John’s Grill has been around since 1908. The last time we were there was election day for a lunch party hosted by our former mayor, Willie Brown. We decided to head back to John’s Grill for lunch.
I love the ambiance of old restaurants. There’s a quaint bar in the back, and tables with red leather chairs.
We chose the clam chowder and house salad at John’s Grill. The chowder was tasty but could have been warmer, and I like chowders with lots of clams which this one didn’t have. The salad, however, was amazing with their house made blue cheese vinaigrette. I’ll be making that at home. The blue cheese is blended with a mustardy vinaigrette.
There are few places left that serve liver and onions, so Dave had to go for that. He said it was delicious. I had the Oysters Wellington, which is oysters, spinach and bacon in a 3 puff pastry balls with a sherry cream sauce. Beautiful in presentation, but it was quite short on bacon. Fortunately, I was able to ‘borrow’ some bacon from Dave’s plate which significantly enhanced the meal.
Service was good; however, they kept backing into our table from the next one which was very close by. The timing of the delivery of the food was off. I like to have my martini BEFORE I have my first course. The martinis didn’t come until the end of it.
John’s Grill Wrap-Up