I recently went to dinner with Kate and her sister Kelley at York Street Café in Newport, Kentucky – a few blocks from the Levee. I’d never been there before, but Kate has always raved how much she likes it and wanted me to try it so we went one Tuesday evening.
We found out some great news upon arrival…on Tuesday and Wednesday you can get a bottle of their house wine for $1 with the purchase of two entrees! That’s like music to my ears!! However, Kate had a Groupon to use so we weren’t able to combine the two deals, but I would definitely go back just to take advantage of that!
The décor at York Street Café is very interesting and eclectic. There are walls covered with tacky signs, unique artifacts, shelves of old books, toys, even a collection of Pez dispensers. Your eyes don’t know where to look because there’s so much to take in.
We were greeted by a host, or at least we think he was a host. He seemed a little bit confused and like he didn’t belong there. But we got to our seats and were glad that he was just the host and not our server….wrong! Turns out, he was also our waiter! He wasn’t mean or rude or anything, but he didn’t crack a smile and he seemed very confused a lot of the time – like he didn’t know what he was doing. We actually overheard another table asking him if he really worked there, and he had to defend himself. It was one of the oddest service experiences I’ve had, but we made it into a joke and definitely didn’t let it spoil our girls-night-out dinner!
For our entrees, Kate and I decided to share the Chicken Cherry Salad and the Mediterranean pasta with shrimp. Both were excellent choices! If you can’t tell by our other reviews, we’re both big fans of sharing. There are always so many things on restaurant menus that I want to try, so I love the idea of sharing two entrees so you get to try more than one thing!
The salad came with dried cherries, mixed greens, Dijon vinaigrette, feta cheese and sunflower seeds. The Dijon dressing was definitely the star of the dish. It was excellent! Unfortunately, the chicken wasn’t that great. It was a little hard and rubbery and tasted like it was frozen and microwaved right before going on our salad. Minus the chicken, the rest of the salad was pretty good.