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Mesa Grill for my 50th

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manmags Sep 16, 2008 08:22 AM

Planning on Mesa Grill for my 50th birthday and was wondering what you all thought of it. Love steak and Southwestern/Mexican is probably among top 5 favorite cuisines (Thai/Asian a very close second). Any suggestions (even alternatives) would be appreciated. Birthday is September 29th so I can still change the reservation.

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    manmags Sep 16, 2008 10:16 AM

    Thanks for the advice. I love all food, my husband is a meat and potatoes man. HMM ... my birthday but accommodating him? Something seems wrong with that one. But as long as I am not footing the bill, it's OK. Thanks again.

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      brownie Sep 16, 2008 12:04 PM

      Even if it's been around a long time, and even though people like to slam it, the food is consisently great. I've been going there at least once a year since about '99 and never been disappointed. Try to sit downstairs, in the main dining room, as the top balcony is not as nice--a bit crowded feeling. The front tables, in the window, are nice, too. Recently, we've been making meals of many apps, not that there's anything wrong with the mains, but this way, you get to try a bunch of different dishes. The tamale is great, shrimp, if I recall. The Yucatan chicken skewers (gotten for my limited palate husband) are quite good, although not super exciting. Even the chile relleno is a winner. I prefer the fish and shellfish dishes, but that's really only because I've made a number of the poultry and meat dishes at home, from the cookbooks. There's some sort of duck quesadilla (?) that's a hit, too.

      Have fun, you won't regret it. Just try to go easy on the bread basket so you have room for the food!

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        manmags Sep 17, 2008 10:29 AM

        Thanks brownie. Nice to know that others have "limited palate" husbands too. I'll keep the reservation and will enjoy it.

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          floretbroccoli Sep 17, 2008 10:57 AM

          I LOVE the chile rellenos at Mesa Grill. I'd be happy to go there for that dish alone.

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        umai Sep 16, 2008 10:09 AM

        Mesa Grill is a bit dated now, but the food is prepared well and delicious. The steaks there are of excellent quality.

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          steakrules85 Sep 16, 2008 10:08 AM

          Haven't been to the one here in the city but in the Bahamas it was very good. I recommend the ribeye steak and sweet potato gratin. The fries are also really good.

          Save room for dessert too- they are worth it.

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            west79chiro Sep 16, 2008 08:23 AM

            Keep the reservation. You won't regret it.

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              manmags Sep 16, 2008 08:25 AM

              Thanks for you thumbs up.

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