Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Restaurant Review: The Celestial, Mt Adams

I recently won an Open Table Gift Certificate through my work and decided to use it for my birthday! Turns out Open Table Gift Certs are NOT able to be used anywhere that Open Table works with - they have a few restaurants that actually accept them. The Celestial was on the list and sounded perfect for a special birthday dinner! 

The Celestial is a fancy steakhouse atop Mt Adams and is known for having the best view in the city - and I have to say - it's right up there. 

We started with the Crab & Shrimp Cocktail appetizer ($10) - normally this is tossed in a lemon aioli - but since aioli = mayo - we asked for it on the side. It was fine. The seafood was fine but there's not much to it.

Larry is a fan of New York Strip and got the 14 oz ($34) that came with a side of mashed sweet potatoes. He enjoyed the steak but wasn't blown away by it (see Jack Binions for that). 

I got a special that night with a ribeye, mashed potatoes, shrimp and asparagus ($55). I agreed with Larry - the steak was good - but not amazing. The sides were less than amazing. The mashed potatoes were a bit glue-y and I didn't even finish them.

 I didn't stuff myself on dinner (since I didn't love it) so I could save room for their Classic Creme Brulee ($8.50). It was good - creme brulee doesn't seem to be hard to muck up - and I love it.

Why Should You Go? All in all - I didn't love it. The view is AMAZING but the food isn't - at least for the price. If this was a $50 dinner - that would be one thing - but our bill was $128 (without tip). It is pretty inside but you can see it's a bit dated and in need of some remodeling. 

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