The Argyle Grill is a lively eatery serving up delicious classic American fare in their dining area and specialty cocktails at their fabulous bar. The Argyle is quite well-appointed from the start, with a quaint brick front exterior complete with striped awning and oversized flower boxes brimming with color and charm. Attention is obviously paid to detail at the Argyle Grill, and appearance definitely matters. Luckily, so does the food and drink they are serving. Inside there is an upscale vibe of dark wood, exposed brick, beautiful lighting and artistic touches. The bar is one of the most striking in town with four large columns supporting a beautifully carved mantel and with illuminated mirrors that brilliantly highlight the scene. The posh bar is quite large so there is usually always a fun gathering of people in that area adding to the overall lively atmosphere of the Argyle Grill.
The bartenders take their spirits seriously, serving up delicious specialty cocktails like chocolate martinis, blueberry mojitos, and their signature watermelon martini. The Argyle has ample dining in the front, more near the bar area and a larger dining room in the back which can be reserved for private functions and holiday parties. On this particular evening, there were six of us in our party so there was an ample assortment of dishes for me to sample. Our table started with coconut shrimp, artichoke dip, buffalo wings, and a bowl of shrimp bisque. The coconut shrimp were crispy and came with pineapple salsa and a great sauce for dipping. The artichoke dip was devoured almost instantly. The buffalo wings were also cleaned out quickly but a backup order came through in the clutch. The shrimp bisque was creamy with a generous amount of shrimp. After the appetizers, we feasted on a perfectly grilled marinated skirt steak, juicy cheddar bacon sliders, tender basil-marinated shrimp, a bacon cheeseburger with steak fries, and a Mediterranean salad that was loaded with panko-crusted chicken, roasted red peppers, olives, feta cheese, and caramelized onions.
Everyone was thoroughly pleased with their dinners, but the two standouts seemed to be the skirt steak and the Mediterranean salad. The skirt steak was described as “the best they ever had,” and the Mediterranean salad apparently became “better and better with each bite”.
Three of us were too full for dessert but the rest of us gamely persevered. The three of us shared (reluctantly) a decadent cranberry chocolate chip bread pudding and a creamy New York style cheese cake while the others looked on with envy. There may have been a stolen forkful or two, but the three of us let it slide.
Overall, a great meal was had by all and we didn’t break the bank doing it. The Argyle Grill and Tavern serves up delicious food in an upscale setting without the upscale prices.