Over the past year I had heard so many amazing things about Artin's Grill that I was excited to try it for myself. My family and I booked a reservation for Mother's Day and so I made sure to peruse the online menu (as I usually do) to see what they had to offer. I like to somewhat know what dish I'm leaning toward, so I don't take to long to decide once I'm actually in the restaurant. After so many years my hubby's patience has worn thin when it comes to my indecisiveness when ordering. LOL Hey what's a girl to do when there are so many great choices? LOL
Anyway, our first experience started with an excellent server and a delicious Calamari for our appetizer. The experience went downhill from there. I will not bore you with the details but I had decided not to return again.
I am just as quick to let management know when I have received excellent service as I am when I'm not happy. So after a pleasant conversation with the General Manager Bud Najjar, he invited me to come back once again.
Let me start by saying that Mr. Najjar was one of the nicest people I have come across in a long time. He was very welcoming and checked on us several times throughout our meal to make sure everything was to our liking.
Since we had success with their Calamari the first time, we decided to order it again. Thank heavens it was just as tasty as I remembered!
My husband decided to also try a cup of their chili as suggested by the server. He very much enjoyed it.
For our main dishes I ordered the Redfish Pontchartrain and my hubby ordered the Prime Ribeye with a Twice Baked Potato. He also added 2 sea scallops that were cooked to perfection.
My dish came with blackened with crab, shrimp, garlic mashers and cajun cream sauce. The server suggested that I substitute the mashers for their white cheddar grits. I'm so glad I took his suggestion because that combined with all of the other flavors going on just worked! I love that the servers are so knowledgable about Artin's menu. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal as did my hubby.
I am so grateful that Mr. Najjar invited us back. This second visit more than made up for the first experience. The service was great, the atmosphere is inviting and the food was excellent. I would definitely recommend Artin's to anyone who is looking for a nice night out at an upscale restaurant. Kuddos!