CLOSED - Windsor’s Main Street Grill & Bar - Windsor
1294 Main Street
Windsor, CO 80550
Mon – Thu 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri – Sat 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am-8:30 pm
We decided to give the Windsor’s Main Street Grill & Bar a try after seeing pictures of the amazing food on their website and Facebook page. Additionally, we couldn’t resist a place advertising “Voted the Best Restaurant in Windsor for the last 5 years in a row, Windsor’s Main Street Grill features award winning food served with hometown friendliness at budget friendly prices”. However, if we had to diagnose this bar rather than review it, it would be suffering from multiple personality disorder.
Atmosphere: When entering this place, the first thing you see is the small bar area. Oddly enough it is directly at the front of the restaurant, next to the waiting area – just feet from the front door. While sitting at the bar we enjoyed our beer and the gushes of cold air that flowed in every time the front door was opened (and it was a snowy night). Near the bar area is framed sports memorabilia as well as flat screen TV’s placed in spots few could even see. The rest of the restaurant has tables and chairs for the lunch and dinner crowd. The entire place is done with a very modern feel but decorated with vintage black and white photos, knotty pine beams and wood trim, with vivid multi-colored painted walls throughout. All and all this “grill & bar” was packed full of people – mostly older family types, with a few characters around the bar doing shots.
Service: The service was good while sitting at the bar. The bartender was friendly and informed us of the happy hour specials. There were several servers running around the table areas trying to keep up with the filling tables.
Drinks: It has a fully stocked bar with a very small selection of draft beers and not much for a wine list. The beers themselves were a bit costly for tap and happy hour pricing ($4.50 each). We wish we could say more about it, but the bar area feels like more of an after-thought than anything else.
Food: The menu seemed to cover most classic American meals but strangely has a German specials section. The overall look of the menu was cheap and unappealing. From the appetizers, to burgers, sandwiches, salads and even some pasta dishes, the prices seemed a tad bit high and descriptions seemed un-inviting. We did try the happy hour appetizer special – queso artichoke dip while sipping our beers. The portion was tiny, but it was a happy hour special. The tortilla chips were fresh made and very good, but the dip tasted more like mayonnaise and less like queso or artichoke.
Amenities: TV’s, Banquet room, catering service, kids menu, large outdoor patio with seating.
Parking: There is plenty of parking in the shopping center lot.
The Buzz: Happy hour Monday through Friday 4 pm to 6 pm, ½ price appetizers and $1 off drinks during happy hour, Rest Rocks reward program, live music on Monday nights, kids eat free on Saturday.