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About Mountain View at Penn National Race Course
"Local, Sustainable, & Seasonal"
We believe in fresh, locally sourced ingredients that are simply prepared from scratch. We take classic dishes, add modern twists, and develop our menu around each month's best produce, meats, and products from local farms
Our Executive Chef Allan Rupert, and Chef de Cuisine Jason Clark hand select all of the partner farms to provide a wide range of the area's best harvests. We are a certified PA Preferred Restaurant because we believe in quality ingredients grown right here in our Commonwealth.
We want to create a memorable dining experience complimented by the thriling sport of live thoroughbred racing.
Grantville, PA 17028
Contemporary American, Prime Rib
Hours of Operation:
January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016: Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Open Live Race Days Only) 5:30pm - Close
(Kitchen closes at 9pm)
I-81, Exit 80
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catch all the horse racing action from your trackside table while chef Jason Clark and his staff prepare sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees featuring grilled steaks, seafood and more, for your dining pleasure.
Valet, public parking and covered garage.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Mountain View at Penn National Race Course Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I wanted to do something different for our anniversary of 28 years. We heard the food was good and decided to try it . it was fun watching the horses race while we ate our meal. The staff was very nice and the food was delicious. We had a great time.
We are regulars at the restaurant and my wife and I like to play the horses. We never had a bad meal, and the service is always excellent. We usually bring another couple along with us and they are always impressed with the food, service, and the horses. Keep up the good work.
We were seated at the window and had a great view of the races. Service was attentive and we didn't feel like they were trying to turn over the table. I had the clam chowder and I think any New Englander would approve with 5 stars as I did. My prime rib was cooked as ordered and great. The mashed potatoes were a disappointment. Dessert and coffee finished off the meal. Mountain View at Penn National Race Course provided a fantastic evening. Great food and the added feature of thoroughbred racing can't be beat.
We had such a good time! We were able to have good food and watch the races. We were right on the finish line.
Wait staff was attentive. The prices were reasonable. I thought everything was going to be much more.
The crab cakes were wonderful. We are all ready planning to go back.
Saved by the Ponies! This was our first time (group of 4) to Mountain View and the horse races.
We had a new server and was noticeable. We didn't know how to use the betting machine at the table and neither did she, let alone some of the dishes, try them all so you know! The ribeye steak was fantastic but cold as were the sides so guessing our server left it to die in the window. Thankfully they know how to heat it up without changing the temp too much-- thank you to the one server with the long braid was hustling around that helped us as well. Ours didn't clear dirty plates or check on empty wine and beer glasses, i would have drank more if she just asked; hubby's cocktail was weak though. Horse races were awesome, we'll be back but a definite change in server.
They need more waitress staff. Everything was great ,but the slow service. Our waitress did not come back to check on us for refills, we had to flag her down if we needed something. Overall great experience. Just that one area was lacking, which will make or break the whole experience for some .
Ashlee and Brittney (If I spelled incorrectly slap me next time we are there) are the biggest reasons my wife and I keep coming back. These two ladies need a huge bonus and/or a huge increase in wages. We always enjoy the food and atmosphere. The rest of the staff seems to be very nice but Ashlee and Brittney is the best of the best! THANK YOU again!! Jeff
We ate here for the first time and wanted to go,to the races. The food was good, very fresh and we enjoyed our casual meal of a large salad with an added protein. I chose the salmon and my husband picked the crispy chicken. Both of us said we thought these were both quite good. The wine list offered plenty, a wide range and varied price point. We would return if we pass through this area of PA again.
This was our first time at the restaurant and at the races.
* the restaurant was half empty but they made us wait 25 minutes( we were 30 min
early for our reservation but there were more than 50% of the tables open)
*there was no drink or wine list( they said it was being redone because the prices were wrong) the server was friendly but had no clue about what type of wine or beverages were available.
*the crab soup was tasty but not hot
*my club sandwich was just OK for the price
*my wife's baby back ribs were sloppy and overdone.
*the betting machine at the table was not working correctly
Overall the quality of the experience was not real positive. For the money we spent we were disappointed. The food was not as good as at a mid level chain restaurant. No disasters..but not worth coming back.
Our server was extremely pleasant and did a nice job checking on us.
Food had gone progressively downhill. My wife and I used to be 3x a month diners here. Unfortunately I can no longer recommend this restaurant. Ordered the NY strip steak on Saturday night which was a special feature on the menu. Ordered it medium rare. First attempt was medium well to almost well. Second attempt wasn't much better. Our waitress tried but was working short staffed. After the second time of messing up the steak it should have been taken off our bill without even asking. I am not one who pushes for such things, instead I would expect the waitress to take it to the manager. It never happened. The quality of the "locally sourced" steak was poor on par with Texas Roadhouse. It's a shame because they have a beautiful view, a nice draw (the races) and could truly be something special if they upped the food quality. Pricing isn't out of line for most items but the quality simply isn't there anymore.
This was dinner trackside at Penn National Racetrack. Their biggest racing night of the year.
Our waiter was outstanding, actually, asking us of we needed anything quite often. The had a limited menu that deviated from their expanded menu because the restaurant was sold out.
We had the prime rib. Large portion and done as ordered. Excellent! Being a racetrack it was loud during the running of the races. A nice place to have dinner and watch horseracing.
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