Try Spin a Yarn again!
Had not been to Spin a Yarn in several years, and we were pleasantly surprised. Gordon Ramsey had done a Kitchen Nightmares show on the restaurant about a year ago, as business was lacking. It was excellent! The menu doesn't give a clear picture of all the food that you get. Included with your meal, you get soup or salad, your entree, and vegetables and a starch. I had the halibut and husband had the salmon. Both were huge, and perfectly prepared. Our server was Keith, and he was professional and very fun and personable. Next time we will try a meat dish, and we will be back. Prices are also very reasonable.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I enjoyed the meal that I
I enjoyed the meal that I had.The restaurant was very clean,simple, nice ambiance.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual the food was excellent.
As usual the food was excellent. Salmon cooked to perfection and scalloped potatoes delicious. Green beans cooked tender crisp and nicely seasoned. Cheesecake was to die for. Only negative was that the waiter was rather sullen and the music from the bar was so loud that it made it difficult to hear conversations with friends dining with us.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best steakhouse in the Southbay
My oh my, the portions are great, the food is good, and the ambiance is amazing. I had the prime rib, baked potato, and creamed spinach. It was absolutely amazing, could not have asked for anything better.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We missed the noontime rush
We missed the noontime rush and the place was almost empty. Service was excellent and my seafood linguini was very good. One lunch fish dish was slightly overcooked otherwise the food was great.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall a good experience.
Overall a good experience. I had been meaning to go for a while as I live in Fremont and want to support local restaurants. I wish they had more options for vegetarians.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been going here for years
Been going here for years and keep coming back for excellent prime rib and steak.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was well prepared
Our food was well prepared and presented. Enjoyed the Lamb chops particularly.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food, and especially,
Outstanding food, and especially, outstanding service from our waiter Keith.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was good and friendly
The service was good and friendly and the food was good. We ordered the ribeye steak which was tasty but it seemed as though it might have been pounded to make it appear a little bigger. The prime rib was a generous size and served just as ordered. The pasta with ragu sauce was very good.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prime Rib carved at the table - excellent. Our waiter, Keith, was very attentive and gave us great service.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cool place for weekend lunch
Had 7 folks enjoy a 2 PM lunch here on the Saturday before mothers day. Most places are a zoo on Sunday, so the family agreed to go out Saturday. The food was fantastic, as was the service staff. Bar staff was very attentive and I could not have been happier with all aspects of the event. Since we went at 2 PM, there were very few people there & that was kind of nice. I plan to do the same thing again next year.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly enjoyed the food. Since
Truly enjoyed the food. Since moving from the Midwest, we finally found a restaurant that meets our meat and potato standard.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
We went for the Mother's Day Brunch. Champaigne glasses stayed full and there were plenty of food options at the buffet, including prime rib, crab legs and omelets. There was a huge selection of desserts and fruits as well. The quality of the food was very good and everything was served at the right temperature. Overall a very pleasant experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated a birthday with an outstanding meal at Spin A Yarn. The restaurant has very nice decor and you can talk without having to compete with another table. I had been there before and after Gorden Ransey revamped the menu. I knew the new menu was excellent and we were not disappointed. The prime rib is carved at the table and was very tasty, as was the salmon and shrimp ricotta. we had the house wines which were very nice as well. The staff was friendly and seated us right away. We didn't have dessert since we had a cake waiting for us at home. We plan on coming back on occasions. I highly recommend it.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even better than I remember....
My wife who loves the cooking shows caught the episode where Gordon Ramsey came in to help revamp the restaurant.
Since that episode she has wanted to try it. I returned from an international business trip and wanted a date night with my
wife and she chose to go try Spin a Yarn.
Interior nice, accommodated casual to fine dinning ambience. Food was outstanding...she had the mushroom pasta and I had prime rib, both were outstanding and service good.
