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madtheswine Aug 29, 2007 05:23 AM

I was looking through and couldn't find a thread about Grass Restaurant. I wanted to know if anybody had tried their Grade 5 Kobe Beef Loin. The price is $81 according to their website and before I plunk down that kind of cash, I'd like to know if it's as good as it sounds.

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    jessicam29 Aug 29, 2007 12:53 PM

    I recently went to Grass the first week of August. On a scale of 1-10, i would give it a 6.5 or 7. I went on a Thursday, so it was pretty empty when we got there. We were seated at around 8:30, but the waiter did not appear until about fifteen minutes later. As we were looking through the menu, we realized that Miami Spice was going on, so we asked for a menu, only to be told that it ended at 9 pm and we had clearly been seated before then. However, we did not complain so that was our fault.

    I started with an appetizer of jumbo shrimp on noodles with a pomegranate sauce. The shrimp were some of the largest I had seen and the noodles were very tasty. The appetizer was very good.

    For my entree, I ordered the Mahi with a mushroom sauce with a side of "asian slaw" which consisted of shredded cabbages without any dressing or sauce, and very thin, greasy tasteless french fries. The piece of mahi was pretty small and grilled plain. It tasted good, but the sauce I chose, a mushroom sauce, was pretty much a dry paste of mushrooms. Not impressed, but I will give it the benefit of the doubt because my dinner mates were impressed with their meals.

    Also, you can't beat the ambience for a "Miami" experience. It is totally open air except for a huge tiki hut in the middle with tables and couches. The surrounding tables are swathed with breezy white curtains. The decor is very tropical chic. I would probably take an out of towner there.

    1. mlpundsack Aug 29, 2007 09:44 AM

      WOW! I read some really angry reviews about the mediocre food and not so great food. Check out the reviews I found on this website...

      http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserRe...

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        chocolada Aug 29, 2007 10:55 AM

        I nibbled from a companion's plate. Truth be told, it didn't wow me. Companion said it tasted like salami. I would definitely order the scallops or amber jack at Grass and steer clear of this dish.

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          Frodnesor Aug 29, 2007 10:58 AM

          I have not been but make sure you're looking at current reviews. There was a place there a couple years ago that was more lounge than restaurant, that closed, they've reopened and supposedly are taking the food more seriously.

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            Sobe Aug 29, 2007 11:28 AM

            I have not been either but did read a recent review

            http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2007-07-...

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