This past Friday night, I had an opportunity to review and experience the River City Casino's finest food and beer establishment: the 1904 Beer house. This beer house was supposed to be of a 1904 old time, river boat, theme and the only thing that established that idea was huge chandeliers and some pictures of some old steam and paddle boats. The restaurant has dark and stained wood on the bar, huge marble slabs for the table tops, and hard wooden floors and chairs. The male servers and wait staff wore dark overalls with white shirts and the ladies wore a red, white and blue colored dress, like the St. Paulie girl on the beer bottle. The bartenders, had just basic black shirts and pants on.
The menu isn't that large and can be quickly looked over as there isn't anything that seems to stand out as it was trying to be traditional American, I would assume, but some things were of different nationalities. My group of 4 foodies, including myself, decided to order all appetizers and some other things to see how everything tasted.
These slider-looking burgers were actually Kobe beef burgers. The burgers were quite large as the Kobe was in more of a meatball shape. They were deliciously cooked and probably just seasoned with salt and pepper. They were juicy and worked well as a burger as my father had said :"That was the best tasting burger I have ever had." I thought they were good as well and get a 4 out of 5 from me.
My father ordered the sausage and cheese board and this is it. Several kinds of cheese, sausages and olive along with a mustard and ketchup sauce is what this entails. Everything was good but none of it was over the top or super delicious, as it was a general meat and cheese tray. It was good though with creamy light cheeses and a good selection of Italian meats like pepperoni and prosciutto. I would give this a 3 out of 5.
Overall the night was a lot of fun and the food was good, especially when paired up with a good selection of their beers and drinks. All the food was reasonably priced and since it was located just outside of the gaming area, children could technically come into the restaurant as well. It is definitely a good place to go for a meal, a snack or a drink.