Forrester�s on the River is a casual fine dining restaurant that serves American cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Stop by with colleagues for a steakhouse burger or a traditional Reuben sandwich. Sit out on the patio and take in the view of downtown. Come in for a drink with friends after work and snack on pretzels and lager cheese or bay wings that have been hand breaded and spun in a house sauce. For larger appetites, entr�es at Forrester's include fish and chips, grilled salmon, grilled chicken Marsala or a full menu of steak choices.
Forrester�s has many specials and events throughout the week, including wine tastings and live musicians, as well as happy hour specials on both food and drinks.
I was there for lunch with 3 friends. We all ordered sandwiches and 3 of us chose the chips. Two of us were given the crumbs from the bottom of the bag. They were so small, you couldn't pick them up without having them fall from your fingers. Now, if you are offering chips as a side, they should be full, hearty chips that you can pick up. We all had a good laugh over the crumbs on our plates. Really????????
Great experience. Steaks were right on the mark!!! It was easy to communicate within my group and not have to talk over other noises in the restaurant. Our Waitress did a phenomenal job of serving and great timing on keeping drinks full. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Ruben was very good.
Although our food was prepared they way we ordered it....the temperature of the food was disappointing. It came out warm and not hot!!
Dinner was Awesome! Took the wife out for her birthday before the walleye game, She was impressed by the place and loved the view. The wait staff was excellent and made sure we were taken care of. The food order was perfect. We showed up a half hour early and there were no issues, they took us right in as they were not busy yet. I recommend this spot to anyone who wants a great meal, great service, and not pay an arm and a leg. me and the wife were only $60 for a steak dinner(garlic potatoes(yummy), spinach, the steak was huge) chicken Parmesan (came with 2 huge chicken breasts and pasta), and drinks. I cannot say enough good things about this place!
Ormisby is a super waiter & took care of our special dietary needs, as well as making us feel very welcome. Dinner was super & it was a great place to celebrate the wedding of our friends.
We have been here many times and really enjoy dining here. The only problem is if you are there at sunset you probably will have to put up with the sun shining in your eyes. They have said they were getting some window shades but have not and it has been open for years.
waitress was scarce. the restaurant was not packed
Food was great fast service nice to sit outside look out at the water
The view was amazing.
We appeared to be an afterthought for the waitress, who forgot to bring our water until reminded, did not bring us small plates for our appetizer until we were nearly done, did not bring bread until right before our dinners arrived, etc.
It was my mom's birthday we worked both nights so we went two days after and they didnt wanna do anything special just because her birthday passed ...but other then that it was great the server was nice and the food was great
We were unfortunate enough to dine while the restaurant was hostin two different wedding parties. We were seated, and patrons that were seated AFTER us were served BEFORE we were. The service was friendly but slow due to the wedding parties. The food was bland and flavorless. My pasta was served cool, not warm or hot. My wife's meal was served without the requested vegetables.
We had to wait 2 hours for our food to be ready, there was some mixup in the kitchen with the tickets for meals processing. manager gave us a discount on our bills.
It was really loud though.
Food and service was good. We went out to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. The appetizer took a minute to come out. He ordered the 22oz Porterhouse, but they were out of it, so the waiter had to come back so he could choose something else. Then for dessert he ordered cheese cake based off the servers recommendation and then the waiter came back to say they were out of that too. My Boyfriend ended up ordering something that wasn't on the menu and wasn't offered to us originally. Other than that the food was good. The atmosphere was awesome and the scenery was pleasant.
The waitress was the worst I have ever experienced. Got our appetizers without plates or silverware. Took way too long to take our order. Got a salad without dressing, asked the food runner for oil and vinegar and was more then halfway done with salad when waitress brought oil and vinegar. Had to ask several times for a refill on water. Other then the horrible waitress, food was excellent!
Wait staff seemed untrained or new to serving. Appetizer was delivered at the same time as the dinner.
Had dinner at Forester's. Service started slow and continued to get slower as evening progressed. Had to wait an exceptionally long time for bread which was just a type of roll. Ordered filet medium and received a well done dry filet. Asked for manager and his excuse was, "with the restaurant business, sometimes things don't go right". I did not want to be that "sometime"! Got another filet, after my husband was finished with his meal, which was better but still lacked good taste. The manager said he would adjust the bill but when it came there was no adjustment! Had to call him over to have him honor his request. We will not go back!
Excellent service by "O", prompt and friendly. Great burger, juicy and full of flavor. I don't recommend the Bang-bang shrimp appetizer, which was basically shrimp smothered in hot sauce. The grilled chicken/dried cherry salad was boring, not enough cherries, cheese, etc., and the chicken was on the dry side.