Monday, June 14, 2010

Restaurant Review- Silver Spring House

Thursday night we headed North to the suburbs to celebrate Jenn's birthday. Someone else in our party had suggested The Silver Spring House which sounded great since I had never even heard of it before. A quick google search taught me it was a "chicken joint" and I prepared myself to feast on chicken that night.
The parking lot was Packed... with a capital P. I couldnt believe how many people were out eating chicken at 7pm on a Thursday....but even though there was a wait, our reservation for 6 was immediately seated (LOVE that..) The patio is ENORMOUS....the waiters walk around with headpieces in their ears to tell the hostesses when tables open up. The patio has windows that open up to let fresh air in in the summer and can be closed during the winter. There are also about 10 million fans blowing every which way to keep you comfortable while you drink a beer and eat some chicken.
Rob and I arrived first and hit up the self serve popcorn machine... total score!

The menu consists of multiple pages of chicken and about one of is a chicken joint after all...but don't you know.. TWO of the people at our table ordered a burger... ridiculous... I know.

I ordered a Roadhouse Burrito:
Spring House Chicken with cheddar cheese, onions, tomatoes wrapped in a flour tortilla, topped with lettuce, sour cream, salsa and black olives. Served with blue corn tortilla chips and garnished with black bean salad.

Yum. The chicken was very flavorful and the salsa had a nice kick. I had been craving tacos recently and this seemed like a nice compromise... and a couple of the chips were a nice way to pick up some things that may have fallen out of burrito during the eating process...
Jenn ordered the Chef Salad and said the chicken was cooked perfectly..
(sorry for these awful pictures...there was a crazy glare going on in there and I couldnt seem to get any good shots)

The burger boys weren't as happy ... with Rob's "medium" burger coming out very much well done. (thats what you get for ordering beef at a chicken joint!)

Jason got the Spring House Sandwich with bbq and said the bbq sauce had a nice little kick and the chicken was great... and look at those saratoga chips! Yum.

All in all the atmosphere at this place was great. Cold Beer, good chicken, good company and celebrating the birthday of one of my very favorite ladies :)

Happy Birthday Martin!

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StandingH20 said...

SSH is one of my favorite places. I used to go there all of the time when I didn't work downtown. The place is always packed. Not just a great place to eat but a really fun place for Happy Hour.

jenn said...

haha v cute. and yum!