Mesa Grill

By grace.g.yang ยท March 7, 2009
Under: Brunch,Flatiron

The end of February/March have been really busy; I’ve been looking for an apartment for quite some time and have been neglecting gracenotesnyc (so sorry!) I still haven’t found my perfect apartment, but I’ve taken some time this afternoon to write up an entry on Mesa Grill. I’ve been meaning to check out Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay’s Southwestern style restaurant and I finally had a good reason to go – my mom was in town and we wanted to go out for brunch by our apartment. We actually decided to go to Mesa Grill because the night before, we watched a chefography about Bobby Flay and we wanted to see if Bobby’s restaurant was as amazing as it sounded on television.

When we first arrived, a waiter came over and dropped off a bread basket that was filled with Southwestern style biscuits, scones, and cornbread:


The scones also came with a side of jalapeno jelly that was sweet and slightly spicy. Our favorite from the bread basket was the scone because of its crumbly texture and spiciness. I think we went through three baskets before we actually got our food!

We also took some pictures of our family:


We eventually ordered our brunch entrees – one of my coworkers recommended the spicy chicken and sweet potato hash:


The dish is a different take on eggs benedict; it comes with poached eggs and green chile hollandaise. It was actually my favorite dish we ordered; the sweet potato hash added a nice sweetness to the spicy chicken and the green chile hollandaise. It was a bit heavy (all of the dishes were) but it was my favorite out of all of the dishes we ordered.

My mom ordered the grilled mahi mahi with roasted pineapple-cascabel chile sauce and caramelized pineapple-green onion salsa:


The fish was cooked well and surprisingly, I liked the combination of pineapple with the mahi mahi (I’m usually not a fan of combining fruit and savory things). My mom also enjoyed the dish, which was the most important thing because she’s usually pretty picky about the way fish is cooked.

David ordered the spicy scrambled eggs with green onion, jalapeno, goat cheese, apricot mustard glazed ham steak, and buttermilk biscuits:


The dish was heavy and very salty, especially the ham, but David liked his dish more than any of the other dishes we ordered.

We also ordered another dish, the ranch style eggs tostada with crispy flour tortilla, ancho chile tomato sauce, white cheddar cheese, and sour cream:


This was my least favorite dish; the flour tortilla was like a big greasy (yet stale) tortilla chip and the sauces just did not taste good. In the future, if I return to Mesa Grill, I think I’d go with one other person and order the spicy chicken and sweet potato hash to share – the food is on the heavy side so sharing is probably a good idea. The food wasn’t disappointing, but I thought the flavors would taste fresher.

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Reader Comments

Looks like a pretty colourful meal to me. Me loves a good egg benedict and so I’m oggling at it – though I think that it’s abit overkill with all that thick sauce.

Found ‘the’ apartment yet? Good luck hunting ๐Ÿ™‚

Written By kang on March 31st, 2009 @ 8:38 am

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