Saturday, August 18, 2012

BlackFinn American Grille

A lot of my friends have mentioned that they really enjoyed BlackFinn, which is fairly new at the Galleria at the north end of the mall, so it had been on my radar for a while. I would say that BlackFinn is known for their steaks but really, there is a wide variety of food so it’s one of those restaurants that you can go to and everyone can find something to eat.

I knew right off the bat that I wanted to order the Jump Lump Crab Cakes, which comes with an apple slaw and remoulade sauce. I could tell this was a popular item since they also offer it as a main course and a sandwich. These were medium-sized and quite meaty so I definitely recommend them as a starter. I also spied some Crispy Shrimp, a Mediterranean Platter, and Seared Ahi Tuna so I probably could have just done all appetizers for dinner.

I was very tempted by the Filet Mignon and the Fish Tacos, which are two of my favorite meals, but since I’m trying to cut down on calories, I decided to order a salad as my entrĂ©e instead. I went with one of the more interesting salads, the Chopped Seafood, which had jump lump crab and shrimp in addition to all the finely-chopped veggies. The lemon basil vinaigrette gave it a very sweet flavor too.

There are also plenty of pasta, flatbread pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches to choose from…even a Black Bean burger for vegetarians!

The best part about the restaurant is that there is a large bar and dining area, as well as a small patio area. The staff was so flexible that even though I had a reservation inside, they accommodated us and let us sit outside on a beautiful evening.

Resources:

BlackFinne American Grille St. Louis = http://stlouis.blackfinnamericangrille.com/