Swirls of sauce and fresh orchid blossoms adorn entrees at Hirosaki Prime, where chefs craft traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes. At tabletop grills throughout the 54-seat hibachi room, they blend cooking and performance in a showy display as they sauté vegetables and seasoned meats. In the smaller lounge, alit with votive candles, otherworldly artwork, and walls inlaid with a soft red glow, guests can sample other Japanese dishes such as chicken teriyaki, as well as specialty sushi rolls such as the Ninja roll, whose shrimp tempura, cucumber, and spicy tuna hide in plain sight.
The chefs at Kai Sushi Bar and Grill synthesize culinary skills with fresh ingredients, resulting in a menu of delectable Japanese cuisine and high-quality sushi. Starters of kushiyaki beef skewers ($5.50) and thin-sliced, seared tuna-tataki ($8.95) are on hand to wake even the most deeply hibernating of stomach bears. With a variety of healthy, creative options, such as the lobster salad ($13.95) and low-carb sushi selections, the recipes highlight indulgence without guilt. The eatery pays homage to local sports teams with cheerleading squads and the Red Sox soy wrap, lovingly filled with tempura shrimp, apple, and avocado ($11.95). Guests with a craving for land meat can satisfy their inner grumblings with chicken katsu and steamed veggies ($13.50), or conquer the modern American dream of downing a 14-ounce sirloin steak in a Japanese restaurant ($20.95). Celebrate a successful dining experience with a thematically inappropriate jig atop the sushi bar and a dessert of zesty banana tempura ($5.95) while enjoying the restaurant's atmosphere, which the proprietors strive to make both comfortable and classy.
As Italian eateries go, Peppercorn?s is a chameleon. Entrees can be elegant?grilled salmon over mesclun, steak tips with a seafood casserole?or downright comforting, such as a pot roast with natural pan gravy. Families have an easy time ordering thanks to the thin-crust pizzas and kids' menu, whereas more mature crowds enjoy the benefits of Peppercorn?s proximity to Wormtown Brewery. The craft-beer producers are just next door, so they keep Peppercorn?s bar stocked with their regular brews, rare offerings, and to-go growlers. In the lounge, seven high-definition flat screen TVs broadcast the day?s athletic proceedings, and here spectators can order anything off the full menu while they second-guess the manager's decision to replace the catcher with a pyramid of fragile milk bottles.
Pampas Brazilian Steakhouse serves up over fourteen cuts of meat that have been marinated and slow-roasted over charcoal. A few of the cuts include pork tenderloin, baby back ribs, brisket, chicken, and top sirloin. Along with delicious all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue, the restaurant offers an extensive salad bar with fresh greens, broccoli, beets, tomatoes, eggs, and much more. The beverage list includes Guarana Real, which is a natural fruit juice from the Amazon. The ambiance is upscale and elegant but the dress is casual. The dessert list offers such delightful dishes as passion fruit mango cheesecake, tiramisu, and triple chocolate fudge cake. They’re open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week serving lunch, dinner and carry out.
Dark wood-paneled walls, comfortable leather booths, soft lighting, and white china greet you at One Eleven Cop House in Worcester. This is a classic chophouse serving the highest quality steaks. Enjoy dishes such as their grilled black pepper encrusted New York sirloin, Wagyu flat iron steak, grilled bourbon glazed pork chop, or beef bourguignon. Or, taste their excellent seafood entrees of scallops, swordfish, and apple honey glazed salmon. the full bar offers a variety of wines, beers, and craft cocktails to taste as well. Finish the experience with one of their decadent and fresh desserts: strawberries Romanoff, warm fruit cobbler, or chocolate and caramel bread pudding.
For 30 years, the culinary family behind CJ's Steakloft has whipped up a spread of savory steak-house fare, including juicy slabs of beef, hearty pastas, and fresh fish. Cuts of prime rib fill plates with tender helpings ($19.95), and Parisienne sirloin ($18.95) proves its whereabouts with an airtight alibi of thick, tasty grill marks. Pasta entrees, such as the creamy chicken-and-broccoli alfredo ($14.95) unite starch and protein in a palatable symphony of flavor, and seafood dishes such as baked stuffed haddock deliver artfully prepared packages of fresh, flaky ocean fare ($16.95). Combination dinners unite land and sea with mix-and-match entrees such as steak tips and lobster accompanied by an edible aide-de-camp of potato or vegetable ($24.95).