Thursday, December 17, 2009

Restaurant Review- Brio

A group of mine from work went to Brio for lunch yesterday. We picked it because it seemed like a cozy place full of comfort food to have a holiday lunch.

We started off with the bread basket. It came out warm enough so the butter melted right over it (yum)- also the crispy little breadsticks were covered with rosemary and other delicious flavors... a good start to the meal!

First we got a sampling of bruschettas. I think mine was the PLT (Pancetta, lettuce and Tomato) It tasted like a piece of bread with a little caesar salad on was good because I like Caesar salad and bread...but it is what it is :)

Next came the soup/salads:
Caesar Salad

Definitely should have ordered this guy with the dressing (and parmesan cheese for that matter) on the SIDE...this thing was drenched in it...also a little ridiculous to charge $3.95 for this bowl of lettuce....

Nancy got the Lobster Bisque and claimed it was Also it's fair to mention that the restaurant was freeeezing so even though I have little to no interest in lobster bisque...the warm steam coming off of it made me pretty jealous...


Mushroom Ravioli Al Forno
Baked in our creamy Alfredo sauce, topped with toasted Parmesan bread crumbs and tomatoes

Tracy really enjoyed this dish. (Although she still claims that Olive Garden's is better)

Braised Beef Fettuccine
With cremini mushrooms, garlic, fire-roasted tomatoes and red wine veal sauce with a touch of cream
I had this. It good and the beef was tender, but it was very very salty. I probably wouldn't order this particular dish again.

Grilled Salmon over Angel Hair-
Nancy was on a roll this day and truly loved this dish. The salmon was cooked
perfectly and the pasta was seasoned perfectly.

Tuscan Grilled Pork Chop
Center-cut, marinated in-house and seared on the grill, with mashed potatoes

Kathie really enjoyed this pork chop.

For dessert our waitress brought out one of those trays full of all the fake desserts so you can pick one (so cheesy but also so helpful!) desserts are actual sizes that they come in- aka- not so big that 20 people need to split them. love that!

I opted out of dessert for a cappuccino, but split a baby caramel creme brulee with was super tasty...but a couple of small bites were more than enough for me.

Delicious Warm Cappuccino

All in all Brio is a pretty good place in Newport to go before a movie.

Brio Tuscan Grille on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I really enjoyed the lobster bisque and the salmon, but I wish Brio would turn the heat on! It was very cold in our private little room.