For 28 years, Cafe Barron’s has served the Longview community with an eclectic menu ranging from comfort food (hot and crispy chicken with mashed potatoes), to the luxurious (bacon jam–glazed ribeye with mozzarella-roasted asparagus). Though we were slightly saddened to find that their lovely brie plate was no longer on the appetizer menu, the cheese board sufficed and complemented the Frank Family Napa Cab recommended by our knowledgeable server. The Shiner Bock bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin did not disappoint. We subbed the mashed potatoes for grits, because why not? Our friend enjoyed his salmon, marinated and grilled in a tequila–blood orange glaze and accompanied by tender broccolini and spinach risotto. Not wanting the evening to end, we tarried over dessert, a berry-topped crème brûlée, paired with another well-recommended libation, the light and bubbly Savino prosecco. Pro tip: One of our favorite things about dining here is strolling around the adjacent Barrons “department store,” which opened in 1975 and offers an eclectic array of home goods, bath and body products, plus a women’s boutique.
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A Longview staple for nearly thirty years continues to delight with its upscale comfort classics.