May 7, 2010

Fireside Grille, Sugar Grove IL - May 1

Rating - 6.8

The parking lot of this place is always PACKED and after trying to have dinner at Capri (its CLOSED) we drove back and stopped in for a drink on Saturday night. It was crowded, but there a few seats at the end of the bar.

The bartender was fantastic!!! She was quick with drinks and made good suggestions about the food. We had the Steak Bites as an app and there were FANTASTIC - tasty, cooked perfectly and just the right amount. After that we decided to stay for dinner and eat at the bar....

Hot Mamma had the Seafood Pasta House salad and thought it was just ok, nothing special....I had the full rack of ribs and was VERY DISAPPOINTED. The ribs just were not that good, too many small ones, and as soon I would have a bite I would have to remove some little bone pieces, not nearly enough meat (Mamma thought so too) also there was Way too much sauce for me (they were over smothered). Entrees are on the higher end of the price spectrum......

Hot Mamma did sample the Chocolate Martini...and it did the trick!!

They had two older style tvs behind the bar for the Hawks playoff game (and one did not work). The bar is nice but not great. Same for the restaurant, it is a family type joint that has not been updated in about 20 years.

Fast and friendly service, good spot for a beer and some chow!

2 gls cycles PN 13.50
3 Lite Beer Tap 9.00
1 Stk Bite App 9.99
1 Seafood Pasta, house salad 17.99
1 BBQ Full Rack, house salad 21.99
1 Choc Martini 8.00

Total - $86.91