The staple of Sushi Rock’s menu is its selection of roughly 50 sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls, which collect multiple Japanese flavors into one neat package. The Sushi Rock roll alone packs a punch of shrimp tempura, crabstick, salmon, tuna, asparagus, and masago. A slate of USDA Prime steaks and fresh seafood entrees such as sesame-seared tuna complement the sushi-bar creations. Each meticulously plated dish arrives in Sushi Rock's ultra-modern dining space, where backlit bottles glisten against a cityscape mural in the bar area, and color blocks of red and black pop in the dimly lit dining areas. Together, Sushi Rock’s choice food and hip vibe earned it a No. 1 ranking on CityVoter's Best Sushi list in 2010.
Preparing fresh seasonal fare amid casual confines, MJ’s on Main offers a welcoming locale for grabbing a drink and an expertly prepared meal. Crafted by cooking instructor and media personality Margie J. Potts, the varied menu soothes palates with a bevy of tasty small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches, and simple supper options. Savor a delectable dish of lump crab cakes ($11.50), a maple cider-glazed 10 oz. bone-in pork chop with chipotle mashed sweet potatoes and bacon balsamic French green beans ($18.50), or a duo of steak sliders topped with Guinness, carmelized onions, and crumbled blue cheese ($9.75) while enjoying attentive service from a staff that’s more infinitely more polite than the raspberry-blowing ghost waiters that staff many haunted eateries.
The beverage wizards at Smoothie King skillfully blend real fruit, natural juices, and health-boosting enhancers to create more than 70 smoothie flavors and warm up chilly days with a variety of hot drinks and specialty breads. Each made-to-order smoothie, 30 of which have fewer than 300 calories, fits one of seven nutritional categories, helping to build energy, trim figures, or induce superpowers. A blend of apples, bananas, spices, and a nutrient mix intermingle in the Hearty Apple, and the Green Tea Tango spins frozen yogurt and green tea with a sipper-selected fresh fruit. More than 10 indulgent options sate sweet teeth, and many smoothies can be made without turbinado sugar, helping to save calories and carbohydrates. Alternatively, Smoothie King's hot 12-ounce beverages help to heat up cold bones and free stacks of cash from blocks of ice. As fingers warm themselves around the cups, a piece of specialty bread quiets appetites; flavors include carrot, zucchini, banana, and chocolate cappuccino.
Beef ‘O’Brady’s grill masters load their menu up with hearty American fare, serving appetite-quelling dishes within a family-friendly Irish sports pub. A basket of traditional or boneless wings ($7.49 for 10) leads off the appetizer menu, digging its fried, crispy cleats into one of 11 sauces, from hot to teriyaki to a stew of pixie tears. The half-pound ‘O’Brady Burger emerges from a long hibernation in a cave of herbs and spices, carrying its blanket of melted provolone cheese ($7.99), and Beef ‘O’Brady’s signature sandwich, the Watterson ($8.99), commemorates one of its first customers with a roast-beef-and-rye portrait smiling from behind a swiss-cheese frame. The lunch menu items sate noontime cravings with soft tacos stuffed with fish ($5.99) and turkey and smoked bacon bench-pressing a soft brioche bun ($7.79).
Upper Deck Tavern serves up American bar staples, such as chicken wings, burgers, and flat iron steaks. Diners can dip chicken fingers in an array of sauces, clasp hands around double-decker burgers with two half-pound patties, or bite into battered fish served with french fries and coleslaw.