Date of Review
April 17, 2004
Our Total Bill:
Casual to dressy
street and lot in back
2 foot grinder
|Renee's Side||Steve's Side|
We decided at the last minute to do a restaurant this week, so we did not make reservations and walked in at about 7:30 on a Saturday night. The restaurant was absolutely packed, but if we wanted to sit on the patio we could sit right away. It was a beautiful night a little chilly but nothing we could not handle, so we did. Let me back up a bit and say that for those who have not heard the hype about this restaurant they are in the old Tulips space on Selby which is a great space and they have a great patio. I think because the waitress we had on the patio was also doing tables in the restaurant the service was a little slow, but on one of the first beautiful nights this spring, we really did not care. It was nice to just to sit and enjoy the weather.
The crab cakes were unique and I think in a good way they had mozzarella and red peppers mixed in which added some interest. The salad was pretty good, but not at all worth the 9.50 plus the split charge. This was a bit annoying, but I am sure Steve will outline our annoyance with it since he was much more annoyed than me.
The taste of the entree was amazing, but in the end it only had three shrimp that were overdone on the side. The amazing part was the fettuccine with the lobster sauce. It was very good, but was it worth $22, not quite. But easily a plate cleaner. The dessert was adequate, of course I had no problem finishing it, but not worth $6.
Overall, I think that was the reason I rated La Grolla so low was it was adequate to good food, but a little pricey for what you actually got. They really are not on par food wise with the best restaurants that can charge those prices. They are close so maybe in few months give them a try.
A few random thoughts about La Grolla:
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