For The Creek Seafood Grill owners Paul Stickler and Erin Abromeit, the menu was of the utmost importance. That's because the pair aren't just owners, but lauded chefs in their own right. They put together their years of experience?Paul was operations chef for McCormick?s Fish House and Erin is an award-winning pastry chef?to create artfully paired flavors, such as the shrimp served with Andouille sausage and cheddar grits. They specialize in seafood, with larger portions of favorites such as Cajun-seared tuna steaks and small plates of mix-and-match fare such as P.E.I. mussels steamed in craft beer. Unlike a movie about sharks in tuxedos, the restaurant even has less formal fish options. They incorporate oysters into po' boys and toss shrimp into bowls of penne in a tomato-basil sauce.
A grill roars at 725 degrees Fahrenheit, the all-natural mesquite wood charcoal igniting flames that tenderly kiss the fresh cuts of meat and seafood. This centuries-old practice remains preserved in Mesquite Grill Steak & Seafood, owned since 1988 by Robert and Wendy Zamani. The couple are now celebrating the restaurant's 25th anniversary, as well as its 2012 designation as a Top Rated Restaurant by Restaurant.com. Chefs flash grill entrees such as tenderloin until they are deemed worthy to join optional supplements of fried shrimp, lobster tail, or king-crab legs on diners' plates. At lunchtime, the chefs slip grilled specialties such as hand-patted burger meat, gyros, and calamari steak between two slices of bread.
As the smells of grilled salmon, grouper, and clam chowder waft into the dining space, an air of New England emanates from the walls, which are dotted with seaside paintings, ship nets and rigging, and a colossal stuffed marlin that offers menu suggestions to picky eaters. Mesquite Grill Steak & Seafood also showcases Wendy's own hand-painted glassware, which customers can purchase, including wineglasses, decanters, and candleholders, all adorned with nontoxic paints.
Though lunchtime showcases classic Mexican dishes such as flautas, enchiladas, and quesadillas, Las Brisas' dinner menu features a whole new level of inspiration and taste. For more than two decades, the kitchen?under the direction of Chef Ricardo?has churned out inventive Latin-fusion cuisine that draws on flavors from the Mexican coast, as well as Spain, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. He concocts a cavalcade of entrees, ranging from swordfish enchiladas to saffron-infused Spanish paella and fresh Mediterranean salmon. Friday and Saturday nights are as special as a puppy?s first words, with his crew flooding the dining room with the smoky aromas of slow-roasted baby-back ribs and succulent Spanish prime rib. Though many of their menu items are wheat-free by nature, Las Brisas caters to dietary restrictions with a special gluten-free menu that's available upon request.
Fresh fare can be found at The Red Claw, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on The Red Claw's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — The Red Claw offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Eat out with the little ones at The Red Claw, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Ideal for large groups, The Red Claw will make sure your party feels anything but cramped.
The Red Claw's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
For easy dining, The Red Claw provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at The Red Claw, too — meals there usually cost less than $15.
Fresh fare can be found at McCormick and Schmick's Seafood, where patrons seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because McCormick and Schmick's Seafood's menu does not offer low-fat options. Don't go thirsty during dinner! McCormick and Schmick's Seafood also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at McCormick and Schmick's Seafood. McCormick and Schmick's Seafood is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings. Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on McCormick and Schmick's Seafood's free wifi. For comfortable outdoor service, McCormick and Schmick's Seafood sets up a seasonal patio.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from McCormick and Schmick's Seafood. You can also serve food from McCormick and Schmick's Seafood at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Hand your keys to the valet driver, or pull into your own space in the neighboring lot. Street parking is also an option.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Fresh fare can be found at Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Complement you meal with a beer or wine from Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar delightful drink menu. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Perfect for after-work outings, Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar's happy hour is hard to beat. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar, which embraces a casual vibe. You can also serve food from Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Getting your food to go is also an option.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar, so plan your budget accordingly. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.