Reviews

Burt,

Thank you so very much (once again) for your generous support of LLRCrew!! Thank you for allowing Emily Stinebaugh to sign her National Letter of Intent @ Birch's on the Lake!! Thank you for all the special touches you added to make it a beautiful ceremony....everything looked perfect!!

Birch's was the perfect setting!!

We so greatly appreciate your's and Brennan's continued support for LLRCrew!!

We love Birch's on the Lake!!

With great appreciation,

Amy Johnson

LLRCrew

  • "Well-worth the drive. They are very prompt seating their patrons. Romantic atmosphere with the dim lights and cozy seating, but also fun for a quiet dinner with some friends . . . Food is fantastic.

    This is a gem of a place . . . and the service is great. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Will for surely go back again.

    In a single word...amazing!"
    "Well-worth the drive. They are very prompt seating their patrons. Romantic atmosphere with the dim lights and cozy seating, but also fun for a quiet dinner with some friends . . . Food is fantastic.

    This is a gem of a place . . . and the service is great. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Will for surely go back again.

    In a single word...amazing!"

    citysearch.

  • "Birch's roadside supper club on Highway 12 in Long Lake serves younger diners in baseball caps and tank tops who look like they just hopped off their Harleys, alongside older patrons in khakis and sweaters who look like they just docked their yachts. . . . Among the list of pizzas, sandwiches, walleye, and fried chicken, standouts include the pastrami-smoked salmon and the zucchini fries, which tasted like a hybrid of French fries and eggplant Parmesan and were good enough that a kid actually set down his portable video game to sample a few."
    "Birch's roadside supper club on Highway 12 in Long Lake serves younger diners in baseball caps and tank tops who look like they just hopped off their Harleys, alongside older patrons in khakis and sweaters who look like they just docked their yachts. . . . Among the list of pizzas, sandwiches, walleye, and fried chicken, standouts include the pastrami-smoked salmon and the zucchini fries, which tasted like a hybrid of French fries and eggplant Parmesan and were good enough that a kid actually set down his portable video game to sample a few."

    city pages.

  • "I loved the salmon. It was the best salmon dish I've had in a very long time.
    We would go back!

    Birch's has really struck a nice balance in their menu offerings. There are sandwiches and flatbread (pizza) choices for the kids and more adventurous entrees for the adults. The seafood was excellent.

    Always good! I like eating at the bar. Friendly staff and owner! Food always delicious! Will be back soon!

    It is a small and cozy, family run restaurant with dedicated knowledgeable staff. We will definitely return.

    The Stone Crabs were wonderful, as was the side dish of Brussel Sprouts with Nueske Bacon. Very friendly staff.
    The service was good and the food was outstanding. We had stone crab claws as an appetizer that was delicious and for dinner we each had the surf and turf special which was sea scallops and lamb chops which was the best meal I have had in a while.

    Our server and food from the moment we sat down was amazing. We'll definitely go back.
    Excellent place to eat. The salmon with soy glaze is out of this world."
    "I loved the salmon. It was the best salmon dish I've had in a very long time.
    We would go back!

    Birch's has really struck a nice balance in their menu offerings. There are sandwiches and flatbread (pizza) choices for the kids and more adventurous entrees for the adults. The seafood was excellent.

    Always good! I like eating at the bar. Friendly staff and owner! Food always delicious! Will be back soon!

    It is a small and cozy, family run restaurant with dedicated knowledgeable staff. We will definitely return.

    The Stone Crabs were wonderful, as was the side dish of Brussel Sprouts with Nueske Bacon. Very friendly staff.
    The service was good and the food was outstanding. We had stone crab claws as an appetizer that was delicious and for dinner we each had the surf and turf special which was sea scallops and lamb chops which was the best meal I have had in a while.

    Our server and food from the moment we sat down was amazing. We'll definitely go back.
    Excellent place to eat. The salmon with soy glaze is out of this world."

    open table.

  • "Great breakfast” 4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW Birch’s on the Lake is a brewhouse and supper club and is located right on the banks of Long Lake about a half mile east of the town of Long Lake. There are lots of indoor dining options here and there is also a large patio if you are interested in drinking and dining outdoors. Birch’s is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and is also open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. I ate brunch here on a Saturday morning and really enjoyed my breakfast and thought it was great. I have not been here in over 20 years and used to go there when it was called Billy’s Lighthouse and I lived out that way. It kind of looks the same except for the large beer brewery vats on one end of the restaurant. I ordered the Long Lake Wild Rice Porridge with strawberries and maple cream and really liked it (it was awesome). My server recommend this breakfast and was pleased when I told her that I liked it (as it was one of her favorites). I also ordered a side a large Texas toast with homemade strawberry jelly and liked that as well. Overall I really enjoyed my breakfast and thought the porridge was great. I did not sit on the outdoor deck since it was closed due to the cold weather but sat next to a big window and enjoyed the great view of the lake. If you are near Long Lake on a Saturday or Sunday morning I recommend that you stop here for brunch."
    "Great breakfast” 4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW Birch’s on the Lake is a brewhouse and supper club and is located right on the banks of Long Lake about a half mile east of the town of Long Lake. There are lots of indoor dining options here and there is also a large patio if you are interested in drinking and dining outdoors. Birch’s is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and is also open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. I ate brunch here on a Saturday morning and really enjoyed my breakfast and thought it was great. I have not been here in over 20 years and used to go there when it was called Billy’s Lighthouse and I lived out that way. It kind of looks the same except for the large beer brewery vats on one end of the restaurant. I ordered the Long Lake Wild Rice Porridge with strawberries and maple cream and really liked it (it was awesome). My server recommend this breakfast and was pleased when I told her that I liked it (as it was one of her favorites). I also ordered a side a large Texas toast with homemade strawberry jelly and liked that as well. Overall I really enjoyed my breakfast and thought the porridge was great. I did not sit on the outdoor deck since it was closed due to the cold weather but sat next to a big window and enjoyed the great view of the lake. If you are near Long Lake on a Saturday or Sunday morning I recommend that you stop here for brunch."
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    may 2016

  • "Fantastic fries—they are worth the hype.

