Mesa Grill

September of this year, I paid a visit to celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s signature Southwestern restaurant Mesa Grill. When you first walk into the dimly lit restaurant, you are greeted by a host that happily takes your name to check your reservations. I am already excited to eat. Bobby Flay is well-known for his take on Southwestern food and I love Bobby Flay! Ten minutes later, our name is called and my lady friend and I are seated by the window. Our drink order is taken. As I glaze over the menu I explain to my lady friend , that I do not know why I am looking at the menu; I have it memorized already! My lady friend and I start off the meal with appetizers. She ordered the Shrimp and Garlic Roasted Tamale and I ordered the “ Rough Cut “ Raw Tuna Nachos. She loved the Tamale, however, I was very disappointed with the nachos. The mango hot sauce threw off the balance of the Tuna and it lacked the acid most Fish dishes need. Another thing Bobby Flay is known for is barbeque. Keeping this in mind, I ordered the Spice Rubbed New York Strip Steak with Homemade Mesa Steak Sauce, Southwestern Fries and Fresh Shucked Corn on The Cob in a Butter Chipotle Sauce. The sides seemed too pedestrian to me, considering I was in a fine dining restaurant, but I guess not every place has Lobster Tail and Black Truffle Mashed Red Potatoes. My lady friend ordered the Ancho Chile-Honey Glazed Salmon with a Spicy Black Bean Sauce, Tomatillo Salsa with Roasted Jalapeno Crema. The Salmon was both sweet and savory. The Tomatillo Salsa and Jalapeño Crèma was a nice complement for the Fish. The steak was perfect; it was a nice Southwestern kick that did not have me reaching quickly for water to extinguish the fire in my mouth. The Southwestern Fries were a little dry for my taste and had me wishing I ordered the Sautéed Spinach instead. The corn was a perfect balance of Sweet and Spicy. After a great meal, great drinks and a few laughs, it was time to order desert. I have never tasted anything made by Mesa Grill’s Pastry Chef Vikki Wells before tonight. She now has a new follower! Being a fan of anything apple, I decided to go with the Warm Caramel Apple Empanada and my lady friend ordered the Dulce de Leche Crepes with Smoked Vanilla Pecan Ice Cream. To my dismay, I was informed that they ran out of the Apple Empanada. The Cream Cheese and Strawberry Parfait was suggested instead. After a little convincing from our server, I decided to give it a try. The dessert arrived in a tall skinny glass. Inside was cream cheese that tasted like Vanilla Ice Cream, freshly sliced Strawberries, broken Gram Crackers, and Chocolate Sauce. This was honestly the best desert I have ever had anywhere. I explained to my lady friend that this dessert should be made into a statue and put on display around the world so that everyone can enjoy it as much as I have. The bill arrives and with tip it came out to $245. Mesa Grill scores a 3 out of 4. I highly suggest anyone who is into Southwestern food to visit Mesa Grill.


A few Facts about Mesa Grill:

Website : www.mesagrill.com
Chef : www.bobbyflay.com

Mesa grill accepts most credit cards and cash.
You can also view the menu on mesa grill’s website.

Notable Dishes : Shrimp and roasted garlic tamale , Spice Rubbed New York strip steak

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