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DINING DOWNTOWN: Beyond Restaurant & Lounge

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This place is quickly becoming a new favorite. Jonathan and I have been here five months and counting, and we’re still making the rounds to the all the local dining spots… yes folks, life is tough as an innkeeper.

One of the owners, Psy, met us at the door and gave us the choice between indoor or outdoor seating. He showed us to a delightful table for two under the sheltered deck, where our view was perfectly set with a hanging basket of purple petunias and overlooked the little stream behind Harrisonburg’s main street. Malia was our fantastic server, and she even talked us into dessert (she was quite forgiven).

MENU: Starters, salads, sushi, and more standard Asian-influenced items. Pad thai and curries, too.
PRICE: Right on. $6 and up, with main entrees around $12.
AMBIANCE: Chill. There’s definitely a lounge feel going on, but it’s got a nice, non-presumptuous vibe. Decor is slick and understated. The upstairs can hold about 100 people and is available for private events.
SERVICE: Excellent. Five stars to Malia! Psy even popped by again and asked us how everything was.
LOCATION: Unfortunately the street sort of feels like a back entrance, but it’s in an up-coming part of town. Next door is Finnigan’s Cove, and on the other side the about-to-open Cuban Burger.
PARKING: On the upside location-wise, there’s a free double-decker parking garage located just across the street.

GO HERE FOR… Top-notch food in a relaxed upscale setting. You’ll enjoy sampling a great menu (we suggest getting smaller dishes to share around), a laid-back vibe, and friendly staff who aim to please. It’s worth checking their website for specials and events before you go – for example, live jazz nights, or, on Tuesdays, get a three-course dinner for two for $29. Sign us up!

WHAT WE ORDERED: Pineapple cream cheese wontons, orange-glazed salmon with rice and steamed veggies, mandarin oriental salad, and the flourless chocolate cake with coconut ice cream.

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