Credit: Jud Lewis-Mahon
|Cuisine Type |||Asian, Bakeries|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Good For Kids|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Beer & Wine, Visible Kitchen|
Profile Last Updated: February 13, 2009
In most restaurants, the meal follows a certain pattern. Look at a menu, decide on a meal, wait for it to be cooked and served, eat, pay, leave. At the Mongolie Grill things are a bit different. Diners gather around a huge buffet of raw meats, seafood, veggies and sauces, choosing ingredients for the stir-fry of their dreams. These selections are then passed to a chef who fries them up on a five foot wide cast iron slab before passing them back as a completed meal.
Choices are vast and varied, from chicken marinated three different ways to squid to lamb and beef, along with a market selection of veggies. Keep in mind that dishes are priced by weight (about $7 per pound) and that meat weighs much more than vegetables. Back at your table a thermos of rice and tortilla-like paper thin rice wraps wait to accompany your meal.
The Mongolie Grill is lots of fun and an interesting approach to dining; or maybe just a clever way to ensure that the kitchen doesn't get any complaints.