Monday, November 14, 2011

Grand Tavern Delray

I had my first opportunity to try out the Grand Tavern that recently opened on East Linton in Delray Beach. It is in the old Lucille's Bad to the Bone location. I came across a coupon at Money Saver Coupons for $5 off $25.

It was really noisy when we came in. There was a football game on the tube and several fans were hooting and hollering, so when the host suggested a table outside on this cool 73 degree evening we jumped on it. We ordered our drinks and checked out the menu. Michelle just wanted a salad but I wanted to taste some stuff that I could write about.
Michelle just wanted a salad
I had read online that the Grand Tavern had some breakout burgers and I wish I had the appetite to taste them all. Since I could only try one burger on this visit, I requested the recommendation of our server, Daniel, who we found out is a student at FIU. Daniel, without hesitation, suggested the SmokeHouse Burger: 1/2 lb. burger topped with smoked bacon, melted cheddar cheese & crispy onion rings and a side of homemade potato chips. I agreed and ordered a PBR and an appetizer (in the name of science - taste test.)
Buffalo Chicken Dip
PBR on tap
Yes, they have Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap. A throwback to my college drinking days. To compliment the beer I got the Buffalo Chicken Dip: mixed cheeses and Buffalo style chicken served with toasted pita chips for dipping. The dip was very hot and VERY cheesy. The pita chips were crisp and seasoned perfectly. I wasn't too fond of the dip so after a couple of tastes I asked for a "to-go" box. Michelle commented that her salad was quite fresh and crispy.
Smokehouse Burger with Potato Chips
After a short wait the burger arrived (with another PBR) and it looked stunning! Michelle laughed that there was no way I would get it in my mouth. She was correct so I mashed it down forgetting that I had not yet taken a picture.
The Tastes and Textures Exploded in My Mouth like an Atom Bomb
The burger did not appear to be a freshly hand formed patty, but when I took a bite I really didn't care. I got a full mouthful of flavors exploding on my palate like an atom bomb. Smoked bacon, cheese, burger, onion rings and bun all providing different textures at the same time. It was delicious. I ate half and packed the rest to go and enjoy the next day.

I had a very nice experience at the Grand Tavern and I think you should give it a try. They have only been open a few months and I think the food will get even better over time. Give them a try and tell them you read about it here!
Grand Tavern on Urbanspoon

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