We were going to be passing through Lebanon on our way back from northwestern Indiana, and wanted to find somewhere to stop for dinner that was a little nicer than Denny’s, where we could have some good steak or pasta and relax for a little while. I saw the 1830 Chophouse mentioned online and looked at the menu. It seemed that they had some reasonable dishes, although the price looked to be a little higher than were I would normally stop. However, it seemed like a one-of-a-kind place that we should give a try.
We pulled up on Main Street, right across from the Boone County Courthouse and found quite a few open parking spaces right in front of the restaurant. The parking was free, which I was pleased about. On our way into the restaurant, we noticed that they had what looked like very pleasant outdoor seating.
The hostess asked us whether we wanted to eat inside or on the patio. Since the evening was drawing on and the temperature outside was marvelous, we asked to be seated outside.
Our server gave us a quick hello, but was very busy and it took quite a while for her to return. She apologized for the delay.