Among the new chain restaurants that seem to pop up daily along the Brown Street corridor, lives one of Dayton’s greatest treasures, The Pine Club. Somehow, and against all odds, the steakhouse staple continues to buck the trend of local restaurants losing out to chains. Certainly, no easy task in an area overwhelmed by Paneras, Chipotles and whatever new ‘make-it-your-way’ eatery opens. At the Pine Club, success comes down to loyalty, customer service and a great place to eat!
Don’t take my word for it, instead, listen to the voices of ‘foodies’ around the country, and the world. It was no surprise to Daytonians when they read in USA Today that the Pine Club was ‘one of the best steakhouses in the United States.’ People that live here are well aware, so much so that the online orders are fast becoming a mainstay of locals.
And of course, people shared the news when Gourmet, Fortune and Saveur Magazines all recognized The Pine Club as one of the ‘Nation’s Great Steakhouses.’ For many, knowing about the quality of Pine Club products sends them to a local grocery for the world renowned stewed tomatoes, delicious steakhouse sauce, and a personal favorite, Thousand Island dressing.
Dayton felt deep pride when the Pine Club was named by the New York Times as one of the ‘Top 10 Greatest Traditional Dining Institutions in the World!‘ That’s correct, World! With news like that, a crowded bar and packed weekends is inevitable, and an expectation!
What shocked Dayton; what threw people for a loop; what solidified their thought and feelings was when the Food Network came out with the Pine Club being chosen one of the ‘TOP 2 STEAKHOUSES IN AMERICA!‘ What the ?? I mean, there are hundreds of places to have a steak in the U.S., and one of the top 2 is right here?? In Dayton?
You betcha! You cannot last 70 years without learning the lessons of how to be good, be better, be the best! There is a reason they refer to it as “A Landmark in Dayton!”
Somehow, it excites Daytonians when they open the door at 1926 Brown Street, see the packed house, and they hear those satisfying words, ‘It’s going to be 45 minutes to an hour….have a seat at the bar!’ And we continue to reply, “Yes!! Yes I will. I will because I love my local gem! I love the tradition of it! I love my PC!’
Do yourself a favor…remind yourself why eating out still matters. Why local restaurants need the respect the rightfully deserve. Support the very people putting effort back into our community! Grab an oversized steak knife, pour on the Red and Blue dressing & rediscover what the rest of the world is just recognizing….we have the best of the best here in Dayton!
For more info, check out the Pine Club’s website at www.thepineclub.com. You can place orders, read their history and leave comments there! Visit them at 1926 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409-2411.