The newly designed ‘Crown Bar’ is a fun neighborhood restaurant, complete with live entertainment and fantastic food. Admittedly, this is not what I expected walking by the bouncer and cash register at the front door, and into the saloon-type eatery rimmed with dark leather booths. Our multi-course meal was perfectly paired with fruity cocktails and an ambiance that included a singer belting out Sinatra favorites (almost as good as old ‘blue eyes’ himself).
The chef selected a medley of dishes for us to sample. The array of items included a roasted beet and creamy goat cheese salad, crab and corn cakes, seared scallops, wild striped sea bass, a short-rib shepherd’s pie, chocolate-peanut butter-banana tart, and a warm butterscotch bread pudding.
At the end of our meal, we could not help but notice a couple of burgers pass by our table. The sweet caramelized onions that were layered on top of a thick, juicy patty and paired with the scent of toasted garlic (which I imagine most likely coated the side of crispy fries) had me salivating, even on a full stomach!!
It is safe to say, with a combination of great food, fun atmosphere, and good drinks, the experience at Crown Bar took me ‘all the way’…