One of Dayton’s favorite restaurants got a rather big shout-out from one of its favorite daughters as part of a respected food magazine’s favorite eateries list.
Oscar-winning actress Allison Janney, the star of CBS’ “Mom” on WHIO-TV, praises the Pine Club in a newly published story on Bon Appetit magazine’s website about America’s favorite neighborhood restaurants.
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“The ambience of The Pine Club hasn't changed a bit over the years; it’s dark and comfortable. Large red booths and a great big wraparound bar create an old-school cool vibe. When I go home to Dayton, I go directly to the Pine Club for a delicious burger and a great salad. The salad dressing has always been my favorite, and sometimes my mother ships me out with a bottle of it so I can bring a little bit of home back with me.”
Raised in Oakwood, Janney won an Academy Award early this year for her role in “I, Tonya.”
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She loves her Dayton grub. She also has given love to Flying Pizza and Ashley’s Pastry Shop’s sand tarts.
For its neighborhood restaurants article, Bon Appetit asked 80 people, among them writers, actors, athletes and chefs, to share thoughts about the spots they love the most.
A magazine spokeswoman said the article is intended to acknowledge the places that keep on keeping on year after year.
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Founded in 1947 at 1926 Brown Street, the Pine Club has certainly done that.
The Dayton classic has been praised here, there and everywhere for its 20-ounce bone-in ribeye served with onion rings.
It has made more than a few best steak restaurant lists in its time.
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Last year, The Pine Club was ranked as one of the best steakhouses in the United States in Tastingtable.com’s “United Steaks of America.”
The piece said: "Serving the best steaks in town since 1947, The Pine Club... has remained virtually unchanged in its 70 years in business, and that's why we love it."
In 2015, the Pine Club was included in an episode of the Food Network’s “Top 5 Restaurants.”
In December 2013, it made a list of “10 of the World’s Greatest Old Dining Institutions” by a writer for T Magazine, the New York Times Style Magazine, joining restaurants in Paris, London and New York City.
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