Greens & Grille Millenia
So I finally stopped in to see what Greens & Grille was about. Why has it taken me so long?! Well, let’s see…Whenever I drive past this place, it looks closed. That dark tint threw me off and then the restaurant didn’t really stand out to me. The sign looked gimmicky or perhaps TOO healthy. I don’t know, there was just something that never made me stop in to eat there. Also, I didn’t know anyone else who had ate there before. Finally someone I knew ate there and just raved about it. Well, you don’t have to twist my arm to get me to eat food! Maybe bone marrow. Maybe. As soon as I walked in, I see the menu on the wall to the left. It’s got nice, vibrant colors in here. As soon you walk up to the counter, the employee takes your order. It’s not till the end of the line where you pay for your meal. In between the trip from the ordering station to the register you’ll pass the salad station and then the grill station.
I was a little overwhelmed at first. It seems so simple, salad or sandwich but the choices were abundant. If you weren’t feeling either option then you could also order some grilled items. I selected the “steak house salad”. The menu description reads: ‘Mixed greens, candied almonds, sliced egg, cranberries, grilled onions, bleu cheese with aged sherry thyme dressing served with flank steak.’ There’s always a moment of ‘will the description match the dish’ and in this instance, it really did. I thoroughly enjoyed my salad. The portion was generous, the flavors were great! I kept eating more than I should have but it was just so good! Even the candied almonds were amazing. Instead of just roasting whole almonds or roasted pieces, they used sliced almonds. The great part about this was the fact that it was candied all together so there was a layering effect and then broken into pieces. Thus more flavor achieved and easier chewing. My flank steak was very tender and flavorful. I tried some of the baked mac and cheese, pretty tasty as well.
I like how Greens & Grille uses half sheet trays as trays for the customer. How resourceful! The employees were quick and attentive. My only quip would be that the outdoor seating was so crowded. I thoroughly enjoyed this place and will definitely return for more!