I have been wanting to try the Power City Eatery for a while now. It is one of those restaurants that we drove past pretty often but had yet to step into. So, I had decided that it was finally time!
Power City Eatery is located at 444 Third Street in Niagara Falls, NY. This is a busy, hustle and hustle neighborhood but, it is also very comfortable and hip. One thing that Power City Eatery has that is hard to find in the city is a parking lot! So, the first impression is already gaining stars in my book.
Approaching the building, I felt comfortable and excited to try the food awaiting me inside but, what I found to be even better was the way that the restaurant drew me in with its curb appeal and outdoor firepit area. Unfortunately, I was unable to enjoy the firepit area due to the weather (but don’t worry, I’ll be back in the summer).
Entering Power City Eatery
In the photo above, you can see the front door, the meat counter, the ordering counter, the blackboard menus, and nearly the entire dining room. The colors are subtle but appealing. The overall theme is industrial (which I love).
The dining room wasn’t busy when we arrived but, by the time we left there had been quite a few additional customers at the surrounding tables and even more carry out orders.
Something that is extremely important to the restaurant business is cleanliness. As a second impression, the cleanliness was spot on!
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. From the moment we entered the establishment, we were greeted, informed of the “order and seat yourself” procedure and they were also quick to inform us of the specials of the day.
After we placed our orders, my mom took a seat while I wandered around the building. Behind the main dining room, there are couches and comfy chairs near a bookcase and artwork. Pictured above is some of the artwork that hangs throughout the restaurant and you can also see the bookcase in the lower left-hand portion.
A sidewall near the back of the restaurant features this piece which discusses the local power authority and much more!
Any chef, customer, and restaurant owner will tell you that the number one reason to go to any restaurant should be the food! If the food isn’t good, then it doesn’t matter how nice the staff is or what the decor theme is. So, after we entered the restaurant we glanced through the menu and placed our orders.
My mom ordered the special of the day, a Turkey Club containing turkey breast, Vermont cheddar, romaine lettuce, tomato, and spicy mayonnaise all piled between two toasted pieces of house-made Italian bread! (Pictured below)
I tasted her Turkey Club before I even tried my own food and I have to say that the spicy mayo really elevates a seemingly classic sandwich. The turkey is fresh, flavorful, and moist. The lettuce and tomato are fresh and crisp and the cheese just adds the perfect pop of flavor! Another element that really makes this sandwich unique is the perfectly baked and toasted house-made Italian bread.
My mom loved her sandwich and enjoyed her chips (though she felt they were a tad overcooked).
Now that I tried her Turkey Club, it was time for me to try my sandwich. The Power City Eatery Reuben!
I love Reuben sandwiches! My mom makes them every year around St. Patrick’s Day. The Reuben at Power City Eatery exceeds my mom’s. Why? This Reuben sandwich consists of Power City Eatery’s house-made corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and their house-made caraway rye bread!
As soon as a restaurant takes that extra step to make their own bread and/or sauces, I feel as though their food is going to far exceed their competitors. There is nothing better than homemade food, done right and that is exactly what you get from Power City Eatery! I will be back when the weather turns to try more menu items and experience their fire pit outdoor seating!
|Power City Eatery|
|444 Third Street in Niagara Falls, NY|
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