Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill on 5th Ave

Posted on May 17, 2011


If you don’t know who Bobby Flay, here’s his brief bio regarding MESA GRILL:

“After working at several NYC restaurants, Flay developed his own style of American southwestern food incorporating ingredients such as chiles, avocados, and beans. Flay took his innovative cuisine and opened Mesa Grill, his first restaurant in 1991. This earned him widespread acclaim, including the “Best Restaurant 1992″ award for Mesa Grill by New York Magazine’s Gael Greene. ”

To make a long story short, this place was amazing!  The drinks were STRONG… and shouldn’t have had one that night, but I couldn’t resist.  Erika and I, ordered these fantastic dishes:

CREMINI MUSHROOM QUESADILLA with Fontina, Ricotta Fried Egg + Salsa Verde; Back: BLUE CORN PANCAKE with Barbecued Duck + Habanero Chile-Star Anise Sauce

SHRIMP + ROASTED GARLIC CORN TAMALE with Fresh Corn + Cilantro Sauce

Prickly Pear and Peach Margaritas

The restaurant was fabulous, the kitchen closed at 10pm and the service was great.  This is a fine date for any food lover. The ingredients on the menu are kind of unique, but you wont be sorry.  It’s a wonderful mix of old time favorites with new time flavors.

PS. It’s a little pricey.