I finally made it to Flagstones, the former Jumer's restaurant on Western Ave. in Peoria.
I met a couple of friends for lunch here. Perusing the menu, I noticed they have various country flags, such as France and Germany, next to sections of the menu to signify the items' influence. So, if you were wondering, they do still have some German dishes on the menu.
Our meal started with a basket of bread, however the famous Jumer's cinnamon rolls were missing from the basket. I don't think they offer them complimentary for lunch. However, there was some banana bread in the basket, which was very tasty.
Being lunch, I chose something a little lighter, a garden salad with balsamic dressing and a cup of French onion soup. The balsamic dressing was very good, and the soup really hit the spot as well.
The service was pleasant, although maybe a little slow for a lunch hour.
Flagstones continues on the tradition of the early diner's specials, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m., plus they offer a Sunday brunch. They also now have wireless access.
Next, I want to check out the Stein Lounge, the former Black Bear Lounge. I have heard that the bear is gone, but haven't checked it out for myself.
December, 2007 — Flagstones has closed, and the space is now used for banquets. The Stein Lounge, located in the hotel as well, is serving food.