Guttenberg resident Angela Reed has spent nearly a lifetime working in the food industry, and she’s excited to open a new restaurant above the Dam Bar in Guttenberg next month. Reed describes the atmosphere of Reed’s Steakhouse and Grill as upscale, yet family oriented. Her goals are excellence in food and service, consistency, and an emphasis on homemade foods.
Since she was a teenager, Reed has worked as server, bartender, and cook, often in addition to a full-time job, and even while raising two children with her husband, Aaron, and earning her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Dubuque. “I now have a huge support system at home with my family and extended family and am insanely excited to become a part of the business community here in Guttenberg,” Reed said. Her daughter, son, and husband will all be helping out with the new venture.
Reed views community engagement as a key part of her business. “We are utilizing as many local businesses as possible to start up and maintain operation. We need each other and honestly believe it takes a village,” she explained. Full-time and part-time employees will receive paid time off annually to volunteer within their home communities. “We cannot function without our community and it's our way of giving back,” Reed said.
On the dinner menu are six different steaks; shrimp, scallops, orange roughy and more. "We have traditional homemade Alfredo, spaghetti, and homemade mac and cheese. We will also offer fried chicken, grilled chicken, ham steak, barbecue ribs, and so much more,” Reed listed. Pies, cheesecake, and cookies are just a few of the dessert options.
“There is a lot of thought that has gone into our menu selection and while offering a large variety, we believe that consistency is a major part of bringing people back to us time and time again,” said Reed. Her new venture will include a full bar with rail drinks, domestic beer, selected wines, martinis, Manhattans, old-fashioneds, and ice cream drinks.
The new restaurant will open April 10 with hours from Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and will serve Sunday brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The breakfast menu offers traditional steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and French toast, as well as breakfast burritos. There will be daily lunch specials in addition to sandwiches, wraps, salads, homemade soups and a salad bar.
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