Monday, January 29, 2007

Dining critic candidate No. 49

Do you want to have your cake and eat it too? Did I say Cake? How about Steak? Do you want to eat your steak and savor it too? I’ll get to the cake a bit later!! So you are thinking a specialty steak house for a great steak, right? Wrong!!!!!!! Let me tell you about the filet I had this past week-------done to perfection, topped with a creamy, pepper Boursin cheese, served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh grilled asparagus! No place other than Macaroni Grill!!!! Surprised? There are more surprises!! Jenna, for one! A great waitress who has aced the knack of writing her name upside down with a double crayon so we could all read it------it was almost a work of art! Must be a job requirement to have that ability! Getting back to the steak, it was fork tender and done just as we ordered it---- we are “well-doners”-----no pink!!!! And that’s the way we got it, but still juicy and melt- in- your- mouth tender! The potatoes were topped with a sprig of rosemary that looked like a little Christmas tree! The dinner FELT like a Christmas gift, it was SOOOOOOOO delicious!!!!! We asked Jenna to have the plates warmed------who wants hot food on a cold plate, especially in this Colorado winter weather? Every request we had was taken and fulfilled to the max! We are frequent flyers at the MG and this menu item is our very favorite. It is one of those places where you can take the kids as they get to do their own art work on the paper tablecloths and have their own menu that is kid friendly. I particularly like the fact that it is not a noisy place----you can ENJOY the conversation around the table.

Now back to the cake!! We celebrated a birthday for a family member, so if it is your birthday, you get treated to a generous piece of Smothered Chocolate Cake with a lighted candle; the piece is large enough to share with the others at the table! And the best part is that you are not given a rip roaring rendition of Happy Birthday that sends shock waves to the next table and jolts them out of their seats! No, you are sweetly serenaded by a lovely hostess with a beautiful soprano voice who sings Happy Birthday in Italian!!!!!

You owe it to yourself to enjoy this dining delight at Macaroni Grill; if you are fortunate to have Jenna for your waitress, that’s icing on the proverbial cake! But we observed that all the staff is eager to make your dining experience all that you hope it will be!!!!!!!!! Bon appetit!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!! This critic uses lots of exclamation marks!!!! Mabye too many!!!!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Macaroni Grill too, but come on. Why would you review a place you eat at ALL the time? And forgive me for this but....I wouldn't trust a critic that eats his steak well done!!!!!!!!!!!

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! This review is, like -------------- INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A chain restaurant is a dumb place to review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the last post, who cares about chain restaurants. As an avid Gazette reader and food lover I want to see the Gazette supporting locally owned and operated businesses and restaurants. I've never been to a Macaroni Grill and I never plan on going. Let's see a little more creativity please.

12:34 PM  

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