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Aug 3, 2007 10:17 AM

My Mesa Grill Dinner

So, I've heard from my share of Bobby Flay haters saying that he's an over-hyped celebrity chef, but I don't care. I went to Mesa Grill last night and had an incredible meal and I'd recommend the place to anyone. Forget the haters, here's my lowdown of the meal.

The complimentary bread was actually mad good, especially this spicy, jalepeno corn muffin type thing.

As an entree, I order the New Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin which was amazing!! It was so juicy, and succulent and flavorful, it really was a tender loin, it was the best piece of pork I ever had. Very spicy too, which I like, marinated in what I believe was a Bourbon Ancho-Chili Sauce. It came with a sweet potato tamale which was amazing. It tasted like ultra sweet corn bread, with corn kernels in it, and had crushed pecan butter. Amazing, I couldn't get enough.

For dessert, we shared this spicy chocolate ice cream sandwich with caramel and this spicy, hot fudge sauce with an orange kick. Very flavorful, the chocolate ice cream was quite rich as well. However, I wished the cookie part of the ice cream sandwich had been richer and thicker, but it was very good nonetheless. The waiter was very friendly and recommended this dessert to us.

Overall, great meal and I can't wait to go back.

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  1. the tenderloin is very good. give bar americain a shot if you like flay's style.

    1. Love Mesa Grill! Have you been there for brunch? It's so good there, esp the bread basket which has lots of coffee cakes and breakfast scones.

      1. I love Mesa Grill and have a lot of respect for what Bobby Flay produces. Forget the TV image. Recently tried Bolo and that was fantastic. Shared a bunch of appetizers and split one entree with a friend and everything was so definite and tasty. If you want to talk about TV chefs, I don't understand what the fuss is about Mario Batali. I've eaten at three of his restaurants, the food is pricey and uneven and the flavors rather pedestrian even though he goes on and on about it TV. I am never satisfied when I hit the Batali joints, Bobby Flay joints never fail to deliver in my humble opinion.

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        1. re: ny.frenchfry

          I am a bigger fan of Batali cookbooks then I am of his restaurants.. Del Posto was a joke the three times I went.

          1. re: Daniel76

            so true about del posto, i was there for an event put on by the place to get special event planners in the city to book events there. i was not impressed. a lot of hype.

        2. We have never had anything but excellent food at Mesa...We love the place...If you have not been for brunch, you must try it...Wonderful...If you liked the bread at dinner, you will LOVE the bread basket at brunch...

          1. Have not tried Mesa Grill, but have dined at Bar Amercain twice and everyone I was with both times loved everything we had. The skate in particular is outstanding.