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    Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    I just moved to Waterloo about a month and a half ago, and I'm hoping to find some good local places to eat -- specifically, I'm wondering if there's a place here similar to The Cafe in Somerset in Ames? I know there aren't going to be a lot of places like that anywhere, but I figured I'd ask around.

    Of course, if any of you have any other favorite local places, I'd love to hear about them too!



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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    What is the Cafe in Somerset like? Give me some examples of what type of food and I'll do my best



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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyh13 View Post
    I just moved to Waterloo about a month and a half ago, and I'm hoping to find some good local places to eat -- specifically, I'm wondering if there's a place here similar to The Cafe in Somerset in Ames? I know there aren't going to be a lot of places like that anywhere, but I figured I'd ask around.

    Of course, if any of you have any other favorite local places, I'd love to hear about them too!

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    Have never been to "The Cafe". Maybe I need to go there and then give you the local feedback on who might be close to it.

    Otherwise, we could sit around at my place, grill some Herky burgers, and burn deadbird flags on my bonfire!


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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    never been to cafe somerset, but some good places to eat are Reux Orleans (sp?) in CF. as well as Galleria De Paco (bosnian owned upscale restaurant in the 'loo.) Brown Bottle in North Cedar is always nice as well! Welcome to the Cedar Valley!


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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Anything on Main Street in CF is going to be a winner.



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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    CU in downtown Waterloo is about the closest equivalent in my mind. Galleria de Paco downton is very nice, very fancy (multi-course meals and everything)...expensive though. Roux Orleans is pretty nice downtown, it's, as you might imagine, a cajun inspired upscale resteraunt. In Cedar Falls, you really can't go wrong downtown, although I wasn't real impressed with Montage the one time we went there.



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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    CU in downtown Waterloo is about the closest equivalent in my mind. Galleria de Paco downton is very nice, very fancy (multi-course meals and everything)...expensive though. Roux Orleans is pretty nice downtown, it's, as you might imagine, a cajun inspired upscale resteraunt. In Cedar Falls, you really can't go wrong downtown, although I wasn't real impressed with Montage the one time we went there.
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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Montage blows.



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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    A favorite of my wife and I.
    Yea, I was just over there for a work lunch the other day. That lobster bisque is the bomb.



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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPOONER View Post
    Montage blows.
    I couldnt disagree more, the times I have eaten at Montage it has been very good. Also, my gf's parents own Sub City on the Hill, stop by there and you will eat one of the best sandwiches you have ever had!



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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Thanks for the welcome and the suggestions, everyone! I appreciate it. I'll have to try out CU sometime.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybyassociation View Post
    What is the Cafe in Somerset like? Give me some examples of what type of food and I'll do my best
    The Cafe is a nice little restaurant that has a cafe feel, but is a full restaurant, not just cafe sandwiches and coffee. Their menu is very creative, and changes fairly often (every couple of weeks or so). They like to use a lot of local meat and veggies in their dishes. For example of a couple of things I've had, one time for their Sunday brunch I got an "Italian Eggs Benedict", which was fantastic... had a variety of mediterranean veggies on it, plus great hollandaise sauce that had an extra twist to it. Another meal (this for dinner), I had was their special espresso-rubbed tri-tip steak, also great.

    Anyways, if you haven't been there, and are around Ames sometime, I highly recommend it. And for what you get, very reasonable prices.


    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
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    Yes, yes, I am familiar with yelp. But I wanted to ask around on this site from people who maybe know both the Ames and Cedar Valley area, and could give me a recommendation on what a similar place might be. But thanks anyways for the, albeit sarcastic, suggestion.
    And speaking of yelp, Broodwich, I noticed that the most recent review which appeared for "The Cafe" in Ames happens to have the same avatar as you... coincidence?



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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    I couldnt disagree more, the times I have eaten at Montage it has been very good. Also, my gf's parents own Sub City on the Hill, stop by there and you will eat one of the best sandwiches you have ever had!

    yum. grew up in cf and love going there when i go back.



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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPOONER View Post
    Montage blows.
    Montage is great. Except for the food.


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    Re: Place to eat in CF/Waterloo like Cafe Somerset in Ames?

    Agreed on Montage not being very good.

    Bourbon Street on Main in CF is out of this world. Also agree on CU, its great. Also really like the Pump Haus on Main in CF...



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