Sunday, June 27, 2010

Portland Restaurant: Oswego Grill

Posted by Kelly

What: Oswego Grill
Where: 7 Centerpointe Dr, Lake Oswego, 97035
Honeys Heart: Steak!

Recently Adam doubled as the "handy man" at his work and for his much appreciated multi-tasking he received a thank you gift certificate to Oswego Grill. We decided to use the gift card to splurge on a tasty anniversary dinner.

Locally owned and operated, Oswego Grill is located just of I-5 in what used to house an Applebee's (...or similar chain). The food is great and since we didn't feel a need to hold back we ordered cocktails, an appetizer, salads, steaks, wine, and dessert.  We also ended up with about 7 take home boxes (seriously).

To sip on while we read and re-read the menu we each ordered a cocktail and the "cheesy bread" my aunt suggested. I chose the Rising Sun martini ($7.50) with Yazi ginger vodka, fresh passion and mango and Adam went for the Island Tea ($7.50) with mango and guava puree, gin, rum, vodka, triple sec and a splash of sprite. Both were good...but I think mine was better!

Actually the "cheesy bread" is Focaccia Tillamook Bread ($6.95) topped with provolone, mozzarella, and Tillamook cheddar. Cheesy and delicious! 

After enjoying our appetizer we moved on to salads, which unfortunately were so delicious I forgot to get a picture before we ate them. We both chose the Iceberg Wedge Salad ($5.95) with bacon, red onions, roma tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles AND bleu cheese dressing. I can resist the bacon, Adam can't resist the bleu cheese...

It was time to order steak, and therefore also time to order wine. I ordered the Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon and Adam chose a favorite among the regulars, the 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon. They were both great, but I'll admit I switched to the 14 Hands. Good pick Adam!

To go with our wine (or maybe it's the other way around) we ordered steaks. The 7oz Filet Mignon ($25.95) caught my eye, and Adam wisely chose the "most flavorful of all steaks" the 18oz Bone-In Rib Eye ($29.95).

My steak was tender, melt in your mouth, delicious. But I will agree with the statement on the menu, Adam's had incredible flavor.

As if we hadn't had enough...(though we did take home most of the cheesy bread and half of our dinners)....we both had to order dessert (and more wine.) One thing Adam and I don't agree on, and likely never will, is desserts. I like cheesecakes, cobblers, pies, flan, custard whereas Adam will pick anything with chocolate. On this particular night we were feeling frivolous and each ordered or own. I went with the Individual Apple Pie ($5.95) and Adam waited 17 minutes for fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.

They did smell great, but I stick by my choice. My apple pie leftovers made a tasty breakfast...

We had a great experience at Oswego Grill. The food was wonderful and our waitress, Amy, was really friendly and attentive. We had a chance to glance at the happy hour menu and I think we will need to return. The prices range from $2.95-$3.95 and include the cheesy bread, fish tacos, sliders and more! I'll let you know how it is!