About Glenwood Oaks Restaurant
As you see it today, evolved from a long history that began over a half-century ago. Originally opened by William and Hilda D’Amico in 1925, it was first known as Glenwood Gardens. It was re-christened Gasper’s Spa in 1937 when Gasper Turlo purchased the restaurant. The restaurant changed hands again in 1954 with the new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ryan, who renamed it Poor Richard’s. Poor Richard’s received a distinguished reputation under the Ryans by offering a sumptuous buffet that delighted diners from near and far.
I took my mom here for her birthday and we had a great time from the vodka martini to the dinner. We started with the Sea food lovers appetizer. This had Oysters Rockefeller, large meaty Shrimp and Calamari. This was just the beginning of our great experience. I had the Onion Soup and it was out of this world. It is a 40 year old recipe and the best I have ever had. We both had steaks my mom had the Mignon and I had the Rib eye both were done to perfection. For desert we shared Pound Cake slices with Vanilla Ice cream and Strawberries.
I would definitely tell everyone to go and enjoy a dinner here. And our waitress was the best. Ask for Paulette!
It is what it is--a throwback rib house that serves up great ribs and food at affordable prices. Sure, it isn't the most chic spot to come on a Friday night, nor is it an area where singles will be mingling around the bar; however, if you're looking for awesome ribs, this is your place. In addition, they have great French onion soup and oysters Rockefeller. You really can't go wrong with this place.