Racines (Closed Permanently)

96% love it
GayCities Members report that Racines has closed
Long-time gay fave
The gay-owned Racines serves up all you could ever want, from omelettes to margaritas, in a centrally located downtown location.
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    • deepthrtdco
      deepthrtdco Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Consistently good
      Racines has been a great place for the LGBT community since its inception. The food and service are consistently good.

      BIGGESTJOHN Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good munchies, nice space, great parking, reasonably price.
      I have never had a bad meal here. It's dependable and the staff is great.

    • leo234
      leo234 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A restaurant is suppose to be about the food!
      It is and awesome looking place! Impressed me with there private parking garage for patrons. Huge open space on the inside. Beautiful yet subtle holiday decor. But I ordered a Cosmo to drink, which tasted like straight vodka with food coloring! But it was almost as they were trying to buss me up for the horrible, tv dinner tasting, chicken fettuccine alfredo. It was bland, watery and the pasta was undercooked! And as I was having this horrible experience, my server kept hovering. I'd take a sip from my water and he'd refill to keep my cup filled to the rim, literally! Some people may love this place but as for me I won't go back!

    • AK_Cruiser
      AK_Cruiser Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Disapointing service and food
      I've been to Racine's about 5 years ago, went here with some friends while visiting because of past good experiences but this place had really went downhill. We were seated and waited on in good time, but all of our food came out wrong, the entres came before the salads and everybody got their food at a different time. Salads also came out with the wrong dressings. The portions were large but quality was not very good. The chicken on my Cobb Salad was "Costco" preformed, precooked, cold and tasteless. This place used to do much better. I can't recommend at this time.

    • Loukas
      Loukas Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Gay friendly, good eats!
      I've never had anything from their menu that didn't taste pretty good. :) While str8 folks eat here too, you'll definitely pick up a gay vibe in the place. The restaurant is fairly large, but can still have an intimate feel . . . could work for a first or second date for sure.

    • versbiztraveler
      versbiztraveler Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Brunch!
      I have only been to brunch here. Good brunch menu. Very good eggs benedict. Bloody Marys are awesome. Brunch is very popular, always a wait for a table. Waitstaff are usually very good. Very gay friendly restaurant, lots of guys you see from the bar the night before. Parking can be a problem during peak times.