Review: The Majestic Grill
The sheer size of this place is enough to make even the most daring of restaurateurs shiver. Two floors each with large private dining rooms, The Majestic Grill is no timid operation. It’s not so much fine dining since the centerpiece of the restaurant is a giant screen used to show old movies. For those interested in color, a long wood-paneled bar is equipped with plasma screens. The overall atmosphere is lively but not rambunctious, classy but relaxed.
My appetizer was baked goat cheese with basil-tomato sauce and garlic crostini. Presentation was sloppy and the waiter failed to warn me of how hot the plate was. The goat cheese was very smooth both in texture and flavor. Some goat cheeses linger too long in your mouth and leave you cringing for something else to taste but this one did not. I didn’t expect the cheese to come floating in a pool of basil-tomato sauce as it did, making the overall flavor profile closer to a pizza. Fresh basil is fresh basil and it certinaly gave the tomato sauce a nice kick.
Entree was a roasted mahi-mahi with garlic mashed potatoes, artichokes, and artichoke butter. The mahi-mahi served was very large for the $18 I paid. It was perfectly cooked so that the fish was done throughout but not rubbery. This dish though lacked heat, as Emeril Lagasse would say, and towards the end became very uninteresting to eat as I chiseled at the large fish bite by bite. The artichoke butter didn’t lift the fish up and add a punch but rather calmed everything down with its very mellow and rich elements. The fish though was very fresh, and I applaud the restaurant for that.
Maybe it’s this summer heat that shrinks my appetite but I left The Majestic Grill completely stuffed. I should have left a few pieces of fish on my plate for the busboy, but like the greedy fool I am, I ate everything. Maybe my fullness is a testament to the portions at this reasonabley priced grill. In any case, I very much enjoyed my meal at The Majestic and will definitely be back.