, but we were the only couple there when we left at about 9:30 PM.) He told us that the place had been open just this week as as "soft opening", meaning that it just opened with no advertising.
There's a full bar. We had iced tea.
Two things mentioned by the Business Courier article that may be a bit misleading. "From $5.95" entrees is technically correct, but that is literally only a couple of items on the menu. The prices are more mass-chain level than "bargain" level, per my description above. I'm assuming that they will promote the place with coupons and special offers. Secondly, the menu isn't anything like the Golden Lamb, which may be implied by the title of the BC article.
Basically it is a higher quality, locally owned, and personalized alternative to the middle of the road big chain restaurants, which dominate the scene in the Deerfield Twp. area. The decor makes it seem like it would be more expensive than it is.
We intend to go back and try some of their other offerings when we get a chance. I recommend it.
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