Location – 72o N. State (State and Superior)
In one word – Molten
Food – We decided to come to Roy’s for the Restaurant Week Dinner Menu ($31.95 for a three course prix fixe menu). Roy’s has Hawaiian cuisine, so come here for fish, steak and cake. The appetizer was a sampler of chicken spring rolls (flavorful, nice cream sauce accompanying it), pork ribs and coconut crusted shrimp. All in all, a nice way to start the meal. There were three main entree options. I chose the Tender Braised Honey Mustard Short Rib. I’m not big on red meat, but I enjoyed this very much. The meat was pretty succulent, and it was served with mashed potatoes and some random veggies. I only finished half of the entree because I wanted to save myself for dessert. My eating partners opted for the Blue Crab Dynamite Crusted Skate (but they were out of skate, so they offered a substitute fish which worked just fine) and a Shrimp/Gnocchi entree (that eating partner polished that off, so I have no wonder on what she thought). Then it came time for dessert. I’ve been to Roy’s before, and I decided to come back solely because of the molten chocolate cake. To say it’s divine is an understatement. You have to try it to believe it.
Drink – We ordered this great (cheap) bottle of pinot blanc from Alsace. Awesome pick!
Service – Our server knew what he was doing. He recited the menu highlights like a pro and made us feel confident with our selection. While a bit cocky, I liked him.
Scene – The lights were dim and the Wallflowers were humming softly in the background. Obviously this could be a place to take a date. I saw a lot of groups, like 6 or more people.
Dress – The place is a little formal, but I still got away with wearing jeans there on a Tuesday night. If you came on the weekend, I think you’d be expected to try a bit harder.
Cost – Because it was Restaurant Week, our three course meal was $31.95. Adding tax, tip and wine, our total was $56 each. It didn’t feel as cheap as Restaurant Week is supposed to be, but I’m over it. For reference, Roy’s has a $35 prix fixe menu throughout the year.
If you like, try…Vong’s Thai Kitchen