After dinner we went to the bar area to have an after dinner drink and enjoyed the one man band that was playing
we will be back...and for others this is a Must try restaurant!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
it was perfect fabolous and wonderful perfect 5 stars
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had various steaks, everyone agreed they were excellent and flavorful. Salads were fresh and entrees had good portions, I was happy with my filet, as it was an unexpected hefty portion. The corn side was crisp, perfect for summer. The menu itself is weird - listing prices for sides yet not stating that some are included in the entree price (as they should, given the price range). Mine had food remants on it. Our waiter spoke rotely - exhibiting zero personality, in contrast to the upbeat man who took my reservation. However, he turned around later when I said it was my son's 18th birthday - he was more engaged then, like it kind of broke the ice. At the end, he brought dessert with Happy Birthday written around the plate, a nice touch.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place with good food speed of serving is fast and people there are nice pretty good experience good food there highly recommend
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came here with a group of
I came here with a group of eight and they took a little longer to get the tables ready for us but it was fine because there were couches (right next to the bar) to sit on while we waited. When we were seated, the waiter was social and humorous. I ordered a rib eye steak and my girlfriend ordered the prime rib. The prime rib was definitely better. Soup or salad? I did not really find their house salad special and I was not a fan of the cheese added to it. The soup was seafood chowder and it was really good though. The beef entrees come with mashed potatoes and vegetables. If you ask, you can change the mashed potatoes to a baked potato. This place was great and I would love to go back for other occasions.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family came to the restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The food was very good but the service stood out the most. My waiter was very friendly, energetic, and very thoughtful. He was the one that made my experience so wonderful. I truly believe that when it comes to customer service, every should learn from him. He is the best that I ever had. I usually do not bother writing reviews but I was so pleased with the service that I had to let everyone know. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service very good
8 of us had dinner there and really enjoyed it. All the meals were good and service was fine.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. Service was good. Bar was filled with truckers/locals. Interesting experience. Would go again...not for a romantic dinner though.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steak house
We ordered rye eye steak and new york steak and both are good.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Wife and I dined there on 8/25/13. We heard of the restaurant through Kitchen Nightmares which I am a huge fan of the show. The Spin-a-Yarn staff really turned things around and all their food is made fresh to order. The staff are very polite And cordial and it was a pleasure to be served by them. My Wife had the seafood liguine and I had the Halibut. Both were phenomenal dishes which were preceded by the most delicious seafood chowder, the best we both ever had. I had the Chocolate Mousse and it was so good that it had me traveling to my most desired places in the world and I felt like I was actually there. It was THAT good! Get to this restaurant for one of the dining experiences of a lifetime. I WILL be back!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dancing was advertised. Music was great! There were 3 large couches in the middle of the dance floor. I asked about it, and was told they were to moved any minute. We waited 30 minutes then left.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My cousins and cousin-in-laws took me out for my birthday dinner. I ordered pork chops with apples. Since this restaurant was featured in Kitchen Nightmares before I was amazed how certain restaurants that were featured in that show or Restaurant Impossible how they couldn't cook a simple thing like pork chops. Did Spin-a-Yarn succeed in cooking the pork chops? Yes. The pork chops were moist and tender. The apples added a sweet savory touch to the dish. There you have it - how comfort food like pork chops should be cooked. One last touch was that my cousins notified the server it was my birthday and I got a cheesecake on the house for dessert. This was a nice touch to my birthday dinner.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious, classy steak lunch
Reserved a table for six, for late lunch following a field trip for our team. All had steak from the dinner menu. Very friendly, helpful service. Steaks were delicious, prepared to each one's preferences. The mashed potatoes and vegetables were also excellent. Enjoyed calamari and prawns for appetizers while waiting for our meals. Salads were fresh, tasty and the dressings provided were excellent as well.
Highly recommended for a special event lunch!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant Dining in Fremont
I think the improvements made over the last coupe years are now getting ingrained into the culture of Spin-a-Yarn. The food is still decor and food still make for a pleasantly elegant evening in Fremont. I did find the meat could have been better prepared to match the intended cook-level (i.e. medium, medium rare, etc.) It was still all very tasty and the staff was extremely good.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was fantastic!!!
The staff was fantastic!!! We really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there. The food & service made it very special!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tri City Gem
I have to say that I was motivated to come to this place due to Chef Ramsey's show. I was very interested in how the restaurant would be in person. It did not disappoint! The food and service was excellent. The greeter was superb!!! I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get my prime rib cut table side, but that was a very minor issue.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was good. Good food, good service, the waiter was attentive .
I would definitely go again!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
ONE IN A MILLION
We celebrated two birthdays last Sunday night at our favorite restaurant in Fremont,Calif. Our waiter Rico was one of a kind. He was very knowledgable of the entire menu & helped us with the wine list too. The food was amazing as usual. If you want to find a place for a romantic meal, special party or just a night out this is the place for you.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great prime rib
This is the place to go for Prime Rib in Fremont. Thick juicy hand cut at the table. Dinner includes soup or salad, side vegetable and potato - baked, mashed - your choice. You have a choice between the quiet front rooms or sitting in the bar area which is quite lively.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Place to Dine
The food here amazing. Prime Rib is served hot & scrumptious, the garlic served in its shell was seasoned to perfection! Beautiful Hostess & friendly Waiter... over all rating on a scale from 1 to 10? 10+
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Service and Good Food
The service was great and the food was amazing.... well most of it. I ordered the prime rib "medium." When our plates came it was rare... very rare. I'm not one to send food back in restaurants but he said he would rather make it right rather than me not enjoy it. Sadly exactly what I thought would happen, happened. They threw it in a skillet and browned each side quickly to make it look medium. Once you cut into it you knew immediately that it was still rare, but just browned. I appreciate the try and he was friendly about it the whole time. My friend's New York was amazing though. Cooked perfectly. I would still definitely still return.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM