OK... Just got back after all the running around. Verdict on The Yardhouse? On scale of 1-5:
Food - 3.5 Caesar salad was excellent, pizza and tea good.
Service: 4 very friendly waitress... Lots of larger parties so she and the rest of staff were kept on their toes. Knowledgeable about the food.
Atmosphere: 5 this is what I pay for since I'm not a drinker. Was on the covered open patio with views of the Roebling bridge, river, NKY, and PBS.
The real problem was that it started to rain during the meal and it didn't look like much but it was pouring when I got up to leave. Had an umbrella which kept my head dry but that was about it... Oh, and I was wearing sandals!
Tally so far...
Food: Holy Grail, Moerlein House, The Yardhouse, and The Tin Roof.
Service: Moerlein House, Holy Grail, The Yardhouse, and The Tin Roof.
Atmosphere: all the establishments have a great vibe. I guess I'm biased but having places to eat so close to the ballpark, downtown and the river is a dream come true for me. And food, service and atmosphere are the most important things to me.