My review of our dinner: For dinner we went to The Green Room. This place has become my new favorite food place. To start the place is small and dark, a little to dark for me. The two level dining room and exposed brick is a nice feature. Though the brick made it difficult to sit in the benches.
|Not this brick the other side is uneven white brick.|
Let me start by saying the portions are huge for a place like this. Chris's salmon was the biggest piece I have ever seen a restaurant serve. My tenderloin was at least 3 inches thick. The demi-glaze was thick and dark and not to sweet. The risotto cake made me want to lick my plate clean. I can't recommend this restaurant enough for their food. The waitstaff was also very good. I like any place that has adult servers. Ours had tried the menu and knew what to recommend.
Steve's Review: Walking into the Green Room I thought, oh oh, small and busy. I'll be cramped but it was remarkably roomy for this long, ally style restaurant. I ordered the bone in pork chop over wild rice. For a drink I could not decide and ordered a Brandy Coke. It was basically a big shot of Brandy, but I won't complain about that. When the food arrived I was surprised by the size of my chop. Over an inch thick. Charred but only enough to add some flavor. The wild rice was a little undercooked and after tasting Cassi's risotto I was disappointed in my wild rice. Over all the atmosphere and food makes the Green Room a top 5 restaurant for me. I am looking forward to going back.
We ended the night with coffee and gelato at Luna Rossa. Their coffee was perfect for the cooling evening which for Minnesota was still warm. We sat on their large outdoor eating area, which was fun to people watch. The espresso and biscotti flavored gelato that Maggie and I ordered was so yummy. It was a perfect way to end the evening.
~Cassi & Steve