Craig and I went to Sobelman's Pub and Grill on Friday night. Thanks to a twitter contest run by the restaurant earlier in the week, I won a free burger and wanted to redeem it. It was our first time visiting the restaurant, which I had passed by for years when I commuted to work that way.
The place was packed when we walked in and we were told we'd have an hour wait. We left the restaurant and came back 45 minutes later to find that our name had already been called.
We sat at a high table near the bar, with music blaring above us and lots of loud chatter surrounding us. It definitely wasn't our type of "scene." We wished we had been seated in the back room, which looked crowded, but atmospherically better (for two people who prefer more quiet restaurants).
Craig ordered The Sobelman burger, while I had a Veggie burger. He opted for cheese balls on the side instead of fries (basically, these were fried and breaded cheese curds). Craig liked his burger overall.
My veggie burger seemed like it was made on-site (vs. frozen and made by a veggie burger company). It was crumbly, but tasted fresh. I stole Craig's cheese ball dip for my fries, which reminded me of the Saz's dip that I love so much.
In terms of service--our waitress was attentive and friendly. Our only complaint was the lack of service we got when we first arrived and wanted to get on a waiting list. People kept streaming in behind us and we were first in line. I think we waited at least 10 minutes to get our name on the list.
Sobelman's Pub and Grill
1900 W. St Paul Avenue