This is a review of Lakeshore Grille, a restaurant in Chattanooga, TN.
We have been wanting to try Lakeshore Grille for a while, but always figured in the summer that it would be crowded. So, a cold, drizzly Saturday sounded like a good day to try it out. We arrived at almost 6 and were seated immediately. We sat in a large booth by the window, with a great view. Our waitress was at our table before I even got my phone out to check in. She brought water and complimentary homemade chips!! Well, they just sold me on the place! Bring me complimentary food and I am yours forever.
Everything sounded great on the menu (we will definitely go back to check out more of the food), but I had been craving a burger lately. Our waitress said that the burger of the week was a barbecue, bacon, cheddar burger. There is nothing I like better than some bacon with my burger, so that was a no-brainer. It took the food a little bit of time to arrive. Not too long, and since I was munching on the homemade chips, I was fine. It was worth waiting for. The burger was cooked perfectly. Crispy on the outside and just lightly pink and super moist on the inside. The bun was soft and lightly toasted. The fries were good, nothing extraordinary. It was served with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and a pickle slice.
My husband ordered the balsamic salmon. It was topped with a warm portabella balsamic vinaigrette sauce. Served with almond rice and seasonal vegetables. The salmon was cooked perfectly, very moist. The balsamic vinaigrette was amazing, deep and rich and full of flavor. The veggies and rice were also good and nicely flavored.
His entree came with a salad. It was a good basic salad made of spring greens, cucumber, onions, carrots, and tomatoes. He had it with a citrus vinaigrette which he said was good.
We will definitely go back. On my list to try next time: Jalapeño-Mango Martini, Shrimp & Grits, The Laney Burger, and so much more!