Mr. Grey and daughter Grey and I ate out 1885 Grill in the spring, before I started this blog and my semi-professional career as a restaurant reviewer 🙂 So, my photos were taken with my phone, taken reflexively as a food blogger, because when something tastes good, I take a photo of it. And let me stress, everything we had was good. Better than good, it was fantastic!
We had gone to St. Elmo so that I could preview it for a photo shoot that I had coming up for my photography business, Pamela Greer Photography. As usual daughter Grey and I were hungry. We are always hungry. We are especially driven by the clock. We could have had breakfast at 10:30, but we are still ready for lunch at 12:00!
We decided to try 1885 Grill. We had eaten there when it was Blacksmith’s, but hadn’t eaten there since it transitioned to 1885 Grill. Since it was a beautiful afternoon, we opted to eat out on the patio. The outdoor section manages to feel cozy and yet you have a view of a pretty busy street. Lots to look at. We found a table that was shaded under a tree. Our waiter came by almost immediately, took our drink order and commented on my camera, very friendly. (And yes, I had my big camera with me because I took some test shots for the photo shoot, but didn’t use it for the food!).
We oohed and ah’d over the menu. It also sounded good. I wavered between the shrimp and grits and Steve Pickett’s trout and settled on the trout. Mr. Grey also got the trout and daughter Grey got the steak frites.
What I really loved was the ability to choose my sides with my trout! Mr. Grey chose a loaded baked potato and I chose mac and cheese. The trout was insanely good, cooked perfectly, with just a hint of lemon. Nothing to mask that wonderful trout flavor. My mac and cheese was also amazing. Rich and creamy with a nice crunchy top.
Daughter Grey’s Steak Frites were also fantastic! The steak was tender and cooked perfectly and the fries, thin and crispy, seasoned beautifully with rosemary.
We loved everything, ate bits from each other’s plates, and vowed that we would be back!
You can find out more about 1885 Grill at their website: 1885 Grill.