First time, celebrated 27th
First time, celebrated 27th Anniverary, Jennifer was our waitress, very good. enjoyed meal and enviroment will go again
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful meal. The best Red
Wonderful meal. The best Red Snapper dish if ever had. Johnathan, our waiter, was excellent and obviously well trained and experienced. We will return and bring friends with us.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a fabulous place with
This is a fabulous place with amazing Bobby McAlpine design, Rob McDaniel securely at the helm as chef and knockout location. One of our very favorite places.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had lunch on Easter and enjoyed
Had lunch on Easter and enjoyed THE most delicious seared scallops I believe I have ever eaten! My husband had Beef Eggs Benedict and he thoroughly enjoyed the unusual combination (rather than the usual ham).Springhouse is a real gem on Lake Martin and you won't find better anywhere in the South. A sophisticated menu and superb preparation with the freshest ingredients
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Simply the best around
Nominated as one of the best restaurants in the south in 2013 by the prestigious James Beard Awards. Chef Rob McDaniels has created an ever changing menu of Southern local fare.
Great Sunday brunch and never portentous.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time for
This was our first time for dinner, but I guarantee it won't be the last! Exceptional from start to finish. We sat at the chef's counter, which made it even more special. The food was outstanding, service amazing, and the restaurant is beautiful. Love it!!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best restaurant around
The best restaurant around Lake Martin. Always excellent.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the ride!
Fabulous. We have made the 45 minute trip 3 times in 6 weeks.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made reservations and were
Made reservations and were seated immediately. Started w potk belly biscuits w green tomato jam...absolutely amazing. Green tomato jam really stood out w the mini pork belly biscuits. Then moved to the main course. Had a perfectly cooked filet. The filet was served w a steak knife which wasn't needed at all as the steak was so tender you could use your fork to cut it. Perfect dinner will definitely be back.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant on the Lake
Great Food. Great Service. Great Atmosphere. Great View. What more do you need?!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great but we
Everything was great but we did have to wait about 20 minutes for one dessert which put a damper on an otherwise very enjoyable meal and experience
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
If a helicopter dropped you into this resturant you might think you were in France or Italy (except for the southern accents!)! Just divin and being able to sit outside and dine on the deck overlooking the rolling hills was just spectacular! This is one of my all time favorite resturants and being able to boat over and ride a little golfcart up to the resturant just adds to the overall experience!!
Would love for you all to put a shuttle in at the Ridge Marina as those of us over on the Eastern side of the lake could take advantage of Catherine's and other activities more often!! Would LOVE that!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best meal yet!
We have eaten at soringhouse many times in the past 6 weeks but this was the best!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the trip
My dinner partner and I drove down from Birmingham. It was a pleasant drive and the restaurant was very much worth the trip. It was a beautiful building in a beautiful setting.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rob McDaniel has ramped it up!
This restaurant has a achieved a new level of excellence that makes it one of the best dining establishments in the South. Pilgrims who make the 70-mile trek from Birmingham are well rewarded. The food has always been special, but Chef McDaniel now has a highly professional and experienced wait staff that engages diners with knowledgeable commentary on the food and the wines. The chicken liver truffles, which are exactly that, are not to be missed. The veal chop was cooked to perfection. The banana toffee "pie" was a most delectable conclusion to a perfect culinary adventure. The atmosphere could best be described as casual rustic elegance.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience. The food was AMAZING & the location was beautiful. We will definitely be coming back again!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was one of the most amazing dining experiences we have ever had! All fresh ingredients - nothing was left on our plates. We had 4 appetizers, 6 entrees, and 3 desserts for our group of 6 adults and 1 child. Also 3 bottles of red wine and 3 glasses of champagne. Beautiful scenery, atmosphere. We enjoyed everything about this place. Chef Rob McDaniel really knows his stuff as well as the assistant manager, Sam Fonte. We will definitely be back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best experience so far....
Having eaten at SpringHouse several times over recent years, this experience was the best by far. We're not sure what's changed or not changed but the entire atmosphere was just more pleasant. The innovative food offerings have always been interesting and delicious. The staff seems to be more educated and better trained in serving its patrons than in the past.
Our meal consisted of a couple of appetizers (generous for a lady's meal) and a "perfectly" prepared veal chop. Our shared dessert of cornbread/fresh local peaches/goat cheese mousse was to die for!
We did notice some came in with their own bottles of wine. We were unaware that this is an option at SpringHouse. To
Chef Rob, his manager and staff.....thank you for a wonderful evening!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the Top!
Everything was outstanding; never had better food or service.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable. Food was wonderful. The Chef came out to visit and make sure our evening was perfect. Can't wait to go back.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the highest quality
One of the highest quality meals I have ever had. The food was outstanding , the service incredible, out of this world wine list. The atmosphere cannot be beat. Without question a 5n star restaurant. sure to return often.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Anniversary Dinner
My husband called and made a reservation but could only get a late time. He took it but that afternoon he got a call or email that an earlier time was available and did he want it. That was great with us. When we arrived, we were immediately seated and served champagne. Such a nice surprise. The wait staff was wonderful and several came by and wished us a happy anniversary. We had a wonderful dinner and a very pleasant dining experience. The food was outstanding! Would be very excited to go back and want to take my friends and family next time!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sat upstairs. At first disappointed about being placed there. Later realized noise level likely less therefore more pleasant. Celebrated last two anniversaries there and have very much enjoyed. Food is excellent.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Springhouse is always a fabulous dining experience. I would say that it is one of our favorite restaurants in the country. How can it not be? Chef Rob McDaniel of Springhouse has great talent and creativity AND the restaurant is a beautiful work of art as well. Our party of four was swiftly seated and the staff made us feel as if we were having our own private dinner party. The snapper and grouper were cooked to perfection as well as the filet mignon. The fish must have been caught and delivered from the gulf within a day. We felt as though we were at the beach. The vegetables were also the freshest and seasoned to perfection to compliment the main courses. Oh, and not to forget, the French-pressed coffee!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service is exemplary - our server spent 13 prior years in Manhattan eateries. Jonathan was attentive and helpful without hovering. The food was properly-portioned, locally sourced, creative, and tasty! Finally, the wine list had breadth and quality and the unique cocktails (e.g. Chilton County Peach Sangria) complemented the food offerings so well. Made a rainy day happy!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met friends for Sunday Brunch...the
Met friends for Sunday Brunch...the casual yet elegant feel of the restaurant was perfect for comfortable conversation. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We will definitely enjoy the Spring House experience again real soon.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and had a great time at Springhouse! The food, staff, and ambiance was great!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We drove from Auburn for Sunday Brunch and
and found the Springhouse to be a delightful escape in a very picturesque setting.
