We ran into the chef/owner of the Spanish Potato Grill in a parking lot. His truck has a big logo & my wife can’t resist a good potato. We stood around & chatted with him for a while. Anyway since it’s her b’day we decided to try it out. Hafta say - well worth the trip. It’s in a little strip mall next to the Stop & Shop in Brick on Brick ave. looks like this:
It was pretty empty but they have shortened hours in the winter anyway. Atmosphere is pretty quiet but very nice inside.
The menu is not huge & obviously all cooked there - turned out even the desserts are in house. It’s a Portugese restaurant so lots of seafood - some steaks - paella is a big thing there.
We had two appetizers. Jul had the Spanish Potatoes which are like thick homemeade potato chips with cheese, olices & stuff on them. It’s a huge portion - easily enough for 4, we took most of it home. I had fried Calamari which was excellent. Came with a rather band marinara but also with a balsamic reduction which was fantastic.
Jul had a surf & turf:
Lobster tail & a filet. Both very good - I sampled.
I must have been reading the steak thread too much - had a Steak Al Plancha.
A very nice New York Strip with mushrooms. It was delicious & cooked perfectly (rare). I guess I was just in the mood for a piece of meat.
We were too stuffed for dessert but the owner sent one anyway - little phyllo cups with custard. They were light & perfect.
Manny, the chef/owner stopped by & we had some good conversation. The wait staff was excellent & I have to say - it’s the best meal I’ve had in a while.
They’re closed Mondays in the winter despite what the website says