South Avenue Grill
There is a quaint restaurant that we found on South Avenue in Kingston where the food is divine. At the South Avenue Grill, we had a contradicting experience. On entering the venue, we were not sure of where to go as there was no hostess station or no one to greet us. We decided to have a seat at the bar where we met a pleasant bartender who assisted with getting our orders to the kitchen. He was very courteous and helpful, and was able to find a waitress to serve our meal. Because of his help, we were given a seat in record time.
The Ambience of south avenue grill
The open-air restaurant setting was romantic; the subtle, shaded lights created an intimate feeling, the palm trees located near the wall and the soothing Latina music playing in the background formed a tropical vibe. A small, arched bridge that was located at the center of a well-lit pool allowed access to each side of the restaurant. The combined aesthetics created a feeling as if you had stepped into a different world.
South avenue grill’s Food
Bradley ordered Spaghetti and Grilled Meatballs; it was an Italian dish that included their secret sauce, white wine, garlic, onion and mushrooms, Italian herbs & spices and grated parmesan cheese. The beef was juicy and tender, the sauce had a tangy taste that can be acquired- or for some, it would be delicious. The cheese added a nice blend to the taste. There was a burst of flavor in his mouth with each bite. On the other hand, the spaghetti-meatball ratio was unbalanced. There was a whole lot of spaghetti, so much that we joked that they probably had a lot of it lying around and decided to send it out to us.
I ordered the Thai Coconut Curried Snapper with fries. It included sweet pepper, carrots, onion and garlic, which was pan-fried then sautéed in Thai coconut curried sauce. The taste of the coconut was evident in the meal and the curry added a great balance. The entire dish was beautifully seasoned and I savored every bite. The only issue I had with the dish was that there was a little too much sauce. Notwithstanding, the sauce was so good, I could eat it with the seasonings alone. The fish was marvelous; soft and flaky with a hint of spice. It went well with the fries, surprisingly.
Despite the initial shortcomings, I would still recommend South Avenue Grill to anyone. The food is dynamic, the staff turned out to be pleasant and were willing to make up for what started as a bad experience, the music was subtle and enabled conversations and the atmosphere was relaxing. In the end, it was a good experience, and we will return.
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South Avenue Grill
20A South Ave, Kingston