Inn at the Park / Top of the Park Restaurant
top of the park is tops for brunchIt's too bad they only do the brunch for special occasions. It's a terrific brunch and I and others wish they had the brunch more frequently.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's All In @ Inn at the ParkWe were impressed at the changes @ The Inn, having enjoyed many past dinners there. The decor, white linen accentuated by purples/yellows & colorful paintings, blew us away! The best ts yet to come! Our server Frank anticipated/fulfilled our every request - he was one of the professional/pleasant waiters we have met in many years!. The wine was sippingly delicious, the Caesar salad tastefully tart & highlighted by a fresh anchovie! The main entree of pork bucco/mashed potatoes/spring vegetables/morel mushrooms/wine was incredible. The other great dinner was a large rib-eye steak, rare, spring vegetables/wine/mushroom gravy. Although we had no time for a dessert, there will be many more opportunities! The Inn will be a regular occasion!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the restaurantWe enjoyed the restaurant very much. We were early dinners and left the restaurant about 7:00 pm. The music ( piano and vocal) was just starting. We wished we could have stayed longer, however, we had theater tickets. We plan to go again!! The dinners were a mix of young and old. We fit in the older classification.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had a lovelyMy husband and I had a lovely time at Top of the Park's Easter Brunch. We went for the 2:00 seating and some of the displays did not look as nice as they probably did first thing in the morning, but everything still tasted good. The views were beautiful and the live music was very nice and relaxing. Highlights for me were the mimosas, shrimp cocktail, and the mushroom ravioli. The service was great too. We'd like to go back for dinner or lunch to try their regular menu.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMwent for Easter Brunch whenwent for Easter Brunch when my parents were in town to visit. what a treat!! and the live music was lovely too!! so glad we chose this option for our Easter Brunch =)3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerhaps I'll give it a second chancAs a first time customer, we did not know the layout of the restaurant. We were ushered to a table near the bar which was less than ideal. When we went to the buffet area, we found another area of the restaurant that was the desirable place to be; outdoor, sheltered but with full views. I obviously recommend that customers determine whether they would like outdoor dining or not and specify such when making their reservation.
The food itself was better than average, but not great. The 3 choices of carved meats were overcooked and therefore dry. The tomato and mozzarella cheese was bad. The cold shrimp and crab were excellent as were the desserts. Overall, for a holiday brunch close to Balboa Park which was our next destination, it was OK.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had steak & pork dishesWe had steak & pork dishes with onion soup and salads as appetizers. The onion soup was the best we have ever had. The steak melted in our mouths and the pork was tender and moist.
I brought my own wine, corkage fee $ 15.00. They had opened it at my instructions 45 minuets prior to our 7pm reservations and the wine was perfect.
Our waiter Brad did a great job.
It was a wonderful 30th anniversary.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe live performance was amazing!The live performance was amazing! The guys were incredible.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM