Food & Drink Critique
|Posted by Dustin Morrell on March 26, 2015 at 3:45 PM|
Looking for impeccable five star quality Service and Staff or maybe a nice glass of wine or signature cocktail in the Downtown Grand Rapids area then Judson's Steakhouse at The B.O.B (Big Old Building) located at 20 Monroe Ave, NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 is the right place to dine, drink and relax at, the atmosphere is both peaceful and quaint. I ordered a glass of Black Stallion Wineries (Napa) then I began my meal with a Classic French Onion, which by all means was superb, my recommendation for the soup's gruyere garnish is that it is broiled longer to keep a consistent color, and melt. We also tasted The Crab Cakes , for $13 you get a very nice crab selection, the pickled pepper and onion slaw was personally my favorite, the charred chili ramoulude needed some more work though, it needed a touch more spice and a hint more lemon juice. I would recommend using some fennel, lemon grass in the ramoulude. For my meal I ordered the signature stuffed filet, which is bacon wrapped, stuffed Boursin cheese, with a demi glace. I would highly recommend for the executive chef to alter the filet, drop the bacon, use a Boursin and dill stuffing, and the demi glace would finish off the steak to perfection.
The ambience, of the restaurant was very quite, although it was dark (could use more light) - the hostess sat us first by the kitchen, which was a very disappointing so I asked to relocate to a much quieter seat in the dining room. What I could see of the kitchen it was clean, and everyone was working together. The service we received was phenomenal, the gentleman that helped us was very attentive, informative and a wonderful professional.
If your looking for a good meal and a great atmosphere I would highly recommend the restaurant.