Combine, A Bass Street Restaurant
Great meal. We will be back. A little loud, great environment.
We enjoyed the monkfish (called the poor man's lobster) and the salmon with risotto, both of which were very good. Also enjoyed the French Onion soup. The cheese shavings were served on the side, so they could be added in the amount desired. Hope that this place succeeds.
We had reservations at 7:30 and only waited 5 min. to be seated. I highly recommend reservations!
When we looked at the menu, my wife noticed we were handed the lunch menu. After getting the waitress attention the dinner menu was in our hands. I usually don't get apps but at the suggestion of our server we tried the duck won tons, delish! I ordered Monk fish and my wife had a pasta with shrimp.
She also liked it.
We did order a bottle of wine with dinner and when our server brought it to the table she struggled with the opening as did she with another table. After opening it, it was placed in a chiller and no sample offered to make sure the wine was good.
One thing you will notice is the noise level. With high open ceilings this usually happens. Also if you go on a Saturday like we did the other side of the building is a reception center so we were lucky enough to hear the thump thump of the wedding party's music being played.
You might want to ask if there is an event there the night you want reservations.
Over all, it was enjoyable except fot the noise factor.
It was really just kind of meh. My pasta was overcooked and the bolognese sauce was very greasy. My wife's and father's steaks were overcooked, but still had decent flavor. The soup was good. The appetizers were above average. The dessert was the best part of the meal. I had the peanut butter cake and it was great.
The service was the standout. Our waitress was attentive, and they comped the desserts.
I find there are two things that I can pretty effectively judge a restaurant by. How they do their pasta and how they do their burgers. If you can do simple stuff well, you've got a basis to start from. Their pasta fell flat. I'll probably go back sometime and try the burger, but I'm not in a rush to do so. I'll wait until they've been open a longer.
And it was noisy. Really noisy.
Good afternoon, I appreciate your feedback. I will review your comments with our executive Chef on the food. I know we reviewed the steak issue last night with the gentleman working the broil station. Glad to hear the service was good. As for the noise, the design firm that did the interior is working on ways to improve the noise level in the restaurant. thank you again for your feedback. please call me personally for your next reservation. Jeff Harrop-owner Cell 563-219-4556
I went with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. We were seated promptly, our server was very attentive, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. Every dish we saw come out of the kitchen was beautifully presented and made us wish we'd ordered those, too! The manager was very involved in the kitchen and actively running food, something I really appreciate and like to see! Will definitely be returning!
It is a very beautiful restaurant. We had reservations and we were greeted and seated promptly. There were lots of waitstaff and kitchen staff, it appeared as if some staff were being trained. The food took quite a long time but was worth the wait because it was absolutely delicious and a beautiful presentation. I was a bit disappointed with the service because many servers look like they were standing around doing nothing and my husband’s water glass was totally empty and both me and my daughters soda glasses were empty. We had to flag down a waiter to get our drinks filled. Which was hard to do because all the staff seemed to be hanging by the bar with there backs to us. Overall I loved the restaurant and hopefully the wait staff will get there act together.
I made a reservation and arrived a little early. We drove to the location, however, there is zero signage to indicate such. We wandered in on faith and google maps (scarry). We saw what may have been an abandoned hostess station but still nothing indicating the name of the restaurant. We went inside and approached a waiter asking about seating. She very curtly remanded us to the abandoned hostess station with the assurance someone would be there. 5 minutes later someone appeared, began looking for our reservation and interrupted our service by taking a call. Finally, we were seated. The waiter was friendly and helpful. The noise level in a restaurant 1/3 full was harsh as no attention to acoustics were paid by the designers (or they were trying to assure fast table turnover). I ordered an old fashion to drink, my wife had wine. Can't mess up a glass of wine and the glasses were very nice however the bartender didn't quite get the memo about an old fashion being a sweet drink. My wife a pasta dish with seafood in it and enjoyed it. I had the strip steak with fingerling potatoes and cream of corn soup. The soup was tasty but hard to understand why it had corn in the title. The steak was done to my preference but it was a fatty cut that ended up with a 1/4 of its volume left on the plate as inedible. The presentation of the food completely lacked any class at all. Bare pc of meat and unadorned little potatoes rolling around on the plate. Very stark. I asked for some butter for the potatoes and was provided a melted garlicy butter that made the little spuds sing. 2 entres, 2 drinks and a cup of soup + $91 with tip. Not how we'll spend our next anniverary
We knew we'd have great food with the "A Bass Street Restaurant" at the end of the name, and they delivered. The prices are slightly more affordable than the flagship restaurant in Moline. The neighborhood was recently built out of an abandoned industrial district, so your GPS may not yet be updated to have all the streets. I didn't see any identifiers showing that I was at the right place until I was already inside the building. (hopefully, there are some signs coming?) A wedding was going on while we were there, so it was a little uncomfortable waiting in the hallway with the wedding guests as there isn't really a space to check people into the restaurant on the inside. The space is LOUD. Not energetic as Open Table has defined it...LOUD. It's a beautiful new building, and will offer some views of the surrounding landscape, but unfortunately, it's built behind and below the levee, not above it, so there is limited chance to enjoy what is a beautiful Mississippi River view. A lot of the neighborhood is still being developed, so hopefully what is now construction zones will be open space, trees, etc. to provide a little more ambiance. We walked around the neighborhood afterward and climbed the levee and it was magnificent with the sunset! Would I go back? Absolutely. The food is amazing. AMAZING. Just like Bass St. But if you're looking for a discussion with your fellow diners, it will be yelling across the table at each other if there's an event going on.
