The letter M - well I got stuck on you for a while - like two weeks! But finally - we were scheduled for dinner with another couple and made the date night on the West Side! Maury's Tiny Cove - here we come!
Pine Club in Dayton - the layout, the dark, the colors - it's a bit eery. Must have been the "steakhouse decor" of the 70s. The tables are cool - they have a little pull out leaf on the end - I was diggin.
I chose potato fritters for my side - that's those three overcooked circles on the left. They were over-fried and not very good. Sort of cheesy inside and the burned taste wasn't good. You can just look at them and realize they were too done. I only ate 1 of 3.
The chicken had prosciutto and cheese and it was REALLY salty. I like salt - but this was SALTY!!! Overall it was just okay. I only ate one of the chicken pieces - Larry had the leftovers for breakfast. It's not like me to give up leftovers easily - but I didn't really care.
Matt got the prime rib and it was not good. He said there was something off with the texture and he could barely eat half of it. He alerted the server and it was removed from his bill - which was appropriate and appreciated.
Why Should You Go? Well - we didn't love it. Larry was the only person that seemed to have a great dinner - and 1 out of 4 isn't great. Our server was really great and the place definitely has the West Side feel to it. Give it a shot maybe - but it's a bit pricey for the quality we got - so know that going in.
The night wasn't over though - Leah & I wanted dessert! Since they were up for trying something else - I remembered someplace we passed on the way...Vitor's!
Now I have to say - this might be the most alarming photo I've ever seen posted in a restaurant and one of the funniest. Awkward Family Photos anyone?
Yup - don't mess with Timmy - he got a glock for his 4th birthday!
For us - it was too much. We all said we probably would have liked it better without all the toppings. I think that's probably blasphemy to Vitor's but just us. It was decadent and unique though - for sure.
Why Should You Go? They have a very unique menu - even with some dishes from the Philippines - and we all wanted to go back and try them for dinner. And definitely more of those donuts!