Suite Fire-Holiday Inn Peoria
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It is a hotel breakfast area that wants to be a restaurant but cant seem to make the leap. We did have an attentive manager but I suspect he didnt really know how to fix the issues.
Dined here after shopping at Shoppes at Grand Prairie. Salmon BLT was excellent as was my wife's pasta dish. Generous portions, she had leftovers for lunch following day. Will go back again...
Suite Fire, at the end of the day, was fine. The service was good, but we'd describe everything out as pretty basic.
There was little separation from the hotel lobby to the restaurant area--we felt like we were sitting in a glorified continental breakfast area. Some of the tables were the basic folding kind you might find at a convention center. The vast majority of the clientelle were the same you'd see in a Subway--many were in swim trunks from the hotel pool and some were in torn off tank tops and cargo shorts. I say this not to disparage those customers but rather to communicate that while Suite Fire markets itself as a unique upscale casual restaurant, the public views it as your everyday run-of-the-mill hotel bar that happens to serve food. Which is totally ok--just nothing special.
The food itself was fine but I'm confident we'd prepare the same meals better at home and we're no chefs by any stretch of the imagination. My blackened chicken pasta seemed like something I could get in a boxed mix and my partner described her marinated chicken as rubbery and "questionable." She mentioned that her baked potato was the best part of her meal and enjoyed it. Our caesar salads were also fairly good, although they seemed like bagged greens with standard dressing with standard croutons.
Moral of the story: Suite Fire was fine. We didn't have a bad time and our server was good. We were satisfied with our meal but weren't particularly impressed by anything. We'd return if our friends wanted to meet there, but we wouldn't initiate that invitation.
All was good here except the noise level. The bar is in the dining room and, for us, it was filled with people who had drunk too much and were VERY loud. They challenged each other to "chug" shots, egged on by the bartender (!!). Other crowd members were also noisy. While there has been some efforts to reduce the sound (buffering panels on the ceiling and walls), they weren't nearly enough. I think the only solution to this problem is to partition the bar off from the dining room - completely. I can see that a hotel full of people on the road can be noisy, but NOT when it's in the dining room.
I would prefer to have the restaurant separate from the bar and motel lobby to reduce the noise level while dining.
Service was excellent. Food was above average but not excellent. The drinks were a little weak. It was a little loud for our taste but overall it was a good experience.
Food was great, service was perfect, prices were very competitive. Our only complaint was the live music was so loud it was difficult to carry on a conversation.
Great atmosphere, spirits, and dining options for everyone's pallet.
Enjoyed the barbecue bacon wrapped shrimp. Burger was ok. Definitely want to try a steak next time.
This was the first time we had visited this restaurant. We went on a Sunday morning, and found the service staff to be very friendly and accommodating. There was a choice of a hot buffet or ordering from the menu. I was very disappointed that the server brought us coffee in large heavy paper cups instead of ceramic cups. That and plastic drinking cups are two of the things I loathe about a lot of hotels, but it's usually in the guest rooms, not in the restaurant. We ordered from the menu, and the food was fine. I know it's not the fault of the servers or the management, but there was a screaming infant a couple booths down from ours who wailed almost the entire time we were eating. The couple seemed oblivious to it, finished their breakfast, and finally left the restaurant just shortly before we finished. I know this restaurant serves lunch and dinner also, so we may give it another chance at a different time of day. All in all, not a great experience when hoping for a quiet Sunday experience.
It was Mother’s Day really thought it might be a little more variety on buffet . My daughter and I ate from menu it was cold eggs and average
We made reservations for a friend's 60th birthday, and they were so accommodating. They moved us to a different table with no complaints. The chef came out to wish her a happy birthday and to ask about our food. The manager did the same. They treated us ALL to dessert. The wait staff was great and the food was excellent. We will come back when we can sit outside. Don't be concerned that this is in the Holiday Inn. It was a great experience. Decor is modern and comfortable.
Suite Fire-Holiday Inn Peoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (309) 683-3399.
Suite Fire-Holiday Inn Peoria is rated 3.8 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.