The night we were there it was extremely loud. We had a group of 4 and we could not carry on a conversation. We had an excellent waitress. The food was average, one had monkfish, 2 had rib eyes and I had a burger because I couldn't find anything else I liked on the menu. I like chicken and fish but the table next to us had the smokey chicken and she did not care for it. We stayed at the hotel even thou we only live 30 miles away...it was great but the restaurant was disappointing .We love Bass Street and Johnnies, but the Combine not so much.
Nancy, Thank you for your feedback. We agree the place is loud, the design firm that did the interior is working on ways to improve the level of noise in the restaurant. Sorry you didn't find something you personally wanted on the menu. We are proud of our cold smoke fried chicken, We also have an very nice smoked salmon option. Great to hear the service was excellent. We will continue to evolve our menu and hopefully in the future, please try us again. Thank you, Jeff Harrop-Owner
Spur of the moment selection for a date night. Smaller at first glance but service was perfect. Drinks are consistent and food was incredible. Would recommend definitely.
Limited dinner menu, trying to be both casual and fine dining. Waiter was very nice, but very inexperienced.
Although the food was very good $50+ for 3 burgers, and a noisy atmosphere because of one table of loud talkers? No thanks, I wouldn't go back. They need to do something with the ceiling or floor to absorb the noise.
Great lunch and/or dinner @ the Bend. Nestled between stunning park, Hyatt Hotels and the Mighty Mississippi River. Elliott did great job serving table!
We had lunch on a terrifically beautiful day. They had only opened recently and were still installing the canopy to the front entrance. We were greeted warmly at the patio door and were very impressed by the clean and upscale, industrial design. Nice bar and an open window to the kitchen. The lunch menu was mostly sandwiches and flatbreads...all with an upscale flair. Excellent server. The cocktail menu for the summer was innovative and refreshing. I highly recommend. We will go back again soon.
Beautiful new restaurant with delicious food, great drinks, and fantastic service. We especially enjoyed the peanut butter chocolate cake for dessert. Thanks for helping us celebrate!
Made reservation through open table for 4:45; received a call at 4:44 from the restaurant saying they dont open until 5:00. I ordered a salad, nothing remarkable. My son, ordered a burger, which was good, the fries seemed lower quality. My nephew ordered the bolonase (sp?) which came out not even room temp. The restaurant looks nice. The service was not spectacular, our waitress was slow, she did not bring our food out, another waitress did it for her, our waitress wasnt very good at keeping our drinks refilled (water). Lastly, there was a women w long hair assisting w plating the food and preparing the trays for the waitress’ her hair was loose, not tied back, plus she had a drink right near peoples food-just seemed unsanitary. Not what we had come to expect from Bass Street related restaurant at all.
Very noisy. Not enjoyable
The staff and food are amazing! Large food and drink menu with plenty of options for all dining. Excited about this new place in the Quad Cities! Looking forward to dining here more in future.
It was loud. Needs better acoustics. Server mixed up our burger orders. Didn’t have a veggie option in lieu of fries. We might just stick with Bass Street.
Very nice new restaurant. Excellent menu choices. Ashton was a very professional server and helped us out a lot.
WE were not impressed. Waited over 20 minutes to get our first drink from the bar. Mine was just a wine. Seemed the 2 bartendars were too busy yacking with the customers at the bar. Even the server apolized for them. Food was so, so. Thought there would be a better menu. Could have gotten the same thing at the Hyatt for less money. They werent busy either. No specials. I'll go back to Bass Street. Won't recommend at this time.
First time there. We were greeted promptly and seated right away. The food was all excellent and the wait persons friendly. Prices were average. Would certainly make more visits.
First time here, great food and staff. The Combine salad is massive (four of us split it) and the steaks and salmon were excellent.
Top flight food, service, bar and atmosphere for any occasion.
Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Jeff
That bone marrow appetizer was something else! I suggest they take it off the menu.