Bigelow Grille was decorated for the holidays when we visited in early December. The restaurant is well lit in the morning and at lunch, but the lights are lowered for dinner to give a classier feel and ambiance. Don’t confuse classy with stuffy; there’s nothing stuffy about the restaurant.
You can visit the bar any time during the day for coffee or a quick drink, but I asked Scott, the in-house bartender to make me a special one. His choice? A Chocolate Martini. The video recipe is below.
Bigelow Grille had me at the bread course.
I’m a sucker for soup, and Vegetable Barley was on the menu. Never one to refuse barley soup of any kind, I had to give it a go. It was really delicious. The veggies were cooked to just the right texture and the soup base was creamy and delicious.
For my main course, I had to go with Meatballs and Polenta. I’d never tried such a combination but it definitely works. I didn’t miss traditional pasta one bit.
Mr. Locke’s a meat kind of guy, so he couldn’t help but order the special of the day- New York Strip with brown rice and green beans. The steak, ordered medium rare, came to the table medium rare. It’s nice to know you get what you order.
As for the brown rice, I couldn’t tear my fork away from it.
Dessert? A beautiful bottle of Moët Champagne.
In a Nutshell
Bigelow Grille Hours
Saturday & Sunday 7:00am – 11:00pm
till 12am Sunday – Thursday
1:00am Friday, Saturday