Seriously?? It's in a MALL. I mean I just can't wrap my head around the fact that a place this good can be in a MALL for chrissake!
Run, don't walk, to Westside tavern. Had dinner there with some friends last week and I can't stop thinking about it. It was absolutely amazing.
Make reservations, becuase it's packed. For good reason.
Started with some cocktails at the bar - excellent and not too sweet, can't remember what we had... one of them was a blackberry julep, which was great.
What we ordered:
Corn and cherry tomatoes with pesto - so good and so fresh - the pesto was divine
Artichokes with parm - amazing. the flavor was so fresh and delicious, it just melted in your mouth
I had the portobello sandwich, hubby ordered the BLT, and our friends had the lamb au jus and the ravioli.
Everything was mindboggeling good.
The portobello on my sandwich was juicy, tender, and full of flavor - i think a hint of balsamic marinade.
The lamb sandwich was definitely the star - it was tender, exploding with juicy meaty flavor
Ravioli was also excellent - very light
Had a bite of my hubby's BLT and while it was good, I think it was probably the weakest of the entrees.
But you have to make sure to leave room for dessert. Because it is spectacular. Like a mini food orgasm in your mouth. I"m sorry, but it's just that good.
I'm talking about the chocolate toffee cake with caramel sauce. It's sex on a plate. A little chewy, moist, kinda sticky in a wonderfully chocolaty way, on top of some sinfully good caramel sauce that complements the cake and brings out a depth to the chocolate that is undescribable. Also totally big enough to share for 4 people.
I was planning my return visit halfway though the meal. Can't wait to go back. Best part are the prices - all of our entrees were under $18, and the sides and dessert was about $6-$8