The Brass Rail: "Downhome Basque Cooking?" Alturas Restaurant Tip by Basaic

Alturas Restaurants: 1 reviews and 1 photos

  The Brass Rail
by Basaic

From the outside the Brass Rail has a bit of a Basque flavor to it. You then go inside and there is lots of wood, brick and red leather. Lighting is fairly dark. The waitress brought me a menu and said they served "family style" and she would bring my bread and butter, coffee, and soup. The only thing you order is your entree. The rest of the meal is standard to include ice cream for desert and an individual sized bottle of wine. The soup was served in a large metal tureen and had over four bowls worth in it (all of which I ate because it was so good). My entree was also excellent.

Forget anywhere else in this part of California, This is the place to go!

Favorite Dish: Everything they served from the bread to the entree, the soup, the wine even the ice cream was great.

Address: 395 Lake View Drive, Alturas, CA 96101
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: (530) 233-2906
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 9, 2009
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