Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dining Review: Bluegrass Tavern

It's been a long time since I've done one of these!

For our 5th wedding anniversary, Kevin and I headed out to Bluegrass Tavern in Federal Hill, only a few blocks from our house. It was a lovely experience! I wish I could say I took more pictures of the food, but I only got a shot of the delicious cornbread (for only $1- this was a real steal!). The cornbread was crispy on the corners and sweet and yummy. I would definitely get it again.

Cornbread

We also ordered the smoked fried chicken, served with mashed potatoes, mustard greens, and pork demi glace ($17). The skin was very crispy with good seasoning, and I enjoyed it, although I don't think I'd regularly spend $17 on fried chicken.

We also tried the Snake River Farms Kobe sirloin ($31), with baked potato gallontine, broccoli and cheddar, and syrah reduction (can I mention that their menu was like a vocabulary test- so many things I had never ever heard of. Like "cockles", "surryano", "qallat daqqa rub", and "shaved grana". Bonus points to you if you know what these are!). Anyway, the sirloin was wonderful- so tender. I'm not a huge steak eater and I thought it was really delicious. The sides were good too.

There were other things I would have liked to try, like the house made charcuterie and farmstead cheeses, which all sounded awesome! And they have a great cocktail list, though I opted for a glass of shiraz (they were very generous with their portion).

Service was great- fast, efficient, and friendly. And the setting was nice too- they have open area seating so we got to enjoy the wonderful evening air within the comfort of the restaurant.

Overall, I would go back! It's on the upper end of what we usually spend on going out to dinner so it would probably only be an occasional place. But I recommend it!

Bluegrass Tavern on Urbanspoon

Bluegrass Tavern

Also, afterwards we went on a little walk to enjoy the evening (since we had a babysitter and all)- here are some dusky shots of Baltimore from Federal Hill:

Baltimore

From Federal Hill


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