The food and service were outstanding. The fresh local ingredients provided a farm to table experience.
We could view the kitchen from our table and have a great conversation at the same time.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Spring House
We went with a large group to dinner on a Friday night. This is a very busy night at Lake Martin,
but we we greeted and led to a table after drinks at the bar. Our waiter was outstanding and we
loved the food. Everything was great and it was a perfect evening. Can't say enough about the
vegetable plate and how delicious it was!!!! It was a wonderful night
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Excellent Experience
Our first time visiting was an overall excellent experience! The food was delicious, fresh tasting, and high end. The view from our patio table overlooking the pasture and stables was gorgeous. The service from all the staff was top notch, love when a restaurant keeps the water glass filled. We will definitely be going back to Spring House on our future trip to Lake Martin!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
FOOD AND SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING.
FOOD AND SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. GROUNDS AROUND THE RESTAURANT WERE BEAUTIFUL, FLOWERS, LARGE ROCKS AND TIMBERS.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Friday evening at the Springhouse
Beautiful restaurant in a pretty setting. Excellent service from friendly, helpful staff. Great place for a special evening out. Food was very good, not quite up to our very high expectation, but definitely not a disappointment. We expected a bit more variation in the menu, but hey, it's Alabama. People here expect a menu to have a steak, a pork dish, a chicken dish, a pasta dish, and a Sam's Club cheesecake for dessert. The Shrimp and Grits were excellent. The shrimp were not overdone and there were plenty of them. The beef short rib(s) (one very large chunk of meat on the bone actually) was very good. Almost falling off the bone tender and flavorful. The BBQ sauce was excellent and not too much of it. We will visit again.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience and service was
The ambience and service was perfect. The quality of the food was outstanding. The level of flavors and balance achieved was one of a kind. No where can you eat better. Maybe just as good, but not better. The chef did a superb job!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect as
Everything was perfect as we were celebrating a special event. Waitress was very personable and helped make the evening by providing excellent suggestions from the menu.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great high end restaurant
We were seated on time. The view over the valley was great. The room is very lovely. The wine list was good.
The food was all tasty. We all cleaned our plates. I would definitely recommend.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It just gets Better & Better!
We have eaten dinner at least 5 times this year at Springhouse and man oh man this Sunday was the best yet! We enjoyed Sunday Brunch for the first time this year and the sword fish sandwich was excellent! The other star of the day was the Boudin balls served over a fresh relish. We plan on many more Brunch visits this fall during football season.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better and better!
Love this place for its southern atmosphere, charming decor, friendly, well-trained staff, wonderful martinis, georgeous sunsets from the balcony, and absolutely amazing cuisine! Been coming here for three years, and it only gets better and better!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was outstanding served hot
Waitress was great! There when you needed her and gone when not.We had out
of state guest and they loved it!!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant w/ an amazing view. We sat outside on their covered upper porch which was wonderful, but the loft bar area just inside was chic and cozy. Would have liked to have sat there as well.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a very good
Great food in a very good ambiance. I love taking out of town friends to Springhouse so they can experience this great treasure at the lake. thanks for providing a first class dining experience at Lake Martin with a friendly staff....Much appreciated.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were not disappointed as we expected a great dinner in a very nice atmosphere. The Grouper was excellent as was the Pear with port dessert. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Great menu.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful architecture in the lodge style features large, open stone fireplace, rough hewn wood beams, lots of glass windows, and an open balcony to dine outside and watch the sunset. The food is delicious and service excellent, so what more could you ask for? This is certainly a neighborhood gem if you are the Alex City/Lake Martin area.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience
Our daughter had eaten at SpringHouse twice and loved it, so we took her there for her birthday. The entire experience was great. The restaurant is elegant but casual. Loved the pimento cheese appetizer and the fresh bread, and the entrees were delicious. We didn't have to wait long to be served but never felt as if we were being rushed. The service was exceptional. Everyone from the hostess to our servers to the manager was friendly and attentive but didn't hover. We're from B'ham and appreciate the fine dining there, but SpringHouse was as good an experience as we could have asked for -we can't wait to go back! (Our daughter has been to a wedding there and said the views are beautiful in the daylight. We may need to do brunch next.)
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated our 9th Anniversary early this year and could not have been a better experience at Spring House. Jonathan, our waiter, was very knowledgeable and the ambience was fantastic!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a special experience
What a gem this restaurant has become in the Lake Martin, Alabama community. The ambiance is perfect, the food outstanding, the service makes us feel special and having such a wonderful place to go to dinner on Lake Martin makes our weekends so memorable.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM