This marked our third trip to the Granary. We'd been once for lunch shortly after it opened and once for brunch not long after that. We finally made it in for a dinner meal and it was excellent.
My 17-year-old son, my husband and I were seated right away. After perusing the menu, we were initially disappointed by the price points. My son was reluctant to choose an entree that was over $20. We pointed him to the short rib entree ($22, i think). Dh chose the lamb bolognese small plate ($12) and I selected the farmer's plate ($15). We ordered the Brussels sprouts for sharing (we'd had them during out lunch visit and couldn't wait to try them again).
It took a little longer for our food to come that we are used to. However, once it did, everything was right on point! My son's short rib plate stole the show. The meat was fork-tender and tremendously flavorful. It came with scrumptious mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. DH's Lamb bolognese was very tasty as well. Though it was a small plate, it was hearty enough for his meal. My farmers plate really hit the spot. Israeli couscous, assorted vegetables (brussels sprouts, asparagus, spinach, summer squash) and a lovely green salad shared the spotlight. There was also a curried carrot puree - if I was a curry fan, I'm sure I would have appreciated it more.
The brussels sprouts were heavenly and doubled as dessert (they are charred and sauced with ample syrup reduction).
Here's the thing: if a restaurant is going to charge fine-dining prices for their menu items, the food MUST match. I feel like even though the prices are high, the quality of the food is just has high.
Several people have commented on the noise and, yes, it is a noisy place. I think they could take steps to reduce the level somewhat. The place wasn't full, but there were a couple of boisterous groups. It wouldn't keep me from returning, though. I definitely want to dine there again and soon!
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