    Clearly, this restaurant deserves support. I had the walleye, and I have not had better. I highly recommend it. Others at the table gave very strong ratings to the pizza of the week (pesto sauce and mushrooms - wonderful), the French fries (delicious), the mashed potatoes (very, very good), the burger (it was a burger, but it was a very good burger), and the chicken in the rough. But first get the walleye.

    It's still nice enough to be a good place for a "date night." It's a welcome alternative. ."
    "Fantastic fries—they are worth the hype.

    Clearly, this restaurant deserves support. I had the walleye, and I have not had better. I highly recommend it. Others at the table gave very strong ratings to the pizza of the week (pesto sauce and mushrooms - wonderful), the French fries (delicious), the mashed potatoes (very, very good), the burger (it was a burger, but it was a very good burger), and the chicken in the rough. But first get the walleye.

    It's still nice enough to be a good place for a "date night." It's a welcome alternative. ."

    trip adviser.

  • "Great food and great service. Had a reservation for 9 and they had the table ready in time - on a Saturday evening. We showed up early and headed downstairs to the bar and restaurant. Great bartenders who walked us through their brew offerings. Don't miss the vanilla milk stout! At $5 a glass it's a steal! Back up the stairs we went for dinner. We encountered a wonderful choice of house specialties from which the waitress suggested the fried chicken. I know that doesn't sound awesome but let me tell you it was superb! This is not KFC folks! This chicken was PERFECT. Not only was the chicken perfect but so were the short ribs, baby backs, New York steak, bucatini and mixed grill. Be sure to order the brussel sprouts! Not to miss. Overall this was a great dinner for a great price. Certainly rivals some spots in downtown. Goes to show that there's gems to be found elsewhere."
    "Great food and great service. Had a reservation for 9 and they had the table ready in time - on a Saturday evening. We showed up early and headed downstairs to the bar and restaurant. Great bartenders who walked us through their brew offerings. Don't miss the vanilla milk stout! At $5 a glass it's a steal! Back up the stairs we went for dinner. We encountered a wonderful choice of house specialties from which the waitress suggested the fried chicken. I know that doesn't sound awesome but let me tell you it was superb! This is not KFC folks! This chicken was PERFECT. Not only was the chicken perfect but so were the short ribs, baby backs, New York steak, bucatini and mixed grill. Be sure to order the brussel sprouts! Not to miss. Overall this was a great dinner for a great price. Certainly rivals some spots in downtown. Goes to show that there's gems to be found elsewhere."
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    4/3/2016

  • "Wow! Amazing food at this lovely lake-side restaurant. We enjoyed a beer from the brew pub downstairs, then enjoyed a nice dinner in the supper club upstairs. I highly recommend the walleye cakes appetizer. Truly excellent food in a beautiful location! We will be back."
    "Wow! Amazing food at this lovely lake-side restaurant. We enjoyed a beer from the brew pub downstairs, then enjoyed a nice dinner in the supper club upstairs. I highly recommend the walleye cakes appetizer. Truly excellent food in a beautiful location! We will be back."
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    10/19/2015

  • "The menu is full of comfortable, familiar food such as chops and steaks, which are dry-aged on the premises. The hallmark dish is chicken-in-the-rough . . . hearty sandwiches, big salads, and flatbreads round out the something-for-everyone offerings. Birch’s seems to be striving for . . . hominess and fluency."
    "The menu is full of comfortable, familiar food such as chops and steaks, which are dry-aged on the premises. The hallmark dish is chicken-in-the-rough . . . hearty sandwiches, big salads, and flatbreads round out the something-for-everyone offerings. Birch’s seems to be striving for . . . hominess and fluency."

    minneapolis-st. paul magazine.

  • "Made reservations for last night. At 6pm the place was packed but complimentary valet was very helpful. Staff were all very helpful and attentive. We really appreciated the feedback when asking for beer and main dish recommendations. Spot on. We will definitely go back!"
    "Made reservations for last night. At 6pm the place was packed but complimentary valet was very helpful. Staff were all very helpful and attentive. We really appreciated the feedback when asking for beer and main dish recommendations. Spot on. We will definitely go back!"
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    1/10/2016

  • "Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse and Supperclub - This was our first visit to Birch's. We received a recommendation from our Son & Daughter-in-Law. It was everything they said it would be. The service by Brad was very good. He was knowledgeable about the foods & wine list. The atmosphere is very well done & the outside view so pretty. Noise level is good. We were able to have a quiet conversation without a lot of noise. We are anxious to return again & also have dinner or lunch on the outside deck when it is open in the Spring & Summer. Nice place!"
    "Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse and Supperclub - This was our first visit to Birch's. We received a recommendation from our Son & Daughter-in-Law. It was everything they said it would be. The service by Brad was very good. He was knowledgeable about the foods & wine list. The atmosphere is very well done & the outside view so pretty. Noise level is good. We were able to have a quiet conversation without a lot of noise. We are anxious to return again & also have dinner or lunch on the outside deck when it is open in the Spring & Summer. Nice place!"

    1/13/2016