Chives Suamico, WI
Green Bay Restaurants and Bars
1749 Riverside Dr
Suamico, Wisconsin 54173
5 out of 5
based on 1 ratings and 1 reviews
Map of Chives
- Tue - Thurs: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed - Monday & Sunday
- Howard Suamico
- Cross Streets
- Riverside Dr and Deerfield Ave
- Handicap Access
- Handicap Access
- Price Range
- Lunch $$/Dinner $$$$
- Payment Methods
- Cash, Visa, Mastercard
- Meals Served
- Full Bar and Extensive Wine List
- Outdoor Seating
- Outdoor Seating
- Catering, Saturday cooking classes
Restaurant Review of Chive's in Suamico, WI
By Patricia Summerfield
November 4, 2012
Chives restaurant is located in an old historic building that dates back from 1749, located in the Vickery Village area of Suamico. At the front of the restaurant, is a wide porch with awnings hanging over the windows and Adirondack chairs with small patio tables for dining in warmer seasons. As you walk in, there is a small bar and a chalk board with hand written specials of the day. The décor of the restaurant keeps to the theme of the building's age with hanging dried flowers, ceiling fans, and an antique non-working pot belly stove. There is also a large wine cooler with stacks of wine bottles displayed on various wine racks. The wooden floors looked original with the original tin work partially displayed on the walls. Besides the main dining room there is a separate dining area in the back. The décor is rustic and the lighting in the evening is very dim.
As soon as I entered I was greeted, I told the server that I had a reservation and I was then taken to a table and was handed a wine list and the dinner menu. Soon after my server came and introduced herself, she was very friendly. She brought me a glass of ice water and took my beverage order. After my beverage was brought to me, she recommended the Mahi Mahi informing me that it is delicious. Chives menu offers small, medium and large plates and the dinners are ala carte. I love seafood so I decided on the Creole Mahi Mahi which is a large plate for $34.00. After taking my dinner order I was served slices of fresh bread placed on a linen cloth on top a plate. Their bread is made in house; it was white with whole pumpkin seeds mixed in and was accompanied with whipped butter and added fresh garlic and parsley. The bread was not a dense bread, it had a nice fresh flavor and I liked the added pumpkin seeds. With their creamy garlic butter spread, the bread tasted delicious. Soon after my dinner was served, my entree was served on a large white plate. The portions were very ample; my plate consisted of mashed potatoes, and a large mixture of fresh vegetables consisting of broccoli, carrots and green beans which was placed next to the Mahi Mahi. My food was served warm and looked inviting, I inquired if the Mahi was freshly flown in and was informed that it had been on that day. The fish was extremely moist and delicate, the seasoning was not spicy, and the flavor was mildly sweet with a succulent flavor. The mash potatoes were made with white cheddar cheese, the potatoes were creamy in texture and they tasted delicious. My vegetables were made a la dente with a light citrus flavor; they were rich in color and tasted wonderful. Chives also serves lunches and I would recommend for dinner, especially on the weekends, that you make reservations ahead of time.
Restaurant Review of Chives Green Bay, WI
By Patricia Summerfield
August 18th, 2008
Chives restaurant is located in an old historic building located in the Vickery Village in Suamico that dates back to 1749. At the front of the restaurant is a wide porch with awnings hanging over the windows and Adirondack chairs with small patio tables situated along the width of the building. As you walk in there is a small bar and a chalk board with hand written specials of the day. The décor of the restaurant keeps to the theme of the building's age with hanging dried flowers, ceiling fans, an old pot belly stove, and a large wine cooler with stacks of wine bottles displayed on various wine racks. The wooden floors looked original and all the tables had linen clothes with glass candles on top.
It was an early evening on a Tuesday and there were only two ladies dining. The waitress asked if I had reservations, when I replied that I didn't she proceeded to sit me at a table. I was waiting for the big rush at any moment or I thought I would see tables with reserved signs on them but neither appeared during the evening. I brought in a $5.00 coupon and a photo copy of a list of their summer specials that were advertised on their website and not to expire for another five days. She, at first, seemed to be unaware of the specials and when I handed her the list she told me in a very superior attitude that no we don't have this or this or this, we only have the Cobb salad and the cod, which are both on their regular menu. I ordered off their menu from their large plates section the Classic Steak Fritte for $21.95 and a glass of cabernet. For drinking water they serve Italian natural spring water - Aqua Pana and she also brought out a small loaf of homemade French bread with whipped butter and chives. The bread was fine, but the butter was difficult to spread since it had just been taken out of the cooler.
The Steak Fritte is a DelMonico Ribeye steak served with a garlic butter herb sauce on top with chive fries and an organic mixed greens salad to which I chose the herb vinaigrette dressing. The entrée was served on a narrow rectangular platter. The steak was served on top of the fries and the salad sat next to the steak. I felt that the platter was too small for the portions of the food and it was difficult to maneuver everything. The chive fries were cut like shoestring potatoes and were well seasoned and tasty, the steak was large and very tender but nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed the dressing on the salad most for it was very light and refreshing. The service was a huge disappointment and was very minimal. I was not asked if I would like another wine, and she did not poor more water for me. Her attitude and tone of voice was uppity and a little condescending. As I was leaving the bartender was very friendly and said goodnight and asked if my food was good. If only the waitress had the same customer service and attitude as the bartender then I would have had a better dining experience.
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