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Glory: A Review

Richard | Aug 2, 2005 09:06 PM

With the volume of messages posted on this board, threads are quickly pushed down and may get lost. So, I started this new thread to review this restaurant. Several people did offer their opinions on this restuarant previously (and I thank them for their innput). You can find them if you scroll down a bit on this page.

I went to Glory this evening with my wife and one of her friends. We sat in the dining room area which had an interesting decor. We sat next to the fireplace that had an array of candles inside of it which was rather nice.

The menu was their Summer Menu so it appears it may vary seasonally. There is a fair selection of choices, beef, seafood and poultry with several appetizers and salads.

I did not care for the wine list as it was rather mundane, and did not possess anything that really struck my fancy. Most of the choices are fairly common wines and the prices were average for those bottles. We had a Rosemount "Hill of Gold" Shiraz which was good and cost about $40. I would have liked to see a better selection.

For appetizers, I had the tuna tempura. This consisted of several thick slices of raw tuna with a delicate tempura batter on the outside. I thought this was quite delicious and the tuna seemed fresh and was very tender. It came with a little spicy cucumber salad. The two ladies had figs wrapped in prosciutto with gorgonzola cheese. Everything was very fresh and tasty. Both enjoyed it and I tasted it as well and was impressed.

For my meal, I had the grilled fillet of beef that came with fingerling potatoes and a mushroom ragout. I ordered my beef "black and blue" but it did not come out that way. It was not as rare as I would have preferred. I kept it though and the beef was very tender and delicious. The potatoes were also very good. One of the ladies had the same meal, though she has several food allergies. The waitress was attentive to those allergies and checked with the chef to make sure of any needed changes to the meal. My wife had the swordfish provencal that came with saffron frites. The frites were very thin french fries with a definite saffron taste and were yummy. I could have eaten a bowl of them. She loved her swordfish, which was juicy and cooked perfectly. I tasted the swordfish and thought it was very good too.

For dessert, two of us had the blueberry financier which was a thin blueberry cake topped with vanilla ice cream and a blueberry compote. The cake was delicious, slightly warmed, and made for an excellent ending.

Service was very good and the prices were reasonable.

Overall, this was a very good experience and I would return there again. It was not a perfect evening and it would not rate as one of my favorites, but it is definitely worth the occasional visit.

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