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3boysprmom | Feb 11, 201209:59 AM

I went to the PG last night with my mom. I was interested in the restaurant because it seems to get good reviews and mixed reviews on service. Last night, the service was not bad at all. It was the food that had little to be desired. I am typically easy to please, but honestly for $100 for two people, I would not return.

We began our meal with an appetizer. It was a special of fried oysters with a basil aioli and some other kind of spicy sauce. The oysters were either sitting after they had been fried or fried at the wrong temperature. They were not crisp and the aioli was way to thick. One of my oysters had a small black pearl or something in it. I thankfully did not break a tooth! I did not tell the server about it. We waited for the entree. My mom ordered the lamb chops and I ordered a special of asparagus risotto with scallops and shrimp. The lamb chops were over cooked and while they were edible, nothing to write home about. The risotto dish was a sloppy mess of green risotto with seafood sunk into it. The seafood was cooked well, but the risotto was not the best thing I ever ate. I would not order it again. For dessert, we ordered creme brulee and a chocolate souffle. They burned the cream on top of the brulee. The creme was very good, but the burnt topping left little to be desired. The chocolate souffle was dry.

Despite the meal, I had a nice time with my mom. I love a good BYO but I'm sorry to say I did not find it here. I won't be going back any time soon.

Pistachio Grille
521 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002

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