Saturday, March 10, 2012

Restaurant Review - Firehouse Grill

Last Friday some of my family decided to meet up for dinner at the Firehouse grill in Blue Ash...we live all over the place in Cincinnati so this was kind of a central spot for everyone... Upon first impression it was your regular suburban restaurant...gigantic with a giant bar in the middle and very loud. One of my aunt's asked nicely if we could be moved somewhere a little quieter and they let us take over the private room for the night so we could hear each other at the table...we very much appreciated that :)


I really wanted some fried pickles, so I asked the waitress if I could by any chance order a half order of the appetizer and let me! They looked delicious when they came out, but unfortunately the pickle was sliced so thin you couldn't even really taste it....it basically just tasted like fried breading...but I will say the ranch they gave to dip it in was delicious...so I probably wouldn't recommend these...


I ordered the crispy fish tacos and they came with a spicy chipotle cole slaw that was good and had some heat. Again, the tacos looked fantastic, but they were just really bland....they were definitely not bad and I thought the fish was cooked nicely, but it was just missing something....I ended up asking for some hot sauce just to give it a little flavor. I wish they were as good as they looked! I will say it was a great portion for 9.99.

CRISPY FISH TACOS: Cajun cornmeal crusted tilapia, shredded lettuce, fresh pico 
de gallo, cilantro lime sour cream, chipotle slaw 9.99 
Rob ordered the Back Draft burger....check out the generous amount of guacamole on this! I hate it when something says it comes with avocado and has one thin little brown piece of avocado on it...if you say it has guacamole...give me some guacamole! This had a very nice kick and both my dad and Rob really liked it.
THE BACK DRAFT: Jalapenos, hot chili sauce, melted monterey jack, house made guacamole 10.50
Here are a few pictures of other dishes around the table including the fish and chips special that was going on for Lent that came with fries and cole slaw:



And my cousin got this mashed potato pizza... this is something I would never even think to order but she let me have a bite and it was like potato skins on a pizza....with the whole bacon/sour cream thing...sooo..not exactly what I would consider my thing but if you like potato skins and you like pizza..you will most likely like this :)

So all in all this is about your standard pub fare. Some interesting menu items, but not executed fantastically.


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3 comments:

Cappy said...

Did you consider putting the slaw on the fish tacos? Have you ever heard of such a thing?

Brian said...

Hi Jen,

Could you please email me: brian.relleva@localeats.com. It's about your blog.

Thanks
Brian

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